I am so happy with this product
I literally bought this trimmer an hour ago, Now i'm just waiting for the engine to cool off so I can return it.
It's a process to get it started following the directions. - prime bulb 10x then place choke to setting 1 and pull 4x.. then move to choke setting 2 and pull 3x... then choke 3 and allow engine to run for 30 sec.. etc.etc.etc. (I'm not kidding!! It actually lists ALL of these steps to get it started.) Once started (huff,huff) the engine wouldn't rev to full power without manipulating the choke and once it was actually placed IN the grass to trim... it bogged down excessively!
The trimmer shaft is way too short (I'm 5'11") and you have to uncomfortably bend over for it to touch the ground. - If you're 4'9" it would be a perfect fit though.
I bought this unit to replace my old Craftsman trimmer I had for over 8 years. The head gasket was blown and it leaked oil/gas and became very difficult to start. This NEWLY purchased unit is a JOKE compared to all my prior Craftsman products, as I said, Shame on Craftsman for putting their name on this one. I would definetly NOT recommend this to a friend.
In hind sight..... I only paid $74 for it at Sears and was hoping that the Brand Name alone wouldn't let me down.
Ultimately - "You Get What You Pay For"
Husband had some trouble with the unit "cutting out" but it was working ok until about 40 days after purchase it quit entirely. The spark plug wire cap was defective allowing it to work ok the 1st few times he used it, then it wouldn't start at all. He removed the spark plug wire cap, thinking it was just loose and he could get it on properly and discover that the cap was defective. Called KMart, and there is nothing they can do. I will have to try to get the part from Sears and we all know how long that will take.....
I bought my first Craftsman weed trimmer because of the brand. It works nice and all. Even though it has a curved shaft, it takes a toll on your back. I'm short, 5'5" and i still have to bend over to reach some spots. My first one gave out after a year. I could not take off the spool, something gave out and would not stay to where i could take off the spool. I bought another one and it did the same exact thing after a year. I certainly won't be buying another Craftsmans brand weedeater and definitely don't recommend it :/
great buy but difficult to get started
I was eventually very happy with this purchase, but it took some work. The purchase was made on line, but when I arrived at the store someone had cancelled it thinking they did not have it in stock when they did.
Does not have much power.
It is good they just don't hold up for as long as they should. This is my third one
Out of the box, put it to work right away, gassed-primed and started tackling heavy brush and weeds. The Trimmer powered through with no problems.
I recently purchased this item along with a lawnmower. This item was light weight when we picked it up from the store. The instructions were simple and it cuts great, especially in those hard to reach places around our central air unit!
This Craftsman 25cc 2-Cycle Gas WeedWacker / Trimmer works great! Use every week. To not have an electrical cord following me around the yard is wonderful.
Like all craftsman products, this was a great value for the money. This product was bought as a light duty weed wacker to use around rose bushes that were a long way from the house. It worked extremely well. It is not a heavy duty machine, but it gets the job done.
This Craftsman 25cc 2-Cycle Weed Wacker Gas Trimmer works great. No more tripping over the extension cord. The curved shaft makes the chore that much easier. Would recommend this to friends and family.
I purchased one of this equipment.I used it twice and not funtion anymore.Sears and Kmart no replace it.The equipment have two years of guarantee
This gas trimmer does an excellent job with my lawn. It works perfectly, runs smoothly and it does not consume much gas. So far I strongly recommend this to anyone looking for a weed eater.
OK for the price
I was frustrated from using an electrical cord and pull it all the way to the corners of our garden, jump it over stones, etc. This enabled me to ditch the electrical trimmer.
My husband loved how lightweight it was.