Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 193
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ricky Strong, not heavy and gets the job done
Back in March, 2016, I bought online from the HD a Ryobi Expand-It straight shaft weed eater. It did the job, but was extremely heavy and found myself taking many a break. I cleaned it, put it away and stored it.
Here in the desert southwest the rains hit us in August and weeds begin propping up anywhere & everywhere. I have a corner home and the parkway is like 15 feet wide and desert landscape rock does not work.. Weeds always appear. I took out the Ryobi to get to work and nothing. It did not work at all. As if the motor was dead. The warranty from HD had already expired, but the factory warranty was good for 2 years. Ryobi will fix it for free. I called the local business that has the contract with Ryobi and they told me to bring it on in with my receipt. No problem, except for one problem... they were backed up in repairs and it would take over a month for it to get repaired.
Well, my weeds couldn't wait and the City of El Paso's Code Compliance were out in force. I couldn't exactly tell them my weed wacker was in for repairs. Ha!
I get back online to the HD and began looking for another weed eater. I decided to get the Black & Decker 7.5 amp, single line whacker.
I read all the instructions, very easy to assemble if any. Away I go outside to conquer my weeds.
I was impressed! The machine is not as heavy as the Ryobi, a strong cutter. I like the fact that the motor is on top and not at the bottom. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to restring the machine.
String lasts a long time too. I like the fact that machine came with a fully loaded bin of string. I have been using this machine for like 8 afternoons now and it's a strong machine.
This Black & Decker string trimmer is a keeper! Anyone wanna buy a repaired Ryobi?
El Paso, Texas
September 20, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by sparky The only one you need.
If you're a home owner with an average sized yard, this is the only string trimmer you'll need. Get rid of that troublesome gas powered trimmer and buy this. The 7.5 amp motor provides plenty of power for the average yard. The wheel on the bottom is a great idea as is the adjustable function to go from sidewalk edging to weed whacking. The automatic feed works about 90% of the time. Occasionally you have to stop and manually feed the string out. That's my only problem with this. This is a great product in my opinion. I'll never go back to unreliable gas trimmers.
October 8, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mic1 Works awesome and easy to use.
Easy and lightweight. Easy to transition from weed eating to edger. Fantastic
October 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Alex Great buy
Its cheap. And i like that the engine is on top unlike the other one i had. Also its easier to handle. Overall im very happy with it
September 27, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Techsus WORKHORSE: Completely Happy!
Easy assembly, minimal really. Got corded because gas versions spend too much time at small engine repair shops. Battery version more expensive, less power. Bought a 100-foot extension cord. The yard is a medium sized city lot. This GH3000 is just the ticket. Nearly finished the yard on one spool. Spools c. $10 true but still cheaper than the $75.00 yard guy who shows up three WEEKS after Mom calls him. The EDGER is fantastic!!! I love this weed walker. A true WORKHORSE. Good price and is reliable, even on weeds growing up through rocks. I actually look forward to using it because the lawn looks BETTER than the yard guy does it! Love the 7.5 Amps. Stores in garage by hanging handle from a bicycle hook. P.S. l like the cord retainer clip so the cord won't pull out near the trigger. THANX Black+Decker!
September 21, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Clover Best whacker ever!
Easy to assemble and got right to work. Would definitely recommend.
October 11, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Neil 7.5 AMP 14" Trimmer
The trimmer works very well. It is light weight, durable, good line, and a nice retractable shaft.
September 27, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TXchrisCA Great trimmer
Easy to assemble. Lightweight and works great. Self advances the string and I really like the wheel that you can use for edging as it made for a great guide around my brick planters.
September 20, 2016