Shears and shrubbers — while the casual gardeners’ trusty sidearm of choice — are probably the single biggest cord-cutting offenders. All it takes is a moment’s distraction for the cord to slip forward and BAM! You’re holding a useless, unpowered tool. Why not pre-emptively cut the cord and go with a cordless model like Black & Decker’s SSC1000?
With in mind a 7.2 volt trimmer that weighs less than 2 pounds isn’t a toy by anyone’s standard.
A 7.2V model weighing less than two pounds, the SSC1000 features an interchangeable blade system that allows easy conversion from a grass shear to a detail shrubber via a clip mechanism under the nose of the unit. Both the 4-inch shear blade and the 6-inch shrubber blade are formed from sharpened steel for durability and cleaner cuts.
One fault: while the blades are removable and interchangable, the battery isn’t. However, Black & Decker does claim a full-charge runtime of around 30 minutes of sustained use. Like most Black & Decker rigs, it’s charged via an external wall-wart-style charger. And at a street price of around $50, you could buy another one when the battery finally dies — or if you’re still in love with it, break it open and re-cell it.