Fall is coming; the winds are blowing, and the leaves are falling. I like autumn, and I love watching leaves changing color and falling. But, someone is going to have to pick up those leaves, right?
In my family, that someone is me! This year I decided to equip myself with more modern tools.
Specifically, I decided to buy a leaf vacuum. I was shocked when I started looking for the best leaf vacuum; some are vacuums, and some are blowers, some are cordless, some run on gas, etc.
So, I picked one for each category (total of 7 items) and created a buyer’s guide that will help you navigate through these choices. In this guide, we are going to take a look at leaf vacuums to help you find the best leaf vacuum of 2020.
If you are tired of the old-school & pain-in-your-back way of raking leaves, perhaps you should read this article.
Before we proceed to our list, first we need to answer some common question and establish parameters according to which you’ll be able to select the best vacuum/blower/mulcher.
The Benefits Of A Leaf Vacuum
First and foremost, all products on our list (except for the Poolmaster 28300) can blow, vacuum, and mulch.
You can use blowing mode to chase away the leaves from your property and force them on your neighbor’s property (just kidding!) Jokes aside, blowing mode is excellent if you don’t necessarily need to collect the leaves but just move them away to clear a driveway or sidewalk.
Vacuuming mode helps you collect leaves and tiny branches/twigs. However, these machines weren’t designed to collect twigs, branches, and sticks, so please, try to avoid that practice.
And then there’s the mulch function, which works in pair with the vacuum mode.
Generally speaking, a leaf vacuum will use a metal mulch blade to shred the leaves into tiny pieces to save space in the bag.
Mulching allows more efficient and relaxing vacuuming because you won’t have to empty the bag as frequently as you otherwise would.
Easy Comparison For Best Leaf Vacuum
Dimensions (inches): 45 x 9 x 14
Dimensions (inches): 18 x 18 x 7
Greenworks 40v Cordless
Dimensions (inches): 32.5 x 8.5 x 11
BLACK+DECKER 3-in-1 (BV3600)
Dimensions (inches): 38 x 9.88 x 20.75
Husqvarna 125 Bx Gas
Dimensions (inches): 38.5 x 9 x 14
Dimensions (inches): 9 x 41 x 14
Black + Decker BEBL7000
Dimensions (inches): 15 x 21 x 11
Dimensions (inches): 15.6 x 20.8 x 9.9
I said right from the get-go that BLACK+DECKER BV6600 is my favorite unit. Why not? It is inexpensive, reliable and powerful.
It is suitable for vacuuming, mulching and blowing, and it comes with plenty of useful attachments. Now if I had a pool (which I don’t’), I would go with the Poolmaster.
If I wanted convenience, I would go with the Greenworks cordless leaf blower, and If I had a giant yard, then I’ld buys the Husqvarna leaf blower.
So, even though the BLACK+DECKER BV6600 is my personal favorite, that doesn’t mean it will be your personal favorite, capiche?
Use the knowledge you obtained in this article, and you’ll undoubtedly find the best leaf vacuum for your needs.