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Craftsman WeedWacker™ Gas Trimmer 29cc* 4-Cycle Curved Shaft
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Craftsman WeedWacker™ Gas Trimmer 29cc* 4-Cycle Curved Shaft

Item# 07171170000P | Model# 71170 | Added on June 30, 2012 | Seller: Kmart.com
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Tackle Tough Outdoor Work with the Craftsman Gas Weedwacker Trimmer
Built to be ready at a moment's notice, the Craftsman Weedwacker Gas Trimmer 29cc 4 Cycle Curved trimmer combines smart design and a durable build to take down a variety of warm weather projects speed and ease. Thanks to Speed Start™ push-button starting, or the Incredi-Pull™ system, you won't have to fight to get this powerful yard and garden tool started, and you can forget about mixing gas and oil for fuel too. Built with a high torque 29cc
  • engine, this weed trimmer takes the guesswork out of mixing fuels and eliminates the black, half-burnt exhaust choked-out by its 2-cycle counterparts, allowing you to breathe easier while you work.There's truly no limit to the Craftsman Gas Weedwacker Trimmer, and there's no need to buy more tools thanks to an included interchangeable head. With this design, when you're done trimming around the yard and are thinking about edging the sidewalk, taking down a few dead branches or even tilling the garden, you can easily swap in the appropriate head and get just about any job done.
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by knyghtmare
March 30th, 2013
good power, good cranking, screws fall out right and left

Bought this last year with a couple of accessories. plenty of power. long running AND MOST IMPORTANT: a woman can crank it in a couple of seconds... easy. but it should have come with a bottle of locktite for all of the screws: the screw (yes the linchpin screw) that holds the 'gas pedal' and motor aligned on the shaft came out-- no idea where it went... then the screw that held the guide handle in place came out (found it and put back in), next the 'locking pin' that holds the accessories aligned in the accessory collar mid-shaft broke--I found it and used a tiny pair of clamps to hold it in place from the outside but it was extremely disconcerting to have the brush cutter head just FALL OFF!!, now the single screwthatt holds the MOTOR ON the end of the shaft (yes there are TWO screws there but the other one did not STOP the MOTOR FROM FALLING OFF THE END OF THE SHAFT while I was using it and wacking me in the behind!!) fell out. After 1st time, I LOOK at the darn thing!!! each time

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by jon73
April 4th, 2013
Terrible machine

Should have taken it back after the first use but I thought the engine would smooth out after a few weekends of yard work. Extremely difficult to start. Even after it has had adequate time to warm up it must be run at full throttle, anything less will kill the engine, so there is no need for an adjustable throttle, or a kill switch. It is also heavy and unbalanced, which I was willing to overlook since it is a 4-stroke. To sum it up, if you want the convenience of not mixing your fuel for one piece of equipment and don't mind spending 5-8 minutes trying to get it to run so that it can be run at full throttle, eat through string in what is a very poor head design, and is uncomfortable to use, buy it.

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Fozzy23

29cc 4-cycle gas trimmer

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I got this late summer of 2012 after reading an online recommendation to this trimmer (not to mention the attachments that be used). Compatability is a plus. After a year use, I can only say that this trimmer is Okay. That's about it.

It shakes quite a bit compared to other trimmers. It really hurt my hands the first couple of uses. Extremely hard to put the cap back on when changing the wire. So, I left the cap off. It died out a couple of times while trimming, but was able to get the job done. I never had problems with other trimmers in the past.

I found myself more disappointed with this trimmer. Sad thing is, it does a good job trimming. Hopefully this trimmier will still keep going. When the time somes to get new one, I just might shell out the cash for an ECHO.

October 18th, 2013 via craftsman.com
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tnt_74

great item

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great item

July 5th, 2013 via sears.com
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superbadad56

flex shaft broke in 6 months

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full 2 year warranty? covers everything but? you guessed it!

May 9th, 2013 via craftsman.com
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daveluke

no...non...no

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I thought the nice slip in cord would be a big improvement over the old wind type trimmer line. Wrong. I've tried various sizes, line does a poor job and disappears quickly requiring 3-4 replacement cords for each minor yard job. Plus this cord insert does a very poor job of trimming grass. And make sure you put the cap back on EXACTLY right (which is hard to do), or it'll wind up in your neighbor's yard. And the handles are uncomfortable, I thought I'd get used to them, but nope. And now I can't get it started after a few uses. Oh, and no matter how much I try to tighten the guard, it moves all over the place. Avoid this product!

April 28th, 2013 via craftsman.com
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dmgarthwaite

worked as stated and great deal

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April 23rd, 2013 via sears.com
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mp327

First 4-stroke trimmer head...

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Early days yet, still have the break-in oil in it, but seems to be a good unit. Maybe a little cold blooded (needs half choke to stay running for roughly ten minutes after cold start) but it's also cold out now where I live. Have many attachments left over from the last two 2-stroke trimmer heads I've killed so was glad they fit this unit. Also purchased a hedge trimmer attachment and so far am very pleased with it as well. It's quiet and powerful, maybe a little heavier than the 2-strokers but hopefully will live longer (I'm rough on the equipment and 10% corn in our gas doesn't help).

April 18th, 2013 via sears.com
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Alhagan14

Weed eater review

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It's a great machine. Works for long time and its easy to start. The only downfall is it is heavy to lug around for extended amounts of time.

April 16th, 2013 via sears.com
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jon73

Terrible machine

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Should have taken it back after the first use but I thought the engine would smooth out after a few weekends of yard work. Extremely difficult to start. Even after it has had adequate time to warm up it must be run at full throttle, anything less will kill the engine, so there is no need for an adjustable throttle, or a kill switch.
It is also heavy and unbalanced, which I was willing to overlook since it is a 4-stroke. To sum it up, if you want the convenience of not mixing your fuel for one piece of equipment and don't mind spending 5-8 minutes trying to get it to run so that it can be run at full throttle, eat through string in what is a very poor head design, and is uncomfortable to use, buy it.

April 4th, 2013 via sears.com
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knyghtmare

good power, good cranking, screws fall out right and left

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Bought this last year with a couple of accessories. plenty of power. long running AND MOST IMPORTANT: a woman can crank it in a couple of seconds... easy. but it should have come with a bottle of locktite for all of the screws: the screw (yes the linchpin screw) that holds the 'gas pedal' and motor aligned on the shaft came out-- no idea where it went... then the screw that held the guide handle in place came out (found it and put back in), next the 'locking pin' that holds the accessories aligned in the accessory collar mid-shaft broke--I found it and used a tiny pair of clamps to hold it in place from the outside but it was extremely disconcerting to have the brush cutter head just FALL OFF!!, now the single screwthatt holds the MOTOR ON the end of the shaft (yes there are TWO screws there but the other one did not STOP the MOTOR FROM FALLING OFF THE END OF THE SHAFT while I was using it and wacking me in the behind!!) fell out.
After 1st time, I LOOK at the darn thing!!! each time

March 30th, 2013 via sears.com
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4-Tified

Can't beat it

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For the price I purchased this, I can't beat it. If you need to cut anything bigger than a plot of grass, get this. 4-Cycle with a powerful engine. No gas & oil mixing. The string seems to last a long time, because the engine is strong enough to cut thick or damp weeds.

March 23rd, 2013 via sears.com
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Shelly Fountain
March 17th, 2013
fixNmowers

Nice Weedwacker

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I was in need of a new weekwacker and this one happened to be on sale and I took one home with me. This is my 1st 4-cycle weed trimmer to own. I un-boxed the unit and took out the owner's manual and assembly was pretty easy & so was adding the oil. It is going to be nice not having to mix gas and oil all of the time. After I got the unit assembled, I filled it with fuel and primed the carb and with a few pulls of the rope, I had it started. This unit is a lot quieter than my 2-cycle units. My new unit had plenty of torque and power and after I played with it a few mins in the shop we went for a test drive.

I had some winter weeds that I tackled and boy was this unit awesome. It plowed through those weeds like a hot knife in butter. This had plenty of power and never even attempted to bog down. Very easy it is to change the string & I like the ability to use .110 heavy duty string. Quick start is a nice feature, too

February 28th, 2013 via craftsman.com
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MELANIE THOMPSON
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February 27th, 2013
Eric M.
February 12th, 2013
joseph18940

Powerful

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Bought this a gift for my son, but have had the opportunity to use it several times.
4 cycle is the way to go since you do not have to mix oil with the gas on this model.
Very powerful, but a little heavy for prolonged use.
Starts easy.
Hope it lasts more than 5 years.

January 23rd, 2013 via sears.com
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Gary Riegelsberger

A good functional, versatile machine.

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Good machine. I have several of the attachments that use the motor head. Couldn't do my extensive gardening and landscaping without them.

January 14th, 2013
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Rita Porter
January 13th, 2013
melissa kuntz
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love the cordless

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so much more convenient going cordless

January 12th, 2013
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maceybet

Easy to start

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This is my second weedwacker. I am female,63 years old and I have no trouble getting it started. It runs great and really cuts down the weeds. I live in the country and needed one to tackle alot of weeds. I also bought the saw attachment but have not used it yet.

December 29th, 2012 via sears.com
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Leejt6

great present

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December 27th, 2012 via sears.com
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Daniel Henaman
it work good
by Daniel Henaman 
December 11th, 2012
Sam A
Daniel Henaman: This does work very good. And because it is a 4 cycle engine you do not have to mix the fuel. It also has the ability to add other accessories that fit on the end of the split boom.
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December 13th, 2012
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