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PowerStroke PS142012 Spec Review

The PowerStroke PS142012 is an electric pressure washer offering a maximum water pressure of 2000 PSI and flow of 1.2 GPM. (Read full specs)

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Description

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The PowerStroke PS142012 is a medium duty pressure washer, that provides its users with an all-around versatile cleaning experience, and enables:

  • intense cleaning of tough, paintless surfaces
  • cleaning of painted and fragile surfaces
  • application of 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

The PowerStroke PS142012's aluminum axial pump, powered by a 13 amp motor, can provide a pressure of up to 2000 PSI (approximately 33 times more than a standard garden hose) and a flow of up to 1.2 GPM (values as per PW101-2010). The PowerStroke PS142012 thus has a cleaning power of 2400 Cleaning Units.

As it is an electric pressure washer, the motor of the PS142012 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 PowerStroke PS142012 is very mobile, due to its hand truck design and approximate dimensions of D24 x W18 x H36 in. The robust and sturdy metal frame offers longevity to the assembly. The foam-padded fixed handle adds to the PS142012 convenience of transport, while offering a comfortable grip.

Because the device weighs just 45 lbs, carrying it around is very easy. On top of its light weight, the transportability and easy of use of this model is further improved by the addition of two 10" never-flat wheels.

Main Features

The PowerStroke PS142012's package includes a spray gun, a wand, a pressure hose, 5 nozzles and a detergent injection feature, with a more detailed description below.

  • Soap injection: Detergent storage is ensured by a 1 gal tank. The PowerStroke PS142012 has an automatic soap dilution mechanism, which dilutes the detergent using a 20:1 ratio. When a soap nozzle is connected, the detergent will be added automatically to the water.
  • Pressure hose: This washer comes with an easy-to-connect 25 ft high-pressure hose. But, there is no proper storage solution designed for it (no reel, strap or hook).
  • Spray gun and wand: A side hook enables you to easily store the included classic ergonomic spray gun and its wand.
  • Nozzles: The table below shows you the 5 included nozzles, as well as the surfaces they're the most appropriate for.
 

15°

25

40°

Soap

Turbo
Concrete, brick, masonrySuitableSuitableSuitableSuitableUse with caution
Siding, gutters, houseUse with cautionUse with cautionSuitableSuitableNot recommended
Fencing, deck, patioUse with cautionUse with cautionSuitableSuitableNot recommended
Lawn equipment, boat, RVUse with cautionUse with cautionUse 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

Some of the accessories of the PowerStroke PS142012

Some of the included accessories

  • 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 PowerStroke PS142012's handy storage area lets you store nozzles and accessories, and thus, you’ll be always prepared and have everything necessary for the job at hand.
  • 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 PowerStroke PS142012 comes with wand, pressure hose, spray gun and power cord.

The PowerStroke PS142012's performance versus other pressure washers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how the key specs of the PowerStroke PS142012 compare to similarly priced pressure washers.

  • With a maximum pressure output of 2000 PSI, the PowerStroke PS142012 finds itself in the expected pressure range among electric units that cost between $150 and $210. If you're going after the highest possible power of the water stream, one of the best in this price range is the Sun Joe SPX3000-MAX that can reach up to 2800 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 rinsing away debris most efficiently is your priority, one of the devices with the highest GPM in this price range is the WEN PW21, which can reach up to 1.76 GPM.
  • Amongst similarly priced electric devices, the 2400 Cleaning Units (PSI x GPM) of the PS142012 rank as low. In case you are looking for the highest overall cleaning power, in this price range, one of the current champions is the Realm BY02-BIMK and its 4550 Cleaning Units.

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other electric washers between 2000 and 2500 Cleaning Units, the PowerStroke PS142012 is on the average side of the price range.

Therefore, this pressure washer nicely fits in the expected budget for this kind of cleaning power.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • In the expected price range
  • Good range of nozzles included
  • Automatic detergent dilution
  • Onboard storage
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent PSI for the price
WEAKNESSES:
  • No pressure hose storage
  • Low GPM for the price
  • Low CU for the price

Do you own the PowerStroke PS142012 and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

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Features and Specifications

General
FuelElectric
HandlingHand Truck
WaterCold (104°F max.)
PSI2000
GPM1.2
Cleaning Units2400
Motor13 amp
PumpAxial
Pump materialAluminum
Features
FrameMetal
Soap injectionYes
Soap tank1 gal
Soap dilution20:1
Nozzles15°, 25°, 40°, Soap, Turbo
Quick connect nozzlesYes
Onboard storageYes
Hose25 ft
Hose storageNone
Misc
Dimensions
(D x W x H)
Approx. 24 x 18 x 36 in
Weight45 lbs
Wheels2 wheels, ⌀10", never flat
Included accessoriesWand, spray gun, high pressure hose, 35 ft GFCI power cord, 5 nozzles
SecurityTrigger lock
Warranty2 years

Unlike many websites, we did our best to research each of the specs above. That being said, we are not immune to making the occasional mistake or omission. Should you notice any missing or incorrect values, don't hesitate to suggest improvements so we can address the issue.

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About PowerStroke

PowerStroke is a brand name of outdoor power equipment owned by the parent company, Techtronic Industries Company Limited, (TTi) founded in 1985 and based in Hong Kong, with subsidiary offices in Anderson, South Carolina. TTi designs, manufactures, and markets many different brands of power tools worldwide. The PowerStroke line of tools includes pressure washers, generators, corded electric/battery powered drills, sanders, and heat guns.

Warranty Information

The PowerStroke PS142012 is covered under a warranty for up to 2 years. This warranty may be limited and may not cover all parts of the unit.
For more information about the warranty of PowerStroke pressure washers, please consult PowerStroke's warranty policies (opens in a new tab). Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support: 1-877-617-3501.

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