May 17

Lawn Mower Reviews: Black & Decker SPCM1936 Cordless Electric Lawn Mower

You will certainly agree with me that there is nothing more unsightly than a lawn which is not maintained properly. It can totally ruin the look of your home and give you various kinds of headaches. With a lawn mower, you will achieve perfection easily and quickly. I love these little machines which I use in my work as a professional gardener in California all the time. I thought it would be a good idea to use my knowledge to help buyers make the right choice by writing reviews on the most popular models. Here I will review the Black & Decker SPCM1936 cordless electric self-propelled lawn mower.

I will try to make this review as comprehensive as possible. I will evaluate the features and capabilities of the Black & Decker SPCM1936 lawn mower. I will provide an overview of its pros and cons as well. As an objective third party, I will present my honest opinion. I am sure that you will find this review useful.

Black & Decker SPCM1936

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Product Description

The Black & Decker SPCM1936 uses an electric motor which is powered by a 36-volt battery. The battery is removable so you can charge it anywhere in your home. The push button start, the one-touch level for cutting height adjustment and the versatile options for grass clippings collection are among the main features worth your attention. The Black & Decker lawn mower operates fairly quietly and since it does not use gas, it does not produce any carbon dioxide when working.

Features of the Black & Decker SPCM1936 Cordless Electric Lawn Mower

The electric motor of this Black & Decker lawn mower is powerful and works reliably. You can expect efficient grass cutting. Since the lawn mower is self-propelled, you will have to let the motor do all the work. You do not have to do any pushing.

Since the motor is electric, the lawn mower has no carbon footprint whatsoever. Moreover, it has Energy Star for energy efficiency. This helps you reduce your household’s carbon footprint even further. Besides, your electricity bill will not increase when you start using the electric machine.

I will not be wrong if I say that the motor purrs like a kitty. It is much quieter compared its gas counterparts. I am sure that you will get along with your neighbors much better when using this machine.

The 36-volt battery of the SPCM1936 lawn mower from Black & Decker is removable so you do not have to worry about finding an electric socket near the place where you store the unit. You can simply plug the charger anywhere you like, remove the battery from the unit and place it onto the charger. It is as simple as this.

The push button start is one of the most convenient features of this Black & Decker electric mower. You do not have to use any effort to get the unit started.

You can expect the Black & Decker SPCM1936 to move quite well even on slippery surfaces and slightly hilly terrains. This is because of its well-constructed wheels made from tough plastic. At the same time, the deck of the machine is made from a special polymer which is tough and lightweight as well. The plastic is weatherproof and quite durable.

The blade of this Black & Decker electric lawn mower has a new and improved design. This increases the efficiency of the unit considerably. The cutting height can be easily adjusted with the lever, which is especially designed for the purpose. When you use it, all four wheels are adjusted simultaneously. You can choose different heights from 1.5 to 3.5 inches.

The Black and Decker SPCM1936 comes with a rear bag for collecting grass clippings. A mulching insert and a discharge chute are available optionally. I personally find the mulching insert to be quite useful as it allows you to make mulch and to fertilize the soil automatically.

The lawn mower is lightweight and has cordless operation. It is self-propelled as well. All of these factors make it super easy to work with. When you are done, you can fold it so that it becomes even more compact. You can store it in horizontal or vertical position.

CapabilitiesBlack & Decker SPCM1936 Cordless Electric Lawn Mower

The cutting swath of SPCM1936 is 19 inches. This is an average width path. It is neither big nor small. It is perfectly sufficient for mowing a lawn of 1/3 acre or smaller on a single battery charge. It can work on different kind of terrains. It can deal with both dry and wet grass. It will be of good use to the average household. The cordless, self-propelled, quiet and environmentally friendly operation of the lawn mower makes its capabilities quite attractive.


Who is this lawn mower for? It is an excellent choice for families living in a four-bedroom house in the suburbs. If you have a property with a lawn of average size, you will find this particular model quite functional. The ease of use adds to the versatility of the model. It is suitable for professional lawn mowing service providers as well.


Here are the things that I really like about this Black and Decker cordless mower:

  • Ease of use
  • Effective and clean operation
  • Versatile cutting height and debris collection options
  • Durability
  • Energy efficiency
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Virtually maintenance free
  • 2-year limited warranty


Here are the things which I did not like about the Black and Decker mower:

  • The lawn mower is not particularly light and the battery is not light either. This may create some inconvenience when it comes to storage and taking it out to mow the lawn. Still, this is not a major issue since the unit is self-propelled.
  • The Black & Decker lawn mower moves quite fast even at the lowest speed. This is not a major drawback, but it calls for greater vigilance on the part of the user. Be careful when adjusting the speed.


Overall, I think that the Black & Decker SPCM1936 cordless electric self-propelled lawn mower is a great machine for the average household. It is fairly easy to use and does its job quite well. It is convenient to operate and to store. It requires virtually no maintenance. It is a green solution for the home.

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