With over 100 years of manufacturing outdoor power tools in its kitty, Black and Decker, has come a long way since a small machine shop in Baltimore, Maryland, USA was founded by two young entrepreneurs S. Duncan Black and Alonzo G Decker.
The company which started off by making power drills has diversified a lot and today it boasts of a wide range of products in the power tools, garden tools, and home products category and is a trusted name when it comes to homeowners.
The Black & Decker BV 6600 is an electric 3 in 1 leaf blower from the house of Black & Decker and stands by the reputation of the company.
The Black & Decker BV6600 is a compact high performance 3 in 1 leaf blower i.e it is a single machine capable of blowing, vacuum and mulching.
Thus this highly powerful machine is not only capable of gathering fallen leaves and other yard debris but will also vacuum it, shred it into pieces and collect it in a reusable bag which can be emptied after it is full.
Black & Decker BV6600 Leaf Blower Review
The Black and Decker BV6600 leaf blower is a compact machine with an ergonomically designed handle suitable for both single-handed and double-handed use.
The machine is compact and comes with a dry weight of 8.1 pounds which is quite light compared to the models available in the market.
It can be easily hung to the shoulder with a strap that comes with the product and can be carried around for long working hours. This lightweight and ergonomically designed model reduces the GYRO effect and takes off the stress from the operator’s shoulders arms and wrists and hence does not cause fatigue even after prolonged use.
The Black & Decker BV6600 owes its beastly power to the 12amp motor that is capable of generating an air blow with a maximum speed of 250mph and is complemented with two-speed cruise control.
The two-speed control enables you to control the speed of airflow through the blower so that you can adjust the speed according to the requirement.
The blower speed is controlled by easy speed dial. This aids in precision and the job is done at a faster pace. The company claims the BV6600 to be ideal for use in clearing driveways sidewalks, decks, and garages. The leaf vacuum has a capacity of churning up 400 cubic feet of air per minute and has two-speed cruise control.
3 in 1 Feature
As mentioned earlier the Black & Decker BV6600 is a 3 in 1 machine that is capable of blowing, vacuum and mulching. The machine can be easily converted from a leaf blower to a vacuum in almost no time by the twitch of a switch without the application of any specialized tools whatsoever, and this is one of the best features of this leaf blower.
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The vacuum is extremely powerful and can clear of small twigs and pine needles as well. The mulching is taken care of by a high impact metal fan that prevents clogging while reducing the leaf and debris in the ratio of 16:1. This means that 16 bags of debris can be ground to one with the help of this mulcher.
So once the leaves and debris are blown and gathered together they can be successfully cleaned with the aid of the vacuum and then will be shredded by the mulcher before being collected in a bag.
The BV6600 comes with an EZ reusable bag and three disposable bags to get this job done. The EZ reusable bag is specially designed so that you invest less time and effort in emptying it. In case of a quick clean simply tie up the disposable bag and toss it after use.
The Black and Decker BV6600 has been proved to be 50% quieter compared to other models (Maximum noise level compared to Black & Decker model LH4500 utilizing EN ISO 3744 sound measurement test procedure) and has a maximum noise level of 68 decibels to the operator’s ears.
Thus this is extremely suited to even sensitive environments where the noise level from machinery cannot exceed a particular level.
Built-in Cord Retainer
The Black and Decker BV6600 is a corded electric leaf blower. A common problem with corded blowers is that the cord comes off from the port often while in use causing an interruption in the work. The BV6600 has a built-in cord retainer that prevents this from happening and helps in uninterrupted usage.
The Black and Decker BV6600 comes with a few interesting attachments which make the job easier. These are the concentrator, the oscillating nozzle, and the leaf scraper nozzle which can be easily attached to the blower tube.
The concentrator narrows the focus of the air stream, helping blast leaves and pine needles out of narrow areas where the standard blower tube cannot make way while the oscillating nozzle is a segmented piece that oscillates to and fro when the air flows through it, creating a wider swath of air without you having to move the blower manually.
The leaf scraper or the third attachment is a small rake that is used to pull up stubborn or damp leaves while the blower is running.