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DeWalt DXPW3425 Spec Review

The DeWalt DXPW3425 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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Description

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The DeWalt DXPW3425, a heavy duty, commercial pressure washer, gives its user an all-around versatile cleaning experience, topped off by the following features:

  • spot cleaning of hard, unpainted surfaces and high-reach cleaning
  • thorough cleaning of hard, paint-free surfaces
  • cleaning of painted or delicate surfaces
  • application of 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

Powered by a 196 cc (5.8 hp) engine, its triplex 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 (values claimed by the manufacturer). Combined, these values mean that the DeWalt DXPW3425 has a cleaning power of 8500 Cleaning Units.

This gas-powered pressure washer’s Honda GX200 engine is started by a traditional pull-start mechanism.

Gasoline storage is facilitated by a fuel tank with a maximum capacity of 0.82 gallon.

Design & Handling

The wheelbarrow design of the DeWalt DXPW3425 grants mobility and stability to the unit. The strong welded steel frame assures assembly longevity. The handle adds to the DXPW3425 convenience of transport.

The unit's weight of 83 lbs renders its carrying and transportation challenging, as it is far from lightweight. Its 196 cc Honda GX200 engine, the triplex pump and welded steel frame add up to a large chunk of the device's 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 DXPW3425 comes with a spray gun, a wand, a pressure hose, 5 nozzles and a detergent injection feature, which are detailed below.

  • Soap injection: While the device doesn't feature a soap tank, detergent supply is ensured by a siphon hose. The detergent is automatically added to the water when a soap nozzle is connected.
  • Pressure hose: The 25 ft ⌀1/4" high-pressure hose, which is included with the device, can be stored neatly on the unit itself when idle, using a set of convenient hooks.
  • Spray gun and wand: Both the classic ergonomic spray gun and its wand may be conveniently stored in a side hook. A rotating auxiliary side handle further improves both left-handed and right-handed users' comfort.
  • Nozzles: The 5 nozzles included with the device, and the respective surfaces which they’re the most suitable for, are shown in the following table.
 


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

  • Onboard storage: The DeWalt DXPW3425 allows you to be always fully prepared, as it features a handy storage area, where nozzles and accessories can be stored.
  • Safety: Safety of operation is enhanced by a thermal relief valve (which helps to prevent internal pump damage), a trigger lock mechanism (which prevents accidental operation) and a low oil protection.
  • Accessories: Included with the DeWalt DXPW3425 are also the owner's manual (opens in a new tab) and some basic documentation to get you promptly started, along with several accessories, such as wand, nozzle cleaner, soap hose, spray gun, oil and pressure hose.
  • Emissions: The DeWalt DXPW3425 is EPA-approved and CARB-compliant. Therefore, the sale and purchase of this pressure washer is permitted in all of the 50 states, including California.

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The DeWalt DXPW3425's performance versus other pressure washers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how the key specs of the DeWalt DXPW3425 compare to similarly priced pressure washers.

  • The DeWalt DXPW3425, reaching a PSI of up to 3400, is one of the more powerful gas-powered units in $400-500 price range. If your priority is the highest possible power of the water stream, in this price range, we suggest checking out the Briggs & Stratton 20647, which reaches up to 3600 PSI.
  • As this washer can produce a flow of water of 2.5 GPM (gallons per minute), it is average in terms of water volume for the above-mentioned price range. If rinsing away debris most efficiently is your priority, one of the devices with the highest GPM in this price range is the Lifan LFQ3370, which can reach up to 3 GPM.
  • The DXPW3425, which reaches up to 8500 Cleaning Units (PSI x GPM) is one of the more efficient, in comparison to its similarly priced counterparts. If the highest overall cleaning power is your top priority, the Lifan LFQ3370, which can reach up to 9900 Cleaning Units, is one of the most efficient of the devices in the current price range.
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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 DXPW3425 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
  • Triplex pump
  • Honda engine
  • Designed to be stable
  • Good range of nozzles included
  • Onboard storage
  • Several security features
  • CARB-compliant
  • 10 year (limited) warranty
  • High PSI for the price
  • High CU for the price
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent GPM for the price
WEAKNESSES:
  • No soap tank

Do you own the DeWalt DXPW3425 and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

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Features and Specifications

General
FuelGas-Powered
HandlingWheelbarrow
WaterCold (100°F max.)
PSI3400
GPM2.5
Cleaning Units8500
Engine196 cc 5.8 HP Honda GX200 4-stroke OHV
PumpAAA Triplex
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
(L x W x H)
Approx. 34 x 21 x 22 in
Weight83 lbs
Wheels2 wheels, ⌀10", pneumatic
Included accessoriesOil, nozzle cleaner, wand, spray gun, high pressure hose, soap hose, 5 nozzles
SecurityLow oil, trigger lock and thermal relief valve
EmissionsCARB, EPA
Warranty10 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 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. DeWalt pressure washers are manufactured by FNA.

Warranty Information

The DeWalt DXPW3425 is covered under a warranty for up to 10 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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    Roger Merrill May 15, 2021 at 12:21 pm
    5
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    100
    Quality
    100
    Performance
    100

    I bought a “returned/rebuilt” pressure washer a little over a year ago for personal use. I also bought an 18 inch surface cleaner. Compared to smaller units that I have borrowed from my neighbors, this one is a dream for cleaning driveways and sidewalks. So far I have no complaints with this DeWalt pressure washer and attachment.

    I use it on mine, and two of my children’s properties.

    + PROS: Much faster than using smaller units.
    - CONS: Trying to find O-rings that fit at home improvement stores is difficult. The brands they carry don't seem to be exactly what is needed.
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    The Dewalt DXPW3425E has a water sensor that has a plastic housing that cracks….stay away from this unit. The closest warranty center is over 100 miles away and a three week period to get repaired. Very disappointed with Dewalt for their lack of concern for a well known defect in design . These units with this part are all over the internet for sale because of this. Never buying Dewalt products again!

    + PROS: Honda motor and pump perform well
    - CONS: Dewalt's lack of customer service and support for their poor decision on using a plastic housing for a water pressure sensor
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