Today we are looking at the Einhell BG-PL 26/1 petrol garden-vacuum / leaf blower, which offers a lot of features for the money. The price of the Einhell BG-PL 26/1 petrol garden-vacuum / leaf blower is £199.95 which also includes a two-year manufacturer’s warranty for peace of mind.
One of the main features of the Einhell BG-PL 26/1 petrol garden-vacuum / leaf blower is the fact that you can automatically switch from leaf blowing to garden vacuum mode without having to change any tubes or bags. The shredder fan is able to reduce the volume of the waste by up to 90%, which in turn means vacuuming for longer. The Einhell BG-PL 26/1 petrol garden-vacuum / leaf blower features a large 55 L collection bag.
- Automatically switch to vacuuming mode from leaf blowing – no pipes to add or remove.
- Large suction hose.
- 55 L collection bag.
- Shredder fan which reduces waste by up to 90%.
- Carrying belt for ease of use.
- Free wheel kit.
- Lockable throttle.
- Low emissions.
- Two-year manufacturer’s warranty.
The Einhell BG-PL 26/1 petrol garden-vacuum / leaf blower
The German-built Einhell BG-PL 26/1 petrol garden-vacuum / leaf blower provides value for money with excellent features. It has a good specification for its class and comes with a two-year manufacturer’s warranty for peace of mind.
I think probably the biggest downside of the Einhell BG-PL 26/1 petrol garden-vacuum / leaf blower is the fact that it weighs in at 7.5 kg. This is heavier than the majority of similar models. However, it also comes with a wheel kit, so my suggestion would be to use the wheel kit when using the vacuum facility. With a large 55 L collection bag, the petrol blower could soon become considerably heavier than the 7.5 kg.
The Einhell BG-PL 26/1 petrol garden-vacuum / leaf blower is powered by a two-stroke petrol engine. The 25.4 cc engine develops 0.9 hp. The petrol blower has a straightforward recoil starting system and comes with a large 0.8 L fuel tank.
The Einhell BG-PL 26/1 petrol garden-vacuum / leaf blower is one of the few petrol Leaf Blowers that allows you to automatically switch from leaf blowing to shredding and vacuuming. This feature can literally be carried out in an instant. The majority of petrol blowers do not have this particular feature. In general, you have to stop work and attach a couple of pipes and the bag to the blower. To change from blowing to vacuum mode, simply flick a lever and you will instantly change modes.
The Einhell BG-PL 26/1 petrol garden-vacuum / leaf blower comprises an inbuilt shredding fan that reduces the debris by up to 90%. This, in turn, means that the bag capacity will becomes greater and the material will compost much quicker. A very useful feature indeed.
Although it’s great to have the ability to use a leaf blower as a vacuum, in my experience, I rarely use the vacuum feature on a petrol blower. I find it much easier to blow the contents into a corner or into a heap and to dispose of the contents into a barrow and then to compost.
If you have a lot of vacuuming to carry it in your garden, a more suitable machine would probably be something like a Billy Goat that is designed to vacuum up leaves. You can find larger garden vacuums here.
Petrol leaf blowers really are a fantastic tool in the garden, they can actually save hours of hard work raking and sweeping. I believe the two best features of the Einhell BG-PL 26/1 petrol garden-vacuum / leaf blower are the fact that you can change from blowing mode to vacuum mode, just by moving one lever. The second good feature is the fact that the leaf blow comes with a wheel kit which takes the weight off the shoulders and arms. A carrying belt is included with the petrol blower/vacuum, which helps to take the weight and fatigue off the operator. One thing that I like with the handheld blowers is the compactness, however, the Einhell petrol blower is quite weighty with the added collection bag, so this could be a handy feature.
The downside of the Einhell BG-PL 26/1 petrol garden-vacuum / leaf blower is that it is quite heavy to hold for long periods when the collection bag is empty. With 45 L of debris in the bag, the leaf blower could be considerably heavier! However, I guess this is where the wheel kit could be exceptionally useful.
With a two-year warranty on the Einhell BG-PL 26/1 petrol garden-vacuum / leaf blower, it suggests that the manufacturers have faith in their product. I like the idea of having two years with no repair bills!
|+Debris Reduction Ratio||10:1|
|+Bag Capacity||55 Litres|
|+Air Flow Volume||10.8m3/min (648m3/h)|
|+Air Flow Speed||210km/h|
|+Engine Type||Petrol 2-stroke|
|+Engine Power||0.65kW (0.9hp)|
|+Engine Fuel Tank Capacity||0.8 Litres|
|+Engine Starting System||Recoil|