Black & Decker NHT518/NHT518L Electric Hedge Trimmer Review

Black & Decker NHT518:NHT518L Trimmer

In this time of tight budgets and monetary setbacks, paychecks can be hard to come by; so many consumers want to be careful about where they put their money at nowadays.

And only a few companies have understood that in order to get ahead, they must provide value without leaving the customer feeling like they’ve been “taken.”

When you are considering lawn tools, it’s important that you go with a brand name that you can trust. And with the Black & Decker NHT518/NHT518L Cordless Electric Hedge Trimmer, you can feel safe knowing that you are getting the most bang for your buck.

With this trimmer, you can complete basic manual yard tasks and steer clear from the need of using an extension cord.

Why is that you ask? It’s because it is an electric trimmer that uses an eighteen-volt NiCad battery to trim your yard easily.

What’s even more incredible is that you can trim up to twelve hundred square feet of yard on a single charge and it only takes three hours to recharge. This simple offering provides reliability, efficiency and long-term comfort. The dual action blades are hardened, machined steel that run with a minimal amount of vibration an have the durability to stay sharp for tough lawn projects year after year.

There is also a twenty-two inch blade that provides for a cut that is smooth and level. It also has a number of safety features that come with it. One of them is a lock-off switch that helps reduce the number of accidental start-ups.

The shearing blade cuts impressively even when handling branches that are three-fourths of an inch in thickness.

The plastic bodyguard is durable and stubborn against tear and wear and it comes with an eighteen-volt battery and charger.

About its Manufacturer: Black and Decker

Since its inception over 100 years ago, Black & Decker has seen its market share around the world increase due to its immense focus on customer needs and satisfaction. That’s how they’ve been able to build valuable, quality products to help people utilize their tools worldwide.

Black & Decker is the world’s leading brand in home products that consists of, yard care, power tools and smaller appliances.

Technical Specs

The product’s dimensions are 7.6 by 37.1 by 6.5 inches and weigh over six pounds. The box includes a trimmer with a battery charger along with an eighteen-volt battery. It includes a thirty-day, no risk satisfaction guarantee as well as a two-year warranty.

Here are some of the other features...

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    Trims up to twelve hundred square feet of hedge with one charge
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    Ideal for trimming shrubs, bushes, and hedges
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    Comes with a blade cover, trimmer, eighteen-volt battery and charger.
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    Dimensions are 7.6 by 6.5 by 37.1 inches and weighs just over six pounds.
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    Energy Star qualified charger with a 2 year limited warranty on the machine

Here are some of the pros and cons...

Cord free op – you can finally breath a sigh of relief at the fact that you wont have to deal with a frustrating cord.

Smooth while in operation – you don’t feel the herky-jerky elements of this machine; it’s a very smooth ride while using.

A cut well – trims and clears the way you need it to, when you need it to do it.

Charge lasts – you can easily get forty or so minutes of work time on one charge without a problem.

Must hold handle to keep the power on – handle must be touched the entire time or it cuts off, for safety reason, but it adds to fatigue.

Black & Decker NHT518:NHT518L Electric Hedge Trimmer


Black & Decker NHT518/NHT518L 18-Volt Cordless Electric Hedge Trimmer is a great cordless trimmer that does just enough in the performance category to rate it higher than the others in its class. The NiCad battery is one that doesn’t cause frustration in which you can get at least twelve hundred square feet out of it.

Therefore, we consider this a solid buy, especially at this price point.

RATING: 4.0 out of 5

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