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Ryobi RY80942 Spec Review

The Ryobi RY80942 is a gas-powered pressure washer offering a maximum water pressure of 3300 PSI and flow of 2.3 GPM. (Read full specs)

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Ryobi RY80942 3300PSI Gas Pressure Washer
Ryobi RY80942 3300PSI Gas Pressure Washer
Ryobi RY80942 3300PSI Gas Pressure Washer
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Description

The RYOBI 3300 PSI Pressure Washer is engineered to handle even your toughest jobs. With a powerful HONDA™ 187 cc gasoline engine, this RYOBI Pressure Washer delivers 3300 PSI of force for quick cleaning of driveways, decks, windows and other areas around the house. (source: Ryobi (opens in a new tab))

Zoom on the Ryobi RY80942

The Ryobi RY80942 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 or high reach areas
  • cleaning of painted and fragile surfaces
  • application of detergent and cleaning solutions

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

Power

The Ryobi RY80942 in use

The Ryobi RY80942

Using a 187 cc engine, its aluminum axial cam pump delivers a pressure of up to 3300 PSI (roughly 55 times more than a standard garden hose) and a flow of up to 2.3 GPM (values as per PW101-2010). Together, the values result in a cleaning power of 7590 Cleaning Units.

A classic pull-start mechanism is responsible for starting the gas-powered pressure washer’s Honda GCV190 engine.

Gasoline is stored in a fuel tank with a maximum capacity of 0.25 gallon.

Design & Handling

The Ryobi RY80942 offers superb mobility, with a hand truck design and approximate dimensions of D24 x W17.5 x H39 in. The robust and sturdy metal frame offers longevity to the assembly. The folding handle enhances its mobility, while allowing for a convenient storage.

The majority of users will be able to maneuver this unit easily, it only weighs 68 lbs. Its 187 cc Honda GCV190 engine and metal frame all add up to a substantial part of that weight. But, as the RY80942 does have a set of two 12" wheels, it can be easily maneuvered and manipulated.

Main Features

The Ryobi RY80942 in use

The Ryobi RY80942

The Ryobi RY80942 comes with a spray gun, a wand, a pressure hose, a 5-in-1 nozzle and a detergent injection feature, which are detailed below.

  • Soap injection: Detergent storage is ensured by a dedicated tank. The detergent is diluted with a 20:1 ratio by the Ryobi RY80942's automatic soap dilution mechanism. Detergent is automatically added to the water when "soap" is selected on the 5-in-1 nozzle.
  • Pressure hose: The included 50 ft high-pressure hose can be neatly stored on the unit when idle thanks to a set of easy-to-use straps.
  • Spray gun and wand: The included classic ergonomic spray gun and its wand can be easily stored in a side hook.
  • Nozzle: a 5-in-1 nozzle is included.

    Ryobi's 5-in-1 nozzle Ryobi's 5-in-1 nozzle offers five spray pattern settings (0°, 25°, 40°, short-range soap, long-range soap). Selection of a specific spray pattern is made by simply rotating the spray selector to the desired setting.

Other Features

Some of the accessories of the Ryobi RY80942

Some of the included accessories

  • Onboard storage: The Ryobi RY80942 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 thermal relief valve (which helps to prevent internal pump damage) and a trigger lock mechanism (which prevents accidental operation).
  • Accessories: Included with the Ryobi RY80942 are also the owner's manual (opens in a new tab) and some basic documentation to get you promptly started, along with several accessories, such as oil, wand, spray gun and pressure hose.
  • Emissions: The Ryobi RY80942 is EPA-approved and CARB-compliant. Thus, selling and purchasing this pressure washer is allowed in each of the 50 states, including California.

Product Video

The Ryobi RY80942's performance versus other pressure washers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how the key specs of the Ryobi RY80942 compare to similarly priced pressure washers.

  • The Ryobi RY80942, reaching a PSI of up to 3300, is one of the more powerful gas-powered units in $400-500 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 DeWalt DXPW3625 that can reach up to 3600 PSI.
  • This washer, with a GPM of 2.3 (gallons per minute) has a somewhat lower water flows value compared to devices in its price range. If being able to rinse away debris as efficiently as possible is your priority, one of the products with the highest GPM in this price range is the Lifan LFQ3370E, with 3 GPM.
  • The RY80942's Cleaning Units, 7590 CU (PSI x GPM), fall into the lower end when compared to gas-powered devices of similar price. When it comes to the highest overall cleaning power in the current price range, one of the products at the very top currently is the Lifan LFQ3370E and its 9900 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 Ryobi RY80942 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
  • Honda engine
  • Automatic detergent dilution
  • Onboard storage
  • Several security features
  • CARB-compliant
  • High PSI for the price
WEAKNESSES:
  • No electric start
  • No additional pressure control
  • Low GPM for the price
  • Low CU for the price

Do you own the Ryobi RY80942 and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

Let us know and write your own review.

Features and Specifications

General
FuelGas-Powered
HandlingHand Truck
WaterCold (104°F max.)
PSI3300
GPM2.3
Cleaning Units7590
Engine187 cc Honda GCV190 OHV 4-stroke
PumpAxial Cam
Pump materialAluminum
Features
FrameMetal
Soap injectionYes
Soap tankYes
Soap dilution20:1
Nozzles5-in-1
Quick connect nozzlesYes
Onboard storageYes
Hose50 ft
Hose storageStraps
Misc
Dimensions
(D x W x H)
Approx. 24 x 17.5 x 39 in
Weight68 lbs
Pressure controlNo
Wheels2 wheels, ⌀12"
Included accessoriesOil, wand, spray gun, high pressure hose, 5-in-1 nozzle
SecurityTrigger lock and thermal relief valve
EmissionsCARB, EPA
Warranty3 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.

About Ryobi

Ryobi Seisakusho Co. (now simply Ryobi) is a Japanese company founded in 1943, with power tool manufacturing beginning in 1968. In January 2018, the power tools division was sold to the Kyocera Corporation, though still retaining the Ryobi brand name. It continues to be a popular brand of cordless battery-powered, corded electric, and gas-powered outdoor equipment. One of its 12 international manufacturing facilities is in Shelbyville, Indiana USA. In the US and Canada, Ryobi tools and outdoor power equipment are distributed primarily through Home Depot stores.

Warranty Information

The Ryobi RY80942 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 Ryobi pressure washers, please consult Ryobi's warranty policies (opens in a new tab). Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support: 1-800-860-4050.

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