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Black & Decker CM1936ZF2 push mower

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Type: Electric-battery push mowers
About - Black & Decker CM1936ZF2

The Black & Decker CM1936ZF2 is a push mower available from Black & Decker. The CM1936ZF2 typically costs $449.99.

Consumer Reports recommends that you match the features on a model to the needs you have. Here's our take on some of the specifications and features that are commonly available on push mower models like the CM1936ZF2.

Can bag:
Indicates whether the mower can cut in the bagging mode. In this mode, the clippings are gathered in a removable catcher. Lawns tend to have the best appearance after cutting in this mode because the mower essentially vacuums the lawn clean and leaves very little debris behind. This advantage is offset by the need to periodically empty the catcher and dispose of the grass clippings.

Can mulch:
Indicates whether the mower can cut in the mulching mode. In this mode, the discharge port is closed off, and the mower re-cuts clippings until they're small enough to settle and decompose in the lawn. Cutting in this mode reduces the need to fertilize the lawn because some of the nutrients from the clippings are returned to the soil. It is also more convenient because there is no need to empty a catcher or dispose of any clippings. Certain conditions are required for successful mulching, and if these conditions are not met, many visible clippings can be left behind on the lawn. For successful mulching, one should avoid cutting more than one third of the grass's length, cutting wet grass, or cutting at too fast a pace.

Can side discharge:
Indicates whether the mower can cut in the side-discharge mode. In this mode, the mower simply discharges the clippings off to the side of the mower. Depending on the length of the grass cut, this method tends to leave many visible clippings behind. This mode is preferable when cutting tall grass because the mower is less likely to clog, since the clippings are quickly removed from the deck.

Tested Model
The Ratings of Black & Decker CM1936 were applied to untested model Black & Decker CM1936ZF2, which in our judgment is enough alike in its performance, features, and specs that our test results apply to both.
Black & Decker CM1936
Price range:
$10.96 - $530.01
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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 CM1936ZF2
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 CM1936ZF2
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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
No cords, no gas, love it!!
Best Uses
Quiet No Pollution
So far so good! Easy to use, very quiet, cuts my smaller lawn really well . No cord, no gas, just love it.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)
Bye-bye power cord
2 Batteries
Clean electric power
Easy-fold handle
Freedom from power cord
Push-button height adjust
Stand-up compact storage
Twist knob mulchbag
Lead-acid batteries
Best Uses
Mow and mulch convenience
One battery seems ample for my average-sized yard. But, having a spare that can be easily dropped in is a blessing.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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