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O Fallon, IL
If you want to get rid of the cord and don't like using gasoline for your lawn trimmers, then get this light weight rechargeable trimmer. It's great for your back and does a nice job on the edges of your lawn
El Paso, TX
I like it because it is lightweight and easy to use
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This product is very well made, everything that craftsman makes I have been very satisfied with. Sears is also a great place to shop, the sales people are always friendly and are a great help.
The trimmer line is not long enough I must get very close to the grass to do any good. The battery life is great much better than my last cordless trimmer. I must say my old B&D trimmer was much easier to use and did a better job but the battery did not last.
Great that it comes with a battery. Other products that have the battery as an option make buying them senseless even if you already have tools using batteries. You just add another tool that takes away from ones you already have. Would not have bought it if it did not come with the battery as many other tools I pass up.
The gas weed eater I just got rid of was perfectly balanced which made it easy to trim the whole yard. The craftsman is a little front end heavy which makes the forearms do a good bit more work. However I need the exercise and love the cordless, electric weed eater. The battery lasts long enough to do at least a 1/4 acre lot with trees and flower beds. Overall I like it, and once my forearms get built up, I'll love it. : )
Clinton Township, MI
We bought a C3 trimmer two months ago and have had no problems with it so far. I've found that battery life is as good or better than expected and that even though it is sold as a light to medium duty trimmer I have used it to cut some pretty serious weeds around my raspberries. Even doing heavy duty work like that the battery lasted 25 minutes. So far the automatic string advance has worked properly too. A really good tool!
I've been using this trimmer for 2 summers now and love it. I bought 2 more batteries thinking they were getting old and not holding a charge. Now I think I have a short in the handle area!!!!!!!!!!! I've gotten it to work on and off the last 2 uses, but tonight it died! I know the batteries are good as have other tools that use the 19.2v batteries. I don't abuse it at all. Shouldn't this trimmer last more than a summer and a half?!?!?!?
Love the cordless functionality. Battery goes after around 20 minutes, so a spare is essential for longer jobs. Buy another C3 product that comes with a battery and you'll be all set. The wire design is nice as it automatically extends every time you pull the trigger. This is much better than previous models with fixed length wires that you had to swap out by hand every time it got too short (I'd have to do that 5 or 6 times to get all the way around my fence). Now with a spool that automatically extends, I don't even have to think about it.
As with all other 19.2 craftsman series products the batteries are ****. I even spent the money for a nickel -c up grade which you must buy a charger up upgrade also and it doesn't last much longer about 10 minutes. so if you can weed do all your trim in 10 minutes go ahead and buy this. You'd think with all the complaints they'll fix the problem.
Thief River Falls, MN
Livingston Manor, NY
I have only a small area to trim and edge so battery powered seemed right. Sure enough, plenty of power for my area; plenty of power to trim and edge. However, the automatic string advance feature did not work properly. String would break at eye requiring me to remove the spool to advance string through the eye. Trimmer would work fine until string broke again, once again requiring me to remove the spool and feed the string through the eye. Thinking the original spoon or string might be the problem, I tried a replacement spool but had same issue. I really think the spool design is the culprit here. But if that doesn't work properly, the tool is not functional. As a result, I returned for credit. As always with any Craftsman product, the return was easy.
I have found this trimmer to be lite,easy to handle, versital, and dependable. do have a little trouble setting trigger lock but once engaged all goes well.. nice product all around.
I replaced another brand of string trimmer with this craftsman model and what an improvement. I don't have to run the battery dead every time you use it because the lithium batteries don't require you to do that and it has the same power until it is completely dead. I also purchased a double capacity lithium battery to use with it and our other Craftsman power tools. We are now equipped with battery power we can interchange depending on what type of job we are performing. I am now able to finish my yard trimming and edging without recharging to get the job done. I have quite a large yard. Clean and consistent power.