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Black & Decker CM1936 Lawn mower & tractor

 
Approximate retail price:
$349.00
Summary: This Black & Decker 19-inch, battery-powered push mower is a basic model.
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Type: Electric-battery push mowers
About - Black & Decker CM1936

The Black & Decker CM1936 is part of the lawn mower & tractor test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, push mower models like the CM1936 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Mulching:
Reflects a combination of evenness, which is how close the mowers came to even, carpet-like mowing, and how completely the mower distributed its clippings over the lawn's surface.

Bagging:
Denotes a combination of evenness, which is how close the mowers came to even, carpet-like mowing, and how much clippings the bag held before it filled or the chute clogged.

Side discharging:
A combination of evenness, which is how close the mowers came to even, carpet-like mowing, and how evenly clippings were dispersed from the side-discharge chute.

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About This Brand

Black & Decker is the leading manufacturer and marketer of corded electric and electric rechargeable mowers. Black & Decker mowers are available in only sub-20-inch cutting widths and in mulching and rear-bag configurations. Black & Decker mowers are widely available online and through Home Depot, Lowe's, and Wal-Mart.

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Features & Specs - Black & Decker CM1936
info Can bag Yes
info Can mulch Yes
info Can side discharge Yes
info Deck size (in.) 19
info Engine size 36 volts
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User Reviews - Black & Decker CM1936
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4.0
Best buys aren't always new.
2/24/2015
Pros
Mulches well
No Petro-smells
Quiet
Cons
Not For Tall Grass
Thick Grasstwo Passes
Best Uses
Small to Medium Lawns
Comment:
I've the older 24 volt CMM1200 model. Purchased at a thrift store as a CMM1000,, working, for $30. Googling an owner's manual, discovered a recall was made. Entire charging/ starting system replaced at no cost. Returned to me badged as a CMM1200. Original used battery lasted 18 months, replacement cost $110, still in use 4 years later. Will bog on thick grass. Solution: don't wait until you're ankle deep. Zoysia should be cut short, which means more frequent mowing with this machine. I can mow front yard in 20 minutes. Backyard is St. Augustine, and I cut that at maximum height of mower deck.Very maneuverable. Follow charging instructions. Use proper, sharpened, balanced, mulching blade. Repeatedly mowing into stumps isn't very smart, whether a gas or electric mower.<br />Best features: None of the noise or smell or hazards of a gas mower. Effortless starting.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
poor performance and longevity.
9/3/2014
Pros
Cons
Poor Performance And Long
Best Uses
Comment:
mower used to cut residential yard approx. 3,000 sq. ft. Mower is approx 3 years old and self drive is malfunctioning and the battery is depleted to the point where its only good for about 1,000 sq. ft. of yard cutting. called repair service they want 225.00 or more to fix. I would not recommend this mower. Buyer beware
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Great mower, love it!
3/23/2014
Pros
Adequate power
Clean - No Exhaustfumes
Good battery life
Low noise
No Cord
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
I have a large double corner lot. It will do the whole yard on one charge unless the grass is really high. I love not having to pull start, keep gas, and no tune up in the spring or winterize in the fall, no filters to clean. I also like not breathing all the petro fumes. I have had it for over a year now.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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