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easy to use


leaves a good finish

not to be left out in rain

Recommendable Yes:

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Ease of useSatisfactory

User's ManualGood


Value for moneySatisfactory

How much did you pay?£39

Any repairs?no

Special features?none

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I bought my Black & Decker Reflex Trim n Edge about two years ago and so far it has been a real asset to my gardening tools.
It will cost you anything from £49.00 from a garden store and from opnline at around £39 or less depending on where you buy it from, but buying online may be cheaper but you will have to pay for delivery.

It is a light weight garden tool that can easily be stored in a garden shed, I have mine hanging up in the shed on a hook in the wall where I can put it when I have finished with it, so that it doesn't get left outside.
I have actually left it outside and it rained but the strimmer still worked as well as it did before I left it outside, but I wouldn't recommend this and keep it in my shed.

The handle is easy to grip and the control is attached to the handle you just grab the handle that sticks out for your left hand and grip the handle with the starter in the other hand, press the leaver there and off you go. You get a good length of wire with it for it to reach down a small garden. As it is an electrical trimmer.
It is a noisy tool so don't expect to be using this early in the morning as the neighbours will complain.
I usually like to strim the garden in the evening when the sun has gone down and the grass is dry.

The wire at the bottom spins round fast to cut the grass and it will cut long grass if you have let it grow to much without mowing.
This is great for getting right up to the edges and borders of the garden beds and end of the lawns as it will get into the places where the grass stops and the garden beds begin, giving you a lovely finish to a mowed lawn, as you can go round the edges and strim and trim to get it looking good.

You can buy the plastic wire that goes round the bottom of the trimmer in most gardening centres, it is easy to replace by screwing the middle of the spinner at the bottom of the trimmer off and wrapping the plastic cutting wire round it, but you have to unplug it before you can replace this or it can be dangerous.

It has a guard at the front of the part that spins to protect you if you hit a stone, or go too near the soil edges with the trimmer.
Do be careful with this as it is not for children's use and must not be left around after use.

If your looking for a good finish to the lawn then this is a good option.

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paulpry118 01.10.2010 20:36

I leave the strimming to my Hubby, infact it's the only job he does in the garden, I seem to do every thing else

shoppingpenguin 30.09.2010 14:43

Well written, with enough info for a non DIY enthusiast :)

Amy69 30.09.2010 09:10

Well written x

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Mid mount motor for balance, comfort and control; Flex Drive System for balance, control and comfort; Telescopic an...

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Manufacturer Black & Decker, Black&Decker
Long Name Gl741 Reflex Grass Trimmer
Type Powered Grass Shears, String Trimmer


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