BLACK+DECKER BEMW482BH Electric Lawn Mower

BLACK+DECKER BEMW482BH is corded walk-behind electric lawn mower. BLACK+DECKER BEMW482BH features 17" cutting width and is rated at 12 Amps. Design is simplified in order to increase the strength and durability of the cutting deck and the whole unit in general - unit is design only for lawn mowing and collecting the grass clippings in the catcher bag, with no mulching or side-discharge options.

Large rugged wheels ensure user control in thick grass, while winged blade improves air flow and grass clippings collection.

Published: July 25, 2019.

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BLACK+DECKER BEMW482BH Features and Specifications

With 17 inches (~43 cm) wide cutting deck, BLACK+DECKER BEMW482BH is medium size walk-behind lawn mower, rated at 12 Amps.

Like many similar lawn mowers, it doesn't feature full length power cord, just a small 'pig-tail' cord - it is up to the user to have the extension cord of proper length and thickness.

Since the maximum current is ~12 Amps, recommended extension cord is in the 12 to 16 Gauge, depending on the extension cord length.

extension cable

Personally, if you need 100 feet (~30.5 m) extensions cord for this or similar units, go for strong and durable 3-wire 12 Gauge cable that has SJTW or similar label. Also, it is necessary that the cable is intended for outdoor use and that it is brightly colored and easily visible in the tall, thick grass.

Cutting deck is simple, but strong and durable. BLACK+DECKER BEMW482BH doesn't feature mulching and side-discharge options - the only option is to collect the grass clippings in the grass catcher bag, which is more than enough for most users.


Blade is sharp and in order to stay sharp, avoid any objects that my damage the blade - branches, twigs, pebbles and similar. If or when required, blade can be sharpened.

One of the interesting features of the blade is that is winged (profiled), improving the air flow and clipping collection.

Controls are simple and easy to use, although not as common as one may expect - in order to start, user has to push safety switch and then one of the buttons on the handles. In order to stop the unit, all the user has to do is to release the handle buttons.

Mowing height is adjustable using single lever - there are total of six possible mowing heights, from 1 inch (~2.5 cm) to 3 inches (~7.6 cm).

When the unit arrives, it must be assembled which can be done rather quickly. BLACK+DECKER BEMW482BH is simple to assemble, use and maintain lawn mower, but when the unit arrives, be sure to read the manual thoroughly, especially about safety.

When assembled, unit weighs 40.9 pounds (~18.5 kg), with the weight being distributed on the 4 rugged threaded wheels, designed to provide the user with control even in the tall and thick grass.

Note: Although BLACK+DECKER BEMW482BH is designed to easily mow even rather tall and tick grass, when doing so, go slow and mow preferably in two passes. This will decrease the load on the mower and allow for nicer and more uniform finish.

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To save on the storage space, BLACK+DECKER BEMW482BH features collapsible handle. Also, extension cord can be stored by wrapping it on the wrap hooks on the handle - if you don't need your extension cord for other purposes, it is recommended to store it with the unit that uses it periodically.

Long Story Short: BLACK+DECKER BEMW482BH is well balanced design, optimized for one purpose only - mow the lawn and collect the grass clippings in the catcher bag.

Unit is relatively lightweight and maneuverable, helping the user mow around/near various backyard objects and obstacles like walls, edges, driveways and similar.

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