Comparing Black & Decker LST201 and Black & Decker LST300

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Consumer Score
In comparison:
Black & Decker LST201 ranks #47 out of 115. It is in the top 20%.
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8.3
Great
Consumer Score
In comparison:
Black & Decker LST300 ranks #20 out of 115. It is in the top 10%.
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8.7
Great
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Black & Decker LST300: Buy | Customer Reviews

Experts recommend Black & Decker LST300 more than Black & Decker LST201

As of 5 Nov 2022, experts prefer Black & Decker LST300 over Black & Decker LST201, but both String Trimmers have solid expert endorsements.

As per this month's meta ranking, Black & Decker LST300 received 1 recommendation: from The Spruce (14 Jul 2022). Black & Decker LST201 was also endorsed 1 times: by Bob Vila (28 Jul 2022). However, experts generally ranked Black & Decker LST201 lower than Black & Decker LST300 in their articles, which caused it to rank lower in ReviewFinder ranking.

Rank Change Price String Trimmer
BestCovery
Pocket-lint
Best of Machinery
Wirecutter
LawnStarter
Architecture Lab
Epic Gardening
Bob Vila
The Spruce
Popular Mechanics
31
N/A $73
Black & Decker LST300
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3
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57
N/A $78
Black & Decker LST201
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9
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About our ranking methodology

Endorsement summary:

  • On 28 Jul 2022 Bob Vila ranked Black & Decker LST201 as #9
    Rank String Trimmer Comment
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    #9 out of 9 Black & Decker LST201
    Also Consider
  • On 14 Jul 2022 The Spruce ranked Black & Decker LST300 as #3
    Rank String Trimmer Comment
    ... ... ...
    #3 out of 8 Black & Decker LST300
    Best Electric
    ... ... ...

Verdict

After counting and adding up the 86 expert endorsements of the May rankings, Black & Decker LST300 outranks Black & Decker LST201. This is not to say that Black & Decker LST201 is a bad option. Like Black & Decker LST300, it is recommended by experts, but less.

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Customers like Black & Decker LST300 somewhat more

At ReviewFinder we prefer to focus on professional product reviews, because customer reviews can be disproportionately affected by unrelated factors such as delivery, specific seller listing problems, and, of course, fake reviews. With that said, below is the summary of consumer sentiment.

Black & Decker LST201
Black & Decker LST300
Consumer score (CS) is a normalized computed representation of customers' sentiment towards a product.
CS of 10 is similar to a 4.8 star review, CS of 0 is similar to a 2 star review.

Black & Decker LST300, the cheaper option, tends to get more favorable reviews than Black & Decker LST201.

As can be seen in the chart above, median best-selling string trimmer receives a consumer score of 8.0 (great). Both Black & Decker LST201 and Black & Decker LST300 receive customer reviews that average out above that median threshold.

Black & Decker LST201
In comparison:
Black & Decker LST201 ranks #47 out of 115. It is in the top 20%.
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8.3
Great
Black & Decker LST300
In comparison:
Black & Decker LST300 ranks #20 out of 115. It is in the top 10%.
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8.7
Great
Median best-selling String Trimmer
In comparison:
Ryobi P2052 ranks #58 out of 115. It is in the top 20%.
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8.0
Great





Black & Decker LST300 is more popular than Black & Decker LST201

It's fairly safe to say that Black & Decker LST300 is a more popular string trimmer than Black & Decker LST201, based on its 4,000+ reviews. Popularity is determined based on product sales. Note that older and cheaper products tend to sell more.


To consider

Customers who view Black & Decker LST201 and LST300 often consider Greenworks 21142, a pricier option.
Table: Top compared alternatives for Black & Decker LST201 and LST300
Greenworks 21142 $74
In comparison:
Greenworks 21142 ranks #42 out of 115. It is in the top 20%.
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8.3
Great
2 expert recommendations
Toro 51480 $65
In comparison:
Toro 51480 ranks #43 out of 115. It is in the top 20%.
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8.3
Great
4 expert recommendations Cheaper More Popular
Worx GT Revolution $60
In comparison:
Worx GT Revolution ranks #18 out of 115. It is in the top 10%.
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8.8
Great
2 expert recommendations Cheaper More Popular Better Reviews
Black+Decker LSTE523 $80
In comparison:
Black+Decker LSTE523 ranks #31 out of 115. It is in the top 10%.
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8.7
Great
No expert recommendations More Popular
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Critic Consensus Common points from expert reviews summarized.
As can be seen below, in Nov 2022 neither Black & Decker LST201 nor Black & Decker LST300 were recommended by key experts who publish String Lawn Trimmers recommendations.
Rank Change Price String Trimmer
BestCovery
Pocket-lint
Best of Machinery
Wirecutter
LawnStarter
Architecture Lab
Epic Gardening
Bob Vila
The Spruce
Popular Mechanics
1
- $110
Worx WG163 GT
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2
1
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6
7
7
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2
- $215
Husqvarna 128LD
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2
9
1
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3
- Check price
Makita XRU15Z
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6
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3
7
9
4
- $65
Toro 51480
5
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6
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8
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Expert Reviews There are people on the Internet whose job is to review products. Below are their opinions.
No expert reviews linked yet for Black & Decker LST201.

Expert reviews [3]

90
Total expert reviews: 3
  • with a score: 1
  • without a score: 2

Score distribution:

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Black & Decker LST201: Buy | Customer Reviews
Black & Decker LST300: Buy | Customer Reviews
From Seller:
  • Part of the 20V MAX System; 1 System - Endless Tasks. Power for your Style
  • Converts from trimmer to edger
  • Automatic Feed Spool (AFS) automatically feeds trimmer line
  • Adjustable height and handle for ideal user comfort
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From Seller:
  • 2-in-1 cordless trimmer and edger cuts along borders, sidewalks and flower beds and easily converts between trimmer and wheeled edger.
  • EASY HANDLING: Lightweight and easy to handle with adjustable height handles
  • Read more
From Manufacturer Manufacturer-provided product description, urls and documents.
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Black & Decker LST201 is a very popular and one of the cheapest options. It's in the top 3 bestselling string trimmers and has dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as BLACK & Decker GH900 or Earthwise LST02010 .

Black & Decker LST201 is $72.36 less expensive than an average string trimmer ($149.99).

Black & Decker LST300 is a very popular and one of the cheapest options. It's in the top 3 bestselling string trimmers and has dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Greenworks 21142 or BLACK & Decker GH900 .

Black & Decker LST300 is $76.81 less expensive than an average string trimmer ($149.99).

Black & Decker LST201: Buy | Customer Reviews
Black & Decker LST300: Buy | Customer Reviews

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