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NorthStar 1571102 - Spec Breakdown

The NorthStar 1571102 is an electric pressure washer offering a maximum water pressure of 2000 PSI and flow of 1.5 GPM. (Read full specs)

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Price history for the NorthStar 1571102
Latest updates:
  • $1,199.99 - January 6, 2022
  • $1,079.99 - January 4, 2022
  • $1,199.99 - November 28, 2021
  • $1,129.99 - November 11, 2021
  • $979.99 - November 9, 2021
  • $1,079.99 - October 14, 2021
  • $1,049.99 - September 9, 2021
  • $1,079.99 - September 2, 2021
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Since: September 2, 2021
  • Highest Price: $1,199.99 - November 28, 2021
  • Lowest Price: $979.99 - November 9, 2021

Features and Specifications

General
FuelElectric
HandlingWheelbarrow
WaterCold (140°F max.)
PSI2000
GPM1.5
Cleaning Units3000
Motor20 amp
PumpCAT 4DX Triplex
Features
FrameSteel
Soap injectionVia siphon hose
Nozzles15°, 25°, 40°, Soap
Quick connect nozzlesYes
Onboard storageYes
Hose25 ft
Hose storageHooks
Misc
Dimensions
(L x W x H)
Approx. 40.3 x 26 x 23.8 in
Weight105 lbs
Pressure controlValve
Wheels2 wheels, ⌀10", never flat
Included accessoriesOil, wand, spray gun, high pressure hose, soap hose, 36 ft GFCI power cord, 4 nozzles
SecurityTrigger lock and thermal relief valve
Warranty10 years

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Description

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In summary, the NorthStar 1571102 is a medium duty pressure washer, that offers an all-around versatile cleaning experience, and also:

  • thorough cleaning of hard, paint-free surfaces
  • cleaning of painted and frail surfaces
  • applying detergent and cleaning solutions

The following sections will present you in detail its power characteristics and design, its main features and all the additional features it has to offer.

Power

Using a 20 amp motor, its triplex pump delivers a pressure of up to 2000 PSI (roughly 33 times more than a standard garden hose) and a flow of up to 1.5 GPM (values claimed by the manufacturer). Together, the values result in a cleaning power of 3000 Cleaning Units.

Being an electric pressure washer, the NorthStar 1571102's motor can be easily started by a convenient ON/OFF switch. The unit is ready-to-use with peace of mind, thanks to the included 36 ft GFCI cord.

Design & Handling

The wheelbarrow design of the NorthStar 1571102 grants mobility and stability to the unit. Its sturdy steel frame provides longevity to the assembly. The reversible handle offers further versatility, as its different positions make the unit less bulky when stored.

With a weight of 105 lbs, the model is not lightweight. Therefore, it may be challenging to manually carry it around and transport it. Its motor, the triplex pump and steel frame add up to a large chunk of the device's weight. However, the unit is mobile thanks to its two 10" never-flat wheels, which add to its movability and allow it to be manipulated smoothly on the job.

Main Features

Along with the NorthStar 1571102 itself, the package also includes a spray gun, a wand, a pressure hose, 4 nozzles and a detergent injection feature, which are discussed in further detail below.

  • Soap injection: While the device doesn't feature a soap tank, detergent supply is ensured by a siphon hose. The detergent is automatically added to the water when a soap nozzle is connected.
  • Pressure hose: Using a set of convenient hooks, the included 25 ft high-pressure hose can be easily stored on the unit when it is not running.
  • Spray gun and wand: Both the classic ergonomic spray gun and its wand may be conveniently stored in a side hook.
  • Nozzles: The 4 nozzles included with the device, and the respective surfaces which they’re the most suitable for, are shown in the following table.
 

15°

25°

40°

Soap
Concrete, brick, masonrySuitableSuitableSuitableSuitable
Siding, gutters, houseUse with cautionUse with cautionSuitableSuitable
Fencing, deck, patioUse with cautionUse with cautionSuitableSuitable
Lawn equipment, boat, RVUse with cautionUse with cautionUse with cautionSuitable

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

  • Total Stop System (TSS): This feature automatically shuts off the pressure washer when the trigger is not engaged, to prolong the pump's lifespan.
  • Onboard storage: The NorthStar 1571102 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) and a thermal relief valve (which helps to prevent internal pump damage).
  • Accessories: On top of an owner's manual and the usual documentation to get you swiftly started, the NorthStar 1571102 also comes with soap hose, spray gun, wand, pressure hose, power cord and oil.

The NorthStar 1571102's performance versus other pressure washers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how the key specs of the NorthStar 1571102 compare to similarly priced pressure washers.

  • The NorthStar 1571102, a device which can produce up to 2000 PSI, is on the lower end of the pressure spectrum, among the electric pressure washers in the $800-1400 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 NorthStar 1571103 that can reach up to 3000 PSI.
  • In the aforementioned price range, this washer, with 1.5 GPM (gallons per minute), is placed on the lower end of the GPM scale. If you’re after the highest rinsing efficiency, one of the units with the highest water flow in the current price range is the NorthStar 1571103, that can deliver up to 2.5 GPM.
  • The 1571102 ranks as below average in terms of Cleaning Units, compared to electric devices in its price range, reaching only a value of 3000 CU (PSI x GPM). In case you are looking for the highest overall cleaning power, in this price range, one of the current champions is the NorthStar 1571103 and its 7500 Cleaning Units.

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other electric washers between 3000 and 3500 Cleaning Units, the NorthStar 1571102 is on the expensive side of the price range.

While certainly not the cheapest of its cleaning power range, purchasing it could most likely also mean enjoying the reliability of a high-end product.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • Triplex pump
  • Designed to be stable
  • Good range of nozzles included
  • Onboard storage
  • Several security features
  • 10 year (limited) warranty
WEAKNESSES:
  • On the expensive side
  • No soap tank
  • Low PSI for the price
  • Low GPM for the price
  • Low CU for the price

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About NorthStar

The NorthStar brand of outdoor power equipment is owned and distributed by the Northern Tool company, which was founded in 1981 in Minnesota, USA. The brand includes log splitters, generators, pressure washers, and air compressors. Though many of the components are manufactured in Northern Tool’s factory in China, NorthStar pressure washers are engineered, assembled, and tested in America, and powered by Honda engines. They include hot water, cold water, and soft-wash systems, along with many accessories. NorthStar brand products make up a large percentage of Northern Tool's product line.

Warranty Information

The NorthStar 1571102 is covered under a warranty for up to 10 years. This warranty may be limited and may not cover all parts of the unit.
For more information about the warranty of NorthStar pressure washers, please contact the NorthStar Customer Support: 1-800-270-0810.

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