Black & Decker 18 V 12-in Cordless String Trimmer and Edger (NST20181) Reviews
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Black & Decker 18 V 12-in Cordless String Trimmer and Edger (NST20181)

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  • Love this black and decker cordless string trimmer

    Jun 15, 2010 by becky2259 is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Home and Garden
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: easy cordless lightweight reliable accurate,
    Cons: none

    Summary: How I happened to buy the black and decker cordless string trimmerI have owned a few string trimmers before the black and decker cordless string trimmer. I had one of the ones you have to bump to feed the string. I could never get the hang of ... read more

  • Horrible battery life for edging

    Sep 5, 2011 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: Works well when it works.  Easy to change cord; adjustable handle.
    Cons: Two batteries barely gets one yard done. 18 hour wait between charges.

    Summary: We replaced our Weed Eater C-Max cordless edger with this one--that was a big mistake. There are two big problems: battery life and charging time.  Battery Life: We can only do one yard, maybe, and the batteries die.  Each battery only lasts ... read more

  • poor battery technology

    Apr 3, 2011 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: light
    easy to use
    automatic string advance
    Cons: Insufficient battery life
    Waste of time trying to use this thing.

    Summary: I had a canterkous 2cycle gas trimmer only I used.  I have professional quality 18V power tools that I love (circular say, drill).  I looked for professional quality yard tools and figured I could retire the gas trimmer. I have a small yard and ... read more

  • Light weight trimmer works great with right batteries!

    Aug 6, 2010 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great, light, easy to use tool if you use a better aftermarket battery!
    Cons: Short battery life and original batteries won't hold full charge after awhile.

    Summary: The Black & Decker Grasshog 12" string trimmer couldn't be easier to use.  Simply slide a charged battery on it and push the button!  This trimmer cuts as well as any corded grass trimmer I've ever used.  It's actually faster because ... read more

  • Actually I'm STILL likin' it

    Apr 13, 2010 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Lightweight, faithful, no tugs, easy to use.
    Cons: Two buttons though not fatiguing.  Needs two chargers.

    Summary: My first season with this cordless trimmer was in 2006.  So far, it's still faithfully serving me.  I've only got two batteries (I did spring for a second charger the second year.)  On one battery I trim completely around my house (36 by ... read more

  • great cordless weedwacker!

    Dec 2, 2009 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: cordless, 2batteries, eco friendly, trigger pull on/off, head flips 4 edging, auto feed
    Cons: a little heavy at the head of the trimmer

    Summary: i've had this thing 2 seasons now. and i love it! i live in philadelphia with the row homes. i maintain 3 houses, mine, and my 2 relatives that live nearby and are unable to do it themselves. i was skeptical at first, but i decided on it since i already ... read more

  • Broke the first time I used it...bad design

    Nov 18, 2009 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Two batteries, not too heavy, no cord
    Cons: Poor design for guard attachment and string cutting.

    Summary: I got this to replace a electric trimmer that broke.  I was tired of dragging out the hundred foot extension cord just to do my tiny front yard.  I don't know why so many of these products insist on using what is most likely nickel cadmium ... read more

  • Do not buy.

    Aug 29, 2009 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: I don't have it anymore.
    Cons: I paid money for it. I am bleeding.

    Summary: I feel compelled to write this review because I have had it with this thing. I hate gas trimmers because you spend an hour of your day trying to get it started and keeping it started. I hate electric trimmers because you are always fighting the cord. I ... read more

  • Light weight and east to use week trimmer.

    Jul 28, 2009 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: no cord, no gas, no distance limitations, no string to pull out, 
    Cons: need to use both batteries to get the job done.

    Summary: I was looking for a light edge trimmer for me to use since I have a lot of problems with my hands. My husband noticed this Black & Decker cordless trimmer on sale for $99.00 and said we should give it a try. I liked the idea of not having to worry ... read more

  • Last B & D Product For Me

    Jun 13, 2009 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: None
    Cons: battery life is limited and you immediately have to buy more line BE Warned

    Summary: I purchased the B & D 18 volt trimmer/edger yesterday from my local Lowes store. Without question this is one of the worst B & D products that I have ever purchased.  Battery life was about 15 minutes and when I inserted the second battery ... read more

  • Works for me

    Jun 12, 2009 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Cordless
    Came with 3 batteries
    Trim yard on one charge
    Easy to use
    Cons: Auto line feed sometimes jams

    Summary: I got this cordless trimmer at Sears for $99. There was a special offer from B&D for a free battery, so essentially this came with 3 batteries, 2 in the box and one in the mail.My main purpose was to encourage myself to trim the farthest ... read more

  • Whack Your Way Into The Life Of A Well Manicured Lawn.

    May 16, 2009 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: You will never have to purchase gas or oil again.
    Cons: You will lose some power because this is not gas operated.

    Summary: Since my wife and I have moved we have found that you cannot take care of two households with one set of yard tools, at least not very easily. We soon found that it was easier to leave one set at the old house than to keep carrying them back and forth. ... read more

  • Black & Decker NST2018 18-Volt Cordless Electric 12-Inch Grass Hog String Trimmer: Makes the cut!

    May 13, 2009 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros:
    Light, comfortable, portable and almost silent.
    Cons:
    Cannot handle tuff jobs.
    Battery charge limits use to smaller properties.

    Summary: Last year I was ill. A problem began in mid April causing a few days in hospital. After my release the problem continued albeit somewhat less severely. Wave after wave of antibiotics cured the symptoms, only to have them reappear a few days after I had ... read more

  • Do Not Buy thisTrimmer (B&D Ground Hog cordless NST2018)

    Apr 18, 2009 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: It's such a good idea, ie: cordless, lightweight, re-chargeable.
    Cons: Low life batteries and non durable auto string advance.

    Summary: I bought this trimmer because of Black & Decker's reputation and the attraction to a light weight, hassle free trimmer not tied to an electric cord. Boy was I disappointed! I live in a house with a city lot. I have a 100 foot frontage with a public ... read more

  • Perfect Edger for Our Small Yard

    Feb 16, 2009 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy to use, versatile, cordless!
    Cons: Batteries will run out quickly, charger issues

    Summary: After two years of hand-me-down, picked up from the curb weed wackers that were nothing but trouble, I purchased the Black & Decker Grasshog for my husband as an anniversary gift. (Of course, I am the one who ends up using it!) Unlike our ... read more

  • Good for getting multiple jobs done

    Dec 17, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great example of a cordless tool as it should be.
    Cons: Line it a little light for some jobs.  Thick, woody weeds will defeat it.

    Summary: Black & Decker Cordless Line Trimmer (NST2018).  My wife and I were in the market for some new lawn tools.  The corded line trimmer we had been using was nearing the end of its life so we decided to go out and get a new one.  I saw our ... read more

  • Black and Decker Grasshog Rechargeable

    Oct 3, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Efficient, Easy to Use, Price, Doesn't use oil or gas
    Cons:

    Battery Charge


    Summary: Although I look at lawn care, in similar light to a trip to the dentist, it is a necessity in Northern Virginia. While some communities have a laissez faire approach to grass regulations, the Fairfax Grass Police are always on patrol, and looking for ... read more

  • Great Value And Convenience

    Sep 22, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Well balanced, quiet, and unlimited range of use.
    Cons: Once the battery starts losing it's charge, performance degrades significantly.

    Summary: The last Black and Decker string trimmer that I owned was an electrical cord powered unit that lasted approximately 6 years. I had no desire to purchase a gas-powered unit because, A) they are noisy, B) those 4-cycle engines can be temperamental, C) ... read more

  • A Cut Above

    Sep 9, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great performance. Designed in Baltimore Oriole colors
    Cons: Work time limited by battery life.

    Summary: Being cordless is not always a good thing, like if you're playing a musical instrument, singing in a choir, or jumping with a parachute. On the other hand, cordless can be wonderful if you're talking about a phone, game controller, keyboard and mouse, or ... read more

  • Decisions, Decisions, Decisions, Which One to Buy. When

    Aug 30, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Well-known brand name and excellent for small yards.
    Cons: Batteries will definitely not last long, if you have a large yard.

    Summary: My wife and I have owned several different types of lawn edgers and trimmers in our lifetime; these include the cordless and electric models from craftsman, Black & Decker, and the new one on the market the Worx GT. Our craftsman and Black & ... read more

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