Black & Decker LM175 Review

Push / Walk-Behind Lawnmower  8/10


Black & Decker LM175At just 35 pounds and $139, this Black & Decker electric mower has a powerful 6.5-amp engine and is no heavier to push or maneuver than a vacuum cleaner. In fact, it resembles a vacuum cleaner in that you have a long power cord, which may or may not be a hassle for you depending on the layout of your lawn. The cord does give you a 100-foot range. You’ll appreciate not having to deal with gas and oil or complicated maintenance. The machine runs relatively quiet and clean. If you want to collect all the grass clippings from the side discharge, however, you’ll need to purchase a bag separately.


100-foot range with power cord

One-touch lever adjusts height from 1″ to 3.5″


Doesn’t require gas or oil

Polymer deck is rust resistant


Grass clipping bag (sold separately) is small and has to be emptied frequently

Power cord can get in the way, especially when mowing around trees



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