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 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 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
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MissEsther The Little Mower That Could
I had anxiety about getting an electric mower, as it was my first. I was worried about assembly (no tools on hand) and power issues with it. With time and patience, this mower was easy to assemble. The "biggest" issue was the handles and their locks. After assembly, the mower handled the cutting of my modest size lawn very well; it was definitely more powerful than my reel mower! This mower is easy to start and easy to maneuver. I only used the side discharge/ mulching feature, which works well .
Compared to gas mowers that I have used before, Black and Decker's 13 Amp mower is lighter, cleaner, and works just as well.
August 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MichiganElectricGuy Best Electric I've ever used
I love this mower, and think its a great value.
Corded electrics aren't for everyone - if you have a huge yard, stay away. However, with a 100' cord, I can reach every corner of my lawn and the advantages of an electric are key for me: they always start, they don't need oil, I don't have to store gasoline, they aren't smelly, they aren't loud.
This B&D mower is the best electric I've owned. It is powerful, mulches well, and provides a high quality cut. Truth be told, they one I retired forced me to basically double-mow my lawn. To get a good cut, I had to overlap my mowing considerably. This one though, has cut my time down considerably. It makes a complete, clean cut on the first pass.
I also like the build quality, particularly the height adjustment and the handle locks. The only negative I've had so far is that the handle padding has started to crack after only a month.
September 27, 2016