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Written on: 19/11/2012 by irenechew (1 review written)
Hope this help to clear up the negative comment for this product.Actually you can refill the line with commercial grade line not necessary black decker blue line with spool(the price is 2X commercial grade in Malaysia).When the spool finish : 1st step-Open the spool cover(Orange color) 2nd step-Take out the spool(Black color) 3rd step-Must secure the head of the line at the inner core of the spool by using the hole provided in the middle of the spool.This is important to get a strong… Read Full Review
Written on: 04/09/2012 by CliveBalaam (1 review written)
as per another reviewer's comments - worked fine out of the box but once the reels needed replacing it all went wrong. bought the expensive replacement heads, checked the little black actuator was in place but still the machine delivers great swirls of twisted blue string onto the lawn. Sometimes gets long enough to give toes and ankles a good painful whipping. I liked the extendable handle and the weight of it but the auto line feed failure is to basic to ignore so can't recommend… Read Full Review
Written on: 09/06/2010
B&D GL350 strimmer - Worked fine when bought from shop although when replacing the reel it was absolutely useless. I even used the expensive replacement approved reels. Spool kept unwinding with no tension. Replacement instructions were too small to be of any use and not clear. After seriously considering throwing it against a wall, I even resorted to the manual for fault finding, although this too was useless.
It turns out the notches and cutouts on the spools are not used for anything… Read Full Review
Written on: 08/05/2010
Obviously the other reviewers are not using the strimmer correctly-here are a few tips:
(1) Ensure that the wire is installed in opposite directions on the spools
(2) Ensure that the extremity of the wires are inside the cover guard.
(3) Don't tip the ground with the end of the strimmer as this releases more line which is cut off by the blade on the end of the Cover-henc people finding strips of wire on the ground- a great machine for it's price… Read Full Review
Written on: 17/04/2010
I can only echo the thoughts of everyone else here. I bought this strimmer begining of last summer and disliked it then. First cut of this year and the lawn is covered in bits of blue line and I now need to buy a new spool of the stuff. PLEASE DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THE GL350… Read Full Review
Written on: 13/04/2010
Bought a GL350 at the tail end of the summer (09) and just it back out of the shed for the first cut and strim of the year - as usual it began chewing up the line, so like many others on here I invested ina pre-loaded spool, which it ate in the space of my lawn - how I wish I had read this website last year - do not buy a GL350 complete waste of money… Read Full Review
Written on: 22/03/2010
Like many others I wish i'd reviewed this website first. After a few years year messing about with cheap strimmers, I bought this thinking it would be half decent. How wrong I was. Same experience as everyone else, line chews up in no time and is left scattered all over the garden. Now that i've read this and realise it isn't me doing something wrong, i'll persevere no more and buy something decent. Anyone any suggestions?… Read Full Review
Written on: 08/10/2009
need to be a brain surgeon to rewind cutting line… Read Full Review
Written on: 29/08/2009
Absolutely useless - this Black & Decker GL350 Strimmer chews the line into little bits and doesn't strim more than 3 ft to a whole spool. What a waste of money - have spent a fortune on replacement spools thinking I was doing something wrong!!!!!!… Read Full Review
Written on: 17/08/2009
Glad I came on here . Husband thought it was me being useless. Now he knows different . The Black & Decker GL350 Strimmer is a completely useless tool… Read Full Review
Written on: 04/08/2009
made the mistake of buying one of these Black & Decker Strimmers off ebay 2nd hand and totally agree with everyobne's else's comments - couldn't work out why I was getting through the whole line and finding bits all over the garden. Also despite it only being used a few times it won't work when the head is swiveled so possible fault there… Read Full Review
Written on: 31/07/2009 by richard platts (2 reviews written)
The Black&Decker GL350 strimmer does not work. Do NOT buy it. You may just as well burn your "hard earned" on the barbeque. How these companies have got the gall to even contemplate putting such rubbish products on the market defies logic. They surely cannot ever test them.
There are no positives. There is nothing to recommend the product. Oh! Sorry it's not a bad colour… Read Full Review
Written on: 30/07/2009
My Dad bought me the B&D GL350 a few months ago as I'd had a new lawn laid last Autumn. Me and garden equipment don't always get on and I really thought it was me that was doing something wrong, but after reading these comments, I feel relieved that it isn't me. I must have spent about £70 on new spools, only for them to unwind and be chopped into little pieces after about 5 mins. This product should be taken out of the shops as it is clearly faulty… Read Full Review
Written on: 23/07/2009
I have used a B&D cordless for some years and it was good in a large garden. It needs new batteries but I bought a Black & Decker GL350 Strimmer instead as it is much lighter.
What a useless product. As soon as the cord hit the wooden lawn edging it broke off and unwound. After rewinding it went round the (small) lawn OK but left about 2cm of cord every metre or so.
I decided to get a refund and maybe buy some new batteries.
GEM… Read Full Review
Written on: 15/07/2009
No wonder we were given this Black & Decker Strimmer for free from boyfriends sister!!!! Been waiting for ages to get refill cartridge finally got one and thought I had set it up wrong as it chewed it up straight away! Came on internet to find instructions and have realised it's not my fault!! How terrible that B&D can get away with selling such a useless product!! Glad it was free but will be having a word with his sister for palming it off on us :)… Read Full Review
Written on: 27/06/2009
I thought it was me, I can't stop the strimmer eating the line and thought I was stupid because everytime I replace it did the same
Don't buy this Black & Decker GL350 Strimmer its useless
… Read Full Review
Written on: 25/06/2009
I bought this Black & Decker GL350 Strimmer and used it for the first time today. It did exactly what everyone else said, chewed up all the line within the first 20 mins of using it. I was about to get some more line when I came across this review page, fab website. Only wish I had checked this out, I will be returning first call tomorrow with receipt in hand for a refund. … Read Full Review
Written on: 19/06/2009
absolutely useless ...the Black & Decker GL350 Strimmer was brand new ....chewed the line from the first attempt to use it ....several tries to get it to work properly ...waste of money… Read Full Review
Written on: 05/06/2009 by tinarobo (1 review written)
ive had this black & decker GL350 strimmer for a day, and not managed to cut any grass as the line constantly breaks or unreels itself… Read Full Review
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