Black & Decker BV5600 is strong and very useful garden 3-in-1 unit, powered by 12 Amps motor. It can be used as leaf blower, vacuum and mulcher, with easy and fast transitions from blower to vacuum and back.
It has 2 operating speeds with maximum air speed of around 250 mph (~400 km/h). Such air speed is more than strong enough for most cleaning tasks in and around the house.
Note: 2 speed settings are great thing to have for 12 Amp garden leaf blower, especially considering the price, but for such motor, a fully variable air speed would be even better.
Black and Decker BV5600 weighs around 9 pounds (~ 4,1 kg) and it is not the lightest unit around. However, after some time, one get used to its weight and power.
Unit dimensions: 20.75 x 15.63 x 9.88 inches (~53 x 39.7 x 25.1 cm).
BV5600 blower/vacuum/mulcher comes with a high impact metal fan, which prevents clogging when mulching. Also, it is capable of shredding up to 16 bags of leaves down to one bag of mulch, which can be used for mulching around the garden, for making compost, etc.
Maximum noise levels are around 68 dB, but this can increase depending on the job done - vacuuming and mulching of dry leaves and small branches can somewhat increase the noise.
Nonetheless, this is rather quiet unit - quieter than similar electric leaf blowers/vacuums and much quieter than similar gas operated units.
Unit includes: BV5600 Motor Head, LeafBlaster Nozzle, Concentrator, Blow Tube, Vacuum Tube and Bag Assembly. Like many similar electric tools, it does NOT come with required power cord. If you don't have one, when ordering the unit, order power cord, too, while having on your mind size of your garden and backyard.
Black and Decker BV5600 comes with two-year warranty against any defects in material or workmanship.
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