Black and Decker has been an iconic American brand since the inception of its power drill in 1917. Like many brands from the bygone eras, the Black and Decker brand has changed hands and has been divested over the years to various parent companies.
Currently, the power tools aspect of Black and Decker is owned by the Stanley Black and Decker company. This same company owns the brands Dewalt and Porter Cable.
The engineering and design combination created under the brand Black and Decker, gives Black and Decker an edge in creating excellent power tools, including outdoor tools such as the string trimmer.
Red and Black
Both are the standard colors of the brand Black and Decker, giving the company a recognizable tool to their tools. However, their tools are not just about tools. Black and Decker outdoor products are tailored for and engineered for the consumer market as opposed to their other brands that are tailored for the professional market.
Black and Decker consumer oriented tools offer the features many consumer expect to find in affordable tools that are designed to work season after season, time and time again.
When it comes to string trimmers, this focus on consumer products has added more and more cordless versions to the market, while at the same time upgrading their corded versions to be more powerful and reliable.
They have realized that the consumer market needs more than a one size fits all approach and have been working to make their products more customized via features than every before. Adding things like guide wheels, folding edge guides, more amperage for edging and the like.
In the cordless section, they have focused both on run time and power delivery, employing technology that allows for the transmission to adjust for either more torque or run time. Below are five Black and Decker string trimmers that are well liked by users.
Five Great Black and Decker Weed Wackers
Black & Decker Model #ST7700 String Trimmer
This trimmer – Black & Decker Model #ST7700 String Trimmer cuts a 13 inch swath using the attached 4.4 amp motor. A corded trimmer, it uses an automatic feed to extend the single exit line. The unit weighs in at 4.5 pounds, making it very lightweight and using the attached auxiliary handle, makes it also easy to control.
The handle is not adjustable but it does have a canter that will make it easy to get around objects to get the tall grasses. It is backed by a two year warranty, and this trimmer is great for small yards.
Black & Decker Model #GH900 String Trimmer
This corded string trimmer uses a 6.5 amp electric motor get that tall grasses and weeds. The Black & Decker Model #GH900 String Trimmer has a built in edging wheel for going from trimming to edging and making accurate cuts. The string extension is via automatic feed, so there is no bumping to get the line out of the single exit.
The power drive transmission reduces the possibility of the tool bogging down in thick grass or weeds. The handle is adjustable and the tool is designed to be ergonomic. This is a great performing electric string trimmer that will make tackling the tough grass easy and fast.
Black & Decker Model #CST1200 String Trimmer
This unique cordless trimmer is an all contained unit. The Black & Decker Model #CST1200 String Trimmer uses a 12 volt rechargeable battery that is internal to the unit. This trimmer can make a 10 inch cut and the handle is telescoping for height adjustment. The whole unit weighs just seven pounds and the line extension is automatic.
The line head is single exit and the entire unit can be plugged in and charged or wall hung and charged. This is a great, little cordless trimmer for light duty and small yards.
Black & Decker Model #GH3000 String Trimmer
Designed to handle tough jobs, this performance based, corded, electric trimmer can go from trimmer to edger in seconds. The shaft of the Black & Decker Model #GH3000 String Trimmer is curved to reach those hard to reach areas and the handle is adjustable for height. It has an built in edging wheel for precise edging and the line extension is automatic.
Both handles are ergonomic and the unit is relatively lightweight compared to other trimmers. This is an excellent string trimmer for small to medium yards, or yards that have tough and heavy overgrowth.
Black & Decker Model #NST2118 String Trimmer
A powerful, yet comfortable to use, cordless trimmer. This trimmer – Black & Decker Model #NST2118 String Trimmer cuts a 12 inch swatch on the 18 Volt NiCd rechargeable system. The power drive transmission system helps reduce the potential of a bog down and thus extends run time. It comes with two batteries that means there is plenty of time to get the job done. It quickly goes from trimmer to edger and the handle is adjustable for height.
All tools are created differently, or have different requirements. When purchasing a new tool, always read and follow the operator’s manual for the longevity of the tool and for personal safety.
When working with tools, any tool, remember to always wear the appropriate safety gear. String trimmers can expel debris a good distance, and therefore always be aware of your surroundings, for you safety and that of others.