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Black and decker electric hedge trimmer makes a loud noise, motor hums and blades won't work. Loaned it to friend. Big mistake.

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Thats a BIG 10-4.. GOOD BUDDY . loosen the bolts that clamp the blade together. NO DRINKING WHEN WORKING ON THE FINGER TRIMMER !!!.. after the bolts are lose try it again. it may just have a bent tooth.. if not you can't do any harm, just start taking it apart, take pictures,. so if it is something stupid wrong you can reassemble it.. make up a repair bill for 25.00 on you computer and give it to him

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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.
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