BLACK+DECKER™ Launches POWERCOMMAND™ Outdoor Power Tools

Press release   •   Mar 16, 2016 08:00 EDT

TOWSON, MD (March 16, 2016) – BLACK+DECKER™ launches POWERCOMMAND™ Outdoor Power Tools, just in time for spring. BLACK+DECKER’s new String Trimmer, Sweeper, and Hedge Trimmer each incorporates one of three innovative POWERCOMMAND™ features to help solve common user frustrations.

BLACK+DECKER’ 20V MAX* EASYFEED™ String Trimmer (MSRP $99) allows the user to easily and reliably feed trimmer line with the simple push of the EASYFEED™ button, putting control back into the user’s hands without the hassle of bumping. The 20V MAX* POWERBOOST Sweeper (MSRP $89) gives the user a surge in blowing speed of up to 130 MPH with the push of a button. Users can loosen stubborn debris or operate the Sweeper in non-boost mode for additional runtime during less rigorous tasks and for more precise control in moving debris. Finally, the 20V MAX* POWERCUT™ Hedge Trimmer (MSRP $99) puts added cutting control in the user’s hands with the POWERCUT™ feature, which allows the user to Power Through Jams with the Push of a Button™.

In addition, BLACK+DECKER is advancing battery technology to simplify the lives of homeowners. Batteries featuring BLACK+DECKER’s recently announced SMARTECH™ Technology will link with the free BLACK+DECKER Mobile App to provide a variety of functions. Users can view a list of their connected batteries and select and interact directly with an individual battery when in Bluetooth® range. Users can also lock or unlock the battery, view the percent of the battery’s remaining charge, use the locate feature to find a missing battery, or activate the battery’s integrated USB port to power external devices, such as tablets and phones. Compatible with all BLACK+DECKER 20V MAX* tools, POWERCOMMAND™ Outdoor Power Tools are available now at retailers nationwide. POWERCOMMAND™ Outdoor Power Tools including the SMARTECH™ Battery will be available in summer 2016.

Bluetooth® is a registered trademark owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc.

*Maximum initial battery voltage (measured without a workload) is 20 volts. Nominal voltage is 18.



Since 1910, BLACK+DECKER has been setting the standard for innovation and design of power tools, outdoor yard care equipment, and home 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 or follow BLACK+DECKER on Facebook & Twitter.

Comments (1)

    When is Black and Decker going to make an edger that is battery operated. I think the 40 volt system would be best because the same battery that powers the lawn mower could power the edger. I don't see this in the Ryobi or EGO systems. B & D could be the first.

    - Gary - Feb 17, 2017 11:57 EST

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