Black & Decker®
40V Lithium Ion Cordless String Trimmer/Edger with POWERCOMMAND®
Lawn Care and Landscaping made Easy
Spring! Oh Glorious Spring!! For me, that means getting outside and starting my annual landscaping. Unfortunately, by the time I am able to start getting my hands dirty, getting sweaty and working hard while soaking up some much needed Vitamin D, the grass is over a foot tall – or more- everywhere. This is why the Black & Decker’s 40V MAX* Lithium High Performance Cordless String Trimmer/Edger is going to be really perfect for my landscaping needs.
Landscaping and gardening is Christmas in spring for me – so to speak. It brings me joy having a nice yard to look out upon. I must admit, I am obsessed with keeping my lawn and garden areas trimmed and looking nice and neat. Why? One reason is to keep my yard and surrounding area looking nice and presentable. Another reason is by keeping my grass trimmed down it helps in keeping the bugs at bay such as pesky mosquitoes. Ticks are another creature that I want to keep away as well. They tend to habitat in longer grass so I love to keep mine short and part of that is keeping all the grass trimmed which includes the edges around my gardens, home and even the back parts of the yard where we rarely venture into. There are a lot of parts of my yard where a riding lawnmower or push mower will not fit so for these areas I need to use a trimmer.
My trimmer (which I sometimes refer to as weedwacker or weedeater) of choice is a cordless one. My yard is very large and so it is just easier using a cordless version, otherwise, I would need to bring out between 300ft and 400ft of electrical cord in order to reach all the areas I need to do. Since my trimmer broke down on me last year, I have been pondering about what kind of trimmer to buy. Should I buy a gas trimmer or a battery operated one? The decision hasn’t been an easy one for me. I kept teetering between the two versions. The main reasons that kept me away from purchasing a gas trimmer was the weight, vibration and fumes. I find gas trimmers extremely heavy and because of the vibration of the motor going down through the body of the trimmer as I hold it, I am unable to finish my yard – even in a day. I guess it didn’t help that I had broken my wrist in 6 places and now have 2 screws and wire holding everything together. It’s just too painful for me plus – I weak! I also don’t like the gas fumes that emit from the motor. Sooooooo with that in mind, I’ve been shopping around for a battery operated trimmer.
Black & Decker’s 40V MAX* Lithium High Performance Cordless String Trimmer is so easy to assemble. The package contains everything you need to get started. I think my furbaby Tracker was just as excited as I was to begin putting it together and trying it out. She loves to help her mommy do everything around the house.
(1) LST136 40V MAX* Lithium Cordless Trimmer/Edger
(1) LBXR36 40V MAX* High Performance Lithium Ion Battery
(1) LCS36 40V MAX* Fast Charger
(1) AF-100 Spool
(1) Auxiliary Handle
Black & Decker’s 40V MAX* Lithium High Performance Cordless String Trimmer features the exclusive PowerCommand® dial that helps extend the charge of the battery. When cutting down thick and overgrown areas place the dial on high to plow right through then switch to a lower setting to trim down average growth (such as you would trim during weekly landscaping).
Black & Decker’s 40V MAX* Lithium High Performance Cordless String Trimmer’s LBXR36 40V MAX* High Performance Lithium Ion Battery comes equipped with a state of charge indicator. Plus, fast charge is included which means that the battery is charged in 2 hours or less.
Black & Decker’s 40V MAX* Lithium High Performance Cordless String Trimmer can be easily adjusted. With the simple flip of switch, I pulled down the shaft of the trimmer and easily adjusted it to suit me. This is a feature that I absolutely love. I am 5’7″, my hubby a little shorter and my son is 6’4″. In the past, we have all been hunched over (more so my son) when it’s time to do the trimming because weed-eaters I have owned in the past did not have the ability to adjust the height. We would end up with sore necks and backs as a result. For me, that would mean at least 3 days of recovery time. Now,my neck and back feel the pain less, which is great for me as it means less downtime. I can’t wait for my son comes to visit, perhaps I can entice him to do my trimming for me -lol-
Going from trimmer to edger is easily done by just the press of a button and a simple turn of the base.
Get up close to fencing, garden beds, around the home and other areas by using the trimmer setting and within seconds you can switch and use the edger setting around sidewalks for instance. The guide makes it easy to keep the edger in line making for that perfect trim.
One of the awesome features I love about the Black & Decker’s 40V MAX* Lithium High Performance Cordless String Trimmer/Edger is the strings ability to judge when you need more linbe. The AFS® (Automatic Feed Spool) will feed trimmer line when needed with no stopping or bumping required.
I am in love with this trimmer. I can’t wait until I have my yard done. This is only a small portion of what I needed to clean up. I love doing it but it’s a lot of work. Now, it will be so much easier for me to do. Yes – I’m weird that way – I love landscaping!
More Features + Benefits
The POWERDRIVE™ Transmission; delivers more power from the motor to the cutting string so you can get the job done faster
*Maximum initial battery voltage (measured without a workload) is 40 volts. Nominal voltage is 36.
* As with any new product, familiarize yourself with the correct operation and always refer to the user manual.
The Black & Decker 40V Lithium Ion Cordless String Trimmer/Edger with PowerCommand would be a great gift for the one who does the landscaping chores in your home. With Father’s Day fast approaching, consider giving it as a gift to that special man in your life. The Trimmer/Edger has a suggested retail of $189.99.
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Christine is the proud mother of three amazing adults in their 20s, and one ‘fur baby’, a dog named Tracker who is never far from Christine’s side. A devoted gardener, during the spring and summer months Christine can normally be found tending to her flower and vegetable gardens. Living in Southern Ontario near Lake Erie, Christine enjoys spending time outdoors, is an avid hiker and fisher, including ice fishing in the winter months.
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