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Craftsman 71197 29cc* 4-Cycle WeedWacker™ Straight Shaft Gas Trimmer.

Item# 07171197000P | Model# 71197 | Added on May 17, 2018 |
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Craftsman 71197 29cc* 4-Cycle WeedWacker™ Straight Shaft Gas Trimmer.
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Get a High-Velocity, Powerful Cut with the Craftsman Weedwacker Gas Trimmer No one wants to spend hours scrubbing grass stains from their legs and pants - that's why Craftsman incorporated a deluxe debris guard in the design for their powerful Craftsman 29cc 4 Cycle Weedwacker Straight Shaft. The wide shield keeps debris like grass, rocks and sticks from slamming into your shins while you slice through overgrown grass and weeds making cleanup and operation much less painful. Craftsman eliminated mixing oil and gas and cancelled clouds of unburned fuel by insisting this Craftsman Weedwacker Gas Trimmer be powered by a four-cycle engine. No more fooling around with oil, or trying to remember ratios, just gas this weed eater up with the same fuel you put in your car and get to work. With an option of Speed Start™ push button starting, or Incredi-Pull™ technology, this powerful gas trimmer is ready to go at a moment's notice. Not limited to just taking down weeds, this flexible design allows to you direct the high-torque output of the 29cc engine into a variety of tools giving you the options you need to take care of any yard. If you need to clear land or till soil or even take hard-to-reach branches off trees, switch the tool and get the job done with versatility you can depend on.

  • 29cc 4-cycle engine has super-high torque and enhanced performance without mixing gas and oil
  • Incredi-Pull™ system reduces the starting effort with a slow, smooth pull
  • Push-button
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Owner's Manual (1)Product Warranty
WARNING: California Residents - Proposition 65
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I have enjoyed my craftsman 29cc weedwacker, but it finally gave out. I can't find another one. I do not like the design of the new ones. The crank ropa is inconvenient at the back of the mother. & I can't controll the choke, as it is a button not a switch that I can put in different positions. I wish you would come out with this one again it started with the first or 2nd pull. the new ones takes five six seven pulls to get it going I don't like it at all I love this one.

August 28th via mobile
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1). This unit was advertised to be able to use both .110 (red line for smaller jobs) and .130 (black line for heavier duty jobs). It came with a tube of some pre-cut line in both colors. I tried to install the black line and it wouldn't go thru the holes. I used my calipers to measure the black line and it measured at .150. I guess this is a manufacturer defect when they made the holes on the head?? 2). The plastic gas tank is located underneath the engine with no protector on the bottom of it. When starting the unit while on the ground it obviously vibrates which means the plastic tank will be worn or damaged over time. Not a good design! 3). I ordered this online at It was showing the model number to be #71197. On the same website they have a link you can click on for the Owners Manual. When I clicked on the link it came up to be model #73197, not #71197. Sears needs to correct their website!

July 18th via
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lloyd Bradow
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Do not buy


I bought this last year at the end of the season. I had a very hard time starting it. Now it only starts if you use starting fluid. I probably have about 10 hours on it and the gears in the shaft are completely worn out. I should have know better when I saw the store was already selling re-manufactured models for half price when I bought this new one. It's still under warranty but it's a hassle to drive in and get it repaired. Poor design, too heavy and awkward to use for any length of time. Once the engine is running, it has plenty of power and the cords are easy to replace. I don't think it is a good product for the money though. The easy start is not user friendly. It should have a universal bit to "drill start" but it requires a 5 sided bit only available through craftsman. It would be better if a regular 6 sided bit like a phillips screwdriver bit turned backwards.
Save your money and buy a different one. This one is a dud.

May 27th
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Tracy Guetthoff
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Great tool

February 3rd
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