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Craftsman BV2500 - 450 CFM Gas Handheld Blower Vac

The Craftsman BV2500 is a 3-in-1 blower/vacuum/mulcher delivering 450 CFM at 250 MPH. It features a 2-cycle 27cc 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 27cc
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: It’s handheld, so naturally it’s easier to handle and carry than larger leaf blowers, such as backpack models or walk-behinds. 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: The blower is fitted with a 27cc engine. Please be aware that 2-cycle engines like this one require a mixture of gas and oil in order to run. For the Craftsman BV2500, this ratio is 50:1.
  • 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 BV2500 to match it. On top of that, maintaining the selected speed is effortless, as it also features cruise control.
  • Vacuum: As a blower vac, the BV2500 handily vacuums unwanted material into a storage bag for easy disposal (14 gallon bag included).
  • Mulching: With a mulching ratio of 16:1, this mulcher can shrink 16 bags of leaves down to one bag of mulch, helping you get rid of unwanted leaves and debris. 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: It has an average fuel capacity for a handheld blower, with a tank that holds around 14 fl. oz of fuel.

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.

  • Forced air exiting this blower has been clocked at a max speed of 250 MPH. This puts the BV2500 at the head of the pack as far as air speed is concernedin gas-powered handheld blowers.
  • Regarding its air volume, the airflow of the Craftsman BV2500 can reach 450 CFM (Cubic Feet per Minute), which is on par with other 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 these interactive charts, 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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