BlackHawk Brush Features
- 6000 rpm
- Sculpted Roller Brush
- Aggressive Cleaning
- Cogged Belt
- Non-Scuffing Furniture Guard
- Four Wheels
- 1.3 amp Motor
Built from some of the best components, the BlackHawk Vacuum will deliver more than expected. Though it is noiser than the other electric kits, it is not as loud as air-driven brushes such as the TurboCat. The powerful motor, sturdy metal gears, and durable circuitry are the latest in technology and a result of decades of vacuum manufacturing experience. This the affordable deep cleaning option.
Sculpted Roller Brush
It's tough to find entry level products with this much attention to detail but the BlackHawk has some surprises such as the chrome sculpted roller brush. The design allows maximum air flow and carpet aggitation. The 80 tufts of bristles can then work deep into the carpet. The ends of the brush roll are heavy duty metal bushings and keep out debris which can cause burn out.
The larger size of the BlackHawk allows for a powerful head light to help you see under beds and in the dark corners of a room. Your walls and baseboards will be protected with the non-marking bumper, and the four wheels will allow the BlackHawk to glide on all carpet surfaces.
A couple more features to point out on the BlackHawk include the reset that saves the belt from too much stress. If something gets jammed in the vacuum it will automatically stop the belt and pop the red reset button. Push it back in and its ready to go again. The larger button on the right turns the vacuum on and off. This can also be controlled at the hose handle but the added convenience of a foot control can come in handy.
Supplying Suction and Power
- Ergonomic Gas-pump Style Handle
- Available in 30- and 35-foot Lengths
- 3-way Switch Controls Suction and Vacuum
- 27% More Air Flow Over Older Hoses
- Crushproof, Pliable Hose Protects Home
- 360-Degree Swivel Prevents Kinking
- Lightweight, Easy to Store
- 2-Year Warranty
Durable Resilient Hose
The most abused part of any central vacuum is the hose. It gets pulled, stretched, dropped, squashed, slammed, and hung in a closet. Facing this roughness, why settle for a generic hose? The BlackHawk Kit includes the MD Electric Hose, the best hose in the industry for its durability and performance. It has a comfortable gas-pump handle, three-way switch, 27 percent more airflow than older hoses, is crushproof, light, and swivels 360 degrees.
Gentler on Your Home
Being completely pliable, this hose is easier to handle and is less abrasive on baseboards and furniture. If you step on the hose or accidentally twist it in a knot, it quickly bounces right back into shape. Remarkably, this pliable hose is as durable as the older, wire-reinforced hoses, but without the liability of becoming misshapen or wearing out the baseboards in your home.
Swivels More - Kinks Less
There is nothing worse then a hose that constantly kinks. Walking back or having to twist it to release is a waste of time. With the Stealth Hose, kinks are virtually a thing of the past. You can get right to work because, as the hose is stretched, the 360-degree swivel at the hose handle spins to release each twist that would otherwise stop work from getting done efficiently.
Feel Good Vacuuming
Enjoy the ergonomic gas-pump style handle and convenient three-way switch for finger tip control over everything. Turn the BlackHawk Head on or off and the actual suction on and off as you please. If the phone rings or you need to stop to move something, simply turn off the vacuum at the hose handle - no need to run back to the wall connection. A handy air flow adjuster comes standard on the heavy duty metal hose end. Use it to reduce the suction when vacuuming drapes or using the crevice tool.
Fits All Central Vacuums Ever Made
The BlackHawk Hose comes in Pigtail or Direct Connect. Inlet wall valves all have a wire going to them that controls the suction. Some have four wires that include 110-volts. The 110-volt inlets have two small holes just above or below the main suction hole. These take the direct connect hose end. If there are not two holes it will need the pigtail version, which has an 8-foot cord that easily plugs into a nearby electrical socket.
Lightweight & Easy to Store
You have to feel this to believe it, but the BlackHawk Vacuum Hose is amazingly lightweight for its size. In use, it moves freely without much pull at all. After using it, simply make four or five loops and set it into the included hose hanger. The hose is available in 30- and 35-feet. We recommend using the shorter length, but if you need the longer hose have no worries, there is no suction loss and it is just as manageable.
We also recommend a hose sock to protect your baseboards and furniture as the hose passes by them. Besides providing protection, the hose sock also allows the hose to slide across all floor types with less effort. There is plenty of room on the hose hanger for the hose with the sock installed.
Accessories & Wands
12-inch Hard Floor Brush
Every hard floor surface needs the protection and cleaning bristles of the Hard Floor 12-inch Brush. Not only does this brush focus suction downward to pick debris from every nook and cranny, but it draws debris in from the sides, as well, making this tool ideal for vacuuming pet hair and cleaning edges.
Upholstery Tool with Removable Brush
This handy 6-inch tool is convenient for gentle or deep cleaning of sofas, chairs, drapes, tracks, cabinets, car interiors, narrow floor areas, and much more. It has dual surfaces for different cleaning needs. The detachable brush strip attaches and detaches as desired. Simply slide the brush section on for one type of cleaning or take it off for another.
Round Dusting Brush
Redefine dusting by not only picking up dust, but also whisking it away into the vacuum, not allowing it to float in the air and resettle. Plus, this brush is the tool for all those hard to dust areas such as blinds, sills, fans, keyboards, door jams, and screens. The Round Dusting Brush makes quick work of them all with it's durable horse hair and synthetic mixed bristles.
Sofa cushion crumbs, hard-to-reach narrow spots, carpet-furniture borders, and dusty refrigerator coils all need the attention of the narrow, suction-focused Crevice Tool. If the suction at the end is too much, open the air relief valve on the hose handle. The Crevice Tool's attention to detail always makes for a more satisfyingly clean home.
The hose handle glides effortlessly into the wands utilizing a button lock and release feature. The BlackHawk wands are extremely well built using a metal body, thick plastic, and strong rivets. The wand is composed of a top and bottom section that connects at the middle.
We recommend buying a second set of wands to use with the hard floor brush. Two durable plastic wands or a metal telescopic wand will be the best option.
All the accessories in the kit and sold by MD will fit on these wands.
The Tool Caddy mesh bag holds accessories and hangs on the metal hose hanger. Carry it as needed or just grab a tool out of it and go. Having a larger, single-pocket caddy is a plus because it will hold all the accessories you want without them falling out. In fact, we suggest filling it with extra accessories. All the accessories on this website are compatible with the BlackHawk Central Vacuum Kit!
Storing the hose off the floor and detached from wands greatly increases its longevity. Here is how to do it. Starting with the hose handle, make four or five loops on the ground, scoop the hose up, and set it in the Hose Hanger. Once you get the hang of it, it's really quick and easy. The sturdy metal hose hanger will not break and takes up little space.