BLACK+DECKER 15 Inch Review – Electric Lawn Mower, 10 Amp – BEMW472BH
The BLACK+DECKER BEMW472BH Lawn Mower has a 15” deck that is suitable for small to medium-sized lawns around 1/8 Acre. The mower has a 10-amp electric motor and has an easy central push button start. There are 6 cutting heights on this BLACK+DECKER BEMW472BH inch from 1 inch to 3 inch and it includes safety features to prevent accidental starting. This mower has a large 10 gallon collection bag, weighs 38.9 lbs. and will fold down into a small and compact package for easy storage.
This is one of Black and Decker’s more recent models, which features horizontal and bike-style handles. The mower is for small yards that need a mower with good levels of maneuverability. A mower that is cheap to run and makes efficient use of collecting grass with less retracing of your steps.
- Rating: 9.6/10
- Lawn Size: Small to Medium
- Power: 13-Amp Motor
- Deck Size: 15 Inch
- Number of cutting heights: 6 (11/2 inch to 4 inch)
- Weight: 38.9 Pounds
As the lawns that come with new properties get smaller, so do the lawnmowers. The deck is 15 inches wide, so it would take forever to mow a large lawn. But the smaller size does make it easier to steer around obstacles in the yard and is ideal for smaller lawn around 1/8 of an acre.
This is a plastic deck and makes use of Black and Decker’s EdgeMax™, to comb in the grass from the edge of walls and fences, and under the deck to the blade. The plastic deck helps to reduce the weight of the unit.
The BLACK+DECKER BEMW472BH Lawn Mower uses a 13-amp motor, on a blade that is small in comparison. So, this mower has an excess of power to get through tough spots. With this level of power, you could use this mower on a large yard if it were not for the smaller deck size.
Each end of the steel blade has wings — the shape forces more air up into the deck. These blade-wings improve clipping collection by up to 30% over a normal blade.
The 15 inch blade helps to keep this mower compact and easy to maneuver around the yard.
The blade on this BLACK+DECKER BEMW472BH is a good quality steel that can be sharpened. Replacement blades are readily available and reasonably priced.
There is a height lever over the left-rear wheel. This lever controls the height of all four wheels without the operator having to move from the back of the machine. There are 6 height levels to choose from, which range from 1 inch and goes up to 3 inches.
The BLACK+DECKER BEMW472BH does not have a roller to produce a striped lawn appearance. It does however a striper flap at the rear of the mower. This flap does create a slight stripe on the lawn but not as defined as roller.
The grass box has the capacity for 12 gallons of grass, which is great for a mower of this size. The bag is of a mesh construction with a steel skeleton that helps the bag keep its shape. The air flow through the mesh bag is very good and helps the mower collect the grass cuttings effectively.
This mower does not mulch grass.
To start the mower, the operator needs to have one hand on the throttle and the other on the power switch in the center of the handlebar. And if the operator happens to run over a root or another solid object, an overload switch shuts-off the power to the motor for protection.
Design and Build Quality
There are two versions of this mower:
- Bike handle
- Pivot handle
The Bike handle works in two ways, either as a traditional mower or using the bull horns for a more ergonomic way of pushing the machine.
The Pivot handle version has a similar handle set up, but there is another pivot point half-way down. This pivot allows the operator to push the mower from the side around corners, rather than having to lift the rear of the machine to steer it.
This ergonomic design helps the operator to move the machine around with less effort and greater control than with a traditional handle layout. The motor is large compared with the blade size, so there is less returning to the same areas as it cuts well first time. And the winged blade also helps to get more grass in one cut.
BLACK+DECKER BEMW472BH User Manual
Pros and Cons
- Ergonomic steering.
- Winged blade.
- Safety shut-off button.
- Large rear wheels.
- Central deck height lever.
- EdgeMax™ Grass comb.
- A large grass collection bag.
- Quick-release foldable handlebar.
- Robust throttle grip.
- The mower does not mulch.
- No side-discharge flap.
Should You Buy This Model?
The BLACK+DECKER Electric Lawn Mower, 10 -Amp, 15-Inch (BEMW472BH) mower stands out better than the traditional flat handlebar, so it gets some credit for innovative design. The blade is small, so if you have a small yard, this is fine. If you have a large yard, it will take a lot longer to mow.
The motor is strong compared to the blade size, so you will not have any issues with wet grass or thick weeds, though I would not recommend to try it.
Yes this mower is not packed with features, it simply gets the grass cut effectively and efficiently. If you want a good quality compact mower from a trusted brand, then this BLACK+DECKER BEMW472BH may well be the mower you have been looking for.
The BLACK+DECKER Electric Lawn Mower, 10 -Amp, 15-Inch (BEMW472BH) is ideal for those that:
- People with a small to medium sized yard (around 1/8 Acre or less).
- Those that require a compact 15” cutting width.
- People looking for an ergonomic design handle.
- Those looking for a quieter option to a gas mower.
- Those that require a powerful 10 amp motor for longer/thicker lawns.
- People who require a wide range of cutting heights.
- People that require a mower that folds down for easy storage.
- Those looking for an easy to operate electric corded mower.
- People that like a mower with good support and spare parts from a trusted brand.
Where Should I buy this BLACK+DECKER Electric 15-Inch (BEMW472BH) Lawn Mower?
- Improved ergonomics: Comfort grip handle makes the lawn mower easy to maneuver
- Better clipping collection: Our winged blade achieves 30 % better clipping collection
- No more pull cords: Push button start makes starting the lawn mower a breeze
- Easy to adjust: 6 height adjustments from 1 inch to 3 inches
- Better control: Rugged wheel treads designed for control in thick grass
- Save money: No gas needed with this electric lawn mower
Last update on 2020-04-10 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API
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Are the handles on the BLACK+DECKER Electric Lawn Mower hard plastic or rubber?
It has soft grip rubber handles for comfort and good grip.
How do you start the BLACK+DECKER Electric Lawn Mower?
Simply push the central safety button whilst pressing the start button on either side of the handlebar.
Do both buttons on the handlebar need to be pressed to start the BLACK+DECKER Electric Lawn Mower?
No, only 1 button either left or right needs to be pressed.
Does the BLACK+DECKER Electric Lawn Mower come with a grass catcher bag?
Yes, the bag is supplied and can be easily fitted.
Is the BLACK+DECKER Electric Lawn Mower cordless?
No, this is an electric corded mower.