Black and Decker Corporation is an American manufacturer founded more than 100 years ago. The company began as a small machine shop in Baltimore and has become well-known for its power tools and small appliances. Black and Decker patented its portable electric drill with a pistol grip and trigger switch. It also manufacture outdoor helps such as the LSWV36 40V Lithium Ion Sweeper/Vac. Let us take a closer look at this product and do a detailed review about it.
The Black and Decker LSWV36 Cordless Sweeper and Vac makes clean-up after yard work or a windy day quick and easy. It is no longer necessary to haul out the push broom and trash bags, or heavy blower to clean your hard surfaces. This lightweight sweeper and vac will do the job for you. With a rechargeable 40 volt Lithium battery, this little machine offers more power than previous models in a lightweight design. The LSWV36 can easily convert from a blower to a leaf vacuum to get rid of grass trimmings, dry leaves and small twigs on walkways, decks, driveways, patios, and other hard surfaces(not lawn though). The dry leaves are converted to mulch while vacuuming. With leaf vacuum mulcher mode, it has a mulching reduction ratio of up to 6:1. Six levels of power make it easy to sweep or vacuum debris from delicate surfaces or use maximum power for heavy duty cleaning. This option makes the LSWV36 easier to use than a broom or heavier blower. The rechargeable 40 volt battery eliminates the dangers of a cord and only takes about an hour to charge. How long the charge lasts depends on what speed the machine is being run at. An added bonus you and your neighbors will appreciate, as well as the design, is the low noise level of this machine.
Although the Black and Decker Sweeper/Vac is not a full-scale blower/vac, it is fully capable of performing the tasks it was designed for. The advantage of having a lightweight, rechargeable machine is being able to quickly and efficiently rid your hard surfaces of loose grass, dry leaves, and small organic matter. At about 5 lbs., this machine can blow at speeds up to 120 mph while still being able to handle your delicate hard surfaces at a slower speed. This model is intended for smaller jobs and does not clean easily around plants or bushes. Also, this machine is not designed for wet leaves or blowing water off hard surfaces. However, if wet matter does get vacuumed, there is a built-in scraper. The vacuum bag does need to be emptied often if you are cleaning a larger area. Vacuuming large sticks or non-organic matter could cause damage as this handy little machine is only designed for smaller debris.
Could this be the best leaf vacuum mulcher in the market? Probably not. However, anyone looking for a lightweight solution to cleaning driveways, patios, sidewalks, and other hard surfaces will love the convenience of the Black and Decker LSWV36 40V Lithium Ion Sweeper/Vac. This handy little machine has plenty of power to tackle those everyday chores and keep your hard surfaces clean and swept.