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Craftsman 25cc 2-Cycle WeedWacker Gas Trimmer
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Craftsman 25cc 2-Cycle WeedWacker Gas Trimmer

Item# 07171137000P | Model# 71137 | Added on November 4, 2011 | Seller:
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Win the War on Weeds with the Craftsman Gas 2-Cycle WeedWacker
The Gas-Powered 2-Cycle 25cc WeedWacker is an affordable alternative to hand pulling weeds. This WeedWacker is a great lawn tool for cutting away tough vines, brush and tall grasses choking up your yard and garden. Lightweight at just 10.5 lbs., it's easy to tote this trimmer with you around your yard as you cleanup unsightly areas in your landscaping. The patented Incredi-Pull starter system gives you a quick start, so you don't waist time starting your trimmer and you can get right to work. Adjust the line to your own specifications and needs by using the built-in bump trimmer that allows you to increase the amount of fresh line whenever needed.

  • Groom your yard with this easy-to-use Gas-Powered 2-Cycle 25cc WeedWacker that comes with the Incredi-Pull system for a quick start every time
  • The curved shaft is ergonomically designed to be comfortable and balanced for optimum user experience
  • Easily adjust your line to your needs with the dual line bump trimming head that advances the trimmer line
  • The adjustable handle gives you a choice on what grip is best for you
  • This product is not available for purchase in the state of California
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13 found this review helpful
by Lilgatormeg15
August 27th, 2012
100% satisfied

I am so happy with this product

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by OD111
August 21st, 2012
Shame on Craftsman....this one tarnishes it's reputation.

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"




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Has the IMPORTANT bump feed feature


I had one of these that failed while under warrantee. The Sears store did not have any of these in stock and substituted a newer model that allowed you to add attachments. But the new model did not include the bump feed feature and instead required you to use expensive replacement precut string lines. I hated that and found those replacements awkward to replace and they wore out very quickly. So I brought the new and more expensive one back to the store to exchange it for another of this mode. The bump feed feature, IMO, is essential and should never have been eliminated so that Sears could sell attachments and more difficult to replace expensive consumables. These are on closeout now, so if you need a string trimmer, now is the time to get one that has the features that you need as opposed to what Sears wants to sell. I am not sure why the last one failed, but I enjoyed its functionality enough to get another. The last one failed due to an engine problem and the engines are exactly the same for the non-bump and the bump models anyway.

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David Roberts
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Cant beat it for the price


I love Craftsman Tools. They are built to last and have a lifetime warranty. You cant get much better than that. Plus they are made in the USA so that is always a Plus. I would recommend Craftsman to anyone...

13 days ago
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Cannot restring it


I am sorry I grabbed this on impulse. Big display and low price grabbed my attention and I bought on impulse. I wished I had done my research. I am college educated and mechanically inclined, but I cannot get this machine restrung properly.

17 days ago via
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good little trimmer


simply attach the string guide and adjust the handle and it's ready to go. comes complete with 2-cycle additive and some fuel stabilizer. I bought this to replace my older craftsman that quit after many years of good service. Not too heavy to carry around and is a good little trimmer for light duty yard work.

18 days ago via
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richard frazier
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22 days ago

My Yard Needed This


Oh course jt gets 5 stars, though it is heavy, my yard was in desperate need.  Happy this far.  Great price.

29 days ago via mobile
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Rogette Vaughn
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29 days ago

Good Power, easy to start.


First of all, it's almost ready to run right out of the box. All it needs is to have the handle repositioned, and to have the trimmer guard installed. Both are attached with wing nuts, so no tools are required. It took me less than three minutes.

The trimmer head is preloaded with spiral fluted line (my favorite -- I think it cuts far better than smooth line). And it comes with a little bottle of 2-cycle oil to mix with a gallon of gas so you can fuel up right away.

And it's light. That is, compared to a brush trimmer or straight-shaft trimmer. I'm guessing it weighs just a little over 10 pounds with a full tank of gas. I did not have that problem at all. The starting procedure seems a little complex: Pump the bulb 10 times, put the carb lever in position 1, hold the trigger and pull the cord 5 times, move the carb lever to position 2, hold the trigger and pull the cord 3-to-5 times until the motor starts, let the motor run a bit, then move the lever to position 3 for operation.

But that's pretty typical for 2-cycle motors. You get used to the routines after a while. And it's a good idea to follow all the procedures with 2-cycle motors, so you get the most use out of them. For example, the manual recommends letting the motor cool down by letting it run at idle for a minute or two after use. That's just good advice for any 2-cycle motor. Speaking of the manual, this trimmer comes with a very good one. It's a single page and clearly written.

September 9th via
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25cc weed-eater


I'm one to read reviews prior of purchasing products and this weed-eater works great around the flower beds, trees, A/C unit and fences. A very simple weed-eater to operate! So do yourself a favor after purchasing this read the instructions and you'll be very happy with this purchase. We have own a way more expensive bush cutter i
When I was younger and it has about the same power. So this has plenty of power for around the house. Pls upgrade your line to the commercial quality so your line doesn't go out as fast.

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review on weed eater


Its lightweight which is good for me--74 yrs of age, easy start also good for me, easy to knock more line out. was an excellent buy and does a very good job

September 4th via
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Nice string trimmer


So far so good. The shaft is a little short for a person of average height, but the vibrations are minimal for a 2stroke engine and it easily fired up straight out of the box.

September 4th via
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Great little WeedWacker


September 2nd via
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Good trimmer for the price


I bought this trimmer to replace a difficult to start Bolens model. Overall, I;m happy with it. However, there are a few issues to be noted.

The line takes a few seconds to get up to full speed. It isn't as peppy as my previous trimmer was.

Startup requires a sequence of steps involving the primer bulb, choke, etc. Nothing unusual as most low cost trimmers follow the same procedure.

If there is any fuel left in the tank, be sure to store the trimmer with the cap pointing upwards. Otherwise, it will probably leak out of the vent hole.

Disclosure: I received 2500 'Shop Your Way' reward points for writing this review.

August 25th via
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Not as good as old craftsman trimmer


I purchased this craftsman line trimmer to replace my 18 year old craftsman trimmer. this unit was similar to the old one. It's heavier and operates differently than the old one. The old one was able to trim even at low speed making it easy to do a neat accurate job. this new one will not trim at low speed at all! The head doesn't spin until you speed it up. This results in harder to control how much you trim. Liked the old one much better but i couldn't get it going anymore. I believe all the new ones work the same way. Disappointing!

August 24th via
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Ronda Foster
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August 18th

excellent product for the price


This product was priced right and works great for the price. We were first time home buyers so this product was perfect for our new landscaping needs.

August 18th via
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Great Weedeater


August 14th via
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Box came tattered and almost more tape than cardboard holding it together. First time to use it, both cords were inside the housing within 5 minutes. Now I have to take this piece of junk back to sears and go to **********. I should have known better.

August 14th via
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This is my second weed wackier. I like the cordless feature. Even though it is a bit heavy

August 12th via
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great product


This item was very inexpensive and works great.

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