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Buster 567 05-17-2007 11:44 AM

Black & Decker Cordless Mower

I am thinking about buying a B & D cordless mower....I have a friend who has one since they lauched 6 years ago and he said it is great..

I have a small lawn so I think it should fine.

I am thinking about buying either a factory refurbished CMM 1000 for $ 350 or the new model the CMM 1200 for $499 (brand new). They both come with a 2 year warranty.

B & D claims that they had electrical issues with the old model and this has been resolved on the 1200 model. Although I have also heard on the internet that the 1000 model was better made and they cut some corners on the new model to bring the price down (cheaper parts etc.)

Anyone know anything about these movers. Or is this stricly a gas mower only site!


blip 05-29-2007 08:34 AM

Buster, I have the CMM1000. I bought it used last year for $100. I just sold my gas mower to a friend because I stopped using it after getting the B&D.

I'd only recommend it if you have a small lawn(my actual lawn area is 6000 sq. ft.), and you mow regularly. If you are the type that lets your grass go for 2 weeks and then hacks it down low so it can go another 2 weeks you will be in trouble. You really have to cut more than once a week if you are fertilizing and watering. I cut every 4-5 days probably.

The cut quality is good, and it mulches well as long as you follow the advice above and cut frequently. Be aware that it is not self propelled so if you have lots of slopes in your yard you're going to get a workout.

My mower is 6 years old according to the previous owner and the batteries generally will last long enough to do my entire yard at once. I'd imagine new batteries would last much longer. I will probably be replacing these batteries at the end of this year or beginning of the next season. They can be found online for $70.

I love not having to deal with gas, oil, spark plugs, filters, etc.. Just pull the handle and it starts right up.:thumbup:

rgathright 09-26-2008 01:04 PM

We should all do our part to save the enviroment and encourage the growth of the solar and wind power industries. Cordless electric lawn mowers go a long ways towards these goals. I recently purchased the Black & Decker Cordless Electric Lawnmower the CMM1200. I hope my review will help you make a decision about our future.

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