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Craftsman BV245 Spec Review

The Craftsman BV245 is a 3-in-1 blower/vacuum/mulcher delivering 450 CFM at 205 MPH. It features a 2-cycle 27 cc engine. (Read full specs)

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Features and Specifications

Type
Type Gas-Powered
Handling Handheld
CFM Up to 450
MPH Up to 205
Blowing Force N/A
Engine
Make N/A
Engine displacement 27 cc
Strokes 2
Fuel/oil ratio 40:1
Speed settings Variable
Features
Cruise controlYes
Fuel tank 14 fl. oz.
Vacuum Yes
Mulcher Yes
Mulching ratio 16:1
Misc
Weight 9.8 lbs
Noise rating 74 dB
Tube length N/A
Warranty 2 years
CARB-compliantYes
Other model numbersCMXGAAMR27AV

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Description

The BV245 gas leaf blower/vac/mulcher offers the convenience and power you desire. The 27cc, 2-cycle gas engine is lightweight and powerful with high performance air volume and air speed up to 450 CFM/205 MPH. Its comfort overmold handle absorbs and reduces vibration and makes leaf blowing and vacuuming a breeze. Easily convert the BV250 from a blower to vacuum/mulcher for collecting leaves and debris with a 16:1 reduction ratio. (source: Craftsman)

Overview of the Craftsman BV245

The Craftsman BV245 in use

The Craftsman BV245

  • Power: The BV245 gas-powered blower, manufactured by Craftsman, is rated for a max air volume of 450 cubic feet per minute (CFM) and a max air speed of 205 MPH.
  • 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 9.8 lbs — the Craftsman BV245 is neither the lightest nor the heaviest gas-powered handheld blower on the market.
  • Engine: The blower is fitted with a 27 cc engine. Since this is a 2-stroke engine, it’s important to remember that the BV245 cannot run on gasoline alone. The fuel must be mixed with an appropriate ratio of gasoline and oil in order for it to function properly (for this Craftsman model, this ratio is 40:1).
  • Speed Settings: For those who wish to have complete control while operating their leaf blower, the BV245 offers variable speed settings, and moreover, is also equipped with cruise control, which allows the user to comfortably continue blowing at their preferred setting.
  • Vacuum: As a blower vac, the BV245 handily vacuums unwanted material into a storage bag for easy disposal (14 gallon bag included).
  • Mulching: The manufacturer’s specifications give it a mulching ratio of 16:1. For every 16 bags you put in, it will reduce down to just one bag of mulch.
  • Noise: With a decibel rating of 74 dB, the BV245 is neither louder nor quieter than its rivals in the gas-powered handheld category.
  • Fuel Tank: With a capacity of 14 fl. oz., this Craftsman blower is average compared to other gas handheld blowers.

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The Craftsman BV245's performance versus other blowers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea how the key specs of the Craftsman BV245 compare with similar leaf blowers.

  • Forced air exiting this blower has been clocked at a max speed of 205 MPH. This puts the BV245 ahead of the pack as far as air speed is concerned in gas-powered handheld blowers. If you wish to benefit from air expelled at the fastest possible speed, the Craftsman BV2500 and its 250 MPH could be an option to consider.
  • The BV245 is average in terms of air volume. It's rated at 450 CFM, which is common for gas-powered handheld blowers. If air volume is important to you, the Craftsman B225, with 650 CFM, could be in your good books.

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other blower vacs, the Craftsman BV245 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
  • Cruise control
  • Leaf collection bag included
  • High MPH (205 MPH)
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent weight (9.8 lbs)
  • Decent tank (14 fl. oz.)
  • Acceptable noise (74 dB)
  • Decent CFM (450 CFM)
WEAKNESSES:
  • The Craftsman BV245 doesn't have any notably low specs.

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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 BV245 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 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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