A little while back we wrote about the the DeWALT 4200 PSI pressure washer. We used it in a commercial environment and it performed flawlessly. The DPW3835 is almost identical except for the power is dialed down a bit to 3800. DeWALT pressure washers are built to last, how do I know? Because these machines have nothing but top quality parts on them.
Lets start with the frame of the unit, it is a 12 Gauge steel frame, 1-1/4″ tubular steel handles, welded construction with a solid steel 5/8″ axle. The unit feels solid and sturdy. Attached to the axles are the 13″ pneumatic tires, they allow you to go over any terrain with ease. The welded construction gives this unit a top notch quality feel to it and you have no rivets to start rusting out on you, which is a common problem with pressure washers. There is an instructional panel right on the front of the unit in case you get lost. Attached to the frame is a Honda GX270 that produces 9 hp. First pull starts every time, Yes I can attest to this! It starts perfect every time and since its a Honda, you don't ever have to worry about it, as long as you keep it maintained. The engine has a choke, fuel valve and a throttle control. The gas tank is huge and will provide hours of operation before refilling.
Mated to the GX270 is a General Pump® TC Commercial Series pump that has a triplex pump design w/ ceramic pistons, adjustable unloader and thermal relief valve. General makes the great pumps. A feature that I like a lot on these pumps is the visual oil level gauge. It easily allows your to see you pump oil level and if you need to add any. In the pictures it looks like we are low on pump oil, that's because it was sitting on an incline. The unit includes a wand a 50′ hose and a soap dispensing hose. The 5 quick connect nozzles: 0,15,25,40,soap tips are all neatly display on the upper bar. The unit has a 1 year warranty.
I have been using this pressure washer for a few months now and I really like it a lot. It is easy to start and has more than enough power for a home owner. If you're not careful you can do some damage with this , case in point, the other day I was washing my truck with it and when I got done I saw some spiderwebs on the side of my garage, so I sprayed it with the pressure washer. It got rid of the spider webs and also most of my paint! Its a powerful system. By using quality engines and pumps DeWALT is proving that they are the one to beat in the pressure washer market.