black & decker gsl35If your looking for go anywhere electric grass shears then take a look at the Black & Decker GSL35 to see if it fits your requirements.

A useful combination of lightweight shears and a one handed little hedge trimmer.

The dual replaceable blades puts a 2 for 1 tool in your hands of the keen gardener.

Black & Decker GSL35 Electric Grass Shears and Shruber

Features relevant to GSL35 electric hand shears.

Power Type – Gas or Electric?


Cordless Or Corded?

Cordless – Uses a 3.6 volt rechargeable Lithium battery which will allow you to trim away for a period of 20 minutes or so. Obviously this time will depend on the amount and the type of work load you give it.

Cutting Capability?

First of all don’t go tackling a lawn or a hedge with this little tool, as I’m sure your aware it’s purely designed for those little trimming jobs that don’t require you to bring out the heavy artillery.

electric grass shearsThink more of using these trimming tools for the more delicate tasks. Tasks such as the awkward corners where the larger tools have missed, or just as a hand trimming tool which is always to hand and will keep things neat and tidy around the garden or yard.

Apart from general garden work, two places where I can see the Black & Decker GSL35 battery powered tool come in handy  would be. Tending to shrubs on an apartment balcony and keeping the growth of plants on the patio area under control.

See more details about the 2 in 1 tool here.

Blade Length?

For performing the more detailed work on your ornamental shrubs and bush species use the 6 inch blade. Another use for this short hedger blade would be for tidying up tight corners and places where your large trimmer can’t get into.

Use the 4 inch blade for shearing any grass where the lawnmower can’t get into, or if you don’t want to go to close up to flower beds for fear of accidentally cutting the heads of your treasured blooms. Makes the ideal hand tool for cutting close up to trunks of shrubs and trees where using the line trimmer would have done damage.

Suitable for Cutting Vertically?

Doesn’t really apply to these small hand tools.

Dual Action Blades?


Any Accessories etc?

Apart from the two blades supplied there is a built in battery charger to simply plug into any  handy electric socket.

Comes with 2 years limited warranty.

Use this link to see how this dual purpose trimmer stacks up against the others I have reviewed in this category.

Any Reviews for the GSL35?

YES – More or less average type of reviews coming in for the Black and Decker GSL35 from the 18 users  with 2.7 from the 5 stars possible.


Good quick charging of the lithium battery and enough power in the charge to cut back stems in all my 9 beds of flowers.

The small size and the fact that the electric grass shears are cordless are a couple of points that people appreciate

“This is a very handy shear for LIGHT clippings.
If you know that when you buy it, then you won’t be so disappointed.
It won’t do any HARDY clipping, but it’s good for many lighter purposes.”


Did like the item but not really worth the $50 paid and thought that $35 would be a fairer price.

“The switch and safety are arguably awkward but my medium large hand didn’t complain too much. One thing for sure is that you won’t start the trimmer by accident. The designers may have gone too far with the safety mechanism but to have gone the other way would be a disaster with consequences.”

Read more reviews about the electric grass shears at the link below.

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