Black & Decker Vacuum Leaf Blower Shredder BDBV30 – Reviewed!


In the Black&Decker range of vacuum leaf blowers, we have already tested the GW3030 model, here we are again today with its big brother, the Black&Decker BDBV30. It is a leaf blower with a shredder function that looks very interesting and has well thought-out accessories. Let’s take a look at this device with a detailed test followed by our expert opinion.

Introducing the Black&Decker BDBV30 vacuum leaf blower

The leaf vacuum leaf blower is an indispensable tool for cleaning your garden. To save time, there is no better device than the BDBV30 from Black & Decker. The leaf vacuum is just as handy for clearing driveways as it is for clearing gardens or terraces. Lined with a blower function and a shredder, the appliance achieves in a few minutes what the amateur gardener would take hours to do. The chore of sweeping and shoveling turns into a walk in the park with this 3-in-1 tool.

The design of the tool refers to a high-performance vacuum leaf blower, which allows even the least exciting tasks to be completed in no time at all. Equipped with a 3000W motor, this dead leaf collector adopts a large-caliber nozzle to optimize the suction, and a more precise nozzle for the blower. The shredder, designed to reduce the size of large debris, is presented as the most practical feature of this device with a rate displayed at 1/16th which is among the highest on the market. Its operation is designed to reduce the load carried by the collection bag, but also to optimise the capacity of the latter, which has a capacity of 50 litres.

The Black & Decker BDBV30 is a versatile vacuum leaf blower with a two-part body. The choice of a twin-tube system gives the possibility to accelerate the cleaning process without loss of performance. The large and imposing suction tube is also equipped with a scraper that makes it easier to pick up loose or recalcitrant leaves. The integration of an interlocking system increases safety in use, making the BDBV30 a device that can be used by everyone. The 50 l collection bag, combined with the turbine shredding system, allows quick and precise cleaning of the most congested areas.

Technical data of the BDBV30

  • Double tube system
  • 5 handle positions
  • Wind tunnel: 418km/h
  • Suction speed: 14m3 per minute
  • Secure lock for tip change
  • Shredding capacity: rotor, 16/1 by metal blades
  • Bag capacity: 50 l
  • Dimensions: 634 x 308 x 270 mm
  • Motor power: 3000 W
  • Power supply: wired
  • Power cord: 150cm
  • Weight: 4.50 kg

Test of the Black & Decker BDBV30

The robust appearance of this vacuum leaf blower-blower is the first striking feature. Its design conveys an impression of solidity that can only be appreciated. The design immediately makes you think of a professional appliance, and the overview of its features confirms this idea. The BDBV30 from Black & Decker opts for an ergonomic appearance, but is a radical departure from traditional, less imposing models. The particularity of this vacuum leaf blower lies first and foremost in its aesthetics, as it adopts the lines of a blower. Its lines only suggest the integration of a suction function, and focus on a rougher, more compact appearance, similar to the classic blower. The thickness and strength of the material is one of the reasons why we tried this model.

The Black & Decker brand did not do things by halves, and quickly confirmed that the robust appearance also heralds impressive performance. The device is thus designed to meet intensive needs, and is not afraid of prolonged and repeated use. The Black & Decker BDBV30 leaf vacuum leaf blower has a 3000 Watt motor, and automatically becomes one of the most powerful blower vacs on the market. It is, indeed, rare to find such power on devices of this type. The brand is banking on this size advantage to promise a suction capacity of 14m3 per minute, for a blower speed of up to 418km/h. The comparison with the specifications of equivalent models is simply impressive, as the BDBV30’s performance exceeds that of most devices of this type.

It is therefore not surprising that the vacuum leaf blower is noisy, and that you have to wear a noise-cancelling helmet to use it. The sound output is high and may not be suitable for even the most sensitive ears. During our Black & Decker BDBV30 test, the capabilities of this blower-vac does not disappoint, as the machine can clean a space that could take several hours to clear by hand in a matter of minutes. In spite of its ergonomic design, the blower vacuum leaf blower weighs a substantial 4.5 kg. This imposing mass can be explained by the twin-tube system, but also by the studied thickness of the structure. Used for a long time, we appreciated during our blower test the support strap that allows us to continue gardening without worrying about the weight of the leaf vacuum. The 5-position adjustable handle is also an undeniable advantage to avoid overstraining the wrists during work.

Opinions on the Black & Decker BDBV30 vacuum leaf blower

Black & Decker’s BDBV30 is a blower-vacuum that its users strongly recommend. Its robustness, as well as its performance, make it the ideal device to optimize the cleaning of your outdoor spaces. The engine power shows excellent capacity, and is one of the features that add to the reliability of this aircraft. The BDBV30 is strong, safe and meets the needs of both private individuals and professionals. The quality/price ratio is excellent, because the BDBV30 vacuum leaf blower-blower offers specific features that are rarely found on equivalent machines (power, accessories, …).

The pick-up bag, on the other hand, offers a capacity that is more than enough for a medium-sized outdoor. For larger spaces, the Black & Decker BDBV30 can be adapted to deposit shredded debris directly into a larger bin. The choice of adaptation is however not mandatory, but remains an interesting option when the number of dead leaves to be recovered is higher than expected. Overall the Black & Decker BDBV30 reviews are positive, some of them just mention the weight of the device as a negative point, but it is widely distributed when using the carrying strap delivered with it. In summary it is a very good vacuum leaf blower that offers power and manoeuvrability for an honest price. Made of sturdy materials, it is made to last over time.

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Page last updated on 2019-01-18

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