Black Decker TL10
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8.3-amp tiller with unique tines, removable ballast tank, and superior control

For more control over your tiller, the Black & Decker TL10 offers tines you can arrange in any order you want, a removable ballast tank, and superior balance and convenience even when working on difficult gardening tasks. The TL10 is able to tackle both easy and hard jobs, so you can use it for a variety of purposes, all without contributing to poor air quality or global warming.

8.3-amp electric motor

The electric motor on this tiller has 8.3 amps, which is on the higher range for tillers of this size. It has a lot of torque (about 96 feet/pound) so even though it’s an electric tiller, it can still handle working through hardened soil and soil with rocks. Starting it up is as simple as pulling a lever, so once it’s plugged in, you’re ready to go.

Customizable tines

You get four tines each with five blades, and you can arrange them in any order you want, and any direction. This gives you total control over how you want your tines to work in your specific garden and for your specific needs. The tines are made with hardened steel, so they won’t break or bend from stress.

Removable sand ballast tank

One of the most unique features on this Black & Decker TL10 is the removable ballast tank. You can fill it with up to 15 pounds of sand to add more traction to your tiller, so you can dig deeper. This boosts the tiller’s overall power and your ability to control it.


Superior control with hard jobs

There are a lot of reasons why the Black & Decker TL10 tiller offers superior control, especially on the hardest gardening tasks. It has a high torque with a low speed, and an adjustable height so you can find the perfect balance for each task.

Adjustable handle and wheels

The handle comes with adjustable handle height and two wheels (where you control the cutting height) so using the TL10 is always comfortable. The handles are also soft-grip so you are less likely to develop blisters.

Clean, but powerful

Many people are reluctant to choose electric power because there’s a stigma about it not being as powerful as gas. The TL10 is a direct contradiction to that idea, and is able to handle the toughest jobs all without emitting fumes.


Difficult to get really deep

The tiller has a lot of width options, but not many for depth. There are only three possible depth positions, and it doesn’t get much deeper than about 5 inches. With the ballast and sand weight, you can possibly get deeper, so experiment with that.


This is more expensive than some other tillers, some that are more powerful. However, it does come with more unique features, like the customizable tine design and sand ballast. You also don’t need to buy gas or oil, which saves you money in the long-run.

Overall Review

The Black & Decker TL10 Corded Electric Front Tine Tiller is a unique, customizable tiller that you can tweak to your exact needs. The ballast helps you maintain control and can even add depth to your digging. The electric motor has an impressive torque, so even jobs that involve digging through clay or rocky ground are not impossible. It costs a bit more than other tillers, but it runs completely emission-free and gives you a lot of say over how you want your garden worked.