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Black+Decker BV3600 Spec Review

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
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 is an electric blower with a maximum air volume rating of 385 cubic feet per minute (CFM) and an air 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.
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    The Black+Decker BV3600 features a 12-amp motor, which works on 120V

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  • 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. At 8.1 lbs, the Black+Decker BV3600 is within the average weight range of electric handheld blowers.
  • Speed Settings: With 2 speed settings, this blower’s output can be set to meet the needs of jobs big or small.
  • Vacuum: This unit isn’t just a blower—it has the added feature of being able to collect leaves and soft debris into a handy storage bag (14 gallon bag included).
  • Mulching: With a mulching ratio of 10:1, this mulcher can shrink 10 bags of leaves down to one bag of mulch, helping you get rid of unwanted leaves and debris.
  • 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 an electric handheld blower. If you wish to benefit from air expelled at the fastest possible speed, the Toro 51621 and its 260 MPH could be an option to consider.
  • It has a maximum air volume output of 385 CFM (cubic feet per minute). With this output rating, the BV3600 is well within average in relation to similar electric handheld blowers. If air volume is important to you, the Worx Turbine WG521, with 800 CFM, could be in your good books.

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, the Black+Decker BV3600 is the cheapest of all blower vacs.

It can therefore be a really good buy if you're looking to acquire a budget blower.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • Inexpensive
  • Leaf collection bag included
  • High MPH (230 MPH)
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent weight (8.1 lbs)
  • Acceptable noise (69 dB)
  • Decent CFM (385 CFM)
WEAKNESSES:
  • The Black+Decker BV3600 doesn't have any notably low specs.

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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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