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Stanley SXPW2823 Spec Review

The Stanley SXPW2823 is a gas-powered pressure washer offering a maximum water pressure of 2800 PSI and flow of 2.3 GPM. (Read full specs)

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Description

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In summary, the Stanley SXPW2823 is a medium to heavy duty pressure washer, which provides:

  • spot cleaning of hard, paint-free surfaces and out-of-reach areas
  • intense cleaning of hard, unpainted surfaces
  • cleaning of painted and fragile surfaces
  • applying detergent and cleaning solutions

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

Power

The Stanley SXPW2823 in use

The Stanley SXPW2823

With a 196 cc engine, its axial cam pump delivers a pressure of 2800 PSI (roughly 47 times more than a standard garden hose) and a flow of up to 2.3 GPM (CETA-certified values), resulting in the Stanley SXPW2823's cleaning power of 6440 Cleaning Units.

The Stanley engine of this gas-powered pressure washer relies on an old-school pull-start mechanism to get started.

A fuel tank with a maximum capacity of 0.26 gallon is used to store gasoline.

Design & Handling

The Stanley SXPW2823 is very mobile, due to its hand truck design and approximate dimensions of D22 x W17.8 x H35.5 in. The robust and sturdy welded steel frame offers longevity to the assembly. The handle adds to the SXPW2823 convenience of transport.

Weighing 55.9 lbs, the unit is easy to maneuver by most people. One of the largest contributors to its weight are its 196 cc Stanley engine and its welded steel frame. However, the two 12" never-flat wheels allow the SXPW2823 to be easily manipulated and maneuvered.

Main Features

The Stanley SXPW2823 in use

The Stanley SXPW2823

Along with the Stanley SXPW2823 itself, the package also includes a spray gun, a wand, a pressure hose, 5 nozzles and a detergent injection feature, which are discussed in further detail below.

  • Soap injection: Even though the device doesn't have a soap tank, detergent is supplied by a siphon hose. When a soap nozzle is connected, the detergent will be added automatically to the water.
  • Pressure hose: A neat storage for the included 25 ft ⌀1/4" high-pressure hose is facilitated by a set of convenient hooks.
  • Spray gun and wand: Both the classic ergonomic spray gun and its wand may be conveniently stored in a side hook.
  • Nozzles: The table below shows you the 5 included nozzles, as well as the surfaces they're the most appropriate for.
 


15°

40°

Soap

Turbo
Concrete, brick, masonryUse with cautionSuitableSuitableSuitableUse with caution
Siding, gutters, houseNot recommendedUse with cautionSuitableSuitableNot recommended
Fencing, deck, patioNot recommendedUse with cautionSuitableSuitableNot recommended
Lawn equipment, boat, RVNot recommendedUse 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 Stanley SXPW2823

Some of the included accessories

  • Onboard storage: Stay prepared for any job with Stanley SXPW2823's handy storage area, which allows you to neatly store any nozzles and accessories which you may need for the job.
  • Pressure control: Water pressure can be manually changed, using the adjustable throttle of the trigger gun.
  • 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 (opens in a new tab) and the usual documentation to get you swiftly started, the Stanley SXPW2823 also comes with spray gun, pressure hose, wand and nozzle cleaner.
  • Emissions: The Stanley SXPW2823 is CARB-compliant, and you may buy or sell it any of the 50 states, including California.

The Stanley SXPW2823's performance versus other pressure washers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how the key specs of the Stanley SXPW2823 compare to similarly priced pressure washers.

  • The Stanley SXPW2823, a device which can produce up to 2800 PSI, is on the lower end of the pressure spectrum, among the gas-powered pressure washers in the $300-400 price range. In case you are looking for a device with the highest possible power of its water stream, one of the top achievers in this price range is the Stanley SXPW3425 with a PSI of 3400.
  • When compared to devices in the above-mentioned price range, this washer and its 2.3 GPM (gallons per minute), is on the lower end of the achievable water flow. If you’re after the highest rinsing efficiency, one of the units with the highest water flow in the current price range is the Predator 3100, that can deliver up to 2.8 GPM.
  • Amongst similarly priced gas-powered devices, the 6440 Cleaning Units (PSI x GPM) of the SXPW2823 rank as low. If you are after the highest overall cleaning power, the Briggs & Stratton 20505 with its 9520 Cleaning Units is one of the products that can achieve the highest cleaning efficiency in this price range.

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other gas-powered washers between 6000 and 6500 Cleaning Units, the Stanley SXPW2823 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
  • Onboard storage
  • Several security features
  • CARB-compliant
  • 5 year (limited) warranty
WEAKNESSES:
  • No soap tank
  • Low PSI for the price
  • Low GPM for the price
  • Low CU for the price

Do you own the Stanley SXPW2823 and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

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Features and Specifications

General
FuelGas-Powered
HandlingHand Truck
WaterCold (90°F max.)
PSI2800
GPM2.3
Cleaning Units6440
Engine196 cc Stanley 4-stroke OHC
PumpOEM Technologies™ Axial Cam
Features
FrameWelded steel
Soap injectionVia siphon hose
Nozzles0°, 15°, 40°, Soap, Turbo
Quick connect nozzlesYes
Onboard storageYes
Hose25 ft, ⌀1/4
Hose storageHooks
Misc
Dimensions
(D x W x H)
Approx. 22 x 17.8 x 35.5 in
Weight55.9 lbs
Pressure controlGun
Wheels2 wheels, ⌀12", never flat
Included accessoriesNozzle cleaner, wand, spray gun, high pressure hose, 5 nozzles
SecurityTrigger lock and thermal relief valve
EmissionsCARB
Warranty5 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 Stanley

Founded in 1843 by Frederick Stanley in New Britain, Connecticut, Stanley has become one of the most famous names in hand tools worldwide. The Stanley Works company merged with Black & Decker in March 2010 to form Stanley Black & Decker. Building on its reputation for the quality and reliability of its manual hand tools, the company has also branched out into electric tools and outdoor power equipment, such as pressure washers and wet-dry vacuums. By using technology and innovation, the company is committed to the continued production of quality products in an environmentally sustainable way.

Warranty Information

The Stanley SXPW2823 is covered under a warranty for up to 5 years. This warranty may be limited and may not cover all parts of the unit.
For more information about the warranty of Stanley pressure washers, please contact the Stanley Customer Support: 1-877-362-4271.

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