Poulan Pro Gas Vacuum Blower Bvm-200 Reviews

Poulan Pro Gas Vacuum Blower Bvm-200

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  • Friend asked me to repair this. . .

    Aug 22, 2011 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: If you want to Learn a Lot this Blower IS FOR YOU!!!
    Cons: Will not start - No Way - No How.

    Summary: OK being the Good Friend I am...I tore this thing down to every basic component and did a Thorough - FAILURE ANALYSYS.  This Unit was Run for 1 Season (2 Hours) then Failed to Start.  The Blower has a Sticker with Remanufactured in RED.  ... read more

  • What a Rip Off

    Feb 1, 2010 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: $99  price, but with only 60 minutes of use it seems ridiculously high!
    Cons: Not worth the price of the box it was packed in.

    Summary: I bought this blower at Lowe's in November of 2008 for $99. It seemed like a good deal. I had purchased other gas powered equipment for similar prices over the past 30 years; they lasted for 10 years or more. It started after what I thought was too many ... read more

  • BVM-200 Blows.....literaly

    Oct 16, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Powerful and easy to start when it worked.
    Cons: Have never seen a gas powered tool deteriorate this fast.

    Summary: I bought this unit last year here in Canada at Canadian Tire as a last of stock item. My main use is to blow and mulch leaves around my 20000sqf tree'd lot My previous blower was a B&D electric model. It was handed down to me and worked well ... read more

  • Delivers as expected

    Mar 16, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy to start, 16:1 mulcher, powerful
    Cons: tank difficult to fill, not that light, controls position. Vacuum tube could be longer

    Summary: I have tried the Homelite $100 Blower/VAC. I've returned it because it was not able to run for more 15 seconds in VAC mode. Then I've tried the Ryobi gas blower sold for $100. I've never been able to get it work without the Choke half closed. No way to ... read more

  • After three years, my Poulan is dead

    Nov 18, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Ran well, controls easy to use, (until it died in June 2007)
    Cons: Never started on first pull, incurred $80 repair after 3 years ==> it's garbage now

    Summary: I am re-writing my review of this Poulan blower now that I have owned it for 3 years (date now is June 30, 2007). Recently my blower would not start at all, so I looked at the obvious things -- spark plug, fuel filter, air filter, cleaned the carb. ... read more

  • Misunderstood product...Works very well!!

    Nov 7, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Excellent mulch on DRY leaves Powerful Blower Easy start
    Cons: Somewhat heavy after hours of use Bag capacity Wet leaf mulching on clumped bundles

    Summary: I purchased this product at Lowes for $100 with mail in rebate for $15. While at the store I looked at the #1 rated Toro electric model. All I could think of was toting a 100 ft cable around trees. That eliminated the Toro. I asked what is the next ... read more

  • Other reviews are scary, but I'm totally happy!

    Apr 15, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Speed versatility, metal parts, superior power, dependability
    Cons: Heavier than others, exhaust in face depending on position (especially left-handed)

    Summary: I got a Homelite Vac Attack. I actually got two of them because they both broke or sucked. They failed to run at top speed at even mild angles up or down hill. They stalled. The manufacturer claimed I needed to adjust the idle. I did, and it did ... read more

  • Blows away and eats up the competition

    Sep 2, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy to start & operate. Outstanding blower force.
    Cons: A little heavy & bulky for extended use times.

    Summary: Poulan Pro Gas Blower/Vac Model BVM-200 The blower speed is adjustable from a slight breeze to a fu ... read more

  • Stay Away From This One

    Aug 21, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Controls are intuitive and easy to use.
    Cons: Very unreliable.

    Summary: This product is extremely unreliable. After owning it for three years, I am throwing it in the tras ... read more

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  • Never, never buy this piece of junk!!

    Dec 21, 2012 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros:  None, other than the color matches my Cub Cadet Rider, which is also junk.
    Cons: I can't think of a thing to say good about this product. 

    Summary: I bought the first Poulan Pro Leaf Blower at Walmart, then had to return it and they gave me another.  It failed to start after 2 months, so they replaced it last May with a third one.  It lasted 6 months.  I never used ... read more

  • POULAN BLOWER CRAP

    Aug 19, 2011 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: NONE
    Cons: Piece of crap.

    Summary: Bought the Poulan BVM 200 VS about 5 months ago. Total piece of crap.  Started OK the first few times.  Now, you can pull on it for 20 times and might get it to start. Just tried using it again.  Pulled 22 times, not even a hint of ... read more

  • Poulan/Husky will NOT stand behind their products

    Apr 17, 2010 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: cheap
    Cons: P.O.S.

    Summary: BVM200VS blower is listed as No Longer Available, but I still see them for sale. I bought mine July 2009, it failed in January 2010. I ran the proper mix, but compression still fell off to point motor won't run. Took it to authorized repair shop, but ... read more

  • Piece of Junk

    Apr 16, 2010 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: None
    Cons: Cheap

    Summary: Price seemed right, felt good in my hands at the store, so I bought it, thinking it being a Poulan, thats a great buy at $99. It lasted just over a year, could not have had more than 15 total hours on it, no compression, warranty no good now. Took it to ... read more

  • Poor design

    Dec 20, 2009 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Seemed to be a powerful blower
    Cons: Poor design

    Summary: I used this blower one time and will be taking it back.  The vacuum bag attachment is poorly designed causing this feature to be very awkward to use.  After only one use, I found two sizeable holes in the vacuum bag due to scorching.  Glad ... read more

  • Don't waste your money!!!

    Nov 16, 2009 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: It kinda ran
    Cons: Does not last. Even when it worked it did not run well.

    Summary: Worse piece of lawn equipment I have ever bought. I know many people that recommend their chain saws but stay away from the blower if you want anything that will last. Bought one of these 2 years ago and it lasted one season. Made sure to store it ... read more

  • Works Great

    Mar 30, 2008 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: works as expected
    Cons: vacuum bag could be made better

    Summary: I've had this blower/vac since 2003, and the only thing I've had to replace was the vacuum bag THIS YEAR! Starts every time (not on the first pull though). The blower and vacuum have worked well. The vacuum with the metal mulching blades works very ... read more

  • This thing should be outlawed.

    Nov 5, 2007 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: Powerful, inexpensive.
    Cons: Low quality, very unreliable

    Summary: Bought this thing last fall at Lowe's, used it maybe a total of 2hr run time and it worked great, plenty of power,and got it for a decent price.Thought I got a good deal. This year, refilled with fresh gas/oil mixture and started the annual leaf clean ... read more

  • Same Story!!!!

    Oct 27, 2007 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: For the few minutes it worked, very powerful for a homeowner model
    Cons: You name it - Poor quality, falls apart, won't start, won't run ........

    Summary: Worked for part of first season (blower only). Then would not start. After many, many attempts, started, but would not run without the choke being half closed. PLEASE DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THIS ... read more

  • Junk

    Oct 4, 2007 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: None that I can think of.
    Cons: 100$ to blow leaves twice... what a ripoff

    Summary: Used mine twice then wouldn't start, no spark. Not going to waste the money to get it fixed. Would advise not getting a Ryobi either, that was brand I bought last time and it seized up after one season of use. I think I may go buy a couple of rakes this ... read more

  • Do Not Purchase

    Aug 30, 2007 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: None
    Cons: Not durable. Each broke after just months of light use (less than once a week).

    Summary: Bought a second thinking it was a fluke that the first broke after one summer of use. I was ... read more

  • Great Machine

    Aug 27, 2007 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Great suction/blowing power
    Cons: A little on the heavy and loud side

    Summary: I've had the unit for just over 2 years. Started easy until a few weeks ago. I changed the plug, that didn't help, then I changed the fuel filter and it went back to starting on the second or third pull ... read more

  • Did not Work out of the Box

    Aug 18, 2007 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: I didn't find any
    Cons: Did not work out of the box

    Summary: I just bought one of these at Lowes. They were closing them out for $89. Mixed and filled the gas, pulled the starter cord and it did not want to rewind. It would take 3-10 seconds to rewind. I then read the reviews on this blower and said, forget it. ... read more

  • Worthless piece of.......Ahhhh!

    Jul 24, 2007 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: umm there are none...it doesnt work.
    Cons: Read Body!

    Summary: With 5 uses and just a week out of the manufactuers warrenty (30 days) our blower completely stoped working and since its been past the 30 days the company just says they cant help me. Now thats service!!!! But after reading all these reviews I think ... read more

  • Weed Eater/Poulan PBV200....Same junk...different names!

    May 5, 2007 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: None
    Cons: JUNK

    Summary: I bought ($99) a Weed Eater leaf blower/vacuum from Lowe's a couple of years ago. It crapped out after 8 uses; carburetor needed to be rebuilt or replaced. It would have cost about $90. Didn't have it repaired but brought it back to Lowe's. They were ... read more

  • Warranty a JOKE!

    Apr 11, 2007 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: May work on short grass clippings. Maybe for one season, maybe.
    Cons: Blower housing cheap, thin brittle plastic. Pick up one rock or?? and it's wasted.

    Summary: Don't waste your money on this piece of junk! Pick up one rock or other hard item and WHAM you have a hole in the blower housing. Replacement parts are over $40. Stihl offers a rubber liner in theirs and Echo has a rubber liner (considered critical, ... read more

  • Great...then NOTHING!

    Dec 29, 2006 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Great power and easy start - while it worked.
    Cons: Lasted only 6 mos.

    Summary: Purchased about 6 mos. ago. Ran and performed like a charm for 6 mos. Then, out of the blue, would not start - no ... read more

  • JUNK!!!

    Dec 13, 2006 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Absolutely none.
    Cons: It's crap. Not worth buying

    Summary: Don't waste your money on this piece of crap. I bought one a few months ago and the rings seized after just a few uses, which meant no compression and no more starting. I returned it two weeks after I bought it and swapped for another one just like it. I ... read more

  • Don't Waste Your Money

    Nov 17, 2006 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: None
    Cons: Unreliable

    Summary: Bought mine at Lowe's for $100. Worked OK in the beginning. Lots of power. Then I had problems getting it to start. Replaced the spark plug to no avail. Took it in for repairs. $80 to replace the electronic ignition module. Unfortunately, it crapped out ... read more

  • Never again

    Nov 5, 2006 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Cheap.
    Cons: Really expensive.

    Summary: This blower lasted less than 3 months. Lowe's won't take them back after 30 days. It won't be worth fixing. I'm looking at a Stihl to replace it. Sometimes it is worth spending more and this is certainly one of those ... read more

  • Just Bought This Machine

    Oct 20, 2006 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Mulching works well, Exhaust is covered, Throttle location easy to use.
    Cons: Won't start on the first pull, Using the mulching bag is awkward.

    Summary: I got this leaf blower at Lowe's because the price was attractive at $99.00. After mixing the gas and oil I filled the tank, primed about five or six times, put the choke on full, and throttle on the rabbit....which means full throttle. It took about 15 ... read more

  • I Love It, had it since 2003 & it still works like a charm..

    Aug 14, 2006 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Love the power, the ease of starting & Instructions on the machine.
    Cons: None....the machine is so powerful you need to tighten the screws once in a while....

    Summary: This is one of the best blowers I've ever had. It is very easy to start, the instructions are there on the machine... When I could not start it once, I took it apart, cleaned it up an WA- La!!!! it started...Just needed a little TLC... The parts that ... read more

  • warranty is a joke

    Mar 29, 2006 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: none
    Cons: customer service is shamefull

    Summary: customer service(jd) and the guy at the shop (brian) ganged up on me and told me i abused it. they said i was either mixing the oil to heavy(used the bottle that came with it)or i was using low quality oil and blocked the exaust up.had for 10 months and ... read more

  • Engine seized

    Feb 5, 2006 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: It worked great for the three hours.
    Cons: At $125, that's a pretty high per hour cost for a leaf blower/ vacuum.

    Summary: I bought one of these after returning a Black & Decker electric leaf blower/vacuum when its motor burned out after < 1 hour of use. I guess I just don't have any luck with leaf blowers, because this one ran for about three (3) hours before one of the ... read more

  • Not too bad

    Nov 11, 2005 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: does what it's supposed to
    Cons: a little heavy

    Summary: I don't use mine very much, but when I need it, it has never failed me. I've had it about 8 months now. I haven't used the vacuum attachment and don't plan to. The blower seems ok. A little heavy ... read more

  • Piece of Junk

    Nov 5, 2005 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Affordable (cheap)
    Cons: Cheap build quality, unreliable, short life span

    Summary: I purchased the Poulan Pro at Lowe's...threw it away after one season. This tool is the biggest piece of junk that I have ever purchased. It ran fine at first, but quickly became difficult to start. By the end of the season, if I did get it started, ... read more

  • Unreliable

    Sep 29, 2005 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Powerful
    Cons: Unreliable, poor design

    Summary: I was fairly satisfied with this unit for the first season. Started up after one or two pulls and did a good job on the leaves. Half way through the second season the throttle shaft snapped in the carb and the factory determined that it was abuse and ... read more

  • Horrible

    May 17, 2005 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: ECHO 620.
    Cons: Everything about this Poulan Blower...."PRO" series...HA!

    Summary: Used for one fall (5 - 7 times) now in the trash. Runs only on Half-choke. Never started. Swallowed gas like a drunk. Bought an ECHO 620...The real deal...Spent more, but you get what you pay ... read more

  • All of us cant be wrong

    May 10, 2005 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: NONE
    Cons: Everything...ITS JUNK.. Unreliable, hard to start, quits running, falls apart, heavy, low power.

    Summary: I cannot believe how cheap and unreliable this product is. I bought mine at Lowes for under 100.. I had hesitated to buy anything from Poulan because of my experiences in the past. My BVM 200 blower lasted about 15 hours before it quit. JUst stopped ... read more

  • Stay Away,Waste of Money

    Mar 26, 2005 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Low Price
    Cons: Unreliable,Cheaply built,Will not last

    Summary: I just purchased a new Echo blower after having to throw out this Poulan blower after about 15 uses....Motor seized and it would have cost more to repair then it cost. I should have read Epinions before buying as I would certainly have stayed away from ... read more

  • Does Not Hold Up With Household Use

    Jan 11, 2005 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: The unit is lightweight and, when working, does a fairly good job of corralling leaves.
    Cons: Once it died, it died hard.

    Summary: I bought this one because (1) I had tried out the model under this one and found it to be very underpowered and (2) it was only $99. My previous blower (Craftsman) lasted 12 years so I figured this one would, too. I was wrong. When it quit starting ... read more

  • S.T.A.Y. A.W.A.Y

    Nov 16, 2004 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: This Model runs great once running! great power!
    Cons: Not easy or cheap to get repairs done its in the Trash.

    Summary: A little on the Heavy side to other blowers! easy to find YELLOW! runs gas out fast on high speed. ... read more

  • Blows and Sucks

    Oct 18, 2004 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: It's yellow-orange and cheap.
    Cons: Zero durability. Hard to find service.

    Summary: Worked pretty well when new, except kind of noisy. So I guess that blows. After less than 10 hours operation, would not start. That sucks. It had under 100lbs compression, in other words, the chromed-bore long-life engine was worn out. That blows. ... read more

  • Junk

    Oct 1, 2004 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Did not find any.
    Cons: Underpowered

    Summary: Stay away from this one. I bought this model at Lowes for $99. I bought the gutter attachment for it as well. The machine starts after about 15 pulls. Not sure if my machine was defective but it was way under powered. Certainly did not seem like ... read more

  • Not Easy To Start

    Mar 30, 2004 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: It has good velocity.
    Cons: Not reliable.

    Summary: This blower is satisfactory for up to 6 months then it gets difficult to start. I have had 2 and both would not start after about 6 months of use. I am going to change brands ... read more

  • Poulan Pro Gas Vacuum Blower BVM-200

    Nov 12, 2003 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: It starts easily when it isn't falling apart.
    Cons: It is totally unreliable, falls apart and is probably dangerous.

    Summary: I have owned this blower since May of 2003 and have had to take it in for service 3 times. It is again non-functional and I plan on contacting Poulan for a refund of my money. The first time I had a problem with it was in August, when the carburator fell ... read more

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