The WEN PW20 is an electric pressure washer offering a maximum water pressure of 2030 PSI and flow of 1.76 GPM. (Read full specs)
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In summary, the WEN PW20 is a medium duty pressure washer, that offers an all-around versatile cleaning experience, and also:
- spot cleaning of hard, unpainted surfaces or high reach areas
- cleaning of painted and frail surfaces
- use of detergent and cleaning solutions
The WEN PW20's axial (wobble plate) pump, powered by a 14.5 amp motor, can provide a pressure of up to 2030 PSI (approximately 34 times more than a standard garden hose) and a flow of up to 1.76 GPM (values claimed by the manufacturer). The WEN PW20 thus has a cleaning power of 3572.8 Cleaning Units.
As it is an electric pressure washer, the motor of the PW20 gets easily started by a simple ON/OFF switch. The unit is ready-to-use with peace of mind, thanks to the included 36 ft GFCI cord.
Design & Handling
With its portable design and approximate dimensions of D14.2 x W12.1 x H31.7 in, the WEN PW20 makes mobility one of its core strengths. The handle adds to the PW20 convenience of transport.
Since the unit weighs only 21 lbs, it is very easily carried around. It is lightweight, partly thanks to its plastic frame. As if this lightweight wasn't enough, the device also features two 6" never-flat wheels to further improve its ease of use and of transport.
The WEN PW20 comes with a spray gun, a wand, a pressure hose and a detergent injection feature, which are detailed below.
- Soap injection: Detergent storage is ensured by a removable 0.32 gal tank. Detergent is automatically added to the water when the adjustable wand is set to low pressure mode.
- 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: The included classic ergonomic spray gun and its versatile wand can be easily stored in a side hook. The adjustable wand lets you adjust the spray pattern from a full fan spray (widest spray width) to a direct stream spray (narrowest spray width).
- Total Stop System (TSS): This feature automatically shuts off the pressure washer when the trigger is not engaged, to prolong the pump's lifespan.
- Safety: Safety of operation is enhanced by a trigger lock mechanism (which prevents accidental operation).
- Accessories: On top of an owner's manual (opens in a new tab) and the usual documentation to get you swiftly started, the WEN PW20 also comes with pressure hose, wand, power cord, spray gun and nozzle cleaner.
The WEN PW20's performance versus other pressure washers
The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how the key specs of the WEN PW20 compare to similarly priced pressure washers.
- The WEN PW20, which can reach up to 2030 PSI, has one of the higher pressure outputs of the electric units that cost between $80 and $110. As for the device with the most powerful water stream, in this price range, one of the top products is the Realm BY02-VBW-WT with 2100 PSI.
- With a water flow of up to 1.76 GPM (gallons per minute), this washer belongs to the best of the above-mentioned price range, as it can deliver a high volume of water.
- The PW20, which reaches up to 3572.8 Cleaning Units (PSI x GPM) is one of the most efficient, in comparison to its similarly priced counterparts.
As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other electric washers between 3500 and 4000 Cleaning Units, the WEN PW20 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.
Features and Specifications
|Water||Cold (104°F max.)|
|Pump||Axial (wobble plate)|
|Soap tank||0.32 gal, removable|
|Quick connect nozzles||Yes|
(D x W x H)
|Approx. 14.2 x 12.1 x 31.7 in|
|Wheels||2 wheels, ⌀6", never flat|
|Included accessories||Spray gun, adjustable wand, high pressure hose, nozzle cleaner, 36 ft GFCI power cord|
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.
Founded in 1951 by Nick Anton, WEN has been producing power tools for decades. Their long line of products includes bench grinders, drill presses, nailers, saws, and sanders. They also produce outdoor power equipment such as chainsaws, pressure washers, and generators. WEN helped to pioneer random orbital technology found in sanders and polishing tools. The company is headquartered outside of Chicago in Elgin, Illinois. While their products are manufactured in China, parts and stock warehouses are located in Illinois and California. Their stated goal is to assist woodworkers and artisans worldwide to achieve their wildest dreams.
The WEN PW20 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 WEN pressure washers, please consult WEN's warranty policies (opens in a new tab). Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support: 1-847-429-9263.