Resurrecting a hedge trimmer

I've accidentally cut through the power cord of my mum's Black and Decker hedge trimmer thingy and just wondered if anyone knows if its possible to replace the lead or do I have to go and buy a new trimmer?
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Grub wrote:

Yes it is possible. The simplest way would be to put a plug on the cut end. Since you have to ask it would be wise to not try it yourself but take it to an electrician. Get your mum to take it and smile sweetly at the sparky.
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Replacement plug, and an extension cord.
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Unfortunately the cut is right near the end of the cord towards the handle of the trimmer/ I'll try contacting B&D but I guess they will just tell me to buy a new trimmer!!
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No they wont.
They prefer to do repairs themselves but they'll sell you parts too.
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On Thu, 11 Mar 2010 14:15:41 -0500, Grub

Hmm, then the cord wasn't cut by that trimmer.
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For the cost of repairs. Corded trimmers are cheap. Get a new one. Get a cordless, battery or gas.
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Battery powered trimmers are good for cutting twigs and when the battery dies, the replacement is about what you paid for the trimmer in the first place.
Gas has the power, and expensive to repair, but unless you are landed gentry, you will just piss-off the neighbors when you fire it up.
For home use, get a corded trimmer.
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I will agree with your assessment on the trimmers. I do have land. The gentry label is questionable :)
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On 3/10/2010 2:07 PM, Grub wrote:

you plug into it. Other has about 8 inch cord which would be impossible to cut with trimmer. I've cut extension cords a couple of times and its not brain surgery to put on a new plug. Check with your local hardware store.
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