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Black+Decker BV3600 Spec Sheet

The Black+Decker BV3600 is a 3-in-1 blower/vacuum/mulcher delivering 385 CFM at 230 MPH. It features a 12-amp motor. (Read full specs)

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Features and Specifications

Type
Type Electric
Handling Handheld
CFM Up to 385
MPH Up to 230
Blowing Force N/A
Engine
BrushlessNo
Amp12 Amp
Voltage120 V
Speed settings 2
Features
Cord lock Yes
Vacuum Yes
Mulcher Yes
Mulching ratio 10:1
Misc
Weight 8.1 lbs
Noise rating 69 dB
Tube length N/A
Warranty 2 years

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Description

With up to 230 mph of blowing power, this electric blower vacuum powers through leaves and debris with ease. An Anti-Clog Vortex® Impeller helps to prevent clogging while vacuuming and mulching. (source: Black+Decker)

Overview of the Black+Decker BV3600

The Black+Decker BV3600 in use

The Black+Decker BV3600

  • Power: The Black+Decker BV3600 can force 385 cubic feet of air per minute (CFM) from its nozzle at a maximum speed of 230 MPH.
  • Power delivery: This unit, featuring a 12 Amp motor, is a corded blower. It must be plugged into an electrical outlet with a reliable power source at all times during operation. Please note that some manufacturers don’t include the cord with the unit. If this is the case, or if you’re looking to buy a backup, please use our gauge calculator to ensure you’re buying the right cord for your blower.
  • Cord Lock Mechanism: Corded power tools can sometimes inadvertently be unplugged during operation. The Black+Decker BV3600 prevents such accidents by featuring a cord lock mechanism.
  • Handling: With its handheld design, this leaf blower was created with portability in mind. Most users will have no problem using it almost anywhere. Be aware that, at 8.1 lbs, the Black+Decker BV3600 is on the heavier side for electric handheld blowers.
  • Speed Settings: Thanks to its 2 speed settings, the Black+Decker BV3600 allows the user to adjust the air output to the task in hand.
  • Vacuum: The BV3600 is also what is known as a 'blower vac'. Those who don’t wish to blow leaves and debris away can switch to its vacuum setting and suck them into a collection bag (14 gallon bag included).
  • Mulching: Its mulching ratio is 10:1, meaning that it will turn 10 bags of soft debris into one bag of mulch.
  • Noise: As far as electric handheld blowers go, this one is average in terms of noise with a rating of 69 dB.

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The Black+Decker BV3600's performance versus other blowers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea how the key specs of the Black+Decker BV3600 compare with similar leaf blowers.

  • Upon exiting the nozzle, the air can reach speeds of up to 230 MPH, which is rather impressive for electric handheld blowers (the one expelling air at the fastest speed being the Craftsman CMEBL7000 with 260 MPH).
  • Regarding its air volume, the airflow of the Black+Decker BV3600 can reach 385 CFM (Cubic Feet per Minute), which is on par with other electric handheld blowers (the biggest expelled air volume belonging to the Worx Turbine WG521 with 800 CFM).
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Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other blower vacs, the Black+Decker BV3600 is on the average side of the price range.

Therefore, this blower nicely fits in the expected budget for this kind of product.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • In the expected price range
  • Leaf collection bag included
  • High MPH (230 MPH)
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Acceptable noise (69 dB)
  • Decent CFM (385 CFM)
WEAKNESSES:
  • Quite heavy (8.1 lbs)

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About Black+Decker

The Stanley Black & Decker Corporation is an American manufacturer that has produced and sold quality tools and accessories for over a hundred years. The corporation sells a wide variety of hand tools, power tools, security systems and more through its many subsidiary brands: Stanley, Black & Decker, DeWalt, Mac, Bostitch, and more. Stanley Black & Decker counts itself as a leading global manufacturer of tools and similar products with a market presence in over 100 countries.

Warranty Information

The Black+Decker BV3600 is covered under a warranty for up to 2 years. This warranty may not cover all parts of the blower.
For more information about the warranty of Black+Decker blowers, please consult Black+Decker's warranty policies (opens in a new tab). Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support: 1-800-544-6986.

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