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.
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
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.
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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
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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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...
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...
This tool is a great electric blower/vacuum.
I bought this item as Choice rated it quite high for overall reliability. I’ve used it quite a few times now and find that it does a good job at both blowing and vacuuming the leaf debris around my house. You do get dust over you when vacuuming as the collection bag is quite porous so it may help to wear a mask. I do and jump in the shower after my cleanup. I recommend it for the price and warranty. I bought my from Bunnings.
I won't buy another; sick of Chinese junk.
I bought an Ozito vacuum mulcher/blower from Bunnings a couple of days ago, cost $79. I set it up, and after 2 minutes the motor stopped working, Checked power cord connections and fuses in our power box, checked to see if anything had jammed it an then took it back to Bunnings who refunded my money on production of my receipt and explanation. More rubbish made in China.
Its a little bit of a CON, Vacuum (If the bag doesn't break), Blower (barely), Mulch (maybe a leaf)
Ok so they sell this as a 3 in one unit. Well the first time I used it I was very impressed for money. I thought yep this is great ill use this all the time. 12 months later second time using it, the bag rips sending debris all over me. OK I won't vacuum all the mess up ill blow it away. I divert the air flow only to find it bypassing and barely throwing more than a breathe of air out the end. So I pull it apart to find nothing blocking the air path. Real cause was a little stick (maybe a small rock) had broken the fan blade near the motor. I ...have resorted back to sweeping and raking until I decide on what will be my next purchase. I really did like the idea of vacuuming up all the mess and then it being mulched and putting it back on the garden. Going forward I wouldn't recommend unless they change the catching system and beef the propeller system up a little.
Vacuum good but bag not fit for purpose
Kind of wish this product was not offered for sale and I was forced to buy a more expensive product with a bag functioned as it should. Really good value for money and the blower and vacuum and mulcher work well. The bag is really cheap and has ripped after 1 month. Even worse is that it allows dust the blow through it all over me when I use the vacuum. It is not rocket science to produce a fabric that allows air but not dust to pass through and it should have been a minimum requirement of the production of this product even if it meant having to sell at a slightly higher cost. Cant be used unless I have old clothes on and plan to have a shower after. Shoes end up filled with dirt. Disappointing.
Great for the price but!
The blower is great for the price however the bag is not the best and ripped within 12 months. True to their Ozito promise I was able to get a replacement bag and now I am up and running again. For the odd domestic job around the house it is worth the price.
Questions & Answers
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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