Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 152
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Gazzza47 A good machine
Of course the real test of quality only comes over time. The first few cuts have been fine but I expect to get 5 years from this machine minimum. So to me that s the bar I will use to measure this product. It has some design issues to me. The mulching mode involves a few removable parts that must be inserted. The user manual could be better, especially the illustrations. The handle design also need work. The lever type mechanism to collapse the handle is better than other brands that use a tightening wing nut....but it seems to not be 'tight enough' and I had to use a washer to get good tension. Overall, minor issues. Also it is VERY QUIET compared to my previous machines (Craftsman).
October 4, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JimmyV Gets The Job Done
I have an 8,000 sq ft lot and no place to stow gas - so an electric mower seemed to be the best option. This cuts well and it light wieght - easy to move.
October 18, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Spud Black and Decker 20" electric mower
A lot of weight has been shaved off the model from 10 years ago. Factory connection of the mover to the lower handle is better. Overall length of the handle is a little long and awkward. I would have liked to see a cut width of 22" versus 20". Easy cutting through thin fall grass. Test comes in the spring.
October 11, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by sfolsteinmke Great option for a smaller lawn
Just bought a house after 6 years in a condo and wanted a lightweight mower to use to keep my new small yard in shape. This fit the bill perfectly. Starts easily and weighs next to nothing so it's very easy to maneuver. The mulching option works great for keeping lawn clippings and leaves under control. It's also compact and the handle folds down easily so it stores in very little space. It's been an excellent option for my smaller yard.
October 4, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Gerry Does the job as advertised
Out of the box and running in minutes.Had to replace my prior electric mower, and this one is much more powerful.
September 20, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TCB Perfect for my small lawn
Ready-to-use right out of the box. Easiest height adjustment I have ever seen. Light and easy to use. Quiet. Glad I bought it.
October 4, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MB Newer okay
I had a Black & Decker lawn hog electric mower for 10 years that died. I bought this to replace it. It will take some getting used to. The biggest thing so far is the cord plug...it hangs down from the starter. I had to wrap my extension cord around the handle as well as the figure 8 they recommend in the manual to keep it from pulling out. The old one had a T bar to loop the cord around & lock it. The start mechanism is different also. Before I could start the mower one handed by flipping the lever up with my thumb & then grasping it to start. Now you have to push a button with one hand & then grasp the handle lever with the other. I also discovered that when I had the cord 'laying' on the lever as I pulled it across the handle, the weight of the cord would keep the mower running when I released the handle. A possible hazard. It is lighter which sometimes feels less durable but I have only used it a couple times, This model is several inches wider than my old one which means less passes & time. I still liked the old one.
August 31, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Orville Junk. Run do not walk away from this waste of time lawnmower
After only a few times using it, the angled hook connecting the starter cable to the handle bar, which you need to pull back to keep the mower running, broke off at he angle. It is cheaply made (cast, not forged) made and was too brittle to hold up. I tried to get Home Depot to replace it and they said all of the B&D lawn mowers have exactly the same design defect and they would not recommend B&D lawnmowers "to my worst enemy, they are such a piece of garbage." I wish they had told me that before I bought it. I see other comments experience exactly the same design-related defect.
August 28, 2016