Saturday, February 6, 2010

Order Now! Black & Decker CMM1200 19-Inch 24-Volt Cordless Electric Mulching Lawn Mower

Black & Decker CMM1200 19-Inch 24-Volt Cordless Electric Mulching Lawn Mower Product Description
Clean and convenient, the Cordless Electric Mulching Lawn Mower from Black & Decker runs on a dependable 24-volt battery and can mow a 1/3-acre home lot on a single charge. It allows you to eliminate tricky pull starts and tangled extension cords from your lawn care regimen and, as a zero-emissions tool, it's not just easier to use than traditional gas mowers, it's an environmentally friendly choice.

A removable safety key prevents accidental startups.

The height of all four wheels adjusts with the pull of one lever.

The folding handle makes for easy storage.

Depending on conditions, this mower can handle up to 12,000 sq.ft. on a single charge. View larger.

Versatile configurations let you choose where grass clippings end up.
Easy to Use and Easy on the Environment
This cordless electric mower is designed to simplify lawn care. Just insert the key, pull the lever, and go. No pull cords or time-consuming maintenance and tune-ups required. No gas and oil to buy, mix, store, or spill. No need to worry about the length of an extension cord. No dirty fumes polluting your yard.

Versatile and Dependable Cordless Cutting Power
With this electric mower, a 1200-watt output permanent magnet electric motor delivers quick, effective performance. A single battery charge provides plenty of run time to mow a typical home site of 1/3 acre, which translates to a grass area of 10,000 to 12,000 square feet.

The mower's deck offers a cutting width of 19 inches. This durable polymer deck is easy to clean, won't ever rust, and is backed by a lifetime warranty. The mower also offers you the choice of using the mulching plate to lay cuttings back on your lawn as free, chemical-free fertilizer, or of using a rear bag with a large 1.5-bu capacity to collect clippings.

You can select a mowing height from 1.5 to 3.5 inches to account for a variety conditions. One-touch height adjustment lets you adjust all four wheels with the pull of a single lever. And when it's time to put the mower away, the handle folds to create a more compact footprint, allowing for storage in tight spaces.

Energy Star Approval and Support for Battery Recycling
The Black & Decker 24-volt battery-powered mower is the first in its class to offer a charger that qualifies for the Energy Star approval mark. This charger meets the strict energy-efficiency guidelines set by the US Environmental Protection Agency and the US Department of Energy. A battery will charge to 70-percent in just three or four hours, or to 100-percent overnight. In addition to benefiting the environment, this efficiency helps you save money on utilities.

Black & Decker also supports the activities of the Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation (RBCB), a not-for-profit company established for the purpose of collecting and recycling rechargeable batteries within the U.S. and Canada so that they don't end up in landfills. Companies involved in this recycling effort pay for the cost of collection and recycling so that the environmental benefits come at no cost to you, the consumer.

This electric mower weighs just 76 pounds, and it is backed by a full two-year warranty.

What's in the Box
Mower, rear bag, mulching plate, and safety key.

  • Powerful 24-volt, 1,200-watt permanent magnet electric motor; mows 1/3-acre on a single charge
  • Cutting height adjusts with the touch of a button; starts by simply pulling a lever
  • Mower stores upright for compact storage
  • 2-year limited warranty; limited lifetime warranty on cutting deck
  • Included with mower: bag and mulching plate

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I'll keep this short and sweet. This was a great mower until the lever/handle broke. Black and Decker did not make good on their warranty. The best they could do for me was send me to a "service center" over 20 miles away that doesn't have evening or weekend hours. After all that, it turns out this "service center" doesn't even repair electric mowers. Thankfully Lowes, where I purchased it, did the right thing and let me exchange it for a new one.

Much quieter and easier than a gas mower
This mower is just as light and easy to push as the corded version, and the charge lasts long enough to complete our front and back yards (which are small). Also, I love how much easier to start and quieter it is than a gasoline motor. I've had it a year, and no problems so far!

Great Mower except it doesn't turn on or run
I purchased this item after being frustrated by the sound of neighborhood gas mowers blaring all weekend. I received the item on Friday, unpackaged it and charged the battery over night. Saturday morning, I was out mowing like a demon with zero emissions and a relatively quiet experience; it was great. On Sunday morning still bubbling with enthusiasm I thought I would mow the patch of lawn on my side yard, so I busted the Black & Decker out, popped in the plastic ignition key and...nothing. I recharged it, re-referenced the manual, followed the trouble shooting guide...and still nothing! It was a great mower for one day and about 30 minutes. After that, what an extremely frustrating experience. Thankfully it is still under warranty and I've already processed my Amazon return. I was skeptical about buying a cordless and now I am super skeptical about actually getting a cordless mower that works for more than a month. Really disappointing. I've had other black & decker power tools and have always been a little underwhelmed by the batteries. I was hoping that technology had improved enough for them to put together a decent cordless mower but it does not appear that the time has arrived quite yet. Bust!

Not an improvement over the CMM1000
I had a CMM1000 and loved it. It finally died and I bought the new CMM1200. It was immediately evident that it was more cheaply built and designed. Things started to break one by one until I had to hot wire the charge/start wiring harness. I finally gave up and took it to the dump. It's really too bad. I used the CMM1000 for years and went through two batteries. I'm going to try another brand.

A good low-maintenance mower
I didn't want to hassle with buying gas, tuning up an engine, worrying about spark plugs, etc., so this seemed like a good option. After using it for a whole year, I'm happy with the purchase. As other reviewers have noted, the safety switch handle in the original design is quite flimsy... and though I worry it'll snap off one day, so far it hasn't given me any difficulty.

It's not super powerful, but works well in my small yard. I never go more than a week and half between mows, and once it died in tall grass. I just started it back up and slowly pushed it through the tall areas and it was fine. It'll die in normal length wet grass, so I have to make sure it's totally dry.

I keep the mower plugged in all the time (including through winter), and haven't run into any battery issues yet. If you buy this mower, you need to make sure the battery holds a full charge through winter if it gets below freezing. If you just store it in an outside shed (not plugged in), you can destroy the battery.

It's built cheaply (mostly plastic), so you have to be careful with it. That said, all in all, it's a good mower and I'd buy it again.

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