Troy-Bilt Handheld Leaf Blower Vacuum Kit 450 CFM 2-Cycle Adjustable Speed Review

The TB27BV EC gas leaf blower from Troy-Bilt offers the power and convenience you desire. Featuring SpringAssist starting for dramatically reduced pull-start effort, the TB27BV EC gas leaf blower comes with a leaf vacuum kit, including a 1.5-bushel leaf vac bag to offer you the option of collecting leaves and other debris. JumpStart is sold separately.

  • 27 cc, 2-cycle full-crank engine
  • High-performance speed and air volume up to 150 MPH/450 CFM
  • SpringAssist technology for easier pull starts
  • A comfort grip handle, variable speed control
  • Vacuum kit included
  • Take the effort out of starting with JumpStart power start technology, attach JumpStart to any JumpStart capable Troy-Bilt unit and start with the push of a button (starters sold separately)

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  • MPN
  • UPC
  • eBay Product ID (ePID)

Product Key Features

  • Style
    Animal Print
  • Power Source
  • Type
    Handheld Leaf Blower

Additional Product Features

  • Model
    TB27BV EC
  • Gauge Purpose
  • Blower Type
    Handheld Blower/Vacuum
  • A maximum airspeed (mph)
  • Engine Displacement (cc)
  • Maximum Air Volume (CFM)
  • Impeller Material
  • Card Manufacturer
  • Mulch ratio
  • Noise rating (dB)
  • CountryRegion of Manufacture
    United States
  • Item Package Quantity
  • Features
    Adjustable Speed
  • AC Voltage
  • Material
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (oz.)
  • Batteries Included
  • Included
    Vacuum Kit
  • Engine Type
  • CA (CARB) Compliant
    CARB Compliant

One thing I dread every fall is the number of leaves I have to contend with. The Troy-Bilt blower has a vacuum option that not only vacuums up leaves but mulches them as well.

The only assembly is selecting and adding the attachments for whichever option you intend to use the machine for. Opening the cage to install the suction tube was a little tricky at first. But once I found the safety release, it went easily for other installations.

The vacuum for this machine is great. Much better than a shop vacuum. The bag fills up fairly quickly when there are a lot of leaves and you have the throttle high.

All-in-all, this machine is easy to use, has great power, and is well made.


Easy to start, runs well and I use the leaf bag to store the vacuum accessories.

To be critical I’m not a fan of needing to use screwdrivers to change over from blower to vacuum, I would think it should be easy enough to include a tool-free conversion.

The package comes with a bag of 40:1 engine lube which I just dump in my little 1-gallon gas can and then fill with gas for the 2-cycle mixture. Easy.

The blower does a good job however I did expect more from a gas-powered tool, although I’m not comparing this to other gas-powered blowers since I don’t own any).

The vacuum works very well though and it’s easy to do, although the tube attachment is a bit cumbersome and the catch bag shoulder strap always seems to slide off while I’m working.

Overall, I’m happy with the motor being easy to start and the weight of the unit. It’s light enough to carry around for a while without fatigue and there’s even a small strap hole that you can attach your own strap to which will help with any fatigue.

Lastly, if you have the “Jump Start” accessory, you don’t even need to pull the starter cable to get it running.


I’m really happy that Home Depot has started selling Troy-Bilt garden tools and power equipment. I have always found Troy-Bilt to be a good, reliable, and affordable option for a typical homeowner like me. So, when I say that the Troy-Bilt 50 MPH 450 CFM 2-Cycle 27cc Gas Handheld Leaf Blower with Vacuum/Mulch Kit and JumpStart Capabilities was available, I grabbed it immediately. So far it has been great. I typically use my leaf blower to clean off my lawn tractor after use, fall clean up, and for general cleaning around the house the driveway, sidewalks, garage, and the back shed. I have not used the available JumpStart capability, but I haven’t had to either. It starts right up after the second or third pull, which is pretty typical of leaf blowers. So, if you are in the market for an affordable and good leaf blower, the 50 MPH 450 CFM 2-Cycle 27cc Gas Handheld Leaf Blower with Vacuum/Mulch Kit and JumpStart Capabilities is just right for you



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Ronnie Collins

Ronnie Collins

I’m Ronnie Collins. I’ve been passionate about gardening and woodworking all my life and even earned an MS degree in Botany from the University of Maryland. I’ve been working at a gardening company for a while, so I know the ropes about a whole lot of dedicated equipment such as the table saw, track saw, lawnmowers, chainsaws, garden hoses, and much more.

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