BLACK+DECKER LSWV36 40V Sweeper/Vac Review
Unfortunately, lawn care requires you to have multiple tools in your arsenal. Sweepers, leaf blowers, and yard vacuums are just a few of the more common tools. You could purchase each of these separately, but the cost would quickly add up. You’d also have to factor in the amount of storage space and maintenance each one would require. Your other option is to go the easy route and purchase a 3 in 1 tool, like the BLACK+DECKER LSWV36 40V Lithium-Ion Sweeper/Vac! You get the convenience and ease of having all three tools at a third of the cost!
Even with the battery included, the BLACK+DECKER LSWV36 40V Lithium Ion Sweeper and Vac weighs a mere 6.9 pounds – making it one of the lightest models on the market today! Because it is so lightweight, it is consequently easy to maneuver. However, power is not sacrificed in the name of ease of use. The LSWV36 is outfitted with powerful 40 volt, rechargeable lithium-ion battery, which delivers a runtime capable of completing the most demanding jobs. When compared to its gas-powered cousins, this model is more compact and lightweight, produces less smoke and noise, and runs longer.
- This model is lightweight and simple to maneuver.
- The soft grip, ergonomic handle offers comfortable maneuvering.
- It can be easily converted between vacuum and sweeper modes.
- The vacuum bag is on the small side.
- The plastic impeller is not the most durable.
- This unit includes a rechargeable, 40V, lithium ion battery that is compatible with Black+Decker’s other 40V power tools.
- The Power Command feature enables you to choose from between maximum battery life or maximum power.
- Built to produce low noise emissions, this sweeper/vac combo has a sound rating of only 65 dBA.
- The battery charger is Energy Star certified.
The BLACK+DECKER LSWV36 40V Lithium-Ion Sweeper/Vac upholds the reputation for durability and reliability that Black+Decker products are known for. It is equipped with a wide array of features that make lawn maintenance simpler and more enjoyable. For example, its “Power Command” feature enables the user to control a speed for maximum power or maximum run time. Similarly, this model has a blower tube with a built-in scraper that makes it simple to loosen and dispose of stubborn debris, like matted leaves. It is this type of thoughtful design that has made the LSWV36 so popular among buyers.
Another useful feature that this model boasts include its ability to generate a maximum air speed of 120 miles per hour, which ensures that it will enable you to make short work of cleaning your lawn. With a full charge, its lithium ion battery will run for roughly 30 to 45 minutes, but its Energy Star certified battery charger will fully recharge the battery in under an hour. Reviewers have also commented positively about this model’s easily attachable/detachable bushel bag, the soft grip operating handle, and the easy to read/follow operator’s manual.
Black+Decker offers a 1-year manufacturer’s warranty on this model, and an extended warranty can be purchased.
Of course, as with any product, the BLACK+DECKER LSWV36 40V Lithium-Ion Sweeper/Vac has its flaws. Reviewers have stated that they wish the bushel bag had a larger capacity since they felt that the small size of the bag interrupted the flow of their work since it had to be emptied so often. A smaller percentage of reviewers disliked the fact that the unit’s impeller was made of plastic and seemed prone to breaking; however, it should also be noted that users who experienced this problem did say that Black+Decker’s customer service department did an excellent job of remedying the situation.
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For all of the features that it offers, the BLACK+DECKER LSWV36 40V Lithium-Ion Sweeper/Vac provides an excellent value for the average homeowner who is looking for a capable multi-tool to use on their lawn. Black+Decker has equipped this model with some high-end features for its entry-level price point. Coming from one of the most trusted names in lawn care, and backed by a solid warranty, this model has quickly become one of the most popular sweeper/vac combo units.