Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 887
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 38353 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 5.0 out of 5.0 by Fran Perfect for the Woman who likes Yard Work!
This is perfect for me. I had the 18V and it would take a long time to edge my very long driveway and side walk. With this one, the variable power lets you muscle through with ease and speed. Best of all it is not too heavy like most gas powered and you don't throw your shoulder out cranking it up. Push in the button and flick the switch and away you go. Plenty of power to get the job done. Love my Black & decker yard tools. One small piece of advice. Go ahead and buy extra spools of line. They don't give you much to begin with, and you can get carried away trimming with all the ease.
July 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by castle1500 Awesome!
I was hesitant buying a battery operated line trimmer as I always have had gas ones. But, this performs very well. I like the variable speed setting and use it mostly on 3 or 4. Don't have to have the hassle of gas and mixing and...you know the rest. Battery charges very fast. But, I can get my entire yard done without running out, so charging is not an issue.
I was a little annoyed that I couldn't just walk into a Home Depot and buy one. It was available only online. Funny thing though, I ordered it on a Wednesday and it came the very next day with regular shipping chosen! So, I guess not that annoying.
June 28, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Andrew Awesome!
I've been using this for 3+ years now and I can't say enough good things about this. Only today did I finally run out of string for the trimmer and am going to get more later tonight. The performance has been reliable and the battery life has not been a problem. I'm able to complete the trimming of my lawn with a half battery left. I have two batteries so I just switch them out on the charger as I use one and replace it with the other. It's a very efficient system and for me that's very important. I love it!
July 20, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mark Great!
Wow! Technology has come long way. I used to seldom trim my yard. Because pulling out the 100' extension cord was such a hassle. I did not want a gas powered trimmer, so I just lived with what I had. This thing is a game changer. No cord, no gas, fast and simple. Holey moley, I trimmed the entire yard; front and back in about 10 minutes. The dial that saves battery power is useless to me, because it has to be turned to full power. The fact that I no longer have to tap the trimmer on the ground to feed more line, and I don't have to plan my route to not tangle an extension cord is alone a winner. BUY ONE!!! You'll love it!
June 26, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by KeepOnCutting Good product thus far
Downsizing from a 2-stroke gas powered trimmer to a battery operated trimmer takes some getting use to. However, this light compact 40V trimmer does the job around my small yard, yet I was surprised when I found it to be only a single line trimmer. Not having a double line will limit the ability to cut thicker stem plants/weeds. I run around my .25 acre yard in 15 minutes or so and have yet to charge my battery in the 3-times I've used it since the original charge up. The noticeable difference in using this Black & Decker 40V trimmer is the ability to grab and go - no more filling a gas tank and yanking on a pull cord several times then waiting for a motor to warm up.
June 28, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ormsbrow Great trimmer!
We bought this to use on a bare swath of land along the back of our yard, between the lawn and a stand of trees. We live in a maintenance-free community, so don't own a lawn mower. We hoped a string trimmer would be enough to keep the weeds down/prevent them from encroaching on other landscaping. We've only used it once so far, but it worked beautifully. We ran it constantly for 30 minutes on one battery charge, which was enough time for us to cut down all the weeds in an approximately 300 square foot area. Love the self-feeding of the string, not having to bend down and pull more out or bump on the ground.
We also purchased an additional battery, but think we'll return it since one charge should always be enough to keep our weeds down.
The price was excellent, especially for the quality of this tool.
July 20, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Ron Sure beats a gas trimmer........for me!
I haven't had long enough to make a subjective review but my initial impression is very positive. I love the light weight and the charge lasts for quite a long time. It does take quite a while to recharge the battery so I would recommend purchasing a second battery if possible so your project doesn't come to a halt before you finish. I use the trimmer for knocking down weeds on a half acre lot and the unit seems up to the task. Plenty of power for all but the real heavy stemmed weeds and I keep my unit on the lowest setting which works fine for the dry grass and tall weeds I have on my property. I would recommend this product at this point. Still don't know how long the cutting string will last and of course only used it twice so I'm hoping it proves to be a long term reliable unit. Beats the heck out of a gas trimmer that's for sure.
July 19, 2016