Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 31
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Aries50 Awesome - I love Black & Decker!
Being 60ish and never having mowed a lawn in my life I was a bit fearful of buying online and having to put it together, let alone use it. But it came completely assembled and with a charge to the battery ready to go. You did have to pull up the handlebar and lock it in place with a couple of knobs but even I could do that.
I charged the battery and very early the next morning, before my neighbors were up and out, I got up and went out to try this mowing thing and low and behold I don't know what I was scared of. The mower worked beautifuly and was easy to manage even on the hilly sections of my yard. After a bit I think I even looked like I knew what I was doing.
Next came the String Trimmer and I did have a bit of confusion when putting together the very little bit that needed putting together but that was only because I hadn't understood that the cutting end could be turned for edging along a sidewalk. Once together I was timming everything in sight.
I would highly recommend these products to anyone.
July 9, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Samael Both work great
Love the mower, although I'm new to mowing. The bag holding the clippings could be better, as I noticed it leaves a small trail of clippings once it starts to get full. I don't know if this is normal, I just check midway to see how full it is, or once I notice the trail of clipping behind.
The trimmer is good also. Again, I'm new to this as well. It is powerful enough to cut some grown weeds. The battery lasted about 30-45 mins, but it does come with 2 so that's great. Enough for an average size yard.
I'm able to mow my front and back yards with a single charge from the mower, and same with the trimmer with both batteries.
August 25, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JohnH So Far, great!
I've only had this mower for a few weeks so I can't say anything about long life or lasting value, but so far, it has been perfect. Cut the box, roll it out, lift the handle up, two screws you tighten with your hands, and it's ready to go. I know you're supposed to charge it first, but I wasn't going to. Turns out, it wasn't delivered until almost dark so I had to. The next day though, I mowed front and back, no trouble. I've had mow and blow guys for many years but decided to do it myself now, and I'm glad I did.
The thing is, for anyone considering buying one of these, it could not be simpler. It does everything a gas mower would do without the trouble of starting or messing with gas/oil, and the sound is much gentler. It mows clean. I have thin fescue in the front and thicker burmuda in the back, it mows both perfectly. I'm not a big fan of Black & Decker, but they seem to have gotten this right. My lot size is a third of an acre but with a house and pool and driveway my grass area is just common California suburbia size, but the battery has certainly handled it. Grass catcher easy on and off and easy to empty.
I know it's work, but I love this lawn mower.
September 11, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by eponym6838 Able to mow the lawn with zero gasoline!
I was skeptical about the ability of an electric mower to adequately take care of my lawn, but I have been very impressed by the mower's abilities. I have never had the battery run out, and I've never seen the mower struggle in any way. It's easy to charge, and starts with the push of a button. I couldn't be happier.
July 9, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Crag Product did a great job right out of the box.
The mower was easy to set-up. Once charged, the battery allowed me to mow the entire front and back yard on a single charge. The only minus is the fact that after mowing damp grass, one can not use water to spray off the grass stuck to the bottom.
April 30, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Julia This is a quiet lawnmower
Okay...in the past my experience with gas mowers were horrible. I decided to get and electric hoping to save money on those others. I have used it about 4 times and i have to say...i am VERY pleased. No hassle, no fuss, starts always and mowing the grass has never been easier!! My neighbors laughed at me for getting a battery operated lawn mower, but ......we will see whos laughing when his is in the shop for repair! lol! I told him he could borrow mine when that happens! love the new lawnmower, and weed eater!
May 13, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by notgranola No yanking on a cord to get it started is the best part!
I was reluctant to buy an electric mower and weed eater, but was outvoted. I became an instant convert when I used the weed whipper. It was so light and easy to just squeeze the trigger to turn on. The mower has more plastic than I imagined, and is sometimes hard to push but other than those two drawbacks, I love it! Easy to charge; Charge lasts; Recharging super easy.
May 5, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Pitmule used multiple times already
3000 sq ft city lot. mower is wonderful I have a yard full of seeds and weeds and lost bag years ago. now I can finally bag all those seed heads. I keep the Bermuda grass fairly tall in the summer and can mow entire yard one charge.
trimmer is a dream. so tired of cranking of gas trimmer. initial trim used all first battery and started second only cause yard was in bad shape. now I due entire yard one battery then use second to cut grass growing in stone walking cause it takes some time even with gas and is hard on the string. I keep all batteries on charge like manual says so we will see how batteries perform in the long run
June 25, 2013