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Black & Decker GH600 Grass Hog 14-Inch 5.5 amp Electric String Trimmer and Edger (Discontinued by Manufacturer)


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  • Five Amp motor delivers 9,500 rpm and a wide, 14-inch cutting swath for effective trimming
  • Unique spool system uses centrifugal force to automatically feed out more line when you need it
  • Head rotates 180 degrees for quick switches from trimming to edging
  • Weighs just 5.2 pounds and offers soft, adjustable grips for easy handling
  • Backed by a 2-year manufacturer warranty
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 9.8 x 8.4 x 47.6 inches ; 5.9 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 8 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B000087QVV
  • California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 warning.
  • Item model number: GH600
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (252 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #67,277 in Patio, Lawn & Garden (See Top 100 in Patio, Lawn & Garden)

Product Description

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A broad 14-inch cutting swath and a powerful five Amp electric motor help the Black & Decker Grass Hog GH600 Electric String Trimmer and Edger make edging, trimming, and weed eating easy tasks to handle. It features a Groom'N'Edge head that can be rotated 180-degrees for quick switches between cutting and edging tasks along with Black & Decker's Automatic Feed Spool (AFS) system, which uses centrifugal force to dispense more line whenever you need it for added predictability and dependability--no bumping required. Also offering the simplicity of electric startups and weighing in at just 5.2 pounds, it's a machine that is incredibly easy to handle, and you won't have to contend with the strain that repeated pull starts and heavier tools can put on your body. Other convenient design elements include a flip-down edge guide, four-position height adjustment, and an adjustable auxiliary handle for a customizable experience and improved comfort. Corded power means work is never brought to a standstill by a dead battery or an empty gas tank, and a patented cord-lock system prevents accidental extension cord disconnections while you work. This tool is backed by a limited 2-year warranty.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

The problem is the automatic string feed.
"hinrog"
It will be going back and you can believe I won't be buying another Black and Decker product.
Beth
It is very easy to use, light weight, and all that I had hoped for in a trimmer.
eeh

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

157 of 161 people found the following review helpful By Lizzypug on May 28, 2003
I have traditionally found that B&D lawn tools are pretty good and this weed wacker works just fine. It trims well, the "rotating head action" helps with edging, and it is reasonably powerful. I only gave it three stars (I would actually give it two and a half if I could) because 1) It does use a lot of string. I would also suggest wearing long pants when using this thing because the string advances automatically during use and the piece that is cut off goes flying. I got a couple of "wacks" on my legs from this. My daughter got hit once too so keep your kids out of range. I also found that it works better if you buy the replacement spools rather that buying string and winding it up yourself. I consider myself somewhat handy but the line advancement never worked right when I purchased the string seperately (much cheaper) and wrapped it through/around the spool myself. The replacement spools get pricey after a while. Also, 2) I think this thing is a bit noisy. Especially when the string advances. It whacks against the string cutter in quite a loud fashion (in my opinion). However it does work and will do the job. I have no need or desire to replace it at this point. However when the time to replace it does come and if improvements are not made I will look hard at other models.
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160 of 168 people found the following review helpful By C. MacGowan on April 18, 2006
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I just purchased one of these and it is almost perfect. I had a small string one and as stated in the other reviews, they use a lot of string and it is a pain replacing the spool and the string ones never cut like the gas ones. We all know the problems with the gas ones, but boy can they knock down the weeds. Well I was at Home Depot and spotted the perfect solution. This Grass Hog and the Grass Gator Electric Multi-Fit. No more string and with the power of the Black and Decker, I'm in Hog Heaven.(You knew that was coming.) The Grass Gator goes on easy and has a tough nylon blade, but it cuts like a metal blade, the kind you find only on gas powered trimmers. I managed to wack our fence a couple of times with the blades and they both survived the impact and the fence was fine. The replacement blades are easy to install and not very expensive. This is electric weed-wacking at its best. Perfect-Catherine
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43 of 45 people found the following review helpful By H. Ford on September 6, 2004
I bought this at Lowe's and enjoy it on my 1/2 acre. I never had one before but knew I didn't want a gas trimmer for noise and having to yank on a string like a mower. I find the noise level acceptable. True I keep at least one roll of string on hand since I use this to clean out the open ditch in front of my house. But so easy to replace (just pop out the old and in with the new) I can't complain. And long pants are a MUST. One stinging gash will speak volumes to you.
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful By G. Jordan on March 24, 2007
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My husband always kept the lawn and garden tools in running order, and when he passed away two years ago I purchased this because it's light and it's electric, so that I don't have to fool with maintenance, gas/oil mixtures, etc. It was under $50, and I've given it an incredibly hard workout on my wooded lot of more than three acres (with the help of extremely long extension cords). I've plowed through dense weeds over two feet tall, edged with it, and tipped it up to grind those thick, prickly-leafed weeds down to the roots. We're both dusty and covered with clippings by the end, but it's still going strong, and that makes it well worth the economical price to me. When it finally goes, I'd happily buy another just like it.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By A. D. Wade on April 27, 2010
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For what it's worth, I've owned the GH600 for almost 2 years now and have not had any problems with it. After reading so many people saying it chewed up lots of line, I thought I'd throw my 2¢ worth into the mix here...

First off, the Automatic Feed System (AFS) for the line is a bit tricky. Yes, you can open the spool up and manually feed it out, but it's designed to Auto-Advance some more line when TWO things happen: 1)The line is short and therefore the exposed portion weighs less than it should *and*, 2)The motor is allowed to coast down a bit, then speed back up.(via the throttle trigger) Or at least that's what I've determined causes mine to automatically feed the line out best, without wasting it.

UNDERSTAND, when you place the rotating head closer to an immovable object (i.e. cinder-block, edge of concrete driveway, etc) than the cutting line is long...it will BREAK. For instance, if the AFS has just spooled out 7" of new line and then you put the spinning head just 3" away from a rock, you can expect the line to break off at 3" long. So try your best not to get too close to hard objects once the AFS has spooled out a new section of line.

Secondly, I purchased SHARP EDGE (i.e. Square, not round) weed-eater line made by a company called UNIFIT. I've been using 0.065" square (or 1.7mm), which is 0.092" (measured corner-to-corner, if you look at a cross-section of the line) The part number is 74-6052 for 300' (or 91 meters) of bulk line and can be obtained online, even off eBay occasionally.

The larger the weed cutting line you can use the longer it should stand up to abuse, before it finally breaks off.
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