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Questions and Answers for BLACK+DECKER 7.5 in. 12 Amp Corded Electric 2-in-1 Lawn Edger & Trencher

Internet #100052063

Model #LE750

Store SKU #684089

  • Pull-up edge guide wheel converts the lawn edger to a trencher
  • 3-position adjustable blade depth for greater control over cut
  • High torque motor makes this powerful yet lightweight garden tool

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Q:Has anyone used this along a driveway? Is trenching mode best for this?
by|Jul 29, 2021
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A:  Hello DIYer Thank you for your contact. We apologize for any trouble or inconvenience in finding information. The edger can be used along side a paved surface. We do recommended reading all instructions and warnings in the instruction manual before attempting. Best Regards Sherri C BLACK + DECKER

by|Aug 4, 2021

    A:  Works good along driveway,the only problem is to find extension cord long enough to reach the end of driveway if I had to do n over again I would have bought gas powered trimmer

    by|Dec 11, 2021
      1 found this answer helpful

      A:  Yes, and it works great. Mike

      by|Jul 29, 2021
      caret
      Q:This is my 2nd edger w in a few years it just stoped working
      by|Jun 7, 2021
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      A:  Mine is 4 years old and still OK. My neighbors have this same edger, one is 14 years old and except for wearing out the blade, still working OK. There must be a way that you can trace the wiring between the plug and the motor. Probably need an ohm meter to check for continuity.

      by|Jan 21, 2023
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        A:  Great experience. I would just replace it with the same one if something went wrong.

        by|Jun 9, 2021

          A:  Please contact BLACK+DECKER at WECARE@sbdinc.com for warranty assistance.

          by|Jun 7, 2021

            A:  Mine is Still going Strong. Even with allowing new edgers lessons (including the number of times it ate the sidewalk!)

            by|Jun 11, 2021

              A:  Don't know what to say. Other than taking care not to overload it. I did not check to insure the depth gauge was secure. After a bit it started bogging down and I realized I was digging too deep. Corrected the prob and it cut a fine edge.

              by|Oct 2, 2021
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              caret
              Q:Is the handle adjustable. I have a trampoline that my mower can’t get under. Will this hill under a trampoline and cut grass
              by|Jun 7, 2021
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              A:  No.

              by|Jun 9, 2021

                A:  It is not adjustable. The fixed length I can only assume keeps body parts as far away from the blade as ergonomically practical while providing the leverage to control it for edging and trenching.

                by|Jun 8, 2021

                A:  Yes, it moves 180 degrees.

                by|Jun 11, 2021

                  A:  Handle is fixed at shown angle. It's an edger, not a trimmer. You would need another tool. Or place cardboard under trampoline to kill grass and mulch over.

                  by|Jun 8, 2021

                    A:  No, it won't work for what you describe. This item is an edger, generally used to cut/slice vertically along sidewalks and driveways for a neatly-edged look. You may be thinking more along the lines of a string trimmer for your task, or better, a small hand-held clipper.

                    by|Jun 8, 2021

                    A:  This is not like a mower that cuts grass. This is for cutting an edge next to your sidewalk or driveway.

                    by|Jun 10, 2021

                      A:  The handle doesn't adjust as you describe, but maybe you are looking at the wrong product. This an an edger, not a grass trimmer. It has a hard vertical blade. While it does tilt 45 degrees, I can't see how that would trim grass no matter what. If you want the grass all dug up, this might do it; it can be used a a shallow trencher. But unless you want to dig little 1 1 1/2" grooves in the grass, you need a line trimmer or something.

                      by|Jul 6, 2023
                      caret
                      Q:How deep and wide can it trench?
                      by|May 16, 2021
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                      A:  I find that you can regulate the depth the width is the width of the blade

                      by|May 16, 2021

                      A:  I returned the item. It cuts a line in the dirt just the tiny width of the blade - it needs to be redesigned

                      by|Mar 31, 2022
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                      A:  About an inch to an inch and a half deep from the bottom of the guide. There are 3 settings. I believe they're 1", 1 1/4", and 1 1/2". e If you use it without the guide to say make a small trench for walkway lighting wire, it'll go a little deeper. The blade is just under a quarter inch wide, so that's your width.

                      by|Sep 4, 2021
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                      A:  Depth Adjustments 1" 1-1/4" 1-1/2"

                      by|May 16, 2021

                      A:  The blade is 3/16 inch wide and that is the width it cuts. It is adjustable 1 to 1 1/2 inch deep. Yes, I was wanting to use it as a trencher, but this won't do it. Not worth trying to go over multiple times for 1 1/2 inch depth (which I did) shovel would be easier. It is a nice edger. Pretty powerful!

                      by|Jul 2, 2022
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                      Q:The blade on my new edger spins counter clockwise so the tool works easiest by dragging it backwards. Surely the blade should turn clockwise so you push the machine forward in the direction the blade should be turning?
                      by|Apr 26, 2021
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                      A:  Did you put the blade in backwards? There's a engraved part on blade that says This Side Out.

                      by|Apr 27, 2021

                        A:  Yes, I've always assumed that to be true. For the last 30 years I've been repeating a 3' forward and 18" backwards pattern down the edge getting the benefit of both directions. Cleans out the trench perfectly. Never had a problem.

                        by|May 1, 2021

                          A:  Mine is the same, but I just go forward a foot and come back. Works great without having to go over it multiple times.

                          by|May 17, 2021

                            A:  Mine does too. My neighbor had one years ago and I mentioned it to him and his did too. I don't get it. I agree with you about what the direction should be. I'd like to know the answer about this.

                            by|Apr 30, 2021

                              A:  Yep, mine does too. And it does not have the little rubber dirt guard on front anymore to reduce the spray of material out front. Can only suppose someone, somewhere, thought counter clockwise was in any way better than clockwise. I just live with with it. Once used a few times and the groove is cut in the edge, I find very little resistance from the counter clockwise rotation, and in thicker sections I drag it back and forth a few times to get through it for a clean cut.

                              by|Apr 27, 2021
                              caret
                              Q:Need manual Hi
                              by|Nov 23, 2020
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                              A:  It's on the Home Depot website under Product Overview. https://www.homedepot.com/p/BLACK-DECKER-7-5-in-12-Amp-Corded-Electric-2-in-1-Landscape-Edger-Trencher-LE750/100052063#product-overview

                              by|Nov 24, 2020

                              A:  You should be able to access and view the manual directly from the Home Depot website within the product description for the edger. The below link will hopefully take you to the PDF file. If the link does not work, copy and paste the link into a new web browser and the manual should appear. You do need Adobe Acrobat reader in order to view the manual. https://images.homedepot-static.com/catalog/pdfImages/45/45136a59-074a-40a7-8b03-ec66f2b84986.pdf

                              by|Nov 25, 2020

                              A:  The "Use and Care" Manual is available as a downloadable PDF on the Home Depot website. Here's the direct link: https://images.homedepot-static.com/catalog/pdfImages/45/45136a59-074a-40a7-8b03-ec66f2b84986.pdf I tried to attach the PDF file, but only image files can be attached to comments/reviews/answers

                              by|Nov 24, 2020
                              caret
                              Q:Does this item have a blade guard to prevent the blade from hitting the concrete?
                              by|Oct 31, 2020
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                              A:  No - there is no blade guard to prevent the blade from hitting the concrete.

                              by|Oct 31, 2020

                              A:  Yes.

                              by|Nov 4, 2020
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                              A:  Yes, if you are using it in the "edger" mode. No, if you use it in the "trenching" mode.

                              by|Sep 10, 2021
                              1 found this answer helpful

                              A:  There is a guard of sorts but it only extends to about ground level. With a little practice (experience) you find you rarely, if ever touch concrete. Hope that helps.

                              by|Nov 4, 2020
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                              A:  It does not have a blade guard in that respect.

                              by|Nov 1, 2020
                              caret
                              Q:How do I order the parts for it
                              by|Oct 5, 2020
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                              A:  From Home Depot.com website

                              by|Oct 23, 2020

                                A:  Try the black and decker parts order page https://www.blackanddecker.com/support/find-parts

                                by|Oct 18, 2020

                                A:  You will need to give further details as to which 'parts' you are needing to order. If you are looking for a replacement blade, you can order that directly from Home Depot.

                                by|Oct 6, 2020

                                A:  Go to the Home Depot product page for the edger. There is a link on that page for a parts list which will open in a .pdf file. Select the desired part number and perform a Google search of the number to find suppliers. Home Depot might be able to get the part for you. They have replacement blades.

                                by|Oct 6, 2020

                                A:  Type the make and model into Google and search diagrams. You will find a diagram for every model but the LE750 Type 7. If you have this model your out of luck.

                                by|Apr 21, 2021
                                caret
                                Q:I have lots of ferns and their stems are strong. Will the black/decker cut through them?
                                by|Sep 11, 2020
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                                A:  Yes it will. I have cut through 1/4 inch tree roots, albeit slowly as the smoke rises in some cases. Just don't force it. If the motor bogs down then going too fast and you could burn it out. Go back and forth, repeat until all are cut. This edger works better as the blade wears and gets sharper. The motor is strong enough but the blade takes time to wear in to cut the items you refer to but should do fine with patience per the above.

                                by|Sep 12, 2020

                                A:  i will be honest - i have a lot of crab grass and it hasn't worked well for me. however, i think soil has a contributing factor here.

                                by|Sep 18, 2020

                                A:  yes

                                by|Apr 21, 2021

                                A:  I think it would. It seems to cut up everything. I have iris along one area and it cut right through them and the bulbs which I didn't want but I didn't stop it in time. Its a great product. Its just a hassle having to use a long electrical cord.

                                by|Sep 12, 2020

                                A:  Sorry no, this is just for edging, like on the sidewalk.

                                by|Sep 12, 2020
                                caret
                                Q:this edger will not cut or make dent in StAugustine grass runners or clumps of grass. I did not see a warning of this?
                                by|Aug 24, 2020
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                                A:  I was really disappointed in mine as well. This is for EXTREMELY light duty edging. If that's all you need, then the price is a bargain. I ended up returning mine and purchasing a much more expensive gas-powered model which more suits my needs.

                                by|Sep 3, 2023
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                                A:  I don't know why it wouldn't cut the heck out of your grass. I have bermudagrass and it certainly does a wonderful job on this. Try pulling that lever up and down and doing it at different heights.

                                by|Jun 12, 2022
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                                A:  I have been using this edger with St Augustine for years with no issues cutting through runners or overgrown clumps. I will say it cuts them all better after the blade has worn sharper vs the dull, thick blade edge it came with new. So, give it time for the blade edge to wear some against concrete as it edges.....becoming sharper....or sharpen it yourself with a file with the edger unplugged if you must. It has plenty of power/torque to cut through most anything encountered on a curb and trenches hard clay soil without a sweat. I will also say when new I had to move it back and forth to cut those runners as it did not do a good job on the first pass in that we agree. Now that my lawn edge/depth is established and the blade now more worn it is a one-pass edge cut and done. Hang in there with it.

                                by|Sep 3, 2023
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                                A:  I used my on St. Augustine grass, and it worked well. I had to make a couple of passes on thicker clumps, but I was able to edge it cleanly and evenly.

                                by|Sep 3, 2023
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                                  A:  When you say "clumps" of grass, are you referring to CRABGRASS CLUMPS? If so, you would have to make back and forth movements with the metal guide against the sidewalk/curb or dig up clumps of crabgrass. As for St. Augustine, I have had no problem with this edger trimming my thickest areas of grass. If I wait for two-three weeks to edge, then the back and forth movements may be necessary. My plan every week is to trim the grass in front of our church....I am a 70 year old, and another 70 year old works with me. Together, we mow and edge the front of the church every week so it looks nice over the weekends. This edger does a terrific job. Pete, if you have lots of grassy overlap to edge, you might want to hand cut runners ONE TIME, and then edge weekly. We had to do that when we took over the volunteer mow/edge. You will like the result of how quick, easy, and attractive once a week is!

                                  by|Sep 3, 2023
                                  1 found this answer helpful

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