cons: of all my 20v tools this is the only one I see not almost fully replacing its incumbent gas...
cons: of all my 20v tools this is the only one I see not almost fully replacing its incumbent gas sibling. can't handle wet leaves almost at all (though tbf gas ones can't either beyond a certain point) & if your trying to push a pile you'll need to stop/rake periodically (again, tbf true w/gas as well but less often & w/bigger piles).
pros: that said while I definitely still have use cases for my Husqvarna 125BVx turns out this little guy can handle a lot more than I expected! I seriously only bought this thing b/c it's small & light enough to fit in my tennis bag, just hoping the 2AH battery could clear a court on a fall Atlanta Saturday morning, but it easily handles our deck, driveway, garage, side stairs, etc. & (more importantly) since it's SO light (not to mention incredibly quiet!) my wife & kids will actually use it so it's worth buying just to share the blowing load! also like all lithium tools of any voltage swapping batteries takes single digit seconds versus fueling (let alone mixing fuel for) gas tools takes minute+. lithium (/electric in general) are also instant-on vs 2-stroke gas typically taking ~30 to prime, crank & warm up.
bottom line: will NOT "replace" gas blower in most cases but WILL do a lot more than you'd expect out of it's form factor & 20v battery! also, size/weight may get others to help w/yard work so that's a big selling point too! finally, as w/all 20v don't get ripped off on branded low capacity batteries! 4-5AH can be bought after market for not much more than 2AH branded ones!
I do some light lawn-care for several places. I wanted something just enough for my needs: blowing debris off of walkways, steps, walls, etc. Well, it does that. Light enough to easily use with one hand for detailing. The two-speed feature is handy. I have other Max 20V tools so having another charger+battery itself made it worth the purchase. It lasts long enough for my regular needs, but it always helps to have an extra charged-up battery on hand. I don't know how well it will do for leaf management in the autumn, but it seems like it will do well to blow fluffy snow off of vehicles in the winter.
This is a great battery powered blower. Easy to assemble and great battery life. I have used it several time for extended periods with no breakdown in power. Nice easy to read ready recharge. Very solid product. This blower meets all my expectations! My 13 year old son uses it for his little lawn business and it works out perfectly for him. Lightweight but powerful!
I really like this Black & Decker lithium ion cordless sweeper. It is very powerful, yet lightweight. It comes with the battery and charger, which is very compact, compared to other chargers. The initial charging did not take very long. The blower has what other larger units have without all the bulk. There is only one switch to turn it on or off and does not have to be continually held down like other blowers. There is a power boost button for harder to blow items. This product is very reasonably priced for what it offers.
I have a gravel driveway, and thought this blower would...
I have a gravel driveway, and thought this blower would work to blow off leaves, pine cones, and other debris. But, it doesn’t have enough power and wasn’t up to the task. It works well on hard surfaces such as decks and sidewalks.
Apr 10, 2021
Rating provided by a verified purchaser...
Rating provided by a verified purchaser
Apr 9, 2021
This is a useful tool for patio & deck clean-up....
This is a useful tool for patio & deck clean-up. I like that it's light-weight. I use it frequently because of the battery convenience, It's also handy that it uses the same battery as my B&D weed-wacker, so I can keep one charging and one in use. It's not powerful enough to expect to move leaves around on a lawn for very long. In the fall the old electric will come out to clean up garden beds and the lawn.