This Black+Decker 20 Volt Maximum Lithium Ion string trimmer/edger is designed to trim areas of overgrowth effectively and easily.
It is also effective at edging along the borders of bricks, sidewalks, buildings, and other yard fixtures. This function is easily accessed by rotating the trimmer head and adjusting the grip handle.
The edging feature gives very clean results and great added bonus feature.
With the PowerDrive Transmission powering this trimmer, the increased torque allows for faster and cleaner cutting. Although this is only a 20 Volt Lithium ion battery, it has enough juice to handle a small yard in one charge.
The battery capacity limitation is something to keep in mind when using this machine; it is not designed to tackle larger projects.
Don’t expect it to last through a 5-10 acre yard. Instead only ask of it what it can successfully handle; a 1-3 acre yard is probably the extent of this trimmer’s ability in one go.
The adjustable features on this trimmer make it customizable for the current user: adjustable grip handles in both edger and trimmer mode, automatic button string feeder, and adjustable length.
A favorite feature that many reviewers mentioned is the easy start feature. Because this trimmer is not gas-powered or a pull-start it is easily trigger started.
Not having to work up a sweat trying to pull-start a trimmer is every yard workers dream. With this trimmer, you don’t have to worry about dealing with a pull-start. Instead, this trimmer is started with a simple trigger. No sweat necessary!
Runtime & Line
The two biggest complaints about this machine are its runtime and weak trimmer line.
There are solutions to these two problems. The user can purchase additional batteries to continue working with a freshly charged battery when one battery dies.
A solution for the weak trimmer line is to get better quality line. This trimmer will not accept a thicker line, but there are usually better line options on the market than the stock version.
Everyone loves the lightweight design of the trimmer. Again, this trimmer weights less than 7 pounds which makes it an excellent yard work companion. The adjustable features that make the user experience more customizable and comfortable are things most people can’t pass up.
Based on the reviews, this is a trimmer that would work well for ladies or elderly. Because it is so lightweight, there are almost no strength limitations on who can use this trimmer.
Last but not least, the power.
This trimmer has impressive power and torque. Obviously, it’s not going to have the power of a gas-powered motor or one powered by a larger battery, but it's not designed to compete with those products.
If you don’t ask more of this trimmer than it can give, it will give you exactly what you’re looking for; enough power to cut down manageable overgrowth.
- Converts from trimmer to wheeled edger
- Power Drive Transmission for increased torque
- 2-speed control for more power or extended runtime. Maximum initial battery voltage (measured...
- EASYFEED allows you to advance your line with the push of a button with no bumping required
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The BLACK+DECKER LSTE523 20V Max Lithium POWERCOMMAND Easy Feed String Trimmer/Edger seems like a great product.
When the majority of experienced product reviews and videos speak highly of a machine, you can pretty much accept it as truth. As for this trimmer/edger, I’d certainly say that it is worth the investment.
The many features that make the user experience better and more customizable are things every yard worker loves. As someone who has worked outside for most of my life, I’d be more than willing to give this Black+Decker trimmer/edger a chance.