Black & Decker Intros LST220 Li-Ion Trimmer Edger News & Opinion

Black and Decker Intros LST220 Li-Ion Trimmer Edger


Yard work is about to get a lot simpler as Black & Decker’s new 20 Volt Max Cordless Lithium Ion String Trimmer and Edger (LST220) are coming to market. The tools give consumers what they want: more power, long battery life and great results without the mess and hassles of gas. The exclusive PowerDrive Transmission enables users to cut more in less time and the Lithium Ion battery holds its charge five times longer than Black & Decker HPB18 batteries, providing long battery life year after year.

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Editor’s Note: The way the 20V Max system works is similar to how many 12V Max (10.8V) systems work. The true operating voltage of the tool is closer to 18V.

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Black & Decker’s new trimmer is claiming to be more powerful, have less weight and bring more cutting power than the competition. Given what we’ve seen this might just be the case. The new string trimmer is also giving consumers a smart, no-mess, no-hassle alternative to gas powered trimmers – with the right amount of power to get the job done. Unlike gas trimmers with pull cords, this battery-powered trimmer starts instantly with the simple pull of a trigger. It also saves users from the hassles of mixing gas and oil, trips to the gas station and costly engine maintenance. With this new tool, users can enjoy the freedom of cordless power – spending less time working on the lawn and more time enjoying their yard.

Black & Decker Intros LST220 Li-Ion Trimmer Edger

Black & Decker’s new 20 Volt Max Cordless Lithium Ion String Trimmer and Edger also includes a number of other convenient features from a telescoping pole that easily adjusts to a user’s preferred length to a spool system that advances the cutting line automatically with no bumping required. The trimmer comes complete with a pre-wound Black & Decker 30′ spool – which is recommended for optimum performance and easily found for replacement at mass retail locations nationwide. The new string trimmer also converts from a trimmer to an edger in seconds and includes two batteries.

“Consumers want maximum performance, and with cordless tools, that means convenience and long-lasting power. The 20 Volt Max Cordless Lithium Ion String Trimmer delivers on all counts. Unlike other battery-powered string trimmers, Black & Decker’s trimmers use an exclusive gear mechanism to deliver more power from the motor to the cutting string, even when trimming in thick conditions. This means our users get the job done faster and the tool does not bog down in thick grass or tough overgrowth.”

– John Weetenkamp, group product manager, outdoor products for Black & Decker

The new 20 Volt Max Cordless Lithium Ion String Trimmer and Edger is part of Black & Decker’s all-new Lithium Ion outdoor system – the largest system on the market today. Seven additional tools compliment the new Lithium Ion line-up, including a hedge trimmer, sweeper, cultivator, pole pruning saw, pole hedge trimmer, chain saw, and powered lopper.

Features:

  • 20V Max Lithium Ion battery holds its charge five times longer than Black & Decker HPB18 batteries
  • Exclusive PowerDrive Transmission
  • Great cutting results without the mess and hassles of gas
  • Instantly starts every time with the pull of a trigger
  • Easily converts from a trimmer to an edger

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The Black & Decker 20 Volt Max Cordless Lithium Ion String Trimmer and Edger will be available March 1, 2011 for $129.97 and comes with two batteries, a charger complete with Smart Charge Technology, one 30′ spool and an unconditional 30-day money back guarantee and a two-year warranty. For more information on Black & Decker’s outdoor product line, and the latest buzz and news about electric outdoor equipment, visit the all-new Recharge Your Yard Website at http://www.RechargeYourYard.com.

About Black & Decker

Since 1910, Black & Decker has been setting the standard for innovation and design of power tools, accessories, outdoor yard care equipment, home cleaning products, automotive and lighting products, hardware and other home improvement products. The inventor of the first portable electric drill with pistol grip and trigger switch, Black & Decker has evolved from a small machine shop in Baltimore, Maryland to a global manufacturing and marketing powerhouse with a broad line of quality products used in and around the home and for commercial applications. When users need to get work done, they trust Black & Decker for the products that will do the job efficiently and reliably. For more information on Black & Decker’s extensive line of products, visit www.blackanddecker.com or follow Black & Decker on Facebook and Twitter.

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