We gave this string trimmer near full marks, and it's 34% less on Amazon right now

Black+Decker 20V MAX String Trimmer deal
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The early Spring weather may still be unpredictable, but we're heading towards prime yard work time. Many of us have grand dreams of what we'd like our outdoor spaces to look like during the warmer months but lack the tools to make those dreams a reality. Enter tools like the Black+Decker 20V MAX String Trimmer and Edger, currently 34% off at Amazon.

After testing, our reviewer gave the trimmer 4.5 stars, calling it "the ideal cordless electric line trimmer for the average garden." They also highlighted its ease of use, convenient storage and maintenance, and intuitive, adaptable design with two speeds and orientations.

Keep reading to hear more of our thoughts on the model, and for more, see our guides to the best lawn edgers and best electric weed eaters.

Black+Decker 20V MAX String Trimmer and Edger | was $119, now $79 at Amazon (save 34%)

Black+Decker 20V MAX String Trimmer and Edger | was $119, now $79 at Amazon (save 34%)

The Black+Decker 20V MAX String Trimmer and Edger is available on Amazon for $79, down from $119 (save 34%). It can be converted from a trimmer to a wheeled edger and has a power drive transmission for increased torque. With 2-speed control, it offers more power or extended runtime, and the easy feed allows you to advance your line with the push of a button.

Black+Decker 20V MAX String Trimmer: Our verdict

The Black + Decker LSTE525 Cordless Lawn Trimmer is ideal for the average garden. It is user-friendly, easy to store, and has sufficient power to cut grass and soft weeds. It's capable of doing everything that most users will need it to do, and it demands very little specialist skill or knowledge.

Although it struggled with thick weeds during our testing, its compact trimming head is great for targeting individual weeds in tight spaces. The trimmer's guard also helped in trimming close to obstacles like trees and fences. It has a cutting width of 28 cm, which is narrower than most trimmers, but it makes it easier to control the tool over uneven terrain. The LSTE525 operates at around 88 dB, and its compact design makes it easy to store. It comes pre-loaded with a trimming line, which requires occasional replacement.

More yard tool deals

If you're interested in keeping your yard looking its best this summer, then the main place to start is with the lawn. You can find the best lawn mower deals to make this more affordable, and head to our roundup of chainsaw deals if you want to get into the weeds (pun intended) as we ramp up to outdoor party season.

Caroline Preece
Deputy Editor

Caroline is the Deputy Editor of Top Ten Reviews. Joining Future at the start of 2021, she has since served her time across all of the company’s home titles, including Real Homes, Ideal Home, Livingetc, and Homes & Gardens. Caroline has spent years testing out products for the home, which she trials in her cozy one-bedroom basement apartment in Suffolk, UK. She’s passionate about helping people choose the very best appliances, tech, and anything else that might make their lives easier, more cost-efficient, or just more fun.