Model # GH900

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BLACK+DECKER 6.5-Amp Straight Shaft Electric String Trimmer
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BLACK+DECKER

6.5-Amp Straight Shaft Electric String Trimmer

  • Automatic feed system ensures continual work
  • Easy 2-in-1 conversion from Trimmer to Edger
  • Power Drive Transmission prevents bogging down
$49.97 /each

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The BLACK & DECKER GH900 is ideal for trimming grass in hard to reach areas where mowers cannot cut and maintenance edging along hard surfaces. AFS automatic feed system ensures continual work without bumping or having to stop to feed the spool. This trimmer features 2-in-1 easy conversion wheeled edging- just rotate to convert from trimmer to edger.

  • PowerDrive transmission prevents bogging down in heavy grass and weeds
  • Lightweight ergonomic design with adjustable height and pivoting handle positions gives maximum comfort and control
  • 6.5 Amp motor and high torque belt drive transmission provide maximum performance when trimming through the toughest weeds, grass and overgrowth
  • Smart edge mode gives more control and a ccuracy in edge mode for straighter and cleaner edging results

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Does this product come with an extra spool for replacement line?

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Need to know before I purchase.
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Panama City Fla
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July 14, 2016
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no , it has one spool and you rewind the string on it when it has run out
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July 3, 2016
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It only comes with one spool. I would determine first of the line feed mechanism works correctly before you buy anymore.
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Seattle, WA
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June 1, 2016
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No, only the spool on the trimmer. You can buy a package of 3 for under $20 or you can wind your own string on the spool.
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Houston, TX
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June 30, 2015
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It does not come with an additional spool but I always buy a second one when I purchase the machine. That makes it easier to replace. I keep one in a package and then purchase another.
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Orlando Fl
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June 30, 2015
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It doesn't even come with one lined spool. You get about five inches of line.
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May 31, 2015
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No. it does not.
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Phoenix, AZ
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May 8, 2015
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No, it comes with a single roll.
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Is string included with purchase?

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Queens, New York
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July 11, 2015
Is the string included with the purchase? Is it installed or do I have to do that?
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Dallas, GA
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October 11, 2016
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Yes it comes with one reel of string, already installed
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Seattle, WA
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May 6, 2016
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Yes but you should purchase a spare so you don't run out in the middle of a job.
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Hixson, TN, USA
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April 4, 2016
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Yes, you get one preloaded spool, but I recommend getting one or two extra so that you dont have to wind a spool in the middle of trimming your yard
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Hixson, TN, USA
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Yes. You get one spool of trimmer line, preloaded. I would go ahead and get another spool or two, so that you don't have to wind in the middle of trimming your yard, though. always keep a replacement wound and ready to go and you will avoid sitting in half-finished grass cursing about which way the line ought to wind. haha
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San Antonio, TX
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September 6, 2015
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The spool i fully loaded. And I buy Rhino .065 universal line to refill it. It has to be done neatly. Which is surprisingly easy to do compared to others I have tried. Some instructions come in the handbook.
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August 18, 2015
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you get one very short spool of line. best buy a replacement spool whith the product if you plan on using it.
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Flowery Branch, GA, USA
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Yes. It's ready to go straight from the box.
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how do you clean the trimmer after use? with water?

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your materials don't say how to clean the trimmer after use, all caked up with grass, weeds, etc. I would like to know how to safely clean my trimmer after use.
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May 29, 2016
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I hose it down. No issues.
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July 7, 2015
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Marge - I have a rag I use to wipe it down with. The rag is an incredible shade of green but the trimmer looks brand new.
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I use a putty knife to scrap off the excess and then use water with a rag to clean all surfaces. Make sure the rag is wrung out well so as not to get any excess water inside.
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I have an old scrub brush that I use to knock off the grass. I would NOT use water as that could send grass and dirt futher into the workings of the trimmer.
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Hello! I have one too. With it unplugged, I take a damp cloth with water and wipe.
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The best method I have found is letting the material dry then just brush clean. The other methods I have tried didn't work as well: a washing machine, a dishwasher (you have to disassemble to make them fit for these two methods#, a car wash #if you don't have a truck you can put on a swim suit & goggles and walk thru, my carwash charges me extra for carrying the trimmer thru# and the last one was to soak Read More
The best method I have found is letting the material dry then just brush clean. The other methods I have tried didn't work as well: a washing machine, a dishwasher (you have to disassemble to make them fit for these two methods#, a car wash #if you don't have a truck you can put on a swim suit & goggles and walk thru, my carwash charges me extra for carrying the trimmer thru# and the last one was to soak it in my swimming pool over night #it will sink so keep the extension cord attached to help pull it out). Home Depot has been very understanding every time I have returned the manufactured defective items. Read Less
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Can it be used to get rid of weeds coming through sidewalk?

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Yes, it will trim off the weeds coming through the sidewalk, but they might grow back.
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yes you can use it as a edger too , by twisting the middle handle around to move the head straight up and down
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July 5, 2016
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This item can be used for sidewalks.
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Yes, but you need to be VERY careful because the string will break quickly. I recommend pouring vinegar mixed with some salt over the weeds in the sidewalk if you don't want to use a vegetation killer.
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Yes, rotate head to the edger position and go for it; works for me.
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6.5-Amp Straight Shaft Electric String Trimmer is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 328.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from worst trimmer I went from an older Black & Decker trimmer very similar to this one, what a difference. This model is very inferior, does not self feed, leaves a 12 inch path, you can see where you trimmed the edge of the lawn. If you hover higher, it does not trim the very edge where you need it. I've tried adjusting the handle higher, lower, angled, nothing helps, I am ready to trash it !!!!
Date published: 2016-10-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product! I worried that an electric trimmer wouldn't compare to my old gas trimmers power and ability. This little weed trimmer certainly surpassed my expectations. It is lightweight and easy to handle. The wheel on it made edging so much easier. The only drawback is that I had to reload the spool often bc of its size. It doesn't hold a whole lot of line.
Date published: 2016-08-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Horrible product I have had this weedeater for 3 months. During this time have spent more money on replacement string than I did for the WEEDEAter itself. Stay away from this product
Date published: 2016-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great trimmer for money Light weight trimmer that is easy to use, and very powerful. I really like edging feature.
Date published: 2016-09-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Constant Feed Issues I've used Black & Decker electric trimmers for nearly 20 years. They used to last 5 years or more with no issues, but the life expectancy and quality has gotten worse with the last couple I've had. This model burned through line like nobody's business. I used to be able to mow several times before having to re-spool. Tonight, I went through 4 spools. I capped off the night by putting this piece of trash in the trash. I got a year and a half out of it, but it never quite worked right. I'm going to have to branch out and try something else. I'm done with Black & Decker.
Date published: 2016-10-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Plenty of power but I wish I had gotten the model with the adjustable power level. Its so powerf... Plenty of power but I wish I had gotten the model with the adjustable power level. Its so powerful that it goes through string like crazy if you're say, trimming along concrete flower bed edging. I usually keep pulsing the trigger just to keep the power level down. The string is expensive in the pre-loaded spools ($20.00 for 90 feet). If you are willing to save the spools when they are empty you can wind them yourself much more cheaply ($8.00 for 275 feet). Light weight and easy to use. Easy swivel trim head makes edging your driveway easy, especially with the guide wheel. I do hear some whine in the motor bearings after using it for about 6 months. For the price I would recommend it but get the adjustable power model.
Date published: 2016-11-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from GREAT TRIMMER/EDGER FOR THE MONEY I have bought 3 of these over the past several years. I love it as I am 73 years old and it's really easy for me to handle. Love being able to turn the trimmer head around from trimming to edging. Really easy to replace empty string cartridge even though it does last a long time. My only draw back is that I have burnt out the motor on all that I have bought as I use it a LOT!! Have to figure out if it's me or the edger.
Date published: 2016-08-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from JUST A TIP ON THIS TRIMMER I bought this trimmer and it didn't even last one summer. Called B&D and they sent me a new one without me having to return the broken one. Secondly, this is really a good little trimmer however it does use alot of line. A gentlemen posted a review on April 2015 stating if you take of the wheel the trimmer uses less line. I had nothing to loose and the wheel was a pain anyways. I took it off and didn't even go through one spool of line. Last time I trimmed it used 4 spools and then some. I believe he was correct and wanted others to know if they're interested.
Date published: 2016-06-19
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