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Black & Decker NST2118 12-Inch 18-Volt Ni-Cd Cordless Electric GrassHog String Trimmer/Edger

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  • Includes two 18-Volt batteries for double the run time
  • Exclusive PowerDrive Transmission delivers more power from the motor to the cutting string so you can get the job done faster
  • Great cutting results without the mess and hassles of gas
  • Instantly starts everytime with the pull of a trigger
  • Easily converts from a trimmer to an edger
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Product Details

Package Quantity: 1
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 4.8 x 41.3 inches ; 6.4 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 11 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: B004A84XI8
  • Item model number: NST2118
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (707 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #18,485 in Patio, Lawn & Garden (See Top 100 in Patio, Lawn & Garden)

Product Description

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Our battery-powered outdoor products help you work smarter, faster and cleaner-without compromises.


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Customer Reviews

It is light, easy to use and has done the job very well for me so far!
H. Dougherty
The batteries hold a long charge; at fully charged, they're good enough for 20-35 minutes of trimming, good enough to do the borders of a 30m^2 garden.
H B
After dragging around power cords for years, I love this cordless one.
Karen Jarman

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

272 of 284 people found the following review helpful By Gadget Geek VINE VOICE on April 18, 2011
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This trimmer has lots of features that makes it a great addition for any homeowner with landscaping chores. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because I also have a medium sized gas trimmer so I often felt like this trimmer struggled with larger clumps of grass or larger weeds. Other than that, its a great machine.

First, I love the fact that the tool itself comes with two batteries. Each battery holds a good charge and for light trimming of grass and edging it goes a pretty long way. The other thing I liked about the battery is the charger itself, as someone that has several different cordless tool sets, the thing that bothers me is the number of charging bases I have that are each huge, this one is just a small wall plug that goes to a slide in clip on the battery.

The tool itself is also feels well made and durable. I also love the pivoting head that rotates to make the unit more ergonomically depending on whether you are weeding or edging. The other feature that works extremely well is the auxiliary handle that is both comfortable, sturdy, yet very easy to readjust. to readjust the position, you just squeeze the sides and adjust the handle, let go and it locks into place.

In many ways (weight, comfort, and balance) I like this much more than my larger gas trimmer. If it weren't for the lack of power that i am used to, I would likely completely replace my gas model.
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174 of 188 people found the following review helpful By H. Dinh VINE VOICE on March 27, 2011
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It took me 5 minutes overall to unpack, assemble the trimmer, and another 8 hours to charge the battery before I can use it. It is lightweight, but comes with surprising power. The string feeds continuously and did an excellent job of trimming. Edging take a little to get used to, but I can already see how convenient it is. There are 2 batteries that come with the trimmer that can be used with other 18v B&D tool. This trimmer really hooked me into using cordless tool. My next purchase will be a 18v blower :-)

I love this trimmer. It just works and works great!
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80 of 88 people found the following review helpful By NewSounds on June 15, 2011
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I have two 3/4 acre yards to cut/maintain (not at the same time) and i seriously doubt anyone is getting 20-30 minutes of continues run time. I feel that I am proficient at trimming/edging,no back and forth swinging, pull the trigger, drop and go. That being said I have light/moderate grass and was surprised how much I got done in 13 minutes. A 40ftx140ft perimeter for the house, 3 trees, 30ft driveway (one side), 20ftx24ft work shop and a 40ft fence line (both sides). with the 2nd battery I was able to cut my front ditch (3ftx160ft) with thick grass(10 minute run time). No edging, so that left the 3rd battery for touch up.

The second yard is more difficult and is mostly edging and thick grass with fallen dried Palm tree leaves mixed in year round. 1st battery trimmed the 80ftx80ftx80ft shrub/tree line (13 minutes). 2nd battery trimmed two sides of a 40ftx160ft house and around a large rooted Oak tree and 2ftx10ft patch by the mailbox (13 minutes). again, 3rd battery for touch up

Now for the edging. this is a first for the second property, so the St.Augustine was badly overgrown. Needless to say it took 3 batteries the first day and 3 the second day to finish. Each battery lasted 7 minutes, but I was impressed that the motor never bogged or choked down. The only issue was having to lift the trimmer up so the string could get cut by the auto-feed. 3 weeks later, touch up work used only 2 batteries. This time for 13 minutes each.

Batteries seem to run 100% up to the 13 minutes before loosing it strength to cut, but I don't run them dead. In a months time, I've cycled these batteries 5 times, and the run time is the same and charge time is still 9 hours.
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259 of 298 people found the following review helpful By Freebird on June 5, 2011
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I bought this trimmer because I had a Black & Decker that operated like this one, but it was not cordless. I love the Idea of not having a cord.The saleman told me that the batteries would last thirty to forty five minutes. I did what the instrustions said and charged the batteries and did just light weedeating,down the driveway and started down the side of the house. It wasn't long the battery was dead. I changed the battery. I looked at my watch and continued weedeating. The Battery only lasted ten minutes. I loaded it back in the box and returned it to the store where I bought it.I got the electric model and love it even if I do have to use a drop cord. The battery opperated model would have been fantastic if the battery had lasted like I was told by the saleman. I hope this will help someone with their decission on which Trimmer/Eder to buy.
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93 of 105 people found the following review helpful By Carol on April 27, 2011
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The B&D NST 2118 is easy to assemble and works as advertised. I have about 500 feet of flower bed trimming, which this trimmer is able to accomplish (vertically and horizontally) using two batteries. The first battery gives me about 20 minutes of actual run time; the second allows me to finish the job with power to spare. I do not run the trimmer continuously, as it is better to let it (and me) rest and cool a bit from time to time.

When I plan to use the trimmer, I charge one battery the day before and the other the night before. There is no problem leaving the battery in the charger beyond the charge time; I just get a trickle charge after it is fully charged. I also do not need to run the battery down before charging, as it does not have memory cells.

I use a volt meter to test the battery after a few hours of charging. When the meter reads 20 volts, I consider it charged. All cells will have a surface charge and read a bit higher right after recharging. Occasionally the green light is still on when the battery is charged to 20 volts. This is normal.

A lot of people complain about battery run time. I have many linear feet of grass to trim and can finish this task with two batteries. If I couldn't, I would use a gas-powered trimmer.

All in all, I am very satisfied with this trimmer and the supplied batteries. I realize that batteries can be fickle and mine could lose their effectiveness sooner than the 2-3 years of predicted lifetime. Such are the chances one takes with battery-powered tools.
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