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Craftsman CMEBL7000 - 12 Amp 450 CFM Electric Blower Vac

The Craftsman CMEBL7000 is a 3-in-1 blower/vacuum/mulcher delivering 450 CFM at 260 MPH. It features a 12-amp motor. (Read full specs)

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Features and Specifications

Type
Type Electric
Handling Handheld
CFM Up to 450
MPH Up to 260
Blowing Force N/A
Engine
BrushlessNo
Amp12 Amp
Voltage120 V
Speed settings 1
Features
Cord lock No
Vacuum Yes
Mulcher Yes, plastic impeller
Mulching ratio 12:1
Misc
Weight 11.27 lbs
Noise rating N/A
Warranty 3 years

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Description

12 Amp 3-in-1 Corded Blower/Vac/Mulcher features a powerful motor to help tackle tough tasks. With its convenient tool-free design, you can easily switch between a blower and vacuum/mulcher. Collect up to 55L of debris with the backpack collection bag featuring lightweight straps to provide comfort and ease on the job. (source: Craftsman)

Overview of the Craftsman CMEBL7000

The Craftsman CMEBL7000 in use

The Craftsman CMEBL7000

  • Power: The CMEBL7000 is an electric blower made by Craftsman. It has a maximum air speed of 260 MPH and its nozzle can expel a max air volume of 450 cubic feet per minute (CFM).
  • Power delivery: As it is a corded model, the blower needs to be plugged in to a power source in order for the 12 Amp motor to operate. It's important to note that some blowers are sold without a power cord. If you need to acquire one, please make use of our gauge calculator to determine the correct cord for your blower.
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    The Craftsman CMEBL7000 features a 12-amp motor, which works on 120V

    For this unit and this selected length, you should choose an extension cord with an AWG rating of

  • Handling: For those who are looking for a portable and convenient leaf blower, this model is a strong candidate. It’s designed for easy handling and use, and its size means it’s easily carried and stored. However, for an electric handheld blower, the Craftsman CMEBL7000 is heavier than most, weighing 11.27 lbs.
  • Speed Settings: The CMEBL7000 by Craftsman has just one speed setting.
  • Vacuum: The CMEBL7000 is also what is known as a 'blower vac'. Those who don’t wish to blow leaves and debris away can switch to its vacuum setting and suck them into a collection bag (11 gallon bag included).
  • Mulching: The manufacturer’s specifications give it a mulching ratio of 12:1. For every 12 bags you put in, it will reduce down to just one bag of mulch. The unit uses a plastic impeller.

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The Craftsman CMEBL7000's performance versus other blowers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea how the key specs of the Craftsman CMEBL7000 compare with similar leaf blowers.

  • Upon exiting the nozzle, the air can reach speeds of up to 260 MPH, which is incredibly impressive for an electric handheld blower.
  • It has a maximum air volume output of 450 CFM (cubic feet per minute). With this output rating, the CMEBL7000 is well within average in relation to similar electric handheld blowers. If air volume is important to you, the Husqvarna 350iB, with 800 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 CMEBL7000 is on the cheap side of the price range.

It can therefore be a really good buy if you're looking to acquire a budget blower.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • Inexpensive
  • Leaf collection bag included
  • High MPH (260 MPH)
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent CFM (450 CFM)
WEAKNESSES:
  • Quite heavy (11.27 lbs)
  • No cord lock mechanism
  • No speed variation
  • 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 CMEBL7000 is covered under a warranty for up to 3 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

What material is the impeller made of, metal or plastic? (Asked July 23, 2020)

Impeller is plastic.

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Craftsman CMEBL7000
4.5 Total Score
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6.9
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3.9
Quality
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Performance
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  1. 1.15
    Price
    60
    Value
    10
    Quality
    10
    Performance
    10

    I bought one at Lowe’s, I had to return it because it was giving me an electrical shock through the handle. They let me swap with a new one and sure enough the same thing is happening. I called craftsman, told them what happened. They sent me a new one and sure enough the same thing an electrical shock through the handle. Called them again and they sent a new blower/vac and sure enough I’m getting an electrical shock through the handle. Anyone else having this issue?

    + PROS: Works fine if your not getting an electrical shock
    - CONS: Electric shock through the handle
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    James Paul Devol February 24, 2023 at 1:14 pm
    1.5
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    30
    Value
    40
    Quality
    30
    Performance
    20

    The hose keep blowing out of the bag ..as a vacuum

    + PROS: It blower works good
    - CONS: The hose keep blowing out of the bag...had it 6 months ..not a good way to impress the craftman name ...cheaply
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  3. 5
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    100
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    Very nice machine.
    Offers the power I was expecting.

    + PROS: Nice machineLots of vacuumMulch ratio is by far better than what I had before
    - CONS: Like other comments, machine quit working during first use. Happened after small branch went through. Checked cord and fuses: all good. It restarted after 15 min...miraculously! Unsure if this is a protection on the motor.
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  4. 2.9
    Price
    80
    Value
    50
    Quality
    30
    Performance
    70

    Unit works well for me. I have not had any of the problems people mention here (not working), except that it comes disconnect from the power cord very easily. I have to hold onto the cord to keep it from disconnecting when I am using it.

    + PROS: Good power, switches easily from vac to blower.
    - CONS: No power cord lock! Plastic impeller (should be metal); collection bag needs longer zipper.
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  5. 1.65
    Price
    100
    Value
    10
    Quality
    10
    Performance
    10

    I would not recommend this blower/vacuum unit. Two units have failed after very limited use. They do not start after a few uses and the switch is difficult to push to the on position. Very disappointed at a unit called Craftsman. The equipment looks great, but just does not work.

    + PROS: Can't give any pros except they are not too expensive but because they don't work this is really not of much use.
    - CONS: I have had two units. Both quit working after very limited use (less than 2 hours). They would not turn on anymore and the switch could hardly be pushed to the on position.
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  6. 1.5
    Price
    80
    Value
    20
    Quality
    10
    Performance
    10

    I was so pleased to use my leaf vacuum since my landscaper kept putting me off. However, the vacuum stopped working during my first use. I returned and exchanged the unit for one brand new in the box; I couldn’t believe that that one did not work either. A huge disappointment especially from Craftsman.

    + PROS: If it worked it would be a valuable tool in my landscape arsenal.
    - CONS: I bought two; two out of two had to be returned due to not being able to turn the unit on.
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  7. 1.65
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    duck tape, wire, and patience are useful for the blower vac’s successful operation – must have been designed by a man! My recommendations would include the zipper to either be horizontal from end to end or if at its current location be longer leaving greater access to dump enclosed debris. The outlet cord should be longer to knot to the extension cord so it wouldn’t keep coming unplugged. The connection where the flexible hose attached to its rigid attachment should have a more reliable attachment. I finally wired it together after trying zip ties. Where the suction tubes join each other the plastic connection has fractured and required duct tape. Would I buy this again – well the concept is good but quality extremely questionable so no! Price was good. Once I finally got it wired and duct taped together its performance was very good. Its style is extremely bulky.

    + PROS: I'll think about that again once I try a new improved version.
    - CONS: parts qualitydesignbulkiness
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  8. 1.75
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    60
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    60
    Quality
    10
    Performance
    10

    Not happy, the thing died on me after the first use!

    + PROS: strong MPH
    - CONS: the thing died on me after one use! very surprised for a Craftsman made unit.
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  9. 3.9
    Price
    70
    Value
    80
    Quality
    70
    Performance
    90

    I had a green works battery operated blower before. Battery died after a year. Got this electric plug in unit, it was easily to assemble. I took it out for a test try. It has lots of power, more MPH than the other twelve units I looked at. The price was just perfect for what it offers.

    + PROS: 1.Easy to use. Going from Blower to Vacuum with little effort. 2. Most MPH compared to other brands. 3. Price is set right.
    - CONS: 1.Bag shoulder straps cheaply manufactured. 2. Electric, you have to ensure you have long enough electric cord.
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    Jason E Cockrell January 11, 2021 at 2:29 pm
    1.5
    Price
    10
    Value
    10
    Quality
    10
    Performance
    90

    My Unit did not work at first, the blower now works but I’ve never got the mulcher & vacume to work at all… I have read the manual over a few times ,

    + PROS: Not a bad price
    - CONS: My unit,s vacuum & Mulch system does not work, I've read the manual over a few times & It still isnt working
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