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2/17/2012

Black & Decker® Launches Its First Line of Tillers

New cordless and electric tillers offer performance, control and convenience

 TOWSON, Md. (February 15, 2012) – Get your garden off to the right start this spring with all-new garden tillers from Black & Decker® (NYSE: SWK), including the 36 Volt Cordless Tiller and 8.3 Amp Electric Tiller. The new tillers offer users high torque and low speed to get deep when tearing up the ground and an adjustable height feature to aid in balance and control for all your tilling jobs.

“Tilling a garden is a crucial step to ensure your soil is in the best physical condition for flowers, plants and crops to grow,” said Mendy Johnson, product manager, outdoor products. “However, most tillers available in the market today are too light, making them difficult to control. With the new line of tillers from Black & Decker, users can now prepare their garden with few hassles, in a short period of time.”

Unlike most competitor models, the tillers from Black & Decker offer several user-friendly features for gardeners of all levels:

·  High Torque Worm Drive – A Black & Decker exclusive, this triple-stage gear reduction dramatically aids in control and pace

·  3 Position Height Adjustment Feature – Users can easily adjust wheel height to three positions with a drag bar adding to the convenience of the new tillers

·  Easy to Install Tines – Designed with hardened steel to tackle tough soil, they can be arranged in any direction and any order.

 The 36 Volt Cordless Tiller is the first widely accessible and affordable cordless tiller available in the marketplace and features up to 86 ft. lbs. of torque. Innovations unique to the 36 Volt Cordless model include a lift-in lift-out battery that is compatible with several cordless mower models from Black & Decker, as well as an exclusive key to un-jamb rocks without removing the tines. The exclusive one-touch height adjustment feature makes it quick to adjust to one of the three heights for a variety of tilling needs.

To help with control, the 8.3 Amp Electric Tiller features an exclusive removable ballast tank that holds up to 15 pounds of sand. In addition, its 8.3 Amp motor provides up to 96 ft. lbs. of torque for a controlled tilling experience. 

Black & Decker’s new tillers, both backed by a 30-day risk-free trial and full two-year warranty, will be available in March 2012. The 36 Volt Cordless Tiller will be available for $399, and the 8.3 Amp Electric Tiller will be available for $249.

About Black & Decker
Since 1910, Black & Decker has been setting the standard for innovation and design of power tools, accessories, outdoor yard care equipment, home cleaning products, automotive and lighting products, hardware and other home improvement products. The inventor of the first portable electric drill with pistol grip and trigger switch, Black & Decker has evolved from a small machine shop in Baltimore, Maryland to a global manufacturing and marketing powerhouse with a broad line of quality products used in and around the home and for commercial applications. When users need to get work done, they trust Black & Decker for the products that will do the job efficiently and reliably. For more information on Black & Decker’s extensive line of products, visit
www.blackanddecker.com or follow Black & Decker on Facebook and Twitter.

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