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Craftsman BV2500 Spec Review

The Craftsman BV2500 is a 3-in-1 blower/vacuum/mulcher delivering 450 CFM at 250 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 250
Blowing Force N/A
Engine
Make N/A
Engine displacement 27 cc
Strokes 2
Fuel/oil ratio 50:1
Speed settings Variable
Features
Cruise controlYes
Fuel tank 14 fl. oz.
Vacuum Yes
Mulcher Yes, plastic impeller
Mulching ratio 16:1
Misc
Weight 10.2 lbs
Noise rating 74 dB
Warranty 2 years
CARB-compliantYes
Other model numbersCMXGAAMRBV27

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Description

Power and comfort are at your fingertips with the CRAFTSMAN BV2500 Gas Leaf Blower, Vacuum, and Mulcher. The 27 cc, 2-cycle commercial-grade gas engine is lightweight and powerful with high performance air volume and air speed up 450 CFM/205 MPH. (source: Craftsman)

Overview of the Craftsman BV2500

The Craftsman BV2500 in use

The Craftsman BV2500

  • Power: The Craftsman BV2500 is a gas-powered leaf blower. It sports a max air speed of 250 MPH and a max air volume rating of 450 cubic feet per minute (CFM).
  • Handling: Being handheld, this blower has a good maneuverability and is meant to be easier to carry around over a small period of time. All told, it weighs 10.2 lbs — the Craftsman BV2500 is neither the lightest nor the heaviest gas-powered handheld blower on the market.
  • Engine: This blower's engine has a displacement specification of 27 cc. Please note that, because the Craftsman BV2500's engine is a 2-cycle one, it runs on a mixture of oil and gasoline. According to Craftsman, the proper fuel mixture ratio for this blower is 50:1.
  • Speed Settings: There are times when you only need a little more power, while other times you will want a bit more precision when clearing leaves and debris. For this purpose, the BV2500 offers variable speed settings, adding you, the user, more control, and a cruise control mode, which will allow you to maintain it comfortably for as long as you wish.
  • Vacuum: This unit isn’t just a blower—it has the added feature of being able to collect leaves and soft debris into a handy storage bag (14 gallon bag included).
  • Mulching: With a mulching ratio of 16:1, this mulcher can reliably pulp 16 bags of waste (such as leaves and other debris) into 1 bag of mulch. The unit uses a plastic impeller.
  • Noise: Its noise rating of 74 dB can be considered the standard for similar gas-powered handheld blowers.
  • Fuel Tank: With a capacity of 14 fl. oz., this Craftsman blower is average compared to other gas handheld blowers.

The Craftsman BV2500's performance versus other blowers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea how the key specs of the Craftsman BV2500 compare with similar leaf blowers.

  • Upon exiting the nozzle, the air can reach speeds of up to 250 MPH, which is incredibly impressive for a gas-powered handheld blower.
  • The BV2500 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 BV2500 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 (250 MPH)
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent weight (10.2 lbs)
  • Decent tank (14 fl. oz.)
  • Acceptable noise (74 dB)
  • Decent CFM (450 CFM)
WEAKNESSES:
  • Plastic impeller

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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 BV2500 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.

Questions & Answers

Does this product have a metal or plastic impeller? (Asked April 2, 2022)

The impeller is plastic.

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