7.5 Amp 14 in. Trimmer/Edger

MODEL # GH3000

  • BLACK+DECKER's electric lawn and garden equipment releases zero emissions in your yard, helping to reduce your carbon footprint
  • Delivers more power from the motor to the cutting string to tackle the toughest weeds, grass, and overgrowth quickly.
  • Groom N' Edge(R); with the quick latch release, allows users to switch from trimming to edging in seconds.
  • Wheeled edge guide offers comfort and east of use while edging the lawn around sidewalks and driveways.
  • Lightweight, ergonomic design with adjustable height and pivoting handle gives the user maximum comfort and control.
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Product Details

Key Features

  • 7.5 amp motor and gear drive transmision
  • Groom N' Edge™
  • Wheeled Edge Guide
  • Adjustable height and pivoting handle
  • 0.08in single cutting line


  • Delivers more power from the motor to the cutting string to tackle the toughest weeds. grass. and overgrowth quickly.
  • Release the clamp and rotate for 180 degree edging mode
  • Allows the user to edge while resting the tools weight on the wheel
  • Provides maximum comfort
  • For fast and easy changing on the spool

What's Included

  • GH3000 Trimmer/Edger
  • (1) SF-080
  • (1) Guard


  • Trims Heavy Tall Grass and Weeds
  • Maintenance Edging Along Walks, Driveways and Borders

Technical Specifications

  • Voltage120 V
  • Amps7.5 Amps
  • rpm7500 rpm
  • Cutting Swath14 "
  • Line Diameter0.08 "
  • Feed SystemAFS
  • Replacement AccessoriesSpool SF-080 & Cap RC-080-SF
  • Weight6.9 lbs
  • Power SourceCorded

2 Year Limited Warranty

Black & Decker (U.S.) Inc. warrants this product for two (2) years against any defects in material or workmanship. The defective product will be replaced or repaired at no charge in either of two ways.

The first, which will result in exchanges only, is to return the product to the retailer from whom it was purchased (provided that the store is a participating retailer). Returns should be made within the time period of the retailer?s policy for exchanges (usually 30 to 90 days after the sale). Proof of purchase may be required. Please check with the retailer for their specific return policy regarding returns that are beyond the time set for exchanges.

The second option is to take or send the product (prepaid) to a Black & Decker owned or authorized Service Center for repair or replacement at our option. Proof of purchase may be required. Black & Decker owned and authorized Service Centers are listed under "Tools-Electric" in the yellow pages of the phone directory.

This warranty does not apply to accessories. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may have other rights which vary from state to state or province to province. Should you have any questions, contact the manager of your nearest Black & Decker Service Center. This product is not intended for commercial use.

LATIN AMERICA: This warranty does not apply to products sold in Latin America. For products sold in Latin America, check country specific warranty information contained in the packaging, call the local company or see the website for warranty information.

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    7.5 Amp 14 in. Trimmer/Edger

    0 people recommended the following review
    Luis Pacheco Wrote:
    A Useless Company
    While the product is ok, the company is not. I contacted Black & Decker to purchase a spool cap and 2 spools but since I live in Puerto Rico my only choice is to order the parts from a store in West Palm Beach Florida, and they want to charge me $40.30, mainly for shipping. Any and all products can be shipped to Puerto Rico using the U.S. Postal Service for a fraction of what these Black & Decker representatives want to charge me. When I lived in the continental United States, I trusted Black & Decker products. Never again will I purchase something from this company if I can avoid it.

    It's fairly easy to use this trimmer.


    See above

    2/5/2015 4:45:14 PM

    0 people recommended the following review
    armarabbit Wrote:
    piece of crap
    I bought this product because it was lightweight and electric. I didn't have to deal with the weight of the gas, fumes and the string starter. I hated it because the string would shoot out in long license and the cutter would not cut it. I would have to stop every minute or so to cut off the string and I went through string in no time. No matter how carefully and tightly I wound the string this was a problem. When the spool cap wore out I tried to buy another one at both Home Depot and Lowes.Neither one had a replacement nor could they order one. I would have to order the part from Black and Decker and spend $15 for shipping for a part that costs less than $5. I will NEVER buy a Black and Decker product again



    String shoots out. Can't get replacement parts locally. Have to order them and pay high shipping cost.

    11/14/2014 1:00:00 PM

    0 people recommended the following review
    andyring Wrote:
    Great trimmer, VERY powerful
    For years I had a little Weed Eater brand trimmer I got at a garage sale for $3. Finally decided to replace it and after quite a bit of research, settled on this model. I don't like messing around with 2-cycle gas and gas trimmers are heavy after a lot of use. And I'm not a fan of cordless ones either due to battery life. Once I took this thing home and plugged it in, I was honestly stunned at how much power it had. I'd put it right up there with a gas one. People have complained about the line feed but I haven't had any problems when refilling it with line myself.

    Very powerful. Please, please, please people, wear safety glasses or at least sunglasses or similar when using this thing! It'll fling the grass and weed clippings quite a distance.


    Make sure if you refill it yourself to use .08 line. I accidentally bought some smaller stuff and did have the way-too-fast line feed problems others have mentioned. But only with line that was too small. Get the right size and you should be fine. My only true "con" would be the cost of replacement pre-loaded spools if you go that route. $10-ish for a spool of line is outrageous.

    7/28/2014 11:30:08 AM

    0 people recommended the following review
    SeasonedPro Wrote:
    Do Not Buy
    This product is a defective design. The auto string feed does not work, and cannot be made to work. Sometimes it feed string continuously, using a whole spool in minutes. This is especially true in edgers mode. Other times it does not feed at all, forcing you to disassemble the spool, turn of line, and hand cut it. Ironically, the auto feed is really not an advantage even if it worked. It is no trouble at all to bump the center spool to feed line, as all trimmers have done for years. It is astonishing that this product was passed along through design, development, test and quality control. Apparently we can no longer trust that a Black and Decker brand will work at all.

    MIght make a good looking, non-functioning stage prop that looks just like a real string trimmer.


    Cannot be used at all because line feed does not work.

    7/24/2014 12:41:47 PM

    0 people recommended the following review
    BDuser99 Wrote:
    Many justified complaints about the AFS. Black and Decker's indifference is perplexing.
    There's a market for generic replacement trimmer heads that allow you to insert short sections of line as needed. The reason is they are simple, they work, they don't waste line, and actually require less user intervention than bump-feed or AFS systems. But they only seem to be available for gas trimmers. The word has been out from customers about B&D's AFS system for a while now but they are not listening or don't care. Yes the GH3000 is powerful for an electric and well balanced. But this does not make up for Black and Decker's indifference.

    Powerful for an electric. Well balanced with the motor in the handle.


    AFS is less than worthless.

    7/24/2014 9:23:26 AM

    0 people recommended the following review
    willreese420 Wrote:
    Don't buy this crap.
    worst piece of shit I've ever purchased. The automatic feeder is garbage and useless. Spits out huge lengths of string Have to reload spool every five mins went through new roll of line in two months and in those two months I cut my lawn only four times. The roll should have lasted at least 6 months. I don't know what you guys are doing kinda seems like it's on purpose so I would spend more money on line. All I know is I will never buy a product made by Black and Decker again and as soon as I buy a new weed trimmer I'm gonna take that piece of Black and Decker shit out to the back yard and I'm gonna smash it into a thousand pieces with my sledge hammer.

    nothing about this thing is good


    the automatic line feeder is a joke designed by fucking retards

    7/23/2014 12:15:41 PM

    0 people recommended the following review
    jchris7109 Wrote:
    Works well with a small change
    The GH3000 is a great trimmer with a lot of power. However, when first using the trimmer it seemed to be to powerful for the .o8 string it ate it up like crazy, I even bought a replacement spool and the same thing happened the .08 string was gone before I was half finished. So, I tried some .09 string I had on hand and it worked great as long as the string was wound evenly and tight. I do have a glitch every now and then with the auto feed but it only take a minute or two to fix but it doesn't happen very often.

    I like the 7.5A power and the 14" cut. I would recommend it with the use of the .09 string


    It could have better directions for use

    6/28/2014 12:18:02 PM

    0 people recommended the following review
    jdub78 Wrote:
    Not sure what all of the fuss is about.....
    I bought this trimmer in June '13 and I have never had a problem with the "Automatic Feed System" (AFS) or with the trimmer going through too much line. I'm not sure what capacity everyone is using this trimmer, but I use mine strictly as a trimmer. I've re-spooled my line a couple of times and still haven't had any trouble with the line feeding. Mine works like a champ and cuts through everything I've come across

    Light weight, Strong, Reliable



    6/14/2014 11:19:38 PM

    0 people recommended the following review
    TrimmerHunter Wrote:
    Very Dissatisfied
    It is very unfortunate that such a mostly well designed and powerful trimmer fails to perform appropriately. The Automatic line feed is unreliable and frankly, since it releases large amounts of excess line on occasion and this line is severed and then becomes a projectile, I find it too dangerous to use. I have trimmed my entire lawn with one spool of trimmer line, but sometimes I will go through 6 to 8 spools for the same job. I do not consider myself a mechanical dummie, but I have worked with this trimmer and have not been able to solve the problem.

    Uses 0.80 line, twin line, powerful


    All pros can not negate the non-operative line feed that makes the trimmer unusable.

    6/12/2014 1:57:42 PM

    0 people recommended the following review
    gaalbert@sbcglobal.net Wrote:
    Expensive to use Uses excessive amounts of line
    I wish I could rate the GH3000 a zero. It goes through line like crazy. I would never purchase this product again. I had been a loyal purchaser of Black and Decker products in the past and this experience may affect my future purchases of Black and Decker products.

    The wheel makes it is to trim in a straight line


    Goes through line crazy. I am filling the spool every 5 minutes or so. A real peace of junk.

    6/12/2014 11:42:08 AM

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