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Black & Decker's new Yardmaster is a cordless outdoor power tool that can convert into multiple pieces of equipment. The base unit ($149) 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 automatic feed spool that easily and reliably feeds the trimmer line. The trimmer's 12-inch cut swath can handle a large amount of grass in a single pass. In addition, the string trimmer attachment is compatible with the separately sold 3-in-1 Removable Mower Deck ($40). The deck converts the string trimmer into a lawn mower, a perfect solution for properties with limited storage and small lawns.

When used with the extension pole, homeowners can get up to nine feet of reach to help conquer tall 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 all are included with the Yardmaster base unit, there are additional attachments sold separately Besides the Mower Deck, there are chainsaw and blower add-ons. Both the chainsaw ($69) and blower ($29) attachments can be used as handheld tools or with the extension pole.

The introduction of Yardmaster expands the 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.

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Title Annotation:WHAT'S NEW?
Publication:USA Today (Magazine)
Date:Sep 1, 2018
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