Black and Decker CMM1200

by Janet
(MA)

Electric lawn mower.


After doing the research on lawn mowers, I found great reviews being given to the Black & Decker CMM 1200. I didn’t even know there were such things as mowers without the hassle of a cord, but that were also non-gas users as well. I had been looking for an electric mower as I understood that they have fewer maintenance issues than gas-powered mowers.

As I am a woman with no mechanical knowledge, this was a big issue. No gas or oil, no air filter to deal with – great! It is also really easy to start. Just turn the key and lift the lever.

The handle folds down for storage in my small shed. The handle is height adjustable, with a cushion-grip – both great features for a small person with carpal tunnel.

The mulch feature with rear bag is a great time saver, and also useful for adding to the composter as terrific green matter. The bag is small, so to anyone with a big lawn, this may be a problem, but for me, it only makes the mower more manageable.

Don’t be fooled. This mower can handle some pretty dense greenery, and is also not held up if the grass is damp underneath.

Now, here is the best part – it comes fully assembled! A huge selling point, to me at least.

The only negative is this: the documentation is terrible. I asked a neighbor what he thought as I thought it was my lack of knowledge and experience.

He is a mechanic and agreed that the instructions were almost useless. The other thing he mentioned is that no where does it tell you how to change the battery and that I would have to take it to a dealer.

All in all, it is a great mower and I really would recommend it.

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Oct 06, 2010
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Piece of junk!!!!!
by: Anonymous

This mower is a piece of junk. It doesn't hold a charge at all. And, takes forever to charge. I have 2 lawns, front and back, and can't even cut both at the same time. I always have to charge half way through the rear lawn. I guess if you have a small lawn, it would be good.

Oct 06, 2010
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Piece of junk!!!!!
by: Anonymous

This mower is a piece of junk. It doesn't hold a charge at all. And, takes forever to charge. I have 2 lawns, front and back, and can't even cut both at the same time. I always have to charge half way through the rear lawn. I guess if you have a small lawn, it would be good.

Jun 06, 2011
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Don't buy Black & Decker
by: Anonymous

I loved this mower when it worked!!! Thank goodness I bought it at Lowes and they took it back...3 times! The first one, I had to return because the deck got damaged when I got too close to my patio. It was shortly after I bought it so Lowes took it back and gave me another one. The second one did not hold a charge and that was obvious very early so Lowes took it back and gave me yet another one. Needless to say I was extremely careful with this mower. It lasted one year and 10 months, and I managed to damage the deck again by going over a small tree root. I thought:"Well, no problem! The thing has a two year warranty with a lifetime warranty on the deck. This time, Lowes directed me to the local Black & Decker repair center. When I got there, they barely looked at the mower and said that the deck was not covered by the warranty because I ran over something. They wanted to charge me $200.00 for the repair. This is a $400.00 mower so I loaded it back in my truck and went to Lowes. Fortunately for me, Lowes was nice enough to refund my money. A good warranty is nice...when the company honors it. And in my opinion, a lawn mower should not have a plastic deck. So I am now looking for another mower, but it won't be a Black & Decker. However, I will probably get it from Lowes whatever it is!:)

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