Model # LH5000

Internet #202045636

BLACK+DECKER LeafHog 240 mph 385 CFM Electric 12 Amp High-Performance Blower Vacuum
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LeafHog 240 mph 385 CFM Electric 12 Amp High-Performance Blower Vacuum

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The Black & Decker LeafHog 240 MPH 385 CFM Electric High-Performance Blower/Vacuum can blow up to speeds of 240 MPH for removing matted leaves and blowing large piles of stubborn yard debris. The blower has a 385 CFM air volume for efficient vacuuming and mulching, and it comes with a metal mulching impeller that is designed to reduce 16 bags of leaves to a single bag. It features variable-speed controls for use in a variety of areas and conditions.

  • 240 MPH blow speed for easy removal of matted leaves and piles of yard debris
  • Variable speeds help control air speed around flower beds and mulched areas
  • 385 CFM air volume for vacuuming and mulching efficiency
  • Anti-clog vortex vacuum system works to resist clogging when mulching
  • Easy tool-free conversion from blower to vacuum for convenience
  • Zipperless bag design is designed to make emptying mulched leaves easy
  • Metal mulching impeller with 16:1 mulch ratio improves impeller life and helps reduce 16 bags of leaves down to 1 bag
  • Use with 12-gauge rated extension cords for safety
  • Leaf-blaster nozzle helps remove stuck debris
  • Low-noise design helps ensure quiet operation for comfort

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LeafHog 240 mph 385 CFM Electric 12 Amp High-Performance Blower Vacuum is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 130.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great as a blower but clogs easily as a vac I bought this unit after reading great reviews. With any product there are pros and cons. First the pros: -Lightweight -Blows great a Highest speed -Price Point -Mulches Leaves and small twigs -metal mulching implement Now the Cons -Vacuum attachment clogs easily -Attachment have a slide and clip feature that over time will loosen or break -Vac bag is too small for large amounts of leaves. I had to dump the big at least 5 times before I was halfway through the leaf pile. -Cord and bag together is just in the way of each other My deal breaker was the clogging. The clogging made my leaf clean up take longer than it would have to just rake the leaves up..Unfortunate experience for me. Now I am seeking a gas powered option
Date published: 2012-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product Have used LH5000 for the first time and am very pleased with results both blowing and mulching leaves. I calculated that my pile of leaves was about 50 cu ft and it shredded them down to 3 small bags which is much better than expected. The mulch was like powder. Twigs about 1/8 to 1/4 inch in diameter were shredded easily. Checked the impeller to see if had any damage and was like new, probably because it was metal ( cast aluminum I believe). Some brands have metal impellers but the one I looked at that was priced about the same as the LH5000 had a pot metal impeller which is not as strong. I should caution any one that plans to use a 100 ft extension cord, make sure it is at least as heavy as a 12 awg cause it draws 12 amps. Last year I burned up a competing brand that also drew 12 amps and I was using a 100 ft 14 awg cord.
Date published: 2012-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product - works as described I live in the Phoenix, AZ area and have Ficus and Sissoo trees. During the winter and early Spring they can drop a lot of leaves. This blower has cut the amount of time it takes me to clean up the leaves to around one fifth of what it used to take with my old blower (not a vacuum). On average, I would collect seven to eight bags of leaves. With this blower/vacuum, that was cut down to 1.5 bags and the job has become much faster. I don't think I would say this tool takes 16 bags of leaves down to one, but it is certainly a huge improvement. I waited to review until I had used it a couple times. So far, there are no problems and it is working as described. Changing from blower to vacuum takes a few moments, but not really an issue. So far, the bag seems fine.
Date published: 2012-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What a WORKHORSE! I have used this blower for about 30 hours now. It can pick up and spit out unbelievable stuff! The vaccum is awsome - it will pick up acorns and twigs and continue to get the job done! The blower is fantastic. Such power! The blower attachment has a multi-function end on it that 'willgles" back and forth as you blow, to create a wider path when you are blowing. I have taken the blower attachment off completely, held it at waist height, and walked it through tons of leaves - clearing a path of about 10 feet in one swoop! This tool does everything you need to clear your yard of leaves and small branches. I live in a house that is literally in the woods - no grass. TWENTY tall oak trees are inside the fenced back yard, and this blower makes short work of clearing the entire quarter acre. Bottom line: Get this blower! I have an older model that is still good, but this new one just "blows" the older one away! LOVE the metal fan - it was the deciding factor when making this purchase. The older one has a plastic one. Huge difference!
Date published: 2012-11-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Glad I bought it! Enjoying yard work now. I was a bit concerned about carrying it around, being a woman over 50 with back issues. Having no problem with it. By the time it starts to feel heavy, it's time to empty the bag. I've been using it to vacuum pine needles and pin oak leaves and acorns. It does well with small sticks, too. It will suck up dirt as well, so I wear a mask as some dust seems to filter out of the bag. I've used the mulched material around all my small trees and in my flower bed. I think I'll start a compost pile soon. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because of the annoying shredded material inside the bag that catches leaves. That was well documented before so i knew about it. I plan to melt it with a lighter as someone recommended in another review.
Date published: 2012-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powerful, Versatile, and well Crafted I was looking for an electric blower/vacuum that would shred leaves without choking. I found it with the LeafHog 385. The metal (not plastic) impeller chews through leaves and twigs with a vengence. The collection bag is a big improvement over the zipper styled ones that always jam when leaf matter gets in the zipper teeth. This one has a slide on bar that locks the bag shut and makes emptying easy. Only complaint is that the shoulder strap attached to the bag gets uncomfortable after awhile...wish it had some padding. This purchase exceeded my expectations overall.
Date published: 2011-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hedge Hog black and Decker Amazing unit !!!! I did some serious shopping before I purchased this unit but it is everything and more .....The other brands don't have an attachment that this one offers and that is the blower tip that swings back and forth it saves your arm from swinging side to side as well the power is the best on the market 240mph .....light weight user friendly and its no zipper leaf back is so easy to dump when you bag is full ....the mulcher will not clog and it takes leafs and small twigs with ease !! GREAT UNIT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Date published: 2009-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gets the job done! It’s a good purchase. Putting the unit together takes about 3 minutes. To blow, you really have to target the area and keep the blower close to the ground. Vacuum suction is missing the WOW factor, but it gets the job done. Switching attachment between blower and vacuum is fast & easy. Mulching impeller does a great job. By the time you are done vacuuming, you have a bag full of mulch that can be used for compost. It provides a variable speed but I noticed it performing only at high speed. When you run it on high speed, it does get loud (ear piece would be a great help). When vacuuming, you have to carry the bag with you that collect mulched leaves. Installation guide has a picture showing how to hang the bag when you are vacuuming, that’s the only comfortable way to carry the bag (at least for me). It takes less than 15 seconds to empty out the bag. It’s neither light nor heavy. Overall, based on the price you pay, you wouldn’t be disappointed. Go buy it, you will like it.
Date published: 2011-10-11
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