Which Type Of Black and Decker Weed Eater Should You Buy?

Which weed eater to buy? There are so many models available today, it's no wonder people are sometimes overwhelmed with the choices. We've looked into the ever popular Black and decker range, and have tried to "weed out" the good from the bad.

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Even with this one single manufacturer, there are many different variations available.You first need to decide if you're going to go the corded route or the cordless route.

A major consideration here is the distance from a power source that you will need to operate the machine. A major advantage with cordless is that with enough spare batteries, you can literally carry on trimming for miles, whereas with the corded model, you have the obvious limitation of the length of the extension cord.

Also, multiple extension cords can become pricey, they're also in the habit of getting in the way of your work, and it's not unusual to hear of these cords getting chopped through while working.
Not a happy situation, although as long as you are operating the machine via a RCD circuit breaker, you should be in no danger from any electric shock if this should happen.

The cost of multiple cords would need to be weighed against the cost of any extra batteries that may be required. With the cordless range of tools, if you pick your system wisely, it is possible that you can use the same battery and charging system for a whole range of other tools.

For instance, if you were to buy a 20 volt trimmer with battery and charger, you would maybe then buy a 20 volt mower with no battery or charger, because you already have those items. You would then purchase further tools of the same voltage from the same manufacturer, just maybe buying an extra battery when you need the extra runtime for a specific purpose.

With the rapid advancement of battery technology nowadays, it's likely that most of these type of tools will be offered more and more in cordless variants.

So, let's see which trimmer is right for you.

Below are the more popular models available from Black & Decker, we've listed them starting with the corded models, then 20 volt models, followed by the 40 volt models.

We haven't mentioned the 18 volt range as this would seem to have little to offer over the current 20 volt range, also, there would seem to be far fewer tools available in this format.

It is interesting to note that some confusion has been caused by B&D regarding models.
They offer a stand alone trimmer for one price, then they offer the exact same trimmer along with a blower of the same voltage for less money!!

We will only refer to these better deals as we feel that it's a no brainer to get a free blower for less money!

Corded models

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Corded

14 Inches

5.5 lbs

2 Years

Corded

13 Inch

5.35 lbs

2 Years

20 Volt Cordless models

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20 Volt Battery

12 Inches

5.3 lbs

2 Years

20 Volt Battery

10 Inches

  10.65 lbs

2 Years

20 Volt Battery

12 Inch

8.2 lbs

2 Years

20 Volt Battery

12 Inch

5.7 lbs

2 Years

40 Volt Cordless models

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40 Volt Battery

13 Inches

9.8 lbs

2 Years

40 Volt Battery

13 Inches

  6.4 lbs

2 Years

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