Review of BLACK & DECKER 18 in. 36-Volt Cordless Electric Lawn Mower (Model: CM1836)
Reviewed on: February 17, 2014
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Pros & Cons
The BLACK & DECKER CM 1836 is an electric lawn mower with 18 in. wide path and a 36-Volt integrated battery for cordless operation. The CM1836 cordless mower provides the freedom of a gas mower with the convenience of an electric mower. It is simple to start and requires no gas, oil or tune-ups. It is ideal for lawn areas typical of up to a 1/3 acre home site. It can bag the clippings or is equipped for mulching. This lawn mower is much quieter than gas mowers allowing for early morning mowing without waking the neighbors. You can adjust the height of all four wheels at once with the pull of a lever.
The Black & Decker CM 1836 comes with 3 cutting options where users can choose to mulch, store cut grass in the rear bag, or discharge from the side. Users can easily fold the mower for upright or compact storage, which is ideal for small spaces in sheds or garages. And a soft grip handle provides maximum comfort while mowing the lawn.
However, according to some user reviews, the height and wheel adjustment lever of the mower can be a bit tricky to control as the lever does not hold the deck and wheels up at the appropriate level. Also, this lawn mower becomes expensive when the battery dies since battery replacement cost can be high.
Overall, the BLACK & DECKER 18 in. 36-Volt Cordless Electric Lawn Mower (Model: CM1836) provides freedom from gas, cords and oil when mowing your lawn. It is easy to charge, start and use withiut fumes from gas or too much noise. With this high-performance cordless mower, you can create and maintain a manicured lawn without the hassles, expense, and emissions of a gas-powered model.
- Voltage: 36 V
- Cutting Path: 18 "
- Height Adjustment: Single point
- Weight: 62 lbs
- Cutting Heights: 1-1/2" - 3-1/2 "
- Mulching Capability: Yes
- Ideal Property Size: Up to 1/3 acre
- Charge Time at 60%: 4 hrs
- Charge Time at 100%: 12 hrs
- Power Source: Battery
- Assembled Height: 40.5 in
- Assembled Depth: 60 in
- Assembled Width: 21 in
- Product Weight: 76 lbs.
Review Group #: 1
Holds charge very well • Mows a medium size yard on one charge • Battery charges quickly
Review Group #: 2
No gas or oil to buy • Has more than enough power • Doesn't use cords or gas • Nice and quiet • It becomes expensive when the battery dies
Review Group #: 3
Battery holds the charge well and lasts a long time
Review Group #: 4
Easy to assemble grass catcher • Easy to start and operate • Runs smoothly • Mulches nicely • Lightweight • Easy to store • Powerful
Review Group #: 5
Wheel height adjustment lever does not hold the deck and wheels up at the appropriate level • Height adjustment doesn't stay in place
Review Group #: 6
Plenty of power if you cut your grass every 5 or 6 days • Cuts grass evenly • Easy to empty grass bag • Starts easily • Works quietly
Where to Buy
HomeDepot.com Rating: 4.00 stars from 205 reviews, Price: $349.00
Lowes.com Rating: 3.95 stars from 66 reviews, Price: $349.00
Walmart.com Rating: 4.30 stars from 48 reviews, Price: $299.00