Written on: 22/04/2009
I had the Black & Decker 560 many years until the blades got too blunt and was found that new blades cost almost as much as a new trimmer so bought the 516,
my hedge is 6' high and about 40' long ,
I just about managed to cut it before the trimmer gave up, soon got blunt and began jamming on even small bits of hedge, when i jammed it made a high pitched squeal and smoked!
as i bought this in the sales after the previous summer it was too long a gap to take back.
waste of money, 1 cut... (read more)
Written on: 13/05/2008
The Black & Decker GT516 is not as good as the old Gt360. Whoever designed the handle should try working on top of a ladder cutting a Leylandii hedge. Redesign the handle and you'll have a good, effective low cost product. (read more)
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