BLACK and DECKER Tiller Review – LGC120 20V Cordless Cultivator Tiller


BLACK and DECKER Tiller – LGC120 20V Cordless  Cultivator Tiller

BLACK+DECKER LGC120 20V Lithium Ion Cordless Garden Cultivator/Tiller



This top-of-the-line Black and Decker tiller weighs only 8 pounds and has 2 tines with a cutting width of 7 inches and a cutting depth of 4 inches.

This tiller is almost like a toy but, if all you need to do is some occasional weeding, then it might be the ticket.  The LGC120 steers around small plants in the garden and flower bed with precision.



BLACK+DECKER LGC120 20V Lithium Ion Cordless Garden Cultivator/Tiller


  • Cordless…so, extension cords won’t get in the way.
  • Includes a Smart Energy Star-qualified battery charger.
  • One of the lightest tillers on the market at 8 pounds with the battery installed.
  • Does a good job of loosening soil up to 4 inches deep.
  • The counter-oscillating tines prevent weeds from tangling in the unit.
  • Telescoping shaft.


Black & Decker LBXR20B-2 20V MAX Lithium Battery, 2-Pack


  • The 20-volt MAX lithium-ion battery lasts no more than 30 minutes on a good day. Black and Decker says one charge can till a 350 square foot garden.  Other users say that, after 15 or 20 minutes, the battery overheats and runs down.  Thus, it would be smart to have several additional charged LBXR20 batteries on hand.

Here is purchasing information for the LBXCR20 battery 2-pack.  The batteries are also interchangeable with other Black and Decker cordless products.

BLACK+DECKER LGC120 20V Lithium Ion Cordless Garden Cultivator/Tiller

  • The LGC120 only has 2 tines and the cutting depth is only 4 inches. For my purposes, this is two strikes against it..not enough tines…not enough depth.
  • The extendable handle is a bit short for anyone over 5’10” tall. I’m 5’11”…so, I have to bend over a little to use it.

This tiller has a 2-year limited warranty.

With an entry-level price, the Black and Decker LGC120 is an acceptable, very affordable, very lightweight electric tiller…for loosening soil and precision weeding around plants.

Without the CONS, I would have given this tiller 4 thumbs-up.  But, since the LGC120 only has 2 tines and a shallow cutting depth of 4 inches, as well as issues with not only battery life but also operational comfort for someone over 5’10” tall, I can only give this tiller a 2 thumbs-up rating.

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Tell me more about the BLACK+DECKER LGC120 20V Lithium Ion Cordless Garden Cultivator/Tiller.

So, would you like to own a simple, cordless tiller like the BLACK+DECKER LGC120 20V Lithium Ion Cordless Garden Cultivator/Tiller?

Do you choose this one or one of the other electric tillers reviewed?  Let me know in the comments below or email me:


Jim, the Life Long Gardener

2 thoughts on “BLACK and DECKER Tiller Review – LGC120 20V Cordless Cultivator Tiller

  1. Matt's Mom Reply

    I think this is perfect for me! I just bought a house and the yard is less than desirable. I think I can get the front going with grass, but the back is completely shaded and overrun with some sort of low depth root weed. What I would like to use this tiller for, is to loosen up these weeds, rake them out, and then put in some sort of ground cover. So I am glad I found this information. Would this work for me? My back yard is not huge, so the 30 minute limitation really isn’t a huge deal.

    • Jim Reply

      This Black+Decker LGC120 is a fine cordless tiller.  The 30 minute battery life is an average.  It could last longer.  Or, the battery may not last quite that long.  Either way, I would personally like to have a couple of extra batteries on hand in case I really needed to use it for an extended period of time.

      Just a thought…when I have an excessively weedy area, I prep the section with a weed killer a few days before I do the tilling.  It will make it a bit easier to break ground without the weed vines getting tangled in the tines.  I there is one thing I hate, it is having to frequently stop just to get out all the weeds that have gotten wrapped up in the tiller blades!

      Glad to have you visit!  And, thanks, for your comment!


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