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PowerStroke PS80544B Spec Review

The PowerStroke PS80544B is a gas-powered pressure washer offering a maximum water pressure of 3100 PSI and flow of 2.5 GPM. (Read full specs)

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Description

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The PowerStroke PS80544B is a heavy duty, commercial pressure washer, that provides its users with an all-around versatile cleaning experience, and enables:

  • spot cleaning of hard, unpainted surfaces and high-reach cleaning
  • cleaning of painted and frail surfaces
  • applying detergent and cleaning solutions

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

Power

The PowerStroke PS80544B's axial cam pump, powered by a powerful 212 cc engine, can provide a pressure of up to 3100 PSI (approximately 52 times more than a standard garden hose) and a flow of up to 2.5 GPM (values as per PW101-2010). The PowerStroke PS80544B thus has a cleaning power of 7750 Cleaning Units.

The engine of this gas-powered pressure washer gets started by a classic pull-start mechanism.

A fuel tank with a maximum capacity of 0.66 gallon is used to store gasoline.

Design & Handling

With its hand truck design and approximate dimensions of D21 x W20 x H37 in, the PowerStroke PS80544B provides great mobility. Its sturdy steel tubing frame provides longevity to the assembly. The foam-padded fixed handle adds to the PS80544B convenience of transport, while offering a comfortable grip.

Most users can maneuver this model easily, as it weighs just 70 lbs. Its 212 cc engine and steel tubing frame all add up to a substantial part of that weight. Since the PS80544B has a set of two 12" never-flat wheels, it is still easily maneuvered and manipulated.

Main Features

The PowerStroke PS80544B comes with a spray gun, a wand, a pressure hose, 4 nozzles and a detergent injection feature, which are detailed below.

  • Soap injection: Detergent storage is ensured by a 1 gal tank. The PowerStroke PS80544B features an automatic soap dilution mechanism, that will dilute your detergent with a 20:1 ratio. If a soap nozzle is attached, the device will proceed to add the detergent to the water automatically.
  • 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.
 


25°

40°

Soap
Concrete, brick, masonryUse with cautionSuitableSuitableSuitable
Siding, gutters, houseNot recommendedUse with cautionSuitableSuitable
Fencing, deck, patioNot recommendedUse with cautionSuitableSuitable
Lawn equipment, boat, RVNot recommendedUse 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

Some of the accessories of the PowerStroke PS80544B

Some of the included accessories

  • Onboard storage: Stay prepared for any job with PowerStroke PS80544B's handy storage area, which allows you to neatly store any nozzles and accessories which you may need for the job.
  • 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: Besides the usual owner's manual (opens in a new tab) and documentation to get you promptly started, the PowerStroke PS80544B comes with spray gun, funnel, wand, pressure hose and oil.
  • Emissions: The PowerStroke PS80544B is CARB-compliant, and you may buy or sell it any of the 50 states, including California.

The PowerStroke PS80544B's performance versus other pressure washers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how the key specs of the PowerStroke PS80544B compare to similarly priced pressure washers.

  • Able to deliver a maximum pressure of 3100 PSI, the PowerStroke PS80544B is one of the gas-powered products that produce an above average water pressure, in the $240 to $300 price range. As for the device with the most powerful water stream, in this price range, one of the top products is the Rainier RPX3200 with 3200 PSI.
  • As this washer can produce a flow of water of 2.5 GPM (gallons per minute), it is average in terms of water volume for the above-mentioned 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 Excell EPW2123100, which can reach up to 2.8 GPM.
  • With a rather impressive value of 7750 Cleaning Units (PSI x GPM), the PS80544B has a higher cleaning efficiency compared to similarly priced devices. In case you are looking for the highest overall cleaning power, in this price range, one of the current champions is the Excell EPW2123100 and its 8680 Cleaning Units.

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other gas-powered washers between 7500 and 8000 Cleaning Units, the PowerStroke PS80544B 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
  • Good range of nozzles included
  • Automatic detergent dilution
  • Onboard storage
  • Several security features
  • CARB-compliant
  • High PSI for the price
  • High CU for the price
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent GPM for the price
WEAKNESSES:
  • The PowerStroke PS80544B doesn't have any notably low specs.

Do you own the PowerStroke PS80544B and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

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Features and Specifications

General
FuelGas-Powered
HandlingHand Truck
WaterCold (104°F max.)
PSI3100
GPM2.5
Cleaning Units7750
Engine212 cc OHV 4-stroke
PumpHimore Axial Cam
Features
FrameSteel tubing
Soap injectionYes
Soap tank1 gal
Soap dilution20:1
Nozzles0°, 25°, 40°, Soap
Quick connect nozzlesYes
Onboard storageYes
Hose25 ft
Hose storageHooks
Misc
Dimensions
(D x W x H)
Approx. 21 x 20 x 37 in
Weight70 lbs
Wheels2 wheels, ⌀12", never flat
Included accessoriesOil, funnel, wand, spray gun, high pressure hose, 4 nozzles
SecurityTrigger lock and thermal relief valve
EmissionsCARB
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 PS80544B 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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