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Craftsman BP510 Spec Review

The Craftsman BP510 is a gas-powered backpack leaf blower delivering 600 CFM at 220 MPH. It features a 2-cycle 51 cc engine. (Read full specs)

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Features and Specifications

Type
Type Gas-Powered
Handling Backpack
CFM Up to 600
MPH Up to 220
Blowing Force N/A
Engine
Make N/A
Engine displacement 51 cc
Strokes 2
Fuel/oil ratio N/A
Speed settings Variable
Features
Throttle positionTube
Cruise controlYes
Fuel tank N/A
Vacuum No
Misc
Weight 26 lbs
Noise rating N/A
Tube length N/A
Warranty 3 years
CARB-compliantYes
Other model numbersCMXGAAMR51BP

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Description

Equipped with a 51 cc full-crank engine, clearing leaves and yard debris is a breeze with air volume and air speed up to 600 CFM/220 MPH. The BP510 is designed with comfort in mind, with an extra padded adjustable harness and chest strap that evenly distribute weight for all-day ease of use. (source: Craftsman)

Overview of the Craftsman BP510

The Craftsman BP510 in use

The Craftsman BP510

  • Power: The BP510 gas-powered blower, manufactured by Craftsman, is rated for a max air volume of 600 cubic feet per minute (CFM) and a max air speed of 220 MPH.
  • Handling: As this unit is a backpack leaf blower, the majority of the unit is distributed so that the user can operate it with ease for most reasonable periods of use. Its throttle is located on the tube, which allows you to keep your left hand free. However, for a gas-powered backpack blower, the Craftsman BP510 is heavier than most, weighing 26 lbs.
  • Engine: The blower is fitted with a 51 cc engine. As you may or may not know, 2-stroke engines require a mixture of gasoline and oil in order to keep all the moving parts lubricated while fuelling the engine’s internal combustion. You can find the manufacturer’s specific gas/oil ratio in your user manual.
  • Speed Settings: To provide more control over their job to the user, the unit has a variable speed control setting. No matter the size of the job, the user can adjust the airflow of the Craftsman BP510 to match it. On top of that, maintaining the selected speed is effortless, as it also features cruise control.

The Craftsman BP510's performance versus other blowers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea how the key specs of the Craftsman BP510 compare with similar leaf blowers.

  • Upon exiting the nozzle, the air can reach speeds of up to 220 MPH, which is rather impressive for a gas-powered backpack blower. If you wish to benefit from air expelled at the fastest possible speed, the Husqvarna 150BT and its 251 MPH could be an option to consider.
  • As this unit is rated at 600 CFM (cubic feet per minute), it expells less air than most gas-powered backpack blowers. For the highest air volume, you may want to have a look at the Shindaiwa EB910RT, which boasts with 1110 CFM.

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other gas backpack blowers, the Craftsman BP510 is on the cheap side of the price range.

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

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • Inexpensive
  • Cruise control
  • High MPH (220 MPH)
WEAKNESSES:
  • Quite heavy (26 lbs)
  • Low CFM (600 CFM)

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About Craftsman

Craftsman is a label which traces its roots to 1927, when it was first registered by the Sears department store. The brand has been only recently acquired by Stanley Black & Decker. Their products seem to be assembled in the US, from materials that are sourced abroad. Their selection features a wide range of lawn keeping equipment, including several leaf blowers. Little by little, Craftsman are diversifying their leaf blower offers. Craftsman blowers used to be exclusively handheld and electrically powered, but we now see backpack and gas-powered models. Both their price and specs range from the lower to middle tier.

Warranty Information

The Craftsman BP510 is covered under a warranty for up to 3 years. This warranty may not cover all parts of the blower.
For more information about the warranty of Craftsman blowers, please consult Craftsman's warranty policies (opens in a new tab). Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support: 1-888-331-4569.

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