Black & Decker® AFS® Electric Trimmer (ST7700)

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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: 13 in.
  • Trimmer Line Type: String
  • Maximum Cutting Path Diameter: 13 in.
  • Start Type: Electric
  • Assembled Depth: 48 in.
  • Assembled Height: 5.125 in.
  • Line Size: 0.065 in.
  • Assembled Width: 9.938 in.
  • Shoulder Harness or Strap: No
  • Engine Horsepower: 4.4 amps
  • Automatic Line Advance System: Yes
  • Number of Trim Lines: 1
  • Attachment Capable: No
  • Assembly Required: Yes


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Black & Decker® AFS® Electric Trimmer (ST7700)
 
3.8

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

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    (2)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (17)
  • Easy to handle (12)
  • Good power output (9)
  • Ergonomic grip (6)
  • Easy to use (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Weeds & tall grass (12)
  • Straight edging (11)
  • Trimming around rocks (11)
  • Hedging (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Do-it-yourself (9), Budget shopper (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

I love this trimmer.

I am a 75 year old woman. I bought two other expensive trimmers I could not use because the spools were to big for me to remove to change. They broke all the time...Read complete review

I am a 75 year old woman. I bought two other expensive trimmers I could not use because the spools were to big for me to remove to change. They broke all the time and I could not edge with them. I have had this Black and Decker more than a month and do my yard once a week. It is easy to reload, light weight, edges perfect,does not use a lot of line and the line has never once broken and I had some tall weeds this year and lots of them. This is the only one I will ever use and I am thinking about getting another one now in case they quit making this model.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Don't waste your money.

I bought this trimmer last summer and used it for 2-3 months with no problems, it worked great. But as soon as it ran low on line for the first time, the...Read complete review

I bought this trimmer last summer and used it for 2-3 months with no problems, it worked great. But as soon as it ran low on line for the first time, the problems started. I discovered it was low when it started feeding out large amounts of line and wrapping it around itself above the top of the unit that the spool clicks into. I stopped it, unwound it and made sure the motor was still working and everything seemed ok. But since then, it's been problem after problem, after problem and I think it has now burned out the motor. B&D recommends that you buy the pre-filled spools rather than replace the line, but our Ace (where I bought the trimmer) doesn't carry them (yeah, that makes sense), so I was stuck buying the line and had to wind the spool myself, which I'm sure didn't help. I looked all over online for winding/refilling instructions but I am unimpressed with B&D's customer support system. The warranty is a joke as it will cost me more to get it to & from the repair center than to just buy a new trimmer (which will NOT be a Black & Decker). I am disappointed to say the least.

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2.0

Eh!

By B

from Wyoming

Pros

  • Easy To Store
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Eats Line
  • Flimsy

Best Uses

    Comments about Black & Decker® AFS® Electric Trimmer (ST7700):

    Only used it a handful of times, maybe less that 6, then it stopped feeding the line. The line is expensive and they want you to use pre-spooled line, the spools are small and it eats a lot of line. Not easy to find replacement parts. Which must be an issue because the part I need, the feeder lever, can be found in packs of 5. That's not reassuring. As far as operational, it works fine as long as the parts hold together. I'll order the 5 pack of levers, but I doubt I will buy black and decker again. I mean I didn't even get a dozen uses out of it before parts broke.

     
    5.0

    Trimmer

    By Clark4ever

    from Michigan

    About Me Budget Shopper

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Store
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Garden

      Comments about Black & Decker® AFS® Electric Trimmer (ST7700):

      I am a disabled woman living by myself . Therefore all of my appliances must be able to be turned on and ran by me with limited use of one of my hands and arms. I previously owned a b&d task force version of this trimmer. That one stopped feeding line and therefore it needed replacing. I love the electric lawn tools mainly because they are plug and play. This trimmer works wonderfully for my size of job. My lot is 46 ft x106 ft. I mainly use it to trim weeds and along my sidewalk area. It's lightweight and easy to turn into an edger by just pulling the motor up and turning . This is my 2nd summer with it and for the price I paid for it it's a good deal if it lasts through this summer into next. The only cons I really have 1. I wish b&d would go back to the loop handle design due to my disability the loop design made it easier to handle. 2. Although my ace had floor models of various lawn tools none of them came off the wall to actually be held. Which in my buying experience would have worked in my favor.

      (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Inexpensive, earsy to use, but handle switch loosens

      By Jon

      from Foothills of Colorado

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Black & Decker® AFS® Electric Trimmer (ST7700):

          Inexpensive, easy to use, but not very durable. Yet, it's the 3rd one I've bought over about a dozen years. Like other people have mentioned, handle switch can loosen but can be tightened after taking out the 7 screws holding handle together (I played around with it for a few minutes), working now. Saved a lot of money buying wire in bulk and wrapping it around the spool as needed.

          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          So far very impressed

          By Tre

          from Houston, TX

          About Me Budget Shopper

          Pros

          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Black & Decker® AFS® Electric Trimmer (ST7700):

              I just bought this item and used it for the first time yesterday. The electric trimmer I had before was a nightmare compared to the ease of this item's auto feed feature. The only thing I noticed was that now and again it seemed that the handle trigger was not responding, but I wasn't sure it was due to user error. I was impressed with the power for such a lightweight tool, and most impressed at the ability to cut through thick weeds. I know I've just used once, but so far I am very happy with the purchase and especially the price.

              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              I would by again

              By Cathy

              from Tucson, Az.

              About Me Budget Shopper

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Store
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Black & Decker® AFS® Electric Trimmer (ST7700):

                  Grass,weeds takes care of them, needs to be a little longer for husband he is over 6'.

                  (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Love it!

                  By Gina

                  from Des Moines, IA

                  About Me Do-It-Yourself

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Handle
                  • Ergonomic Grip
                  • Lightweight
                  • Powerful

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Hedging
                    • Trimming Around Rocks
                    • Weeds & Tall Grass

                    Comments about Black & Decker® AFS® Electric Trimmer (ST7700):

                    Love the fact that threading the line is optional. You can replace the entire spool which is so worth it in the end. It has a much easier release - press 2 buttons & remove spool. A lot better and easier than what I had before.

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Good value

                    By Lee

                    from Ocean Shores, WA

                    About Me Do-It-Yourself

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Handle
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • Sticks with Heavy Grass

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Black & Decker® AFS® Electric Trimmer (ST7700):

                    Not the most powefful, but adequate. Good performance for the money.

                    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    A great deal on sale

                    By Rebecca

                    from Seattle, WA

                    About Me Novice

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Handle
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • Sticks with Heavy Grass

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Black & Decker® AFS® Electric Trimmer (ST7700):

                    I purchased this on sale so it was a pretty good deal except I hadn't realized that it did not come with a cord. Not a huge deal but I couldn't use it until I picked one up.

                    Over all I am pleased with my purchase. It is easy to hold and use, the line automatically replenishes by pulling on the trigger and it holds up well in thick, heavy grass. Easy to put together and would be great for any first timer or novice user. I only gave it 4 stars because I have only used it once so far, but got a pretty good feel for it. I hope it proves worthy over time.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    B&D Electric Trimmer

                    By Mel

                    from San Luis Obispo, CA

                    About Me Do-It-Yourself

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Handle
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Black & Decker® AFS® Electric Trimmer (ST7700):

                      As a first time user, I am very happy with this trimmer. It is lightweight, easy to use and clean.

                      (17 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      I love this trimmer.

                      By Sherlie

                      from Humble, Tx.

                      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® AFS® Electric Trimmer (ST7700):

                        I am a 75 year old woman. I bought two other expensive trimmers I could not use because the spools were to big for me to remove to change. They broke all the time and I could not edge with them. I have had this Black and Decker more than a month and do my yard once a week. It is easy to reload, light weight, edges perfect,does not use a lot of line and the line has never once broken and I had some tall weeds this year and lots of them. This is the only one I will ever use and I am thinking about getting another one now in case they quit making this model.

                        (13 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Great Value For The Money

                        By Hughtron

                        from Dixon

                        About Me Do-It-Yourself

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Change Spool
                        • Easy to Handle
                        • Ergonomic Grip
                        • High Speed
                        • Lightweight
                        • Powerful

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Cutting Back Groundcover
                          • Hedging
                          • Straight Edging
                          • Trimming Around Rocks
                          • Weeds & Tall Grass

                          Comments about Black & Decker® AFS® Electric Trimmer (ST7700):

                          Because of it's high speed I have found it indispensable for trimming around trees,shrubs,fences,sidewalks and giving "haircuts" to invasive ground covers. The only complant I have or had, is that the trigger switch becomes inoperable after a season or two. I've purchased a number of these over the years and it's the same problem with all of them save the last one which is still holding up pretty well. This trimmer gets a lot of hard use so I'm willing to overlook this fault in lieu of the fact that it's a great tool otherwise. The AFS feature is a real plus, snapping in a new spool is so much faster and easier than struggling to refill with new "fishing line".

                          (14 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          3.0

                          hit or miss

                          By andrew

                          from rockland, ma

                          About Me Handyman

                          Pros

                          • Easy to Handle
                          • Ergonomic Grip
                          • Inexpensive
                          • Lightweight
                          • Powerful

                          Cons

                          • Difficult to Start
                          • Internal wiring loose

                          Best Uses

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

                          Comments about Black & Decker® AFS® Electric Trimmer (ST7700):

                          I say hit or miss because I read a number of reviews stating how well it worked, and others who said it worked poorly. When I first started it up it worked great, cuts extremely well and was a lot more powerful than I expected. Until it stopped working. It wouldn't kick on, but every time you hit the on switch, it would move a little. I disassembled the handle, adjusted some of the wiring and put it back together. Now it works fine every time, haven't had any issues since then.

                          For the price it's understandable but not acceptable that there should be issues. You shouldn't have to adjust wiring inside the product for it to work reliably.

                          *NOTE: The wiring was poorly secured, there was no risk of shock, it just was loose inside the handle which caused the on switch to come loose and therefore wouldn't kick on.*

                          That being said, The trimmer does cut tall and heavy wet grass extremely well. Didn't notice any loss of power when used with two extension cords.

                          (21 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          1.0

                          Don't waste your money.

                          By Disappointed in Idaho

                          from Hayden, ID

                          About Me Do-It-Yourself

                          Pros

                          • Easy to Handle
                          • Powerful

                          Cons

                          • Difficult to refill
                          • Uses Lots of Line

                          Best Uses

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

                          Comments about Black & Decker® AFS® Electric Trimmer (ST7700):

                          I bought this trimmer last summer and used it for 2-3 months with no problems, it worked great. But as soon as it ran low on line for the first time, the problems started. I discovered it was low when it started feeding out large amounts of line and wrapping it around itself above the top of the unit that the spool clicks into. I stopped it, unwound it and made sure the motor was still working and everything seemed ok. But since then, it's been problem after problem, after problem and I think it has now burned out the motor. B&D recommends that you buy the pre-filled spools rather than replace the line, but our Ace (where I bought the trimmer) doesn't carry them (yeah, that makes sense), so I was stuck buying the line and had to wind the spool myself, which I'm sure didn't help. I looked all over online for winding/refilling instructions but I am unimpressed with B&D's customer support system. The warranty is a joke as it will cost me more to get it to & from the repair center than to just buy a new trimmer (which will NOT be a Black & Decker). I am disappointed to say the least.

                          (12 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          1.0

                          Broke within the first 10 minutes

                          By Florida

                          from FL

                          About Me Do-It-Yourself

                          Pros

                          • Lightweight
                          • Powerful

                          Cons

                          • Handle does not adjust
                          • Switch was faulty

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Black & Decker® AFS® Electric Trimmer (ST7700):

                            I had to return it after using it for only 10 minutes.

                            (12 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            VERY POWERFUL & LIGHTWEIGHT TRIMMER

                            By Vlincoln

                            from Jordan, MN

                            About Me Novice

                            Pros

                            • AUTO LINE FEED is GREAT
                            • Changing Line is SIMPLE
                            • Easy to Handle
                            • Ergonomic Grip
                            • Half price of a gas one
                            • Lightweight
                            • Powerful

                            Cons

                            • Hardly ANY cons

                            Best Uses

                            • ANY GENERAL TRIMMING
                            • Straight Edging
                            • Trimming Around Rocks
                            • Weeds & Tall Grass

                            Comments about Black & Decker® AFS® Electric Trimmer (ST7700):

                            I have used gas trimmers for years, and they
                            always have clogged carburetors in the spring
                            because of left over gas in the tank from a
                            year ago. Electrics do not have this problem,
                            and usually run for years with little maintenance.
                            It was a power and portability issue with electrics,
                            and this trimmer has the power issue solved. It will
                            trim as well as the gas ones. Portability with a 100'
                            extension cord is not a big issue.

                            (10 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            Long Term Review

                            By jeeplife

                            from Sacramento, CA

                            About Me Handyman

                            Pros

                            • Easy to Handle
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                            • Uses Lots of Line

                            Best Uses

                            • Straight Edging
                            • Weeds & Tall Grass

                            Comments about Black & Decker® AFS® Electric Trimmer (ST7700):

                            I bought the ST7000 as a replacement for a 2 cycle gas I had for 8 years. I have owned my Black and Decker for nearly 2 years and the first year was great, then the spool stopped auto feeding and so if I was edging I constantly would have stop and manually pull the line. The cap occasionally flys off and then the spool and line gets wrapped around the shaft. Today I lost the spring and cap, and although this has a 2 year warranty, no receipt I went out and got a Troy-Bilt. On the ST7000 I paid slightly less than retail and feel it gets a 3-1/2 stars; average.

                            (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            What a great product !!!

                            By Susanne Greer

                            from St.Louis, Mo.

                            About Me Do-It-Yourself

                            Pros

                            • Easy to Handle
                            • Ergonomic Grip
                            • Lightweight
                            • Powerful

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

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

                              Comments about Black & Decker® AFS® Electric Trimmer (ST7700):

                              This weed trimmer is so easy to use, fast, and the yard looks beautiful. Our old trimmer was so heavy and hard to use. Thank you Black & Decker!

                              (10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Excellent product & great value!

                              By Susie Sow & Sew

                              from Oakland, CA

                              About Me Do-It-Yourself

                              Pros

                              • Easy to Handle
                              • Ergonomic Grip
                              • Lightweight
                              • Powerful

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

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

                                Comments about Black & Decker® AFS® Electric Trimmer (ST7700):

                                I'm very impressed with the power of this unit and how well the feed works, and at[$], it's a bargain! It easily chopped down thick weeds and worked great as an edger too (easily cutting through ivy). I had a Toro before and the spool constantly jammed, making yard clean up a real pain. I highly recommend this ST7700 Black & Decker -- it's a great performer and worth every penny.

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