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Briggs & Stratton 20680 - Spec Breakdown

The Briggs & Stratton 20680 is an electric pressure washer offering a maximum water pressure of 1800 PSI and flow of 1.2 GPM. (Read full specs)

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  • $84.29 - December 28, 2021
  • $103.60 - December 27, 2021
  • $94.02 - December 26, 2021
  • $110.09 - December 25, 2021
  • $99.75 - December 25, 2021
  • $113.35 - December 24, 2021
  • $116.60 - December 23, 2021
  • $119.85 - December 23, 2021
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Since: December 18, 2021
  • Highest Price: $129.60 - December 19, 2021
  • Lowest Price: $84.29 - December 28, 2021

Features and Specifications

General
FuelElectric
HandlingHand Truck
WaterCold (100°F max.)
PSI1800
GPM1.2
Cleaning Units2160
Motor13 amp, universal
PumpAxial (wobble plate)
Features
FrameWelded steel
Soap injectionYes
Soap tank0.5 gal, removable
Soap dilutionNo
Nozzles15°, Soap, Turbo
Quick connect nozzlesYes
Onboard storageYes
Hose25 ft, ⌀1/4
Hose storageStraps
Misc
Dimensions
(D x W x H)
Approx. 15.5 x 18.8 x 35 in
Weight31.5 lbs
Wheels2 wheels, ⌀7"
Included accessoriesNozzle cleaner, wand, spray gun, high pressure hose, 35 ft GFCI power cord, 3 nozzles
SecurityTrigger lock
Warranty1 year

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Description

Zoom on the Briggs & Stratton 20680

In a nutshell, the Briggs & Stratton 20680 is a light duty pressure washer that allows:

  • intense cleaning of hard, unpainted surfaces
  • applying detergent and cleaning solutions
  • intense cleaning of hard surfaces

Ahead are presented its power characteristics and design, its main features and any other additional features.

Power

The Briggs & Stratton 20680 in use

The Briggs & Stratton 20680

Its axial (wobble plate) pump, which utilizes a 13 amp universal motor, may deliver a pressure of up to 1800 PSI (almost 30 times more than a standard garden hose) and a flow of up to 1.2 GPM. These values correspond to a cleaning power of 2160 Cleaning Units.

As it is an electric pressure washer, the motor of the 20680 gets easily started by a simple ON/OFF switch. The unit is ready-to-use with peace of mind, thanks to the included 35 ft GFCI cord.

Design & Handling

The Briggs & Stratton 20680 is very mobile, due to its hand truck design and approximate dimensions of D15.5 x W18.8 x H35 in. The strong welded steel frame assures assembly longevity. The rubber-padded fixed handle adds to the 20680 convenience of transport, while offering a comfortable grip.

The unit can be very easily carried around, as it weighs just 31.5 lbs. On top of its light weight, the transportability and easy of use of this model is further improved by the addition of two 7" wheels.

Main Features

Along with the Briggs & Stratton 20680 itself, the package also includes a spray gun, a wand, a pressure hose, 3 nozzles and a detergent injection feature, which are discussed in further detail below.

  • Soap injection: Detergent is stored in a removable 0.5 gal tank. As the Briggs & Stratton 20680 doesn’t include a soap dilution mechanism, the user must provide a correctly diluted detergent before proceeding to use it. If a soap nozzle is attached, the device will proceed to add the detergent to the water automatically.
  • Pressure hose: The 25 ft ⌀1/4" high-pressure hose, which is included with the device, can be stored neatly on the unit itself when idle, using a set of easy-to-use straps.
  • Spray gun and wand: A side hook allows for an easy storage of the included classic ergonomic spray gun and its wand.
  • Nozzles: The table below shows you the 3 included nozzles, as well as the surfaces they're the most appropriate for.
 

15°

Soap

Turbo
Concrete, brick, masonrySuitableSuitableUse with caution
Siding, gutters, houseUse with cautionSuitableNot recommended
Fencing, deck, patioUse with cautionSuitableNot recommended
Lawn equipment, boat, RVUse with cautionSuitableNot recommended

Note: The shape of the nozzles above is for illustration purposes only and may differ.
Red cross: Not recommended. Green check: Suitable. Orange check: Use with caution.

Other Features

  • Onboard storage: The Briggs & Stratton 20680 features a handy storage area, which allows you to neatly store nozzles and accessories and be always prepared by having everything needed at hand.
  • Safety: Safety of operation is enhanced by a trigger lock mechanism (which prevents accidental operation).
  • Accessories: The Briggs & Stratton 20680 comes with an owner's manual (opens in a new tab) and some basic documentation to get you quickly started. On top of that, you also get nozzle cleaner, pressure hose, power cord, wand and spray gun.

The Briggs & Stratton 20680's performance versus other pressure washers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how the key specs of the Briggs & Stratton 20680 compare to similarly priced pressure washers.

  • Reaching a 1800 PSI max pressure output, the Briggs & Stratton 20680 has an expected pressure value, compared to the other electric units in the $70 to $100 price range. If the highest possible power of the water stream is your priority, one of the champions in this price range is the WEN PW22 with 2100 PSI.
  • This washer, with a GPM of 1.2 (gallons per minute) has a somewhat lower water flow value compared to devices in its price range. If you’re after the highest rinsing efficiency, one of the units with the highest water flow in the current price range is the Sun Joe SPX2688-MAX, that can deliver up to 1.8 GPM.
  • The 20680's Cleaning Units, 2160 CU (PSI x GPM), fall into the lower end when compared to electric devices of similar price. If you are after the highest overall cleaning power, the Sun Joe SPX2688-MAX with its 3690 Cleaning Units is one of the products that can achieve the highest cleaning efficiency in this price range.

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other electric washers between 2000 and 2500 Cleaning Units, the Briggs & Stratton 20680 is on the cheap side of the price range.

It can therefore be a really good buy if you're looking to acquire a budget pressure washer.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • Inexpensive
  • Onboard storage
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent PSI for the price
WEAKNESSES:
  • Could include more nozzles
  • No detergent dilution mechanism
  • Low GPM for the price
  • Low CU for the price

Do you own the Briggs & Stratton 20680 and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

Let us know and write your own review.

About Briggs & Stratton

Founded in 1908 with an informal agreement between inventor Stephen F. Briggs and investor Harold F. Stratton, this company has become one of the most recognized names in the small engine manufacturing world. Headquartered in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA, the company has manufacturing facilities in five continents. Beginning in the early 2000's, Briggs & Stratton began to acquire other companies such as Generac Portable Power Systems and Simplicity, thereby expanding into the ownership of manufacturing not just engines, but portable outdoor power equipment such as generators, pressure washers, and other home products.

Warranty Information

The Briggs & Stratton 20680 is covered under a warranty for up to 1 year. This warranty may be limited and may not cover all parts of the unit.
For more information about the warranty of Briggs & Stratton pressure washers, please consult Briggs & Stratton's warranty policies (opens in a new tab). Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support: 1-800-743-4115.

Briggs & Stratton 20680
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    Agreed with weaknesses in the bottom line review, plus why does the water pressure decease, surge at times requiring to stop the machine and restart. It would be nice if a more flexible hose used to deliver water to the nozzle in its design.

    + PROS: In price range.
    - CONS: Short on performance and features.
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