Updated 18 Aug 2014

Black & Decker

Hard Surface Sweeper GWC1800L-XE

Snapshot: This Black & Decker Hard Surface Sweeper GWC1800L-XE battery-electric leaf blower weighs 1.7 kg. How well does it perform?

Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$179

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Test results

Overall score
60
Performance
?/10
Ease of use
?/10

Good points

  • Very easy to use.
  • Light weight.

But

  • Just OK performance.
  • Fairly short run time.

How we test

Overall score includes:

Performance (70%)
Ease of use (30%)

We evenly spread 5kg of leaf litter (including bark and twigs) over a car park. We then timed how long it took each model to blow the material into a pile.

We checked how easy it was to use the controls and how easy each model was to use for blowing. We also scored them for vibration.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$179

Specifications

Power
Battery-electric (cordless)
Blockage clearing
n/a
Run time/charge time (minutes)
11
Blow/vac conversion (seconds)
n/a
Noise blow/vac (dBA)
72
Weight (blower/vac) (kg)
1.7
Claimed bag capacity (L)
n/a

Features

Nozzle types
Fixed
Nozzle wheel
n/a
Metal/plastic impeller (fan)
n/a
Engine/battery (V/Ah)
n/a

More Info

Notes

Leaf blowers in our database have been tested to a different method than blower vacuums.

Availability

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