Black & Decker are such a reputable brand that it’s no surprise they have several products featured and reviewed on our site for a range of different garden power tools. This time they are bringing an electric, corded grass trimmer to the table for us to have a look at and see how it stands up under the spotlight so let’s take a further look at the Black & Decker ST5530-GB 550W corded grass strimmer:
– 9m auto line feed spooling system
– Auto reduced power when edging
– Edge trimming wheel to ensure straight lines
– Weighs in at 3.5kg so not heavy
– Solidly built and designed by a reputable brand
– Durable materials used for body which will last
– 550W motor is sufficiently powerful
– A relatively large 30cm cutting width
- Edging wheel makes keeping straight and consistent lines very easy
- Lightweight and reasonably powerful
- Easy to change between normal strimming and edging by twisting the pole
What Users Say
A large number of gardening enthusiasts have bought this corded electric grass trimmer because of how well received it has been by those who use it. It is a strimmer that delivers a great cut at an affordable price and has some nice little features included.
Those who use it really appreciate the stability and confidence that the extra edging wheel gives you. Comments from users have confirmed that by using the wheel it prevents arm ache from having to hold the trimmer steadily while attempting to be very precise with a cut around garden objects such as flower beds.
Furthermore, those who attempted to use it on slightly thicker growth and more stubborn shrubbery were impressed with how well it dealt with it.
- Edging wheel is very helpful
- Good build quality from a reputable brand
- Great price for a product with many features
- Cable is not very long so you need an extension lead
What We Say
We love Black & Decker and really like the products that they design, build and bring to the market place. The quality and effectiveness of their products is always first class which is why they are still such a reliable brand after all these years and this grass trimmer is no exception.
For a very good price you get yourself a garden strimmer that will tackle everything from your uncut areas of grass which the mower misses to some more overgrown (but not too much) areas which lurk behind sheds and underneath hedgerows. It tackles the majority of growth without any problems at all and always feel solid and secure.
The edging wheel that comes attached to the product is great. It really gives you the confidence and stability to perform edging tasks that without the wheel you would probably make a mess of. The addition of this simple wheel really changes the way that you use the tool, and in effect gives you two tools for the price of one. The lack of length on the lead is a little annoying so be prepared to get an extension lead if you have even a medium sized garden.
Is it Right for you?
If you are on the market for a grass trimmer that will last and does a great job this is the one for you. Its build quality means that it will last and you’ll definitely be happy with the finished product of your grass which will keep it looking crisp and clean cut for a long time.
Where to Buy
Buy with confidence from the most trusted and widely used retailer online, which is Amazon:
Black & Decker ST5530 Corded Grass Trimmer
An excellent, well build, well priced strimmer that cuts perfectly, will last and has an edging wheel that provides the stability you need for those trickier edges.
Advantages: Edging wheel, light, durable
Approx. price range: £45 – £60