DeWalt DXPW60605 Pressure Washer Review

The DeWalt DXPW60605 is the gold standard of pressure washers. It’s expensive, but if you’re looking for something professional, it has the best components money can buy and the potential to last 10-20 years with proper care and maintenance.

Man using the DeWalt DXPW60605 gas pressure washer


Use the table below to get an overview of the DeWalt DXPW60605. Our review will take a closer look at how everything works, but this should give you an idea of what to expect in terms of cleaning power, features and more.

EngineHonda GX390
Fuel tank1.600 gal.
Pressure4,200 PSI
Volume4.20 GPM
Cleaning units17,640.00
Wheels13.0 in.
Hose50 ft.
Wand31.0 in.
Nozzles0°, 15°, 25°, 40°, soap
Dimensions28.0 x 24.5 x 26.5 in.
Weight157.0 lbs
Warranty2-10 years


The DXPW60605 can be unboxed and ready to use in about 15 minutes. Barely any assembly is required, and you don’t need any extra tools to complete the process (however, it’s helpful to have a box cutter to remove the packing materials).

In the box, you’ll find the following items:

  • (1) DeWalt DXPW60605 gas pressure washer
  • (1) Monster high-pressure hose (50 ft.)
  • (1) Rear-entry spray gun
  • (1) Steel wand (31”)
  • (5) Quick-connect nozzles (0°, 15°, 25°, 40°, soap)
  • (1) Detergent siphon
  • (1) Simpson premium engine oil (10W-30)
  • (2) Hand knobs

The pressure washer comes out of the box in two pieces: the base (i.e. the lower part of the frame that holds the engine and pump) and the handle. To connect the two, the handle simply slides onto the base and secures into place with the two included hand knobs.

From there, the accessories can be put together and mounted in the dashboard at the top of the handle. Screw the wand onto the spray gun; then, place the spray gun in the holster on the right, hang the hose from the hanger on the left and push the nozzles into the rubber grommets along the top.

The last thing to do is add fuel and oil to the engine. The included oil packet will cover you on oil, but of course, you will need to supply your own gas (about a gallon and a half).


The DXPW60605 is designed for maximum performance. After all, that’s what most people want from a commercial pressure washer. With 4,200 PSI at 4.0 GPM, it can clean any material from any surface; and with a Honda GX390 engine and CAT 67DX pump, it can run every day of the week, all year long.

DeWalt DXPW60605 gas pressure washer

DeWalt DXPW60605

The DXPW60605 has a 99% recommendation rate (based on 100+ verified reviews from four sources). It’s the highest-rated commercial pressure washer at Home Depot and top five at Pressure Washers Direct.

Every product in the commercial category is built with heavier-duty components, but Honda and CAT are considered the best manufacturers in the industry when it comes to engines and pumps (respectively). On top of that, the GX390 and 67DX are some of their most desirable models.

Both include a number of features to make them easy to operate and maintain. Some examples are oil monitoring (the engine will shut down if there’s low oil), heat regulation (the pump will cool down if it’s too hot), adjustable pressure (so you can set cleaning power per project) and downstream injection (so chemicals don’t pass through the pump). Between the two, you get just about every must-have feature available on a pressure washer.

For support, the frame is welded with 12-gauge steel and a solid steel axle for its oversized pneumatic wheels. At 157 lbs, it still takes some muscle to move (especially if you plan on lifting it into a truck bed), but this is the case with any commercial unit.

The accessories snap together with quick-connect fittings, making for fast setup and breakdown on jobs. As expected, all are professional-grade, though the spray gun is unique because it includes a vertical foregrip for a more comfortable hold.


The DXPW60605 doesn’t have any problems that we consider dealbreakers, but there is one thing that could be a dealbreaker depending on your circumstances:

  • The pump is direct-drive. Direct-drive configurations are the most common, but they can’t use standing water sources (like a tank) because they turn too fast, so you’ll need a belt-drive pump if you plan to use anything other than a hose. Fortunately, DeWalt has a nearly identical model with a belt-drive configuration, DXPW60606.

Frequently asked questions

Get answers to some of the most common questions about the DeWalt DXPW60605. For additional help, you can reach out to us at any time, but in some cases, you may need to contact DeWalt directly.

Is DeWalt a good pressure washer brand?

DeWalt offers some of the best pressure washers out there, though they’re not actually made by them. Instead, the brand outsources the manufacturing to FNA Group, a specialist in the industry.

Read more about them and see alternatives in our guide to pressure washer brands.

Where is the DXPW60605 made?

All DeWalt pressure washers are made in the United States, including the DXPW60605. As mentioned above, they are manufactured by FNA Group, who is based in Wisconsin.

How to adjust pressure on the DXPW60605?

There are two ways to adjust the pressure output of the DXPW60605: adjust the throttle on the engine or turn the unloader valve on the pump. With the second method, it’s recommended to use a pressure gauge to make sure the output stays within the pump’s rated limits.

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DeWalt DXPW60605 gas pressure washer

DeWalt DXPW60605

  • 4,200 PSI and 4.0 GPM
  • Honda GX390 engine (13HP)
  • CAT 67DX triplex plunger pump
  • 50 ft. hose, 31” wand and 5 nozzles
  • Downstream detergent injection
  • Warranty varies by part (3-10 years)
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DeWalt DXPW60604

  • 3,800 PSI and 3.5 GPM
  • Honda GX270 engine (9HP)
  • CAT 4SPX triplex plunger pump
  • 50 ft. hose, 31” wand and 5 nozzles
  • Downstream detergent injection
  • Warranty varies by part (3-10 years)
Simpson PS4240 gas pressure washer

Simpson PS4240

  • 4,200 PSI and 4.0 GPM
  • Honda GX390 engine (13HP)
  • AAA triplex plunger pump
  • 50 ft. hose, 31” wand and 5 nozzles
  • Downstream detergent injection
  • Warranty varies by part (3-10 years)