Black & Decker GH710 GrassHog 14-Inch 6.0-Amp Dual-Line Trimmer
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- Exclusive Gear Drive transmission delivers more power to get the job done faster
- Powerful 6.0 amp high torque motor tackles any cutting condition
- AFS dual-line spool advances line automatically - no need to stop or bump
- Groom 'N' Edge with flip-up edge guide coverts from trimming to edging in seconds
- Ergonomic design with adjustable height and secondary handle positions for maximum comfort and control
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|Item Weight||6.4 pounds||7.04 pounds||6.9 pounds||7 pounds|
|Size||1||14.5"||8.8" L x 4.6" W x 44.8" H||4 Amp, 13" Cutting Path|
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Here's the deal, do all you want this thing is going to keep spitting string, probably wrap around your head and potentially damage or even ruin it.
Here's what you do, to re-spool yourself, and to avoid the excess and wasteful spooling.
You will need pliers and wire cutters and at least two empty spools.
push the string throug the inside holes there are 4 holes 2 on each track on each side. Push the string inside so far that it comes out the inner part of the spool, you may need needle nose plyers or something to hook and pull the string out long enough so that you can tie it in a not, once tied you may need to trim the end so that none is hanging out. Now snap it so that it will go through the part where it comes out, put the head on, now pull the string tight, and cut it so that it won't need to be cut by the GrassHog. Now repeat for the other side, do this with your other spool.
What you should have is two spools that will not allow for any string to come out, when it wears out, just unplug, and replace the spool with your other pre-loaded spool. You lose the convenience of auto spooling but you gain a cheap way to avoid replacing your cheap O weed eater, because lets face it you got the thing because you must have a small yard, or a small job.
Just remember do your best to stay away from cement and the string will last a long time, wood will wear it down as well, but cement will take that plastic string straight off, so if you are doing a lot of edging you may want to invest in an extra spool.
Pros - its extremely lightweight; easy to assemble (just attach the shield and the auxiliary handle). This handle and the telescoping shaft adjust easily. It's powerful for its size. Before it started acting up, I was able to mow down some very large weeds (pokeweed), along with typical wiregrass, crabgrass, fescue, etc. It edged relatively well. It was easy to handle and maneuver; very little fatigue using it. Not quiet but not loud.
Cons - the auto feed. I can't believe that no manufacturer has either perfected this yet or abandoned it. The auto feed has been offered since about 2007 - that's FOUR YEARS of poor reviews on this design. It's actually difficult now to find an electric trimmer with a bump-and-feed design now. (Really, what is so HARD with a bump-and-feed?) The trimmer worked carefree for 2 1/2 days. Then, it started spewing out line willy-nilly and wrapping it around the spool housing. It seemed to me that as the spool got about half used, the problems started, but that's anecdotal. On top of that, B&D's instructions specifically warn against winding your own spools, and urging you to purchase expensive pre-wound spools ($7 - $11, depending on where you purchase). Also, the specific design of the spool and spool housing is proprietary to B&D and does not allow you to purchase alternative spools. There's a fair amount of instruction online by unhappy owners who have altered the design to allow for other replacement spools that are less troublesome, but that voids the warranty.
If you're interested in what I replaced this trimmer with, read my other review on the trimmer I purchased.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Absolutely the most troublesome and poorly engineered weedeater that i have ever purchasedPublished 3 months ago by Gary
BOUGHT ABOUT 6 OF THEM BY NOW. I MADE THE MISTAKE OF BUYING TOO MUCH EXTRA STRING AND SPOOLS WHEN THE 1ST 2 BROKE. Read morePublished 4 months ago by SKY
Practically impossible to replace the spool. Won't click into place, with 3 adults taking turns at it.Published 7 months ago by Gary Bridgman
The automatic line feed is the worst. You inadvertently use up trimmer cord constantly. Attempting to use your own cord on their spool is pointless. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Robert
Like others have documented here, the trimmer itself works fine but the string head is JUNK. As of this writing, it's 2015 - can't the human race come up with an auto-feed string... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Comics, Cards & More!