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jaycee

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« on: October 13, 2007, 10:39 »
Bought a Black and Decker strimmer model GL650 just over 12months ago. Last time I used it a couple of weeks ago I got some ornamental grass caught up in it which has got under the cover spool and I can`t remove to get at the grass which is caught there.
Took it into Inverness to the nearest repair centre (68miles away) to discover they no longer deal with Black and Deckers so it`s back home sitting in the shed!
Fed up so looking at purchasing a replacement.
Now my question is "What electric strimmer can be recommended for an arthritic young 71 year old?"
Thanks

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jack russell

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« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2007, 11:30 »
Hi Jaycee

save your money and persevere with fixing that one  :wink: it might take some time but you will get there

cheers

jr
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« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2007, 20:10 »
Hi, Jaycee,

I'm wondering if it's to do with your arthritus that  you can't clean the machine or something else is also wrong with it. I'm not an expert, but my heart goes out for you.

You just stick it out until someone who knows what they are talking about comes along. I'm sure they will. :D
"Words... I know exactly what words I'm wanting to say, but somehow or other they is always getting squiff-squiddled around." R Dahl

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« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2007, 20:23 »
if you can put the machine in a vice and hold it tight enough with a cloth wrapped around it .dont over tighten .. then use some gloves to twist the end off. or ask a young nieghbour to help with the grip :wink:
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« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2007, 20:08 »
Just an idea but stick th end in a plastic bag and tape it to the shaft. The grass will rot, next time you use it, the grass will fall off. Job done.
always have a target
and an objective.

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jaycee

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« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2007, 12:30 »
Well now going to take up all your advice. Phoned around re repair and the only option is to post out and then return postage + repair. Apparantly the actual housing cannot be removed unless by special tools.......As it won`t work won`t lose anything by trying that vice. If I don`t succeed can you recommend another strimmer?.

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muntjac

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« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2007, 12:44 »
petrol one  :wink:  use in the garden n down ya allotment

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shaun

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« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2007, 19:47 »
could you post a picture jaycee i'm a bit confused,lets have a look at the problem before you splash out.
feed the soil not the plants
organicish
you learn gardening by making mistakes



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