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San Antonio, TX
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.
Elk Falls, KS
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'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 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 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).
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.
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.
Fort Wayne, IN
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.
Niagara Falls, NY
Saint Paul, MN
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 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.
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
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 am overall pleased with this weed Wacker It is good for the light job of my yard, about an acre. Battery lasts for about an hour per charge. Not as powerful as my old gas one, but much less maintenance.
New Berlin, WI
Prior to purchasing this I was concerned about the battery life after reading some of the reviews. Since I have several from my combo kit and the trimmer came with one I wasn't worried about having to pop in a battery if the one I was using died. I was quite pleased when I was able to edge my driveway, trim around trees, etc. on several occasions after mowing on one battery charge! I have a half acre lot with plenty of trees so I've been getting good use out of it. Power output is fine, the auto-feeder works pretty well, too. My only complaint is how quickly the line wears down, but I'm not exactly careful when edging around concrete, so I probably shouldn't complain. If you want to just pop in a battery and edge your yard, this is a solid option, especially if you have extra batteries anyway.