The Black & Decker BV3600 12-Amp Blower Vac Review

The Black & Decker BV3600 12-Amp Blower Vac Review

Buying a Black & Decker BV3600 12-Amp Blower Vac is more like buying three products at the cost of one. We say this because when you buy one of these products, you will get a vacuum, a blower, and a mulcher in the same product.

The power of the air produced by this leaf blower is among the leading in the industry. We are talking about speeds of up to 230 miles per hour.

Some of the leading features you can expect from the Black & Decker BV3600 include a conversion from a vacuum to a blower that happens in a matter of seconds. If you are mulching leaves and debris, you know that you have the service of an anti-clog impeller.

The two-speed switch gives you full control of the machine while you are cleaning. It is equipped with a cord retainer which ensures that it does not snap off while you are in the middle of cleaning.

Features

The reason why we are excited about the Black & Decker BV3600 12-Amp Blower Vac is that it has some industry leading features. We list some of them below.

  • Blows air with speeds of up to 230 miles per hour enabling it to shift the most stubborn of leaves and debris
  • Equipped with an anti-clog feature which warrants that there is no clogging while mulching
  • Switches between blower and vacuum without requiring any tools in a matter of seconds
  • Designed to shift between two speeds thus giving you a level of flexibility

Pros

  • Easy to put together and thus can be used by people of an advanced age
  • Machine is lightweight which again makes it easy to be used by older people
  • The vacuum function is powerful enough to pick the leaves without picking up the gravel in your garden
  • The vacuum bag empties easily

Cons

  • The vacuum bag tends to let out rather too much dust
  • To location of the ON and OFF Button on the hand, grip makes it easy for you to mistakenly turn the machine on and off even if you did not intend to

Summary

The Black & Decker BV3600 12-Amp Blower Vac offers you the functionality of three machines in one. If you are trying to get leaves out of tight spots you will certainly appreciate the vacuum feature.

With speeds of up to 230 miles per hour and ability to adjust your wind speed, you have full control of the machine while you are using it. You will also appreciate the fact that you can switch the machine from vacuum to blower within a matter of seconds.

We found that the location of the on and off button was a bit funny. It is placed in the hand grip. This makes it easy for you to switch the machine on without the intention to as you try to get your hand out of the grip.

The vacuum bag also produces rather too much dust. This problem could have easily been mitigated by placing a plastic bag over the bag but we notice that this affects the suction power.

Comparison

If after considering the features of the Black & Decker BV3600 12-Amp Blower Vac you are still not impressed and would want to compare, try the Toro 51619 Ultra Blower/Vac.

While the Toro 51619 comes more expensive than the Black & Decker BV3600, it is still a best seller in the leaf blowers and vacuums space. This is a testimony to the confidence that consumers have in this product.

However, if you are looking for a lot of wind speed, then you may want to stick with the Black & Decker BV3600.

Another powerful product you can check out is the Greenworks Pro Cordless Blower. This high powered leaf blower has a 3 speed blower function too.

Verdict

We are always impressed by any blower that clocks high wind speeds. If it can be adjusted so that the power it gives can be controlled, the better. Both these are features you will find in abundance in the Black & Decker BV3600 12-Amp Blower Vac.

Another impressive factor is that the machine can allow you to switch between a blower and vacuum within a matter of seconds.

While we recommend this blower, we still think that someone must do something about the ON and OFF switch which is located in a rather strange place.

The Scientists at Black & Decker also need to go back to the drawing board with the aim of finding out how to produce less dust from the bag without compromising suction power. On the whole, this is one of the best blowers to have. Check it out today.

You might also like this model: The GreenWorks 24252 Variable Speed Cordless Blower Review

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