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    Well after watching my step daughter saw through the cable of our Black and Decker hedge cutters last week I thought I ought to finish the job with my friends Spear and Jackson set and promptly sawed through the cable of them too. Sooooo, can they be repaired or am I consigned to buying two new sets of trimmers? Where would I take them? Any help much appreciated. BTW was really impressed that neither of us got an electric shock particularly as I went all the way through the cable, is this an urban myth then?

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    just re-wire it

    cribert;5974637

    just re-wire it



    +1 my mother done the same to my hedge trimmer, had to re-wire it

    You are lucky it hadn't been raining

    They can be fixed quite easily. Either replace the cable, or if one end of the cut is short just reuse the long bit. Most electrical repair shops will be able to do it for you or you can do it yourself its not that difficult. Take it apart and reconnect the long bit of cable. You will probably have blown the fuse in the plug as well. As too electrocuting yourself count youself lucky. Lots of people do every year. Please buy a RCD to plug any garden electrical item into. They only cost £10 to £15 and could save your life.

    jeany123;5974655

    You are lucky it hadn't been raining



    no one would ever cut a hedge in the rain :?

    Yeah it's an easy fix, just strip back the wires on the cable and use something like a chocblock (tlc-direct.co.uk/Mai…ps/) to repair them. Make sure you get them the right way round, don't go wiring the mains to the neutral or anything!

    And seconding the advice on getting an RCD, if you're prone to chopping up cables willy-nilly it's the right thing for you!

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    [QUOTE=jeany123;5974655]You are lucky it hadn't been raining[/QUOTE
    Rain is irrelivent... your lucky.:w00t::thumbsup:

    cribert;5974675

    no one would ever cut a hedge in the rain :?




    I meant raining before not when he was cutting it LOL

    Original Poster

    Thanks for the advice, there's no way in this lifetime that I would even re wire a plug let alone a hedge trimmer cable so I'll find an electrical repair shop, just pleased it can be done, phew, I felt a big spend coming on there.

    Shark Girl;5974744

    Thanks for the advice, there's no way in this lifetime that I would even … Thanks for the advice, there's no way in this lifetime that I would even re wire a plug



    You are going to have some expensive repairs in your life then unless you have someone else constantly on hand...
    Do you trust yourself to change a lightbulb LOL

    WoolyM;5974802

    You are going to have some expensive repairs in your life then unless you … You are going to have some expensive repairs in your life then unless you have someone else constantly on hand...Do you trust yourself to change a lightbulb LOL



    I can't remember the last time I needed to change a plug...before items came fitted with plugs then maybe, but it isn't exactly something you have to do day in day out.

    it's very simple, it's just 3 wires, strip them back one in each chocblock and wrap in insulating tape.

    Shark Girl;5974744

    Thanks for the advice, there's no way in this lifetime that I would even … Thanks for the advice, there's no way in this lifetime that I would even re wire a plug let alone a hedge trimmer cable so I'll find an electrical repair shop, just pleased it can be done, phew, I felt a big spend coming on there.



    Don't you know any men?
    Seriously, it's an easy job, and would take 10 - 20 minutes maximum.

    cribert;5974675

    no one would ever cut a hedge in the rain :?



    i agree unless they were wearing waterproof clothing!;-)

    Maybe you should get a petrol one instead.

    Scratch that, with your record, just pay some guy to come and trim your hedge (oo-er)

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    thesaint;5974832

    Don't you know any men?Seriously, it's an easy job, and would take 10 - … Don't you know any men?Seriously, it's an easy job, and would take 10 - 20 minutes maximum.



    I do (obviously) but as for doing it myself it's something I'm not comfortable with, I can paint and decorate, saw trees (well after a fashion), mow lawns, put pictures up and I own and ride a Harley Davidson but I can't service it, rubbish I know but at least I'm honest, horses for courses, where do you live then? :thumbsup:

    Shark Girl;5975293

    where do you live then? :thumbsup:



    I can feel this thread going downhill quickly :w00t:
    That could be dangerous talk

    Shark Girl;5975293

    I do (obviously) but as for doing it myself it's something I'm not … I do (obviously) but as for doing it myself it's something I'm not comfortable with, I can paint and decorate, saw trees (well after a fashion), mow lawns, put pictures up and I own and ride a Harley Davidson but I can't service it, rubbish I know but at least I'm honest, horses for courses, where do you live then? :thumbsup:



    Wow! Serious come on!
    You heard the rumours too?

    (Leics, but seriously, any bloke should be able to sort it)

    WoolyM;5975340

    I can feel this thread going downhill quickly :w00t: That could be … I can feel this thread going downhill quickly :w00t: That could be dangerous talk



    lulz.:p

    Original Poster

    Nope, I'm being 100% honest, no point in lying is there? I'll ask around tomz., thanks for the help though, at least I knew where to come to ask, and as for my bike well there's loads of blokes in the Chapter who would look after things for me if I needed help, guess I could ask one of them, eureka, ta muchly

    cribert;5974675

    no one would ever cut a hedge in the rain :?



    Use a petrol powered cutter.

    Only two wires on hedge trimmer.....Easy to join again, then insulation tape over joint....
    Shouldn't cost much to have it repaired in an equipment shop.. If you smile at them, maybe free.

    you want this to do it correctly dont use those cheap block things

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