5 Stars By Anthony Cecchetti on 2014-04-08
Perfect for my small yard
This was a great Idea who ever thought of it, the functionality of a mower and weed eater.
I bought this because I have a small yard and my electric mower broke after 7 years. I don't like gas power mowers or do I need one for my tiny lawn so I was thinking about buying another electric mower tell I saw this.
Its perfect for my needs, very easy to use and slips right into the mower part and detaches very easy. The Trimmer/mower is easy to clean and store in my garage, and Its pretty powerful for only being 6amp. I had no problems mowing my lawn for the 1st time this season and the grass was really tall. I posted pictures of it and the job it did here on amazon if you want to check them out.
The unit is really nice to just un-click this thing from the base and start weed eating and edge trimming and then snap it back in and continue mowing. My experience with weed eaters is if you keep them clean by rinsing them off after you use them they last along time also I store my tools in my garage and not outside which really increase's the life of them.
The trimer is single feed which I like a lot more than the double, its just easier to put more cord in it, and with the single feed the cord seems to last longer.
Set up out of the box took me around 2 mins, took me longer to locate my screw driver than it did to screw the one screw that attaches the guard to the trimmer and that was it. I was mowing within 5 mins of pulling this out of the box (its the Corded Version BTW)
I really can't say enough about this product it is a great idea and glade to have it!
5 Stars By Mixtape21 on 2017-05-11
The power of a mower with the ease of a vacuum -- recommend corded version
After reading the mixed reviews, I was apprehensive about this purchase but am so glad I made it. I'm also very glad I decided on the CORDED version. After a recent move, I'm only responsible for taking care of my small, living-room sized back lawn. Rocky pavers in the side yard made lugging even my little push mower to the back a chore, and storage space in the garage is limited. Thus, on paper, this appeared to meet all my requirements: light enough to carry (rather than wheel) from garage to the back of the house, and very easy to store when broken apart. However, I've owned other B+D cordless products before (trimmer, leaf blower, hedge trimmer) and am familiar with their downsides: the batteries take a long time to charge, they have reasonable power for about 15 minutes and then slowly peter out, they need to be replaced about every two years, and forgetting to charge them is an all-too-convenient excuse to postpone yard work). So I decided to go with the less-popular corded version, and I'm very glad I did. It has about 2x to 3x the power of my B+D cordless trimmer, and of course, the power never dies out. In mower form, this product is incredibly easy to use and feels more like using a vacuum than a lawn mower. In fact, the similarities to a vacuum made it easy to keep the cord out of the way--hold the cord in one hand and push the mower with the other. The results were a low, even, professional mow that does not have the heavy wheel marks of a gas mower or the choppy quality of a push mower. Once detached from the trimmer, the mower deck can be washed off with a hose. The pieces are now hanging separately off hooks in my garage, taking up no floor space. Highly recommend.
5 Stars By Dwgnldy on 2016-05-17
I LOVE IT!!! I'd buy another one in a heartbead it if died today!
I LOVE IT!!! If it died tomorrow, I'd buy another one in a heartbeat.
I had my doubts and thought it would be flimsy and cheap. I'm a 63 year old woman who has a lot of weed cutting to do annually for a fire break. I was tired of heavy string trimmers to haul around but afraid electric would be a pain in the tush.
When I opened the box, at first I questioned the purchase but I can honestly tell you, I've done more with this product than Black and Decker expected of the average purchaser. I'm cutting weeds on the hill and on the flat land. Some are up to my waist. On the shorter stuff (about knee high) I put it in the mower with wheels holder. It's lighter to push around than my vacuum cleaner.
When it's in the string trimmer mode, the ability to shorten (I'm 5'1" tall) the shaft and adjust the handle takes the strain off my back and arms. Well done B&D!
The string feeds flawlessly and I've had no issues with it. I've gone through 2 1/4 reels doing about 1 2/3 acres with no mishaps. It doesn't like thick green weeds and takes some concentration to cut through those. Remember, this is supposed to do sissy stuff like lawn trimming, lawns. light short weeds, etc., so I'm really working the poor little thing to death.
I have no problem adding extension cords in order to get the job done because it's so darned easy and light to use. Also, I've hit the industrial extension cord twice with the string and it hasn't put a dent in the outer casing.
What would I like to see in an updated version?
When you plug the cord into the handle, I'd like to see a snap, toggle, something to cover where you slip the cord in the slot so it doesn't come undone. The plug has loosened on a few occasions. I told you I'm not gentle with it.
I'd kill to be able to swap out the string with a blade. I'd even buy a second B&D electric trimmer that had a blade if it worked like this one does. Heck, I'd put it through the ringer as a real life tester if you wanted. Hint hint B&D. LOL!
4 Stars By Blonde Belle on 2017-06-28
Even my dog was impressed!
I ordered this with great hesitation. I have NEVER mowed a lawn before or worked with any mower, but I just bought a house and found myself needing one since Florida has been rainy and the grass was out of control! I read the reviews and figured I would give it a try. I'm glad I did! It is compact, and works great for my smaller yard. I cut my front yard in less than 30 minutes, and (like the reviews said) the battery did die at the end. No biggie- just popped in the other battery. I do DEFINITELY recommend buying the compatible fast charger; the two batteries are plenty for my front and back yard, but the charger that comes with it takes 4 hours to charge. The fast charger had the unit ready to go within 1 hour. Overall, I think it's worth the money and a great buy for a woman (or man) who hasn't much experience with yard work and needs just enough to get the job done. Even the edger left clean lines and my lawn looks great! My dog watched from the window, and even HE was impressed! I took one star away because you have to keep the handle held down while you mow which can be a bit of pain until you're used to it. Basically like vacuuming with a trigger. Still- great product that I'd buy again.
4 Stars By Jim P on 2016-11-14
Perfect for tight spots and powerful
Perfect for my situation. Much more robust than my previous electric trimmer. I need a portable mower for tight spots and my steep hill. I have several batteries so that's never a problem but you will need at least the 2 batteries it comes with before you get tired. Supplied charger is slow charger but I have this mower and a hedge clippers and 2 extra batteries so not a problem. Really impressed with the lifetime of the string wheel. Very durable. Might be the "gear drive". You use it like a vacuum cleaner. It's cool!
5 Stars By James on 2017-11-03
Surprisingly really good
I was skeptical at first but my yard is small so I couldn't justify the price of a full size mower. If you can vacuum your house you can use this. The battery life is decent. I can usually mow my 800sq ft yard on one battery unless it's really high but it comes with a spare battery. I like how light it is too. It mulches the grass pretty well too so I don't have to rake afterwards too. I've mowed probably 8 or 9 times with it and still haven't had to change out the spool of line
5 Stars By Chappy on 2017-12-02
Great little machine and really strong.
I have to admit I was skeptical when I ordered this but it works great. I have a drainage ditch on the front of the house and I cannot use the riding mower because the hill is too steep. This 3-in-1 with the base on works great and almost effortless. As a trimmer, it wacks down some pretty solid weeds and small bushes. I did order the B & D rapid charger to make sure I had plenty of battery power on hand. Overall it's definitely a 5 star for me.
5 Stars By sea_staring12 on 2017-09-03
Perfect for small yards and lawn We use it for ...
Perfect for small yards and lawn
We use it for our yard and so far it's the best than using those bulky mowers or hiring someone to do the yard work
This is the wired version and so far no issues with a long extensible cord we are able to reach all corners of the yard and also best thing is no yard waste left behind.
Very light weight and portable easily stored in the garage.
Anyone looking for a lawn mower for small yard this is the best.
4 Stars By William J. Lund on 2017-09-15
It looks like a toy
OK. It looks like a toy, but does a good job. Unless you have a very small yard, this would not be mower to buy. In my case, I used it to supplement a garden tractor to reach steep hills and small nooks and crannies of grass. It was great to remove the unit from the base to spot weed wack poles and other tall grass. I had a problem with failing batteries, but it turned out to be a bad charger and B&D gave me a upgraded one for free.
5 Stars By kitty on 2017-09-01
I would give it more stars if I could!
I love it!!! There is a steep incline to my front yard. Mowing it was backbreaking. I saw my neighbor down the street with this and decided to purchase one. Best purchase ever. I mow and weed my front with ease. I love that it came with two batteries. Perfect if you have a small yard. I am a seasoned and wise woman who believes in working smarter. This powerful tool helps me get the job done. I enjoy doing yard work now :-)