Model#: BDKNEM1700

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Black & Decker EM1700 12 Amp 17 in. Edge Max Lawn Mower

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Product Overview


Black & Decker's EM1700 Edge Max Mower offers gas powered performance and dependability without the loud noise and oily mess. Its lightweight design makes it easy to maneuver around the lawn, and features a sleek low profile design for easy access to trimming under overgrown shrubs and bushes. The Edge Max cutting deck delivers smoother, cleaner results closer to edges for a better looking lawn.
  • Gas powered performance in a quiet running electric mower
  • Edge Max cutting deck delivers close up cutting for cleaner mowing jobs
  • Low profile design offers easy access to cutting under shrubs and other obstacles
  • Easy to attach and detach grass collection box for quick dumping of grass trimmings
  • Six separate height adjustment settings ranging between 1-1/10 in. to 3-1/10 in. for various cutting applications
  • 12 Amp 17 in. Edge Max Lawn Mower - EM1700
  • Grass Box
Compliance and Restrictions
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Amperage: 12
Cutting Height (Max.): 3-1/10 in.
Cutting Height (Min.): 1-1/10 in.
Cutting Height Settings: 6
Cutting Path: 17 in.
Deck Material: ABS Polymer
Discharge Settings: Rear
Drive System: Manual
Mulching Capability: No
Voltage: 120V



4.0 / 5.0
6 Reviews
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1 Star
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend (2)
Easy To Use (1)
Powerful (1)
Value (1)
Lightweight (1)
Best Uses
Heavy Duty Requirements (1)
Small Projects (1)
It seemed pretty good but didn't take much to bend the blade. I was used to a 20 inch B & D old electric mower. that finally needed to be donated to the artificial reef society. Now, I can't seem to find where to find a new blade. Help..I need it soon. I am in the Vancouver/ Sunshine Coast area.
March 4, 2018
Originally posted at
Good mower for small yards
Bought this for my daughter to use at a house she is renting that has very little turf. Did not make sense for her to have to deal with a gas mower that would get limited run time nor the cost of battery operated mowers that have to have the batteries replaced at a significant expense. She felt it worked well for her size lawn with an extension cord being only a minor annoyance to deal with.
June 1, 2017
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
Best Uses
Heavy Duty Requirements
Small Projects
Powerful Black and Decker EM 1700
This mower worked great on my Kikuyu grass lawn that is thick and builds up a thick mat over time. It is so much more powerful than my old 24V battery model and I'll never have to replace batteries again. Getting use to the cord took a few tries but the mower is so much lighter than my old model I think overall its just as easy to use.
February 17, 2017
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This is the fourth Black & Decker corded electric mower I've owned. Obviously, they're doing something right because I keep coming back for a newer model (when the older model finally gives up the ghost). Quiet, well-built, easy to maneuver. Perfect for small to medium yards
June 7, 2016
Originally posted at
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Perfect for My Small Yard!
I just wanted a simple mower and decided to go with this one. I tend to my gardens and lawn every weekend. Its simple enough to use, didn't have any major issues out of the box. It is a little on the heavier side, but its manageable.
October 23, 2015
EM1700 review
Excellent mower for level ground. If you have a hill, this may not be the one you want. Handle gives high center of gravity, and it wants to roll over. May also need a wider front track.
May 16, 2015
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Questions & Answers

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Is this a self-propelled lawn mower? Can a heavy duty extension cord be used to increase the cutting space,
Missy on May 16, 2015
BEST ANSWER: No, this unit has a manual drive system and yes, an appropriately rated extension cord can be used to increase the range of the mower.
Where can I buy a replacement blade for my EM 1700 lawn mower. I bought it through Home Depot and they stop carrying this model. I also checked with Lowe's and they do not carry it anymore. So how do I get a replacement blade?
Denny on Aug 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Unfortunately, CPO does not carry the blade for this item. Please contact Black and Decker direct for more options. You can reach them at 800-544-6986.
Is the grass catcher made out of plastic or cloth?
a333 on May 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The catcher is made of plastic.
Does the EM1700 come with a "mulching Plug"; and if not, what is the cost?
Bob B on Apr 25, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The Black & Decker 12 Amp 17 in. Edge Max Lawn Mower does not come with a mulch plug.Please contact the manufacturer direct at 1-800-544-6986 for assistance with parts.

New Vs. Reconditioned

What's the difference between New and Factory-Reconditioned?

Factory-Reconditioned products have been returned to the manufacturer and are restored to like-new operating condition; they go through a rigorous testing and inspection process. Plus, they offer a significant savings vs. new.
  • Reconditioned products may have minor cosmetic blemishes or scratches that do not affect item performance.
  • Reconditioned products may not come with all of the consumables the new version comes with (bits, sanding pads/papers, cases, etc.).
  • Both come with a manufacturer warranty and are covered by our Money Back Guarantee; New is 30 days, Reconditioned is 120 days.
Condition: New Factory Reconditioned
Features: Same Same
Specs: Same Same
Includes: 12 Amp 17 in. Edge Max Lawn Mower - EM1700,
Grass Box
12 Amp 17 in. Edge Max Lawn Mower - EM1700R,
Grass Box
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Warranty: 2 Year Limited 2 Year Limited


Warranty Information

Black & Decker Lawn Mowers

Plastic deck warranted for five (5) years from date of purchase (proof of purchase is required to validate warranty). This warranty does not cover damage resulting from negligent handling, misuse or lack of reasonable maintenance and care.