Terrible quality bags. Not fit for purpose.
Ozito bag ripped on first use of minor leaves and garden roughage clean up. Cheap quality bags. Terrible material. Spend the money on a better brand machine to save the money in the long run. Replacement bags can be purchased from same retailer (Bunnings.) Machine mechanism quite good but heavy and cumbersome with the plug. Should have saved & bought wireless better quality brand. Buyers regret.
Purchased in October 2020 at Bunnings Warehouse Retail Stores for $50.00.
Won't do larger leaves
Bought in friend's recommendation...onoy goodie you are dealing with smaller leaves which suck neatly into the nozzle. Larger ones just block it as lots of noise for no effect. Not very useful here, sadly.
Purchased in February 2021 at Bunnings Warehouse Retail Stores for $49.00.
exceeded my expectations
I was looking for a cheap no fuss machine which would suck up the leaves around my spa and pergola without sucking up the pebbles. Gosh, what a relief!!! Why was I on my knees for months collecting the blooming leaves??? Also I have arthritis and it's so handyman's lightweight.
What a badass lean machine !!!
Purchased in December 2020 at Bunnings Warehouse for $49.00.
It’s a good product, but......
The unit is powerful and picks up very well. The purchase price at $50 is very reasonable, however the bag is not hardy enough for its purpose and a hole quickly appeared close to the inlet area. The method of attaching the bag to the unit is pretty shoddy with nothing more than a shoelace to tie on to a square of plastic. The bag opening is bigger than the plastic that it fits to so you have to gather the fabric and tighten the lace at the same time (not easy) and it’s impossible to get a fit that won’t allow mulched material to blow out. The replacement bag is ridiculously priced at $27.50. IE more than half the price of a new unit
Purchased in April 2020 at Bunnings Warehouse.
Machine seems ok
I purchased this vac blower two months ago and have used it four times sucking up leaves. The bag has a hole worn in it at the entry neck area. This is obviously a design fault and it needs a strengthening patch around the area. Bunnings were extremely reluctant to replace it as according to the warranty it is a consumable item.
Great unit, Awful Blower Bag
Replaced my Ryobi electric blower vac which only lasted about 2 years. The BLV 2401 is much lighter and easier to carry around and the nozzle smaller which helps it to fit into tighter spots around the yard. Is an excellent unit for the price.
The only problem (so far) is the blower bag. Have had it home only 1 week and on first use of sucking up leaves and small twigs, managed to get 2 small rips it the bag. So now dust is constantly coming through the small tears. The bags are obviously very cheaply made and the material is not durable at all.
Purchased in July 2020 at Bunnings Warehouse for $49.95.
Outstanding value for money
Purchased this unit even with all the negative reviews, from Bunnings, very easy to assemble, found the wheels were very loose, so added a couple of washers..fixed ! started to use it around our home mostly for sucking up leaves, amazing suction power...but love the quick lever to change to blower where needed, surprised at the amount of material the bag holds & very easy to empty, on my second run with it, leaves started to blow out from the bag !! on inspection found the tie cord had come loose around the fitting, retied ..Fixed. I also noti...ced many people complain about the dust that blows out from the bag.. guys, the air/dust has to escape somewhere, this is NO different to every other blower vacuum I have ever used, I think many people have given this a unfair poor review, lets face it, it,s $49 with a 3 year warranty, over the years I have purchased a number of Ozito items, have only ever had one stop working (Hedge Clippers) in the last year of warranty, took it back to Bunnings & got a replacement, without any problems, which is still working after another 3 years...If, this machine stops working I would get another one, why...because it does the job...Before you ask, I don't work for Bunnings or Ozito, I'm a retired pensioner. Pros..Cheap Works well Easy to use Light 3 Year Warranty Cons...Wheels could be better Electrical connection to extension lead not very good/ comes loose
Purchased in July 2020 at Bunnings Warehouse for $49.00.
Value for money
I purchased this blower vac as a replacement for an Ozito blower vac that I had for eight years which was still working but needed a new bag. I decided for a little extra money I could have brand new one.This model is lighter and has variable suction which is an excellent addition.
The only negative comment, as mentioned in other reviews, is the bag which is easily torn.
A far better replacement bag is the one from Ryobi which is more or less identical and of far better quality.
Purchased in February 2020 at Bunnings.
Excellent value for money
Purchased 4 years ago to replace a similar Bosch product that failed after 2 years (1 year warranty) and cost three times the price. I use this blower/vac several times a week, every week and it just keeps going. The original Ozito failed after 2 years and as it has a 3 year warranty I took it back to Bunnings and they replaced it without question with another new one. Its been going great for the last 2 years. I'm on my 2nd bag ($25) as they get hooked up on sharp objects and a small hole gets big if you don't patch it up. Would benefit f...rom a long electrical cord but can't complain given the price and use I get from it. You need to be cautious of the type of material you vac up, dry material, no problems, but damp/wet leaves can cause it to block between the bag and the exit shute, you need to vac up smaller amounts at a time
Purchased at Bunnings Warehouse for $49.00.
You get what you pay for.
Item has great suck/blow power, but bag is flimsy material that got holes the first time vacuumed up twigs on lawn. Cord is also too short creating connection problems as cannot even maintain being plugged in due to this as not enough cord to even loop knot for security.
Purchased in February 2020 at Bunnings Warehouse for $49.00.
Exactly what I needed
Much better than I expected, especially for the price. Easy to use, high air speed to blow leaves out of my courtyard, mulcher works well. Can't comment on longevity yet. Got it discounted to $40 at Bunnings Nunawading. Catcher bag is easy to detach and empty.
Purchased in March 2020 at Bunnings Warehouse for $40.00.
Noisy and Bag deteriorated
Didn't get much use of a very noisy blower vac plus bag deteriorated quickly. I patched it up in two places but now the bag just shreds. I googled a new bag and it costs more than half the price of a new unit - I'm sure this helps Ozito's make sales.
Purchased in May 2017 at Bunnings Warehouse for $49.00.
Ok for the price
Purchased Ozito BLV-2401 in November 2018. It's been ok up to about 6 weeks ago when I noticed when I had it on suction it would also blow slightly at the same time which makes it near impossible to suck anything up as it keeps blowing everything away. I was wondering if anyone else has had the same problem.? So now when I want it to suck I have to wrap duct tape around the blower hole but noticing now that the suction has reduced in power, barely sucks up leaves when I do this.
It has a 3 year warranty so I will probably return it and buy a...
Purchased in November 2018 at Bunnings Warehouse for $49.00.
Does the job and improved now with variable speed. (from the old models)
Vaccuum and blower in one
Very powerful for leaves and bark
Only noisy if you run at full speed but for $50 these are great.
Purchased in November 2019 for $50.00.
Good performance but is extremely noisy.
Weight is not a problem, I wish it had a special squarish nozzle to increase the suction area and two wheels on each end like a household vacuum cleaner to keep it at a height that stops it from sticking to the ground and suck pebbles and small stones. Only problem is it's messy. While it sucks leaves air escapes out of the bag but so is the dust, and in no time my pants, shoes, shirt, etc. are covered with dust. The bag should have an air escape mesh away from the operator and not both sides. So, here is the results: Too noisy, nozzle jams fir...mly on the ground like a suction cup and on wood chips it sucks leaves and wood chips. On white or quartz pebbles it sucks the leaves fine but a slightly drop of the nozzle tend to suck in the pebbles. On the grass, it sucks the leaves but it's tedious in both the time in sucks the leaves and the suction effect of the nozzle with the grass. Lastly, as I said, whatever it sucks, even sand, dust and dirt, it passes through the bag and is blown on your clothes, mainly where the bag is closest to the hip. I converted mine to stop the dust being blown on my clothes, using a flexible tube that is attached where the bag is attached under the blower and, at 3-4 metres end of the tube it is attached to a drum that has an airing fabric like a hessian bag so that the leaves and cut grass remains in the drum and dirty air is blown away at the other side, so that it doesn't touch your clothes. Works great. But the noise it makes drives my neighbours crazy.
Purchased in March 2016 at Bunnings Warehouse for $49.95.
Ozito 3 in 1 Vacuum Blower Mulcher is superb
$49 with a 3 year replacement warranty from Bunnings - you have got to be kidding me!
Why do other brands have a better name than Ozito? Why are they so much more expensive than Ozito? Do they offer this type of warranty?
So what do you get for your money? A Blower & a Vacuum & a Mulcher! Nice compact box reveals a pretty robust and good sized unit, weighing in at only 3.4kg.
Quick start guide is your friend, with a well written and nicely illustrated set of steps to get you on the road in 10 mins.
Smaller tube underneath is the blower and a...
Purchased in March 2019 at Bunnings Warehouse for $49.00.
Works ok, extremely messy
Sucks up most leaves but does get stuck often on larger ones as it doesn't seem to have the suction required to pull large leaves in. Small twigs will also halt proceedings even on the most powerful setting.
The worst problem though is that an insane amount of dust comes out of the bag, so your pants and lungs will suffer.
For only $49 at Bunnings it's acceptable value, but sooner or later I'll be replacing it with one of much better design.
good value its price
does what it is supposed to do. i dont know why people complain but with the price you pay for it you get what you pay for. it blows decent and the vaccuum is good too. the back has not failed on me yet. i use it to clean the garage and the patio. it makes the job a lot easier. i might even use it to blow dry the car.
for the cons, it is noisey. if you set it to maximum blow or vac, it can get a bit loud so wear an earplug or ear muffs. it is gets heavier the longer you use it so make sure to use the shoulder strap specially if you are vaccuuming as the back really gets heavy.
Ozito Blower Vac Mulcher VLV2401 - Luv IT :)
Bought 1st Blower vac "leaf" mulcher about 3 yrs ago and got lazy last month when I sucked up a small rock... motor rrrrrrrr... I thought I could get fixed but then I saw $49 at bunnings why bother. I could have spent 1/2 hr taking apart and cleaning but busy days lateley. So when I saw at Bunnings $49.00 on special I just replaced and put old one in hard rubbish (gone in 10 minutes) . What's the use of a blower (blow leaves on street \ neighbours house only to have blow back at you.....???) It does what I bought it for 100%. Leaves and d...ebris around front drainage and curbs (instead of blowing out onto street only to have it blow back on me and end up blocking my drains again). Nice and clean Leaves gone. :) Yes it's electric so if you have small property easy peasy!
Ok vac if you don't have big leaves
Bought it to vacuum the elm leaves during autumn. Hope it would work like magic but it does not. May be useful for trees with smaller leaves. Gets jammed at the nozzle with small branches.Design not ergonomic,
Blower function is good enough for small compund.
You get what you paid for...
Questions & Answers
If someone was to persay have their hair get stuck in the motor via the vent how would we be able to remove that.
How do you tie the collection bag lace? It's not mentioned in the manual
David. As I mentioned in my review, the bags are really, really poor quality. They get tears in them way too easily. Hence why they are selling these units so cheap.
Rather than buying an endless supply of Ozito bags, I fixed the problem by swapping the Ozito bag with a Ryobi bag. Whilst the opening for the Ryobi bag is larger than the opening for the Ozito bag, I had to use a bit of ingenuity to make it fit.
But the result is great as now I get no tears in the bag.
Hi David, I untied the bag & refitted around the fitting as tight as I could get it, this has worked for me, these machines are built to a price & I think with a bit of home adjustments , they are very good, many people give this machine a poor rating, however they are very cheap & do work well !! and if you are a bit handy should last some years for home use..
What type of Ryobi bag did you use - Model number?
There is no doubt the Ozito bags are rubbish and designed to fail and suck you into further purchases.
My Ozito electric 3 in 1 vacuum blower mulched stopped vacuuming & only blows out
it is likely due to an obstruction preventing the shute gate switch lever from being changed from vac to blow. If it is blowing then the motor is working. I had to dissemble mine once to clear a blockage. It does require unscrewing all of the screws to split the motor / shute housing in two. Take the black tube off first and then start unscrewing.
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