Black & Decker® Electric Trimmer (ST4500)

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  • Sub Brand: Groom 'N' Edge
  • Gas or Electric: Electric Powered
  • Shaft Type: Straight Shaft
  • Corded or Cordless: Corded
  • Product Type: String Trimmer
  • Cutting Capacity: 12 in.
  • Number of Trim Lines: 1
  • Start Type: Electric
  • Shoulder Harness or Strap: No
  • Engine Horsepower: 3.5 amps
  • Assembly Required: Yes
  • Line Size: 0.065 in.
  • Assembled Width: 5.06 in.
  • Attachment Capable: Yes
  • Assembled Depth: 10.25 in.
  • Assembled Height: 45.31 in.
  • Maximum Cutting Path Diameter: 12 in.
  • Automatic Line Advance System: No
  • Trimmer Line Type: String


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Black & Decker® Electric Trimmer (ST4500)
 
2.5

(based on 11 reviews)

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36%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (10)
  • Easy to handle (8)
  • Ergonomic grip (4)
  • Good power output (3)

Cons

  • Uses lots of line (4)

Best Uses

  • Straight edging (5)
  • Trimming around rocks (5)
  • Weeds & tall grass (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Do-it-yourself (7), Avid do-it-yourselfer (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great little trimmer at a very low price

For the price you could buy one of these and not feel too bad in a year or two when it dies and you throw it out. Easy to use right out of the...Read complete review

For the price you could buy one of these and not feel too bad in a year or two when it dies and you throw it out. Easy to use right out of the box. Wet grass and weeds seem to stick on the inside of the shield, but that didnt seem to affect the performance.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Buy a different electric trimmer

As some of the other commenters have mentioned, you'll burn through a bunch of .065 line. The bump feeder tends to catch the line way too much and you'll end up having to manually...Read complete review

As some of the other commenters have mentioned, you'll burn through a bunch of .065 line. The bump feeder tends to catch the line way too much and you'll end up having to manually pop it open and feed the line more than you really should. When the bump feeder portion is working optimally, you'll do great trimming for light grass, but anything marginally thick will laugh at you. You don't have the option of replacing the head with something better either. You're stuck with what you have.

And, if you tough it out like me, you'll discover that while the bump spool can be found everywhere, the bump cover that hold everything in place, and will break first due to the large amount of use, doesn't exist anywhere but online for about $10 or more.

Skip this product in favor of something with thicker line.

Reviewed by 11 customers

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4.0

light duty helper

By will

from lexington va

About Me Handyman

Pros

  • Easy to Handle
  • Ergonomic Grip
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Straight Edging
    • Trimming Around Rocks
    • Weeds & Tall Grass

    Comments about Black & Decker® Electric Trimmer (ST4500):

    good for trimming around fence posts, flower beds, trees,rocks etc

     
    4.0

    not made for heavy duty work and dont expect it to do it

    By will

    from lexington VA

    About Me Handyman

    Pros

    • Easy to Handle
    • Ergonomic Grip
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Straight Edging
      • Trimming Around Rocks

      Comments about Black & Decker® Electric Trimmer (ST4500):

      remember this is not supposed to be a heavy duty trimmer so dont expect it to be a magic wand. it works very well in doing what it is really intended to do.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Upgrade to a Better Model!

      By George the HandyMan

      from Phoenix, Az

      About Me Do-It-Yourself

      Pros

      • Easy to Handle
      • Ergonomic Grip
      • Lightweight
      • Powerful

      Cons

      • Uses Lots of Line

      Best Uses

      • Straight Edging
      • Trimming Around Rocks

      Comments about Black & Decker® Electric Trimmer (ST4500):

      Bought it last year on sale and it worked great for about the first 6 times....THEN the line started jamming every 4 minutes! Had to pop off the cap and manually feed the line and put the cap back on = incredible waste of time and energy and line! Tall grass? What is tall? Anything over 8 inches puts a heavy strain on this machine and you will have to make several swipes in increments to cut it!

      NOW, it automatically feeds itself and wastes long sections of line, and the spool locks up! The stores no longer sell the cap for this model, necessitating buying it online or from a distant B&D store! Store employees tell me the B&D rep does their restocking and no longer includes this cap! I guess they are trying to sell out of this undesirable product and will not even stock the cap for it! ...and to top it off, they censored my review and I had to change my wording!

      SAVE YOURSELF TIME, $, AND GRIEF and upgrade to an AUTOMATIC FEED WEED EATER! It will cost less in the long run...and maybe even a different brand.....

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      I don't think so...

      By Yard Worker

      from AZ

      About Me Handyman

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy to Handle
      • Ergonomic Grip
      • Lightweight
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Straight Edging
        • Trimming Around Rocks
        • Weeds & Tall Grass

        Comments about Black & Decker® Electric Trimmer (ST4500):

        I had a similar trimmer for about 20 years. Worked like a champ so I bought a similar one. Had it a bit over 1 year. I have several acres and used it mostly for weed eating and it worked great when it worked. Line use was great, no complaints. Biggest complaint is it won't feed. Today in less than 1 hr of use I had to manually undo the housing and release more line at least 4 times. Spool was stuck every time. It has been like this the last couple of months. Now it is also having some issue maybe with the switch. When you press it, it won't turn on. Just keep trying it will after a few times. I usually never write anything but this has me a bit frustrated and I'm heading over to get another trimmer. I've had it.

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Buy a different electric trimmer

        By Jeremy

        from Chesapeake, VA

        About Me Novice

        Pros

        • Easy to Handle
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Uses Lots of Line

        Best Uses

          Comments about Black & Decker® Electric Trimmer (ST4500):

          As some of the other commenters have mentioned, you'll burn through a bunch of .065 line. The bump feeder tends to catch the line way too much and you'll end up having to manually pop it open and feed the line more than you really should. When the bump feeder portion is working optimally, you'll do great trimming for light grass, but anything marginally thick will laugh at you. You don't have the option of replacing the head with something better either. You're stuck with what you have.

          And, if you tough it out like me, you'll discover that while the bump spool can be found everywhere, the bump cover that hold everything in place, and will break first due to the large amount of use, doesn't exist anywhere but online for about $10 or more.

          Skip this product in favor of something with thicker line.

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Not worth it even with the low price tag

          By James

          from Salem, Oregon

          About Me Do-It-Yourself

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Lack Of Upgradable Parts
            • Uses Lots of Line

            Best Uses

            • Decoration

            Comments about Black & Decker® Electric Trimmer (ST4500):

            This product won out over a few others simply because of the low price tag. I had not done much in the way of landscaping before I purchased this product so I overlooked some flaws that I should not have overlooked. By far the biggest flaw with this product is the fact that the maximum recommended line diameter is .065 which is much too thin. The result is that you spend as much (or more) time feeding and changing line as you do actual yard work. The frustration caused by this poor design and the money you spend on replacement line far exceeds the savings over buying a better weedeater to begin with.

            (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            I would buy this product again.

            By jim

            from hamden ct

            About Me Do-It-Yourself

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Handle
            • Lightweight
            • Powerful

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Straight Edging
              • Trimming Around Rocks
              • Weeds & Tall Grass

              Comments about Black & Decker® Electric Trimmer (ST4500):

              Easy to handle

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              not the best product in the world!

              By Bill the unhappy weedwacker

              from Mars Hill, NC

              About Me Do-It-Yourself

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Not sturdy nor well built

              Best Uses

              • Whacking skinny weeds

              Comments about Black & Decker® Electric Trimmer (ST4500):

              Bought this one year ago and used it throughout last summer and fall, and the beginning of this year. Worked great last year, but in one week this spring, the guard fell off, the orange cap holding the string cartridge blew apart, and the little lever inside the hub that both propels the string and retards it fell off somewhere in the tall grass. [...]. Think next time I will spring the extra money and get something sturdier.

              (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Flawed Design

              By Copper Pony

              from AZ

              About Me Do-It-Yourself

              Pros

              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Uses Lots of Line

              Best Uses

                Comments about Black & Decker® Electric Trimmer (ST4500):

                The guard is held on by one screw and a thin piece of plastic which breaks easily. Best to avoid this product.

                (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                Not Good

                By Dick

                from Olympia, WA

                About Me Do-It-Yourself

                Pros

                • Easy to Handle
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • String constantly breaks

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Black & Decker® Electric Trimmer (ST4500):

                  Have had the trimmer for 1 year and have used it, maybe 5 times. It would only take about 15 min to edge my yard if everything worked well. Have gone through 1+ spools of line. Line constantly breaks or cuts its self just outside the spool. Have to rethread several times. The 15 min job takes about 45 min. Yesterday, after putting in a NEW factory wound spool, the line broke 4 times before it jamed and cannot be removed. If it costs more than $5 to fix, it will have a new home in the local land fill!

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Great little trimmer at a very low price

                  By Big Joe

                  from Ferndale, MT

                  About Me Do-It-Yourself

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Handle
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Sticks with Heavy Grass
                  • Trailing Cord

                  Best Uses

                  • Weeds & Tall Grass

                  Comments about Black & Decker® Electric Trimmer (ST4500):

                  For the price you could buy one of these and not feel too bad in a year or two when it dies and you throw it out. Easy to use right out of the box. Wet grass and weeds seem to stick on the inside of the shield, but that didnt seem to affect the performance.

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