Black & Decker 12-Inch String Trimmer Review

Black & Decker LST1018 String Trimmer

The Black & Decker LST1018 12-Inch 18-Volt Lithium Ion Cordless String Trimmer and Edger is a model that caters to improved control, lightweight and maneuverable as well as excellent battery life.

It features a high performance selection of two cutting modes.

The lithium Ion battery enables this machine to come in with a lengthy run-time and it also has a lighter feel and the charge is incredibly quick.

This also comes cordless and without gas, so you can feel good about not putting out negative, harmful fumes into the environment.

Plus, you won’t bother your neighbors when you run this during the evening times in the summer.

Its integrated features add to its performance with the ability to both trim and edge. You can edge to add borders to flower beds or pathways so that you can redefine areas and fight weeds, or you can trim to clip around tight corners and delicate plants for a lawn “manicured” look.

The automatic feed spool from Black And Decker keeps the line at a perfect length so you can do your job without interruption. Adjust the shaft telescope to your height and the handle that’s adjustable makes it so much more comfortable while you’re using it.

Black and Decker is known worldwide for its tools and accessories, and this home improvement product is definitely a tool that has the stamp of this great company all over it.

On top of the fact that it releases zero emissions to harm the environment, it also includes an Energy Start certified charging system to save you money on your electric bill. The high level of performance astonishes the masses because it does it all without the need for gas, pull cords or oil.

Find out what its like to own your very own Black and Decker power tool with this gem of a machine.

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 battery of this machine is an 18 volt Lithium Ion. The Lithium Ion battery is forty percent lighter than the standard NiCad batteries of the same voltage. The cutting swath is 12 inches and the amp hours are 1.5. The RPM speed is 8300 and the tip speed is 290 miles per hour. It comes with one battery and weighs only 6 pounds. It has a gear transmission and an AFS line feed type. The warranty is two years.

Here are some of the other features...

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    Lithium Ion battery which is lightweight and holds a charge longer
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    Aluminum shaft is adjustable and has an auxiliary handle
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    Gear drive transmission that is patented and amplifies motor torque for better performance
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    One hour fast charger for convenience
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    Includes the trimmer, charger and one battery

Here are some of the pros and cons...

Easy to assemble– putting this together is a snap even for the non-technical people in the world.

Lightweight –perfect for edging and trimming for persons without a strong build.

Quick charge saves time – don’t have to waste time with this thing, it works fast.

Great performing trimmer– it does its main function and job well.

Cordless – this is a plus in it self, you don’t have to worry about tugging around cords on this one!

Should have another battery –advertises a full-24 minutes on the Lithium Ion, which has been roughly 15 minutes on full throttle.

Black & Decker LST1018 String Trimmer:Edger


If you’re looking for a heavy - duty machine, this isn’t it. What this machine is a solid blend of lightweight components with some heavy - duty capabilities, with minor setbacks. The battery still isn’t the most long lasting, but the quick charge makes up for it.

Depending on what you’re looking for, the Black & Decker LST1018 with Quick Charger is a solid buy for your needs.

RATING: 3.5 out of 5