Black and Decker GLC3630L 36v Cordless Telescopic Grass Trimmer 300mm
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Read 212 Customer Review(s) for Black and Decker GLC3630L 36v Cordless Telescopic Grass Trimmer 300mm
I wanted a battery operated trimmer that was not too heavy. It is required to work along paths in an allotment block and a track alongside. It handles paths and edges very well. There are some rushes and bramble shoots along the track as well as grass. It will cut new shoots of brambles and the rushes but not older growth and I realise that one needs a heavier duty trimmer for these. I'm extremely happy with the item. It does what I want it to do. Turbo switch is excellent for clearing tougher weeds and grasses. Battery life is excellent for the work I want it to do.
Excellent product good quality and the battery lasts for ages. Very quick to charge. Sometimes needs re strim small areas to get the grass cut.
Excellent service to deliver a good strimmer in very quick time
This is our second Black and Decker GLC3630L, does the jobs we demand of it. Bought from Tooled-Up as they are one of a few companies that sold the strimmer without battery or charger.
Very good service at a good price
This is the second trimmer I've purchased, the first one worked very hard in lots of gardens. Adjustable height, lightweight, battery lasted well even when the lights had gone, sturdy. Saves hours of fiddling in awkward spots. One thing I found difficult, taking the guard off again to deep clean. Hope this model lasts as well as the previous one.
GREAT PRICE PLENTY OF POWER ON TURBO.
Just purchased a second one of these (for my daughter) as I consider it one of the best cordless strimmers currently available. It is rugged enough to handle all tasks with ease. Lightweight, ergonomically designed and easy to handle especially with two separate adjustments for operating comfort. The nylon spools are very simple to change and being a single feed don't jam. Plenty of power from the 36V lithium ion battery to handle the largest of gardens. I would have given this product five stars for build quality but the complete package is let down by the battery charger which from my experience, and also from several other reviewers on the Tooled-Up website (Black & Decker BDC2A 36V battery charger reviews) expect to shell out another £45 or so in approximately two years for a replacement charger which is a shame. B&D need to up their game in this respect.
Bought this to help keep down weeds on our allotment and it does the job brilliantly. Best thing I have bought.
Good product reasonably priced with quick delivery
Really good trimmer. Was able to do a really overgrown garden with ease.
It does everything it says it does on the tin. Lightweight yet robust with excellent battery life and a very short recharge time. I purchased two batteries with the machine which was not only a cost saving measure but has proved to be a prudent move as Iv been invited to practice my technique in my neighbours garden ?? Prior to my purchase I carried out a comparison and can honestly state it was the right choice and good value for money.
Very pleased with the strimmer. I have used it on the allotment and home garden. Not as powerful as the petrol strimmer but perfectly adequate and much lighter and therefore easier to use. Would recommend but would also recommend buying 2 batteries.
Purchased this one for a present as my own had proved so light and easy to use, highly recommended
Light and easy to use and the guard saves you breaking the wire if you get too close to a brick wall. Keeping the battery permanently on the charger means it is always ready to use, and it lasts for a sensible length of time. The slow speed is really only efficient for small or delicate jobs - on my rougher ground the trimmer is much better on turbo setting which is fast and effective, so that is what we usually set it at. The battery so far has always lasted long enough to do the job we want to do. Overall a very useful tool to have and well worth buying.
Great machine just the ticket for our garden, strong and robust. A little disappointed with the edging guide, a wheel would probably suit our block paved edging rather than the metal guide.
I had the same strimmer previously and worked really well so replaced like for like after it stopped working after five years. TooledUp did well with accepting order, timely despatch and good comms, all at a great price.
Well constructed and with excellent performance. Highly recommended. Fast delivery, and Tooled-Up sent an immediate replacement when alerted to a small defective component. So cutting edge service as well!
Great price and a great service, the product spoke for itself and is ideal for the garden.
Easy to put together, easy to use, am highly delighted with the Strimmer. Tooled-up, a company I would recommend, and use again.
Excellent lightweight machine for trimming the grass around trees and the linepost and along the wall. Does exactly what I bought it for with no messing.
Really good piece of kit, even on eco setting more than adequate on a normal lawn. Used a few times, never once had to fiddle with the spool.
My 2nd purchase of a black and decker product from Tooled Up and again it's great value. I especially like the fact that you have different buying options.
Very impressed, auto feed spool is a great feature and battery life is good too
This Black & Decker Strimmer is very good for trimming the edging of the lawn, near to fencing, obstacle and high grass. I am very pleased with this tool cutting ability.
Great product, light enough for me to manage, good value, and better delivery than I was expecting.
Strimmer works well - arrived very quickly.
My daughter and myself both bought this strimmer. Hers is a large garden and mine small to average. Neither of us had used one before. We both have found it easy to use and it does what it’s designed to do. I’m over 70 and fairly small frame. She’s 40 and average build. We both find it easy to use. I find it feels heavy sooner than she does but it’s fine for my smaller garden but she uses it for longer and for longer grass. I’d highly recommend for use by females.
Very powerful device, especially when set on “turbo”. The power output is variable which is perfect when working through the dense stuff. Charge time is also good. Very happy with this product.
I have just used the strimmer for the first time and am very happy with it's performance. I had to cut lawn edges, quite a stretch of long grass and nettles(about 18in high). Performed very well. Much easy than my old petrol strimmer.
The strimmer was easy to assemble, quick to charge, and cleared a scruffy patch of nettles, grass and assorted weeds effectively. Of course this is early days, so can't comment on how robust it will turn out to be. Previous machines have all had power leads, and it's a pleasure to have the battery model. Not sure how the instruction to keep the battery fully charged, will work in practice.
Cracking bit of kit, solid build quality, light weight and the adjustable cutting speed works really well. Battery performance is not the best but its not bad either. Would really recommended this product for small to medium size gardens.
Excellent strimmer, bit pricey but worth it. It handles the rough terrain of my allotment in one charge.
Excellent idea the turbo. And the self feed reel. Havnt had to replace the cord yet so dont know how easy or hard it is to replace. Very good product. Would recommend this product.DWKP
A good strimmer, not cheap but does a very good job.
Took a bit longer to arrive than stated but can understand that in these covid 19 times. The battery wouldn't seat properly but saw that it was being prevented by poor plastic moulding at the top of the handle...bit of a trim with a Stanley knife and all well. The machine itself works exactly how I expected and managed it all on one battery charge. It does tend to eat the strimming line.
I am very pleased with the strimmer, it is light enough for me to use and I am pleased with how it strims my grass and the weeds along side my walls.I would highly recommend it.
Fabulous strimmer...cut through everything it faced with ease due to the turbo feature. The battery when running on econ lasted a good 40 minutes & only took a few hours to recharge.
Great product, does what it claims.
I bought the strimmer as a replacement for an identical one which I had found absolutely ideal until it failed after 5 years. Until if failed, it had exceeded expectations in all respect including battery life. Stems must have got into the gap above the spool and forced the spool away from the body. Despite the spool being loose it worked well for some months but eventually the poor gear engagement stripped the cogs off the plastic gear wheel. I suggest users stop immediate and clear any vegetation that gets jammed.
Solid build and effective performance
Nice strimmer that cuts well. The battery does not last too long, I have a large garden and it just lasts long enough to complete the job. Not noisy or vibrates like a petrol strimmer.
Excellent value for money and does all that I require
Fantastic item. Long lasting battery. Long lasting strimmer line. Variable speed. Does edges as well. Powerful battery. Lightweight. It would take a lot to better it.
My husband is really pleased with this product , he is really pleased with the manoeuvrability of it 10 out of 10 Totally impressed
Very good product I’m using it on my allotment which is quite demanding but it does the job also excellent delivery time came earlier than first notified
Good value from tooled-up. Handle can be adjusted for comfort of use. Tackles long grass well and automatically releases more cord.
I'd never used a grass trimmer before and found it very straightforward and relatively easy. Putting it together from the instructions was a bit challenging but I was glad I'd succeeded! The delivery service from Tooled-up was excellent, fast and efficient and the strimmer arrived along with the spare trimming cord spool I'd ordered.
We have a fairly large garden including large areas that need to be trimmed. This was our first cut after the winter and I was very pleased with how the unit handled it. It easily dealt with some heavy growth in economy mode without having to use the turbo boost and after around 35 mins to complete the garden, there was still one bar (of three) showing on the battery. I was also impressed that the auto line feed work faultlessly. All in all, quite an expensive unit, but works very well - better than mains powered strikers I have had up to now.
Works well and love the fact its cordless. Battery lasted longer than I thought it would
I spent a lot of time reviewing strimmers. Recently moved into my first home where the garden was a bit neglected and consisted of grass, rough overgrown weeds and other stubborn areas. After a lot of time reading reviews I chose this one. I’m really happy with the product, you don’t need it on turbo when doing normal grass (which saves battery) and when in turbo it ploughs through pretty much anything (including brambles which I was impressed with!) I’ve got a reasonable sized garden and managed to do it all comfortably with one charge. Would highly recommend this product.
Product exactly as advertised.
Good Value. Does the job well. It lasted a long time on one charge and the recharge time was quite quick. It is not too heavy. I doubt it would handle tough weeds and brambles, but great for everyday use.
Very pleased works very well
Does everything I hoped especially with the variable speed option.
This grass trimmer is amazing! I used it at a gardening client's of mine and had to buy myself one! Being only 5'2" I struggled with normal size petrol trimmers in that I found them hard to start, too long and too heavy. Even my 6'4" (yes, don't laugh at the difference in our height!) husband says it's good and happily uses it at home. Its quiet, light, telescopic, easily switches to edging and very efficient. Does a really nice job. Also, not too harsh for those gardens where big is not always best. Love it!
This is a good quality product that does the job properly. It gives you somewhere between 30 and 40 mins worth of strimming before it needs recharging. It’s my second one, the last one gave me 6 years of service, so I’m happy.
once again I have returned to Tooled-Up. They provide great service with competitive pricing. The Strimmer is a replacement for the one I bought several years ago which sadly decided to give up the will to strim a few weeks ago. Seeing as I had the batteries and cord (previously purchased from Tooled-Up) I decided to get the same model as when it did work it was very good and the battery lasted long enough and charged up in 1 hr. The eco through to turbo power function is good, one battery on eco lasts for approx 30mins or possibly longer. Obviously this will be shorter time frame the more power you require. Would recommend this sadly discontinued model, it is just the job. Hopefully it will last a bit longer this time round but it does get put through some use.
Very pleased with this strimmer. I must be, this is the 3rd one I've bought. First one lasted 3-4 years, last one only about 2 years (disappointing, but considering the use/abuse it gets, not bad going) so I've bought a replacement. The build quality could be better - I tried repairing the first, using replacement parts, but it didn't help. The second wore out in the same way - the rotating head bit gets very loose and the nylon cog inside wears out. Tried one of the spares I'd bought for the first but it didn't help. Don't suppose regularly getting wire wrapped around the head did it any good! Overall a good machine, light weight but can still cope with some tough weeds, but don't expect it to last forever.
This is just the best strimmer - we've also purchased 2 others for family members. Highly recommend it.
This is a good quality product. It was easy to assemble and quickly get up and running. It is not too heavy so can be used without causing discomfort. I found it copes well with grass and smaller weeds such as stinging nettles although it has more difficulty with larger thistles. Adjusting the length of the trimmer using the telescopic function and converting to edging mode are very simple. I have had some instances of the cord breaking and the end disappearing inside the spindle but this was easy to fix. It works best when set to the turbo mode although this does reduce the operating time until the battery needs charging.
EXCELLENT PRICE AND FAST DELIVERY. HAVE USED IT THREE TIMES NOW INCLUDING SOME THICK BRAMBLE, AND VERY HAPPY WITH THE PERFORMANCE.
I'm really impressed with this product and pleased that I bought the 36V cordless model. The strimmer was very effective at cutting all the grass paths on my allotment and a full battery lasted at least 30 minutes. It is also very light to use compared to a corded or petrol strimmer. I liked the power boost feature which allows ECO or TURBO settings or an optimal setting in between.
So much easier than a petrol strimmer as long as you appreciate it's limitations.
I was really pleased with the strimmer. It did the job better than expected. I thought it might struggle as the grass was a bit long but it did it easy. I bought 2 batteries but only needed 1. It came next day and was in excellent condition. Will order from here again
Read up firstly about other makes .. yea you could pay more for one may be better who knows this one does what it says on the box. My garden is 150mtrs x 50 meters with flower beds and fishpond to go round and my wife uses it with ease and has power left and only used on eco
Really pleased, better than expected
Does everything that I expect at a competitive cost.
The strimmer was of good quality overall & performs well, would recommend this product.
This was the top rated lightweight cordless strimmer in an independent review. After reading customer reviews on Amazon I posted a question and received a reply from Tooled up promptly. I had other questions and contacted the team directly so thank you for all the advice. My strimmer arrived within 24 hours and I was able to put it together with no difficulty at all. Took it for a test drive this afternoon and I am very happy. I have fence lines to keep clear on 13 acres of land grazed by horses. I am 71 and looking forward to many years using this excellent strimmer.
This was the top rated lightweight cordless strimmer I found in an independent review
very good so far time will tell after longer use
had a gtech before this is far superior and good price
I have a petrol strimmer and an electric one but I cannot be more delighted than I am with this battery model. It is so easy and light to use, I would recommend it to anyone.
Excellent service will use again
I never thought I'd be raving about a strimmer but this one is truly brilliant. It was easy to assemble and adjust for height and the battery charged quickly. The build quality appears excellent. The strimmer tackled the lawn edges in my garden with ease, with hardly any noise and no vibrations. I took it out into the field next to my property, where the grass in the unmanaged field is 4' - 5' high and the strimmer sliced through it like butter on the half way power mark between Eco and Turbo modes. I was able to strim a 30m long and one meter wide strip between my fence and the long grass in about 15 minutes. No worries about the weight (I'm a 5'3" pensioner) or battery either. I have only used it once and found it very impressive but time will tell if it lasts the course. My only wish is that I'd bought it earlier.
very quick efficient delivery. trimmer is good and effective, versatile and easy to maintain and use.
An excellent Heavy duty strimmer, bags of power. Variable power switch is really beneficial.
Does a great job of strimming close to a wooden fence. Saves me having to run multiple extension leads as before with my old electric strimmer.
Quick charge. Does a great strimming job. Good on Eco setting too.
First class product
Excellent item, thoroughly recommend
Good product and excellent service
Your service excellent, but product good to use does what it says, light weight for all people, I am still in training at the moment I like it really good kit, time will tell me more. Good price and no petrol start to worry about, charge lasts a long time in my quite large garden, edges lawn well what more can I say, buy one.
Product was as expected and delivered as required.
fine works great
Very pleased with strimmer very easy to use and easily managed waist high stinging nettles and thistles. Battery lasted well and very quick to recharge. Excellent product.
Had the same model as last time. Had it for 6 years and considering the size of garden and how i have used it , its good value.The string is easy to wind on rather than buy the refills and the twist and turn feature for edging is great. As with all things there life comes to an end but very good value for money,Even better has i purchased it without the battery and swapped the old one off onto the new so a good saving there as well.
I have given five stars but have nothing to compare against apart from my old electric strimmer. 36v is powerful enough for small medium gardens. But not enough for larger tuffets. Brilliant to have the freedom of no cables tangling up. Light enough to use, ideal for me.
Does what it says
Excellent service from Tooled-Up, but had problems with couriers in Ireland - altogether it took a week to receive goods. Tooled-Up were very helpful in progressing delivery. I have only used the trimmer once, but it is easy to use and much lighter than my previous petrol trimmer. Also so easy to start compared to petrol, especially after being in storage over winter. Only time will tell how long it lasts.
An affordable garden gadget that is easy to use and does what it says on the box.
Very pleased with strimmer. Delivery was prompt. I popped in a 36v battery from another Black and Decker item I have and commenced strimming the grass. No problems so far.
Wow this is just what I wanted. I threw away my two previous strimmers they were garbage. I spent most of the time fixing the broken cords they were total rubbish. This little baby is the business. Nice and easy to hold feels well put together and well built quality item. No cables as it's cordless and rechargeable. I strimmed my medium size garden and it still had over 60 percent charge remaining. If you thinking about a cordless strimmer look no further just buy it, it's worth the extra money every day of the week.
I bought this B&D Strimmer with 2 batteries to use on my newly acquired allotment. Very impressive performance on one charge using both batteries, lasted over an hour with occasional light use of the Turbo mode! Easy to use and very light.
Sadly not a universal fitting Does a great job all the same.
This is my second B&D Cordless Strimmer - the first was accidentally damaged beyond repair by my son strimming brambles! It was great to find that I could purchase a replacement at a good price, without needing to buy a battery and charger with it. It arrived quickly and is already in use. A great product and excellent service.
Only used once so far on my allotment. Very impressive performance on one charge. Easy to use and not heavy. I had problems with delivery which meant the strimmer had to be sent again. Not TooledUp's fault but I think they should change their courier.
Refreshing to find I could buy a replacement strimmer without having to buy battery and charger as well.
very pleased with this grasstrimmer - does a very good job - can't cut your plants with line - very quiet in use
just what I wanted to tackle an unruly garden. powerful lasting charge not too heavy for me. well pleased
Fast delivery thank you.
So far so good. Charge the battery, whack it in and away you go. Clean, efficient and hassle free.
Very pleased with the Strimmer, it's light weight and being telescopic is very handy when working on a steep slope at the end of the garden, being cordless also helps (no trailing wires) the battery charges in about 20 mins, all in all a quality piece of kit, perfect for my needs. Thanks.
Perfect for our mid sized garden. Very powerful. Easy to put together.
This is my second Black and Decker Strimmer, every bit as good as the one it's replaced. Very swift delivery from this company.
I have just taken delivery of the B&D 36V Trimmer. I ordered it without a battery, as I have three functioning batteries already. I have previously used the identical Trimmer on my two allotments for more than three years, and due to using it for far more arduous tasks than it was designed for, it finally wore out ( I have subsequently obtained the necessary replacement parts, and got it going again for about 1/3 the cost of a new bare unit - another useful feature of B&D products) . This trimmer is easily powerful enough for all normal tasks and has a good battery life. On light duties it should last about 30 mins, in Turbo mode considerably less. I did own an 18V trimmer several years ago, but it just wasn't up to the job. I can highly recommend this trimmer with the proviso that if you use it a great deal on woody undergrowth, it will reduce it's working life considerably. You can judge if you are putting too much strain on it by feeling for play in the revolving head - when this reaches a certain level, the motor metal drive cog fails to engage the plastic (nylon?) gear wheel on the head properly, and it suffers irreversible damage. One niggle is with the automatic line feed. After a while, mine started to consume line at an unacceptable rate - maybe I was just unlucky. This was easily circumvented by disabling the mechanism with a bit of duct tape over the pawl, and advancing the line manually.
This Black and Decker Strimmer supplied by Tooled up is an excellent little machine, light weight but does exactly what the information said it would. Worth 5 Stars
Excellent product, great service from Tooled-up.
The black and decker grass strimmer GLC3630L easily does everything I want it to do on one charge on a medium size garden. I’ve not tried the edge trimming on curves which most strimmer would find challenging. Great product for the money.
I bought this strimmer as a replacement for the same model, which had finally succumbed to very arduous use over a good few years. It is very powerful for a battery-operated strimmer and copes very well with dense vegetation. I find it light and easy to use.
Having had several corded trimmers for many years, I was fed up with constantly standing on the line and getting it tangled around trees. I was not sure that a cordless trimmer would be robust enough to tackle the weeds and coarse grass in my garden, which is quite large. I felt that maybe the battery would not last too long. I was wrong! This trimmer trimmed and edged 3 lawns and a large bank of grass that was made far easier to trim due to the absence of a cord which always used to get in the way. The battery allowed me to finish on one charge using the 'eco' setting and the 'turbo' setting cut down thick weeds and nettles with ease. A great tool at a great price!
Excellent product. Easy to use. Great battery life, ideal for large garden edging. So convenient, as opposed to trailing electric cables, or mixing fuel for a petrol strimmer. Also handy eco/turbo boost setting, for more lengthy grass. Would definitely recommend.
Thought it may not be man enough. But its excellent. No cable, light, recharges in under an hour, lasts long enough to do all my edges, and garden is large. And on turbo is an animal. Have had lots of strimmers over the years, this is my favourite of all. And reasonably quiet too. I recommend it. Indeed have done to my brother.
Only used strimmer a couple of times. Cuts lawn edges quite satisfactorily on low power. Well balanced machine and not too heavy. Battery life does not seem that good but a couple of recharges might perk it up. Head swivels very easily but the wire cutting guard then seems to get in the way.
Good powerful strimmer. Excellent service
I needed a lightweight strimmer with the versatility of cordless machine. This fitted the bill completely. Does the job very well and on eco mode the battery lasts a long time with no loss of efficiency. Very pleased with it - it is a Which best buy with good reason.
An excellent trimmer and an excellent price. I previously had corded trimmers, but wanted a good, cordless version. The reviews for this model were very good and I can only agree how good this is. I have three small/medium size lawns and the battery lasts long enough to strim them all.
Bought this to replace a Flymo I had been using for 4 years until it gave up the ghost. Planned to get a petrol replacement then seen this 36v strimmer and decided to go with this one instead of having the maintenance and constant filling of petrol etc. This product is nice and sturdy, seems well built to last time. Battery charged quickly around 1.5 hrs done it. Something I noticed was there is a single line feed on this strimmer which I thought may not be as good as the double on the previous flymo. Using it was a breeze. I have a small garden from a semi-d house but this strimmer was more than enough to get around it, trim all the edges on half power was sufficient. Crank it up to max power and its impressive however does eat the battery. I got around 25 minutes of trimming before the battery lost its power. I would recommend this tool but for small light jobs and nothing too heavy and once you are aware of this the strimmer will impress.
It does the job.
I have an old Worx cordless drill which still worx okay, even with the original batteries. I also have a Bosch cordless hedge trimmer, which I hardly use now, so I'm not new to cordless power tools. My old petrol McCulloch strimmer gave up the ghost recently so I was looking on Amazon for a replacement petrol strimmer when I noticed the B&D cordless jobbie and thought, why not. I bought it from Tooled Up in the end which offered the same good service as Amazon, but cheaper. Um' the trimmer :) .. I'm very happy with it and it does everything I want it to do, without the noise and fumes of the McCulloch. I've found that having just the one battery is adequate so I won't be buying a second one.
I use a lot of cordless tools in my job as a carpenter and joiner, and the battery on the Black and Decker strimmer is superb. I can not fault this item.
works very well easy to use does not run out of charge even on full power well built I can see this strimmer lasting for years great on the edges
Early days yet but after a couple of uses I am very pleased with the product.
Very quick delivery, better pricing than Amazon and top quality product. Recommend
powerful trim and good value
Wow! That's the fella! This strimmer is ready to go - at a moment's notice. It's powerful, but easy to handle. balanced and effective. None of all that faffing around with fuel, or untangling orange flex. Nope -it's clip in the battery, and off you go! Terrific!
After having my original purchase lost in the post ordered on the 7th April I received it today the 23rd April set it up and it worked just fine Did the job I bought it for so yes I am pleased with my Strimmer. Just wondered if I could purchase extra spools ????
This is a really good strimmer, with variable speed, so much better than my old one which was about £60, Tooled up were the cheapest and the strimmer arrived the following day....5 stars to tooled up
Excellent product. We had a previous model and certainly does a good job.
Excellent piece of kit ! Powerful, easy to use and efficient. Cuts all the grass I need to cut, does it all on Eco mode and I end up with 3/4 charge left !!
An excellent product for my garden! I have two 'elderly' petrol strimmers which are very heavy and cumbersome. This Black & Decker one is light in comparison. It's also very easy to use and has let me do things like strim under a henhouse and inside a small hen run. I've only tried doing edges once - it takes a bit of getting used to but once you have it works very well. Delivery was very prompt although unfortunately the courier delivered it to the wrong house, sending a nice photo to me of the wrong house. It turned up OK the next day. Easy to put together, height adjustable and simple to start and to use. What's not to like?
Bought this to replace a previous one that wore out. It lasted for about 5 years and was excellent so bought another one. Lasts for about 15 mins on full blast, longer if you turn down the speed. I use it for grass, nettles, hogweed, thistles etc, plus the occasional bramble. Works very well. Only gave it 4 stars for build quality, after all I had to buy a replacement!
I had the original version of this strimmer and was happy with it, but I damaged it (my fault, not the strimmer's) and although I repaired it myself it didn't run as smoothly or well. Finally, after having it for four years I bought this new one, but as I already had bought the new version of the battery it was nice to be able to buy just the strimmer without the battery. The new battery (2.0Ah instead of the original's 1.6Ah, so it runs for longer), and possibly some tweaks to how efficient the strimmer itself works, mean that it runs for nearly an hour in eco mode; even when new the original version only ran for about half an hour. So I'm very pleased with this purchase so far.
The item came well packaged, with all the bits that it should have. Assembly was quite easy really, just had to be a bit firm with some bits (you do try to be gentle with a new purchase). The first few days after it arrived it threw it down with rain so could not be used...typical. When hubby did get chance to use it, it worked very well. He appreciates the lightness of the battery pack (this replaces one of about 10 yrs old that had a battery pack you carried with a strap over your shoulder. Also the power is very good, it does a great job at our allotment where the paths grow big clumps of grass that are tough to strim. Battery charging is reasonably quick and lasts enough to do what we need. The only criticism hubby can come up with is that with his old strimmer you could actually angle the head...with this you can't.
Bought this to replace an old B&D 18v strimmer. This is a far better product all round. It feels nicely balanced. The 36v battery takes no time to charge and lasts for ages. It makes a neat job of lawn edges and cuts through fairly tough grass and weeds easily. Very pleased with my purchase.
Excellent for serious work. Charge last about an hour on max power, but with two batteries that's fine. Easy to add new cord.
This was a replacement for the same four year old product that 'died' after twine wrapped around motor and stripped the gears. Apparently you cannot get spare parts for black and decker! I use it on my allotment and it is so superb that many fellow gardeners there have bought the same machine. Powerful and battery lasts long enough to complete half the paths on my ten rod plot.
I am a gardener by trade, and this grass trimmer is absolutely perfect for all the gardens that I maintain. This is the second one that I have purchased, the first one I used for 3 years trouble free, I think that I just wore it out because I have used it so much. The powerful battery lasts a very long time and only takes about 30 minutes to recharge. I would not hesitate in recommending anyone to buy one, you will definitely not be disappointed.
This is the best strimmer I have used and it was highlighted by WHICH as a Best Buy I bought the same strimmer which lasted 3 years
Replacement purchase, last one performed well for over 4 years. would recommend.
Replacement purchase - previous trimmer fell to pieces after 5 years of use (but charger & battery still ok so didn't need to replace). lightweight and powerful (even on the eco setting - which I recommend as it gives about 20-25 minutes of use). can't be bothered with petrol monsters even though I have a one acre garden - if you want something light and easy to manoeuvre this is the deal!
Very impressed by the power of it, hard to think it is only 36 volts. Would be better if it had twin lines to increas cutting speed but that is only nit picking. Variable speed control is novel but it works and I guess saves the battery. All in all a good buy well built
I have had this strimmer for around a month now and must say I am highly impressed with everything about it. This strimmer does what it says on the tin and I would highly recommend this unit
I have owned this machine for a little over six weeks, so i don't feel qualified to comment on reliability so far. i bought this machine, along with the 36v hedge-trimmer gtc3655l20 (also excellent) as both use the same 2ah battery, giving me twice the endurance if required. I also bought the small "lawn mower" deck attachment as i've got a couple of small patches of grass which can't be cut conveniently with a full-size lawnmower. Avoiding dragging around a long power extension cable is a huge advantage and an incentive to do a "little and often" approach. the first thing to note is performance, and i would say it is excellent and the equal of any mains powered strimmer i've owned. The linefeed mechanism appears to work well. as far as endurance is concerned, i have a reasonably large size garden (about 45 metres x 25 metres), and one charge is sufficient for three or so strimming sessions including some heavy stuff under hedges (or which i've got about 25 metres). i would say that if you need something more powerful than this, you need a petrol strimmer with brush-cutting capability. I see no need for a mains strimmer. i have just ordered the 38cm cordless lawnmower in the range (which comes with two of these batteries) on the same "little and often" approach to keeping the lawn in order.
Bought in conjunction with mower, excellent, just as much power if not more than my old mains powered strimmer.
I have not had the trimmer long but feel it will do all that I want of it
Though only used for short period to date, the strimmer is impressive, well designed, well made and well balanced. The battery seems to hold its charge well, and is likely to give at least an hours' use before recharge is required. Not inexpensive, but worth every penny. Highly recommended.
Arrived quickly....Gave battery a 1hr charge and spent 5 mins putting machine together and reading instructions. First use was a very positive experience with no issues
Bought this strimmer to use on my allotment and i am impressed so far. On the economy setting the battery lasted for about 1 hour and coped with grass approximately 5-20cm long. I tried the turbo setting for longer clumpier grass but this drained the battery within 15min. Probably best not to let the grass get too long. This strimmer is light as it is mostly made of plastic and is very easy to use.
The trimmer arrived quickly. It was easy to put together ready for use. Charged the battery. after cutting my 5 lawns i used this trimmer to tidy-up areas the lawnmower missed and after edged the lawn. once i had adjusted it for balance it felt light and comfortable to use. The battery is easy to slot home and remove. I used it for 20 minutes and it had plenty of residue power. No lead and no extension lead to worry about - lovely. Did the job with ease. Unlike my old one I did not have to touch the spool as it fed through automatically. Therefore the job was completed very quickly. It was easy to swivel the head for edging the borders. Quality build and good value for money. Look forward to using it again. I have a b&d hedge trimmer with exactly the same battery - a bonus!
By far the best strimmer i've ever owned. the battery lasts for a long time. my lawns cover approx 1/3 acre and the battery allows me strim my lawn edges at least twice on one charge. no need for mains cables with extension leads, and no petrol engine to mess with. battery technology has come a long way in recent years. the only negative is the lack of a guide wheel.
I bought myself one of these on my dad's recommendation along with the black and decker hedge strimmer. both lightweight, easy to use, sturdy and well made. my friend used mine and also ordered one the same while my father's friend did likewise. very pleased with the product and the quick delivery.
I have had this b&d glc3630lc unit for just under a year . I am very pleased with it , it works fantastic , and since i have had it , only had to charge it 3 times. its so powerful , that i only run it at less than half it speed . for years i have used 240v trimmers , and they are not a patch on this. the other thing to mention is that the line feed system works perfectly . I can not recommend this model enough . 100% perfect. well done b&d , and worth every penny from tooled up. Chris p
Very pleased with this machine. indeed i have just ordered another for our other garden!
Delivery was superbly fast, thank you. this strimmer does just what i want it to do. Easy to control, fast efficient. Thank goodness the nylon cord actually adjusts, normally this is a flaw with strimmers of this kind. battery last very well.
Cut through our overgrown grass and tough weedy patch with ease. Easy to handle and the battery recharges quickly. So far,this strimmer is in a superior class of its own by comparison to other cordless brands we've had.
I bought this after reading all the favourable reviews and have not been disappointed. It's light and very effective and recharges quickly. buy one - you won't be disappointed!
Fast, efficient delivery of trimmer. very pleased with product so far, perfect for strimming the rough ground outside my garden which the council grass cutter always manages to miss. easy to use and battery life excellent. would definitely use tooled-up.Com in the future.
Perfect for edging our large garden. no trailing wire, plenty of power and a long lasting battery. my husband is very pleased.
This is a very good piece of kit for the money. Well designed. Battery lasts about an hour from charge. Great for edging and getting under overhanging shrubs where my mower can't reach. My wife uses it more than me and she finds it light and well balanced for use. Impressed.
I purchased this item, with a little bit of depredation, i was wrong, i cannot fault this grass trimmer in any way, it lasts for an hour on low and half an hour on high, just as it states, it will cut damp grass, no problem, i cannot state enough how delighted i am with this trimmer. Worth 5 stars and not any less.
Does its work well. The best feature is the battery life. i can do 4 times the work of previous models on a single charge. Inclined at times to vibrate. however well happy with its performance.
Bought this for my husband, who finds it works so well. no cords, powerful and the battery lasts ages. more than he needs for our large garden.
Excellent at its job within anticipated limits. The strimmer is light and easy to use, and works well for half an hour on the eco setting which is fine for cutting the long grass on our paddock. The battery charges up fully in an hour and a half - enough time to rake up the cuttings and have a cup of tea before the next session! It struggles a bit with dense, established nettle beds but our previous corded strimmer wouldn't go near them. build quality loses marks for the plastic protector but it remains to be seen how long this will last.
Prior to buying this trimmer i had a 2 stroke petrol one. it used to take me ages to get the machine started and when it did start it often stopped before the job was finished! my wife was genuinely worried about my blood pressure as my language was not for others to hear!! Anyway this machine is terrific, it starts right away and battery seems to last ages, it's quick to recharge and it is a joy to use?? ps - the line also feeds itself????
Very pleased with performance and quality of this strimmer. made light work of overgrown nettles on road side outside my house. light and easy to use; battery life very good even on turbo. Only slight niggle that i had to manually alter the cutting cord which i understood lengthened automatically.
Like this alot. It knocked down nettles easily while on full power but needed a charge soon after. Used it as a hedge trimmer on half power in the shortest position - it did a good job, recommended it.
Not had this strimmer long, but overall very impressed with it. Really light & easy to use, but powerful too. Excellent build quality and design features. The lithium ion battery charges in no time at all, and seems to hold charge for ages. I would definitely recommend this product.
An excellent product the li-on battery makes all the difference.. Highly recommended.
Fantastic bit of kit. Very simple to use, light and powerful. Great for me as i am quite small, but also adjustable for by husband who is tall. Quite pricey for a strimmer but worth it for the more powerful motor.
Excellent time saving product. very effective with long lasting battery.
Been using my new black & decker grass trimmer on my allotment and is giving a first rate performance. Weight is just right, feels good and solid. Dual power control very useful - use turbo on tough and weedy areas and eco for edging. Cutting line lasting well and keeping to good length. Battery life excellent - does all my allotment on one charge. No longer using mower on grass paths - turbo setting does the job in no time. Would like tooled-up for their excellent service. Ordered trimmer in june but out of stock due to high demand. Tooled-up emailed me constantly with updates. Telephone once and also had excellent service. Thank you.
Excellent service and product at a very good price
Powerful for a battery. Long lasting charge. Line feeds easily with no manual intervention. flexibly positioning.
Much better than our old (flymo) cordless strimmer; lighter in weight but performance not lightweight. Used mainly for strimming allotment paths; on eco setting, runs for well over 15 mins, which is sufficient for us (and battery recharges quickly.) shaft length & handle position both adjustable; easy to rotate head position for edging. Removable battery means that the charger can be located apart from where the strimmer is stored. only bugbear is cleaning; there are lots of stiffening ribs under the cover, which fill with grass cuttings. [a design improvement would be to have the ribs on top - less pretty but more functional.]
Really pleased with this, fast, efficient, my allotment looks neat and tidy. Easy to use and so far battery life is great.
Forget petrol strimmers that never start this is the answer.Easy fed line cuts well along walls without wearing away too fast. Not quite a brush cutter but easy to keep garden trim. Two batteries plenty to finish all the garden.
Brilliant tool, i am really pleased with the performance for a cordless, plenty of power, easy to use and plenty of cutting time on one charge.A good idea to use economy cutting or other, depending on what is being cut.No more un ravelling cables and sorting out an extension cable, on the job and working in seconds.
To be fair this has been beyond our expectations. It is simple and easy to use, have used on both grass and weeds. I thought it would stall on weeds but it really did very well. The fact it is is so portable and no need for trailing leads or petrol makes it more desirable. Certainly worth considering for any domestic garden environment.
This trimmer has made such light work of edges and awkward areas of my garden. No tiresome cables and plenty of power from the battery and i can trim all of the lawn edges etc of a reasonably large garden well within the capacity of the battery. The trimmer is well balanced, adjustable in height/ length and a joy to use. It's now one of my favourite garden tools and it's so much quieter than my old mains trimmer. the service from tooled-up was exemplary in terms of promptness, friendliness and price and i will use them again when buying tools etc.