Black+Decker BV6600 3-in-1 Electric Leaf Blower, Leaf Vacuum and Mulcher
Black+Decker BV6600 is versatile, corded, 3-in-1 garden leaf blower, vacuum and mulcher unit. It may use both reusable and disposable leaf bags, while metal impeller fan ensures optimal performances when unit operate as leaf blower and as leaf vacuum/mulcher.
Large leaf bags can be even replaced by leaf collection system, helping the user pick up large amounts of fallen leaves, grass clippings and similar garden/backyard debris.
Published: November 9, 2019.
Black+Decker BV6600 Features and Specifications
Black+Decker BV6600 is lightweight corded electric garden leaf blower/vacuum/mulcher, weighing just 8.1 pounds (~3.37 kg) - unit is easy to carry around and use, especially when used as a blower, with the air stream pushing the unit upwards.
Black+Decker BV6600 is rated at 12 Amps (1440 watts) with 2 speed selector. Lower speed of 140 mph (~225 km/h, ~63 m/s) is used for cleaning dry leaves, dry saw dust and similar lighter debris, while maximum speed of 250 mph (400 km/h, ~112 m/s) is used for cleaning wet leaves and other heavier debris.
Similarly, when used as garden leaf vacuum/mulcher, dry debris should be vacuumed using lower speed and wet debris using maximum speed, although in order to mulch the debris properly, its metal impeller fan must be spinning at maximum speed - if proper mulching feature is important, use maximum speed even when vacuuming dry leaves.
Maximum air flow of the Black+Decker BV6600 is 400 CFM (Cubic Feet per Minute; ~11.3 m3 per minute), ensuring that the unit may be used even for tougher cleaning tasks.
Despite relatively fast air flow and large amount of moved air, Black+Decker BV6600 is rather quiet garden leaf blower/vacuum/mulcher with noise levels of around 68 dB, ensuring that the unit may be used even in residential areas without noise issues.
When the unit arrives, it must be assembled, which can be done rather easily and quickly.
Note: Black+Decker BV6600 is simple to use and maintain 3-in-1 unit, just when it arrives, be sure to read the manual thoroughly. Also, it converts quickly from the leaf blower unit to leaf vacuum and back.
Black+Decker BV6600 comes with the reusable collection bag featuring capacity of 1.5 bushels (~14 gallons, ~53 liters), and that is quite large collection bag, considering that under optimal conditions (maximum operating speed), unit's mulching ratio is 1:16.
Reusable collection bag features bottom emptying system, allowing the user to quickly empty the bag where and when needed.
Note: Mulch created by Black+Decker BV6600 is finely grinned, although its texture depends on the cleaned debris. Mulch may be used for making compost, for mulching the soil in the garden etc.
For people wanting just to clean the garden/backyard and to throw away the collected leaves and other dirt, Black+Decker manufacture disposable collection bags, model Black+Decker BV-008.
Disposable collection bags don't feature bottom or any other emptying system - when they are filled, they are simply thrown away.
Disposable bags for Black+Decker BV6600 may be ordered online using BLACK+DECKER BV-008 Disposable Blower Vac Leaf Bags Amazon link (link opens in the new window).
People that must collect much larger amount of leaves, grass clipping and similar dirt, they should consider getting Black+Decker BV-006 Leaf Collection System.
Black+Decker BV-006 Leaf Collection System consists of 8 feet (~2.4 m) long flexible hose that ends with trashcan cover that can be attached to the most trashcans or similar containers.
Black+Decker BV-006 Leaf Collection System may be ordered online using BLACK+DECKER Blower/Vacuum Leaf Collection System (BV-006) Amazon link (link opens in the new window).
Black+Decker BV6600 is corded unit and it features short pigtail power cord with the built-in cord retainer - it is up to the user to have suitable extension cord for this unit.
Extension cord for Black+Decker BV6600 must be able to withstand at least 12 Amps for longer period of time.
Personally, thicker cables are harder to work with, but if you need longer extension cord, for example 100 feet (30.4 m), go for the outdoor extensions cord that intended for 15 Amps or more - 15 Amps is just fine for Black+Decker BV6600.
Also, such power cord should be brightly colored, so that it can be easily seen even in tall grass or among various debris that may be present during cleaning.
Personally, I prefer yellow, orange and/or reddish color (avoid green or even dark blue) for garden extension cords, especially because such cords are often used for corded lawn mowers and in such cases they simple MUST be easily visible in the grass.
Long Story Short: If you are looking for simple to use and maintain, electric corded garden leaf blower/vacuum/mulcher, consider Black+Decker BV6600 unit.
It is rather affordable and popular unit, just note that it is strong enough to vacuum and shred even smaller branches and its reusable bag may be damaged by such debris (after months and years of use!)
For reviews and recommendations, and for most up-to-date offers and prices, check BLACK+DECKER BV6600 3-in-1 Electric Leaf Blower/Vacuum/Mulcher Amazon link (link opens in the new window).