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Old 02-11-2014, 09:32 PM   #1
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Someone wanted to give me a B & D lawn edger. My son-in-law checked it and said the bearings are going bad. I didn't have a chance to ask...........

At 10+ yrs old is it worth it to pay to have it fixed. I don't know much but I'd say I'm better off with a new one.

Wonder if I'll get a few months use out of it?

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Depends which bearings are going bad and how much you would use it each time.

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With the city's new sidewalk I have a total of 400' to edge. (200 ft sidewalk) plus my drive.
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Toss is an buy a new gas powered one.
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It will be electric when I get one. If weed eaters are any comparison I don't like gas tools. I can't start them an they're too heavy.
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Better be using a 12 gauge extension cord for a run that long and a tool that draws that much amperage. If not the motors going to over heat and burn out.

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Black and Decker tools should be looked upon as disposable--

If it's free--use it until it smokes---then buy yourself a new one.

I'm with you----an electric tool is sure easy to start----

I bought an electric lawn mower for my mother, many years ago----she was so pleased ---the gas mower was to much trouble for her to start.

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