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Black+Decker NSW18 Spec Sheet

The Black+Decker NSW18 is a cordless handheld leaf blower delivering 90 CFM at 120 MPH. It features a 1.5 Ah 18 V NiCad battery.

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Features and Specifications

Type

Type Electric
Handling Handheld
CFM Up to 90
MPH Up to 120
Blowing Force N/A

Engine

Make N/A
Amp 1.5 Ah
Voltage 18 V
Speed Settings 1

Features

Cordless Yes
Battery NiCad
Autonomy 20 mins
Vacuum No
Mulcher No

Misc

Battery Included 1
Weight 4.8 lbs
Noise Rating 65 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 NSW18, the user manual is available here.

Description

Lightweight with a low-noise design, this cordless sweeper quickly and easily removes dirt and debris from hard surfaces, including patios, decks, sidewalks, and more. (source: Black+Decker)

Overview of the Black+Decker NSW18

  • Power: The Black+Decker NSW18 can force 90 cubic feet of air per minute (CFM) from its nozzle at a maximum speed of 120 MPH.
  • Power delivery: Black+Decker designed this battery-operated unit with total mobility in mind. The NSW18 only needs to be plugged in when it is charging, so users can take it almost anywhere.
  • Battery: With its 1.5 Ah 18 V NiCad battery, the Black+Decker NSW18 has a standard, full-charge run time of up to 20 minutes.
  • Handling: It’s handheld, so naturally it’s easier to handle and carry than larger leaf blowers, such as backpack models or walk-behinds. Among other cordless handheld blowers, the Black+Decker NSW18 can be considered light, weighing only 4.8 lbs.
  • Speed Settings: The Black+Decker NSW18 does not have multiple speed settings. Once the blower is turned on, it always operates at the same speed.
  • Noise: With a noise rating of 65 dB, this blower can be considered the standard for similar electric handheld blowers.

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The Black+Decker NSW18's performance versus other blowers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea how the key specs of the Black+Decker NSW18 compare with similar leaf blowers.

  • Upon exiting the nozzle, the air can reach speeds of up to 120 MPH, which is pretty much what is to be expected for battery-operated handheld blowers (the one expelling air at the fastest speed being the Makita XBU01PT with 208 MPH).
  • It’s capable of expelling a maximum air volume of 90 CFM (cubic feet per minute). This places it at the low end compared to other cordless handheld leaf blowers (the biggest expelled air volume belonging to the Poulan Pro PRB675i with 675 CFM).
  • Users can expect an autonomy of 20 minutes from its battery, which means the NSW18 won't run as long as many other cordless handheld units before needing to be plugged in (the one with the best autonomy being the EGO POWER+ 580 CFM LB5804 with up to 180 minutes of runtime).

Price comparison

As you can see from this dynamic chart, when compared to other cordless handheld blowers, the Black+Decker NSW18 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
  • Lightweight (4.8 lbs)
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Acceptable Noise (65 dB)
  • Decent MPH (120 MPH)
WEAKNESSES:
  • No Speed Variation
  • Low CFM (90 CFM)
  • Low autonomy (20 mins)

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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 NSW18 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. Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support: 1-800-544-6986.

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