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Black+Decker BV5600 Spec Sheet (Discontinued)

The Black+Decker BV5600 is a 3-in-1 blower/vacuum/mulcher delivering 400 CFM at 250 MPH. It features a 12-amp motor. (Read full specs)

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This product was discontinued. For your convenience, we decided to leave this page up.
It was replaced by the Black+Decker BV6600. However, you might still find it second hand on eBay, by clicking on the button below.

Features and Specifications

Type
Type Electric
Handling Handheld
CFM Up to 400
MPH Up to 250
Blowing Force N/A
Engine
BrushlessNo
Amp12 Amp
Voltage120 V
Speed settings 2
Features
Cord lock Yes
Vacuum Yes
Mulcher Yes
Mulching ratio 16:1
Misc
Weight 8.1 lbs
Noise rating 68 dB
Tube length N/A
Warranty 2 years

Unlike many websites, we did our best to research each of the specs above. That being said, we are not immune to making the occasional mistake or omission. Should you notice any missing or incorrect values, don't hesitate to suggest improvements so we can address the issue. Should you wish more detailed specs on the Black+Decker BV5600, the user manual is available here (opens in a new tab).

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Description

With up to 250 mph of blowing power, this high-performance electric blower/vac/mulcher isn't just powerful, it's low noise. A high-impact metal fan helps to prevent clogging while grinding up to 16 bags of mulch down to one.

Overview of the Black+Decker BV5600

The Black+Decker BV5600 in use

The Black+Decker BV5600

  • Power: The BV5600 is an electric blower made by Black+Decker. It has a maximum air speed of 250 MPH and its nozzle can expel a max air volume of 400 cubic feet per minute (CFM).
  • Power delivery: Being that it is a corded blower with a 12 Amp motor, the BV5600 requires a steady power source and must be plugged in when using it. Note that the power cord might not be included with the blower. Should you wish to obtain one, use our gauge calculator.
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    The Black+Decker BV5600 features a 12-amp motor, which works on 120V

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  • Cord Lock Mechanism: Since accidental disconnection can be a real inconvenience, the BV5600 features a reliable cord lock to prevent it from being unplugged during use.
  • Handling: With its handheld design, this leaf blower was created with portability in mind. Most users will have no problem using it almost anywhere. All told, it weighs 8.1 lbs — the Black+Decker BV5600 is neither the lightest nor the heaviest electric handheld blower on the market.
  • Speed Settings: With 2 speed settings, this blower’s output can be set to meet the needs of jobs big or small.
  • Vacuum: It features a vacuum allowing it to suck up leaf and debris once the sweeping job is complete (bag included).
  • Mulching: Its mulching ratio is 16:1, meaning that it will turn 16 bags of soft debris into one bag of mulch.
  • Noise: With a decibel rating of 68 dB, the BV5600 is neither louder nor quieter than its rivals in the electric handheld category.

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The Black+Decker BV5600's performance versus other blowers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea how the key specs of the Black+Decker BV5600 compare with similar leaf blowers.

  • Forced air exiting this blower has been clocked at a max speed of 250 MPH. This puts the BV5600 ahead of the pack as far as air speed is concerned in electric handheld blowers. If you wish to benefit from air expelled at the fastest possible speed, the Craftsman CMEBL7000 and its 260 MPH could be an option to consider.
  • It has a maximum air volume output of 400 CFM (cubic feet per minute). With this output rating, the BV5600 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.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • Leaf collection bag included
  • High MPH (250 MPH)
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent Weight (8.1 lbs)
  • Acceptable noise (68 dB)
  • Decent CFM (400 CFM)
WEAKNESSES:
  • The Black+Decker BV5600 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 BV5600 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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