... when I felt something stinging my finger. I set the trimmer down and this happened. The blades were still moving enough to cut through the extension cord.
I need to use two extension cords to reach the bushes. And wouldn't you know it the one I touched was the longer of the two. I am however sometimes a very determined person and I'm always stubborn so I was not going to leave this job half done. I dug around in the basement and found another extension cord I could use and was able to complete the job