Model # LST136

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BLACK+DECKER 40-Volt Electric Cordless Straight Shaft String Trimmer
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BLACK+DECKER

40-Volt Electric Cordless Straight Shaft String Trimmer

  • Features Power Command System to adjust motor power
  • Easily converts from trimmer to edger
  • Highly rated for ease of use (see reviews)
$148.13 /each

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The BLACK + DECKER LST136 String Trimmer features the 40-Volt Lithium Battery System. BLACK + DECKER electric lawn and garden equipment releases zero emissions in your yard, helping to reduce your carbon footprint. The lithium battery cells hold a charge up to 5x longer when idle and have long life year after year compared to HPB18 BLACK + DECKER Ni-Cad battery packs. This trimmer also features BLACK + DECKER exclusive Power Command System which lets the user adjust the motor power up or down for specific cutting needs. The trimmer also features a lightweight design (7.08 lb.), edger conversion and bump-free use.

  • 40-Volt lithium-ion battery for long runtime
  • Choose max power to tackle thick weeds, max runtime to increase battery life or a combination of both
  • PowerDrive transmission delivers more power from the motor to the cutting string so you can get the job done faster
  • Automatic feed spool ensures continuous work without bumping and having to stop to adjust the spool
  • Quiet and easy to start, delivering great cutting results without the mess and hassles of gas powered trimmers
  • Easily converts from trimmer to edger with a quick turn of the shaft
  • Total weight of the trimmer with the battery installed is 7.08 lbs.
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Does this item as priced come with the battery?

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Blue Rock, Ohio
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October 19, 2016
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Mine was $128 with battery and charger.
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August 2, 2016
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yes
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July 22, 2016
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Yes it does. This model only online. Not in store. It seems like all the low price models that have issues are in store. Great trimmer
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July 1, 2016
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Yes and a charger too.
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Yes 1 battery and 1 charger.
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May 30, 2016
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Yes, read the description of the product!
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Yes. The description specifications also say this.
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Look at the details. The one around $130 comes with the battery.
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Yes it does. Complete with a battery and the charger.
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Yes it comes with a rechargeable battery
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Why do they call it "cordless" when it uses string

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March 4, 2016
I have had horrible luck with string trimmers in the past. Hoping to find something that uses blades instead of that annoying string. Why are these products called "cordless" when some kind of cord is used to knock down weeds? The category "cordess" raised my hopes, which are now dashed. Every product description I opened uses string, which is a variant of "cord."
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August 24, 2016
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If, your name IS Alice, I think you are a troll. If you are NOT a troll, you are clearly ignorant. If you have read the tool description, you know the answer.
I'm really surprised that no one else thinks you are "pulling their leg" (aka trolling) with this question.
Technically, a string trimmer can also be a pair of scissors or a knife.:)
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June 15, 2016
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its cordless because it uses string, not cords.
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May 16, 2016
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Cordless refers to the fact that they are powered by a battery and not a power cord.
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anaheim
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May 13, 2016
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Some trimmers, such as this one, has a replaceable head, meaning you can take off the head that uses string, and replace it with a head that uses plastic or metal blades. They call those brush cutter heads. That is what I am going to do.
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May 6, 2016
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Its a cordless because it runs off a battery and not a cord that you plug into your house socket.
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April 25, 2016
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They are referring to how it is powered not the type of cutting. Cordless as opposed to electric trimmers with a power cord that plug into a power outlet.
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April 21, 2016
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Cord in this case refers to electrical cord that powers the trimmer, not the plastic string that trims or cuts grass/weed. I'd be eager to get a stringless trimmer myself. Even better if it uses air rather than blades.
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April 6, 2016
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Cordless means no Electric plug-in cord needed.
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March 30, 2016
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cordless means you don't have to plug it into an electrical outlet. cordless means no power cord is required to operate it. this is a very easy trimmer to use, if you should have any problems using this trimmer you should hire a professional
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March 6, 2016
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The trimmer is cordless because it is ran by a rechargeable battery and does not need to be hooked into an electrical outlet with an extension cord.
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is it lightweight i buying for my dad who is 81 and does battery last longtime

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September 12, 2016
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I am 78 years old and I use mine to do my yard and it takes about 45 minutes. I do admit I rest a minute or so after 20 minutes. Battery is not a problem.
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This trimmer is lightweight compared to my previous Black and Decker cordless trimmer which was powered with an old-style, back-breaking lead-acid battery. Now this prior trimmer held up for well over a decade with comparatively moderate weekly use. But eventually, it's battery gave up the ghost, and I decided to treat myself to a new trimmer. So I would assume that this lithium-ion styled battery won't Read More
This trimmer is lightweight compared to my previous Black and Decker cordless trimmer which was powered with an old-style, back-breaking lead-acid battery. Now this prior trimmer held up for well over a decade with comparatively moderate weekly use. But eventually, it's battery gave up the ghost, and I decided to treat myself to a new trimmer. So I would assume that this lithium-ion styled battery won't hold up forever. I just can't predict how long it might last, though. I can tell you that I ran through a lot of lithium batteries during more than 20 years of schlepping around a series of business PCs. Read Less
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Everett, WA
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This item is very well balanced, light and easy to use. At 67 I find it easier to handle than my old corded trimmer with all the weight in the cutting head and dragging a cord behind.
Battery life is half an hour or so.
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Yes, my mom is 76 and she loves it. There is enough battery life to make her tired then it is fully recharged before she is.
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I am 75 and I have no problems with it and neither does my wife. I get about an hour battery run on the #1 speed setting. I love it.
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Due to the higher capacity battery this model will probably be heavier than older models your Dad is used to using. I found my arm was getting a tired pretty quick compared to the older model B&D I had intended to replace this unit with.
I found the battery run time far shorter than stated on the box. I was completely out of power in less 30 minutes.
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It's vey light compared to a gas trimmer. With the battery in place it's also well balanced. Not knowing your fathers physical abilities I would recommend visiting a Home Depot and letting him get a feel for it. As for the battery, it has never let me down. I use mine weekly for basic clean up after mowing. A half hour of use on medium speed and it has never pooped out. I was very skeptical about buying Read More
It's vey light compared to a gas trimmer. With the battery in place it's also well balanced. Not knowing your fathers physical abilities I would recommend visiting a Home Depot and letting him get a feel for it. As for the battery, it has never let me down. I use mine weekly for basic clean up after mowing. A half hour of use on medium speed and it has never pooped out. I was very skeptical about buying this. But after years of battling the mix gas trimmers not starting, running erratic, throwing projectiles at 100mph at me and everything around me, I gave this a try. 2 years of loyal service. Couldn't be happier. Keep in mind this is a maintenance trimmer. You can't go mow down a field of 4ft. weeds. But to keep a maintained yard maintained, this is must have. Read Less
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I think it is lightweight, but I used to use a 4 cycle gas trimmer. It is hard to know if it will be good for your dad without knowing whst "lightweight" means to him. I have a small townhouse property of 6000 SF so the battery life is fine 4 me. It has different power settings so you can dial it down to lower power to & the battery will last longer if you are just trimming grass.
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June 24, 2016
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The trimmer weighs 8 pounds. The battery life is not available.
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Is The Charger Included?

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Is the charger included or do iI have to purchase it?
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Yes
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yes....this weed eater is just awesome for the price. I have two petroleum weed eaters one is a Troy Built 4 cycle and One is a MC Collum 2-cycle. If I were to work commercially or more volume then perhaps these MAY be better. But I'm going to sell them.
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Yes.
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Yes the charger is included along with the battery.
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Yes, charger is included.
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Yes it is.
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Yes, it tells you this in the description of the trimmer!!
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May 25, 2016
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The charger will be included.
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Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 1005 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Exceeds my needs Unit was easy to assemble, and simple to change from edging to trimming. Trim line was more than easy to change. Makes my yard work a treat. September 8, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great to finally be cordless This was my final battery powered yard tool to acquire and it didn't disappoint me to finally retire my 50' extension cord. The automatic line feed works well so far and sure beats the heck out of pounding the spool on the ground. The battery saving RPM adjustment really works well. The only downside to going to this battery powered trimmer is the weight gain due to the battery. I look at it as a good tradeoff since I don't have to mess with a cord. The battery matches my B&D lawn mower and hedge trimmer too, so I always have ample batteries to swap out for all three. I highly recommend this trimmer. October 11, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by An Upgrade I had the 18 volt grass hog for years and this is certainly an upgrade; however, moving the wire edge guide from trimming to edging mode does require you to pull the guide slightly out of the holes in order to clear the plastic. The directions didn't specify that, only "lift the edge guide into the closed position" and, without thinking, I tore off some plastic when I moved the wire edge guide from the closed position to edging position. I like to go back and forth quickly when edging and trimming around flower beds and this design prevents you from doing that. Battery life is exceptional. I've set the trimmer to 3 and that seems enough power for all the beds lining our property and home. I bought a another battery but I don't think that was necessary. October 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Value Great value for the price. It's lightweight and very powerful. The only downfall is the battery life. It runs out before I finish the entire yard (even when I use it on the lowest setting). June 30, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Works great Have only used it a few times but plenty of power lightweight and gets the job done. No more fuel issues with gas tools. October 25, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by I love how light-weight it is, and the edging configuration works better than I expected. October 25, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by WOW! GREAT PRODUCT For someone that is 78 year young, this weed eater is the best. It purrs like a kitten and does the job in quite a hurry. It is not too heavy to carry around our large country yard. I was surprised at how fast this baby cuts. I used it mainly on #1 and only switched to #2 when the grass got thicker and longer under my yard "art" (an old plow.) Dad takes care of the acreage and I take care of the house area--this has made my job a lot easier! Thanks to B&D for a well made product. 'Nuff said", I just love it. September 30, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Really good for light duty work This is a good product from someone small like me. It's all plastic, which makes it lightweight. It's not really long. It's strong enough to get weeds growing through pavement & it's a good edger, but not for very tough plants. The battery life lasted for a while. I charged it about a week ago & weeded for 1/2 hour - 45 mins straight, & sporadically for another hour or so. I'm not sure if they all have this feature, but to turn it on, you have to press a button on the side and then pull the trigger. When you let go of the trigger, the machine automatically turns off. The reason I only gave it 4 stars is because it's made of plastic and I'm sure I'll need a new one in a few years September 6, 2016
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