It’s rare that I’m impressed enough by a product to actually mention it here on No Credit Needed – so you know that I must really dig my new Black & Decker Battery Powered Cordless Electric Blower Sweeper and Black & Decker Battery Powered Cordless Electric String Trimmer. Both tools are powered by an 18-volt rechargeable battery. I like them so much that I’ve given away my gasoline powered blower and trimmer. I just don’t need them anymore.
Our new house sits on roughly one-half acre of land. The house is surrounded by flower beds, trees, and a play-set for the kids. We also have a driveway and there’s a side-walk in the front of the house. We also have small front and back porches.
The cordless blower is surprisingly powerful, providing more than enough sweeping power to remove grass clippings, leaves, and other debris from the driveway, sidewalk, and both porches. It’s lightweight. My son, who is five, loves to use it after I have mowed the grass. I’ll never own another gas powered blower again.
The cordless trimmer is also powerful, with enough cutting power to trim around the house, the kids’ play-set, the mailbox, and the few trees that are in our yard. We have centipede grass, so it’s nice to use the trimmer’s edging feature, to create nice, straight edges down the sides of the driveway and the sidewalk. Seriously. I’ve spent more time cranking my old gas powered trimmer than it takes to trim my entire yard with the cordless trimmer.
Both tools are much quieter than their gas powered counter-parts. Also, it’s nice to be able to do yard work – and not smell like gasoline and oil. In fact, each day when I get home, I take the blower down from the shelf, pop in a freshly-charged battery, and blow off the driveway, sidewalk, and both porches. In 10 minutes, things are nice and neat, the battery goes back in the charger, the blower goes back on the shelf, and I go in the house.
For a small-to-medium size lawn, these tools are just the trick. The fact that the string trimmer comes with two batteries is a big bonus, providing plenty of power for our trimming needs.
In case you were wondering, this is not a paid review. I just really dig these time-saving (and I think money-saving) tools. If you click on the links above, you’ll go to Amazon. If you were to purchase them from Amazon, I’d receive a commission. All proceeds go towards keeping No Credit Needed up and running. Rock on!