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Black & Decker LST136W 40V Max Lithium String Trimmer

Black & Decker LST136W 40V Max Lithium String Trimmer

Designed for cutting efficiency and the freedom of cordless convenience, the 13-inch cordless LST136W trimmer and edger delivers more power from the motor to the cutting string so you can get the job done faster. Thanks to Black & Decker‘s exclusive PowerDrive Transmission, you’ll be able to trim grass in hard-to-reach areas where mowers cannot cut while also maintaining a neat edging along hard surfaces.

It’s powered by Black & Decker‘s high-powered 40-volt MAX lithium-ion battery system, which offers power, excellent runtime, and the versatility to share batteries with other tools within the system.

The LST136W’s head can be rotated 180-degrees for quick switches between cutting and edging tasks. It also offers Black & Decker’s Automatic Feed Spool (AFS) system, which uses centrifugal force to dispense more line whenever you need it for added predictability and dependability — no bumping required. Other features include an auxiliary handle with quick release, 13-inch cutting swath, and 0.065 line diameter.

LST136W 40-Volt MAX Corless String Trimmer At A Glance

  • 40-volt battery provides longer runtime and longer battery life year after year
  • PowerDrive Transmission delivers more power from the motor to the cutting string
  • Automatic Feed Spool ensures continuous work without bumping
  • PowerCommand dial lets you choose between max power and max runtime
  • Easily converts from trimmer to edger; tool free handle and height adjutment
  • Power Command controls speed for maximum run-time or maximum power
  • Fast charger recharges included 40-volt battery in about 1 hour

GreenWorks 21212 4Amp 13-Inch Corded String Trimmer

GreenWorks Corded String Trimmer

The GreenWorks products that you purchase have a ZERO carbon footprint. We’ll say that again – our entire product line will never release an ounce of carbon emission into the air. 4 Year Warranty – Double The Industry Standard. When looking for lawn tools, we know you’re thinking about quality. You’re looking for something that will get the job done and get you back to your weekend. That’s why GreenWorks backs every tool with a full four-year warranty – we know our products will perform at the highest level and always be reliable. GreenWorks high quality products are manufactured to last. That’s why we back every product with a warranty that’s twice the industry standard. We’ll provide all the power you need without polluting the air or forcing you to keep hauling your gas can to the nearest station (especially in the middle of a mow). No more tune-ups or maintenance. No more emissions. Fifty-four million Americans mow their lawns every weekend, according to the EPA, using 800 million gallons of gas each year. Along the way, homeowners spill more than 17 million gallons of gas while refueling. That’s equivalent to the 1989 Exxon Valdez disaster. It’s time to move beyond clumsy, harmful gas-powered mowers. It’s time for GreenWorks to be your lawn tools for life. Power cord not included.

Black & Decker LCC140 40-volt Max String Trimmer and Sweeper Lithium Ion Combo Kit

Black & Decker LCC140 40-volt Max String Trimmer and Sweeper Lithium Ion Combo Kit

The Black & Decker LCC140 40v Max String Trimmer & Sweeper Lithium Ion Combo Kit features a 40 V Max Lithium Ion battery which offers a longer lifespan and offers a state of charge indicator that allows user to know the capacity of the battery.

This kit include 2.0 Ahr lithium battery pack for 30% more run time per battery pack than our previous LBXR36. The 40v Max – 36v nominal voltage, system also works with other 40v Max and 36v lithium tools. This unit is two-tools-in-one: a trimmer that easily converts to edger to cut along sidewalks and driveways for a clean, manicured look. The string trimmer has a 13″ cutting swath and features a PowerDrive Transmission which delivers more cutting power to get the job done faster, along with a PowerCommand dial to choose between max power to tackle thick weeds and max runtime to increase battery life. The Automatic Feed Spool ensures continuous work without bumping and having to stop to adjust the spool. The sweeper is light and powerful and easily clears debris from hard surfaces like patios, decks, walks, drives and garages. This unit is lightweight at just 4.7 pounds for quick and easy blowing of debris and offers a low noise design allows for quiet operation. The sweeper also features Power Command controls speed for the option of either maximum run-time or maximum power. Black & Decker’s electric lawn and garden equipment releases zero emissions in your yard, helping to reduce your carbon footprint.

Kit includes:

  • LST136 40v Max String Trimmer
  • LSW36 Sweeper
  • LBXR2036 Battery
  • LCS436 Charger

GreenWorks 21332 G-MAX 40V 13-Inch Cordless String trimmer

GreenWorks 21332 G-MAX 40V 13-Inch Cordless String trimmer

Green Works G-MAX 40V Lithium-Ion 13-inch Cordless String Trimmer offers a 13-inch cutting path, .065 sing line auto feed, one touch conversion button for easy trimming at multiple angles and an edging wheel for clean precise edging. Tool Only Model. Compatible with G-MAX Batteries 29462 and 29472 only.

It seem to have some of the same “auto feed” problems others are experiencing. Went to whack a bunch of different weeds down that were very tall. It worked pretty good but the larger diameter weeds caused the string to break sometimes or thick vine type of weeds broke the line. It wouldn’t auto feed. I took it apart and the problem seems to be with the line on the spool itself. It wouldn’t auto feed because some of the line was almost anchored to the rest of the line in spots – almost too well anchored. At one point pulling on the line to break the “melt point” resulted in me breaking the line?! It was super frustrating – but I didn’t want to waste the entire spool and would go through the ridiculous process of removing the spool each time the cord was too short and manually pulling longer lengths through. I purchased a 3 pack of new spools. I’ll try them out and hopefully they are better. I also have trimmer line already and will try to figure out if I can re-line the existing spools somehow. No ding on number of stars just yet. Thing was a champ taking out some weeds with diameter of 1 inch not to mention how thick and tough some of the weeds were. For just regular grass it’s still a champ.

Black & Decker GH900 14-Inch String Trimmer and Edger

Black & Decker GH900 14-Inch String Trimmer and Edger

The Black & Decker GH900 14″ 6.5 Amp Corded String Trimmer and Edger is built with a lightweight ergonomic design with adjustable height and pivoting handle positions which give maximum comfort and control. The 6.5 amp motor and high torque transmission provide maximum performance when trimming through the toughest weeds, grass and overgrowth and the Power Drive Transmission prevents bogging down in heavy grass and weeds. This unit features AFS automatic feed system which ensures continual work without bumping or having to stop to feed the spool. It is designed with 2-in-1 easy conversion wheeled edging- just rotate to convert from trimmer to edger and the Smart Edge mode gives more control and accuracy in edge mode for straighter and cleaner edging results. Commonly used for trimming grass in hard to reach areas where mowers can not cut and for maintenance edging along hard surfaces.


  • GH900 Trimmer/Hedger
  • AF-100 spool
  • Auxiliary Handle
  • Guard

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