Black & Decker Cordless Grass Hog Trimmer and Edger

Black & Decker LST220 Trimmer:Edger

Style and sophistication isn’t something usually reserved for power tools. But when you take a product that has gone through extensive research and development that puts the “f” in forward thinking, then you may have to admit it to yourself that the Black & Decker LST220 12-Inch Cordless Grass Hog Trimmer and Edger is a machine that can be categorized as such.

Black and Decker constantly tries to outdo themselves with their products. They thrive with a model that aims to increase the efficiency of everyday products. And this one has definitely stepped up to the plate and hit a homerun with a 20-volt Max lithium ion battery that retains a charge that is five times longer than it’s 18-volt NiCad batteries with a longer lifespan.

On top of that, the box includes two batteries so that one can be in use while the other one is charged. That’s putting the customer’s needs above their own.

You’ll find that cutting and edging tasks are a cinch because of the mechanics of this machine. The Black and Decker Automatic Feed Spool system uses centrifugal force so that can add predictability and reliability by dispensing more line when you need it with no bumping involved.

Adding to the mix is a telescoping pole that will adjust to the height that you prefer and an edge guide (flip down), 7500-RPM motor, and a line diameter of .065.

Included in the package is also an Energy Star qualified charger that will typically charge an empty battery in roughly eight hours. In addition, you can also charge your other Black and Decker cordless tools there as well.

As long as they are compatible with 20-volt Max lithium batteries.

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 box includes the Black & Decker LST220, a twenty-volt battery charger with two 20-volt batteries, an auxiliary handle; pre wound spool (AF-100) and a guard. This item can be currently shipped only within the United States.

Here are some of the other features...

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    Powers for 7,500 RPM and a twelve inch wide swath cutting path
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    Powered by a 20-volt max lithium ion battery with a longer lifespan that the NiCad (has two of them included)
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    Unique spool system to dispense line, as you need it.
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    Convertible from an edger to a trimmer and instantly starts with the trigger pull
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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...

Great trimming job – does it main function incredibly well.

Easy to assemble –simple instructions will have you up and running in no time.

Quiet operation – edge anytime you get the feeling with this gem.

Lightweight feel to it – handles extremely well and adjustments are simple.

Battery limitations – definitely needs two batteries because after 15 minutes, you can tell a big difference in the amount of power it dispenses.

Mainly a trimmer – the edging function isn’t nearly as strong of an option but is a very capable trimmer.


Black and Decker are known for having quality engines in their products, and with this, it doesn’t disappoint in that regard. However, they have miss-stepped on a number of different features that could have made this a great machine such as the battery life span and difficult assembly.

Therefore, although this is a great lightweight performer, it still would only be looked at as a decent buy to most.

RATING: 3.0 out of 5

Black & Decker LST220 Grass Hog Trimmer:Edger