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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
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 BV2500 gas-powered blower, manufactured by Craftsman, is rated for a maximum air volume of 450 cubic feet per minute (CFM) and a maximum air speed of 250 miles per hour (MPH).
  • Handling: Designed to be handheld, this blower offers excellent maneuverability, making it effortless to carry and use for short periods. The Craftsman BV2500 weighs 10.2 lbs, placing it within the average weight range for gas-powered handheld blowers, neither the lightest nor the heaviest in its category.
  • Engine: This blower's engine has a displacement specification of 27cc. Given its 2-cycle design, it's essential to mix gasoline and oil correctly for the unit's engine. The proper fuel ratio set by the manufacturer for the BV2500 is 50:1.
  • Speed Settings: For those who wish to have complete control while operating their leaf blower, the BV2500 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: For those who really want to make leaves disappear, the BV2500 has a handy 'blower vac' feature (the keyword here being 'vac', aka 'vacuum'). It allows the operator to collect leaves and light debris in a collection bag to be easily discarded after the job is finished (14 gallon bag included).
  • Mulching: This mulcher’s 16:1 mulching ratio means it can reduce 16 bags of leaves and debris down to one bag of mulch. The unit uses a plastic impeller.
  • Noise: Its noise level of 74 dB falls within the expected range for 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 Craftsman BV2500 boasts an airflow rate of 450 CFM (cubic feet per minute), which is standard 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 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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