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Black & Decker GT516 Hedge Trimmer just stopped working in the middle of me cutting the hedige. It is new, I bought this less than a year ago. Basically the power does not come on anymore. I was wondering if this is a temporary thing - kind of safty switch which I need to unloack somewhere, somehow. I find it hard that it stoped due to electrical fault - as I bought in in Aug 2010 and has been used no more than three times so far.

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I use a dremel with a sharpening stone, if u don't have one you can also use a power drill with a small sanding disk (1 inch) and course sand paper (30 or 40 grit). or you can use a bastard file. its too tight to use any kind of angle guide so just take your time and do it by eye. it shouldn't take much to get them sharp enough to do the job, over-sharpening is unnecessary and dangerous, and will make the blades dull faster. sharpen all the free blades, top and bottom, then start the trimmers to advance the blades to free up the sides you couldn't get. i use a light penetrating oil to clean the blades first, then lithium grease spray to lubricate.

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since your sure there no spark ,you have to get to the magneto. the flywheel send spark thur magneto up spark plug wire to spark plug. if you can get to the magneto you can test it easily with a multimeter. let me know if you need more info on how to use multimeter. since you know the switch is good this should work.

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spray liberally with wd40, let side and hour spray rag with wd40 and clean blades and look for any bent teeth in blade that maybe binding them as u clean use pliers and screwdriver to move if any found, it is likely that wither sap dried or rust formed and is creating too much friction for blades to move wd40 will help free up blades

Posted on Jul 09, 2009

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SOURCE: Describe your Black & Decker Hedge Hog

You may have a piece of metal between the moving blade and the stationary one. Also the motor may have been at the top of the stroke when it stopped. You may be able to "force" the blade to move a little. This may free it enough to work.

Posted on Jul 14, 2009

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I hate to say the unit may be burned up. It may be time to go out and buy a new one.

Posted on Sep 30, 2009

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Hey i found this for you i might help. Click on the link at the bottom!!


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    • 3 Insert and secure grinding tip in hand-held multi-purpose tool.
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    • 6 Make same number of grinding passes/grind the same length of time a few seconds on each tooth.
Tips & Warnings
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  • Keep a light touch; too much force can break the grinding surface.
  • For best results, insert the sharpening bit slightly less than all the way into the tool.


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Hey i found this for you i might help. Click on the link at the bottom!!


How to Sharpen a Black and Decker Hedge Hog sharpen-black-decker-hedge-hog-800x800.jpg Maintaining the sharpness of electric timmers can made landscape trimming easier with beautiful results. Electric hedge trimmers make trimming hedges and bushes easier and quicker than using manual hand-powered trimmers. Electric trimmers, the most popular type in the U.S., cost less and require less maintenance than gasoline-powered models. Electric trimmers are used most often by homeowners with the Black and Decker Hedge Hog series being very popular. While they are not premium products, electric trimmers like the Black and Decker Hedge Hog trimmer can keep trimming reliably for years with proper maintenance, including sharpening the blade's teeth.
Difficulty: Moderately Easy Instructions Things You'll Need
  • Work table
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  • Dremel tool or similar hand-held multi-purpose tool
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  • Dremel 971 (or similar) aluminum oxide grinding sharpening stone with a tip small enough to cover the flat facet of a Hedge Hog blade tooth
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    • 6 Make same number of grinding passes/grind the same length of time a few seconds on each tooth.
Tips & Warnings
  • This task should take about 15 minutes.
  • Keep a light touch; too much force can break the grinding surface.
  • For best results, insert the sharpening bit slightly less than all the way into the tool.


Read more: How to Sharpen a Black and Decker Hedge Hog ' eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_7163131_sharpen-black-decker-hedge-hog.html#ixzz1XsAosvvl



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