Rated 3.6 out of 5Â by 93
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Grassmuncher1922 Good Value, Good for B&D product
This unit replaced my old B&D dual string weed whacker. Was having significant trouble getting line to feed on old unit; followed manual instructions but feeder was cheap and worn out. This new unit feeds much better and feels very light in the hands. Cuts through grass, weeds and ankles with ease, although not all when used properly.
May 14, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5Â by studentforlife Automatic String Feeder requires frequent intervention
Rugged, well-made, simple, easy to flip between edger and trimmer. I like using it as an edger. But automatic feeder doesn't work. In the beginning, it wouldn't release line; I kept having to disassemble, let some line out, and reassemble. I called B&D and they sent me a replacement cover. Then it started working great for a couple of months. But then it started feeding an entire spool per trimming (and I don't have a large yard). Last week my wife had to trim, and she was carrying wire cutters to get the job done when it fed too much. Now, it feeds so much line that it become tangled. It finally wrapped the line around and around under the motor and killed itself.
September 6, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5Â by Judy Works great but string doesn't feed on it's own
Overall, it is a good product, but it says the string should automatically feed, but it doesn't. We have to turn it off, unplug it, take it apart and feed the string and put it back together. Usually about two or three times to finish our yard. Manual doesn't help with this problem.
June 3, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Texasdoc Cannibalizes line
I had had the 6 amp B&D trimmer which lasted several years, and bought this looking for more power. What a mistake. Within the first 10 feet of edging my yard, the spool was empty. Trying to get the cap off to figure that out was one of the most frustrating experiences of my life. Like another reviewer, I had to use pliers just to get the cap off. Thinking I must have done something wrong, I bought another pre-wound spool of string (expensive!) and tried again. No improvement. During the few seconds that the trimmer was working, the wheel was a royal pain. If there was an option for 0 stars, that would be my rating.
April 1, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5Â by aguyfromohio2 Faulty Product, Do Not Buy
This trimmer has an automatic line feed system that simply does not work.
I used two full spools of string trimming about 100 linear feet.
In vertical edging mode, or during heavy horizontal cutting, the string feeds always.
A quick check of Black & Decker website shows many customers have this problem.
B&D are clearly aware of the problem yet they continue to ship and sell these defective trimmers.
Too bad, I've had many good Black & Decker products. They seem to have lost their way badly.
And lost me as a customer.
Buy any other trimmer instead.
June 30, 2014