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Pompano Beach, FL
Won't start after owning it for a little over a year. Used it about a dozen times on my 1/4 acre lot. Batteries are fine, still using them for my other C3 tools. Fairly lightweight trimmer that performed decently until it stopped working.
I bought this for my dad, because I liked mine so much. I have had one just like this for the past 3 yrs. I have a fairly large yard, and it easily trims the entire perimeter and house in one charge. If you have a lot of edging to do, you might want to have another battery on hand. depending on what type of grass/weeds you have, it takes a lot of juice.
Purchase for my wife to use instead of corded electric. close to the house. Very convenient using 19.2 C3 same as my shop tools and light weight.
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Feeding Hills, MA
works great, battery operation much improved with lithium battery. try not to run continuous, use short bursts for a few mioments thereby prolongs life to complete tasks. easy too clean up and rotate for edge usage. Worth to get the added protection plan. recommend to use unit to ensure no defects during 90 days, definitely read the directions most beneficial. easy to assemble, use the pre cut line blade pkg or you can buy the line reel and thread on reel if desired.
In truth, I bought this one mainly for the pair of batteries it came with (a special release added a 2nd LiIon battery to the kit). But, when I tried the string trimmer out, I found that it really does a job far better than I'd have expected. A normal sized lawn can be quickly edged and preened with a single charge in a very short time with this unit. All the hassle of cords for electric units, or the pains of getting gas units to start and run smoothly are gone, meaning I'm about done with the chore before I used to be ready to start with earlier units I've owned. Plus, it's quiet, has no gas fumes, and surprisingly light and well balanced and adjustable. Doesn't even require 'bumping' to advance the string. Overall, a great unit, and a welcome addition to my C3 toolset.
Rio Grande, PR
This thing is freaking awesome, felt weird at the beginning but after a couple of minutes you'll get it. Mine came w/2 batteries. Out of the box charge will last like 15 mins, after fully charged... WOW! My previous trimmer (RIP Gasoline Weedwacker 358.795543) was very powerful, this little gnome is not as powerful, but is adequate and believe me, is quite powerful this little buddy, feather light and like my previous gas trimmer, just twist it and viol?, you have an edger, something Craftsman is missing from their newer gas line up. I'm very, very happy and satisfied.
O Fallon, IL
If you want to get rid of the cord and don't like using gasoline for your lawn trimmers, then get this light weight rechargeable trimmer. It's great for your back and does a nice job on the edges of your lawn
El Paso, TX
I like it because it is lightweight and easy to use
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This product is very well made, everything that craftsman makes I have been very satisfied with. Sears is also a great place to shop, the sales people are always friendly and are a great help.
The trimmer line is not long enough I must get very close to the grass to do any good. The battery life is great much better than my last cordless trimmer. I must say my old B&D trimmer was much easier to use and did a better job but the battery did not last.
Great that it comes with a battery. Other products that have the battery as an option make buying them senseless even if you already have tools using batteries. You just add another tool that takes away from ones you already have. Would not have bought it if it did not come with the battery as many other tools I pass up.
The gas weed eater I just got rid of was perfectly balanced which made it easy to trim the whole yard. The craftsman is a little front end heavy which makes the forearms do a good bit more work. However I need the exercise and love the cordless, electric weed eater. The battery lasts long enough to do at least a 1/4 acre lot with trees and flower beds. Overall I like it, and once my forearms get built up, I'll love it. : )
Clinton Township, MI
We bought a C3 trimmer two months ago and have had no problems with it so far. I've found that battery life is as good or better than expected and that even though it is sold as a light to medium duty trimmer I have used it to cut some pretty serious weeds around my raspberries. Even doing heavy duty work like that the battery lasted 25 minutes. So far the automatic string advance has worked properly too. A really good tool!
I've been using this trimmer for 2 summers now and love it. I bought 2 more batteries thinking they were getting old and not holding a charge. Now I think I have a short in the handle area!!!!!!!!!!! I've gotten it to work on and off the last 2 uses, but tonight it died! I know the batteries are good as have other tools that use the 19.2v batteries. I don't abuse it at all. Shouldn't this trimmer last more than a summer and a half?!?!?!?
Love the cordless functionality. Battery goes after around 20 minutes, so a spare is essential for longer jobs. Buy another C3 product that comes with a battery and you'll be all set. The wire design is nice as it automatically extends every time you pull the trigger. This is much better than previous models with fixed length wires that you had to swap out by hand every time it got too short (I'd have to do that 5 or 6 times to get all the way around my fence). Now with a spool that automatically extends, I don't even have to think about it.