For $199, it needs to be a lot better than it is
We’d been persisting with a 20 year old corded Ryobi blower vac for quite a long time and when its motor bearings started to sound arthritic, we knew it was time to upgrade.
Because I was already within the Ozito Power X-Change “ecosystem”, the brushless blower vac seemed like an obvious choice. There was a promotional kit for $199 being cleared by Bunnings which included a twin battery charger, and 2 3.0Ah batteries. Win-win for me I thought, as I’d been wanting to get another battery for my other Power X-Change gear. Now I could get a new b...lower vac and TWO new batteries! Hah! After assembling the blower and noting how flexible the plastics were compared to the old Ryobi one, I immediately put it to work. There were a couple of things that struck me (figuratively). One thing I noticed is how great it was to have cordless capability. No more unplugging extension cords and moving them around with you. The other thing was the really irritating trigger mechanism. Combined with the soft-start motor feature, when your hand begins to fatigue from having to keep the trigger squeezed constantly, the motor will cut out and when you squeeze the trigger again it doesn’t spin up straight away, preferring to “soft-start” its way toward blowing your leaves along which incidentally, it doesn’t do all that well, even on the highest setting. It is hopeless at blowing gutters out and for some stupid reason when it is switched to ‘blow’ it still sucks things up its pipe. Quite frankly, for 36 volts I expected it to be better at the job than it is. Whilst I guess it accomplishes the job as stated on the box it does tend to flatten the batteries within 20 minutes and the aforementioned trigger will tire out your hand. When it is set to ‘vacuum’ I find that the seals (or lack of) between its various plastic housings drive dust out of all the joins in the plastic parts, covering the outside of the appliance with dust and often you, the operator. The transparent window on the collection bag is a great idea and of course, because it uses the same batteries as my Ozito power tools, swapping batteries when they’re flat is a mere formality, meaning I can get back to work straight away instead of waiting for batteries to charge. The lighter weight of it compared with the old one makes it much easier to tote around, drag up onto the roof up a ladder and use one handed.
A waste of $199.
I'm so disappointed. The vacuum is hopeless all the leaves just get caught in the bottom of the wand section. I can rake and pick up leaves with a dustpan twice as quick (or three times). Wish I could credit it. Also the blower is heavy and difficult. i have another blower the small Ozito cordless and it is balanced so that you hardly know you are lifting it. This one is like lifting a barge.
Very poor power delivery
It's awkward to use and has very poor blowing and vacuuming quality. I find I have to go over spots twice and wave it around to remove the debris. Dissapointed
- Verified purchase
Sounded great on paper
Both suction and blower very weak for a 36v product (2x18v) Bought today, charged lithium batteries to try it out but I’ve found it much weaker than the $20 elec backup one I bought last year. Yeah
Purchased in December 2019 for A$199.00.
Questions & Answers
ozito blower vacuum mulcher how good is it
The problem I had with this was the leaves I picked up got stuck in the black pipe and wouldn't mulch. I credited this machine at Bunnings. I was very disappointed with it.
|Category||Battery Blower Vacuums|
|Noise Level||96 dB|
|Maximum Air Velocity||210 km/h|
|Manufacturer Warranty||5 year(s)|
- MPN: PXCBLVK-318
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