Black and Decker BV6600 Review

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Black and Decker BV6600 Review
8.5 Total Score

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  • Powerful 3 in 1 leaf blower
  • Easy conversion switch
  • Low noise model
  • Multiple attachments
  • Cord retainer

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 and Decker and stands by the reputation of the company.

Black & Decker BV6600 Review

The Black and 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.

Design

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 light weight 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.

Motor

The Black and 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 a two speed cruise control. The two speed control enables you to control the speed of air flow through the blower so that you can adjust the speed according to the requirement.

The blower speed is controlled by an easy speed dial. This aids in precision and the job is done at a faster pace. The company claims the BV6600 to be an ideal for use in clearing driveways sidewalks, decks, and garages of debris and fall leaves from yard. The leaf vacuum has a capacity of churning up 400 cubic feet of air per minute and has a two speed cruise control.

3 in 1 Feature:

As mentioned earlier the Black and 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 specialised tools whatsoever, and this is one of the best features of this leaf blower.

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 a 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.

Noise:

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 a 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 interruption in the work. The BV6600 has a built-in cord retainer that prevents this from happening and helps in uninterrupted usage.

Warranty
The Black and Decker BV6600 comes with a two year limited warranty on the product against defects in material and/or workmanship. The warranty is not applicable to products sold in Latin America.

Additional attachments:

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.

8.5 Total Score
Black and Decker BV6600 Review

Overall, if we look at the Black and Decker BV6600, it is a beast that is capable of cleaning vacuuming and mulching the leaves and debris from your driveways in a jiffy and is the one that you would definitely want to keep handy.

Quality
8.5
Value of Money
9
Performance
8
Capacity
8.5
PROS
  • Powerful 3 in 1 leaf blower
  • Easy conversion switch
  • Low noise model
  • Multiple attachments
  • Cord retainer
CONS
  • Corded variant limits the use
  • Two year limited warranty
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