Originally Posted by Lefet
Even better warning, DON'T bypass safety interventions (didn't need the adapter) THAT'S WHAT THEY'RE THERE FOR!!!
His wife says the power cord was frayed. That too could've been a possible explanation for that tremendous jolt. If he wouldn't have used that 2-wire adapter, God only knows, I think that he may not have been shocked (again, I am not sure because of the frayed cord).
BTW: The B&D trimmer is a model #8100 13" single-edge unit.