Black & Decker Cordless Blower (Ns118) (NS1181) Reviews

Black & Decker Cordless Blower (Ns118) (NS1181)

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  • Black & Decker Cordless Blower - Work Fast!

    Jul 1, 2009 by michiman1 is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Home and Garden
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Light-weight, reasonably priced, no need to drag extension cords.
    Cons: 18V power pack is limited to only a few minutes of use at normal power.

    Summary: I recently picked up the Black & Decker Cordless Blower (NS-118) when I gave up on the gasoline powered Homelite model I had used for years.  I originally purchased the ... read more

  • Getting th job done

    Aug 9, 2012 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: The best recommendation for this product is its relative power while being lightweight and inexpensive.
    Cons: For bigger jobs you will need a second battery.

    Summary:   Re: Black and Decker 18 Volt Cordless Broom Model NS118   I own two of these blowers as I had one and got the second as part of a three piece package witn an edger and trimmer.  It is an excellent reasonably priced ... read more

  • Good for your Typical Home

    Jan 6, 2010 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Light
    Easy on/off switch
    Sturdy
    Battery Powered
    Cons: Not the most powerful.  Not for professional use.

    Summary: The best feature of this blower is that it is cordless and isn't a super big gas powered blower.  It uses a simple battery that is easy to snap on and off.  A woman would be able to use this very easily.  It isn't so powerful that it is ... read more

  • Good for Small Jobs

    Dec 17, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Lightweight and portable.  Good tool for intended uses.
    Cons: Not heavy duty enough to do flowerbeds or lawns

    Summary: Black & Decker Cordless Blower (Ns118).  My wife had been asking me if there was a cordless leaf blower on the market because she was tired of getting the extension cord out, dragging it around and putting it away.  I saw our neighbors had ... read more

  • What a handy blower to have around!

    Jan 10, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Lightweight, easy-to-use, convenient
    Cons: battery

    Summary: Actually, my mother first bought this Black & Decker blower for herself to blow off her driveway and sidewalks. She bought me one soon after because she loved hers so much. I told her, I didn't know why she spent the money because I really didn't need ... read more

  • B and D cordless blower

    Nov 8, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Lightweight, fun and easy to use, maneuverable
    Cons: yeah...the battery issue, although cheaper than makita's

    Summary: This is the second cordless blower we own. (the other is the makita) We have bought them both because I guess I am always on a quest for the quicker picker upper, or blower, should I say. I love it! With cordless, there is always the issue of batteries ... read more

  • Sweep Like the Wind

    Aug 5, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Light and Airy. Keeps its Promise.
    Cons: Suspect on/off switch. No speed control.

    Summary: Black and Decker, based in Towson, Maryland, markets a line of outdoor tools with interchangeable 18 volt batteries. Cordless tools powered by the rechargeable 18-volt battery are: the Hedgehog hedge trimmer, Cordless broom hard surface sweeper, Grasshog® ... read more

  • Black & Decker Cordless Broom

    May 15, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy to carry (very light weight).
    Cons: Battery power only lasts 10-15 minutes. The blower is not that powerful.

    Summary: I purchased the Black & Decker Cordless Broom a few months ago at a local Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouse. The assembly of the product was a snap. I had to charge the batteries for at least 9 hours which bothered me at first, but then I got over ... read more

  • Versatile, effective, powerful, and easy to use

    Jul 15, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: -Worth every penny, cleans up even heavy construction debris, easy to use
    Cons: -will not blow debris to IndoChina, does not have wind velocity of an SR-71

    Summary: Let me run down my situation. I am building a new home and needed something to help me clean up messes from myself and contractors alike who are working. There is no electricity at our new home yet. I needed something cordless or gas to get the job ... read more

  • Cordlessly Blowing Our Cares Away!

    Apr 7, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good wind velocity, Great fit and control, two batteries
    Cons: I have to use it.

    Summary: Doing yard work blows! Ok, OK. I know that’s a cheap shot lead-in when reviewing a device designed to blow stuff off the sidewalk. I’ve always admitted that I’m cheap and lazy so what else can be expected? As a matter of fact, I’m so ... read more

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  • Tractor man

    Sep 2, 2012 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: Light, orange, portable
    Cons: Terrible batter life, loses power quickly, long time recharge

    Summary: This blower is absolutely awful. The battery life is about 5-7 minutes and then you have no power at all! I can't even do my 30 foot driveway with maple seeds and a few pine needles without stopping to recharge. I would never buy this product. It is a ... read more

  • Nice blower - junky batteries. !!!!

    Jun 16, 2012 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Light weight, easy to work with
    Cons: Extremely long charging time,and lessthan 5 minutes of working time !!

    Summary: Had it for over threeyears, it was a nightmare from the start. Batteries do not last even 10 minutes. Pure junk !Just got rid of them ... read more

  • Shame on Black and Decker

    Jun 18, 2011 by
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    Pros: Black and Decker ruin any chance of a pro with lack of granular replacement parts.
    Cons: Shame on B&D for being thoughtless about the environment by not selling a replacement impeller.

    Summary: Black and Decker chooses to not provide a replacement part for the cheap plastic impeller which is the first thing to go.  It probably costs about 10 cents to make.  But they will only sell you a complete replacement blower assembly which is ... read more

  • The good the bad and the ugly.

    Mar 21, 2011 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: lightweight and easy to manuever. It has a reasonably powerful air stream.
    Cons:  No spare parts available for unit!

    Summary: When this unit works, it works great. I was able to clean fir needles off my deck with very little effort. I mounted the charger base near the deck and the unit was easy to access for quick clean up's.ONLY purchase this unit if you are willing to ... read more

  • Black & Decker Battery Powered Blower

    Nov 15, 2010 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Has good blowing power. Unit is light weight. Good for a small lot.
    Cons: Thin plastic impeller disintegrates after extended use. No replacement available. Blower now useless.

    Summary: Good blowing power for a battery operated. The bad: It has a thin plastic impeller that will disintegrate after extended use. The ugly: B&D will not sell a replacement impeller for their battery operated blowers. Because of a low cost plastic ... read more

  • Great Black and Decker service

    Dec 12, 2009 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: The poroduct works well


    And the service works even better
    Cons: A little more sensitive to wear and tear than it should be.

    Summary: I had one of these blowers and one of the internal parts broke (the fan blade). There was no replacement part. It was 5 years old. After some emails back and forth, a very reponsive customer service group at Black and Decker agreedf to send me an entire ... read more

  • Battery sucks!

    Nov 20, 2009 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: No cords.
    Lightweight.
    Cons: Battery capacity sucks.

    Summary: This is a great tool for quick, light cleanup of loose material.  No cords to get tangled in, and it is lightweight.  On the other hand, the battery only lasts about 10-15 minutes.  When first used, the battery only lasts about 8-9 ... read more

  • Another good cordless tool from Black and Decker!

    Aug 23, 2008 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: It's cordless! No extension cord followng you and no gas to mix!
    Cons: I have not found one yet!

    Summary: There is alot out there that don't like battery powered tools... I am not one of them! Black and decker got me hooked with their line trimmer so when I saw their new blower, it was a "must have" for me! It has plenty of power, fairly decent time ... read more

  • eh...so so

    Jul 6, 2008 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: lightweight cordless and don't have to have that gas/oil mixture. quiet
    Cons: poor battery life and takes to long to recharge.

    Summary: this is fine for small jobs. battery runs down in less than five minutes. if you have a short sidewalk or driveway - you will be all right--but don't expect power. i have four batteries and it takes all four to do a patio, driveway and sidewalk. i have ... read more

  • We are a Black and Decker Family...

    Jun 28, 2008 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: lightweight, quality construction, interchangeable battery with other B&D cordless tools
    Cons: battery life *sigh*

    Summary: As my son pointed out this morning, almost every lawn and garden tool we own is manufactured by Black and Decker. I've found that B&D produces quality products that hold up season to season. And if you have an issue with a product, the warranty service ... read more

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