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Black & Decker CMM1000 19-Inch 5 HP Cordless Mulching Mower with Rear Bag (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

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  • 19-inch cordless rear bag mower; mulch, side-discharge, and rear-bag options
  • 5-horsepower rechargeable motor; one-touch adjustment offers 1-1/4 to to-3-1/2-inch clearance (7 positions)
  • Cutting deck made of super-tough polymer
  • Includes mower, battery, charger, rear-bag assembly, safety key
  • 36 by 22.5 by 17.6 inches; 76 pounds; lifetime guarantee on mower deck; 2-year guarantee on mower
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Product Details

Product Manual [556kb PDF]
  • Product Dimensions: 36 x 22.5 x 17.6 inches ; 91 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 91 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B00006RSIJ
  • California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 warning.
  • Item model number: CMM1000
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (206 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #228,784 in Patio, Lawn & Garden (See Top 100 in Patio, Lawn & Garden)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

Product Description

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While mowing the lawn may never be considered a recreational activity, this rear bag mower from Black & Decker makes the chore as close to fun as it will ever get. With its 24-volt battery, which delivers 5-horsepower gas equivalent at peak torque, this cordless electric mower represents the top of Black & Decker's line of lawn mowing products. During our field tests, this orange powerhouse stood out above other mowers for ease of use and performance. Its versatile operation allowed us to mulch, bag, or expel the debris from its 19-inch cutting path. Switching between the three methods was as easy as removing the catch bag and the mulch plug--easily performed tasks when the mower is not running.

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.

Customer Reviews

This mower is powerful, quiet and very easy to use!
MonaLS
It recharges overnight, in about 16 hours, I think, so if you can't finish your yard on one charge, you could spread the mowing out over two days.
Leo Bennett
I have had my Black & Decker CMM1000 Coordless Mulching Mower for over 10 years and I still love it.
Sydney Hope

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

133 of 135 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on March 11, 2003
I've had this mower for one season. I got it after my old gas-powered mower gave up the ghost (even then, we called it the Frankenstein, because it was cobled together from many spare parts and cannibalized mowers to keep it running). I thought that I would look into doing my part to lower pollution, but I didnt want to lug around an extension cord. I've found this tool to be just the solution.
I've found that it works just as well as any of the less-expensive consumer grade gas mowers. Yes, it will bog down in very thick or wet grass, but so did my 4 HP B&S driven mower. The solution is the same: take a smaller pass or lighter cut. AS far as extra weight, I haven't noticed any appreciable difference. The battery certainly adds to the weight, but because it runs so much cooler, much of the body is polymer, which is very light. I have no problems moving it around. It's wonderfully simple to use, with easy switches and levers.
I have a 6000 sq ft lot. I've found I can get 3-4 mows out of a single charge, which seems like plenty of endurance for me. I just remember to plug it in, once an evening every few times. There's even a handy gauge that shows the status of the battery charge to help remind you.
One of the best things I like is the noise level, or lack thereof. Like many of you, I'm sure, I juggle my chores around work and home life. A great frustration was trying to find time to mow. I try to get house work accomplished when my kid is napping, but the bloody gas mower was so loud, I didn't want to wake him up. This B&D cordless runs at a mere whisper, so no worries at working it any time of day/night (no more feeling guilty at waking up my neighbor who works swing shift). You can truly carry on a conversation with someone even while running this tool.
All in all, I'm totally satisfied with this machine and would recommend it to anyone looking for a home-maintenance mower.
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97 of 98 people found the following review helpful By S. Gill on May 6, 2006
I have an early version of this model and made the mistake of leaving it out in an unheated, very cold garage during the winters. The low charge and cold weather seemed to have killed the batteries, or maybe it was just their time (about 4 years old).

Regardless, I found "official" replacement batteries to be very expensive, but then came across a perfect substitute: a universal 12180 battery. The 12 refers to the voltage and the 180 part is the amp-hour rating (18.0). This is identical to what the original batteries were - sealed lead-acid, vibration-resistant and all. Even the physical dimensions are precisely the same, which makes changing the battery easy.

Always replace both batteries at the same time, pay attention to how the old ones were connected, and you'll be mowing again for half the price of the official batteries.
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160 of 169 people found the following review helpful By douglas R. Cook on April 10, 2003
I've owned this product for going on 8 years now. It's been by far the best mower I've ever owned. It's a breeze to start and use, and not worry about keeping oil and gas around. (The environmental advantages are nothing to sneeze at--small cycle engines account for a massively disproportionate level of air pollution.) Having previously owned a gas mower that was at times hard to start a a real pain to adjust heights at all 4 wheels, I couldn't believe how easy this one is. One-finger start, one-hand hgt. adjust. AT ALL 4 WHEELS TOGETER (not one wheel at a time).
A couple of minor cautions: if you frequently mow your grass wet or damp, or let it go for weeks, this one might not be for you. It WILL handle those conditions as well as the equiv.-powered gas mower, but will have to be recharged more frequently. Suffice to say: Mowing grass wet and going weeks between mows IS BAD FOR YOUR GRASS, so it's not a good idea regardless of the mower type.
As for the 24-hr recharge one reviewer complained about (it's actually just 16 hrs), it WILL regain 60% of full charge in 4 hrs., so for all but the most impatient, the recharge cycle shouldn't be a problem.
I've found this mower to be quite capable of holding up well to normal use--in fact, holding up better than most gas/push mowers. Too bad, most people won't consider these at all!
(I notice the Canadian govt. is offering rebates for people purchasing this mower or a "people-powered" reel mower--great idea! I bet George Bush will pick up on this any day now!)
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55 of 56 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 7, 2003
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I have used the Black & Decker CMM1000 19" Cordless mower for a month now. Love it so far, cuts my 1/3 acre lot (probably more like 1/5 acre of grass) with no appreciable dip in the battery meter. The one lever height adjustment is a great idea when my neighbor borrows it. No exhaust to breath and no cord to yank which is great when your kids or wife cut the grass. It is relatively quiet, but far from silent, maybe 1/4 or so of the noise of a gas mower. At ($) delivered...from Amazon, it was cheaper and more convenient than my local...store...Amazon was the only store I found that carried a satisfaction guarantee, which is actually the primary reason I bought it from them, because I was worried it would not cut all my lawn on one charge, and ($) is a lot of money to gamble.
You can now buy gas mowers that meet a California lawnmower emission standard for $150 or so, but you still have the exhaust, noise, cord yanking, refueling vapors and spills, and the grimy yearly maintenance of oil changing and air filter cleaning to deal with. So far the CMM1000 has been hassle free - push the start lever and go. I expect some maintenance - Black and Decker recommends you keep the blade sharp, and the batteries are only supposed to last 5 years or so, although the ($) replacement cost might be less than the total 5 year maintenance cost on a gas mower...
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