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Craftsman BV245 Spec Sheet

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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Craftsman BV245 450 CFM Gas Blower Vac
Craftsman BV245 450 CFM Gas Blower Vac
Craftsman BV245 450 CFM Gas Blower Vac
Craftsman BV245 450 CFM Gas Blower Vac

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
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. At 9.8 lbs, the Craftsman BV245 is within the average weight range of gas-powered handheld blowers.
  • Engine: The engine boasts a displacement of 27 cc. 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: With its variable speed settings, the Craftsman BV245 allows you to precisely control its air output. In addition, the blower is also equipped with cruise control, with which the user can easily maintain the selected settings.
  • Vacuum: As a blower vac, the BV245 handily vacuums unwanted material into a storage bag for easy disposal (14 gallon 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 74 dB, the BV245 is neither louder nor quieter than its rivals in the gas-powered handheld category.
  • Fuel Tank: It has an average fuel capacity, with a tank able to hold around 14 fl. oz of fuel.

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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.

  • Upon exiting the nozzle, the air can reach speeds of up to 205 MPH, which is rather impressive for gas-powered handheld blowers (the one expelling air at the fastest speed being the Poulan Pro PPBV25 with 230 MPH).
  • Regarding its air volume, the airflow of the Craftsman BV245 can reach 450 CFM (Cubic Feet per Minute), which is on par with other gas-powered handheld blowers (the biggest expelled air volume belonging to the Troy-Bilt TB2MB JET with 650 CFM).

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • 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, walk-behind 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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