Black+Decker MTC220 Cordless / MTE912 Corded 3-In-1 Trimmer Edger Review

By Mary | Updated: May 17, 2018

The innovative new concept of Black & Decker – a mower, trimmer and edger, all in one tool. All these three tools are completely compact in one package.

The Black and Decker MTC220 this is a cordless grass cutter with a neat little plastic cart that you can slip trimmer into and use to roll over the yard to cut your grass easily.

I have reviewed the cordless model MTC220, but everything I say also applies to the coded version of this gardening tool – the B+D MTE912.

Black & Decker MTC220 reviewThis kind of lawn mower operates on an electric motor that drive its cutting edge and is very functional at high speeds.

MTC220 can be transformed easily from mower to edger to trimmer. This cordless tool is powered by 20v max lithium ion battery for its heavy duty. It is great to be independent from a  power socket using AC voltage.

Black & Decker trimmer MTC220 is silent. It is also very good at mulching. It can handle or provide maximum control, while being portable and ultra-lightweight. It can get in the most complex corners and access the narrowest edges of you yard in order to cut every inch of your lawn. It also allows you to choose between adjustable heights of cutting ranging from 30 to 80mm for pivoting handle provide maximum comfort, control and desired cutting height.

This tool is a great choice for a serious gardener with a large sized  yard.

Pros

  • it very easy to maneuver requires less energy there is no need to exert more force
  • do a good job of cutting grass no matter how fast you walk
  • it has automatic feed system (AFS) that ensures the continuous work without any bumping and need to stop just to adjust the spool
  • high efficiency and eco friendly
  • silent and very easy to operate
  • adjustable cutting heights
  • relatively pollution free because it releases zero emissions in your yard
  • it is easy to steer around and flexible for cutting every edges
  • it is light weight, portable and convenient
  • It has shaft collar that can easily loosened up to make the shaft shorter or longer, which becomes very handy for storage and for the people with short arms to have a more comfortable grip
  • Easily converts from edger to trimmer with a quick and easy turn of the shaft

Cons

  • it is not good enough for slopes, large size and uneven terrainMTC220 In Action
  • it can’t work nicely if you are trying to cut thick grass or if your yard is rough
  • limited by battery power, the cutting ability of the trimmer will deteriorate causing multiple of recharges if you are cutting too large to do with one charge and it takes four hours to do it
  • recharging the battery only last for a certain amount of time, replacing it can be expensive
  • need a little extra help when it comes to durability, because the deck is made of plastic, which means you will need to be more careful around obstacles although it will not going to break or crack but it will show scrapes when you hit something solid

Box Contents

MTC220

  • MTC220 trimmer/edger
  • MTD100 detachable mover deck
  • 2 pcs of LBXR2020 20V Mac Li-Ion batteries
  • AF-100 spool
  • Aux handle
  • Guard

MTE912

  • GH912 corded trimmer
  • MTD100 detachable mover deck
  • AF-100 spool
  • Aux handle
  • Guard

The extension cord should be bought separatelly.