Greenworks and Powerworks pressure washers are private brands of the same manufacturer – Globe Tools Co., LTD
But first i’ll explain a little why one manufacturer would sell basically the same product under two brand names:
- It’s a pretty common practice and it’s called rebadging. Companies do it because it’s cheaper to badge and logo the same product multiple times than to create and engineer separate products.
If you look at the pictures below of pressure cleaners you’ll see they are nearly identical with only a few superficial changes – the start button, the colors and slightly larger engine and pump on the Powerworks version…
Greenworks’ Best Pressure Cleaner
The best Greenworks brand cleaner is their light-duty horizontal. It is very sturdy and portable due to its 4 touch base (most light-duty’s only sit on 2 wheels and don’t have the additional front 2 rests).
It comes with an adjustable nozzle, spray gun and wand – as you’d expect, and due to its manoeuvrability is fun (not difficult) to use on all jobs around the house.
It comes with a detergent tank. And case you were wondering, yes, the handle does fold down for easy storage.
Powerworks’ Best Power Washer
As mentioned above, the Powerworks and Greenworks washers are the same unit rebadged and marketed as different products – the best Powerworks one is their 1,700 PSI 1.4 GPM electric.
This one costs about $20 more, but you get 13% more cleaning capacity (PSI x GPM). You also get 2 built-in soap tanks.
It has a 35-ft power cord and 25-ft hose to make it easy to reach jobs even at the back of your yard.
Benefits of These Light-duty Electric Power Cleaners
Electric pressure washers are much quieter than gas pressure cleaners because they don’t have many moving parts so there is little vibration. (And they don’t have mini explosions going on inside them)
Can use indoors (no emissions).
Because of their electric motors they don’t emit gases. You can safely use them indoors, for instance, if you need to pressure wash an indoor pool area or enclosed crawl space.
For the same reason they’re quieter there is less maintenance than gasoline power washers. They have less parts to maintain. Simple as that.
Don’t have to fill with fuel.
Although you pay for it, you have an endless supply of electricity by just plugging in the electrical cord to an outlet. With gasoline powered you need to keep a jerry can around and refill it every couple of uses.
How Much Do They Cost?
1. Globe Tools Co., LTD’s website – the manufacturer of these units.