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Snyderman
May 8 , 2013
Works as well as my old gas n oil weed trimmer
Craftsman model#CR2050 with the Lithium-ion Battery. Its much more lighter than the gas powered ones, its shaft and handle is adjustable along with an adjustable pivoting head. I charged up the battery and it worked great. Its speed and power is the same as my old gas weed trimmer without the noise and smoke. I love the fact that its ready to work instantly. The only negative is the automatic line feed that needlessly puts out additional line when not needed and then it gets cut off and wasted. A quick fix is to pop off the red plastic line cap and simply place a ?? thick foam circle on top of the spool and place the red cap back on. This foam will prevent the line from automatic feeding. You can use a kitchen sponge or whatever you got lying around. Also I did not install the black plastic line guard which has the line cutter blade because its not needed and only adds weight to the tool. Note: The line feed on my previous gas trimmers never worked either.Still gets 5 STARS!
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Rocketmagic
Jun 2 , 2014
Run
The weed eater and battery stopped working after the 90 day return policy.....too bad because it worked well up till then
 

eor1222

Altadena, CA

Jul 6 , 2015
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Great for small lawns!

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.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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nikpump

Jacksonville, FL

Jul 2 , 2015
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craftsman 19.2 cord C3 string trimmer value and reliability, light to use

excellent

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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donm47

Walled Lake, MI

Jun 29 , 2015
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Great Trimmer

Runs longer than previous trimmer on one charge. Charges quickly. Good power.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Joes6T6

Lombard, IL

Jun 29 , 2015
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Great Trimmer for Residential Use

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 would recommend this product to a friend.

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Jun 25 , 2015
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Good

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Deekar

Hilliard, OH

Jun 24 , 2015
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Battery is a problem

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)


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pueblogary

Pueblo, CO

Jun 19 , 2015
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Makes my life so much more relaxed!

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 would recommend this product to a friend.

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Jun 18 , 2015
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19.2V Cordless C3 String Trimmer

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.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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pwhite5560

Waukesha, WI

Jun 18 , 2015
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Cool

SO far works good

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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OrlandPark

Orland Park, IL

Jun 18 , 2015
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Home Owner

Works well for small jobs around the yard.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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jscaptura

Watkins Glen, NY

Jun 16 , 2015
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Works as advertised.

More convenient than an electric trimmer.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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136743

Savona, NY

Jun 15 , 2015
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Great Unit

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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Jame2015

Batesville, IN

Jun 15 , 2015
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good

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.


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andy4560

Union Hill, IL

Jun 15 , 2015
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cordless trimmer

great battery life

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Jun 12 , 2015
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Excellent

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!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Xstitcher68

Cedar Falls, IA

Jun 10 , 2015
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Pleased with String Trimmer

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.


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Rburma

State College, PA

Jun 5 , 2015
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Love this tool!

I needed a small lightweight trimmer to do close work around my flower beds. This is the perfect fit for me...lightweight and easy to start.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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rowda

Milwaukee, WI

Jun 5 , 2015
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19.2v Cordless Trimmer

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 .

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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LaurieKPA

Altoona, PA

Jun 4 , 2015
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19V Cordless Trimmer

I assembled this myself in just a few minutes. It was easy to assemble and works great. The battery charges up quickly. I also like the self feeding string.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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ktkeith

Tallahassee, FL

Jun 4 , 2015
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Terrible Battery Life

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.


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jhawkfan

Dothan, AL

Jun 2 , 2015
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Poor piece of equipment

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.


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NorrisSmith

Barberton, OH

Jun 2 , 2015
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Poor Quality Motor Died

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.


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saltyblue

Gibsonia, PA

Jun 2 , 2015
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Works good for small jobs

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.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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May 22 , 2015
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My hubby couldn't be any happier.LOVES Everything about this trimmer. A++++

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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stickie1

Poughkeepsie, NY

May 20 , 2015
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Great and Easy

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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