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Blower vac reviews

CHOICE tests six blowers and 11 blower vacs, including models from Ryobi, Black & Decker, Victa and more.

Last updated: 27th August 2015

If you live next door to someone using one of these things and you're trying to have a nice quiet weekend, you'd be forgiven for thinking they don't blow – they suck! In fact, they do both. Our testing shows that most blower vacs do pick up the gardening debris effectively and mulch it into something useful.

In our latest test we review seven petrol models, three cordless and one electric blower vac. We also include six cordless blowers (with no vacuum function); these were tested in 2014 and their scores have been recalculated to match the latest test.

Want CHOICE's advice on what to look for when you're shopping for a blower vac, or how to get the best out of the one you have? Try our buying guide.

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