The brush cutter attachment for my trimmer overall does a good job. It was very easy to attach to the trimmer. Once I had it attached, I started the trimmer and began to cut brush. When you first pull the trigger, it wobbles a bit and is loud, but once it gets up to speed, it levels out and works well. I began just trying to cut one piece of small brush at a time. I was trying to use it like a chainsaw. It worked, but took some time. Then I began using it like a trimmer. I began using a swinging motion from side to side to sweep the area I was cutting. This was very effective. It took down every piece of brush in its way on the first try. Other than it being a lit wobbly in the beginning, I think this is a great attachment. It has saved me a lot if time. I would recommend this for anyone looking to clear out some brush.
I bought this in spring of 2012. Worked great. I thought about future purchases for the accessories the main reason that we bought this one. It's much heavier than my old Weed Eater brand. We have about 250 yards of fence to trim under and a steep bank to weed eat, the bank generally takes about 1-1/2 hrs. to do. Plus aroud trees and sidewalks, etc. This spring the weeds get wrapped around the shaft and the guard. It takes a lot longer to untangle the mess than it does to get it wrapped up in there. For the price I would not buy again.
The attachment was used to clear out heavy brush and did a fine job. The 27cc trimmer combined with this attachment was enough to get about a quarter acre whittled down in about 2 hours. The blade turns over and can be reused.
I bought the Craftsman 8" J-Handle Brush-Cutter Attachment, to supplement My recently purchased Craftsman weed cutter. It works better in the tall weeds of my yard than the line cutter attachment. The line cutter would often get wound up with the tall grasses and stall out. Not so this brush cutter.
I have found that it works best using the supplied shoulder strap. The unit and motor combined are just a bit heavy compared to the line cutting attachment.
I have noticed that it cuts well in dry grass and weeds but not so much in the greener stuff. This may be to the fact that the blade has gotten duller with use. It is not recommended to sharpen the blade, and I really haven't needed to yet. When the time comes for a new blade replacement is really very easy.
I give it 5-stars.
I have had 2 of these and they work great and are time savers.The one draw back is the bolt that holds the blade is easily damaged, making it impossible to change replacement blades. That is why I have had 2, because you cannot replace the blades.
It's like having a mini chainsaw.
Works like a champ, easy to attach and use
If you're planning on cutting brush larger than a pencil, get something else. The blades don't last that long, and forget about sweeping with this tool... it doesn't work out. Simply too much interference around the blade.
This cutter not only handled the half inch brush, but would swipe through a bunch of them in one sweep. On the thicker brush it sounds like a circular saw buzzing through it. Also it is a nice upgrade to a trimmer to have the shoulder strap and J handle so you are shouldering the weight and using the handles to direct it. The cutting area is fairly small, just the wedge in the front and to the right, sweeping to the left will cut some of the lighter stuff. I recommend ear protection. I used this on a 31cc 2-cycle Craftsman. Also go full throttle when cutting with this. Before I used an older blade and it tended to char and burn stuff when trying to cut through. Good to note that the blade can be flipped when worn and used again.
I was in need of a brush cutter attachment and this one attaches very easily. With the trimmer I currently have it does a great job, I recommend this to anyone.
I just bought this brush cutter attachment for my weed eater and it is doing a great job. It cuts thick grass and brush that has gotten very thick and overgrown. It's nice to be able to buy additional attachments for other type jobs. I am very pleased with the quality of this attachment. It is sturdy and does the job! I would recommend it for anyone looking to buy for a heavy duty job of cutting overgrown grass and small trees.
Wow! This made our job so much easier. We had been trying to cut brush with a regular line trimmer, or hacking away at them with a hatchet. Would highly recommend this item to anyone tackling brush removal.
Bought this to handle the burr problem in my horse pasture. The burr plants are very tough and when dried, the burrs stick in my horses manes and tails and make my life miserable!
Works well...can't get in a hurry while using it.
This is a handy attachment for me because I have a neighbor with a chain link fence. I use this to trim along the fence instead of the wire trimmer. This attachment cuts right through small seedling trees too. Great piece of equipment.
I bought this as an attachment for the medium duty weed eater multi tool I have. First off it is called a J tool, because of the additional J handle that comes with it, so you have more control over the small trees and small brush it tackles. Some weedy vines do like to attach themselves, and is a nuisance, but the shoulder strap and the J handle attachment are great accessories! I was impressed with the attachment, so much, I bought the hedge trimmer and cultivator and pole saw attachment, will follow up[ late with their revues!
The 4 blades on this tool are necessary for cutting small trees down, less than 1 inch diameter and small brush...I like this tool...Thanks Sears for another great item!
Vibrates badly at half power, getting up to full power. Has anyone had this problem? OK at full power..Still, afraid blade will come off.
Works great with my weed eater.
Works great if used as intended so read the instructions. I am using this with a 31cc Chraftsman Limited Edition weed trimmer. I used this to clear over 2000 ft of fence row that had over grown with weeds and saplings up to 1 inch in diameter. Actually on the weeds 1 inch diameter and on saplings up to 1/2 inch cut great - over 1/2 inch on the saplings took a little more effort but would cut them. Also I mainly just use on the big stuff and go back over with my string trimmer to cut the grass. It will cut grass but its slow as its itended use is for the bigger stuff. I think the negative reviews come from people that maybe expected to much or abused the cutter so again read the instructions. This brush cutter could last you a long time or a short time just depends how hard you make it work.
This item is rugged and works well with your split trimmer attachment. You can purchase a "****** Blade," which will significantly add to the efficiency of your brush cutting. Try to score it on sale with your "ShopYourWay" rewards points for the lowest price you will find.
Use this to clear brush with such ease. Have a few acres where a tractor can not reach. Easy to use. The shoulder strap and handle accessories (included) adds to comfort while in use.