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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
 

brettg1849

Milwaukee, WI

Apr 27 , 2015
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I Like the **** out of Sears

Just brought this home, Trimmer is excellent cuts as nice as a gas power without the fuss and no more having to pull a cord around if your looking a quick easy fix to trimming needs this is it.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Xenagirl

Santa Maria, CA

Apr 21 , 2015
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xenagirl

I purchased this battery powered string trimmer because I'm tired of messing around with mixing gas and oil for my old one. So much easier and faster.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Jaguarjohnny

Middleburg, FL

Apr 2 , 2015
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Great

Works great has good power

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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lingomaster

San Antonio, TX

Feb 20 , 2015
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Exceeded Expectations

Relocated to SATX after 9 years overseas and was in dire need of something to cut the grass at our rental place. The yard (front and back) isn't big enough to warrant a mower so I opted for a trimmer. Previous experience was with a corded trimmer (220 V) over in Germany and I wasn't impressed with it. Plenty of power but I was always messing with the electrical cable and always re-threading the bump feed plastic line after breaking. So it was only good for lawn edges and not much else. This 19.2 V Cordless C3 Self Feed String Trimmer doesn't have any of those issues. No cord to trip over and the trimmer line doesn't break at all! I get about 45 to 50 minutes of heavy trimming out of the battery so that's excellent. Moreover, I bought some other C3 tools that use the same battery so I always have another battery (these are too expensive to buy on their own) when I need one. For even better cutting results, and a cheaper refill, get the 300-ft. replacement trimmer line (.065" Patented 6 Bladed Shape) and rewind the coil yourself when empty. Only minus point is that the trimmer doesn't come with a carrying strap. Sears will sell you one but its extra ... come on Craftsman ... With that said, this trimmer still deserves 5 stars.


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TheFalls

Elk Falls, KS

Feb 16 , 2015
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String trimmer works!

I have a rather extensive set of C3 tools and associated batteries. We had another trimmer for my wife's use which worked O.K., but the battery life was not adequate. This trimmer uses our existing lithium chloride batteries which give much longer service as well as provide more power than our other unit did. This accomplishes all the trimming we do around our house and acres.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Socia

Beaumont, CA

Jan 13 , 2015
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BEST trimmer

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Jan 12 , 2015
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frustrating trimmer - can not automatically release the cord

the trimmer can not release the cord automatically, so every time I have to manually pull. imagine the frustration!


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ApexRob

Apex, NC

Jan 11 , 2015
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Love It!

I'm so excited to have another C3 tool that shares the same battery system as my other cordless tools. The cordless trimmer is great -- comfortable to hold, and nice and light. I'll be selling my gas-powered trimmer ASAP!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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volpster31

Riverton, NJ

Jan 7 , 2015
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IVE MAD THE SWITCH TO BATTERY POWER

I decided to try lithium battery power instead of oil and gas and ill never look back.this trimmer is very nice and because you can flip the handle its the perfect edger too...i have a decent size yard(not a postage stamp in the city) and it works great for me..the only small issue I have is once the battery isn't at full power,the auto line feed gets a little sketchy.do yourself a favor & get this at the $99 sale price because it includes a lithium battery that would cost you $60 if you had to buy it separately...I made the switch & ill never go back

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Dec 10 , 2014
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Overall not a bad item, could use a little improving.

I purchased this late in the season so my time of use is small. For the time I have used it it seems pretty good with some room for improvement. The power of the unit itself does a good job with overgrown grass around the fence.The major issue I have is the feeding of the string, sometimes it does and sometimes it does not unless you help it (by pulling on it by hand usually works and sometimes requires disassembly). Not sure how to fix this. In all, I would recommend to anyone with areas of overgrown grass to trim (5" tall or so) and don't expect it to work wonders on heavy weeds. Major pro is the fact there are no cords to drag and no gas to add and it starts everytime (assuming battery is charged).

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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JustJackson

Clovis, CA

Dec 2 , 2014
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Such a disappointment!!!!

The whole Craftsman lithium ion line started out great, so great in fact that I replaced a significant number of my yard tools last summer. Just one year of use and then it began, the die off. First it was just one battery that came up defective and would no longer charge, then two and then three. I now have a great supply of dead weight. For the price of these batteries I had much higher expectations.


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SusieC77

Flanders, NJ

Nov 28 , 2014
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Great Trimmer

Easy to handle, light in weight and the power lasts much longer than I thought it would each charge.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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veronaa

Verona, NJ

Nov 21 , 2014
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does the job well

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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WebsterJoe

Webster, NY

Nov 5 , 2014
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Reliable

For peace of mind, I recommend the Craftsman 19.2V Cordless C3 String Trimmer. With no gas or oil mixtures to maintain, and no servicable components to lubricate, this trimmer is more reliable than traditional gas powered machines. Although it doesn't have the power of a gas powered weed wacker, it certainly does have the functionality. It does a nice job simply converting from an edger to a trimmer. As long as you keep the unit charged, it will keep your lawn trimmed nicely. The unit produces about 18 minutes of battery life on a full charge. Although it is part of the C3 platform with more than 30 additional tools available, it is important to remind everyone that no other tools are included with this product.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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BoilerEngineer84

Fort Wayne, IN

Oct 17 , 2014
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Light Duty and Light Weight

Easy to use for wife and kids. Not meant for heavy brush, but great for trimming the edges and sidewalks. The C3 Lithium Ion battery and charger are perfect for ""smart-charging" and hopefully long life use.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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pokey6100

Niagara Falls, NY

Oct 10 , 2014
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this is a great trimmer at a good price. does what I wand it for

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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riversmiles

Pensacola, FL

Oct 7 , 2014
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Just what i needed

its lighweight, easy to adjust and perfect for trimming and edging

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Thuftedal

Saint Paul, MN

Oct 6 , 2014
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Cordless trimmer

Love it! It does a great job, is light-weight and very easy to operate! Having used a gas trimmer in the past that was extremely hard to start (with a pull cord), this one is wonderful!


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Oct 6 , 2014
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Cordless string trimmer

I really like using the trimmer. It is light and very quiet. The non tap string feed is very easy to use. The only minor drawback is the short battery life, but on the bright side, it doesn't take long to charge the battery back.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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budman10

Hollywood, MD

Oct 6 , 2014
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Good Quality But...

I was fed up with the oil/gas mixing and tempermental starting of two stroke units, so went out and bought this because I already have the same batteries for my other craftsman tools and have had good service from them. Sorry to say this unit doesn't have nearly enough power to be considered a serious contender for anything but the very lightest job. Billed as a 12" cutting swath when the automatic line cutter limits the actual swath to 8.5". Although quality seems good as with my other 19 volt craftsman battery power tools, Maybe the 40 volt is what I should have bought instead.


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quewhy

Phoenix, AZ

Oct 3 , 2014
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Don't buy this pretty weed eater !

It eats expensive cord at the rate of a spool per usage. Its battery will not recharge after a year of light use. A total disappointment.


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Oct 1 , 2014
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Second One

This is the second trimmer I have bought, the first one lasted only about two summers. The first one just quick working, it was not the battery because it still worked in my blower. In essence it was cheaper to buy a new one than to get the old one fixed. I like the trimmer, easy to use, change the string, the battery is long lasting but one would think it should last longer than two years. the main reason I bought it again is because there is just not many to choose from in the battery powered trimmers

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Sep 22 , 2014
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cordless trimmer

I bought this item to replace cordless The Worx trimmer. I fell in love with it the first time I used it. It is very easy light and easy to use.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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woopydoopy

Westland, MI

Sep 17 , 2014
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awesome

Great weed wacker. Bought it mostly because I already owned the companion 19.2 v drill. Glad I have them both as they perform great.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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BRFixit

Waterford, WI

Sep 17 , 2014
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Versatile and powerful for home use

Comes with a battery valued at 70 bucks. Easy to assist the shaft length on the fly. Battery lasts long enough to do the whole yard including edging the driveway and along the curb. Cuts gas but won't strip a trees bark.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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