Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 738
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by gwayne Excellent tool
Very pleased with product. Llightweight, easy to maneuver with litlle assembly required. Up and running in minutes. 40 volts provides ample power for all my needs and run time more than sufficient to complete the job without recharging battery. Battery charges quickly for next use.
My only negative comment is that the .065 diameter string is not strong enough for use as an edger. Perhaps a .080 diameter string would do a better job, but I found this tool does not do a very good job edging the walkways and driveways, but does an exellent job for grass and weeds when used in the normal position.
May 10, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Mac Replacement for similar B&D models, but now cordless
I like B&D because this is only the third similar trimmer I have purchased in the last 25-30 years. The first two were corded. The trimmer was easy to assemble and being cordless provides better maneuverability and range of use. I'm having a little trouble getting comfortable with the extra safety features. For example, 1) to make the unit run you have to hold down the lock off button and, at the same time, squeeze the trigger; if you release the trigger you have to again go through the same steps to initiate running the unit. 2) You cannot begin recharging the battery immediately when the battery runs out of power. You have to first let the battery cool off.
April 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BigD Long lasting
I broke my old 14 volt trimmer that would take 2 batteries to trim my yard. This new 40 volt trimmer does the whole yard with battery to spare. I really like the speed control feature, real power when you need it which is not very often. Most of the time the setting on 2 gets the job done.
Auto feed feature is great. Glad my old trimmer broke so I could get this bad boy. Buy it, you will like it.
May 17, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by stanley wouldnt buy
I bought the 40 volt with 2 spare batteries becausd i have a large lot . It wouldnt cut nothing . I had to stay at it in the same place longer than necessary . Thiught the battery wasnt fully charged . Started the next day and same thing . I took it back and wouldnt advise any one into buying one . Junk junk junk .
May 15, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ken Love it
This trimmer works great. I have a 50 by 200 foot lot and get my trimming done on one full battery. I've done the yard 3 times now and never fussed with the trimmer line. It's a great product .
May 17, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jeff Look no more, this is the one!
Tired of gas trimmers? This is what you need. It has plenty of power for the thick stuff and battery lasting low settings for the lighter stuff. I have 1/2 acre with privacy fence and flower beds and still have 1 out of 4 lights left on battery when done. This trimmer is lightweight and you will notice how quickly you get done, I have cut my time from hour and half to 30 min. Best trimmer I have ever purchased!
May 8, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by OhioScott String Advance Issues, Short Battery Life
Due to all the high ratings I thought this was a no-brainer selection but this product works so poorly I am going to return it.
The main issue is the string does not advance to a sufficient length so you can't get a good clean cut up against a wall or sidewalk without continuously stopping to manually advance the string. If you let the trimmer advance the string to the length it wants to, its always too short.
BATTERY RUN TIME
I was also surprised such a large, exceptionally heavy battery would last such a short time, after charging for 3 days before the first use, the battery was exhausted in under 15 minutes.
SIDEWALK EDGER GIVES CRUDE RESULTS
The convertible idea is great, but the metal edge guide is just too flimsy and constantly skips, drags, and catches so you can't get a nice smooth professional cut, just a rough, hacked edge that looks terrible.
May 15, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by col Great tool
The rechargeable aspect is so handy compared to gas or cords. It works like a charm.
May 17, 2016