Black & Decker LH4500 Electric Leaf Hog Blower

Manufacturer:
Black & Decker

Reviewed by:
Rating:
4
On July 25, 2011
Last modified:July 17, 2012

Summary:

With an overall 4.1 rating, and a competitive price (currently under $70), the Black & Decker LH4500 12 amp 2-Speed Electric Leaf Hog Blower is at the top of our leaf blower ratings scale.

Black & Decker LH4500 Leaf Hog Blower

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

The Black & Decker LH4500 12 amp 2-Speed Electric Leaf Hog Blower is not just a leaf blower, it also works as a vacuum or mulcher, and comes with its own leaf bag. This leaf blower comes with several attachments including a vaccum with tube, a leaf bag that zips, a nozzle for blasting away leaves, and an air concentrator. Also included is an adjustable shoulder strap.

The Black & Decker LH4500 leaf blower weighs in at around 8.1 pounds and is electrically powered, avoiding the need for gas or oil. The blower features a 12 amp motor that will provide air speeds of up to 250 miles per hour. Switch over to the vacuum mode, and you’ll get 385 CFM of suction power.

The Black & Decker Leaf Hog has a built in mulching mechanism that will grind up the leaves and debris you collect, which will be deposited into the removable leaf bag. Easily make your own mulch, while cleaning up your yard, and then simply take the bag over to your flower beds or gardens for easy, convenient mulching.

Despite the power of the Black & Decker Electric Leaf Blower, it’s surprisingly quiet. You won’t find the typical roar that is associated with gas powered blowers. Save your ears and keep the peace with the quiet electric motor.

Black & Decker LH4500 Leaf Blower Specifications

  • Shipping Weight: 16 pounds
  • Weight: 8.1 pounds
  • Air Speed: 250 MPH
  • Air Volume: 385 CFM
  • Electric motor with air speeds up to 240 mph – handles even piles of wet leaves
  • Vacuum function and leaf bag
  • Built-in mulching function for quick and easy mulch
  • Two speeds for easy control

Black & Decker LH4500 12 amp 2-Speed Electric Leaf Hog Blower Reviews

There are many reviews around the internet for the Black & Decker Leaf Hog Blower, with the majority being positive. The average customer leaf blower rating for this machine is 4.1 stars out of 5 stars.

Many reviewers commented that the blower is very easy to use and does an excellent job with cleaning up leaves and debris. They liked the fact that it’s easy to switch between the blower and vacuum modes. More than one reviewer talked about how powerful the leaf blower is.

One woman commented that the blower is indeed lightweight and was able to use it for an extended period of time without any problems. A few people also mentioned that they found the blower to be quieter than a gas powered leaf blower would be. Several reviewers also stated that the quality was very good considering the relatively inexpensive price.

There weren’t too many complaints about the Black & Decker LH4500 Leaf Hog. The majority of negative reviews seemed to indicate that the customers received a defective blower, as the motor blew out shortly after purchase. While most people seemed happy with the noise level of the motor, more than one person stated the blower is actually quite loud. A few people mentioned that the quality of the included leaf bag could also be improved.

Our Verdict

With an overall 4.1 rating, and a competitive price (currently under $70), the Black & Decker LH4500 12 amp 2-Speed Electric Leaf Hog Blower is at the top of our leaf blower ratings scale. The few issues that did arise appear to be isolated issues related to a defective product, and as we all know, defective products do unfortunately happen once in awhile. We recommend the Leaf Hog Blower as a great choice for lawn maintenance year round.

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