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With the lithium battery the power is sufficient. Works well for small jobs.....for bigger jobs, have another battery charging. Line that come with weed-eater is cheap.
Hanscom AFB, MA
Purchased instead of a gas trimmer. I figured save $ on gas. Plus I have tools with same battery pack so liked that & no cord compared to traditional electric trimmers so no hassel with cords. Assembly was a breeze even if you are an amatuer when comes to tools. Charged in less than 1 hour & went and trimmed front & back yard ! Battery still had juicy ! If wanted to last even longer I would pickup a Lithium 19.2 which I have 2 already. Overall great trimmer ! Trimmers adjustments are easy also & no need for tools to do ! The line adjust is easy also with a button & pull technology ! Only thing I haven't done is change line yet but will probably also be easy I imagine ! Great trimmer & won't regret buying ! Last it is a lot quieter than a gas trimmer so if have kids or animals it won't scare as bad or bother your neighbors !
I purchase this item a year and a half ago. It works fairly well but went dead and Sears was unable to remedy the problem. The line also goes fairly quickly. Perhaps mine was just bad luck, but I did not appreciate that the product stopped working so quickly.
This is a great trimmer. After using other gas and electricalicaly powered trimmers, this trimmer is easy to use and the feeding mechanism is a breeze.
We are happy with our weedwacker. Its light and powerful and runs for quite a sufficient amount of time before the battery died. I'd say about 1.5 - 2 hrs. of use before it died, without warning though but that may be how all of these batteries work. All in all, we are happy with this purchase and it was a reasonable price too.
It worked well for what it was. Great to have no fuss with gas and oil, but it is only meant for light lawn duty. It was humming away just fine when I stored it for the winter, then I pulled it out this spring, slapped a freshly charged battery on... and nada. Not a sound or movement.
I didn't like it, returned it the same week. The battery did not last long enough to even do the front of the house and it took to long to charge it for the next use. With this item it would of took me a week to do my whole yard.
The 19.2V Cordless C3 String Trimmer is light weight and easy to use. I can trim up my entire yard on one charge. I cut down all the ferns in our yard with ease and without getting bogged down. Great trimmer.
This is the most useful item that we have purchased in a long time, We live on an acreage so we have a lot of mowing and trimming, it is fantastic on both trimming around trees and edging.
I really liked the way it can adjust to my desired set up, this makes it easy to hold and to use. It has a pretty good balance to it and plenty of power for around the yard. I liked the fact that it came with the battery and charger already. I got this to go along with my Craftsman system with the same battery, which has made things very interchangeable. It is a "self feeding" with "no tapping" the bottom to extend the string, which is a great feature...when it works. This is the one thing that I struggled with, it didn't feed down consistently.
This was purchased as a Father's Day Gift and when he opened it he was very happy. No gasoline or cords, how wonderful. Does keep a charge for a long time and little to no noise either. I recommend this to anyone who wants the freedom from electic and no hassel with gasoline.
this 19.2V Cordless C3 String Trimmer really surprised me when it arrived,....very lite weight, but enough power to cut for about 30 to 35 minutes,...it comes with one of the large "lithium ion" batteries and charger which is better than the Ni-cad, great addition to my C3 tools
I bought this item because I was in need of a trimmer and didn't want to go with a gas trimmer. It does help to read the manual but is pretty self-explanatory. It charged fairly quickly and did what I needed it to do. It could hold a charge longer, but it was sufficient with the size yard I have.
This trimmer from Craftsman C3 gets the yardwork done! I was surprised at the power and battery life. This has no trouble trimming grass and weeds and even can handle some of the thicker stuff you might not expect! Highly recommended, and the best part, CORDLESS! Pop in your battery and your ready to roll!
I purchased this trimmer because of one reason, battery operated. My old trimmer (that was past down to me from my father) required fuel and was hard to start. It was older and I needed something new. I saw this trimmer online at Sears.com and fell in love with it. I've only used it once so far but the experience was a lot easier and I finished trimming my yard a lot faster.
I tried this out myself + found it worked great. It's lightweight + handles easily. Since we don't have a big area to trim + edge, I could do the whole area without the battery needing another charge. It's very easy to convert from trimmer to edger. You do have to press a button with your thumb on one side of the handle + use the rest of your fingers to work it but it is not awkward.
June 2014. New Jersey. Review for C3 String Trimmer and C3 Blower combo, with C3 Lithium Battery and charger. Executive Summary: If you have a C3 Lithium battery tools and a lawn, get this! Excellent trimmer, for light work. The blower works well, too... but don?t expect either of them to out-perform more heavy, expensive and complex gas or 110 volt AC powered tools. I bought the C3 String Trimmer and Leaf Blower combo with lithium battery CS1403 / 315.PP2025 and charger EA1337 / 315.CH2021 and am quite pleased. $90 on sale for all / half price. I already own two gas-powered string trimmers -- both inoperative after only one season due to the ethanol in our gasoline -- and a 110 volt corded electric trimmer and a 110 volt corded electric blower. The tools are light and fairly well built, the balance is good, and they are MUCH quieter than anything running on gas. Also a little quieter than corded electric tools. Not surprisingly, my 110 volt tools are stronger than the C3 String Trimmer and Blower, but hey, the C3s don?t require a cord! Grab and go, and put the battery on the charger when you?re done. C3 Lithium gives me about 1/2 hour of use without running down the battery (which would be very bad for the battery!) and the trimmer does a good job on grass, weeds, and small blueberry bushes. Woody stems will stop it, so don?t think it will replace a Brush Saw Blade on a gas-powered trimmer. In fact, since the C3 trimmer uses skinny blue .065 line and it?s self-feeding, you should invest $9.99 in a 300 foot package of #85609 ?6-bladed shape Commercial Grade? Trimmer line. The trimmer self-feeds pretty fast. I?ve run the trimmer about 2 hours, and the original spool is about half gone already. You can also buy loaded replacement spools, but the battery will limit you, not the spool capacity. Both tools are powerful enough to throw debris. Wear safety glasses. Don?t use C3 NiCad batteries for a high-draw tool like this. The lithium battery #CS1403 that came with this package does not have an indicator light, so listen to the machine and don?t run it down too far. I can go for about 20 minutes or maybe half an hour walking around and trimming small stuff. Carry spares to the job and recharge often. My spares #CS0842 have discharge lights and when they show red, I switch in another. The charger EA1337 is not as fast to recharge as my bigger Sears CS0842 Multi-Chemistry Lithium/Ni-Cad charger, but I don?t care. If it?s such a big job as to run down all my batteries, I should have gotten out the 110 volt trimmer and cords anyway. The C3 blower is also effective, as long as you don?t think it will blow away a big pile of wet leaves. It?s great to have handy in the garage to grab and sweep the floor or to blow off the driveway before company comes. Or throw it in the car with the string trimmer and a couple of batteries and go clean up your mother?s yard.
This c3 trimmer works pretty well if all you need is to do some light trimming/edging. I replaced the string with a more aggressive type. The string I choose was a hexagon shape as opposed to the round that the trimmer comes with. This seemed to help due to the sharper edges of the string. However the auto feed didn't like it as much. But then again the auto feed doesn't like anything. Which brings me to the worst part of the trimmer, the auto feed. OMG just let me bump it when I need more. I'm a big boy, I know when I need more string. Every time you let off the trigger, as it slows down, more string is feed out. Even if you don't need it. The excess is cut off so as not to hit the shield. That is just wasteful. The battery lasts long enough for me to trim an average size suburban home. If I trim and edge it will not last. But I don't usually edge very often.
My old generic battery powered trimmer died this summer. So I picked one up that fit my existing C3 set of batteries and tools. I was skeptical as to how its power would be, since my old generic one was ok in terms of that. I also got a high cap xcp battery to put it in. I tried it with the lithium battery that came with it, and it was significantly stronger/faster than my old trimmer ever was, then I put in an XCP, and wow, it was crazy. It felt as powerful as a gas trimmer, but with no fuss over maintaining the engine. This thing cut through everything in my yard. It lasts longer than I would expect with the XCP high cap battery, and its very light weight compared to other ones I've tried(mostly generic battery powered).