The familiar Black & Decker name on this new mains powered 240volt, powerful strimmer, inspires confidence. Have they got it right this time? It is height adjustable, so will suit most people. The 500w motor is well able to cope with most garden tasks, its 28cm cutting size makes for an efficient swath cut, without the motor labouring too much.
New Stimmer Line Feeder
B & D have revamped their auto line feed mechanism, often a source of complaint, so lets see what the reaction is, from the user feedback. there seems to be some confusion about the weight of the unit in the description. We make it 2.6 kg. It feels ok in use. The vibration and noise produced are bearable, the strimmer has good hand grips, which should be fine for extended period work.
The cutting head rotates between weeding and edging positions, which makes a difference, the handles being in perfect position for either task.
Overwhelming positive feedback, from purchasers of this Black and Decker, ” Light, powerful and easy to use” was the verdict, some people had already purchased strimmers by the main opposition Bosch and Flymo, but found fault, returning to the new Black and Decker product.
One critical comment was that , the power lead is not long enough, although the length was average for a tool designed and marketed for a Medium size garden at 10m .
We especially liked the 2 year defect free guarantee.