Press Release   •   Feb 20, 2018 08:00 EST

BLACK+DECKER™ announces YARDMASTER™, a cordless outdoor power tool that can convert into multiple pieces of equipment. The YARDMASTER™ base unit ($149 MSRP) easily transforms into a string trimmer, pole hedge trimmer, or handheld hedge trimmer.

To use YARDMASTER™, simply start with the base handle, choose the appropriate attachment for the task, and snap it into the base or add the extension pole for extra reach. Features of the string trimmer attachment, sold with the base unit, include an AFS Automatic Feed Spool® that easily and reliably feeds the trimmer line. The string trimmer’s wide 12-inch cut swath can trim a large amount of grass in a single pass. In addition, the string trimmer attachment is compatible with the separately sold 3in1 Removable Mower Deck ($40 MSRP). The deck converts the string trimmer into a lawn mower, a perfect solution for properties with limited storage and small lawns.

The included hedge trimmer attachment can be used as a handheld tool or with the extension pole. When used with the extension pole, homeowners can get up to nine feet of reach** to help conquer tall trimming tasks. The hedge trimmer attachment features an 18-inch dual action blade and the ability to cut branches up to 3/4 inch thick.

While the string trimmer, pole hedge trimmer, and handheld hedge trimmer are all included with the YARDMASTER™ base unit, there are additional attachments sold separately. These attachments include a blower, chainsaw, and the mower deck mentioned above. Both the chainsaw attachment ($69 MSRP) and blower attachment ($29 MSRP) can be used as handheld tools or with the extension pole for extended reach.

The introduction of YARDMASTER™ expands the robust 20V MAX* system of tools offered by BLACK+DECKER. This system gives homeowners the ability to use the same battery across numerous power tools and lawn and garden equipment.

BLACK+DECKER lawn and garden equipment requires no gasoline to use and delivers the power homeowners need. Available starting in late February 2018, the YARDMASTER™ cordless outdoor power tool will be sold at retailers nationwide and comes with a two year limited warranty and 30 day money-back guarantee.

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

**Based on 5.11 ft. person holding the pole in a straightened position at chest level


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 or follow BLACK+DECKER on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram.

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