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Sun Joe SPX2866-MAX Spec Review

The Sun Joe SPX2866-MAX is an electric pressure washer offering a maximum water pressure of 2050 PSI and flow of 1.8 GPM. (Read full specs)

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Description

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The Sun Joe SPX2866-MAX is a medium duty pressure washer, and enables:

  • spot cleaning of hard, paint-free surfaces and out-of-reach areas
  • thorough cleaning of hard, paint-free surfaces
  • cleaning of painted or delicate surfaces

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

Power

Using a 13 amp universal motor, its axial pump delivers a pressure of up to 2050 PSI (roughly 34 times more than a standard garden hose) and a flow of up to 1.8 GPM (values as per CSA testing standards). Together, the values result in a cleaning power of 3690 Cleaning Units.

Being an electric pressure washer, the Sun Joe SPX2866-MAX'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 35 ft GFCI cord.

Design & Handling

With its portable design and approximate dimensions of D12 x W14 x H30 in, the Sun Joe SPX2866-MAX makes mobility one of its core strengths. The handle adds to the SPX2866-MAX convenience of transport.

The unit can be very easily carried around, as it weighs just 21.4 lbs. This is, in part, thanks to its plastic frame, which allows it to remain as lightweight as possible. As if this lightweight wasn't enough, the device also features two solid wheels to further improve its ease of use and of transport.

Main Features

The Sun Joe SPX2866-MAX's package includes a spray gun, a wand, a pressure hose, 3 nozzles and a detergent addition feature, with a more detailed description below.

  • Soap addition: Detergent is added to the water at the exit, by attaching the included foam cannon to the end of the wand.
  • Pressure hose: Using a set of convenient hooks, the included 20 ft high-pressure hose can be easily stored on the unit when it is not running.
  • Spray gun and wand: The included classic ergonomic spray gun and its wand can be easily stored in a side hook.
  • Nozzles: The table below shows you the 3 included nozzles, as well as the surfaces they're the most appropriate for.
 


15°

40°
Concrete, brick, masonryUse with cautionSuitableSuitable
Siding, gutters, houseNot recommendedUse with cautionSuitable
Fencing, deck, patioNot recommendedUse with cautionSuitable
Lawn equipment, boat, RVNot recommendedUse with cautionUse with caution

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 Sun Joe SPX2866-MAX

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 Sun Joe SPX2866-MAX'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 and documentation to get you promptly started, the Sun Joe SPX2866-MAX comes with pressure hose, foam cannon (to add cleaning solutions to the water), power cord, spray gun, nozzle cleaner, wand and garden hose adapter.

The Sun Joe SPX2866-MAX's performance versus other pressure washers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how the key specs of the Sun Joe SPX2866-MAX compare to similarly priced pressure washers.

Note: Even though we couldn’t list its price on this page, our research indicates that some brick-and-mortar retailers sell this unit around $160.

  • With 2050 PSI, the Sun Joe SPX2866-MAX ranks as one that can reach an above average pressure, amongst the electric products that cost between $140 and $170. 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 Realm BY03-VBP-WTR with a PSI of 2400.
  • With a maximum GPM of 1.8 (gallons per minute), this washer belongs to the best in terms of water flow, in its respective price range.
  • The SPX2866-MAX, with its 3690 Cleaning Units (PSI x GPM) sits at the high end of the cleaning efficiency spectrum, when compared to other devices of similar price. If you are after the highest overall cleaning power, the Realm BY03-VBP-WTR with its 4200 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 electric washers between 3500 and 4000 Cleaning Units, the Sun Joe SPX2866-MAX 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
  • Portable
  • Onboard storage
  • High PSI for the price
  • High GPM for the price
  • High CU for the price
WEAKNESSES:
  • Could include more nozzles

Do you own the Sun Joe SPX2866-MAX and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

Let us know and write your own review.

Features and Specifications

General
FuelElectric
HandlingPortable
WaterCold
PSI (max/rated)2050/1600
GPM (max/rated)1.8/1.1
Cleaning Units3690
Motor13 amp, universal
PumpAxial
Features
FramePlastic
Soap injectionVia foam cannon
Nozzles0°, 15°, 40°
Quick connect nozzlesYes
Onboard storageYes
Hose20 ft
Hose storageHooks
Misc
Dimensions
(D x W x H)
Approx. 12 x 14 x 30 in
Weight21.4 lbs
Wheels2 wheels, solid
Included accessoriesNozzle cleaner, wand, spray gun, high pressure hose, foam cannon, garden hose adapter, 35 ft GFCI power cord, 3 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 Sun Joe

Sun Joe is the brand that the parent Snow Joe Company uses to market its line of summertime outdoor power equipment. Founded in 1994 in Edison, NJ, Snow Joe + Sun Joe has consistently supplied do-it-yourselfers with quality corded electric and battery-powered tools for home and gardening needs. The company strives to be ecologically friendly and prides itself on innovation and low-cost solutions. Their range of products includes snow throwers, lawn mowers, pressure washers, and trimmers. The design team is located in Carlstadt, NJ, while the manufacturing facilities are located in China, India, Taiwan, Japan, as well as in the USA.

Warranty Information

The Sun Joe SPX2866-MAX 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 Sun Joe pressure washers, please consult Sun Joe's warranty policies (opens in a new tab). Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support: 1-866-SNOWJOE (866-766-9563).

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