BLACK+DECKER EM1500

Editor rating

3.9/5 on December 16, 2017

User's rating

359 reviews

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The Black & Decker EM1500 mower is designed to provide amazing yard care without the struggle of managing pull cords. The machine starts with a push of a button, and it will save you lots of time, being a great alternative to gas-powered mowers. Black & Decker is the inventor of the first portable electric drill that has a pistol grip and a trigger switch. What started as a small shop developed into a global manufacturing powerhouse that provides only high quality products to customers around the world.

Features

It saves you time

The Black & Decker EM1500 mower will save you time by eliminating all the frustration caused by pull cords, the hassle of mixing oil and gas, trips to the gas station and back and difficult engine maintenance.

10 amp motor

The mower comes with a 10 amp motor that provides enough power to get the job done in order to maintain your lawn.

15-inch lightweight deck

The Black & Decker EM1500 mower comes with a 15-inch lightweight deck that is really durable, it will not rust, and it’s also easy to clean.

Cutting height range from 1 to 3 inches

The mower has a cutting height range of 1 to 3 inches, and it also comes with a convenient single lever height adjustment that raises or lowers all the machine’s four wheels simultaneously.

Convenient storage

You can conveniently store the Black & Decker EM1500 mower by folding down its handle so that it will be able to fit nicely in smaller places in garages or sheds.

First impression

The unit arrived with a fancy Compact&Go catcher that is also featured in the pics on Amazon, in the presentation videos, and in the list of included features. I can tell you that the Black & Decker EM1500 mower is perfect for both small yards and larger yards with lots of trees and shrubs that conventional sit-down mowers are not able to reach. I needed less than 10 minutes to assemble the machine, and I managed to do this without any problems. The mower is light enough to move it around and maneuver it with ease. In the past, I have used electric mowers, and even if the cord is somewhat of a nuisance sometimes when you’re not going in a completely straight line, for the most part, it’s really manageable once you get the hang of it.

The fact that the machine is so light and also that you don’t have to deal with gas makes this machine and dealing with its cord worthwhile. You can also mow without having the bag attached, and the clippings are shredded really well. Keeping the long cable out of your way while you are mowing is a bit annoying, but this is not a surprise because I was expecting this. Any mower with a cord is the same regarding this aspect. Another great think about the Black & Decker EM1500 mower is the fact that it’s effortless to store. I was able to store it in my shed, and I can tell you that it doesn’t take much space at all. The mower’s design and lightweight are the best features along with its amazing blade that is able to cut flawlessly even thicker grass. Another one of its advantages is the fact that it is much quieter than other mowers that I have tested and I like this really much especially since my neighbors always have a problem with louder noise. Overall, I am definitely pleased with this machine, and I’m glad I purchased it. It does the job just as I expect it for both my back and my front yards. I would recommend this mower to anyone who needs to take care of the lawn in a small to a medium yard and who does not have a problem maneuvering a mowing machine that comes with a cord.

Pros

What to like:

  • The mower’s wheels are positioned in-line with the cutting blade, and this will offer up-to-the-edge cutting along landscape borders and fences.
  • It also comes with a grass bag.
  • The machine includes really detailed instructions to make it easier to learn how to use it.
  • The machine is ideal for yards up to 3,750 square feet.
  • The Black & Decker EM1500 mower comes with PowerDrive technology that provides high-torque cutting of tall and damp grass.
  • A cord wrap system is mounted on the machine to help keep the extension cords tangle free.
  • You can conveniently manage and store the power cords.
  • It comes with a high-quality blade.
  • The machine doesn’t make much noise compared to other models of mowers.
  • There is also a power holder that slides along the machine’s handle for preventing the power cord from getting in the way or under your feet.
  • It’s really lightweight, and this means that it will be easier to maneuver.
  • It is effortless to assemble.

Cons

What to consider:

  • The Black & Decker EM1500 mower catches the clippings in the basket, but it does not chop these up. It’s recommended to use the machine without the basket because this way it’s more comfortable. The basket will get very heavy as it fills up and as a result, the mower will become harder to maneuver.

Warranty

The Black & Decker EM1500 mower comes with a 2-year limited manufacturer warranty.

Final verdict

The Black & Decker EM1500 mower with Edge Max is excellent because it works both easily and flawlessly. The Edge Max will provide a cleaner job with edge cutting, and the Compact & Go will collect up to 25% more grass. In other words, this means less emptying. The grass bag with be either cloth or plastic depending on the availability. The mower starts with just the push of a button, and it provides a great no-mess alternative to gas-powered lawn mowers. By getting this mower, you’ll save time and get the job done great with the results you expect from a high-quality lawn mower.

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