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Most Helpful Reviews
We have a small front lawn, and this trimmer did the job nicely! It stayed charged long enough for us to trim our grass and do the edging, too. Easy to set up and use.
Walled Lake, MI
Bought this for the home...tired of lugging electric cord around with the old one. One charge lasts for the entire property....plenty of power and the lithium battery charges quickly.
I really liked using the trimmer; however, the battery did not work when I tried to charge it for it's first spring use. Not sure if I would recommend based on this (I also tried to email for help but received no response)
After over 50 years of trimming lawns by hand I thought it was time to find a better way, so this is my first electric trimmer. Assembly was a snap (this is a huge statement..I am very mechanically challenged). The fear of destroying flowers, lawn and small children soon vanished and I was a trimming and edging pro. The item is a breeze to use and very adaptable to any situation. VERY quiet operation. Should have bought one years ago.
I have used the weed whacker feature only. The battery lasts long enough to compete weed whacking my yard with power to spare. I highly recommend this 19.2V Cordless C3 String Trimmer.
Orland Park, IL
Watkins Glen, NY
Really surprised me for being a battery operated. A little less power that the gas, or electric ones, but it does state for 'light' work. It did what I wanted it to and am very pleased with it.
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This weed eater is a good one. My only complaint would be the battery life. It doesn't seem to last very long at all. maybe it is user error on our part. But we have a full battery when we start but only seem to get about 30 minutes of work time before the battery needs charged.
Union Hill, IL
I got frustrated with my 10 yr old gas trimmer and tried this one. It works just as well as my old one and it starts with the press of a trigger. Best of all the battery is interchangeble with my drill and leaf blower. Love it!
Cedar Falls, IA
Although I have only used this item one time so far, I am pleased with it. The trimmer was not too heavy to carry and relatively easy to use. One reason I chose this model is that the battery can also be used with other tools.
State College, PA
Very handy and easy to use. I would recommend everyone get one that has the 19.2v c3 system. I was happy to use it for the first time . The battery lasted the whole time I needed it .
After reading all of the reviews on the Sears site, I was fairly confident in purchasing the trimmer, however, I did have reservations about the battery life, as some had mentioned. Unfortunately, they were right! While the trimmer itself was light and easy to use with good power, the battery lost charge after about 10 minutes. So after another full charge, I got the same 10 minutes run time. Gave it a third try, and got the same. Either I have a bad battery, or these simply won't last very long, either way, it's going back and I'm moving up to the 40V.
I gave this one start simply because I could not select zero. Although, I really think Sears owes me several stars just for wasting my time trying out this piece of equipment. I purchased this string trimmer last week online and had the opportunity to use it for the first time yesterday. Needless to say, I will be returning it to the store today. I was very disappointed in this product, but sad to say it matches my experiences lately with Craftsman products. It will likely be the last time I purchase a Craftsman tool and I've been purchasing them consistently for the past 20+ years. The main issue I had was with the string advance. You have to stop the weed trimmer head to allow the string to advance. This meant I was constantly stopping and restarting the trimmer. This burned through the battery and the string at a very high rate. Not to mention having the keep the safety switch pressed the entire time causing my thumb to cramp up. Not a good designed. I was able to do about 20 feet of trimming along the sidewalk in the same time it took to trim around all the flowerbeds, kids' swingset, and about 200 feet of chainlink fence with my old string trimmer. Definitely returning this terrible piece of equipment and going back to my old trimmer. Can't seem to describe how disappointed I am in this piece of equipment.
Motor died within 2.5 years. Smoke came out of vents. Now it is hard for me to believe this was not a quality of materials issue. I am disabled with only 20% of my heart working. So this was never used when it was above 80 deg or in high humility because I can not go out in that weather. And when I did use it I can only operate it for 15 to 20 minutes then I needed to rest for an hour or two. The most this was used was a few times I used it 3x in a day for 15 to 20 minutes each time. This was one of them days and it started smoking and the motor stopped. Tried it the following day and it would not work. I called about this issue and compared this electric motor to my Makita Power Drill and Saw. That the Makita was 20 year old, was used prior to my heart attack when I was required to use it everyday and I have (4) batteries and a DC charger for the van I used. And that is still working. Mr. nNelso of Sear's informed me that the Makita is made for professionals and has a better quality of motor in them. So SEAR's lost my business because if their stuff id poor quality per their own warranty people I'll purchase a Black & Decker Trimmer. They have higher marks and a lot less under the 1 star then this Sear's Trimmer. Stay Away, Poor Quality and Poor Service.
I bought this for trimming around my camp. I was tired of fighting fuel all the time for the gas one that I had. I could of spent less on another brand but this gave me a charger and a C3 battery to leave at camp with the trimmer so I do not have to take a charger with me each time I go for dirll and other tools from the C3 lineup. It took about 10-15 min to trim my lot up around the camp. It did a good job. It is not as powerfull as the gas one but I expected it not to be as powerful. I didn't have high hopes for the auto line feed but it worked well. Hopefuly it will hold up well and last aslong as some of my other Craftsman C3 tools have.