BLACK+DECKER STC1820PC-GB Cordless 28 cm String Grass Trimmer 2.0Ah Lithium Ion Battery, Orange


Battery included
Cutting swathe 28cm 28cm
Line cutting speed 5500 – 7400 rpm 5500 – 7400 rpm


Weight: 2.6 kg
Dimensions: 1 x 1 x 1 cm; 2.6 Kilograms
Model: STC1820PC-GB
Colour: Orange
Manufacture: Stanley Black & Decker
Colour: Orange

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148 Responses

  1. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    What a great Strimmer, I wish I had forked out long ago for a battery powered version. No trailing wires or the need to buy petrol, I’ve had both types. Recommend this highly. Very light to use. Can’t praise it enough. I bought an additional battery for a back up for when it’s long job of work.

  2. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    What a great Strimmer, I wish I had forked out long ago for a battery powered version. No trailing wires or the need to buy petrol, I’ve had both types. Recommend this highly. Very light to use. Can’t praise it enough. I bought an additional battery for a back up for when it’s long job of work.

  3. TGNDireGaming says:

     United Kingdom

    What a great Strimmer, I wish I had forked out long ago for a battery powered version. No trailing wires or the need to buy petrol, I’ve had both types. Recommend this highly. Very light to use. Can’t praise it enough. I bought an additional battery for a back up for when it’s long job of work.

  4. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Golden Review Award: 2 From Our UsersThis Black & Decker strimmer STC1820PC-GB is far and away the best strimmer I have ever had. My old Black & Decker strimmer finally gave up after about 15 years of service. This beauty is light even though it has a battery, it emits about 20% of the noise of my old strimmer so doesn’t disturb the neighbours, it is efficient when trimming borders which is all I ask of it mostly, the wheel is really useful when cutting borders, it has two speeds and the slower speed is best for borders and uses less power from the battery. Really pleased with it – so if you’re looking for a strimmer to keep your flower bed and path borders neat, this is the one for you.

    The best strimmer I have ever had

  5. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    It’s great…..and the perfect size,but I found some gaps.Julie motioned to me that it reminded her of a Manhattan skyscraper but that the skyscraper was not usually black and red(yawn!)It came with tape on the outside which made access quite awkward and one of its corners was slightly misinformed but Julie motioned to me that she thought it gave it a little West country charm.It wasn’t particularly heavy,but it was weighted awkwardly, although just nine of my neighbour’s friends, parents children made light work of transporting it into my Lower paddocks,where we all admired it’s simple,elegant design.Unfortunatly the weather was against us and the children went home. The next visit, it had lost most of its ridgidity and the shine was gone.But I think generally,it was still in quite good condition.

    Lightweight, easy to transport.

  6. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Cuts well and easy to figure out although instructions poor
    Battery life adequate but only about half an hour on turbo which is needed for rougher and higher patches
    Easy to recharge though with B&D battery which you can use on other devices from them.

  7. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Great strimmer ours was on its last legs.
    And the wire was a bit of a pain
    Never had any cordless garden equipment before.
    Hubby was really pleased with it and a great price.
    The only thing he didn’t like was the wheel stopped him going
    As close to the edge as he would like.
    Hence the 4 stars

  8. Random Lengths News says:

     United Kingdom

    Chose B&D, now conjoined with Stanley, the US Tools giant, as a long established name, as apart from the countless Chinese cheap ones on the market, as quality always questionable. This is great, and got the lawn down from over a foot in minutes, due to recent rain, not able to cut it! Go for well established Company Names, not cheap imports, where spares will be virtually unobtainable!

  9. MelinaBrehm says:

     United Kingdom

    Got it to replace a B and D electric mains, but its not as powerful which leaves me a bit disappointed. It was easy to assemble, and its easy to use, with the freedom you get from a battery, but the battery doesn’t seem to last as long as other items I use, and its not that good for longer or tougher grass. Its early days and I hope I’ll get used to i

  10. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Got it to replace a B and D electric mains, but its not as powerful which leaves me a bit disappointed. It was easy to assemble, and its easy to use, with the freedom you get from a battery, but the battery doesn’t seem to last as long as other items I use, and its not that good for longer or tougher grass. Its early days and I hope I’ll get used to i

  11. MarisolStoll says:

     United Kingdom

    Got it to replace a B and D electric mains, but its not as powerful which leaves me a bit disappointed. It was easy to assemble, and its easy to use, with the freedom you get from a battery, but the battery doesn’t seem to last as long as other items I use, and its not that good for longer or tougher grass. Its early days and I hope I’ll get used to i

  12. Fox News says:

     United Kingdom

    Got it to replace a B and D electric mains, but its not as powerful which leaves me a bit disappointed. It was easy to assemble, and its easy to use, with the freedom you get from a battery, but the battery doesn’t seem to last as long as other items I use, and its not that good for longer or tougher grass. Its early days and I hope I’ll get used to i

  13. Felix Page says:

     United Kingdom

    Great for a small garden like mine, charged once & used several times edging my lawn & clipping the bits i cant get to with the lawnmower. Only let-down is the charger, 400mah :-{ . for a 2 ah battery which is included with the strimmer ,it takes the charger around 6 hours (yes that’s 6)to fully charge the battery.
    Other than that , great strimmer for the price.

  14. BarbraCaraballo says:

     United Kingdom

    Prompt delivery. Very pleased with this strimmer. No flex to get limit use. Battery included, charger included. And I didn’t need to assemble it! Just one screw to fit the shield, simple. I needed a light easy to use strimmer, being a small elderly female. I used it to strim my bank and wall at the side of my lane, a challenge for a small strimmer but it managed it no problem and the battery held out no problem for quite an extensive job. Mostly it’s used to keep my large garden in check, it’s perfect. Very pleased with it.

  15. ErvinBirch says:

     United Kingdom

    Golden Review Award: 5 From Our UsersSummary: easy to adjust, well made and good quality; I get about 45 minutes mixed (high and low speed) use out of a fully charged battery; cutting power and edging very good.

    As context, I was actually looking for a strimmer with a power cord, as I was expecting cordless ones to be a bit disappointing in performance and battery life. Doing my research, I found that a lot of people feel the same, and I also found that rechargeable strimmers are surprisingly expensive!
    I also found a lot of unknown brands, which were also fairly expensive, and had very mixed reviews. All this left me unwilling to purchase.

    So I started again, this time focusing my search on:
    – brand (focussing on well-known ones like Bosch and Black & Decker)
    – weight (as I realised this would be a potential drawback given weights of up to 3.5kg I’d found during the first search)
    – battery life (where I could find it – not all manufacturers give an estimate)
    – power (I wanted something that would be reasonable for fairly light use; I knew I wasn’t going to be clearing undergrowth on a regular basis!)

    I found that a lot of strimmers now use proprietary blades, which can be difficult to find, cost more than nylon line, and cause regular interruptions to use as they need to be changed fairly frequently. I decided to focus on nylon line strimmers.

    In the end, this Black & Decker strimmer was one of two on the shortlist, and was my choice due to the price! The other one came without a battery and charger, which added another 40 or so. I won’t name the other brand and prices go up and down a lot anyway, but do be aware of accidentally buying a so-called “bare” product!

    I’ve used it several times now, including clearing a friend’s much larger garden. Using the a mix of the normal (5500rpm) and turbo (7400rpm) I got about 45 minutes use from a full charge, which included a significant amount of “undergrowth” clearing that I wouldn’t typically be doing. Your usage will of course be different to mine, but if you’re doing normal speed trimming and edging, I’d expect to get 45 minutes to an hour out of the product on a single battery charge, which is hopefully plenty for the majority of gardens. (If yours needs more than an hours trimming each session, you’ve probably already got a gardener anyway!)

    Pros:
    – fairly lightweight (2.1kg)
    – well-balanced and significant adjustment in length
    – easy to assemble
    – uses nylon line, not proprietary blades

    Cons:
    – rechargeable battery has a finite life (so get a mains-powered or petrol driven one if you need open-ended usage)

    Tips:
    – watch out for “bare” products (i.e. without battery and charger) unless you’ve already got the battery on other tools from the same manufacturer
    – check out the weight of the strimmer: there’s variation by more than 1kg in otherwise similar models in some cases!
    – make sure you know whether it uses continuous nylon line or individual blades; I’d recommend line as it’s much easier to change and makes continuous use easier

    Overall, I happily recommend this, and even if it’s not for you, do consider if the criteria I’ve included in the review help you to choose your own (different) one.

  16. BonitaKellerman says:

     United Kingdom

    After struggling for years with another manufacturers strimmer, and suffering endless line feed troubles, I abandoned strimmers altogether.
    Then saw this item and thought I’d give it a chance.
    So pleased with it. Line has not missed at all as yet. Battery life is great. It’s lightweight. Best of all, no power cord to work around.

  17. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    After struggling for years with another manufacturers strimmer, and suffering endless line feed troubles, I abandoned strimmers altogether.
    Then saw this item and thought I’d give it a chance.
    So pleased with it. Line has not missed at all as yet. Battery life is great. It’s lightweight. Best of all, no power cord to work around.

  18. ByronStClair says:

     United Kingdom

    I need a battery strimmer to cut the grass paths around my allotment. This is my third strimmer. First one (another make) packed up after 4 years, so I ordered a new one (again another make) which was faulty, I returned it the day after I had received it. This strimmer is excellent. It handles really well with efficient cutting and the battery lasts longer than either of my previous strimmers allowing me to complete the whole job without having to charge the battery up before I’ve finished.

  19. Rebecca Myers says:

     United Kingdom

    Really happy with this purchase. Fully charged it on arrival, have cut a decent size garden and used this on the grass borders around 4 times since and it is still going strong from the original charge.
    Was easy enough to put together, does not feel to heavy and is easy to manipulate around the edges by the fencing with a jog wheel that helps maintain the right distance. When the wire breaks it automatically re-spools. So much superior to the cheaper models. Well worth the money.

  20. LanceCaruso says:

     United Kingdom

    I think this will be a great little machine, once the grass is shorter, but didn’t cope too well with the long grass even though I had it on turbo setting. I felt that it needs something more robust for longer, thicker growth and was surprised that it only had one plastic cable and not two. I can’t comment on the battery life, as I have only used it the once so far. Now waiting for the ground to dry out following heavy rain! It wasn’t difficult to put together, the weight was good and the price is reasonable for the good quality product.

  21. LinetteKav says:

     United Kingdom

    Very easy to use, and being able to switch to edge trimming saves so much back strain. In a large garden it leaves the grass with half a haircut on one charge, so I bought a second battery. Also, charge the battery just
    prior to using as it loses charge quickly. This is the only downside, but once charged it’s great.

  22. StewartRaine says:

     United Kingdom

    I’ve now used it seriously three times on two properties, and the big standout feature is the long battery life – I haven’t flattened it yet. It’s lightweight and also very well-balanced, which makes it so much less effortful to use. It destroys efficiently with a high degree of precision around garden plants. The simple kerb-edging adjustment is a real bonus. A great piece of kit, and brilliant for the price.

  23. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    This continues bringing together a new family of garden tools. It’s an excellent piece of equipment, solid, handsome, well designed, easy to set up, well balanced and very efficient.

    For its first job, it has done a much needed clearance of unsightly fringes, rampant weeds and yard invaders with no trouble at all. Light on the arms but tough on vegetation, tough on the causes of vegetation, as someone might once have said.

    I obviously don’t know yet how long the cord will last or how far a charge will get me. It worked for half an hour at full power and feel sure it will do rather better than that.

    Highly recommended. Keep ’em coming, Black and Decker.

  24. GrazynaMcknight says:

     United Kingdom

    Arrived well ahead of schedule, would described as a well designed trimmer, easy to change over for edging of lawn, “which should have a 2” + clearance before contact with soil…assembly relatively straight forward following a well illustrated instruction document, the exception being the grass deflection guard) where heavy hand pressure was required to engage plastic clips, assistance of a second person is helpful…well balanced with the smaller person in mind, battery life adequate for general clean-up and edging. “Nice bit of kit from B & D” quick response from seller to be noted.

  25. DemetriaBurroug says:

     United Kingdom

    I am sure it will be very good as I have bought Black and Decker products previously. However I have yet to try it. I did find removing the string casing somewhat difficult though.

  26. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    I am sure it will be very good as I have bought Black and Decker products previously. However I have yet to try it. I did find removing the string casing somewhat difficult though.

  27. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    I am sure it will be very good as I have bought Black and Decker products previously. However I have yet to try it. I did find removing the string casing somewhat difficult though.

  28. MaryjoE19gke says:

     United Kingdom

    I know that if I have to unravel and connect up a power cable it’s less likely that I’m going to use the strimmer, so a cordless one had to be the answer. It also needed to come complete with battery and charger.
    The last strimmer I bought – a Black & Decker one, years ago – was just that: A strimmer. Mains-powered, very lightweight, and devoid of all of the ‘helpful’ wheels and handles and twist-locks on this modern one.
    Saying that, it works well and does what I want it to do now that I’ve removed the irritatiing edging wheel.
    I’ve no idea about battery life (ie. how long the battery lasts before no longer being able to retain charge) as I’ve not had it long. I was able to do what I needed to do on a single charge each time (at least 20 minutes). The battery itself is pretty light and doesn’t add much to the overall weight when in use.

  29. CameronConeybee says:

     United Kingdom

    I bought this as a replacement for an old one. It was on a good offer from Amazon recently.
    The strimmer works perfectly in a domestic garden. The line feeds cleanly and cuts as required.
    The included 2mah battery lasts long enough for my tasks but I will buy a spare. They are not expensive online. The only criticism is that the included charger is very feeble and takes 5 hours to charge the battery. Another reason to buy a spare battery.

  30. Jamie says:

     United Kingdom

    This grass trimmer was bought for use on a sloping area where a power cable was the last think I needed. I was prepared for slightly less power and thought, on balance, that was a price worth paying. The trimmer is just as powerful as a corded one, well balanced and very easy to use. The telescopic element is very useful and easy to adjust. The battery installation and removal is very easy and the whole product, albeit mainly plastic,has a very sturdy feel to it. All in all a very impressive piece of kit that looks good and performs well. The automatic strimmer cable release is very useful and saves time having to release the cable manually.

  31. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Very pleased with automatic feed. Makes everything much easier.
    Only complaint with this is that my Fatmax drill which has the exact same. Battery is not interchangeable with this one due to the configuration of the plastic. This also applies to the chargers. They are deliberately arranged so that cannot be interchanged although they are all under the same umbrella company.

  32. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Very pleased with automatic feed. Makes everything much easier.
    Only complaint with this is that my Fatmax drill which has the exact same. Battery is not interchangeable with this one due to the configuration of the plastic. This also applies to the chargers. They are deliberately arranged so that cannot be interchanged although they are all under the same umbrella company.

  33. ChongLenihan says:

     United Kingdom

    I mostly bought this strimmer for maintenance work at my allotment. There’s a communal grass path off the main path that leads to my plot that can get a bit long. It’s about 30-40 meters long and I managed to strim the lot on one charge while it was long and wet in around 20-25 minutes on the strimmer’s turbo setting which I thought was good enough.

    For lawn edge work at home, in my front and back garden, on the slower setting, the battery is more than adequate. The edging function with the wheel is really good for this and moving all of the parts around – extending the pole, rotating the head, opening out of the handle – are all a breeze.

    The automatic line feed is also so good to have.

    After my 25 minutes stint at the allotment, both of my forearms were aching and I felt it the next day so it’s not as light as you first think. I’m also only 5’10” and feel like this is the max comfortable height you could be to use this, as I have it extended to max size and it’s ideal.

    Got this when it was on offer for 67 and I can certainly recommend at that price.

  34. LashondBladen says:

     United Kingdom

    Have had our Black & Decker strimmer now for about five years and it has performed valiantly, still on its original battery, so I’m very pleased with the purchase. It holds its charge well and I get at least 20 mins running time from each full charge. To replace an exhausted spool line it’s quite simple to unclip the spool holder and insert either a new full spool, or wrap a re-fill spool line around the spool and through its little hole. This is a very sturdy, easy to operate, well-designed machine that is a credit to the B&D line of products, in my opinion. Its recharging is a simple matter of unhitching the small lithium battery unit from the handle and plugging it into its charger cord unit for about 20 mins-30 mins if charge is totally spent.

  35. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    I was a little worried after reading other reviews about the dreaded whell however it wasn’t a problem at all it went right up to the edges without a problem and the wheel has a screw so you can remove it if you really wanted.good easy to use and we’ll buil

  36. SibylLanexet says:

     United Kingdom

    I was a little worried after reading other reviews about the dreaded whell however it wasn’t a problem at all it went right up to the edges without a problem and the wheel has a screw so you can remove it if you really wanted.good easy to use and we’ll buil

  37. Drew Stearne says:

     United Kingdom

    I was a little worried after reading other reviews about the dreaded whell however it wasn’t a problem at all it went right up to the edges without a problem and the wheel has a screw so you can remove it if you really wanted.good easy to use and we’ll buil

  38. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Was easy to assemble. Battery charging system easy and fitting into the strimmer easy. Battery life ok, but to use on an allotment a spare is a must, depending on the size of cause. We have 4 batteries for our sized allotment. It is a must have tool for the cutting down of the weeds and grass on the borders. Would not be without it.

  39. LeonardTubb says:

     United Kingdom

    got tired of buying cheap strimmers that never lasted long; this costs a bit more but so far has worked much more efficiently easy to use, does take a bit longer to charge but then charge works longer ! Good value.

  40. SherrilHumphrey says:

     United Kingdom

    got tired of buying cheap strimmers that never lasted long; this costs a bit more but so far has worked much more efficiently easy to use, does take a bit longer to charge but then charge works longer ! Good value.

  41. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    got tired of buying cheap strimmers that never lasted long; this costs a bit more but so far has worked much more efficiently easy to use, does take a bit longer to charge but then charge works longer ! Good value.

  42. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    She insists on doing the strimming and it is light enough for her to handle, the battery lasts long enough for our 200m of lawn and path edging. It feeds line correctly so far. The adjustable length allowed us to adjust it and the switch to edging is simple. Perfect.

  43. AlejandNiland says:

     United Kingdom

    She insists on doing the strimming and it is light enough for her to handle, the battery lasts long enough for our 200m of lawn and path edging. It feeds line correctly so far. The adjustable length allowed us to adjust it and the switch to edging is simple. Perfect.

  44. LillianSloan says:

     United Kingdom

    The trade off is power. If you are used to a more powerful corded machine, this will be noticeably less powerful. With that said, it does get through heavy grass and clumped weeds. The battery life isn’t great, but I’d consider getting a second battery to be able to confidently get through my lawns. Edging feature works well. I now strum and edge in much less time with less hassle.

  45. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    I have used this item twice and it seems easy to use, not too heavy, and it does a good job. Took about 6 hours to charge from when I received it.
    I have only given it 3 stars for battery as I don’t know yet how many times I can use it before I have to recharge.I am very pleased with it.

  46. Hillary says:

     United Kingdom

    Excellent product, lightweight, cuts back stubborn weeds with ease, cannot imagine going back to a cable strimmer.
    A task that normally took 40 minutes to complete was done in half the time. Battery life was impressive.
    Highly recommend this product.

  47. EKRDennyqk says:

     United Kingdom

    Excellent product, lightweight, cuts back stubborn weeds with ease, cannot imagine going back to a cable strimmer.
    A task that normally took 40 minutes to complete was done in half the time. Battery life was impressive.
    Highly recommend this product.

  48. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Very easy to assemble as it’s pretty much packed and arrived assembled. I find it to be of excellent value. The battery life is pretty short probably about 20/25 mins of life but i have a black n decker drill so have the two batteries which gives me more than enough time. All in all it is extremely to assemble and use and i have had no trouble after two cuts around my fairly big garden. I’d rate in 9/10 for value and would recommend!

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