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Craftsman 8" J-Handle Brush-Cutter Attachment

Item# 07179244000P | Model# 358-792440 | Added on July 26, 2010 | Seller: Sears.com
Craftsman 8" J-Handle Brush-Cutter Attachment
$79.99
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Use the Craftsman 8" Brush Cutter Attachment for the Big Jobs
Even if your yard is manicured and perfect your neighbors may not be as committed to lawn care, and that's when the J-Handle 8 in. Brush Cutter Attachment comes in handy. With this cutter, you can ensure the edges of your property are free from encroaching brush, vines and weeds and stop invasive vegetation right at the property line. This Craftsman brush-cutter attachment fits most attachment-capable gas trimmers and turns your average trimmer into a superhero with a powerful 8 in. steel blade that has the muscle to munch through thick brush and eat up unwanted weeds.

  • The J-Handle 8" Brush Cutter Attachment converts most gas-powered trimmers into brush cutters
  • J-Handle is designed to give you extra control while cutting down brush
  • 8" steel blade contains four cutting edges so it can slice through yard debris quickly
  • Includes a Polyguard protector that helps to keep debris from flying at your face
  • Lightweight but filled with muscle, this cutter weights 6.1 lbs.
  • Storage hook included
  • This product is not available for purchase in the state of California
  • This product is not available for purchase in the state of California
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Praise
By MichiganChris
April 21st, 2014
Gets the job done

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.

18 found this review helpful
Criticism
By eaterofweeds
May 30th, 2013
Turns into more work

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.

5 found this review helpful
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recycler25

Exceeded my expectations

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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.

27 days ago via sears.com
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mike85

great tool

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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.

July 30th via sears.com
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dirby

Doing a great job

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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.

July 19th via sears.com
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sdanielides53

Cuts through heavy brush smoothly

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June 13th via sears.com
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mshirachot

Craftsman Brush Cutter

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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.

June 10th via sears.com
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wndrflwmn

Love my Craftsman 8" J-Handle Brush Cutter Attachment

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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!

June 2nd via sears.com
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S.Fritz

Brushcutter

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Works well...can't get in a hurry while using it.

June 1st via mobile
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CraftsmanToolsRule

Handy Attachment

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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.

May 12th via mobile
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jbeams

J handle brush attachment for multi tool

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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!

April 21st via sears.com
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BobM..

Vibration/Wobble at half speed

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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.

March 13th via craftsman.com
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Studmuffin22

Brush cutter

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Works great with my weed eater.

November 21st, 2015 via sears.com
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Ranch-Man

works great

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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.

September 9th, 2015 via sears.com
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KBattle

Mandatory Piece in Your Arsenal

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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.

September 3rd, 2015 via sears.com
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Techsoh

Great for brush removal comes with accessories

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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.

September 3rd, 2015 via sears.com
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ShirleyFaulkner

rating of purchase of brush cutter attachment on 27cc weedwacker

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It was easy to attach and did an excellent job cutting the brush I needed to cut down.

August 12th, 2015 via sears.com
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RichardTrainito

Brush-Cutter

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This is a wonderful attachment to have for your gas powered weed whacker. It works great and it is very easy to install and remove.

July 19th, 2015 via sears.com
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Biggmaine71

work the best

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when i used to cut down 2" to 3" of small trees . It work real good plus I like it... It go with my gas trimmer in I used at all the time.

June 18th, 2015 via sears.com | The reviewer indicated they are affiliated with this product
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muszical

Works just fine

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I would suggest those having difficulty try reading the manual. If you use it as intended and instructed it cuts through brush and saplings up to 1.5 inches at least. Demolishes them. The blade is also just fine the way it comes

June 10th, 2015 via sears.com
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pappy6

easy to change

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cuts well small shrubs

April 20th, 2015 via sears.com
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PaganRiverMan

Easily Overtaxed

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Don't challenge this item with any wood/ woody brush over 1/4". And I hit some bamboo shoots that were mature. Eventually, the SINGLE torx (3/16"?) screw holding the cutter head on the shaft deformed the threaded hole, making the entire unit spare parts only. In store staff helpful, but no cigar. I would like a steep discount on a replacement...maybe. Can I get a witness, Craftsman?

January 19th, 2015 via sears.com
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