Black & Decker Bv2500 Leaf Hog Vac 'N' Mulch Blower/Vacuum Reviews

Black & Decker Bv2500 Leaf Hog Vac 'N' Mulch Blower/Vacuum

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  • It Blows-It Sucks- Fall Clean-Up Black & Decker Leaf Hog High Performance Blower/Vac BV2500

    Oct 30, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: *Does the job
    *Inexpensive
    *Easy to use
    *Blower / Vacuum
    *Mulches
    Cons: Leaf bag gets heavy
    *Leaf bag tedious to empty

    Summary: After the heat of the summer I look forward to the beauty of the trees that Fall brings. The changing colors are so gorgeous and the weather getting a little cooler is nice too. BUT....then it happens. I see a leave fall and then another and another ... read more

  • Blown Away at 200 mph; These Hands Dont Fit A Rake!

    Nov 1, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Low price, weight and balance, ease of control, and good blower capabilities
    Cons: Disappointing mulching performance, poorly designed blower attachment

    Summary: Not for the landscape professional, but a good workhorse for the typical homeowner, the Black and Decker BV2500 Leaf Hog makes fallen leaves, grass clippings, and other yard waste go away with less effort than raking.  This low noise, 110 V ... read more

  • BV2500 succeeds where others fail

    May 29, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Pretty fast, affordable. Actually works.
    Cons: leaf catcher latch is pretty loose

    Summary: I've been looking for an electric leaf sucker for a long time. I've studied what was available in Lowe's, Target and even my nemesis, Home Depot. I've been struck by being unable to find any Black and Decker entry in this field in my area. Black and ... read more

  • Decent unit but no blower expected to last long

    Aug 21, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: easy to clean housing, Leaf Collection System compatibility
    Cons: not too powerful

    Summary: I purchased this model after my last B&D blower died after three years. No brand of blower seems to be of superior quality, and my main decision on buying another B&D model was compatibility with the optional Leaf Collection System. You switch ... read more

  • Does what it says

    Oct 29, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Powerful, durable, reliable, efficient.
    Cons: The optional leaf collection system requires patience; some may find it not worth it.

    Summary: I will give the Leaf Hog a good recommendation for what it does. It is powerful and reliable. The mulching aspect works well and I rarely encountered something the impeller couldn't handle. I do suggest ear protection; the motor is kind of "whine-y." ... read more

  • Vacuum or Tarp?

    Oct 27, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Light, easy to use, relatively inexpensive.
    Cons: Didn't vacuum well. Clogged often. On/off switch position.

    Summary: I purchased the Hog to blow and vacuum my relatively small yard. Assembly was fast and easy. I started with the blower. It works on dry leaves very well, until you get a small pile, then it takes a number of passes to move them. Don't recommend ... read more

  • Perfect for landscape work

    Apr 9, 2004 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Corded, Light, Easy to store
    Cons: Needs bigger bag.

    Summary: I purchased the Hog after I did a large landscape project in my yard. I built a retaining wall around some trees and then filled it with pea rock. When fall came around I realized what a chore I made for myself. So I spent some time wondering around ... read more

  • Pleasantly surprised at Performance

    Dec 24, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Will suck the chrome off a trailer hitch....
    Cons: Bag size could be larger.

    Summary: I had been thinking about buying a leaf vac for years, but heard all the stories about "they won't suck up wet leaves, or they are too loud." Well I finally broke down and purchased a Leaf Hog from Black and Decker at Home Depot, and it work's fantastic. ... read more

  • How did I get along without it all these years???

    Nov 24, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Mulches nicely. Powerful motor.
    Cons: Leaf bag isnt very big. You'll probably need the Collection System. Not very quiet.

    Summary: This is my first blower. I thought I just needed a blower to blow the leaves in a pile to rake into bags. I didnt know you could vac them up too!!! I have a near 40ft tall tree in my front yard (not to forget my other 25 ft tree and my neighbors ... read more

  • How long should a leaf blower last?

    Nov 11, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: High air speed in blower mode, mulches very well
    Cons: Longevity

    Summary: This blower/vac does all you can expect of it. In blower mode, it puts out a very high speed column of air. You can decrease the air velocity via a slide control on the nozzle (a very handy feature when working around flower beds). In vacuum mode, ... read more

  • My Leaf Hog Experience

    Nov 6, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Does the job; Mulching saves on leaf bags
    Cons: Poor quality bag; Needs a little love; Requires more work than a bagging mower

    Summary: Specs: It's both a leaf blower and a mulching vacuum, electric. It has two different attachments, one for blowing and one for vacuuming. In vacuum mode, there are plastic blades that mulch the leaves before depositing them into the shoulder bag. The b ... read more

  • Easy to Use and Inexpensive

    Jul 11, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy to use; inexpensive; optional leaf collection system
    Cons: None

    Summary: We have one of those trees that drops millions of helicopter leaves on our driveway and sidewalk, ... read more

  • This Leaf Hog really does hog leaves

    Mar 31, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great blower/vac for leaves
    Cons: Overstated mulching rate; limited capacity bag

    Summary: I got the Leaf Hog to replace a Weedeater Barracuda blower/vac. The leaf collection system (usually sold as an option) was included with the Leaf Hog, so I'll talk about it too. My intent was to use this to blow leaves/straw into piles then vacuum them ... read more

  • All right but wear ear and eye protection

    Feb 24, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Shreds dry leaves well.
    Cons: Clogs,loud, impeller wearing down quick, DANGEROUS IF YOU ACCIDENTALLY SUCK UP A ROCK!

    Summary: Pros Usually does what you want it to to. It really reduces the volume of leaves you have to deal with. Cons On the downside. it clogs frequently, especially if there are little branches or pieces of bark on the ground. ... read more

  • Its Best Feature is a Secret!

    Dec 15, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Optional Trashcan Leaf Collection System, lightweight, easy to switch modes. It works.
    Cons: Occasionally clogs, plastic impeller might not be durable enough. Motor durability

    Summary: My 3/4 acre yard is surrounded by huge trees. We have lots of lawn, punctuated by several mulched planting areas. All of that adds up to leaf nightmares every fall. The Black & Decker Leaf Hog is my third leaf blower. The first one, a Toro, was ... read more

  • Great Help with Leafs

    Nov 19, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Strong Vacuum Suction and Blower Features
    Cons: Need four hands to attach bag to pail. Hard to tell when pail is full.

    Summary: I purchased this unit to help with the tremendous volume of leaves from our trees. It works flawlessly sucking up and pulverizing the leaves into a pail which has a plastic bag in it. It is hard to tell when to change plastic bags so once the pail ... read more

  • Good value for money

    Oct 30, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Low cost alternative to manual sacking
    Cons: Impeller made of plastic can be damaged by rocks and twigs

    Summary: I sucked and sacked 25 Leaf Hog bags of dry cottonwood leaves in about 4 hours. Sucking power deteriorated with use as impeller became damaged by rocks and sticks. Replacement impeller available on web for about $5. I found best method to be ... read more

  • Good product with a few caveats

    Oct 8, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Relatively light, relatively quiet, efficient
    Cons: Leaf bag design could use improvement

    Summary: I'm generally happy with my Leaf Hog purchase but one thing is an on-going problem: the leaf bag is designed for short, right-handed users but I'm 6' tall and left handed. The shoulder strap on the leaf bag is about 3 inches too short for me to stand ... read more

  • Vacuuming your yard for fun and exercise

    Apr 20, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Vacuums up and yard waste and turns it into compost
    Cons: Loud, I don't like the blower, clogs up when grass is wet

    Summary: I live in Southern California, where we have a large rambling yard full of cactus, succulent plants, citrus trees and weeds! These are mostly wild grasses, and I cut them down with a weed whacker. I used to rake them up, and put them in our ... read more

  • It's a broom! No! It's a rake!

    Nov 6, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Light. Switches from blower to vac easily. Easy to empty.
    Cons: Bag slips off. Vacuum tube separates.

    Summary: When my wife said she wanted a leaf blower/vacuum, I foolishly assumed she meant for herself! Although I later found out that I was wrong, my assumption influenced my purchase, since I knew she would not want a gas-powered blower/vac. My local Home ... read more

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