The Black & Decker BV6600 is a great tool for cleaning up leaves. It vacuums leaves quickly and mulches them very effectively. It's easy to change from vacuum to blower mode. And the blower is very powerful. It's the best corded leaf vacuum/mulcher on the market.
The BV6600 is a powerful electric blower/mulcher/vac that is almost as good as a gas powered one, but is a heck-of-a-lot less expensive. The blower is powerful and comes with tools that help clear leaves more effectively. The tool for general leaf blowing is innovative. It vibrates from side to side and makes the blowing more effective. The mulcher is strong and shreds leaves to a decent size. Switching between tools is easy - everything clips into place. I have 2 minor complaints: 1) The flap in the mulch/vac bag, which keeps the debris from going back into the impeller, tends to fray and gets debris knotted in the fray. 2) The way to remove the debris from the mulch/vac bag is by sliding a bar off of one side to create a large opening. When you put the bar back over the bag, it tends to catch the fabric, which over time will unravel. That being said, I would buy this again.
You bought it after the recall on Sept 13, 2016. Does it say type 2? Thats the only way we can know for sure. And the only way i will buy one on clearance. Amazon and Home Depot aren't selling the new ones yet.
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