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BLACK+DECKER™ Announces 60V MAX* Outdoor Products

Press Release   •  Jan 16, 2017 08:00 EST

TOWSON, MD (January 16, 2017) – BLACK+DECKER™ announces POWERCOMMAND+™, its first-ever lineup of 60V MAX* equipment. This new line of 60V MAX* outdoor power equipment includes a String Trimmer/Edger, Hedge Trimmer, Blower, and Mower. Each tool incorporates one of four innovative POWERCOMMAND™ features – EASYFEED ™, POWERCUT™, POWERBOOST, POWERSWAP™ – to help solve common user frustrations.

POWERCOMMAND+™ products utilize BLACK+DECKER’s first-ever 60V MAX* Battery platform. A 1.5Ah battery comes standard with the String Trimmer, Hedge Trimmer, and Blower while two 2.5Ah batteries come standard with the Mower. These batteries will also be available separately for MSRP $99.99 (1.5Ah) and $129.99 (2.5Ah) respectively and can be swapped across tools in BLACK+DECKER’s new 60V MAX* lineup. Each battery features a state of charge indicator directly on the battery to eliminate charge level guesswork for the user. With this new high-voltage battery platform, BLACK+DECKER gives homeowners the power necessary to tackle tough jobs.

The new 60V MAX* EASYFEED™ String Trimmer/Edger (MSRP $169.99) allows homeowners to easily and reliably feed the trimmer line with the simple push of the EASYFEED™ button, putting control back into the user’s hands without the hassle of bumping. The tool easily converts from trimmer to edger, eliminating the need to switch tools in the middle of a job.

The 60V MAX* POWERCUT™ Hedge Trimmer (MSRP $169.99) features both the POWERCUT™ and the new SAWBLADE™ feature. POWERCUT™ allows the user to continue to cut through a jam with the push of a button. The SAWBLADE™ functionality lets homeowners cut branches up to 1.5 inches thick with confidence. Additionally, its 24 inch hardened steel dual-action blade cuts branches with up to 40% less vibration**.

The 60V MAX* POWERBOOST Blower ($169.99) gives users the option to increase power with the push of a button. The axial fan delivers up to 400CFM blowing speed and incorporates a metal scraper to remove stubborn or stuck on debris.

Finally, the 60V MAX* POWERSWAP™ Mower ($399.99) houses two onboard, removable 2.5Ah batteries and allows users to instantly change from one battery to the next with the push of a button. The on deck battery charge level indicator easily lets users see how much charge is left in each battery directly on the unit. AUTOSENSE™ Technology senses the thickness of the grass and automatically adjusts the power level accordingly to optimize runtime. Lastly, a single lever with seven height adjustment settings lets the user easily adjust the blade height from 1.5 to 4 inches.

BLACK+DECKER lawn and garden cordless equipment delivers the power you need without gas emissions while in use. With this new 60V MAX* lineup of ECOSMART™ products, BLACK+DECKER continues its commitment to a sustainable future. POWERCOMMAND+™ products will be available in spring 2017 at retailers nationwide and come with a three year limited warranty and 30 day money-back guarantee.

*Maximum initial battery voltage (measured without a workload) is 60 volts. Nominal voltage is 54.

**Compared to BLACK+DECKER™ single-action blade models

Since 1910, BLACK+DECKER has been setting the standard for innovation and design of power tools, outdoor yard care equipment, and home cleaning products. The inventor of the first portable electric drill with pistol grip and trigger switch, BLACK+DECKER has evolved from a small machine shop in Baltimore, Maryland to a global manufacturing powerhouse with a broad line of quality products used in and around the home. When home owners have work to get done, they trust that BLACK+DECKER’s products will do the job efficiently and reliably. For more information on BLACK+DECKER products, visit www.blackanddecker.com or follow BLACK+DECKER on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram.

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