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DeWalt DXPW3835 Spec Review

The DeWalt DXPW3835 is a gas-powered pressure washer offering a maximum water pressure of 3800 PSI and flow of 3.5 GPM. (Read full specs)

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Description

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In summary, the DeWalt DXPW3835 is a heavy duty, commercial pressure washer, that offers an all-around versatile cleaning experience, and also:

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

Ahead are presented its power characteristics and design, its main features and any other additional features.

Power

Powered by a powerful 270 cc (8.4 hp) engine, its triplex pump can deliver a pressure of 3800 PSI (around 63 times more than a standard garden hose) and a flow of up to 3.5 GPM (values claimed by the manufacturer). Combined, these values mean that the DeWalt DXPW3835 has a cleaning power of 13300 Cleaning Units.

This gas-powered pressure washer’s Honda GX270 engine is started by a traditional pull-start mechanism.

A fuel tank with a maximum capacity of 1.4 gallon is used to store gasoline.

Design & Handling

The wheelbarrow design of the DeWalt DXPW3835 grants mobility and stability to the unit. The robust and sturdy welded steel frame offers longevity to the assembly. The handle adds to the DXPW3835 convenience of transport.

The unit's weight of 125 lbs renders its carrying and transportation challenging, as it is far from lightweight. A key role in its final weight is played by its 270 cc Honda GX270 engine, the triplex pump and welded steel frame. However, the device’s two 13" pneumatic wheels play a key role in its maneuverability, as they allow it to be manipulated smoothly.

Main Features

The DeWalt DXPW3835'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. The detergent will be added automatically to the water when a soap nozzle is attached.
  • Pressure hose: Using a set of convenient hooks, the included 50 ft ⌀3/8" 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 following table illustrates the 5 included nozzles, along with the surfaces which they are the most suitable 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.

Other Features

  • Onboard storage: With the DeWalt DXPW3835's handy storage area, you’ll always have all the necessary nozzles and accessories at hand and thus, you’ll be fully prepared for any job.
  • 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: Besides the usual owner's manual (opens in a new tab) and documentation to get you promptly started, the DeWalt DXPW3835 comes with oil, pressure hose, wand, nozzle cleaner, spray gun and soap hose.
  • Emissions: The DeWalt DXPW3835 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 DXPW3835's performance versus other pressure washers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how the key specs of the DeWalt DXPW3835 compare to similarly priced pressure washers.

  • The DeWalt DXPW3835, which can reach a PSI of 3800, achieves an average pressure output, compared to other gas-powered units that cost between $925 and $1000. As for the device with the most powerful water stream, in this price range, one of the top products is the Predator 4400 with 4400 PSI.
  • In its respective price range, the water flow of this washer, 3.5 GPM (gallons per minute), ranks as average. If maximum rinsing efficiency is your top priority, one of the devices with the highest water flow in the same price range is the Predator 4400, with a GPM of 4.2.
  • As the DXPW3835 has a total of 13300 Cleaning Units (PSI x GPM), it finds itself in the average cleaning efficiency range for similarly priced gas-powered units. In case you are looking for the highest overall cleaning power, in this price range, one of the current champions is the Predator 4400 and its 18480 Cleaning Units.

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other gas-powered washers between 12500 and 14000 Cleaning Units, the DeWalt DXPW3835 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
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent PSI for the price
  • Decent GPM for the price
  • Decent CU for the price
WEAKNESSES:
  • No soap tank

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Features and Specifications

General
FuelGas-Powered
HandlingWheelbarrow
WaterCold (100°F max.)
PSI3800
GPM3.5
Cleaning Units13300
Engine270 cc 8.4 HP Honda GX270 4-stroke OHV
PumpAAA Triplex
Features
FrameWelded steel
Soap injectionVia siphon hose
Nozzles0°, 15°, 25°, 40°, Soap
Quick connect nozzlesYes
Onboard storageYes
Hose50 ft, ⌀3/8
Hose storageHooks
Misc
Dimensions
(L x W x H)
Approx. 38 x 24 x 28 in
Weight125 lbs
Pressure controlValve
Wheels2 wheels, ⌀13", 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
Warranty3 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 DXPW3835 is covered under a warranty for up to 3 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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