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Black & Decker GH610 Grass Hog 14-Inch 5.5 amp Electric String Trimmer and Edger Reviews

Written By: Weed Eater Guy - Apr• 24•17

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  1. Lizzypug says:
    143 of 146 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Not Too bad, May 28, 2003
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    Lizzypug (Philadelphia, PA United States) –

    This review is from: Black & Decker GH610 Grass Hog 14-Inch 5.5 amp Electric String Trimmer and Edger (Lawn & Patio)

    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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  2. C. MacGowan "The Esc Macs" says:
    142 of 150 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Just Add A Grass Gator to Your Grass Hog-Perfect!, April 18, 2006
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    C. MacGowan “The Esc Macs” (Escondido, Ca) –
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    This review is from: Black & Decker GH610 Grass Hog 14-Inch 5.5 amp Electric String Trimmer and Edger (Lawn & Patio)

    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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  3. H. Ford says:
    34 of 36 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Enjoyable, September 6, 2004
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    H. Ford (Florence, SC) –
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    This review is from: Black & Decker GH610 Grass Hog 14-Inch 5.5 amp Electric String Trimmer and Edger (Lawn & Patio)

    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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