Black & Decker ST7700 Review

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There are pros and cons for this cheap weed eater and edger, according to Black & Decker ST7700 reviews. On the one hand, it's considered a strong machine that trims and edges just fine, according to some reviews on Amazon; on the other hand, users grumble about durability problems and string that runs out fast because of the continuous feed. The Black & Decker ST7700 (starting at $45, Amazon) also finds critics among users posting reviews at Ace Hardware; some rave about its power, light weight, and ease of use while others point to the same issues that irk the consumers who posted reviews on Amazon.

Yet another cheap dual-purpose (edge and trim) string trimmer from Black & Decker, the Black & Decker ST7700 draws power from an electric outlet to feed its 4.4-amp motor. It cuts a relatively wide 13-inch swath and weighs a light 4.5 pounds. The string feed is automatic and the Black & Decker ST7700 carries the typical two-year warranty.

Based on the mixed Black & Decker ST7700 reviews this model receives, it doesn't seem like the best Black & Decker string trimmer for your money, despite the relatively cheap price. We have some concerns about the rate at which string reportedly disappears and about durability. There's nothing special about this model and we think you'd be better served with a different choice.

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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