Black and Decker SPCM1936 19-Inch 36-Volt Cordless Mower

Price Range: $$$$

Quick Overview:

19 inch deck
36-volt removable battery
Cuts up to 1/3 acre
Self-propelled – variable speed adjustment
Push button instant start
2 year warranty
What Customers Say:

Based on over 550 reviews, the Black and Decker SPCM1936 received an overall rating of four stars. Over 77% of the reviews were four or five stars, with a negative review rate of 11%.

Pros: This mower is easy to start and easy to clean. The height adjustment mechanism is easy to use, and the mower is very quiet compared to gas mowers.

Cons: Many users reported the self-propelled action being too fast for many situations – even at its slowest speed. Some users also reported this mower as lacking in power at times in longer or wet grass. Also, this mower is heavy for many users, weighing just under 100 pounds.

The SPCM1936 is Black and Decker’s self-propelled entry into the electric lawn mower market. With a 19 inch blade and 36 volt removable battery, this mower is very similar to the CM1936, but weighs a little more and costs a little more for the self-propelled system.

The mower received some mixed reviews, though the vast majority were four or five stars. The included 36-volt battery lasted around 30 minutes in most real-world situations, with some reporting longer times. The mower is rated for use in yards up to 1/3 acre, so you should go ahead and plan on buying a spare battery for larger yards.

Many users complained that the self-propelled functionality was too fast, even on the slowest setting. However, the majority of negative reviews resulted from defective batteries or damaged parts. Also, the self-propelled functionality on this mower can function without the blade being engaged, which was a plus for many users. This mower is not ideal for cutting in wet conditions (none of the cordless mowers really are), so keep this in mind if you live in a climate that requires wet cutting.

Overall, this mower is a little pricey, but it does carry pretty consistent recommendations if the self propelled functionality is what you are interested in. As with most other electric mowers, the SPCM1936 is quiet and effective when used in the right conditions.

Other Mower Features

3 in 1 – mulch, bag, or rear discharge

Single lever adjusts all four wheels simultaneously for cutting height

Quick Look Black and Decker SPCM1936


  • Easy Start
  • Quiet Operation
  • Easy Height Adjustment


  • Fast Self-Propelled action
  • Not Good for Long or Wet Grass
  • Heavy - Just Under 100lbs