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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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!Read more ›
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.
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.
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Works great so far Good power ans fairly light weight. Im happyPublished 3 months ago by B. H. Youmans
After two seasons, the power cord plug, had one of the prongs break off in the extension cord. Now I find, that you cannot buy a replacement cord for it(330074-03) on any site. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Diane
Is quieter than my Hog.You may need the box to hold some of the loose parts that the hog didn't need.Published 7 months ago by Mike
Black & Decker is selling junk now that they have OUTSOURCED all of their products to China.Published 11 months ago by Stroker
We are very happy with the vac and blower. WE can't wait for spring to see what all it will do. Now it blows the snow off the vehicles really nice.Published 11 months ago by Karla