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    1. Black & Decker MM875 19" Lawn
    $189.99 list($360.90)
    2. Black & Decker CCC3000 18-Volt
    $179.99 list($380.95)
    3. Black & Decker MM675 18" Lawn
    $139.95 list($268.95)
    4. Black & Decker LM175 18" Electric
    $399.99 list($743.95)
    5. Black & Decker CMM1000 19"
    $74.99 list($163.95)
    6. Black & Decker LE750 Heavy
    $98.97 $89.99 list($189.95)
    7. Black & Decker NST2018 Grasshog
    $179.00 list($340.95)
    8. Black & Decker MM575 18" Lawn
    $69.99 $64.99 list($130.95)
    9. Black and Decker NS118 18.0V Cordless
    $79.99 list($150.95)
    10. Black and Decker NHT518 18.0V
    $79.99 $79.95 list($165.95)
    11. Black & Decker CST2000 12-Volt
    $149.99 list($179.99)
    12. Black & Decker PW1500 1500
    $39.99 list($54.95)
    13. Black & Decker D2020 Digital
    $99.99 list($201.95)
    14. Black & Decker WM425 Workmate
    $89.99 list($157.00)
    15. Black & Decker PW1300 Compact
    $189.00 list($240.71)
    16. Black & Decker BDBN1202 12-Volt
    $49.99 list($122.95)
    17. Black & Decker BV2500 Leaf
    $34.99 list($59.95)
    18. Black & Decker BA-075 Side
    $29.99 list($37.86)
    19. Black & Decker PD600 Pivot
    $69.99 $64.99 list($130.95)
    20. Black & Decker HS2400 Hedge

    1. Black & Decker MM875 19" Lawn Hog Electric Mulching Mower with Rear Bag
    list price: $229.99
    our price: $209.00
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B00005AKZI
    Catlog: Home Improvement
    Manufacturer: Black & Decker
    Average Customer Review: 4.31 out of 5 stars
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    Amazon.com Review

    If you think electric mowers are designed for the meek, you'venever tried the Black & Decker MM875 Lawn Hog. A high-efficiency 12 ampmotor provides all the power you need to tackle even the toughest lawn.Best of all, you never have to hassle with oil, gas, or spark plugsagain! The mower comes fully assembled in the box. No tools, noworries--you'll be up and mowing in no time. And best of all, no pullstarts! Adjusting the wheel height is quick and easy thanks to a simpleone-touch system that raises and lowers all four wheels to any of eightpreset heights in one operation. Whether you love yard work or considerit a chore, Black & Decker'sMM875 Lawn Hog will have you lookingforward to your weekly appointment with the lawn. --Carl Thress ... Read more

    Features

    • 19-inch cutting deck built of super-tough polymer and guaranteed for life
    • Powerful 12 amp motor means not hassling with gas and oil
    • Features the option to mulch, rear-bag, or side discharge (chute sold separately)
    • Push handle adjusts up and down depending on the required height
    • One-touch deck adjustment offers the choice of 1-1/4 to to-3-1/2-inch clearance

    Reviews (48)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great mower and no mess!
    I love this mower. There is no gas or oil to mess with and no cord to pull to start it. Just plug it in and go! The cord isn't that difficult to manipulate around. Just keep the cord laying in the part of the lawn that you've already mowed, and you're set. Height adjustment is also super easy with this mower. It's almost winter, and I couldn't help but laugh when I saw all my neighbors draining oil and gas from their mowers. The Lawn Hog is so much easier. The only people who might be unhappy with this mower are those who think the loudness of their mower (/motorcycle/car/tools/etc...you know the type!) makes them more "manly." Little do they know!

    5-0 out of 5 stars A great little mower which doesn't pollute.
    I looked long and hard at all the mowers. With a commitment to clean air and such, I was willing to overlook a few of the problems or shortcomings of electrics vs. gas. I was concerned that my 1/4 acre would be too large for an electric, and just about everyone told me it WAS too large. But I went with this one anyway, and so far, I'm glad I did.
    The nice thing about the corded version is that it is a lot cheaper than the battery version, and a lot lighter. I would draw a parallel between a car with an automatic transmission vs. a car with a stick; the automatic is easier and more convenient, but it's more expensive and has more potential problems. Americans have always seemed to want to pay extra for convenience and ease, and in so doing have hurt the environment and themselves, with no exercise. I also heard that replacing batteries was very costly. Managing the cord is an issue, but for me, not a big one. The mulching feature works great; no more clumps of grass on the lawn. And it's very quiet, compared to the gas guzzlers.
    Do yourself, your neighbors and the environment a favor by getting this mower. Take a chance and be different. You don't have to do what everyone else is doing!
    Incidentally, my second mower is a Scott's Classic Reel (push) mower, which is great too!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Alternative
    Rather than using a gas powered lawn mower, I bought this while living in San Diego. It had a sleek design, didn't pollute, it was easy to use and best of all, I didn't have to fuss with messy oils and gasoline. Manuevering with an extension cord however, can be a bit awkward. The only recommendation I would make is this: Don't get too long of an extension cord. I purchase a 100 ft. cord, which in itself was a nightmare dealing with because of the weight and inconvenience. I ended up having spool it around a hose caddy on wheels, so that I could roll it around.

    5-0 out of 5 stars THIS IS MY 2ND B&D MOWER.
    THIS IS MY SECOND B&D MOWER. MY FIRST CONKED OUT AFTER ONLY 25 YEARS OF SERVICE. I HOPE I DONT HAVE TO BUY ANOTHER ONE EVERY 25 YEARS;; LOVE THEHEIGHT ADJUSTMENT, FAR SUPERIOR THAN MYFIRST, LITTLE HEAVIER BUT STILL EASY TOHANDLE. VINNI P.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Nice Mower
    I have only had this mower for a week, but I already know that I'm going to be very happy with it. I don't have too big of a yard, so I thought I'd just go with an electric mower instead of hassling with a gasoline engine. I looked at the 18" model of this mower in my local home improvement store and liked what I saw. Since the 19" model was available here, and it was on sale, I decided to go with this model.

    I've used it twice already this week and it worked great, so much so that I'm now considering some of the other lawn tools of this brand. ... Read more


    2. Black & Decker CCC3000 18-Volt Cordless Lawncare Center with Charging & Storage Station
    list price: $360.90
    our price: $189.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B00023RSUA
    Catlog: Home Improvement
    Manufacturer: Black & Decker
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    Features

    • Includes NST2018, NHT518, NS118, 3-18 volt batteries, a 3-port charger, the storage station and all wall mounting hardware
    • Easily mountable storage station that makes all three products easily stored
    • All products use the same 18-volt batteries
    • Battery charger can charge all 3 included batteries at the same time
    • Part of the Black and Decker 18-volt products' system

    Reviews (5)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Black & Decker CCC3000 does what it says it'll do
    I have an acre lawn with lots of landscaping, and this is perfect for my needs. It does take more than one battery pack to trim my whole yard, but with 3 interchangable packs, it is no challenge for it. And with 18 volts, the power provided is more than adequate for the yard. The blower is powerful and makes my yard look much neater, and the hedge trimmer is great. Along with an edge hog electric edger I purchased this year, I have all the tools to make a manicured lawn. You can't beat the price of this set of tools either. All 3 items can be purchased seperatly, but you'd pay quite a bit more for them doing that.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Does Just What I Want
    Tried all three units. The guard on the trimmer serves as a trim guide. The trimmer cuts through the suckers that sprout at the base of harvested trees. The blower is just fine for clearing debris from the porch and deck. Can't get much easier. Don't worry much about dead batteries. With the three supplied, normal use is not a problem. If I REALLY want heavy duty (for the few times I need it) gas is the way to go. But who wants the stink and bother?? For the price I paid, my son was amazed the wacker had an auto line feed.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great tools, great convenience
    The tools themselves worked great. I was pleasantly surprised at how powerful the blower was. The line trimmer did an acceptable trimming job, and actually did great at the edging work. The hedge trimmer make quick work of my low hanging tree branches.

    I loved the convenience of the two hanging units, one for the tools themselves, and one for the charging unit. Helps to keep an organized garage.

    Highly recommend this set for the typical homeowner.

    5-0 out of 5 stars very happy and pleased
    Have used this set for the first time the other day and am very happy to say all three tools work great. the ease of use of cordless is just fantastic! The trimmer worked great on ivy and though I feel a little like I sold out with the blower (can't stand the pollution; noise and exhaust) it is quiet and if used responsibly is great to have for those hard to reach/sweep areas. I would highly recommend.

    5-0 out of 5 stars great "bang for the buck" for the AVERAGE home-owner
    for the owner of a "modest" yard,..this is an INCREDIBLE bang for the buck. the weed trimmer and the hedge trimmer did their jobs excellently and the sweeper exceeded my expectations to the Nth degree. ALL THREE tools were up-to-the-task of trimming, hedging, edging and sweeping. i was MOST concerned about battery life. i manicured my entire yard with ALL THREE tools with nary a gasp from the battery (15-20 minutes use from each,..NOT counting pauses between "uses"). the package comes with a 3-station battery charger AND a "hanging station" for all three tools (PLUS,..you can pick up an extra 18 volt battery or two at your local megastore IF you need it [for large yards]). i could not be happier.....weeds and grass got whacked, my various hedges got trimmed AND my carport and driveway were cleared of debris in a matter of moments. AND....THE NOISE....DID I MENTION THE NOISE??? THAT'S BECAUSE THESE ARE VERY QUIET, NEIGHBORHOOD-FRIENDLY POWER TOOLS. i am quite satisfied and would HIGHLY recommend the CCC3000 kit to ANYONE with "fairly" modest lawn care needs. ... Read more


    3. Black & Decker MM675 18" Lawn Hog Electric Mulching Mower with Flip-Handle
    list price: $380.95
    our price: $179.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B00005AKZH
    Catlog: Home Improvement
    Manufacturer: Black & Decker
    Sales Rank: 1512
    Average Customer Review: 4.06 out of 5 stars
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    Amazon.com

    Bravo to Black & Decker for two great innovations on this electric mower. First, the flip-over handle! You get to the end of a pass, flip the handle and head back the other way in an instant. Next, users will especially appreciate the one-touch lever that raises and lowers all four wheels at once from 1 inch to 3-1/2 inches, saving the trouble of adjusting each wheel’s height. It’s about time. In addition, the electric 12-amp motor means hassle-free starting, no gas/oil mixes, no fumes, less noise, and no battery to charge. The cushioned handle adjusts for the user’s height, another nice touch not available on most mowers. It mulches beautifully, but if you prefer, you can purchase a side bag. Electric mowers have their naysayers, but if you’re in the market for one, you can’t beat this.--Kris Jensen-Van Heste ... Read more

    Features

    • 18-inch cutting deck is made of a super tough polymer and guaranteed for life
    • Electric 12 amp motor means no gas, no oil, and no tune-ups
    • Unique flip-handle design lets you flip the handle over at the end of a pass--instead of turning the mower
    • Side-discharge design allows for mulching or optional side bag (BA-075)
    • Single lever height adjustment raises the cutting deck from 1- to 3-1/2-inch blade clearance

    Reviews (47)

    5-0 out of 5 stars It actually mulches!
    I have a quarter acre with a bunch of gardens and mowing was always a dreaded task. I used a 5.5 H.P. gas self propelled mower. It took about an hour and a half to mow the yard. And when I was done I was always covered in grass clippings and smelled of gas and exhaust. Not to mention that nice 'tingly' feeling in my hands. While I was mowing the other day I ran into something in the yard and killed my gas mower dead. It was damaged beyond repair so I needed a new mower.
    At my wife's insistence I looked at electric mowers (less noise, pollution, etc.) I ended up getting the MM675. I couldn't be happier. It weighs about a third of what the old gas mower weighed, is very easy to move around, the flip handle makes cord management a no brainer and best of all I don't smell of gas and exhaust anymore.
    This is also the first mulching mower that I have seen that actually mulches. With my gas mower (which was supposed to be a mulching mower) I would either have to rake up the clippings when I was done or go through the yard and break apart the "trail of mulch" that was left behind. With this mower I run over the yard once and it is all done. The mulched clippings are so fine and driven so far into the grass that I don't even get clippings all over myself and my shoes like with the gas mower.
    It still takes about the same amount of time to mow, but it is a much quieter, cleaner, nicer experience now. I would highly recommend this mower. It is worlds better than my old smelly gas mower.

    Oh yeah, the mower is also so light that there are no trails left in your yard when you are done. Your yard has a very clean manicured look to it, not the old visible mow lines that the heavy gas mowers wheels would leave behind. Very nice.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Why don't all mowers have a flip handle?
    My mother had an earlier version of this mower, colored green and black, rather than the super bright orange and black of the MM675. Since that one worked so well, I decided to buy the MM675 for myself. It works even better than my mom's. The single handle to adjust the height of all four wheels at once is very handy and it has been able to mulch even 2 foot high weeds in my backyard (I need to mow more often). I love the flip handle concept, so I don't understand why there aren't a ton of different mowers that use it. It's just so much easier to not have to turn the mower around and it makes a well groomed lawn pretty simple to achieve. Plus it keeps the cord always on one side, so dealing with the cord becomes a non-issue. I've had no problems pushing the mower, it seems light weight, however my lot is flat so I don't deal with any hills.

    So, overall, I'm obviously quite pleased. I'd definitely recommend this mower to anyone.

    2-0 out of 5 stars great lawnmower, but not this model
    You do not want this model - you want the Black and Decker MM575. Here's why: The "flip handle" on the MM675 is a disaster for two reasons. First, no electric lawnmower is powerful enough to 'mulch' - it will just bog down (unless you cut your grass every other day, and you live where it never rains). So you need to be using it in the 'discharge' mode. If you try to use the 'flip' handle at the end of each pass, the discharged grass always goes in the same direction, and the mower will again bog down as it tries to recut ever more grass with each pass. (Take a minute to visualize the geometry and you'll see what I mean). Secondly and even more important, to make the handle 'flip', it attaches to the mower in the MIDDLE of the mower instead of near the rear wheels. This is critical because it means the force of your pushing goes half to pushing the mower forward, and half to pushing the wheels into the ground ! I've cut my grass with an electric mower for over 20 years, and my arms were screaming after only 10 minutes of pushing the MM675. I traded it in for the MM575 (no 'flip' handle: it attaches next to the rear wheels, and you pivot the whole mower at the end of each row, just like with a gas mower) and I can mow for 45 minutes to an hour without arm fatigue.

    On the plus side, both these models are well balanced (no vibration), relatively quiet, and cut great. Best of all, the underside is one molded plastic piece - no nooks or crannies for cut grass to build up. My old mower had all sorts of screwheads and spots where different pieces of metal adjoined that jammed up with cut grass. I would spend 5 minutes with a putty knife scraping the underside of the mower clean after each use. After cutting with this mower the first time, I flipped it over to scrape out the grass, and it was spotless ! B + D, wake up and market that great feature !!!

    4-0 out of 5 stars great value, quiet, low maintenance...
    I opted to go electric rather than gas eventhough a number of people recommeded otherwise. biggest complaint from people is that the cable that you have to drag around.. IT's NO BIG DEAL. You'll develop a system the second time you use one.

    Pros:
    1. Electric,
    2. No gas, oil to worry about,
    3. Mulches (with an option to discharge),
    4. Shhhh... quiet (at least not as noisy as Gas),
    5. and the one that did it for me is the flip handle (move handle from one end of the mower to the other). This will help you manage the extension cord. (the MM575 sells for $10 less and comes without the flip handle).

    Cons:
    I'll keep you posted!

    4-0 out of 5 stars Pretty good mower
    With a fairly small lawn, an electric mower appealed to me. With the flip handle, this one is not too bad. You need to plan your mowing pattern carefully and yank on the cord once in a while. If you have trees and shrubs and flower beds it gets even more interesting. The power is a bit on the weak side though and in tough grass it bogs down. My teen ager is not too impressed with it. It probably takes us 30% longer to mow the lawn than with a cheap gas mower.
    Over all, I do like it. It is fairly quiet and it does not smell like oil and gas and that is a big plus. Just the smell of newly cut grass! ... Read more


    4. Black & Decker LM175 18" Electric Mower
    list price: $268.95
    our price: $139.95
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B00005AKZE
    Catlog: Home Improvement
    Manufacturer: Black & Decker
    Sales Rank: 3671
    Average Customer Review: 4.32 out of 5 stars
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    Amazon.com Review

    If you're in the market for a solid, economical electric mower, the Black & Decker 18-inch electric mower is worth a look. Powered by a high-efficiency, 6.5 amp, Black & Decker motor, this mower offers quiet, hassle-free operation, without the mess and expense of gas-and-oil models. No need for tune-ups and pull starts, either. This mower weighs just 36 pounds and features an 18-inch cutting blade with side discharge (optional side bag sold separately); a rust-proof, polymer deck; and one-touch height adjustment (from 1 to 3-1/2 inches). Tool-free assembly means you'll be up and mowing quickly, while a lifetime deck warranty and two-year warranty on the mower itself provide added peace of mind. --Carl Thress ... Read more

    Features

    • Side-discharge design allows for (optional) bagging (BA-075)
    • Electric 6.5 amp motor means no gas, no oil, and no tune-ups
    • Blades deliver a 18-inch cutting swath
    • Extremely lightweight--at only 36 pounds--making it easy to push
    • Single lever height adjustment raises the cutting deck from 1- to 3-1/2-inch blade clearance

    Reviews (22)

    4-0 out of 5 stars Dependable and easy-to-use
    This very basic electric is easy to use and plenty powerful enough for my small lawn. Cord is no problem since my lawn is so small, but if you are doing a lot of back-and-forth you may have to watch out for the cord. No problem to start, which is the major reason why I dumped my gas-powered mower. Appears solid enough for the price. Good Mower!!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Absolutely wonderful mower & really easy to use
    Got this product from Amazon and it is the best lawn mower that I have used due to the fact that has been really easy to use. A real Plug and Play device and no prior experience is required. I just had to get used to the power cord that follows me around the lawn (any way since my lawn is also pretty small, with an extension cord, I am able to cover the whole lawn) .

    I like that fact that it is silent and that one can enjoy the fresh smell of cut grass and not gasoline. Since it is light weight it is easy to be pushing this around with just one hand and that leaves the other for power cord management. Storing this does not take too much of real estate in my garage. Repairs are fairly simple and not too often. The only thing that I have done is to sharpen the blade and I'm off cutting.

    This is value for money and worth every $ that I paid for it

    4-0 out of 5 stars Solid Mower, Great Price
    I had always used a gas mower (mostly Lawn Boy, because they seem to last forever). With my city recently rated in the top 20 worst air quality counties nationwide, and my hated off-brand gas mower belching smoke (so much for THAT bargain), I decided to give an electric a try.

    Going electric was made easier by the price - about half of the cost of the gas mower I would have otherwise purchased. The power cord proved to be only a slight annoyance for me, possibly because I have used an electric edger for many years.

    The motor is more powerful than any gas-powered push mower I have used - even in tall, leaf-filled grass, it didn't choke down like its gas-powered brethren. In fact, the motor seems to gain power under load, and can handle areas I would have done with a hand blade in the past.

    The yard locks absolutely manicured now. My only complaint is that the extension cord tends to slip out of the socket too easily, and must be reseated every 20 minutes or so. That minor point aside, however, it's a great product - and now, in fact, it's my new favorite mower.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Not Bad
    For a small lawn with few obstructions (trees, bushes, etc.) with electric outlets within 100 feet of the lawn, it performs adequately. i bought it over a reel mower due to the mulching feature on the B&D. Just don;t let the grass get too high, as with a gas powered mower, cause mulching and high grass don;t mix.

    Overall i am satisfied with it. i agree with others that the on switch/lever is flimsy, but after reading all other reviews, i take extra care with it.

    i found the customer reviews to be very helpful in choosing this mower. Of course, amazons price and shipping were the best around.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Didn't last long
    I bought this mower 4 years ago, and have used electrics my whole life. I'm a big electric mower fan. I was happy with this one until it just plain-out and died last year. Could not be fixed. I was disappointed that it had only lasted 3-4 years.
    My lawn is about 1/2 acre of short weeds and some grass (nothing manicured or mono-culture here!). I mowed often, and mowed high if the grass was long. Did everything right...and it still didn't last.
    I plan on getting the $200 model this year and hope it will have a longer life-time than the this one. ... Read more


    5. Black & Decker CMM1000 19" Cordless Mulching/Rear Bag Lawn Mower
    list price: $743.95
    our price: $399.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B00006RSIJ
    Catlog: Home Improvement
    Manufacturer: Black & Decker
    Sales Rank: 3090
    Average Customer Review: 3.58 out of 5 stars
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    Amazon.com Review

    While mowing the lawn may never be considered a recreational activity, this rear bag mower from Black & Decker makes the chore as close to fun as it will ever get. With its 24-volt battery, which delivers 5-horsepower gas equivalent at peak torque, this cordless electric mower represents the top of Black & Decker's line of lawn mowing products. During our field tests, this orange powerhouse stood out above other mowers for ease of use and performance. Its versatile operation allowed us to mulch, bag, or expel the debris from its 19-inch cutting path. Switching between the three methods was as easy as removing the catch bag and the mulch plug--easily performed tasks when the mower is not running.

    The most obvious difference between the new generation of electric mowers and the heavier gas-powered mowers of yore is the start-up. The ease with which this mower starts is almost stupefying. Simply pull and hold the thin handle lever, then pull the ignition lever, and presto!--the engine is running. To minimize safety risks to young children, a removable safety key must be inserted prior to starting the mower.

    Once started, this mower runs like a dream and is much quieter than older gas-powered models. In addition to the lack of noise, vibrations were also dampened by the cushioned handgrips, a feature that makes mowing a much more comfortable experience. Another innovation is the method by which the mower is raised and lowered. Where once it was necessary to adjust each wheel individually, the height of the mowing platform is now controlled by a single squeeze of a single lever, which allows for seven positions from 1-1/2 to 3-1/2 inches. While this mower is much lighter than a gas mower, we did find that this Black & Decker cordless model, weighing in at 76 pounds, is heavier than its corded relatives.

    The only disadvantage this machine seems to have is in the power department. While there were no serious problems during our field test, it was necessary to slow down or go back over thicker sections of grass in order to make a completely clean cut. This cordless model also requires a substantial charging time when first out of the box: the manufacturer suggests at least a 16-hour period initially in order to get peak performance and maximum run time. According to Black & Decker, the battery will be 70% energized with four hours of charging. When fully juiced, this mower can be expected to cut between 1/2 and 1/3 of an acre per charge. Though the charge is one aspect that needs to be considered when deciding whether to purchase a corded or a rechargeable mower, we found the added maneuverability of the cordless over the corded model far outweighs the inconvenience of charge times.

    When you've finished mowing, the handles fold back, making it easier to store this mower in a tight garage or shed. It comes with a 30-day no-risk satisfaction guarantee and a manufacturer's full two-year warranty. ... Read more

    Features

    • 30 day no-risk satisfaction guarantee and full two-year warranty
    • Convertible mulcher/rear bagger
    • Cuts up to 1/2-acre lots on one charge
    • One touch height adjustment (1-1/2 to 3-1/2 inches)
    • Lifetime 19-inch 3-in-1 deck

    Reviews (59)

    4-0 out of 5 stars 6 Years and Running...
    Huh. I've had one for 6 years now and never had a problem with charge capacity (I wonder if it's because I keep the charger connected all winter when not in use). It's been everything it was advertised to be - quiet, no fumes, reliable, easy to use, economical. I have an average size suburban lawn and have gone up to 3 mowings without recharging. It doesn't make as smooth a cut as a high-vacuum gas mower but that's an acceptable tradeoff considering the advantages (and the only reason I gave it a 4). The reviewer who claims you're using more fossil fuels (and creating more pollution) when using an electric mower is shortsighted. Electric power generation plants have very stringent pollution controls and the net effect is that electric powered devices contribute much less pollution to the environment and waste less fossil fuels than internal combustion engines. That reviewer should do some real research instead of spewing pseudo-science. Besides, the people who use that argument usually pull out a 2-stroke string trimmer to finish the job - talk about pollution (and noise). I'm actually considering buying a new CMM1000 since I gave my old one away. Sounds like there may be some reliability issues with the newer ones (orange, mine was old enough to be green) - I'll have to look into that.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Works fantastic and I don't miss smelling like fumes!
    I have used a Black & Decker CMM1000 19" Cordless mower for over three years. While my lot is 1.5 acres, the open grass area is only about 1/3 of an acre. The battery life is plenty to cut this entire space with no problems. If your lot is bigger, you can still use this mower, you'll just have to break up the mowing over a few hours or two days (to allow recharge time). It can recharge to 50% run-time in only about 2 hours.

    I have to echo others that the one lever height adjustment is a great design. It only takes seconds to alter the cutting height. No exhaust means you don't smell like gas fumes, and the low noise is also a plus. I have to say I have not missed the oil changing and other maintenance needed for a gasoline powered mower.

    It should be noted that a replacement battery is only about $100. But even now as I head into my fourth year using this mower, I am seeing no loss of run-time from the original equipment battery that came with my CMM1000. Even if I need a $100 battery every five years or so, a maintenance cost that breaks down to only $20-$25 per year is cheaper than the cost of maintenance and gasoline you'd use on the typical gas powered mower over that amount of time.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Heavy plastic beast dies after 2 summers
    Listen to the negative reviews. I bought a CMM1000 in early 2002. I have a very small lot, no hills - should be an ideal candidate. I had to put it out for large-trash pick up this morning.

    It worked OK for the two years it would hold a charge. But it was just OK, not great.

    Operation: It's not self-propelled, and it's a good deal heavier than any gas mower I've owned (that battery is a huge, solid chunk). That makes it hard to push, even for a fairly big guy like myself. It has small, hard-plastic wheels that tend to be slippery. I did like not having to keep a full can of gasoline or extra oil around in my garage, though.

    Performance: It never cut grass very well, especially on the higher blade settings. Mulched OK, but had no blowing power. I wasn't able to bag clippings, really, because they clogged up in the expulsion chamber. The blowing power is so bad that you can't even blow clippings off your sidewalks with the mower.

    Build quality: The entire thing is plastic, except for the blade, handle and wheel axles. The washer that holds the blade on is a tiny piece of plastic with a tiny overlapping edge. Mine wore out after the second time I sharpened the blade and tried to remount it. Even the padding on the handlebars shredded after only three months or so.

    Longevity: Here's the worst thing. When I revived it for this year, it lost all ability to cut for more than about 3 minutes at a time. Starts up fine, but bogs down even on normally tall grass. The service center told me I need a new battery, and that's $100 plus installation.

    I've always followed the battery instructions to the letter. Biggest waste of four hundred bucks I've ever seen. Wish I could give it negative four stars, but one will have to do.

    5-0 out of 5 stars CMM1000 19"
    The Black & Decker CMM1000 19" works great, I purchased one to mow around my swimming pool. The mower mows great and holds a charge, the mulching keeps the grass out of the swimming pool while the mowing job keeps the grass looking great. If your looking for a mower that will not only do a good job, but will last, its the Black & Decker CMM1000 19"

    2-0 out of 5 stars Not as expected
    I have used this mower about 2-3 times. The battery charge lasts about 45 minutes before it goes into yellow region of charge indicator (time to recharge). When cutting grass, the mower leaves some larger blades of grass partially uncut and you have to go back and recut the grass. This is not a big problem if you have a small yard but with a larger yard it can be very frustrating. This problem may be due to the narrow blade on the cordless mower which is much narrower than my gas mower. I have gone back to using my gas mower for most of my mowing since it doesn't choke down nearly as often and I don't have to deal with recharging after 45 min. or going back and recutting grass. ... Read more


    6. Black & Decker LE750 Heavy Duty Edge Hog 2-in-1 Landscape Edger
    list price: $163.95
    our price: $74.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B00004DTNH
    Catlog: Home Improvement
    Manufacturer: Black & Decker
    Sales Rank: 416
    Average Customer Review: 4.34 out of 5 stars
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    Amazon.com Review

    You'll get great results with this Black & Decker heavy-duty Edge Hog landscape edger, one of the easiest-to-use pieces of equipment we've come across. You'll be thrilled with how quickly you can get to work, as assembly takes only a few minutes. This is an electric model, so you'll need an extension cord and an electric outlet handy, but you won't have to deal with gas or oil. And it's so quiet you can edge at any time of day--even early Saturday mornings--without worrying about waking up the neighbors.

    We found the Edge Hog has plenty of power in its 2-1/4-horsepower motor for both edging and trenching, and it's easy to switch from one to the other by simply raising or lowering the edge guide. The edger weighs only 12 pounds, which allows for easy transportation and great maneuverability around curved paths, but makes it more difficult to maintain a straight line when you're tackling a lawn that hasn't been edged in a while. If you're digging out quite a bit of dirt along with the edge you're creating, it takes some effort to keep the unit stable.

    Undoing a screw toward the front of the edger and raising or lowering its leading wheel easily adjusts the depth of the edge groove you're making along with your edge. The unit can also be adjusted to fit the height of the user more comfortably by changing the angle on the guide handle. The blade requires only a pull of the trigger to start instantly and, unlike many gas models, stops as soon as the trigger is released---an important safety feature. ... Read more

    Features

    • 30 day no-risk satisfaction guarantee and full two-year warranty
    • Exclusive pull up edge guide converts edger to landscape trencher
    • 3-position blade depth adjustment for control of cut
    • 2-1/4 hp high torque motor tackles tough overgrowth
    • Adjustable handle

    Reviews (29)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Fastastic Edger
    This edger is fantastic! I hadn't edged the property in about 6 years and this edger had no problem with the thick and heavy overgrowth. I was concerned an electric edger wouldn't have the power to handle it, but there was more than enough power. The unit is very quiet too. I had intended to do just the sidewalk, but after I was done I was looking for other areas to edge.

    The first time I used it, it did take a while. Mind you I was removing alot of grass and dirt that needed to be scraped away and cleaned up. It goes slowly the first time, but don't be discouraged. What took 3-4 hours the first time, took 20 minutes the second time and even less the third. Once you get it under control it is very easy to maintain a clean edge with this tool. The cleanup the first time is really the worst part after than you can use a blower to clean up.

    Since you really don't need to edge every time you mow, I didn't want to buy a gas edger. I tried edging with my string trimmer, but once it gets out of hand you really need an edger to do the job properly.

    This edger is quiet, light and easy to clean. It is so easy to use and push that you do need to be careful to stay on your line. It is a little too easy to get off the line and this unit will just slice away at your lawn.

    Once general piece of edging advice. When you are removing alot of material, it is much easier to edge a dry lawn than a wet one. Removing 3-4 inches of wet dirt is not easy, but this unit was up to the task. It was just alot easier and faster when it was dry.

    Unless you are doing an entire golf course, this edger is more than adequate for any home. You will not be disappointed.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Wow!! What an edger!!!
    The Edge Hog works great. Got ours a few days ago, and went to work. We have zoisa in our front yard. Really thick grass with tough roots. Over 10 years it had grown out over our driveway and sidewalk, over 6 inches of overgrowth in some places. We had manually done some of the edging, thinking that the Edge Hog would be good for maintaining it after we had done the tough stuff. But we gave it a try on the fresh stuff and it was absolutely great. We did find that when doing this, since you're pushing the thing over sod and such, it will lift the entire machine up a little bit. So I set it for 1 1/4" depth and did the first run, and then repeated it at the recommended 1" depth to clean up the little bits that were left. Worked like a charm.

    It is a little tricky at first trying to follow the exact edge of the concrete (or whatever you're edging around), but after a little while you get used to eyeballing it and you get a feel for the machine.

    Someone already mentioned NOT using this when the ground is really wet. I certainly second that. Ours wasn't, but it did clump up a bit and I had to clean out the guard. But the best dirt is slightly moist, which someone else also mentioned. And cleaning out the guard is extremely easy - just turn the small lock knob, open it up and clean (after unplugging it, of course).

    Overall a great little machine, especially for ~$90. I'm glad we got ours.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Piece of junk and B&D "customer service" is a joke...
    I purchased this unit due to all the rave reviews. I have a rather large corner lot, but I don't consider it to be that big. The Edge Hog seemed to do O.K., but I was having to buy a new blade each time I needed to edge the yard. When you consider the initial cost of the unit, plus a $6 blade each time you use it, the costs mount up pretty quick. After going through this process a few times, I contacted B&D "customer service" to see if the blades were supposed to wear out that fast or if I had been getting defective blades. They would never give me a straight answer, and I finally gave up. I wasted a lot of time just going in circles with them. The second summer, I decided to buy a different brand of blade. I installed it and the thing was working like a dream. After 30 feet or so of edging, there was a noticeable power drop and then the unit started smoking. Well, needless to say, that was the end of the Edge Hog. It's now in the trash, and I will never buy another B&D product as long as I live. If I could, I'd give this piece of junk 0 stars. I've never had a B&D product that has lasted any length of time. If you're considering this unit, or any B&D product, be warned...

    5-0 out of 5 stars Tool You Can't Do Without for Lawn Maintenance
    I can't say enough about this tool. It's a time saver.

    I used to use a gas trimmer to do my edging. You get dirt all over. It's noisy and gives you fits if you're going to change or adjust the line in the spool. I even got those "AS SEEN ON TV" thing attachement and those things rip everything apart in its path. Needless to say, I don't use that anymore and use this tool solely for edging.

    Great buy! Never regretted the purchase and I highly recommended! Spend more time with the wife and kids by getting this tool!! :)

    5-0 out of 5 stars The LE750 Edge Hog
    I found this edge hog to be very usuful. For edging you do not need a gas powered machine. This edger has plenty of power. So much power infact, I never bogged it down all the way. This is of course for home use only, not for a landscaping service, however I find it keeps up really well, and I maintain it too. I bought this edger last summer and it lasted all through then. I have a lawn care service. And I do not mind using it for landscaping service purposes. This trimmer is only $90.00 bucks. This is the best electric edger you can buy. And the blade that it uses has jagged edges on it to help cut through better. And you can buy replacment blades for it as well. I use two 100 foot cords together to equal 200 feet. Yes hulling that much of cord is a bit of a pain, however, its still easier than trying to maintain a gass edger. However, I do not recomend that you use more than 200 feet of cord. If you do, you lose curent and your moter will burn up do to loss of power from outlet. I used this electric device to not only landscape a home owners lawn, but I also used it to landscape a buisines. Aftor doing so, there were never any complaints! This is a great buy! Go ahead and enjoy your Black & Decker Edge Hog! ... Read more


    7. Black & Decker NST2018 Grasshog 12", 18-Volt Cordless String Trimmer/Edger
    list price: $189.95
    our price: $98.97
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    Asin: B0001Q2EMU
    Catlog: Home Improvement
    Manufacturer: Black & Decker
    Sales Rank: 287
    Average Customer Review: 3.89 out of 5 stars
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    Features

    • Lightweight design makes it easy to use by most everyone
    • 12-inch cut path cuts more area per charge than other cordless trimmers
    • AFS System uses centrifugal force to automatically advance line
    • Two 18-volt NiCad battery packs provide plenty of run-time per charge
    • Telescoping shaft adjusts for perfect length

    Reviews (9)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Fantastic and easy
    I bought this for my father who is approaching 70 years old. It is very light and very easy to use. We have burmada on our lawn. The first time we used it, there was a lot of growth so it took three batteries to finish his lot. I do have to point out that he had very bad technique. After I showed him a better way to do it, it worked more efficiently and now if he or I use it once a week, I may be able to get by with one battery. Because it inverts, I can do 40 feet in about 30 seconds, if you edge frequently and don't have massive growth. Just don't push it too close to anything you are try to get rid of, it slows it down and it doesn't work properly and the line won't come out. It has a 12inch area so remember to utilize that. I've also have edge and trimmed the yard 9 times this summer already and I still haven't used the spool of line yet. With our gas one the work would take about 45 minutes and I would have sore back from the extra weight. Now I complete my work in less than 15 minutes. This has been a pleasure to use.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Absolute Junk.
    Hey There -
    I just returned mine after only one use. The box says it will cut 1/2 with one charged battery. WHO's 1/2-acre were they cutting?!? Not my lawn, which is less than a 1/2-acre. I had to do half the job one day, recharge both batteries, and finish the job the next day. The spool was out when I'd finished. The box says "Gets The Job Done." It most certainly did not.
    I called B&D Customer Service, and they agreed, the battery life is 15 minutes per battery, fully charged (maybe 20 at the most). Is that enough time for YOU to get "the job done"? Not me. I was really excited but it turned out to be a complete bust.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Very decent for basic use
    I think this is perfect for someone who really:
    1) dislikes the noise and smell of the gas trimmers
    2) wants something fairly light
    3) does not want a cord to always worry about
    4) already has firestorm or B&D 18 volt products (batteries are interchangeable)

    I have used all 3 types of trimmers, gas, 120 wired, and this cordless one and I have to say the convenience is great. Instant on with a press of the switch is great. The plastic is a bit cheap feeling but it seems to do the work. I think it could've been much better constructed, but the battery life is pretty impressive and the speed/torque of the trimmer is also pretty impressive on a well grown/groomed lawn. It did have a bit of trouble instantly tackling a thick busy section of grass but after going over it 2-3 passes...it took care of it. This same spot has given me trouble even with the corded 120 volt version from Toro so this was expected. The gas one I had chewed through it easily but that's gas...

    I think for light to moderate work, it's fine. If you have thorny and thick undergrowth or even small plants with a fibrous stem, it'll take more work to get down than a gas.

    Oh..if you even TRY to 'bump and feed' this unit, you will find the spool falls off VERY easily with a solid thump to the bottom (THAT was a pain in the as* as it flew off and unwound a ton of filament that I had to rewind by hand and figure out how to put it back on!

    If you have 18 volt black and decker goods like I do, then you'll REALLY like having the two extra batteries and one extra charger. I have 4 batteries and 2 chargers amongst all the goodies now so I know i'll always have more than enough juice for anything around the house.

    I would vote 5 stars, but the plastic has a cheapy feel.

    4-0 out of 5 stars B & D cordless string trimmer
    My parents are getting up there and we sibs continually look for the simpliest and easiest yard tools for them to use, rather than hire others to do the things that they still want to do on their own. This trimmer fits the bill; it's easy to use, light-weight, no gas/oil, no electric cords, no bumping.
    They love doing their own yard-work. This is certainly much quicker and efficient for them than other methods of trimming that they have used.
    It was a great Father's Day gift !!

    4-0 out of 5 stars Light weight and easy to operate.
    I am a single senior who just can't manage the gas trimmer any more. So I purchased the Black and Decker grasshog and am amazingly surprised on how easy it is to operate. I had no problem assembling it, it is light and easy to handle. The two batteries lasted for my half acre. If it lasts only two years, it will be worth it. ... Read more


    8. Black & Decker MM575 18" Lawn Hog Electric Mulching Mower
    list price: $340.95
    our price: $179.00
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    Asin: B00005AKZG
    Catlog: Home Improvement
    Manufacturer: Black & Decker
    Sales Rank: 2184
    Average Customer Review: 4.21 out of 5 stars
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    Features

    • 11.0 amp motor, 18" cutting swath
    • Single lever height adjustment form 1"-to-3-1/2"
    • Lifetime deck warranty
    • Mulch, side-discharge or optional side bag (BA-075)
    • Adjustable push-handles

    Reviews (14)

    4-0 out of 5 stars Does a Great Job!
    This mower cuts and mulches my lawn very well. It is very light and very easy to maneuver. Not having to buy gas and oil make up for having to perform the "cord dance."

    5-0 out of 5 stars Just about perfect for those with small yards
    We live in a townhouse with a 1600 square foot lot, so we didn't need a self-propelled gas mower. A cheap gas push mower would have costed about half as much as this electric mower but the bother of gas, starting, etc - just not worth it. I just plug this mower in, pull a switch and go. I was really struck by now much less of a hassle an electric mower is the first time I used it.

    I really like the single-lever height adjustment, and the 40-pound weight makes it easy to manuvre. There was some dancing with the cord, but not enough to be a bother. It is also a very quiet mower, which I am sure the neighbors appreciate.

    It did bog down a bit when I went over some 8" tall thick grass, but other than that, this mower had plenty of power. So this is not the mower to use for big jobs on big yards. But for me, it's perfect.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Gas no more
    This lawn mower cuts as good as my 6hp gas one did and a whole lot lighter. Need to watch where your cord is.

    5-0 out of 5 stars So easy, it feels like cheating.
    I'm in my third summer of having a quarter-acre lawn of my own. The first year, I used a reel mower, the old-fashioned muscle-powered kind. I felt virtuous since I wasn't making any noise or air pollution, but it wasn't powerful enough to take down the thick crabgrass. I would need to follow up with an electric weed whacker to get the stubborn stuff. If I were to go out of town for a weekend, I'd regret it when returning, since the knee-high grass was nearly impossible to tackle with a reel mower.

    Last summer, I inherited the old self-propelled gas mower I used as a teenager. No more worries about stubborn grass, now I had power-- or so I thought. It would pack all the clippings into a hopper which I could use for composting. Sadly, I only got one good cutting before the thing needed so much maintenance I could have bought 2 of these electric mowers. The pull cord starter was a pain, as was the noise and smell of a combustion engine. I also needed to store gasoline, which didn't thrill me since I don't have a garage or a shed. Bah.

    This summer, I decided to do the sensible thing and look for a compromise solution. I had used electric mowers in the past, but they didn't have the sort of power that this one has. It's like a dream! Even knee-high grass disappears under its whirling blade. I haven't had to use the discharge function yet, since the mulcher is so effective. There's virtually no clippings left behind to rake and bag -- the only real evidence is the green hue of my mowing shoes. Sure, you need to manage a cord, but if you work your way out from the electrical outlet in parallel lines, you hardly notice except for when you "come about." It reminds me of sailing.

    It's quiet, it's effective, it's easy, and it's clean. No fumes or stink on this hog. I wish I had bought one of these two years ago. I can store it indoors without a big mess. It starts instantly, every time. Very strongly recommended if you have a small lawn like mine.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
    I've had this mower for about 4 months now, and it's great. It does take a bit of getting used to with the cord. I find myself mowing like I vacuum: with the cord in one hand and the mower handle in the other. But the mower is so light, it's a breeze to operate with one hand. You may have to go over an area twice if your grass is really long and think, but it's definitely not a burden because of its weight. ... Read more


    9. Black and Decker NS118 18.0V Cordless Broom
    list price: $130.95
    our price: $69.99
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    Asin: B0001Q2EMK
    Catlog: Home Improvement
    Manufacturer: Black & Decker
    Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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    Features

    • Charger included recharges battery pack in as little as 3 hours
    • Easily clears debris from hard surfaces
    • 2-18.0V rechargeable NiCad battery packs provide plenty of run-time
    • 120 mph air speed for efficient material removal
    • Large switch for easy On/Off

    Reviews (2)

    4-0 out of 5 stars Quick and light, just like a broom
    It's a great little product for those light jobs like blowing dirt and leaves off the patio or grass off the sidewalk after the lawn is mowed.
    It's extremely easy to handle, much lighter than the large, corded "Hog" that I also own.
    This product should be used to supplement, not replace, the larger, more powerful corded blower.
    I found battery changing very simple and less difficult than the cordless weed trimmer I have (also a B&B product).
    It was nice to not have to fuss with the 100-foot cord just to "sweep" some grass trimming. Quick and easy are the operative words.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Pretty good - but don't get rid of your corded blower
    I just bought the B&D NS118 blower along with the NST2018 cordless string trimmer. I have a corner lot with long parkways and a lot of sidewalk footage, and have grown tired of dealing with up to 175 feet of extension cables for my corded trimmer and blower. I've had a nice battery-powered mower for several years, and felt it was time to go all cordless. This new pair of tools seemed promising, particularly because of the removable battery design.

    After only one use I can say I'm reasonably satisfied, but not fully sold.

    Handling: This is probably one of the lightest blowers available and is easy to handle. But the way the nozzle attaches is not good at all. It's difficult to remove, and the design invites finger accidents.

    Power: The blower is nowhere near as powerful as my corded one. B&D refers to this as a "broom" and that's an appropriate description. It works well on surfaces where you might otherwise use a push broom. It's not good at getting leaves out of grass or flowerbeds. But in a way, the lower airflow can be better for sweeping than a corded blower. My corded one, even at its low setting, can often send debris flying all over the place. This one calmly moves stuff where you want it to go.

    Battery: The batteries are compact. The blower comes with two of them, and I needed them both to complete one job. I guess I'm okay with this approach. It makes sense to lug around only as much weight as is necessary rather than carry a much heavier battery the whole time. If you buy this along with a trimmer as I did, you'll have four batteries and two chargers available for swapping. And if you happen to have a FireStorm 18v drill, you can apparently swap batteries with that system as well.

    Quality: Build quality seems similar to most B&D stuff, meaning it will probably work for a few years.

    Overall: Going cordless does simplify my work and save me time, but this tool isn't appropriate for all cleanup jobs. I have a month to make up my mind about keeping it. But even if it passes muster, I suspect I'll want to hang onto my corded blower for the occasional heavy job. ... Read more


    10. Black and Decker NHT518 18.0V Cordless Hedge Trimmer
    list price: $150.95
    our price: $79.99
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    Asin: B0001Q2EMA
    Catlog: Home Improvement
    Manufacturer: Black & Decker
    Sales Rank: 370
    Average Customer Review: 4.33 out of 5 stars
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    Features

    • Weighs 6.4 pounds total; 2-year manufacturer warranty
    • Powerful 18-volt rechargeable battery delivers more power and longer run-time
    • Extended 22-inch blade provides a smooth and level cut
    • 50-minute run-time trims up to 1200 square feet per charge
    • Low vibration, dual-action blades improve comfort and reduce fatigue

    Reviews (3)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Trimmer
    When I purchased this, I was concerned that being battery operated it would be underpowered. That's not the case at all, it has plenty of power. The battery charge lasts longer than I do, too.

    A real pleasure to get away from the cord. The vibration is much less than any other trimmer I've tried.

    4-0 out of 5 stars No More Cut Cords!
    I agree with what was said in the earlier review. My own comparison is with the 10 year old B&D 22" electric that it replaced. I was impressed in that it gives up nothing in terms of power. I used it today for the first time on my 150' of hedges and lots of other bushes, especially hugh forsythias. It did all the trimming with no sign at all of battery fatigue. It's much smoother in operation than the old one. There are two things I didn't like about it. The forward handle is made so that it's only comfortable to hold at the top and not at the sides as in the old models. Also, as was said, there's not a lock-on switch. You have to hold the switch on. They did that, no doubt, for safety reasons, but that's probably where the fatigue enters. Many folks will rig up a clip to achieve the same thing.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Good trimmer
    Black and Decker has a few cordless hedge trimmers so I was a bit confused which to try. This was their latest model and boasted a 40 minute run time so I decided to go for it.
    The product worked great. I charged the battery the full 6 hours required when you first get it. What's nice about it is after the initial charge the full charge time is 3-6 hours, but the unit can left charging indefinitely without damaging the unit.
    The unit performed admirably. It cut beautifully and the charge lasted the 40 minutes. The Hedge Hog breezed thru my bushes with ease. If I have two criticisms, they are 1) you have to keep your hand squeezed on the handle while using it - not a big deal cuz your hand is there anyway, and 2) (and more importantly) the unit isn't light. After about fifteen minutes or so, my arms got a bit fatiuged.
    Still, the criticisms are minor, and I'd highly recommend this unit to anyone who doesn't want to deal with the gas or electric powered models. ... Read more


    11. Black & Decker CST2000 12-Volt Cordless Grass Hog 12" Trimmer/Edger with Auto Feed Spool (AFS)
    list price: $165.95
    our price: $79.99
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    Asin: B00004DTNC
    Catlog: Home Improvement
    Manufacturer: Black & Decker
    Sales Rank: 1221
    Average Customer Review: 3.35 out of 5 stars
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    Amazon.com Review

    Black & Decker's Grass Hog offers the convenience of cordless power without the mess of fuel. Requiring virtually no tune-ups and no fussing with gasoline and oil mixtures, the Grass Hog gives you quiet, reliable, maintenance-free power at the flip of a switch. True, battery power doesn't measure up to the strength of a gas engine, but maybe you don't need all that power (and pollution) anyway.

    This trimmer takes just a few minutes to put together, and its durable construction--backed by Black & Decker's two-year warranty--is immediately obvious. With a 12-inch cutting path--the largest of any battery-powered trimmer--the Grass Hog works quickly. It is limited to light-duty cutting of grass and foliage but can handle most homeowners' needs for weekend weed whacking. The straight-shaft design lets you easily reach under decks and stairs, and the adjustable handles offer a comfortable grip. The auto feed spool releases trimmer line as it's needed, with no tapping of the spool head required. The edger feature is easy to engage and does a decent job of cleaning up around paving stones and concrete, although it's not as powerful as gas and corded electric models when cutting extensive edges along walkways and driveways.

    Weighing over 10 pounds, the Grass Hog may be a bit heavy for some users, but for small, light-duty jobs, most homeowners should find it to be quite manageable. As with all power equipment, trimmers must be handled with caution. Be sure to wear hand, eye, and foot protection when operating this serious piece of equipment. --Michelle McSweeney ... Read more

    Features

    • 30 day no-risk satisfaction guarantee and full two-year warranty
    • Cordless convenience-requires no gas, oil or tune-ups
    • Automatic Feed Spool (AFS) releases line as needed-no bumping required
    • Groom'N'Edge button rotates 180-degrees for convert from trimming to edging
    • 12-inch cut path-largest of any cordless electric string trimmer, get more done in less time

    Reviews (85)

    4-0 out of 5 stars Very good; just a little heavy & runtime is short if edging
    This does a good job of trimming and edging. I have used a corded Toro trimmer and I have to say that the cordless convenience more than makes up for the fact that this is quite a bit heavier than the corded models. Run time for trimming is about 30 minutes if not held on constantly. However, the run time when edging is very short, probably about 10-15 minutes. It does a good job edging, but it takes a little longer than a dedicated edger and does not cut quite as deeply or as narrow a swath. But the steel guide makes it fairly easy. I have found you will be pretty worn out because of its weight by the time the battery runs down anyway, so it's time for a break. In about an hour, it will charge back to about 1/4 capacity after being fully drained; 1/2 after about 2 hrs and maybe 2/3 after 3 hours. Then the charging slows down a bit (takes about 12 hrs to get close to capacity. After that, the green light comes on to let you know it is trickle charging the battery.
    ...

    The assembly was straight-forward, just a few screws to attach the guard to the bottom. During operation, it is a little noisy, but I think it helps a bit if you get the screws on tightly enough to keep the guard from rattling. Overall, it can cut well and requires no bumping to release the string. When edging, I did notice that the edger does a better job once a new section of string is released. I think that is because it is a bit longer and can cut deeper into the dirt.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Very convenient tool for suburban trimming.
    I have owned my Grass Hog for over a year now...and still love it. It offers the best features of gas-powered and electric trimmers. First, no gas to buy, no oil to mix, no plugs to foul, no noise and vibration and no trying to get the engine started plus no need to fuss with dragging an electric cord around. The battery sits where a gas-powered engine would normally reside -- this balances the trimmer making it easier to use than traditional corded models. The auto-feed system works great and the string is easy to replace. The rotating head makes edging easy.

    I have a 3/4 acre corner lot with a fence, a sidewalk around two sides and a great deal of stone edging around trees. I can easily trim the entire yard on one charge. When I hang up the trimmer, it recharges and remains charged until needed again...very cool.

    There are a few places where this trimmer may not be well-suited. It does not have the power of high-end gas models. This limits its usefulness in heavy weeds and underbrush. It has plenty of power for the average suburban yard but trimming hay from around horse-farm fences would be about its upper limit. It also would not work for a lawn-care service as it has to recharge for several hours once the battery drains.

    For the average suburban lawn, this is the way to go. Mine has never failed to please!

    3-0 out of 5 stars It's been 4 years of good use
    Four years have gone by and the motor died. The battery would last about 10 minutes and that's it. I plan on buying the new 18 volt model and will try the other person from Austin recommendation, charge indoors. This trimmer will not do an entire yard at once so if that is your mission look elsewhere. I plan to get the new one because it's emission free. The foul emissions from my borrowed gas trimmer is sickening. The construction design could definitely be better.

    1-0 out of 5 stars It's going back to the store!
    I need something that last more then 15 minutes. Black & Decker, you have let me down!

    4-0 out of 5 stars 3rd year, still fine
    This is an extremely convenient trimmer. Ours still runs about 40 min before needing a recharge, and it feeds perfectly. I refilled the string dispenser last year with no problem. It is a little difficult & awkward to get the battery pack off the handle. It is not really designed for female-sized hands. ... Read more


    12. Black & Decker PW1500 1500 PSI Electric Pressure Washer
    list price: $179.99
    our price: $149.99
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    Asin: B000087QWT
    Catlog: Home Improvement
    Manufacturer: Black & Decker
    Sales Rank: 901
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    Features

    • Adjustable Nozzle For Different Patterns and Pressures for Different Tasks
    • 1500 PSI Water Pressure Cleans Tough Dirt, Grease and Grime From Many Household Surfaces
    • 1.0 GPM Water Flow Allows for Little Water Usage Whille Getting the Job Done
    • Water-Powered Rotary Brush Uses the Water to Power the Agitating Brush
    • 25' Hose with Quick Connect Hose Ends Allows For Fast Hook-up and Storage, 35' Power Cord with GFCI For Built-in Protection Against Overloadding

    13. Black & Decker D2020 Digital Advantage Iron
    list price: $54.95
    our price: $39.99
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    Asin: B0000AFQ5U
    Catlog: Kitchen
    Manufacturer: Black & Decker
    Sales Rank: 273
    Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars
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    Amazon.com Review

    The power of steam meets the digital age in this electronically equipped iron from Black & Decker. Programmed to display temperature settings and signal the auto-off function, the iron’s mini LCD monitor includes back lighting for easy viewing. It works in conjunction with the unit’s SmarTemp system, an audible alert that sounds when the desired temperature is reached. If you feel comfortable using a standard dial setting, then this iron may be no more than a lateral move. But if you’ve always felt unsure launching into ironing without some feedback, this could be your machine.

    The iron comes with a highly polished stainless-steel soleplate, a good choice for long life, easy glide, and corrosion-resistance. The water features include spray, variable steam, and surge to make your labor more efficient, and the vertical steam is handy for hanging garments and draperies. For safety and extra peace of mind, the iron automatically shuts off after 10 minutes of being idle. It also comes with an extra-long cord, a custom-fit measuring cup, and a self-cleaning anti-build-up system. Black & Decker includes a one-year warranty. --Emily Bedard ... Read more

    Features

    • Extra-long cord, custom-fit measuring cup, self-cleaning anti-build-up system
    • Stainless-steel soleplate provides easy glide and corrosion-resistance
    • Features include spray, variable steam, surge, vertical steam
    • Displays temperature settings and signals auto-off function
    • Mini LCD monitor with back lighting for easy viewing

    Reviews (5)

    4-0 out of 5 stars I Like This Iron-BUT
    First I purchased D2000, the auto-turn off didn't work. When you pressed the button for 2 seconds to turn it off manually, well that didn't work either. I called cust. serv. They don't even have the model listed, but she did have the same manual that comes with the iron. So I got the D2020. Well it has the same problem. Since CS was of no help, does anyone know what I might be doing wrong? As for the iron, it is the best I have owned except for having to unplug it to turn it off.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Iron!
    This iron is great!!! I read another review which stated that the dial is loose and blah, blah, blah and this is so far from the truth!!! It heats up quickly and reheats quickly after auto shut-off. The settings are never wrong. It glides smoothly over the clothes. I can't think of one negative thing about this iron.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Decent Iron... while it was alive.
    The B&D Digital Advantage started out as a great iron, although it did have some flaws in the design, like the steam dial moves while you are ironing therefore is always changing the steam setting. Also, the iron does an awful lot of "spitting." It seems to have a hard time regulating steam. Last but not least, it died on me after only 5 months. Therefore I can only dub this iron a piece of crap. I have used a lot of irons in my day, and this one is by far the worst yet.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great iron for the price
    This iron works great. At first I was sceptical of Black & Decker and the only review wasn't good, but after using it I am really impressed. It heat up quickly. It took about 30 seconds to heat up to the hotest temp. And the digital dial is great also. No more guessing. The auto clean feature is helpful so there is no rusting or calcium buildups like the $20 college irons. It steams up nicely and performs great. There are problably better irons out there, but for $50 you can't bet it. Who wants to spend more than that anyway, it's just ironing.

    1-0 out of 5 stars BD Digital Advantage Iron - D2020
    Just bought this iron yesterday new from a local Target store and am dissappointed. The adjustable steam setting dial is so loose that it moves when you are ironing. (Not good - design or product defect?) Also, seems to spit water when ironing - and using tap water or distilled doesn't seem to change the amount of water spitting. Also, the water fill intake latch cover is poorly designed and could be torn off quite easily; you have to handle very carefully when refilling the iron with water. I am going to return this iron and try another brand . As a side note, the stainless soleplate is wonderful and highly recommend this feature on steam irons. ... Read more


    14. Black & Decker WM425 Workmate 425 Portable Project Center
    list price: $201.95
    our price: $99.99
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    Asin: B0000224R9
    Catlog: Home Improvement
    Manufacturer: Black & Decker
    Sales Rank: 693
    Average Customer Review: 3.62 out of 5 stars
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    Amazon.com Review

    The Black & Decker Workmate Project Center might just be the item you need to make your home shop complete. Its versatility makes it an especially ideal choice for those with limited shop floor space: use it as a workbench, a bench tool stand, a vise, or a sawhorse, then quickly break it down and store it out of the way. Because it's lightweight and portable, you can move it conveniently wherever it's needed. The one-handed vise clamp system, with its exclusive clutch design, provides quick and easy clamping. The Workmate also features an extra block to expand your work surface, four swivel pegs, and an adjustable front jaw that swings up for vertical clamping. Its legs fold under to provide the lower height and stability needed when you're using it as a base for bench tools, and its all-steel construction and rubber feet ensure a stable, strong work surface that supports up to 550 pounds. All in all, we were pretty impressed. With features like these, it's no wonder the Workmate is a popular choice for light-duty and home shop use. --Tim Block ... Read more

    Features

    • Two year home use warranty
    • Includes insert to convert vise into a workbench
    • Exclusive one handed clamp system
    • Folds for storage
    • Holds up to 550 lbs

    Reviews (16)

    4-0 out of 5 stars Very nice workstation!
    I really like this bench. It takes up less room than my previous table and it's extremely sturdy. I tried standing on it just to see if it felt sturdy (this is NOT recommended, by the way). The specs say it holds 550lbs and i believe it. I have sawed wood with a hacksaw, drilled holes in wood, and made keys on this workbench (I'm a student locksmith, which is why I bought this item).

    The bench has these posts that stand up high enough to rest boards and other flat items on it so that there's space between the item and the bench. This makes it good for drilling. The three table-top pieces can be used for clamping, but i have not used this feature yet. They are easily moved however, with the hand cranks on the front. My unit came mostly assembled, but the box had been opened so I'm not sure if that's normal or not. (I bought this from Lowe's, not Amazon, for $90.) I think this is best for people who don't need too big a table surface, but need the sturdiness of a larger workbench.

    4-0 out of 5 stars solid bench
    I bought the Workmate WM425PS project center from a local home center (their price for the Workmate 425, which included a 25 ft. extension cord and multi-outlet power strip was $25 less than Amazon's). I was expecting to spend an hour assembling it but, surprisingly, it was almost completely assembled right out of the box. I only had to put on the plastic handles which took only a minute to install. The stand sets up easily and intuitively and is quite sturdy. For such a stable stand it is not heavy at all, and I could easily carry it from one end of my basement to the other. The owner's manual is almost useless. Illustrations and instructions for assembly and usage are very poor. If it had not come preassembled, figuring out how to put it together would have been difficult. Black & Decker's web site will be of no use for this. However, using the Workmate is fairly intuitive and not that hard to figure out. The Workmate will be a handy work bench for small tasks, and the clamping is acceptable for simple things like holding boards for sawing. The clamp is too flimsy to use for any serious clamping. The stand is solid enough that it could be used for most any portable bench tool like a miter saw, planer, etc.

    Overall, I'm glad I purchased this product and will find it useful over time. I suggest that you price around before purchase. I was quite surprised to see that Amazon's price was substantially higher than the local home center.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Great portable workbench
    This is not a quality cabinate makers work bench. But using this bench you could build one. I got one because I have no room to store a real bench. Besides I like being able to bring a bench to the job vs taking the work back to the garage/shop.

    On mine the belt which drives both handles is plastic, but the clamps are steel screws. What this means is that when I start to tighten both handle turn until one starts to skip. That means its time to grasp both handles and tighten. When its skipping it means the plastic belt can't drive the steel screw tighter. Oh well.

    It is heavy but on the other hand it holds the work firmly. I'd like a way to one hand open/set it up when lifting vs the two hands and foot I use now.

    Anyway I agree after you buy a drill get this.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Great idea for small to medium projects
    It's strong, sturdy and well-made. It will do just about anything, BUT don't try to use the vise to hold anything that doesn't run the length of the table (length of the vise).

    This is what happens when I try to clamp something smaller, or if what you are clamping needs to overhand either the left or right side:

    - I was clamping a 2 foot item to enable my saw to cut of the very edge
    - opened up clamps, put in item, start cranking to close the clamps
    - the clamp on the right side tightened, as expected, but the left side start "skipping"
    - the left and right cranks are geared and use a nylon runner to attach the two together. Crank either one in either direction and they both crank.
    - this works great when you're clamping something in the middle, or something very long, but in my case, the right side tightended and the left just clicked.
    - no big deal I guess, but I was wondering when the nylon runner\belt would break. I stopped before that happened.

    So, in summary, I love the table, and I love what it can do. I just feel like I might be limited with it's clamping ability.

    Jeff

    2-0 out of 5 stars Heavy Safety Hazard
    I have had this workmate 425 for a year and a half. In that amount of time the center part has fallen out on somebody's foot
    Three times.You have really tighten it down to prevent this from
    happening. Also the short legs on the bottom have collapsed twice
    causing it to fall on my foot. This needs to be enginered better.
    It is to heavy. Other than those problems it work's ok.Don't stand
    on top of this table because of the leg problem. ... Read more


    15. Black & Decker PW1300 Compact Electric Pressure Washer
    list price: $157.00
    our price: $89.99
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    Asin: B00066947S
    Catlog: Home Improvement
    Manufacturer: Black & Decker
    Sales Rank: 292
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    Features

    • Adjustable nozzles for different patterns and pressures for different tasks
    • 1,050 PSI water pressure allows for tough cleaning of dirt, grease and grime on many household surfaces
    • 13 Amp motor provides power and reliability
    • 1.55 GPM water flow for superior cleaning and minimal water consumption
    • 35' power cord with GFCI provides protection against overloading

    16. Black & Decker BDBN1202 12-Volt 18-Gauge Cordless Finish Nailer
    list price: $240.71
    our price: $189.00
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    Asin: B0002TG170
    Catlog: Home Improvement
    Manufacturer: Black & Decker
    Sales Rank: 93
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    Features

    • Drives more than 600 nails on one battery charge (sold with two batteries)
    • Fires a full range of 18-gauge nails from 5/8 to 2 with a firing rate of two nails per second
    • Professional nail gun features at an affordable do-it-yourselfer price
    • Innovative electronic status indicator tracks condition of nailer
    • Eliminates the need for a compressor, hoses or power cord for grab and go convenience

    17. Black & Decker BV2500 Leaf Hog Vac'N'Mulch Blower/Vacuum
    list price: $122.95
    our price: $49.99
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    Asin: B00004DTNG
    Catlog: Home Improvement
    Manufacturer: Black & Decker
    Sales Rank: 104
    Average Customer Review: 2.62 out of 5 stars
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    Amazon.com Review

    With the Black & Decker Leaf Hog, you can clean up both the deck and the lawn with one reasonably priced and easy-to-maintain machine. This blower/vac is electric, so it requires an extension cord and an electric outlet to run, but there's nothing else to set up or maintain. The 12 amp motor has considerable power for its size, more than enough to clear driveways or decks or blow off sections of lawn. At just over 7 pounds, the Leaf Hog is light enough to use for long periods of time, and it's also quiet enough to use at any time of day. Switching from blowing to vacuuming is a snap--literally. The correct button took us a moment to find, but once you've located it, you simply depress it and remove the blowing unit, then attach the vacuum extension in its place. The extension has a bag for mulch, which attaches with a small clasp. When vacuuming, the unit mulches by sucking leaves through the fan assembly. Though this model, with its patented Vortex anticlog vacuum system, does a better job of remaining unclogged than most, you still need to be careful to avoid rocks and sticks. It also has a variable-speed control that lets you choose between 150 and 200 mph blower speed. ... Read more

    Features

    • 30 day no-risk satisfaction guarantee and full two-year warranty
    • Patented Vortex anti-clog vacuum system allows for easy composting and disposal of material
    • 3 tools in 1--blower, vacuum, and mulcher
    • Push button release switches blower to vacuum
    • Variable speed control

    Reviews (53)

    5-0 out of 5 stars THE ANSWER IS BLOWING IN THE WIND: BUY IT, CLEAN UP.
    Backyard looking like a pig sty? Are those leaves --- you know, those red and magenta or gold and orange souvenirs from Mother Nature that you praised just a few weeks ago --- making you crazy? Don't reach for the rake. Instead, rake in the Leaf Hog. Made by Black & Decker, this high-performance product is actually three products in one. It's a blower, vacuum and mulcher --- mulching leaves and yard debris in a ratio of 10 bags of leaves into one bag. And it does so with ease: The variable speed control "power slide" adjusts blowing speeds from a light-duty 150 mph to heavy-duty hurricane-like 200 mph;
    the Anti-Clog Vortex Vacuum System is designed to resist clogging, allowing those annoying acorns and tiresome twigs to easily pass through the blades. The shoulder bag attachment holds up to two bushels of leaves and features a side zipper for easy emptying. And it weighs just seven pounds!

    2-0 out of 5 stars cheap parts- Impeller
    To who it should concern,
    I have enjoyed using my BV2500 Leaf hog Vac'N'Mulch for about three times to remove leaves from the surface of my yard which is covered in Decomposed Granite at a size of 1/4" minus. As a blower, I have never used better! However, don't give out any high fives! As a Vac 'N' Mulch it has a bit to be desired. It has the horse power, and plenty of wind speed as a blower however, as a vacuum it has become very whimpy and will hardly pickup a small amount of only dry leaves. Having gotten frustrated about it, I removed the attachment to find the impeller is almost half gone from the small amount af abrasion from the small rocks or debri other than leaves. In fact, one of the things that I bought it for was to help pickup pine needles and leaves. It does a poor job with pine needles and after only three uses it is half as good as it was new. The overall equipment is excellent but definitely not worth the money at half the price, if it doesn't last long enough to get it dirty or scratch it at least once! I would be willing to put a new impeller on mine and carry on using it only as a blower if I could find a way to get another one. Please advise your engineers to go for a bit more quality and help me fix mine if you can. I'd like to suggest an aluminum impeller or perhaps more of a high tech plastic. That might get some more longevity as a vacuum and you are already tooled for plastic. See what you can do for me, please....

    1-0 out of 5 stars When will the leaf hog be Recalled?
    We have had ourleaf hog for a little over a year. After using it for three times the off button stopped working! the only way to turn it off was pulling the plug. Also the on / off button is labelled so poorly that when the unit is dusty one can not tell the difference between the on/off button and the button that takes of the housing covering the impeller. After my husband cut his leg with the rotating impeller and not able to turn off the unit we stopped using this horrilbe product. I just looked to see if it has been recalled. Watch out people!

    1-0 out of 5 stars Plastic Parts Easily Broken
    I would not recommend this item. After a single use as a vacuum, the plastic housing and impellor will be damaged.

    Seems like a strong blower (until you break the housing or wear down the impellor with a pebble, as I did on the very first usage).

    B&D sent a replacement housing (begrudgingly), but refused to replace the impellor.

    With shipping, a new impellor is about $15. You'd be better off spending the extra money on a better blower / vac from the get-go.

    3-0 out of 5 stars It was okay, but with a lot of problems
    When I bought this, I bought it because my neighbor had a blower vac, which got hard to rake leaves up. I liked that it ate up leaves and got hard to rake leaves out of bushes. It's attachments where easy to put on and take off. Recently we had a major problem, it wouldn't turn off!! It wouldn't turn off unless you unplugged it. Also the propeller wore away after a month. Quite dusty too. ... Read more


    18. Black & Decker BA-075 Side Bag Assembly
    list price: $59.95
    our price: $34.99
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    Asin: B00005AKZL
    Catlog: Home Improvement
    Manufacturer: Black & Decker
    Sales Rank: 2785
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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    Features

    • Side bag assembly for Black & Decker mowers LM175, MM275, MM575, MM675

    Reviews (6)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Black & Decker BA-075 Side Bag Assembly
    I found the Side Bag Assembly easy to use and liked it because it was small, and light weight. Plus, it was easy to dispose of the grass clippings in my waste bag I kept close by. Great for the female species.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Great, but too small
    This side bag assembly is really a nice addition to my B&D BA-075 lawn mower. With the bag, I oftentime have a hard time mowing tall grass because of the massive mulch accumlated under the mower. With the bag, that is no longer an issue. However, the bag is way too small. For my small backyard, I had to empty the bag over 10 times. Also, it keep falling off the mower. The clips just doesn't seem to hold onto the mower that well. Having it on the right side of the mower also made the it mowing certain part of the lawn a bit difficult due to the fence, tree, or other obstacles. I can only mow one direction with the bag attached.

    3-0 out of 5 stars not bad
    I like this side bag assembly well enough. It's easy to attach to my B & D electric lawnmower. However the bag is very small. Even with my small yard I can only make one or two passes before the bag is full.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Easy to use, pitty about the zipper
    This bag is nice and easy to attach to the mower, but when emptying the bag, the zippers have a tendency to get caught under the hardened base of the bag, making it difficult to close the zipper when you are done.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Does the job but kinda small
    The subject pretty much says it all. The bag fits well and catches the grass just like it's supposed to. Emptying is relatively easy as the entire back end can unzip. However, the bag was a little small for my tastes. Even with fairly short grass, I ended up stopping every 10 minutes to empty the bag.

    It's a good product but does add a fair bit of time to the lawn mowing process. ... Read more


    19. Black & Decker PD600 Pivot Plus 6-Volt High Performance Screwdriver
    list price: $37.86
    our price: $29.99
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    Asin: B0000C6DXE
    Catlog: Home Improvement
    Manufacturer: Black & Decker
    Sales Rank: 85
    Average Customer Review: 4.62 out of 5 stars
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    We can't think of anything we'd want to add to this little hummer. It's incredible what B&D has engineered into this system (we don't think it's fair to call it a "screwdriver"). The 5-foot tape measure fits on board, or you can remove it for separate use. Dual speed range lets you drill holes at high speed and drive screws at the slower speed. A 23-position clutch, just like what's on the big boys, will keep you from stripping your screws. But get this: Unlike conventional cordless screwdrivers and regular power drills, this tool's handle easily locks in three positions for tight areas and awkward spots. Genius! And just like the "real" drills, this one's got an accessible forward/reverse rocker switch for backing screws out, too. Here's something, though, that the big-boy drill makers should pick up: It's got on integrated light so you can always see your work surface clearly. For the money, we haven't seen anything like it. --Kris Jensen-Van Heste ... Read more

    Features

    • On-board bit storage conveniently holds a 1/16" pilot bit and double-ended screwdriving bit
    • 6-volt drill and screwdriver, tape measure, light, and more in one convenient cordless tool
    • 2-speed gear box gives you a low speed for screwdriving and high speed for drilling
    • 3-position pivoting action for maximum flexibility and versatility in tight areas
    • Integrated light with separate on/off switch illuminates dark work areas

    Reviews (8)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Keyless Chuck
    I love the rechargeable aspect of the tool. It's so light and easy to work with. The only thing missing is a keyless chuck so steel grinders can be used with it.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Feature Packed for Under $30!!!
    This is the best *cheap* cordless screwdriver I have ever used. The ergonomics of this driver feels good in the hand. Plenty of power and charge in the 6V battery. The clutch eliminates the problem of overtightening and the drill speed is great for quick pilot holes. The two bit holders and LED light really add to the convenience. I haven't used the tape, which is pretty cheesy, but I imagine it could come in hand for a quick measurement. The only have two complaints, but for less than $30 they really don't matter... 1) Should have a LED to indicate that it is charging, 2) Wish the battery was replacable. For the money, this is an indispensible gadget.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Strong screwdriver
    I have been very pleased with this screwdriver ~ it is strong. I have two along with three of the 3.6 volt B&D drivers and use the 6 volt for larger, more demanding jobs (i.e. book shelf projects, etc.). It is handy because it can be set in several different positions. It is good looking (I like macho looking tools) and it is very handy. Mine all hold good, long charges but then I am used to handling Nicad batteries because I build and fly a lot of radio control planes and you have got to know how to keep your batteries healthy or your plane becomes a "kit" again. I have just ordered a third 6 volt. I also collect tools and believe that you never have enough.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great little screwdriver
    Purchased this as a Christmas present for my wife and have been installing blinds ever since. While it's not intended to take the place of an 18 volt drill, it does a great job screwing and unscrewing. The forward, reverse rocker switch is more convient than others that we have used and the angles are handy. I would not recommend it as a replacement for the DeWalt heavy duty cordless screwdriver (my favorite), but it's lighter and 1/3 the price. Well worth the money....

    4-0 out of 5 stars Great All Around Screwdriver
    It does everything as advertised.

    Pros: different torque settings, 2 drive speeds, small LED light, pivot point, overall "feel".

    Cons: drilling is only for light duty jobs (otherwise get a real drill), charging time takes too long. connection for the charger plug is right in the pivot point and it doesn't let you use it while plugged in.

    Other than the charging issues(that's why I won't give it 5 stars) but it's a great tool at a decent price. ... Read more


    20. Black & Decker HS2400 Hedge Hog 24" Dual Action Hedge Trimmer
    list price: $130.95
    our price: $69.99
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    Asin: B00005V5NA
    Catlog: Home Improvement
    Manufacturer: Black & Decker
    Sales Rank: 1061
    Average Customer Review: 3.88 out of 5 stars
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    Leave no hedge untrimmed: The 24-inch Hedge Hog eats up branches up to 3/4-inch thick without blinking. The dual-action blades work smoothly and quickly with less vibration, further dampened by the full-sized, three-sided soft-grip comfort handle. A lock-on switch prevents trigger-finger fatigue, and the lock-off eliminates accidental starting. Electric power is environmentally friendly and quieter, too, plus it’s always ready when you are. The super long reach of the 24-inch dual blades is a nice switch from shorter varieties, meaning less dangerous reaching for the user. No assembly is needed: Open the box, plug it in, and trim.--Kris Jensen-Van Heste ... Read more

    Features

    • Pre-hardened, rust resistant steel blades stay sharp longer
    • Exclusive blade design cuts branches up to 3/4"
    • Dual action blades reduce vibration and improves cutting
    • 24" blade for extended reach and even cutting
    • Lock-on and lock-off buttons

    Reviews (8)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Cuts thick woody bushes like they were butter!
    I bought the B&D HS2400 electric hedge trimmer after a fiasco with B&D's CHT500 cordless trimmer. (See my review of it.) It's already assembled, so there's nothing more to do besides remove it from the box and plug it in.

    The handle is comfortable and easy to hold both horizontally and vertically. Its good balance makes it very easy to handle. The trigger is large and easy to depress. The lock is a bit difficult to engage, and I find it easier to just hold the trigger down.

    But, this trimmer really shines when it comes to cutting. I have about 100 feet of honeysuckle bushes that grow to be about eight feet tall every year. They're incredibly woody and difficult for smaller trimmers to cut. The first thing I did with the HS2400 was to sweep it across the honeysuckles about five feet off the ground. It cut through them like butter. The dual-action blades virtually eliminate vibration, and I easily guided the trimmer through the bushes. The 24" blade reduces the amount of time you spend trimming as well as helping you make a straighter cut. The trimmer worked equally well on the front sides. I cut through those bushes faster than my kids could stack the branches. My wife was cutting the front sides with our old B&D 16" trimmer and it was faster for me to just do the whole thing with the HS2400.

    Black & Decker states that the trimmer can cut up to 3/4" branches, and it does that with ease. Most trimmers struggle when they reach their maximum capacity, but the HS2400 just lops them right off. If you don't hold the trimmer steady, a few branches might be a bit ragged at the ends, but it's easy to trim them again to clean up the edge.

    The hook that holds the extension cord to prevent it from being yanked out of the pigtail is a bit small and the opening a bit tight. I'd like a slightly larger opening and a larger hook, but it holds the cord. In about three hours of use, it only fell out once. It would be easy enough to use a small PVC cable tie or rubber band to improvise a different way of securing it, but I don't think it's worth the effort.

    Please keep the extension cord in mind when using an electric trimmer. Buy a bright orange or yellow cord. In my opinion, despite their neon color, the bright green ones are less noticeable in bushes and grass. Also, buy twice as much cord as you think you'll need. You want to have about fifteen feet of cord next to you, and patio furniture, trees, and other obstacles inevitably reduce the amount you have available. Spending an extra two dollars for another fifty feet will ensure that you don't have to worry about your extension cord. Plus, you'll be especially glad of the extra length if you have to trim the other side of a hedge. Trust me--my old fifty foot cord has two sets of electrical tape where my old trimmer bit through it because it was too difficult to manage a shorter cord.

    Update: I finished the hedges today and, although I was careful not to hit my chain link fence, I didn't notice a bean plant holder. The trimmer doesn't cut through 1/8" steel rod. In fact, it torqued one of the teeth so badly that the blade is ruined. My fault. I'll see if it can be repaired cheaply enough, but if it can't, I'll buy another one. That's how much I like this trimmer.

    HS2400 summary:
    Cuts incredibly well, even 3/4" woody branches (but not steel)
    You rarely need multiple passes.
    Well-designed and balanced.
    Easy to maneuver. No vibration.
    Comfortable handles and easy to use horizontally and vertically.
    No vinyl blade sheath (unlike the CHT500--why?).

    5-0 out of 5 stars The Best Electric Hedge Trimmer
    Like the other reviewer, I am exclusive to electric garden tools. This Hedge Hog is the longest and most powerful hedge trimmer made and it is by far my favorite tool. It makes light work of most shrubs and really allows for precise sculpting of shrubs. I have even used it to chop up branches in my compost bin, which it was able to do with aplomb. The controls are safe, and I find that tying the extension cord a second time around the handle leaves it secure. (The danger with the extension cord becoming unplugged is if the tool is locked "on" when you plug it back in.)

    My only complaints are that this Hedge Hog is slightly heavy and I wish that it were 36" long when I'm trimming bigger hedges. Nevertheless, this is so far the biggest size they make. I would buy it again and again.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Piece of garbage
    This trimmer works great when you get it home. But after a few uses, the teeth wear down, get pitted and dinged. I keep my tools clean, and it was disheartening after each use of this trimmer to note the progressive wear on the supposedly hardened steel teeth. I probably wasted all that time cleaning it after each use because it ended up in the trash so quickly. This hedge trimmer is essentially disposable.

    After 3 uses, you start to learn which teeth won't chew through a branch. After 6, it won't cut anything bigger than 3/8 inch. After 10 uses, it won't cut through 1/8 inch. A couple more uses, and it won't cut through tall grass.

    Unlike other B&D models, you can not buy replacement blades for this model. Why not, you ask? I suspect it's the dual action design, which means it'd be tricky to tune the blades if you did replace them. And what's more, they're not really something you can sharpen yourself. The teeth have an odd spur on them, so a file won't do the trick.

    But let's say you're like me. You sharpen your shovels, you sharpen your drill bits, you sharpen your saws, so you take a stab at sharpening the trimmer teeth. What you'll discover after the first few strokes of a file is that the steel is soft. The good news is, it won't take long to sharpen each tooth. The bad news is, there's 42 of them, and each one has two sides. But the deal killer is that the edge won't last more than a few uses.

    Get a different model, even if it's a couple of inches shorter. You'll save time and money in the long run. And remember, a dull trimmer is a dangerous trimmer, especially if you're on a ladder.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Powerful and easy to use.
    It seemed to me that this would be a big improvement over the manual hedge trimming I had done in the past. I was right. This machine is terrific. This is especially true because some of my shrubs are older and a bit overgrown with larger branches (I am NOT a master gardner). This machine goes through the small stuff like it isn't there. You caan sculpt your bushes quite easily and quickly with this great device.

    I had no trouble with the trigger, buttons, or the cord. I like the safety features that help me keep my hands far away from the moving blades.

    This is one of my favorite tools. It makes trimming your hedges a breeze.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Better than other electrics, but not ideal
    This B&D Hedge trimmer does a far better job trimming hedges/shrubs than any other electric I have ever used. It's main feature is that it can handle branches much thicker than most competitors. (I find it very useful when trimming my out-of-control holly trees.) However, don't expect this to be a tool sturdy enough to pass down to your grandkids.

    When doing trimming of twig-size branches, it does about as well as any electric; you just pass it over the branches, and they just fall away. However, that is work you could be doing quite easily with a good pair of manual trimmers.

    Where this really shines is with the thicker stuff. Because of the way the blade is designed, it makes steady work of any branch that will fit in it's substantial blade. However, while you are cutting these thick, woody branches, it doesn't exactly cut them like a pair of scissors; instead, it shakes like crazy while sawing away at the branch. You just have to keep applying gentle pressure to the branch (you don't want to stall the motor), and hold on tight. It isn't going to wrench itself out of your hands, but it may wander off target unless you keep a firm grip.

    Many other electrics cannot handle branches larger than about a 1/4". (They claim 3/8, but who are they kidding?) This one can handle branches up to a shade over 1/2" without too much trouble. If you expect to do a lot of large branches, you really need to get a gas trimmer. ... Read more


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