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Black & Decker CM1936
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$159.99 - $400.00
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Summary: This Black & Decker 19-inch, battery-powered push mower is a basic model.
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Community icon38 people have reviewed this model.
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.

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.

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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(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
Great mower, love it!
Adequate power
Clean - No Exhaustfumes
Good battery life
Low noise
No Cord
Best Uses
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.
(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)
Very good well rounded performer
Excellt Charge Duration
Very Manoeverable
Honestly Can't Think Any
Best Uses
Medium Lot Household Use
I try to do as little yardwork as possible and wanted convenience over everything else in a new mower. Have only ever used electric, but got tired of wrangling cords. I really like this mower for many reasons: cordless, removable battery makes the shell very light (I have some steps from front to back yard), charge holds very well (I do three med. patches front, back and occasionally ally parking that gets cut every second time and is thick with weeds--battery handles all three areas in one charge, but you can tell it's low after a heavy weed session in parking patch), very smooth easy height adjust w one lever, I always mulch and clippings largely invisible (v long grass, or if you cut at lowest seeting will leave a small row), use in fall with bagger for leaves (I usu get full bags with lawn covered in leaves--big labour saver as it cleans well and I pour mulched leaves in beds to reduce weeds--see, less time doing yardwork!), the battery is placed in a nice balance point so the machine is easy to move (I push iwth two hands but pull backwards with one hand easily). I paid more, but the machine has improved the little time I do spend on my yard. Not a lot of consumer things I take time to endorse, but this along with an old Camry and Mac stuff, are worth taking time to comment. This was 4th summer with machine haven't noticed any deterioration, use 3-4 times per month.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Poor performer
Bad Value
Clogs easily
No power
Best Uses
Boat Anchor
Wanted a simple to use, quiet mower with a battery instead of messing with gas. This unit is not cheap. It does not perform as advertised. It clogs easily and does a poor job cutting. Returning the product to Black & Decker is difficult and inconvenient. Service center hours are open only during the week and not after 5pm. Requires a long time to receive refund despite paying with a credit card. Don't bother with this product.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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