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DeWalt DXPW3400PR Spec Review

The DeWalt PressuReady DXPW3400PR is a gas-powered pressure washer offering a maximum water pressure of 3400 PSI and flow of 2.5 GPM. (Read full specs)

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DeWalt DXPW3400PR 3400PSI Gas Pressure Washer
DeWalt DXPW3400PR 3400PSI Gas Pressure Washer
DeWalt DXPW3400PR 3400PSI Gas Pressure Washer
DeWalt DXPW3400PR 3400PSI Gas Pressure Washer
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Description

Perform professional tasks with the PressuReady Gas-Powered Cold-Water Pressure Washer (CETA certified* 3400 psi @ 2.5 gpm). It comes equipped with 5 stainless steel quick connect nozzles, built to handle demanding jobs. Squeeze the spray-gun trigger to activate the PressuReady Technology battery-operated electric starting system with no need to adjust the choke or pull the recoil rope. (source: DeWalt (opens in a new tab))

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The DeWalt DXPW3400PR is a heavy duty, commercial pressure washer, that provides its users with an all-around versatile cleaning experience, and enables:

  • spot cleaning of hard, paint-free surfaces and out-of-reach areas
  • intense cleaning of hard, unpainted surfaces
  • cleaning of painted and frail surfaces
  • application of detergent and cleaning solutions

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

Power

The DeWalt DXPW3400PR in use

The DeWalt DXPW3400PR

Powered by a powerful 208 cc engine, its axial cam pump can deliver a pressure of 3400 PSI (around 57 times more than a standard garden hose) and a flow of up to 2.5 GPM (CETA-certified values). Combined, these values mean that the DeWalt DXPW3400PR has a cleaning power of 8500 Cleaning Units.

With a dual start mechanism, the DeWalt engine of this gas-powered pressure washer provides convenience and reliability: you may freely choose between the more modern electric start, or the old-school pull-start mechanism. Yet, it must be noted that the 20V battery, which is necessary for the electric start, is not included.

Gasoline storage is facilitated by a steel fuel tank with a maximum capacity of 0.68 gallon.

Design & Handling

The wheelbarrow design of the DeWalt DXPW3400PR grants mobility and stability to the unit. The robust and sturdy welded steel frame offers longevity to the assembly. The reversible handle offers further versatility, as its different positions make the unit less bulky when stored.

With a weight of 85 lbs, the model is not lightweight. Therefore, it may be challenging to manually carry it around and transport it. Its 208 cc DeWalt engine and welded steel frame are mainly responsible for its heavy weight. However, the unit is mobile thanks to its two 10" pneumatic wheels, which add to its movability and allow it to be manipulated smoothly on the job.

Main Features

The DeWalt DXPW3400PR in use

The DeWalt DXPW3400PR

The DeWalt DXPW3400PR's package includes a spray gun, a wand, a pressure hose, 5 nozzles and a detergent injection feature, with a more detailed description below.

  • Soap injection: Detergent is fed in through a siphon hose, since the device lacks a soap tank. If a soap nozzle is attached, the device will proceed to add the detergent to the water automatically.
  • Pressure hose: Using a set of convenient hooks, the included 25 ft ⌀1/4" high-pressure hose can be easily stored on the unit when it is not running.
  • Spray gun and wand: A side hook allows for an easy storage of the included classic ergonomic spray gun and its wand. A rotating auxiliary side handle further improves both left-handed and right-handed users' comfort.
  • Nozzles: The table below shows you the 5 included nozzles, as well as the surfaces they're the most appropriate 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.

PressuReady Technology

DeWalt PressuReady panel

DeWalt's PressuReady® technology offers a waterproof battery compartment that accepts 20V MAX* and FLEXVOLT® batteries.

It removes the need to adjust the choke or to pull the recoil, as the engine starts and the choke self-adjusts when the gun trigger is pulled.

In addition, an integrated smart control panel features a built-in LED diagnostic screen that indicates which mode the pressure washer is in (such as ready-mode or water flow), and warns of potential faults such as lack of fuel or low battery.

Other Features

Some of the accessories of the DeWalt DXPW3400PR

Some of the included accessories

  • Onboard storage: The DeWalt DXPW3400PR'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 low oil protection, a trigger lock mechanism (which prevents accidental operation) and a thermal relief valve (which helps to prevent internal pump damage).
  • Accessories: The DeWalt DXPW3400PR comes with an owner's manual and some basic documentation to get you quickly started. On top of that, you also get pressure hose, oil, spray gun, soap hose and wand.
  • Emissions: The DeWalt DXPW3400PR is EPA-approved and CARB-compliant. And so, this pressure washer is available for sale and purchase in any of the 50 states, including California.

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The DeWalt DXPW3400PR's performance versus other pressure washers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how the key specs of the DeWalt DXPW3400PR compare to similarly priced pressure washers.

  • With a maximum pressure output of 3400 PSI, the DeWalt DXPW3400PR finds itself in the expected pressure range among gas-powered units that cost between $475 and $625. If the highest possible power of the water stream is your priority, one of the champions in this price range is the A-iPower APW4200 with 4200 PSI.
  • This washer, with a GPM of 2.5 (gallons per minute) has a somewhat lower water flows value compared to devices in its price range. If you’re after the highest rinsing efficiency, one of the units with the highest water flow in the current price range is the A-iPower APW4200, that can deliver up to 4 GPM.
  • With the DXPW3400PR's 8500 Cleaning Units (PSI x GPM), its cleaning efficiency range may be considered average, compared to gas-powered units of similar price. When it comes to the highest overall cleaning power in the current price range, one of the products at the very top currently is the A-iPower APW4200 and its 16800 Cleaning Units.

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other gas-powered washers between 8000 and 8500 Cleaning Units, the DeWalt DXPW3400PR 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
  • Electric start
  • Designed to be stable
  • Good range of nozzles included
  • Onboard storage
  • Several security features
  • CARB-compliant
  • 5 year (limited) warranty
  • PressuReady technology
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent PSI for the price
  • Decent CU for the price
WEAKNESSES:
  • Battery not included
  • No soap tank
  • Low GPM for the price

Do you own the DeWalt DXPW3400PR and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

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Features and Specifications

General
FuelGas-Powered
HandlingWheelbarrow
WaterCold
PSI3400
GPM2.5
Cleaning Units8500
Engine208 cc DeWalt OHV 4-stroke
PumpAAA Axial Cam
Other model numbersDXPW3400PRNB-S
Features
FrameWelded steel
Soap injectionVia siphon hose
Nozzles0°, 15°, 25°, 40°, Soap
Quick connect nozzlesYes
Onboard storageYes
Hose25 ft, ⌀1/4
Hose storageHooks
Misc
Dimensions
(D x W x H)
N/A
Weight85 lbs
Wheels2 wheels, ⌀10", pneumatic
Included accessoriesOil, wand, spray gun, high pressure hose, soap hose, 5 nozzles
SecurityLow oil, trigger lock and thermal relief valve
EmissionsCARB, EPA
Warranty5 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 DeWalt

With the invention of the first radial arm saw in 1922 by Raymond DeWalt, the company has since grown into one of the top names in power tools in the industry. Acquired by Black & Decker in 1960, the DeWALT brand has become a favorite of contractors, particularly in North America. It boasts seven manufacturing facilities in the U.S. Though known mainly for professional-grade corded-electric and battery-powered hand tools, the company has also begun to offer some outdoor power equipment as well, such as leaf blowers and string trimmers.

Warranty Information

The DeWalt DXPW3400PR is covered under a warranty for up to 5 years. This warranty may be limited and may not cover all parts of the unit.
For more information about the warranty of DeWalt pressure washers, please consult DeWalt's warranty policies (opens in a new tab). Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support: 1-800-4-DEWALT (800-433-9258).

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