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The most obvious difference between the new generation of electric mowers and the heavier gas-powered mowers of yore is the start-up. The ease with which this mower starts is almost stupefying. Simply pull and hold the thin handle lever, then pull the ignition lever, and presto!--the engine is running. To minimize safety risks to young children, a removable safety key must be inserted prior to starting the mower.
Once started, this mower runs like a dream and is much quieter than older gas-powered models. In addition to the lack of noise, vibrations were also dampened by the cushioned handgrips, a feature that makes mowing a much more comfortable experience. Another innovation is the method by which the mower is raised and lowered. Where once it was necessary to adjust each wheel individually, the height of the mowing platform is now controlled by a single squeeze of a single lever, which allows for seven positions from 1-1/2 to 3-1/2 inches. While this mower is much lighter than a gas mower, we did find that this Black & Decker cordless model, weighing in at 76 pounds, is heavier than its corded relatives.
The only disadvantage this machine seems to have is in the power department. While there were no serious problems during our field test, it was necessary to slow down or go back over thicker sections of grass in order to make a completely clean cut. This cordless model also requires a substantial charging time when first out of the box: the manufacturer suggests at least a 16-hour period initially in order to get peak performance and maximum run time. According to Black & Decker, the battery will be 70% energized with four hours of charging. When fully juiced, this mower can be expected to cut between 1/2 and 1/3 of an acre per charge. Though the charge is one aspect that needs to be considered when deciding whether to purchase a corded or a rechargeable mower, we found the added maneuverability of the cordless over the corded model far outweighs the inconvenience of charge times.
When you've finished mowing, the handles fold back, making it easier to store this mower in a tight garage or shed. It comes with a 30-day no-risk satisfaction guarantee and a manufacturer's full two-year warranty.
Light and all-around easy to use: I use it to cut deep zosia, with effective mulching.Published 12 months ago by Michael J. Murphy
too heavy; charger plug -in difficult to use; on-off handle had to be wired to stay onPublished 13 months ago by John L. Panarace
It mulches better than other electric lawnmowers, it is good for the environment, it holds a long enough charge for me to do more of my lawn than I want to do, it's lighter than... Read morePublished on November 14, 2013 by Nathan Christopher Shores
Bought one of these electric mowers for my mother and one for myself. It works great for smaller areas. I haven't had any problems with mine as yet and I've had it for over 2 yrs.Published on June 19, 2013 by Linda J Martin
I bought my CM1000 in 2006 or 2007, worked fine for my small yard. No problems. Then my charger got damaged and doesn't work. Read morePublished on June 6, 2013 by unsure about this mower
Thought this would be a great environmentally correct mower. It is but is very heavy and replacing the battery i a pain in the neck.Published on January 31, 2013 by Susan Wittmer
PURCHASED FOR GIRLFRIEND COUPLE YEARS AGO. SHE HAS SMALL HOUSE AND YARD. WORKS GREAT. CAN MOW SEVERAL TIMES ON CHARGE. MULCHES WELL. NEVER USED BAGGER.Published on December 24, 2012 by TODD
I have had my Black & Decker CMM1000 Coordless Mulching Mower for over 10 years and I still love it. Read morePublished on June 3, 2010 by Sydney Hope
I am trying to get a battery for one of these. Wish me luck! The combined price for both halves may be $140.00.
I have a Ryoby bmm2400 battery mower. Boy is it a good model! Read more