Black and Decker 20V Backpack Sprayer Review

The Black and Decker 20v Backpack Sprayer  – model 63980 is manufactured by Chapin but uses the 20 volt lithium battery by Black and Decker.

The battery will last just under 2 hours of use with every charge.

The unit only works with the Black & Decker 20v lithium battery – do not use any other battery with this unit.

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Battery Operated vs Hand Pump Backpack Sprayers

Battery powered units provide ease of use.  Your arm with thank you for not having to do continuous pumping during your project.  Pumping can get quite exhausting!

It also leaves you with a free arm to push back bushes or move aside any obstacles or objects that may be in the way.

When Using a Battery Powered Backpack Sprayer

Recharge discharged batteries as soon as possible after use or battery life may be greatly diminished.

For longest battery life, do not discharge batteries fully. It is recommended that the batteries be recharged after each use.

FeaturesBlack and Decker 20V Backpack Sprayer review

Tank –

It has an industry standard 4 gallon poly tank with a 6 inch mouth for easy pouring (much better than the 4 inch mouth of others).

Battery –

The battery is a 20 volt rechargeable lithium battery with an active charge life just over 1.5 hours on a single charge.

Wand & Hose –

it has a 4 foot clear hose to connect the wand to the tank.  The wand is made from a poly material and is 20 inches in length.

Filters –

Three stage filters to keep out debris and to avoid the hose, wand and nozzles from clogging up.

Nozzles –

It comes with three standard nozzles:  adjustable brass cone, poly fan, poly cone

The unit weights 11.5 pounds without any liquid in the tank.  Slightly heavier than hand-pump models due to the added battery pack and connections.


Customer Comments – Black & Decker Battery Powered Backpack Sprayer

The battery entry port is not in the best place and is sometimes hard to insert. Over all it does save a lot of time vs manual pumping.


Battery lasts long.

It’s faster than hand sprayers.

Battery charges quickly.


    • No ability to adjust pressure.
    • Hose length could be longer.

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