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Craftsman CMEPW1800 - 1800 PSI 1.2 GPM Electric Pressure Washer

The Craftsman CMEPW1800 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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  • $139.00 - June 7, 2024
  • $99.00 - April 26, 2024
  • $119.00 - February 6, 2024
  • $139.00 - January 24, 2024
  • $129.00 - January 23, 2024
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Since: January 23, 2024
  • Highest Price: $139.00 - January 24, 2024
  • Lowest Price: $99.00 - April 26, 2024

Features and Specifications

FuelElectric
HandlingPortable
WaterCold
PSI1800
GPM1.2
Cleaning Units2160
Motor13 amp, universal
PumpAxial Cam
FramePlastic
Soap injectionVia foam cannon
Nozzles40°, Turbo
Quick connect nozzlesYes
Onboard storageYes
Hose20 ft, ⌀1/4
Hose storageNone
Dimensions
(L x W x H)
Approx. 18.3 x 10.3 x 11.3 in
Weight17.6 lbs
WheelsNo
Included accessoriesWand, spray gun, high pressure hose, foam cannon, 35 ft GFCI power cord, 2 nozzles
SecurityTrigger lock
Warranty3 years

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Description

Zoom on the Craftsman CMEPW1800

In a nutshell, the Craftsman CMEPW1800 is a light duty pressure washer that allows:

  • delicate surface cleaning, andbroad area cleaning with reduced pressure
  • using cleaning solutions, and rinsing surfaces to remove residue
  • spot cleaning of hard, unpainted surfaces, and removing stubborn stains

Its power characteristics and design, its main features and all its additional features are presented ahead.

Power

Utilizing a 13-amp universal motor, this machine's axial cam pump can deliver a pressure of 1800 PSI (around 30 times stronger than a standard garden hose) and a flow rate of up to 1.2 GPM (CETA-certified values). Thus, the Craftsman CMEPW1800 achieves a cleaning power of 2160 Cleaning Units.

As an electric pressure washer, the CMEPW1800's motor is effortlessly activated with a simple ON/OFF switch, ensuring convenient operation. The unit is ready-to-use with peace of mind, thanks to the included 35 ft GFCI cord.

Design & Handling

With a portable design and approximate dimensions of L18.3 x W10.3 x H11.3 in, the Craftsman CMEPW1800 stands out for its focus on mobility. The handle adds to the CMEPW1800 convenience of transport. The handle is securely embedded within the frame, ensuring reliable durability and preventing any potential separation.

This unit's weight of 17.6 lbs makes it a breeze to carry around, perfect for on-the-go cleaning tasks. Its plastic frame plays a role in ensuring its lightweight profile. Despite the lack of wheels, the CMEPW1800's light weight makes transportation manageable.

Main Features

The Craftsman CMEPW1800 comes with a spray gun, a wand, a pressure hose, 2 nozzles and a detergent addition feature, which are detailed below.

  • Soap addition: Detergent is added to the water at the exit, by attaching the included foam cannon to the end of the wand.
  • Pressure hose: An easy-to-connect 20 ft ⌀1/4" high-pressure hose is included with the unit. However, it doesn't feature any proper storage solution for it (no reel, strap or hook).
  • Spray gun and wand: Both the classic ergonomic spray gun and its wand may be conveniently stored in a side hook.
  • Nozzles: Refer to the table below for details on the 2 included nozzles and their recommended surface applications.

40°

Turbo
Concrete, brick, masonrySuitableUse with caution
Siding, gutters, houseSuitableNot recommended
Fencing, deck, patioSuitableNot recommended
Lawn equipment, boat, RVUse with cautionNot recommended

Important: The nozzle shapes shown above are for illustrative purposes and may vary. Symbols denote suitability, with a red cross indicating 'Not recommended,' a green check for 'Suitable,' and an orange check for 'Use with caution.'

Other Features

  • Onboard storage: The Craftsman CMEPW1800 allows you to be always fully prepared, as it features a handy storage area, where nozzles and accessories can be stored.
  • Safety: Safety of operation is enhanced by a trigger lock mechanism (which prevents accidental operation).
  • Accessories: Besides the usual owner's manual (opens in a new tab) and documentation to get you promptly started, the Craftsman CMEPW1800 comes with foam cannon (to add cleaning solutions to the water), wand, spray gun, power cord and pressure hose.

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The Craftsman CMEPW1800's performance versus other pressure washers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how the key specs of the Craftsman CMEPW1800 compare to similarly priced pressure washers.

  • The Craftsman CMEPW1800, a device which can produce up to 1800 PSI, is on the lower end of the pressure spectrum, among the electric pressure washers in the $120-150 price range. If you're going after the highest possible power of the water stream, one of the best in this price range is the Westinghouse ePX3100 that can reach up to 2300 PSI.
  • Compared to other products in the price range noted above, this washer, boasting 1.2 GPM, sits on the lower side of potential water flow. When it comes to efficiently rinsing away debris, one standout option within this price range is the Sun Joe SPX2688-MAX, delivering an impressive 1.8 GPM.
  • The 2160 Cleaning Units (PSI X GPM), of the CMEPW1800 sit at an average, in reference to other electric units of similar price. For those placing importance on maximum cleaning power, the Pulsar PWE2001V and its 3200 Cleaning Units offer one of the highest cleaning efficiencies among units in the same price range.

Price comparison

As you can see from these interactive charts, when compared to other electric washers between 2000 and 2500 Cleaning Units, the Craftsman CMEPW1800 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
  • Portable
  • Onboard storage
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent CU for the price
WEAKNESSES:
  • Could include more nozzles
  • No pressure hose storage
  • Low PSI for the price
  • Low GPM for the price

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About Craftsman

Craftsman is a well-known American brand of tools and hardware products, founded in 1927. The brand's products are manufactured primarily in the United States and are designed to meet the needs of DIY enthusiasts, homeowners, and professional tradespeople. Over the years, Craftsman has become synonymous with durability, quality, and innovation, delivering products that are built to last and designed to make household and workshop tasks easier and more efficient. The brand's focus on delivering reliable and affordable tools has made it a popular choice among consumers and has established Craftsman as a trusted name in the industry.

Warranty Information

The Craftsman CMEPW1800 is covered under a warranty for up to 3 years. This warranty may be limited and may not cover all parts of the unit.
For more information about the warranty of Craftsman pressure washers, please consult Craftsman's warranty policies (opens in a new tab). Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support: 1-888-331-4569.

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