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Sun Joe SPX9008-PRO Spec Review

The Sun Joe SPX9008-PRO is an electric pressure washer offering a maximum water pressure of 1400 PSI and flow of 1.35 GPM. (Read full specs)

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Sun Joe SPX9008-PRO 1400PSI Electric Pressure Washer
Sun Joe SPX9008-PRO 1400PSI Electric Pressure Washer
Sun Joe SPX9008-PRO 1400PSI Electric Pressure Washer
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Description

Featuring rugged, pro-quality equipment designed for everyday use at the worksite, restaurant, retail store, repair shop and more, Sun Joe’s PRO Series Commercial-Grade Pressure Washer SPX9008-PRO powers through your toughest cleaning tasks and home-improvement projects. (source: Sun Joe (opens in a new tab))
Note: Sun Joe claims that this unit provides 1800 PSI and 1.6 GPM. In fact, the stated PSI value is only at the initial trigger pull, while the stated GPM value is with a nozzle opened to the lowest pressure. Under a typical load, the working pressure is 1400 PSI and the flow is 1.35 GPM.

Zoom on the Sun Joe SPX9008-PRO

In summary, the Sun Joe SPX9008-PRO is a light duty pressure washer, that offers an all-around versatile cleaning experience, and also:

  • spot cleaning of hard, paintless surfaces and reaching far-away areas
  • thorough cleaning of hard, paint-free surfaces
  • cleaning of painted and frail surfaces
  • use of detergent and cleaning solutions

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

Power

The Sun Joe SPX9008-PRO in use

The Sun Joe SPX9008-PRO

The Sun Joe SPX9008-PRO's axial pump, powered by a 13.5 amp motor, can provide a pressure of up to 1400 PSI (approximately 23 times more than a standard garden hose) and a flow of up to 1.35 GPM. The Sun Joe SPX9008-PRO thus has a cleaning power of 1890 Cleaning Units.

The SPX9008-PRO is an electric pressure washer and thus, can be easily started by an ON/OFF switch. The unit is ready-to-use with peace of mind, thanks to the included 35 ft GFCI cord.

Design & Handling

Thanks to its hand truck design and approximate dimensions of D22.3 x W18.3 x H35.4 in, the Sun Joe SPX9008-PRO offers great mobility. The robust and sturdy steel frame offers longevity to the assembly. The foam-padded fixed handle adds to the SPX9008-PRO convenience of transport, while offering a comfortable grip.

Most users can maneuver this model easily, as it weighs just 57.3 lbs. One of the largest contributors to its weight are its motor and its steel frame. But, as the SPX9008-PRO does have a set of two 9.5" wheels, it can be easily maneuvered and manipulated.

Main Features

The Sun Joe SPX9008-PRO in use

The Sun Joe SPX9008-PRO

Along with the Sun Joe SPX9008-PRO 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: Detergent is stored in a removable 1 gal tank. The Sun Joe SPX9008-PRO is not equipped with a soap dilution mechanism, and thus, it is up to the user to ensure the detergent’s correct dilution ratio when using it. The detergent will be added automatically to the water when a soap nozzle is attached.
  • Pressure hose: The included 20 ft high-pressure hose can be neatly stored on the unit when idle thanks to a set of convenient hooks.
  • Spray gun and wand: A side hook allows for an easy storage of the included classic ergonomic spray gun and its wand.
  • Nozzles: The 5 included nozzles, and the respective surfaces they’re appropriate for, are listed in the table below.
 



15°

25°

40°

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

The specs of the Sun Joe SPX9008-PRO

The Sun Joe SPX9008-PRO

  • Onboard storage: The Sun Joe SPX9008-PRO'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) 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 Sun Joe SPX9008-PRO comes with pressure hose, spray gun, power cord, wand and nozzle cleaner.

Product Video

The Sun Joe SPX9008-PRO'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 SPX9008-PRO compare to similarly priced pressure washers.

  • The Sun Joe SPX9008-PRO, a device which can produce up to 1400 PSI, is on the lower end of the pressure spectrum, among the electric pressure washers in the $300-400 price range. As for the device with the most powerful water stream, in this price range, one of the top products is the Powerhorse 157065 with 2200 PSI.
  • In the aforementioned price range, this washer, with 1.35 GPM (gallons per minute), is placed on the lower end of the GPM scale. In case you are looking for a device which can most efficiently rinse away debris in the current price range, the Greenworks GPW2200 has the highest GPM of 2.3.
  • The SPX9008-PRO's Cleaning Units, 1890 CU (PSI x GPM), fall into the lower end when compared to electric devices of similar price. In case you are looking for the highest overall cleaning power, in this price range, one of the current champions is the Greenworks GPW2200 and its 5060 Cleaning Units.

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other electric washers between 1500 and 2000 Cleaning Units, the Sun Joe SPX9008-PRO is on the expensive side of the price range.

While certainly not the cheapest of its cleaning power range, purchasing it could most likely also mean enjoying the reliability of a high-end product.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • Good range of nozzles included
  • Onboard storage
  • Several security features
WEAKNESSES:
  • On the expensive side
  • No detergent dilution mechanism
  • Low PSI for the price
  • Low GPM for the price
  • Low CU for the price

Do you own the Sun Joe SPX9008-PRO and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

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Features and Specifications

General
FuelElectric
HandlingHand Truck
WaterCold (104°F max.)
PSI1400
GPM1.35
Cleaning Units1890
Motor13.5 amp
PumpAxial
Features
FrameSteel
Soap injectionYes
Soap tank1 gal, removable
Soap dilutionNo
Nozzles0°, 15°, 25°, 40°, Soap
Quick connect nozzlesYes
Onboard storageYes
Hose20 ft
Hose storageHooks
Misc
Dimensions
(D x W x H)
Approx. 22.3 x 18.3 x 35.4 in
Weight57.3 lbs
Pressure controlValve
Wheels2 wheels, ⌀9.5"
Included accessoriesNozzle cleaner, wand, spray gun, high pressure hose, 35 ft GFCI power cord, 5 nozzles
SecurityTrigger lock and thermal relief valve
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.

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 SPX9008-PRO 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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