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Which strimmer brand?

Black & Decker strimmers guide

By Adele Dyer

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Black & Decker is one of the most popular brands of grass trimmers, but how do they score in our tests and rate for reliability?

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Black & Decker is a familiar name for tools around the home and garden and is one of the most popular brands for grass trimmers. For the garden, it also produces electric and cordless leaf blowers, shredders, chainsaws, hedge trimmers and pressure washers. 

Our reviews have uncovered some great Black & Decker strimmers, but also some that are best avoided. Find out how we rate all the Black & Decker strimmers we have reviewed. 

Black & Decker make a wide range of strimmers, starting with some very basic models. Here we round up all you need to know, including how reliable they are, how good they are in our tests and how much you can expect to pay. 

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Black & Black & Decker strimmers overview table
Number of models tested in the last 3 years 7
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Table notes
Table correct as at July 2018. Range of test scores and average test score based on results of all models tested April 2015-July 2018. The customer score and brand reliability ratings are based on a survey of more than 1,700 Which? members conducted in January 2018. The customer score is based on whether members would recommend the brand to a friend, and reliability is based on members' experience of that brand.


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Take a look at our grass trimmer reviews to see how Black & Decker compares with the other grass trimmer brands. 

How much do Black & Decker strimmers cost?

Black & Decker make a wide range of strimmers, from basic models costing around £20, up to around £65 for a 900W electric model with more features. Cordless strimmers start at around £40 and go up to around £190 for the most powerful strimmer in the range. 

This is similar to grass trimmers from Bosch and Flymo, two of the other most popular grass trimmer brands. 

Choosing the best Black & Decker strimmer

Black & Decker strimmers are aimed at normal garden use, and the brand doesn't produce any petrol models. It has a few corded electric models, including two very basic models with 250W and 350W motors. There are also two very similar models that have 450W and 550W motors and can be fitted with wheels to turn them into basic lawnmowers. Two more-powerful strimmers, with 700W and 900W motors respectively, have large 35cm-diameter cutting areas. 

The rest of the range are cordless strimmers with 18V, 36V and 54V batteries. We have reviewed the 54V strimmer, and eight others.