The Black and Decker CM1936 Cordless Lawn Mower: A Review
With advances in battery technology cordless lawn mowers are now posing a challenge to their gas powered counterparts. In the past cordless mowers have tended to be limited by a lack of power and a lack of charge time. However, these days both of these issues have become less significant. One of the most popular models is the Black and Decker CM1936 Cordless Lawn Mower.
With a 36 Volt battery this model has plenty of power without any of the mess and hassle of a gas powered mower. It has an efficient design which means that the battery charge lasts longer and will typically mow up to a third of an acre on a single charge. The battery is removable so if you have a large plot you have the option of purchasing a second battery.
Unlike gas powered mowers there is no pull start cord to contend with and all the difficulties in starting that this can bring. Instead it has a system where you insert a key, flick a handle and you are away. The motor is very quiet, far quieter than a gas mower.
Whilst corded electric mowers are easy to use with no mess and hassle, they are severely limited by the fact that you have to deal with an electric cable. Using an extension cable will increase the range but has serious safety implications.
The CM1936 is designed so that it mulches the grass clippings back into your lawn so that it not only takes away the hassle of collecting he clippings, but it feeds the lawn at the same time. However, if you prefer to collect the clippings in the traditional way to put onto your compost, then a rear bag for the purpose is also provided.
Gas powered mowers contribute significantly to the harmful emissions released into the atmosphere. Cordless lawn mowers do not produce any emissions directly, although it should not be forgotten is that a certain amount of power is required to charge the mower's battery and this in itself may produce some emissions (unless your supplier produces its power through sustainable means), albeit indirectly.
Overall, the Black and Decker CM1936 Cordless Lawn Mower performs easily as well as a gas powered mower, but without any of the hassle of dealing gas and oil cans, and none of the difficulties in starting. There are certainly good reasons why this is one of the best selling lawn mowers.