Black & Decker ST1000 Review



A very basic and super-cheap weed eater, the Black & Decker ST1000 9-inch impresses users with its performance-to-price ratio. This bump-feed, corded electric model weighs only 3.2 pounds and trims a nine-inch swath, but it gets the job done for a very, very low price.

This is the absolute cheapest string trimmer we found, and Black & Decker ST1000 9-Inch 1.8-AMP Electric Grass Trimmer reviews are mixed. Users posting reviews at Ace Hardware are evenly split: half are quite satisfied, noting it cuts through heavy weeds, tackles large areas, and is easy enough for a child to operate; half aren't thrilled and say it's underpowered, might suffice for a small yard, and is prone to cutting out. Four out of five users give it a favorable rating in grass trimmer reviews on Amazon. These reviews concede it's not the most powerful string trimmer around but say it does a good job for the price.

The Black & Decker ST1000 (starting at $20, Amazon) cuts a nine-inch swath with a 1.8-amp motor; you'll need access to an electric outlet. Unlike other Black & Decker models on our list, this cheap weed eater uses a bump-feed system, which requires a light knock on the ground to feed more cutting line. It weighs only 3.2 pounds, features a cord locking system, and comes with a two-year warranty.

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You can't beat the price of this cheap weed eater. Despite the small motor and a few critical Black & Decker ST1000 reviews, most users like the end results and user-friendly light weight. The Black & Decker ST1000 it is an entry-level model that only trims grass; it does not edge around borders like more expensive Black & Decker string trimmers. But if you want ultra-low price and have a small yard that's not overgrown with heavy weeds, this cheap weed eater may be for you.

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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