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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 1800 PSI and flow of 1.6 GPM. (Read full specs)

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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.

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

The following sections will present you in detail its power characteristics and design, its main features and all the additional features it has to offer.

Power

The Sun Joe SPX9008-PRO in use

The Sun Joe SPX9008-PRO

Its axial pump, which utilizes a 13.5 amp induction motor, may deliver a pressure of up to 1800 PSI (almost 30 times more than a standard garden hose) and a flow of up to 1.6 GPM. These values correspond to a cleaning power of 2880 Cleaning Units.

As it is an electric pressure washer, the motor of the SPX9008-PRO gets easily started by a simple ON/OFF switch. The unit is ready-to-use with peace of mind, thanks to the included 35 ft GFCI cord.

Design & Handling

The Sun Joe SPX9008-PRO offers superb mobility, with a hand truck design and approximate dimensions of D22.3 x W18.3 x H35.4 in. 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.

The majority of users will be able to maneuver this unit easily, it only weighs 57.3 lbs. One of the largest contributors to its weight are its motor and its steel frame. The SPX9008-PRO can still be easily manipulated and maneuvered, thanks to its two 9.5" wheels.

Main Features

The Sun Joe SPX9008-PRO in use

The Sun Joe SPX9008-PRO

The Sun Joe SPX9008-PRO comes with a spray gun, a wand, a pressure hose, 5 nozzles and a detergent injection feature, which are detailed below.

  • Soap injection: A safe detergent storage is facilitated by a removable 1 gal tank. It must be noted that the Sun Joe SPX9008-PRO doesn’t come with a soap dilution mechanism. Therefore, you must always make sure that your detergent is correctly diluted. The detergent is automatically added to the water when a soap nozzle is connected.
  • Pressure hose: A neat storage for the included 20 ft high-pressure hose is facilitated by a set of convenient hooks.
  • Spray gun and wand: A side hook enables you to easily store the included classic ergonomic spray gun and its wand.
  • Nozzles: The following table illustrates the 5 included nozzles, along with the surfaces which they are the most suitable for.
 


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: With the Sun Joe SPX9008-PRO's handy storage area, you’ll always have all the necessary nozzles and accessories at hand and thus, you’ll be fully prepared for any 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 Sun Joe SPX9008-PRO comes with power cord, nozzle cleaner, wand, spray gun and pressure hose.

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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 1800 PSI, is on the lower end of the pressure spectrum, among the electric pressure washers in the $400-500 price range. If the highest possible power of the water stream is your priority, one of the champions in this price range is the AR Blue Clean MAXX3000 with 3000 PSI.
  • Considering its water flow, this washer, with a GPM (gallons per minute) of 1.6 is in the average compared to other devices in its price range. 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 ranks as below average in terms of Cleaning Units, compared to electric devices in its price range, reaching only a value of 2880 CU (PSI x GPM). If the highest overall cleaning power is your top priority, the Greenworks GPW2200, which can reach up to 5060 Cleaning Units, is one of the most efficient of the devices in the current price range.

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other electric washers between 2500 and 3000 Cleaning Units, the Sun Joe SPX9008-PRO 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
  • Induction motor
  • Good range of nozzles included
  • Onboard storage
  • Several security features
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent GPM for the price
WEAKNESSES:
  • No detergent dilution mechanism
  • Low PSI 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.)
PSI (max/rated)1800/1400
GPM (max/rated)1.6/1.35
Cleaning Units2880
Motor13.5 amp, induction
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.

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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 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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