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Black & Decker BV2500 12 amp Electric Blower/Vacuum/Mulcher (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

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  • Three-in-one blower, vacuum, and mulcher clears your yard of debris
  • Clog-resistant vacuum design; condenses 10 bags of raked leaves into just one bag of mulched leaves
  • Push-button switches from blowing to vacuum mode.200 MPH blow speed for fast clearing of debris. Low noise design - 65 db1.5 bushels bag capacity.
  • Dimensions: 24.1 x 10 x 15.2 inches (WxHxD); weighs 11.9 pounds; 2-year warranty
  • Includes blower attachment, vacuum attachment, and leaf bag
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  • Product Dimensions: 24.1 x 24.1 x 10 inches ; 11.9 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 13 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B00004DTNG
  • California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 warning.
  • Item model number: BV2500
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (209 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #72,669 in Patio, Lawn & Garden (See Top 100 in Patio, Lawn & Garden)

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Powerful, efficient, and easy-to-use, this three-in-one blower, vacuum, and mulcher helps clear off your yard, patio, deck, and walkways--even wet leaves and twigs are no match for this heavy-duty tool. Operation is simple: to switch from blowing to vacuum mode, just press the push-button. And you'll never have to worry about clogs slowing you down, thanks to the vacuum's Vortex system. Additionally, the BV2500 condenses 10 bags of raked leaves into just one bag of mulched leaves and works quietly, making yard work more pleasant. For added peace of mind, it comes with a 2-year warranty.

From the Manufacturer

Powerful blower ideal for clearing lawns, driveways, sidewalks, decks, and garages of leaves, grass clippings, and other lawn debris. Heavy-Duty vacuum ideal for cleaning leaves, grass clippings, twigs, pine cones, and other lawn debris.

Customer Reviews

Bag is difficult to detach and empty.
R. Gordon
This year after its second use the motor started smoking.
Kodachrome man
The Blower works great and is very powerful.
Magnumpi

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

259 of 270 people found the following review helpful By Tool Connoisseur on July 14, 2001
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I almost didn't buy the B&D Leaf Hog because of some of the negative reviews I read here but I'm glad I ultimately disregarded them. I did so because I went into the local home-improvement store and hefted one. It was so much more ergonomic than the competing Toro and seemed to be so much better designed, I took the plunge and I haven't been disappointed.
It is extremely comfortable to use. B&D really thought the design out. Switching from blower to vacuum couldn't be more easily or quickly accomplished. It's quieter than I expected (95 decibels measured on the vacuum). It really does mulch well and provides a steady supply for the compost pile. And to address the negative comments:
Someone complained about the impellor wearing out because it's plastic. They can't make it out of steel because of spark and fire hazards and if it was aluminum, it probably wouldn't last much longer and in either case it would add considerable cost. Another bright reviewer complained about having to tie a knot in the chord because the clip in the handle wasn't adequate. Well, a quick overhand knot has worked extremely well since the extension chord was invented, and is used by professional tool users everywhere! Someone also complained about the bag coming off, but they never noticed the clever clip there for the chord to help hold the bag on. Someone thought the vacuum was inadequate but they're probably not realizing that it draws a lot of amps and requires the appropriate gage extension chord (I recommend at least 12 gage). I found the vacuum to be plenty powerful enough and I had to turn the blower to "low" because it was blowing the rocks out of my (desert landscape) yard!
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134 of 140 people found the following review helpful By J. Olshefsky on August 18, 2000
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I've had a Leaf Hog for about six months now, and it has performed as I would expect it to. I was looking for an inexpensive, electric chipper/mulcher as I've got a 1/8 acre yard and don't have a need for a 25hp beastie. The Leaf Hog was the only thing that fit the bill and it does exactly what it says. For dry leaves and grass clippings, it vacuums them and mulches them nicely -- my compost now holds a lot more debris than it used to (and is finally composting for a change). However, while you can easily vacuum _dry_ leaves and even small twigs, most wet debris (wet leaves, weeds, green sticks) has a tendency to plug it badly.
The other minor problem is that it was designed using the modern "all parts should have equal durability" mindset. More specifically, the plastic mulcher/blower part (the actual impeller/blower fan blades are _plastic_) is showing tremendous wear and is no longer sharp like it was originally. It would have been much better if this part was made of metal or at least had a metal edge.
In all, however, I'm quite satisfied with it. I was surprised it mulched as well as it does, and the bag is quite large -- you can fill it enough so it's uncomfortably heavy to carry for most people. It is cumbersome to maneuver in tight places, but for most tasks it's just fine.
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59 of 62 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 6, 2000
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My father-in-law told me this was useless b/c it wasn't gas but it had alot of blowing power. The vacuum was not as strong as the blower but worked really well. You have to be careful not to suck up pebbles, etc. Seems like I emptied the bag twice in a 15 minute span. Mulched pretty well also. It worked alot better than I ever thought it would. I'd recommend it.
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41 of 43 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 23, 2000
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I recently borrowed a Leaf Hog from my neighbor and it was great. It really helped me get the yard cleaned up for spring. I am definitely going to buy my own so I'll be ready for Fall. The thing is really easy to change from blower to vacuum. Since they won't pick up leaves and lawn clippings where we live it helps to be able to mulch them up into a small trash bag with the vacuum part. It sure makes yard clean up easier.
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36 of 38 people found the following review helpful By ETICDB on November 2, 2001
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I'm on a 1/4 acre lot with an 80 yr old silver maple in the front yard, and an 80 yr old red maple in the back yard. I've got leaves everywhere and was tired of raking. Looked at the Leaf Hog and the Toro, and because of ergonomics, weight distribution, and ease of changing between blow and vac, I bought the hog. I also purchased the leaf collection system which directly deposits the mulched leaves into a lined trash can. Powered it up and had a blast! Used the blower to create a large central pile (15ft diameter x 2 ft high), switched over to vac, and vacuumed/chopped the pile into two industrial sized lawn/leaf bags. All this in little less than an hour.
But - time will tell how well the tool holds up. I've noticed some wear on the impeller and am careful now to limit exposure to small pebbles and excessive dust. Also don't care for the extension cord retainer - it needs another turn or two to keep the cord from pulling out.
All in all - I'm impressed and not sorry for the purchase.
Note: bought it at Home Depot. Sorry Amazon.
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35 of 38 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 3, 2004
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I would not recommend this item. After a single use as a vacuum, the plastic housing and impellor will be damaged.
Seems like a strong blower (until you break the housing or wear down the impellor with a pebble, as I did on the very first usage).
B&D sent a replacement housing (begrudgingly), but refused to replace the impellor.
With shipping, a new impellor is about $15. You'd be better off spending the extra money on a better blower / vac from the get-go.
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