Product Comparison: Black & Decker LCC140 vs Black & Decker LST136W


General Specifications
Brand
Black & Decker
Black & Decker
Model
LCC140
LST136W
Origin
China
China
About the Product
The BLACK+DECKER LCC140 40V MAX* Lithium Ion String Trimmer and Sweeper Combo Kit features a 40V MAX Lithium Ion battery which offers a longer lifespan and offers a state of charge indicator that allows user to know the battery charge level. This kit includes (1) 40V MAX* 2.0Ah lithium battery pack for 30% more run time per battery pack than our previous LBXR36. The 40V Max - 36V nominal voltage, system also works with other 40V MAX and 36V lithium ion tools.
String Trimmer is great for trimming areas of overgrowth after mowing, and for crisp, clean edging along borders, sidewalks and flower beds. The .065" AFS Auto Feed System advances your line automatically no bumping required, and quickly converts from trimmer to edger. It features a state of charge indicator that displays how much power you have left at all times.
Key Specs
Cutting Swath
13 in.
13 in.
Line Diameter
0.065 in.
0.065 in.
Shaft Type
Straight
Straight
Spool
Automatic line winding
Automatic line winding
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Black & Decker LCC140 String Trimmer and Sweeper Combo Kit
  • I have used B&D's trimmer line and have also refilled the spools with .65mm line. Both have worked well.
  • The line spool supplied easily lengthens the line as it is used.
  • You can adjust the length of the shaft which makes it good for both tall and shorter users.
  • I'm rather short and like the fact that I can adjust the length of the shaft of the weed-eater.
  • My only complaint would be the shaft could extend a bit more for taller people. I am 6'2" and it's not uncomfortable, but would be better if it did extend a bit more.
Black & Decker LST136W 40V Max Lithium String Trimmer
  • The shaft retracts into itself for a smaller footprint.
  • Telescoping shaft allows you to collapse the overall length of the device, which is helpful for storage, or if you are short.
  • Rotating cutting head allows you to hold the device in a natural way regardless of whether you're edging horizontally or vertically.
  • The auto feeder does not feed until the line gets to about 2 - 3" long and then feeds to full length. So you have to keep compensating for this while edging.
  • Line sometimes gets sucked back into trimmer head
Size & Weight
Height
43.3 in.
46.5 in.
Width
13 in.
13.5 in.
Depth
7 in.
11 in.
Weight
7.8 lbs.
7.8 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Black & Decker LCC140 String Trimmer and Sweeper Combo Kit
  • Trimmer works fine. It's light weight and simple to use.
  • Love the trimmer! It is light weight but really does the job.
  • The weight is good, and compared to the gas trimmer I have been using is a joy to use.
  • The trimmer and blower are both very light weight and with an excellent balance.
Black & Decker LST136W 40V Max Lithium String Trimmer
  • It's light, seriously light. Yes, it gets heavy, too, after a couple hours of weed whacking everything, but definitely not like the gas powered one.
  • Light weight - PERFECT for even a small framed woman to handle.
  • Very lightweight and decent balance for me (i'm 6 ft tall) , i feel like it's a bit short for me and I have to lean forward but the light weight makes it easy on my back. Less smell, noise & vibration compared to a gas trimmer.
  • I'm average height (5"8) which is fine with this trimmer. But even adjusting its length, I think people who are taller than 6 feet tall may find it difficult to use because they'd have to bend over while using it in order for the trimmer to reach the ground.
Features
Handle Type
Loop handle
Loop handle
Detachable Shaft
No
No
Max. Power Speed
8500 rpm
8500 rpm
Trigger Lockout
Yes
Yes
Auto Return Stop Switch
No
No
Air Purge
No
No
Edger Function
No
No
Extras
One 40V MAX* Lithium Ion Battery - 2.0 Ah for extended run time, String Trimmer features an exclusive GEAR DRIVE(TM) transmission that delivers more cutting power, Two-Tools-in-One: String Trimmer easily converts to edger to cut along sidewalks and driveways for a clean, manicured look, Sweeper is light and powerful and easily clears debris from hard surfaces like patios, decks, walks, drives and garages, Products are compatible with our 36 Volt lithium ion system
High Performance 40V MAX* Lithium Ion Battery with state of charge indicator to show battery charge level, Use POWERCOMMAND® dial to choose between max power to tackle thick weeds and max runtime to trim longer, The POWERDRIVE™ Transmission, The AUTOMATIC FEED SPOOL, Fast Charger included - charges battery in 2 hours or less, Easily converts from trimmer to edger in seconds
What customers say about "Features"
Black & Decker LCC140 String Trimmer and Sweeper Combo Kit
  • Battery is also usable in a variety of other tools.
  • The blower was great too, super light weight!
  • I love it has a telescopic shaft and adjustable handle. I'm 6'2" and my wife is 5"1", I can now very quickly adjust the trimmer for my wife to use without her complaining that it is to long.
  • Another nice feature is the speed control and ability to lengthen or shorten the unit to match one's height easily with no tools.
  • The blower is adequate for blowing out garages and debris on flat surfaces.
  • My one complaint is that the trimmer edge is not adjustable like the old 18v model. It doesn't let enough line out to do a good job edging.
  • The blower is laughably under powered. I don't even bother with that thing anymore.
Black & Decker LST136W 40V Max Lithium String Trimmer
  • Adjusting the intensity of the 'whacking' is simple, just a twist of the dial. Easy for grass (I mean the thick stuff that hasn't seen a mower in two years) and brush.
  • The battery has a meter on it that tells you how much life (approximately) is remaining.
  • I like the speed adjustment dial, nice touch to save battery life. Trust me, #1 is all you need for basic grass after mowing.
  • Easily turns into an edger and does a great job.
  • To engage the motor, you have to squeeze the handle and push a button. It would be more convenient if you only had to squeeze the handle. Though in its defense, the push button is conveniently placed right where you'd place your thumb.
  • Dirt seems to get into the shaft and makes it harder to shorten the length.
  • Not very easy to clean as you are not supposed to hose it down, you can use water but very gently and prevent water from getting into the motor.
Power
Engine Type
Battery powered
Battery powered
Battery Capacity
2 Ah
2 Ah
What customers say about "Power"
Black & Decker LCC140 String Trimmer and Sweeper Combo Kit
  • Super convenient to pick up, use, and put away compared to any gas or corded alternatives.
  • Battery lasts long enough for me to take care of the front and backyard on one charge.
  • Battery has a power meter built in so you can quickly gauge your time remaining.
  • One battery is enough for me to edge along my driveway and sidewalk plus blow the clippings away.
  • The battery power last plenty for me. Probably 20 mins or more of continuous use.
  • The battery even at 2000 mAh is just not good enough. I have a fairly large yard about a third of an acre plus I'm a corner lot so I have tons of sidewalk to trim and trying to get all the way around the house and through the sidewalk, it just doesn't cut it.
  • Replacement batteries are obscenely expensive and as far as I can tell none of the third party stuff will work which means when the battery no longer works, you're buying a whole new setup.
Black & Decker LST136W 40V Max Lithium String Trimmer
  • The battery charges relatively fast - about on hour. And with that meter, you can see how much more it needs to charge (approximately).
  • Powerful for battery operated unit.
  • Lasts 15 minutes on full charge. Battery recharges quickly.
  • Battery fully charges in around an hour and from what I understand you can just leave it on the charger until needed.
  • The battery life is less than desired, but I knew that going in. You have between 20 and 30 minutes of life out of each battery.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year(s)
2 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE
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