Black & Decker® Introduces New, Cordless Lithium Ion String Trimmer and Edger
Cut more in less time with patented PowerDrive transmission
TOWSON, Md. (EMBARGO – February 1, 2010) – Black & Decker’s® new 20 Volt Max* Cordless Lithium Ion String Trimmer and Edger (LST220) gives consumers what they want: more power, long battery life and great results without the mess and hassles of gas. The exclusive PowerDrive Transmission enables users to cut more in less time** and the Lithium Ion battery holds its charge five times longer than Black & Decker HPB18 batteries, providing long battery life year after year.
“Consumers want maximum performance, and with cordless tools, that means convenience and long-lasting power. The 20 Volt Max* Cordless Lithium Ion String Trimmer delivers on all counts,” said John Weetenkamp, group product manager, outdoor products for Black & Decker. “Unlike other battery-powered string trimmers, Black & Decker’s trimmers use an exclusive gear mechanism to deliver more power from the motor to the cutting string, even when trimming in thick conditions. This means our users get the job done faster and the tool does not bog down in thick grass or tough overgrowth.”
Recognized as the number one selling brand in corded and cordless string trimmers, Black & Decker’s new trimmer is more powerful, lighter weight and cuts more per charge than the competition. The new string trimmer is also a smart, no-mess, no-hassle alternative to gas powered trimmers – with the right amount of power to get the job done. Unlike gas trimmers and their difficult pull cords, this battery-powered trimmer starts instantly with the simple pull of a trigger. It also saves users from the hassles of mixing gas and oil, trips to the gas station and costly engine maintenance. With this new trimmer, users can enjoy the freedom of cordless power – spending less time working on the lawn and more time enjoying their yard.
Black & Decker’s new 20 Volt Max* Cordless Lithium Ion String Trimmer and Edger also includes a number of other convenient features from a telescoping pole that easily adjusts to a user’s preferred length to a spool system that advances the cutting line automatically with no bumping required. The trimmer comes complete with a pre-wound Black & Decker 30’ spool – which is recommended for optimum performance and easily found for replacement at mass retail locations nationwide. The new string trimmer also converts from a trimmer to an edger in seconds and includes two batteries.
The new 20 Volt Max* Cordless Lithium Ion String Trimmer and Edger is part of Black & Decker’s all-new Lithium Ion outdoor system – the largest system on the market today. Seven additional tools compliment the new Lithium Ion line-up, including a hedge trimmer, sweeper, cultivator, pole pruning saw, pole hedge trimmer, chain saw, and powered lopper.
The Black & Decker 20 Volt Max* Cordless LITHIUM Ion String Trimmer and Edger will be available April1, 2011 for $129.97 and comes with two batteries, a charger complete with Smart Charge Technology, one 30’ spool and an unconditional 30-day money back guarantee and a two-year warranty.
* Maximum initial battery pack voltage (measured without a workload) is 20 volts.
Measured under a workload, nominal voltage is 18.
About Black & Decker
Since 1910, Black & Decker has been setting the standard for innovation and design of power tools, accessories, outdoor yard care equipment, home cleaning products, automotive and lighting products, hardware and other home improvement products. The inventor of the first portable electric drill with pistol grip and trigger switch, Black & Decker has evolved from a small machine shop in Baltimore, Maryland to a global manufacturing and marketing powerhouse with a broad line of quality products used in and around the home and for commercial applications. When users need to get work done, they trust Black & Decker for the products that will do the job efficiently and reliably. For more information on Black & Decker’s extensive line of products, visit www.blackanddecker.com or follow Black & Decker on Facebook and Twitter.