Besides its relatively recent recall, Black & Decker’s old CMM1000 lawn mower was a pretty good buy, and a pretty durable piece of gear. What you see above is its successor, the CMM1200. A quick glance shows a few updates, including a simpler height adjustment system. And it continues to offer some of the older mower’s benefits, like a folding push arm — it’ll fit in most car trunks when folded — and a comfy and handy start lever.
We’re proponents of electric mowers for Toolmongers with smaller lawns. Black & Decker claims the CMM1200 will mow a third of an acre on a charge, though we got about a quarter acre out of it when I tested one for Wired magazine a while back. One downside: it’s awfully heavy compared to some other electric offerings. Check out the Wired comparison for details!