Overseas, Makita has come out with a new 18V X2 (36V) cordless high pressure washer, and because it features its own water reservoir, there’s no hose connection needed.
The Makita DHW080 doesn’t require a power outlet or water source connection, making it highly portable and convenient.
Makita says that you can clean cars, walls, steps, etc, anytime.
The Makita cordless pressure washer has a 50L water tank capacity. It features an extending handle and built-in casters for easy transport (although if the tank is full some water might spill out), and also a drain on the bottom for easy emptying.
When drained of water, everything can fit inside of the tank for storage, or in an optional MakPac storage case that connects to the lid.
- High/Low pressure settings
- 5.5/3.0 MPa working pressure
- 12.5/28 mins runtime with 2x 5.0Ah batteries
- 70/110L water flow with 2x 5.0Ah batteries
- Max feed volume of 6.3L/min
- 5.5/4.0 L/min max flow rate
- 50L water tank capacity
- 5m hose length
- 70.9 dB(A) sound pressure
- Weighs 15.6 – 17.0 lbs
- Brushless motor
There are a wide range of accessories available, such as nozzles and cleaning brushes, different hoses, and trolley options of increased portability.
The Makita DHW080 cordless pressure washer comes with a trigger gun, high pressure hose, suction hose, cleaner pin, storage box, variable nozzle, connector, and one touch joint.
At this time, Makita’s 18V X2 pressure washer is not available in the USA, and has only been announced in Asia.
This is an interesting concept, and although you do technically need a water source to fill the 50L (~13.2 gal) capacity tank, you could fill it up and then bring the tool where you need it.
Obviously this won’t work for all types of applications, especially those that require a greater volume of water, but it’s a neat solution and approach for cleaning tasks where a hose connection isn’t possible or might be too inconvenient.
Makita’s product literature isn’t very clear, but it seems that you might be able to connect the pressure washer to a water source if or when needed, for even more versatility.