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Panama City, FL
Loved with weed eater for the first year, very powerful and smooth running. It is a bit on the heavy side but a fair trade with the amount of power. CON: when pulling the cord it does not engage the crankshaft. The pull cord still has spring tension and recoils the cord but doesn't "catch" to turn the crankshaft. Took it in for warranty repair....two week process btw, got it home and pulled it ten times...broke again. ALSO, the air filter cover screw is stripped out. It wasn't that way when I turned it in for repair. I'm going to drop it off for repair one more time and if it breaks again I'll be barking at a district manager.
I honestly think that every good review about this product was written to soon and they didn't give it time. For me I used it twice for about 15 minutes each time. The next time I went to start it the pull cord would not work had to take it into the shop. So they fixed it and I used it once again worked fine till I stopped for a minute went to start it up and would not go. Anyways got it back again and use it the head starts to vibrate next thing you know the gears stripped exactly what the salesman told after I bought it at the store. Really wish I bought an echo like our old one which is still going after 10+ years, or a shindaiwa. Hope this helps someone out there even if just one person not waste money like me.
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great power, heavy, they reduced the size of the gas tank to help with the weight, just makes gasing up every 20 minutes. Gas spout leaks when unit is tip backwards. So during changing or adjusting line, overhead pruning/sawing etc.
El Centro, CA
Very powerful and uses .155 line that you have to change out. thought it would be a pain not using a bump head but you can cut and edge a whole yard with one piece of string it's so thick and tough. You can also buy Troy Bilt line that is orange online that works better than the sears line but is more expensive...it lasts longer so it depends on what your time is worth. Only complaint is since so powerful it is also really heavy so I don't recommend for a lightweight.
This is the first 4 cycle trimmer I have owned and I am very impressed. The motor is very smooth running and most vibration free and that allows me extended use without the numbing in my hands. The power and torque is great for the tiller and edger attachment as well. Overall recommended for ease of starting, use and operation.
Port Jefferson Station, NY
Pros: Very easy to start, powerful, oil level easy to check thanks to the window, no need to have to wind cutting line onto a spool (uses short pieces that are easily replaced onto the head). Cons: Power unit a bit heavy but expected because of engine size, handle won't stay put when using the edger attatchment.
It don't have any power, this tool came out the box bad, toke it back to sears and purchased an ECHO Trimmer instead, paid a little more for the product, but in the end I got a trimmer I can depend on with lots of power to get the job done quickly.
Bought this unit a couple weeks ago, used it twice now on my front and back yard lawns (very large yard by the way). This thing starts up first pull and has plenty of power. I was a little surprised at how quick the string is used up and how much of it is wasted, but that's not a big deal really. So far no problems and it sems to be a fine trimmer. I also bought the chainsaw attachment but haven't tried that yet.
Lake Stevens, WA
I started as the instructions said, and after about 1/2 tank of gas it quit. I got ready to restart, and found oil all over the engine. I refilled the oil resevoir, started it and with in ten minutes all the oil had blowen out again. I tool it back.-
Pros: Easy to start. Lots of power. Easy to clean and maintain Air Filter because filter cover is secured by thumb screw and no tools necessary. Oil changes should be a breeze when its time. Motor noise is a lot less compared to a two stroke - don't know if this is because of a better muffler but its easier on my ears and for my neighbors' ears. 8 in 1 multi-tool attachment will also save you from having to buy separate dedicated yards tools such as hedger or tree pruner. The single string line is tough and easily last the weekend yard work. No oil and gas mixing. Cleaner burning than a two stroke. And yes, I do love green panties. Cons: Haven't found one yet. Giving this review a four star but only because I've used the trimmer only once so far. Will do another review in a few weeks or months.
I just replaced my last Craftsman Weedeater with the 4 Cycle 32CC Weedwacker. I have to say this is the biggest piece of **** I have ever bought. Craftsman should be a shame to put their name on this piece of junk. I am going to take my old one to be rebuilt. I'll probably put this 250.00 piece of **** at the crub and feel sorry for whomever picks it up.
Santa Paula, CA
Sioux Falls, SD
this years moisture makes the yard toughest in several years. this trimmer goes through the job with ease. have the attachments that go with it as well for hedging, edging, and tree trimming
This will be number 6 that I've tried. The first one the pull recoil stop working 2 hours into weed eating. The next 3 the shaft that is warranted for 10 years stopped spinning within two to three hours of running. I was thinking a different manf. date on the fifth one would be better but it turned out that the lower spinning head just wobbled loose and couldn't be tighten any so here is no. six. Going to do some more weed wacking this afternoon. Lets see what happens in a few hours.