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How can I replace the cable on my Qualcast hedge trimmer?

How can I replace the cord on my 600W Qualcast hedge trimmer as I have accidentally sheared through this last week. Is this expensive and should I cut my losses and invest in a new trimmer? Perhaps you may know if there are any people who repair these in the North East. Thanks

Ron of Durham
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Further to my answer below, a brand new cable can be found online for less than £15 if required.
Additionally, the quickest and simplest fix as an alternative is to purchase a simple IP68 rated cable connector and rejoin the damaged section of the cable with one of these for example

June 2020

If you've cut through the cable fairly close to the machine, and don't mind it being a little shorter than before. Cut the cable a few inches before the damage and strip back the outer sheath and expose the inner wires, then strip back each of those by 10mm to expose the conductors.
Then locate all the screws on the body of the tool that hold the plastic shell together, remove these and open up the shell of the trimmer at the cable input end, and you will see how the original cable was connected, and swap with the new end you've just made. Then put back together and you'll be up and running again. Will take less than 10 minutes to do.

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