Rated 2.3 out of 5 by 132
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by mrbios Works fine
I got this used about 2 years ago. It worked fine until a neighbor borrowed it and scalped his lawn which used up all the string on the spool. I rewound the spool several times with a thicker line that I had sitting around. I wound just one line instead of two because the thicker line takes more power from the motor.
The landlord next door pays me to maintain the property. To get the job done I wound a single string backwards on the spool - the opposite direction of the arrow. This prevented all the string from feeding out and getting chopped into pieces in the process. The downside is that I had to take the spool off an manually feed it. But since the area wasn't very large I got it done with two manual feeds.
Finally, I bought the blue Rhino brand universal ROUND (not serrated) line of the correct dimension 0.065" (1.65mm) and I downloaded the manual and followed the directions to rewind the spool. I discovered that it is designed to feed properly with the assumption that two lines are loaded on to the spool. I tested it a little while ago and it is back to working and feeding perfectly.
While I made it work with much thicker line - the thinner line cuts better and because it is isn't any more expensive than the larger sizes why not use the correct string. After each trimming I use compressed air to blow out the motor and keep grass from building up.
So despite all the bashing of other reviews it works fine and I much prefer this to a gas powered one where fuel goes bad and you need to mix oil and gas. For small yards go electric. For big yards or farms or landscapers or heavy brush gas is the only way to go.
October 3, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by JJ Worst weedeater I ever owned
Auto line feeder malfunction. Used this product about 15 times before it crapped out. Can't take back to Home depot because they got smart and discontinued the product
July 31, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by kgk1961 Cheap piece of junk
I only gave this a "1-star" because I can't select less............The design and workmanship are sub-standard quality. As you can see in the pictures, the string housing gear ate away the housing until it shifted far enough to lock down, at which time the "metal" motor gear ate the teeth off one side of the string housing gear. Don't waste your money, and don't go to Black & Decker website expecting to buy any replacement parts for the housing assembly, they don't offer those. But you can buy a screw for $.99.
June 25, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Jimmydwight Save your money and frustration
I cannot believe I have kept this piece of junk around for over a year. Today was the last straw. It went into the dumpster for good. The dual string sounded like a good thing. Too bad it doesnt work in reality. I have had to constantly take the stringing mechanism apart to get the string to come out. It works for a minute or two and then out of string again, or tangled? I have spent most of my edging working on getting the string to come out than I have actual edging.
I use to like Black and Decker products but this is the 2nd time I have been burned. The first one was their coffee maker, but then I won't go into that right now. I have learned my lesson.
March 26, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by SANTA139 Mr
This is the Model 750. I had to buy this one as the Model 700 was not available. I had the 700 before and loved it but the spindle would not rotate any more. the new one the 750 is now tangling up all the time. I am 70 yr old ande should not have to fool with such things. I should have waited and got it at K-mart as it was I am handicapped and I ordered on line. Two days latter a friend offered to give me a lift to purchase some potting soil.That is when I saw the same weed eater for a cheaper price. Then I would not have to pay shipping. But I buy on line because I am handicapped. I am also a Vet an could not get my military discount. But Thanks for the on line service.
April 8, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Newt I'm going to stop buying Black & Decker products
Black & Decker no longer make quality products. I have to replace my B&D products every two to three years, including this weedeater.
August 10, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by disappointedcustomer Junk!
Don't waste your money! Auto-feed is a myth. The line jams constantly, forcing you to stop work, pull the thing apart, reset the string ... and you're good for about four feet of cutting until the line jams. Then you stop, pull the thing apart and repeat as above. At first I thought I was using line that was too thick but after trying different diameters I have concluded that this is a poorly designed hunk of junk. In addition, during it's brief periods of actual operation it is noisy and does a lousy job. Because of it's design it doesn't close enough to walls, stone fences and other objects to do a satisfactory trim.
October 29, 2011
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by marge died
it died today. I think the circuit fuse blew. I had no problems with auto feed, the line breaking .. ever.
June 1, 2015