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String trimmers

Black & Decker GH700
 
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$9.99 - $75.99
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Summary: This Black & Decker 5.2 amp, corded-electric string trimmer has a curved shaft and weighs 7.3 lbs. It uses dual.065-inch cutting lines.
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Type: Light duty electric string trimmers
About - Black & Decker GH700
Trimming : Denotes how quickly and neatly trimmers cut grass around walls, trees, and foundations.

Edging: Denotes the speed and neatness of trimming a vertical line along walkway.

Tall grass & weeds: Reflects cutting power and speed in two foot growth.

Handling: Responsiveness and balance while cutting.

Ease of use: Includes ease of starting the engine, feeding out new line, use of controls, and handle comfort.
About This Brand

Black & Decker is the leading manufacturer and marketer of corded electric and electric rechargeable string trimmers and offers an extensive line of electric products. Black & Decker string trimmers are widely available online and at Home Depot and Walmart.

Features & Specs - Black & Decker GH700
info Weight (lbs.) 7.3
info Engine size 5.2-amp
info Shaft Curved
info Four-cycle engine No
info Dual line Yes
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User Reviews - Black & Decker GH700
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2.0
B and gh700 trimmer
3/31/2014
Pros
Name brand
Cons
Eats Line In No Time
Best Uses
Comment:
it isnt great..auto feed is REALLY auto feed..like 6 passes and the line is gone
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
2.0
Waste of Money
8/18/2012
Pros
Inexpensive
Light Weight
Cons
Does not last
Poor quality
Best Uses
Comment:
I bought this trimmer approximately 18 months ago and have used it only a handful of times since then. It replaced a different brand of electric trimmer that I had used for years with no problems. At the beginning of this summer, I tried using the Black & Decker one and it would not start (it died almost exactly at the same time as a newer B&D fan that I had purchased...not a good sign).So often, reviews come in shortly after products are purchased. To me, the real test is how well the product lasts over time. In the case of this trimmer, it's another example of a [*]-made product (as was the fan) that flunks the durability test big-time.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Eats line like a starving animal
6/20/2012
Pros
Edging ability
Powerful
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
This machine eats an insane amount of line. I bought the preloaded spools to insert, because restringing the dual-string head can be a pain - particularly if you're in the middle of working on the yard. The last two spools broke in the middle, never had that happen before, but probably not to be unexpected since almost everything is plastic. The autofeed just keeps feeding line and cutting it off, at one point I watched little pieces of line just kept coming off the machine until the spool went empty - that autofeed feature is the single worst component of the trimmer. When edging you push the button and rotate the housing, but you can't see and control where the head is in relation to your sidewalk - and being a dual string head you end up messing up the straight line and taking gouges out of the turf. This should be a single line trimmer and do something about the feed system. I'm writing it off as a bad experience and buying a Stihl.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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