Black & Decker NST2018 Grass Hog Review

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The Black & Decker NST2018 Grass Hog is battery-operated and comes with two 18-volt rechargeable batteries and a battery charger. It weighs 6.8 pounds, cuts as 12-inch swath, is automatic feed, and has an adjustable handle with an easy-start trigger. This is an affordable and well-reviewed weed eater; about the only complaints we found concerned the limited battery life, but this doesn't interfere with its ability to trim a small suburban yard.

Black & Decker Grass Hog NST2018 reviews enthusiastically praise the features and performance of this cheap, battery-powered string trimmer. Some of the descriptive words and phrases used in reviews on Amazon include fantastic, easy to use, lightweight, and powerful; of more than 600 user reviews of the Black & Decker Grass Hog stretching back to 2004, three-quarters award it four or five stars. Reviews at Sears are similarly laudatory, commenting on its easy start, user-friendly automatic string-feed system, and the results (i.e., a well-trimmed and -edged yard). Some users, however, air a few gripes in reviews, mostly having to do with the short battery life (10 minutes max, they report, even after 18 hours of charging) and too much wasted line; unhappy consumers say they've had to keep multiple batteries charged just to finish their yards in one day.

The Black & Decker Grass Hog NST2018 (starting at $89) has a lot of features going for it, including automatic feed, instant start trigger, adjustable handle, 12-inch cutting path, and ability to edge borders and clip grass. It comes with two rechargeable 18-volt batteries and a battery charger. The Black & Decker Grass Hog weighs 6.8 pounds, is Energy Star Certified, and carries a two-year manufacturer's warranty.

Aside from some complaints about the limited battery life and grousing about rapidly disappearing string, users have only good things to say in Black & Decker Grass Hog NST2018 reviews. The backup battery included with this cheap weed eater is a plus, as is the dual functionality (just flip the head to go from edging to trimming). Our take on the battery situation: this cheap weed eater is meant for small yards. If that limitation suits you, the Black & Decker Grass Hog is a worthy buy.

Raechel Conover

Raechel Conover is a freelance writer whose work has appeared on Yahoo, blogs, and other websites. She's a self-confessed shopaholic and frugal mom, always scouring the sale and clearance racks for deals and taking full advantage of free community activities and events with her husband and young sons.

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