Leaf Blower that vacuums

Introduction

  • Sometimes you need a vacuum outside. Leaves in the corner of the carport that if you blew them they may scratch the car. Or just makes it easy to get rid of the leaves after they are in piles. A Leaf blower that vacuums is a great tool to have. I use mine at least once a week and feel that it saves my back from undue bending to clean up leaves and yard waste.
  • May be a leaf blower that vacuums is just what you need but which one is the right one for your needs. They come in many different arrangements. Electric Leaf Blowers, Back Pack Leaf Blowers and Cordless Leaf Blowers they all vacuum and blow.
  • In this article I will tell you, The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. As well as the one that is the highest quality  and why it is the best for all the needs you may have.

 

Gas leaf blowers that vacuums

My number one pick for gas Leaf Blowers that Vacuum.
  • This is going to be the most powerful and versatile of all the leaf blower that vacuums. There gas powered engines create steady power from start to stop. You are not limited by distance ” meaning you don’t have an extension cord dragging behind you”.

The Good

  • You do not have to worry about the battery going dead while in the middle of a job.
  • These models seem to all do a good job of mulching the leaves while vacuuming. Which if bagging your leaves will more then cut your bag use in half.
  • I also like how it feels while using them. You can feel the power of the engine in your hands. They also tend to be the heaviest of the bunch which I kind of like, they feel like a quality product. I ran with a mix of backpack and handheld gas leaf blower that vacuums for years but for the vacuum part, the backpacks can be a hand full to work with.
  • The blowing works just as well as the vacuum, nice to have both tools in one.

The Bad

  • You will need to do routine maintenance on Gas Leaf Blower that vacuums. Replace spark plug and fuel filter. You will need both eye and ear protection while operating. They are loud didn’t matter which brand I’ve used they all scream.
  • You will need a seperate gas can for 2 stroke gas.  Also they get hot on extended use.
  • Also you will need to drain the fuel tank if you store it for long periods of time to keep the fuel from gumming up.

The Ugly

  • They are on the top end of the price chart for all styles of Leaf Blower that vacuums. Backpack style Leaf Blower that vacuums are terrible they are really heavy and can be cumbersome with the vacuum accessories attached.

My #1 Pick for gas leaf blower that vacuums

ECHO 191 MPH 354 CFM Gas Leaf Blower Vacuums

My #1 pick
  • ECHO’S 191 Leaf Blower that Vacuums are the most reliable handheld Leaf Blower that Vacuums that you can buy! I started out using ECHO products years ago, for gas power they hold up better than any other brand that I used.
  • All of the materials used are durable and the mechanical parts (engine) are reliable and easy to maintain.
  • ECHO brand products start with no problem just prime it, put on the choke and 2 pulls it starts.
  • The ECHO brand has a great reputation and are perfect for home or commercial use. They are a Japanese company that has been in the US market for over 40 years.
  • They are the best on the market and have a reputation for being reliable and trouble free.

Warranty

  • ECHO has a 5 year consumer warranty that they make easy to register for and use if needed. Here is a link to there warranty homepage for all there info ECHO Warranty.
  • When you purchase your ECHO Leaf Blower that Vacuums you can register it on there homepage and you will be linked to it if you need to make a warranty claim in the future.
  • Making a claim is easy and they act fast in getting the issue resolved,
  • Warranty is important, and a 5 year warranty is amazing there is no other brand in the lawn care product industry that offers this level of protection.
ECHO Warranty

ECHO 191 MPH 354 CFM Gas Leaf Blower Vacuums

Features

  • It is a vacuum, leaf blower and mulch-er which means it chops up leaves and yard debris as it vacuums.(sticks and leaves)
  •  The bag is made of heavy canvas which is very durable and holds 3 cubic yards of mulch debris. It also has a heavy duty zipper that makes it easy to empty.
  • And the blower itself is very powerful with 191 air speed.
  • There is a choke and an engine priming bulb for an fast and easy start.
  • Also there is an on and off switch.

Why would I need this Blower

  • If you have a large yard with lots of trees this is a must have Leaf Blower that Vacuums.
  • The ECHO 191 Gas Leaf Blower that Vacuums will save you time and energy by vacuuming and mulching your leaves and yard debris. The mulch-er makes the debris from your yard easy to dispose of by saving space in your yard waste can or if bagging it and bring it to a landfill.
  • No more wasting time raking just use the blower to blow your leaves into a pile then vacuum them up.

Why I do not need this blower

  • If you have a small yard and don’t have large trees to deal with an abundance of leaves then the ECHO 191 would be over kill and a waste of money. In these cases I would recommend a cordless or electric model.

Electric leaf blower that vacuums

Black & Decker BV6000 High Performance Electric Leaf Blower that Vacuums
  • Electric leaf blower that vacuums are the most common of the group. They have good power for blowing but seem to lose a little when using the vacuum accessories.

The Good

  • They are on the cheaper side of the spectrum. As far as weight, you can barely tell you have a tool in your hand at all.
  • Handy for both small and medium size jobs. Easy to own because there is no maintenance involved at all.
  • I like how my wife is not scared to use them. In the past she has always stayed away from any gas powered tools I have, electing to wait for me to come home for help. But I bet she uses it to clean my sons room when i’m not at home lol.
  • The vacuum features work as designed (small jobs) no problem. You will have to have a spot to keep the accessories I just hang on to the box it came in for that. But it does take up space.
  • The blower tends works better then the vacuum feature, meaning it seems to be a trait of all electric Leaf Blowers that Vacuum,

The Bad

  • Would not use them on large yards, they do overheat when used for extended periods over half an hour.
  • I always lose one or two of the accessory pieces.
  • Not waterproof, which may not be a problem for some but for me it is.
  • The vacuum does not work as well as you would like but I mostly use gas equipment so maybe that’s why it feels so weak.
  • After using the vacuum I was covered in a fine dust of leaf debris. It seems to come from the zipper seam on the waste leaf catching bag, which by the way the zipper on most of these seams to be a cheap (crappy) design needs to be bigger and more durable. This will be a point of failure.

The Ugly

  • The zipper on the leaf waste bag was small and got hard to zip as the job went on. I did find others that had a beefed up zipper that looked way better than mine.
  • You have to drag around extension cords.
  • Can not be used in the rain.

My #1 Electric leaf blower that vacuums

black & decker
  • Black & Decker BV6000 High Performance Electric Leaf Blower that Vacuums
  • This electric leaf blower that vacuums is of good quality and has the best reviews that I could find. I searched the internet for electric leaf blowers that vacuum and addressed the problems I encountered with the electric leaf blower I had and the Black & Decker BV6000 had all the key features I needed.
  • Black & Decker has put a powerful 12 amp motor with 250 mph air speed.
  • It performs 3 jobs as a blower, vacuum and mulch-er with large durable collection bag.
  • And it comes with everything you need, blower tube, vacuum tube, shoulder strap and EZ-empty reusable collection bag and concentrate. All are easy to enter change and well made.
  • Also the most important feature is the mulching fan is metal which last and does not clog up with debris. This was my biggest concern because Electric Leaf blowers tend to be cheaply built and most have a plastic fan blade. This model for the price comes with higher end features for lower end price.

Black & Decker warranty

  • 2 Year limited warranty
    Black & Decker (U.S.) Inc. warrants this product for two (2) years
    against any defects in material or workmanship. The defective
    product will be replaced or repaired at no charge in either of two
    ways.
  • The first, which will result in exchanges only, is to return the product
    to the retailer from whom it was purchased (provided that the store is
    a participating retailer). Returns should be made within the time
    period of the retailer?s policy for exchanges (usually 30 to 90 days
    after the sale). Proof of purchase may be required. Please check with
    the retailer for their specific return policy regarding returns that are
    beyond the time set for exchanges.
  • The second option is to take or send the product (prepaid) to a Black
    & Decker owned or authorized Service Center for repair or
    replacement at our option. Proof of purchase may be required. Black
    & Decker owned and authorized Service Centers are listed under
    “Tools-Electric” in the yellow pages of the phone directory.
  • This warranty does not apply to accessories. This warranty gives you
    specific legal rights and you may have other rights which vary from
    state to state or province to province. Should you have any questions,
    contact the manager of your nearest Black & Decker Service Center.
    This product is not intended for commercial use.

Why I need this leaf blower that vacuums

  • If you have a small yard this Leaf Blower that Vacuums is perfect for you. Because it has plenty of power for blowing winter leaves as well as grass clippings, then vacuuming and mulching them for disposal.
  • Therefore you will save more time by mulching your yard debris and leaves while vacuum.
  • It has the lowest price point of all the powerful leaf blowers that vacuum.
  • Most importantly it is simple to master and you will be a pro after the first use.

Why I do not need this leaf blower that vacuums

  • If you have a medium yard with a lot of trees.
  • If you do not have easy accessible outdoor power outlets.
  • Because being electrocuted in the rain is a bad thing (lol just wanted to see if I lost you) but really!

Verdict

  • Mostly I feel this is a good entry level leaf blower that vacuums, it will handle everything a small yard can throw at it and it is of good quality.
  • Most importantly Black & Decker has a name you know and a 2 year warranty that is straight forward with what they cover and what they do not.

 

Battery/Cordless leaf blower that vacuums

Cordless Leaf Blower Vacuum
cordless leaf blower that vacuums.
  • Battery powered leaf blower that vacuums are a fun group of tools. I love battery powered tools for their versatility and ease of use. Therefore cordless leaf blowers that vacuum are nice and they weight a little more than the electric blowers  which gives them a more solid feel in your hand.
  • Battery powered leaf blower that vacuums are great and can be very powerful, however battery powered leaf blowers that vacuum are different for the fact that the vacuuming pushes the battery to its limits causing it to not last as long as it would by simply blowing.
  • See my article on cordless leaf blowers. 

The good

  • You can take battery powered leaf blower vacuums any ware. If you rent a cabin in the summer or winter they come in handy and work with your other power tools that you might have brought with you as well.
  • The vacuum feature was just as good as the electric ones as well as the normal blower setting. Good for small and medium jobs
  • Same type of accessories for vacuum use as the electric blower. Battery powered leaf blower that vacuums are easy to own because there is no maintenance involved at all. Just charge the battery.
  • Most importantly I like that they come with a battery when you buy them most other power tools do not.
  • Battery powered leaf blower that vacuums are waterproof and can be used in the rain.

The Bad

  • They do not last more than half an hour of steady use.
  • The accessories for the vacuum are cheap and do not look like they will last.

The Ugly

  • They are higher in price but you do get a battery with them.

 

My# 1 pick for battery/cordless leaf blower that vacuums.

BLACK&DECKER LSWV36 40-Volt Lithium Cordless Sweeper and Vac

  • Not really a lot to choose from here, this is a real small market.
  • For that reason I went with the best reviews I could find.
  • Black & Decker 36 40-Volt sweeper vac is referred to as a sweeper which tells me it does not vacuum all yard debris such as sticks.

Key Points

  • Mostly the Black & Decker 36 40-Volt sweeper vac is for small town homes or apartments.
  • The reviews were centered around the fact that you have to be on hard surfaces to use the vacuum, but many stated they used it for much more and referred to the model as amazing.
  • Liked most was its size and how lightweight it is, also how well it vacuums.
  • Most reviews mention how underpowered the blower is, but I feel they were not properly informed on what they were buying.
  • Cordless products just don’t have the power you will need for bigger jobs.
  • Black & Decker 36 40-Volt sweeper vac is not a versatile product, you are limited to small yards only.

Product Details

  • Weight 6.9 lbs.
  • Air speed 120 mph.
  • Battery powered 40 Volts.
  • Its low noise design allows for quiet operation (65 dBA) and it has a built-in scraper that allows users to loosen matted leaves and stuck-on debris.he soft grip handle provides added comfort during use.
  • Included vacuum tube, blower tube, discharge bag with strap, 40V battery and fast charger.
  • Power Command variable speed setting.

Warranty

  • 2 Year Limited Warranty
    Black & Decker (U.S.) Inc. warrants this product for two (2) years
    against any defects in material or workmanship. The defective
    product will be replaced or repaired at no charge in either of two
    ways.
  • The first, which will result in exchanges only, is to return the product
    to the retailer from whom it was purchased (provided that the store is
    a participating retailer). Returns should be made within the time
    period of the retailer?s policy for exchanges (usually 30 to 90 days
    after the sale). Proof of purchase may be required. Please check with
    the retailer for their specific return policy regarding returns that are
    beyond the time set for exchanges.
  • The second option is to take or send the product (prepaid) to a Black
    & Decker owned or authorized Service Center for repair or
    replacement at our option. Proof of purchase may be required. Black
    & Decker owned and authorized Service Centers are listed under
    “Tools-Electric” in the yellow pages of the phone directory.
  • This warranty does not apply to accessories. This warranty gives you
    specific legal rights and you may have other rights which vary from
    state to state or province to province. Should you have any questions,
    contact the manager of your nearest Black & Decker Service Center.
    This product is not intended for commercial use.

Verdict

  • Mostly this would not fit my needs but I have recommended this product to my 68 year old mother. See lives in a small home and likes to do her own yard work.
  • I feel this is great tool for people with small yards or have patios that they need to clean.
  • Black & Decker has been in business for 108 years and you can count on it being a quality product.
  • There are more powerful cordless leaf blowers that vacuum but for the price this is my pick, I don’t think your are going to get much more out of the other products in this category for the extra price. You might want to consider a electric model for more power before you decide on this product.
BLACK+DECKER LSWV36 40-Volt Lithium Cordless Sweeper.

My final thoughts.

  • I liked the ECHO gas powered leaf blower that vacuums the best for large yards. Really it is your only option and I feel that you can cover all your needs with it and have years of reliable use out of it.
  • Now if you have a small yard then my choice would be the electric leaf blower that vacuums it will cover all your needs and make your life easier by saving you time and being versatile, and for the money a great addition to your yard equipment.
  • Last place goes to the cordless leaf blower that vacuums models. They mostly are for town homes or vacation homes.  They really are handy for small jobs but don’t expect much. Now for some it may be great but i’m kind of a rough guy I get mad and gently through things across the driveway lol. And I do not think this would be the best product for me.

ECHO 191 MPH 354 CFM Gas Leaf Blower that Vacuums

 

 

 

Cordless Blower That Vacuum

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