The Black+Decker BEBL7000 is part of the Leaf Blower
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Leaf Blower
models like the BEBL7000 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
Sweeping: Denotes speed of moving leaves.
Loosening: The speed of removing embedded leaf particles from a lawn.
Vacuuming: How quickly models picked up leaves and how finely they mulched them.
WeightTo the nearest half-pound in blower mode.
cc/ampEngine cubic centimeters (cc) and motor electrical amperage (amps) are from the manufacturer.
Multiple speedsOn an electric blower or a variable throttle on a gas-powered blower, these let you increase power for sweeping on hard surfaces or open ground and decrease it around fragile garden beds.
Vacuum capabilityComes with the necessary attachments including a collection bag to convert to vacuuming mode for sucking up leaves and debris.
Translucent fuel tank
Translucent fuel tankA clear tank lets you see at a glance when fuel is running low.
Spring assisted starting
Spring assisted startingTo makes starting easier, a pull-cord assembly with this feature has a built-in spring that winds up as the starting rope is pulled, to reduce the force necessary to start the engine.
Four-cycle engineUses straight gasoline and doesn't require an oil/gasoline mixture, as do the more common two-cycle engines used on most trimmers.