Instead of using various products to gather all the leaves in one place and then put them in a disposal bin, you just need one tool.
You know what that means?
You can have more time to relax!
For real, though, it’s not just about relaxing. Time is really important. If you have to work for something, you should at least earn from it.
Clearing your yard is a necessity. But the less time you spend on it, the more time you have to spend on other more important matters.
On another note:
It’s good for your back!
This is not as cheap as just a rake and a shovel, but it will definitely save you a trip to the doctor.
It’s not really very expensive.
This is not the cheapest leaf blower with vacuum and mulcher in the market, but it’s also not in the high-priced range.
The tool is easy to store. It doesn’t take up a lot of space in your shed or garage, or wherever you place tools.
Speaking of easy–it’s also quite easy to set up.
It’s not rocket science!
You don’t even need to look at the manual to figure it out.
The Not So Good
I didn’t want to use the T word but it has to be said.
The bag is terrible!
It truly is
At first, the issue is the size. It’s quite small, so it’s too much of a hassle if you have a large yard.
In just a few minutes of blowing, you have to dump the contents of the bag in the trash or your dump bag.
But that’s not all
The bag is easily damaged. It’s not sturdy at all.
If you buy a replacement bag, it’s the same thing.
Even the zipper needs to be handled with extra care.
Here’s the worst part!
The bag is considered an accessory! Therefore, it’s not included in the two-year warranty.
Besides, it seems like there’s no use replacing it because you get the same flimsy bag.
The vacuum isn’t as efficient because it easily gets clogged up.
Maybe it’s because of the plastic blades? I’m not sure! But it’s definitely a hassle to work with.
It’s quite irritating
Every now and then you have to remove the leaves that are responsible for the clog.
It’s a deduction to the benefit of saving time.
Design - 87%
Performance - 85%
Price - 87%
Time-saver and back-saver!
Black & Decker BV3100 can help you save time and energy. With three functions: blower, vacuum and mulcher, you can do quick work of your yard. Transitioning from one function to the other is quite easy. Just as this tool is also very easy to set up.
The bag isn’t a good part of the equipment though. It is flimsy and is not included in the two-year warranty imposed by the brand. It’s the major turn off for this 3-in-1 yard cleaner.
All in all, it’s a great machine that won’t give you back troubles. It also gives you the alternative to choose how you want to blow organic debris through its two speed options: 150 mph and 210 mph.
User Rating: 4.35 ( 1 votes)
At A Glance
Easy transition from one function to the other
Saves time and energy
2 blowing speeds to choose from
10:1 mulching rate
You can get mulch from compost
Easy to store
Easy to set up
Terrible bag–too small and too flimsy
Vacuum gets clogged up every now and then
Is it possible to vacuum leaves without mulching them? No. The leaves or any other vacuumed materials go to a cutting blade, which essentially mulches them. As soon as the organic materials are vacuumed, they will be mulched as a result.
When do you usually empty the bag? That’s up to you, really. It gets heavy really quickly because you are getting mulch in the bag. The capacity is one bushel, which is equivalent to 64 pints or eight imperial gallons. In liters, it’s around 35 to 36 liters.
What is the impeller made out of? Plastic. But it’s a sturdy plastic.
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