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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I haven't had it long enough to comment on the line use issues, but i think for ~$50 this is a great value. It does a lot better edging my bermuda lawn than the dedicated Craftsman edger that I had (used a blade).
So basically this outperforms 2 units that had a combined cost of around $200 for me. So far I am thrilled with it. Don't worry about it not having the power to do basic trimming. This has converted me to electric trimmers for the foreseeable future.
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.Read more ›
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LOVE my Black & Decker GH600 Grass Hog...Light but sturdy...Great price...Has lasted for many seasons and still using....Would recommendPublished 3 months ago by J. Mcglaughlin
Don't waist your money. You may buy it for a good price, but the spools are expensive. It doesn't auto feed the line very well and you will have to unplug it and manually feed the... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
The weed eater came early and I like this unit because my yard is small and this can do it all in 10 minutes for a 700 sq. foot front yard. Read morePublished 8 months ago by What'sThatInMyCoffee?