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Old 30th December 2012, 15:30   #256
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I picked up the Karcher 3.550 from Metro yeswanthpur last week for 13k. It does a brilliant job of cleaning the car.

Here are a few videos of the washer in action and a first impression report:

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...ml#post3002890
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Eureka Forbes has a pressure washer called Euroclean storm which retails for about 10,500. Anybody has any experience with this?
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For those looking to pick up a pressure washer but not sure where to go shopping, here's an online store that sells quite a good selection of all kinds of power tools, including pressure washers.

http://www.machpowertools.com/catego...U00009975.aspx

Anyone bought from them already? Would like a feedback before I buy some stuff.
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Came across this one in a marketing flyer from citibank. Any ownership experiences/opinions here ?

Black & Decker High Pressure Car Washer PW1370TD
(Price Rs.6300)
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For those looking to pick up a pressure washer but not sure where to go shopping, here's an online store that sells quite a good selection of all kinds of power tools, including pressure washers.

http://www.machpowertools.com/catego...U00009975.aspx

Anyone bought from them already? Would like a feedback before I buy some stuff.
I bought a Black & Decker Jigsaw from them 2 months ago and received it without any issues.
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For those looking to pick up a pressure washer but not sure where to go shopping, here's an online store that sells quite a good selection of all kinds of power tools, including pressure washers.

http://www.machpowertools.com/catego...U00009975.aspx

Anyone bought from them already? Would like a feedback before I buy some stuff.
Too expensive compared to local market. I bought the following for rs 28000/- with bill & warranty from the local authorised Bosch dealer (Sara Engineering Agencies, for the benefit of local buyers), and Mach power tools is selling it for Rs.35,500/-

http://www.machpowertools.com/Produc...id-509802.aspx

The BOSCH AQUATAK 1200 PLUS which i enquired about before buying the 150 Pro was available for Rs.14000/- and the same is listed for Rs21500/- at Mach.

This is not just the case of Mach Power tools but mostly all online vendors, including ebay and flipkart. Just check with your authorised local Bosch dealer before buying any power tool (including drills and dremels) online. I got better deal for the Skil drill from the local market compared to online vendors.
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Too expensive compared to local market.
Wow - that's a price differential of 20-35% over pricing available at dealers. And I thought that, given the discounts on MRP (17-35%) that they are advertising, their pricing would be lower than the market!

Flipkart's pricing was lower than the physical marketplace earlier, but I somehow find that in quite a few cases they are not, any more.
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Wow - that's a price differential of 20-35% over pricing available at dealers. And I thought that, given the discounts on MRP (17-35%) that they are advertising, their pricing would be lower than the market!

Flipkart's pricing was lower than the physical marketplace earlier, but I somehow find that in quite a few cases they are not, any more.
Anybody would be convinced by the discount they're giving, i too was but decided to check the local dealer pricing because of my earlier Skil drill purchase and honestly i didn't think i would get this much of a discount.

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Yes, Flipkart goods are mostly priced on par or higher than what the local dealers would charge. In my purchase experience the only items Flipkart still sell cheaper than market are memory cards, USB thumb drives, RAM, some filters (for camera lens), everything else is usually not a good deal at FK anymore.
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Planning to buy a portable high pressure cleaner. I guess, it would be equally useful for the home too. Cant decide between the two:

1. Karcher K 2.110 High Pressure Cleaner (Available online for 5990/-)
2. Bosch Skil High Pressure Washer (Available online for 5879/-)

Which would be better in terms of performance and value for money?
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2. Bosch Skil High Pressure Washer (Available online for 5879/-)
You can get this for 5.5K from http://www.machpowertools.com/Produc...d-1121470.aspx
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Planning to buy a portable high pressure cleaner. I guess, it would be equally useful for the home too. Cant decide between the two:

1. Karcher K 2.110 High Pressure Cleaner (Available online for 5990/-)
2. Bosch Skil High Pressure Washer (Available online for 5879/-)

Which would be better in terms of performance and value for money?
My pick Karcher, Made in Germany and absolutely reliable. Using Karcher K2.180 for a year now, does a fab job cleaning car, terrace, safety grills, etc. Go ahead with Karcher & you won't regret it.
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Planning to buy a portable high pressure cleaner. I guess, it would be equally useful for the home too. Cant decide between the two:

1. Karcher K 2.110 High Pressure Cleaner (Available online for 5990/-)
2. Bosch Skil High Pressure Washer (Available online for 5879/-)

Which would be better in terms of performance and value for money?
I would advise you to go for Karcher instead of Bosch Skil. Although Skil is owned by Bosch, the quality and the workmanship is not to my liking and it shows off in the product. It is kinda cheap Chinese imitation. Also the components are inferior to the Karcher washer.
Or go for the Bosch Aquatek if you can spend some more.
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Thanks everyone! As most of the people here voted for the KARCHER, i would go for the same. I think this model would be enough for a usage pattern of washing a car and a bike once in a week.

Does it come with the detergent bottle/attachment? Do I need to install a 15amp socket in the garage or a regular two pin socket would be enough? Also, it is available for Rs. 5990/- @ snapdeal. Is it the lowest price? Where can I get a better deal?

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Thanks everyone! As most of the people here voted for the KARCHER, i would go for the same. I think this model would be enough for a usage pattern of washing a car and a bike once in a week.

Does it come with the detergent bottle/attachment? Do I need to install a 15amp socket in the garage or a regular two pin socket would be enough? Also, it is available for Rs. 5990/- @ snapdeal. Is it the lowest price? Where can I get a better deal?
Does it necessarily need a connection to a tap? The seond video on snapdeal KARCHER page shows that the source of water can be even a drum.

Can anyone confirm?
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Does it necessarily need a connection to a tap? The seond video on snapdeal KARCHER page shows that the source of water can be even a drum.

Can anyone confirm?
I dont think the 2.110 is self priming hence wont work off anything other than tap. Plus it will be unnecessary stress to that brush motor. The next model 3.55 can work off any source - tap, bucket, drum etc.
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