Took a couple times to get started but was expected.
my first craftsman weedeater was awesome - lasted 15 years. The new one is junk. Hard to start, barely revs up, and worst is the line replacement - no longer tap and feed, and the claim of long lasting strips you have to feed in is simply a joke - requires a screwdriver or pry took to remove residual after they wear off, and they don't feed in without a lot of manipulation, I go through 3-4 strips per trimming sequence and my yard isn't big. Waste of $100.
This lightweight weed trimmer is fantastic for all types of yard work. Handles edging as well as thick weeds. Really love the twine pieces and the way they load. make sure to order extra. This is not self feed, but 1 twine piece will trim a 1 acre lawn as long as you aren’t eating it away on concrete curb. I’ve used it two seasons now without fail:)
I have had and used this for 2 years and it's still like brand new. A little maintenance goes a long way.
I've had it about 5 years, but only kept it going because I've taken a small engine repair class. Worked ok until warranty ended. Uses string too fast. String gets stuck often. Motor needs adjusting often. I Had to buy special tools to adjust carb. Etc.