Got tired of swinging a hand held trimmer, borrowed this beast from a neighbor. Its awesome, easy to use, rolls like a dream, and eats weeds and tumbleweeds like crazy.
I bought one of these from Sears 15 years ago, it had a tecumseh engine.I loved it and it was easy to use. It worked great until it wore out. Bought another one last June. The wheels are smaller and it is not near the quality of the old one. I used it once last year and it was hard to handle with smaller rear wheels, makes clunky sounds and hard to start. This year I couldn't get it started at all after using it only once. You can really feel the difference in quality. I hate it and would not buy another one. It feels junky.
We purchased this string trimmer early last year (2018). Given some of the reviews, we waited to write this review so that we could give it a fair evaluation. Overall, it has exceeded our expectations for all of: ease of starting the engine, durability, performance, simple and quick string changes, sound, and overall satisfaction. My wife and I take turns using it, with no complaints...only praise for this great addition to our yard tools.
bought this in 2018 within 2 months the hub where the string attaches cracked. Was in the store for over 2 weeks. 2019 used the trimmer twice and the hub broke again. Took it to the store again. It's going on 4 weeks now and parts just showed up. Now waiting on the proper tools according to the store to finish repair. Been buying craftsman for 30+ years I think it's time for a change.