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.
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.