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Craftsman 358-792440 8" J-Handle Brush-Cutter Attachment

Item# 07179244000P | Model# 358-792440 | Added on July 26, 2010 | Seller:
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Use the Craftsman 8" Brush Cutter Attachment for the Big Jobs
Even if your yard is manicured and perfect your neighbors may not be as committed to lawn care, and that's when the J-Handle 8 in. Brush Cutter Attachment comes in handy. With this cutter, you can ensure the edges of your property are free from encroaching brush, vines and weeds and stop invasive vegetation right at the property line. This Craftsman brush-cutter attachment fits most attachment-capable gas trimmers and turns your average trimmer into a superhero with a powerful 8 in. steel blade that has the muscle to munch through thick brush and eat up unwanted weeds.

  • The J-Handle 8" Brush Cutter Attachment converts most gas-powered trimmers into brush cutters
  • J-Handle is designed to give you extra control while cutting down brush
  • 8" steel blade contains four cutting edges so it can slice through yard debris quickly
  • Includes a Polyguard protector that helps to keep debris from flying at your face
  • Lightweight but filled with muscle, this cutter weights 6.1 lbs.
  • Storage hook included
  • This product is not available for purchase in the state of California
  • This product is not available for purchase in the state of California
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By MichiganChris
April 21st, 2014
Gets the job done

The brush cutter attachment for my trimmer overall does a good job. It was very easy to attach to the trimmer. Once I had it attached, I started the trimmer and began to cut brush. When you first pull the trigger, it wobbles a bit and is loud, but once it gets up to speed, it levels out and works well. I began just trying to cut one piece of small brush at a time. I was trying to use it like a chainsaw. It worked, but took some time. Then I began using it like a trimmer. I began using a swinging motion from side to side to sweep the area I was cutting. This was very effective. It took down every piece of brush in its way on the first try. Other than it being a lit wobbly in the beginning, I think this is a great attachment. It has saved me a lot if time. I would recommend this for anyone looking to clear out some brush.

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By eaterofweeds
May 30th, 2013
Turns into more work

I bought this in spring of 2012. Worked great. I thought about future purchases for the accessories the main reason that we bought this one. It's much heavier than my old Weed Eater brand. We have about 250 yards of fence to trim under and a steep bank to weed eat, the bank generally takes about 1-1/2 hrs. to do. Plus aroud trees and sidewalks, etc. This spring the weeds get wrapped around the shaft and the guard. It takes a lot longer to untangle the mess than it does to get it wrapped up in there. For the price I would not buy again.

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Brush Cutter works good on moderate vines and larger weeds and over grass.


more powerful than my weed trimmer and faster, no stopping to replace trimmer line. Don't know if blade is made to need replacing after a while, or if so if blade can be bought separately

July 18th via
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Works Great


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Pleasantly Surprised


I have seen these attachments for years. After reading some the reviews on them I decided against getting one.
This year my wife has been wanting a trail cut through the woods so she can hike with our puppy. After an afternoon of attacking wild rose bushes and such with pruners and getting scratched up, I broke down and decided to try one. DANG! I wish I hadn't waited so long!! It chewed the bushes, small saplings and such like nothing! After I cut her a trail I decided to try a trail along the creek with some rougher terrain. With the J-Handle it easily maneuvered where I needed it.
I have also used the attachment to clear along where my woods meets my yard. I had started getting overgrown and too much for my string trimmer. Here, it also impressed me.
If you are looking for an attachment for as I described, get it! I am very pleased with how well it works. If you want to cut something hard and about an inch or bigger, use a chainsaw (or have some pruners handy). It also doesn't do well for tall, flexible grass. I wants to bind up the blade. For that I just use my string trimmer and cut it in about 1/2, let it dry then use the string trimmer to finish the job.
A lot of complaints were that the blades dull easy. I have not had this issue. I have about 5-6 cutting hours on my blade and it still cuts pretty well. Soon I will have to flip it to use the other side (that hasn't been used and still is sharp as new).
Given that some of the reviews claim the bolt at the bottom holding the blade gets damaged and won't come out, I did purchase the extended warranty. I haven't been allowing it to bang into stuff or let it drag and so far the bolt still looks new.

June 5th via
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Works great


cuts all brush and even small trees

October 15th via
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Great Attachment


The attachment was used to clear out heavy brush and did a fine job. The 27cc trimmer combined with this attachment was enough to get about a quarter acre whittled down in about 2 hours. The blade turns over and can be reused.

October 11th via
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This cuts high grasses and brush like a reapers scythe.


I bought the Craftsman 8" J-Handle Brush-Cutter Attachment, to supplement My recently purchased Craftsman weed cutter. It works better in the tall weeds of my yard than the line cutter attachment. The line cutter would often get wound up with the tall grasses and stall out. Not so this brush cutter.

I have found that it works best using the supplied shoulder strap. The unit and motor combined are just a bit heavy compared to the line cutting attachment.

I have noticed that it cuts well in dry grass and weeds but not so much in the greener stuff. This may be to the fact that the blade has gotten duller with use. It is not recommended to sharpen the blade, and I really haven't needed to yet. When the time comes for a new blade replacement is really very easy.

I give it 5-stars.

October 2nd
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1 Draw Back


I have had 2 of these and they work great and are time savers.The one draw back is the bolt that holds the blade is easily damaged, making it impossible to change replacement blades. That is why I have had 2, because you cannot replace the blades.

September 29th via
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It's like having a mini chainsaw.

September 22nd via
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