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hendu1747
Aug 12 , 2008
Ergonomical, but battery issues
Bought this trimmer a year ago after my last electric trimmer burnt out. I like the separate positioning angles and lengthening options on this trimmer. I feel that edging can be a bit tricky compared to my last trimmer though. I wish it had some type of wheel guide (attachment) so that I could hold a true line much faster. Recently I have had problems with the battery charger. It shows that my battery is at full charge (even after I have used it to full discharge). Getting another battery charger has been a problem. No stock in the store. Had to go to Parts Center (different store) and they had to order me one. It was $38 plus $10 shipping. Also, the batteries on this thing are steeply priced. They go for around $60. Overall, this is a well built trimmer, just wish that the battery problem never came up. Will update on new one that is coming though.
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cubanhick
Oct 7 , 2008
Never Again!!
This was my first Electric Trimmer and never again will I by another one. The battery Dies before your yard is done and it also doesn't cut well in an area with a lot of trimming. It also takes longer to trim an entire yard compared to the gas trimmers. My father warned me on how bad these things were but I wanted to find out on my own and now after about a month of having this thing i have to return the darn thing. I was trying to retire my 13 yr old trimmer but i have to use it to finish what the electric trimmer couldn't...
 

DtownMike

Novi, MI

Nov 30 , 2013
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Poor Battery Life

You will need to charge the battery before use. I'm disappointed with this purchase.


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DONTBUYTHISCRAP

Louisburg, NC

Sep 7 , 2013
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CRAFTSMAN NAME, NOT CRAFTSMAN MADE

Battery may last 10 min at best. Spool & spool cover broke 1st yr used. Safety guard kept falling off to where I finally pitched it & when I can use this piece of junk, I'm forced to use it without a safety guard. I certainly hope that Craftsman isn't having their products made in China.


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GrannieCool

Jesup, GA

Sep 6 , 2013
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Awesome !

I had a 9" Black & Decker before which lasted a LONG time, but the battery is built in so when it finally dies you have to replace the whole machine. LOVE that this has a replaceable battery ! LOVE how powerful it is ! No, if you are used to gas powered machines, you won't like ANY electric trimmer. I LOVE electric mowers & trimmers, and this one ROCKS.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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pjbcolorado

Parker, CO

Aug 25 , 2013
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Killing Machine

Easy to put togther, easy to use. Works better than I expected, gets the job done with power to spare. Why did I wait so long to purchase it?

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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pgo

Santa Fe, NM

Aug 23 , 2013
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not strong enouhh


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Aug 23 , 2013
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Good price good product

Sales associate did a great job explaining the product and it was on sale which made it very desirable.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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BriJV

Bethesda, MD

Aug 13 , 2013
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Light Duty

Got this for less than $50 on clearance. It does well with normal/light grass. Under powered for heavy/thick grass; it struggles. Only 1 string. Ni-cad battery life not great. This works well for touchup trimming. I have a 15" electric that I use for the heavier work. I wouldn't recommend as a primary/solo trimmer unless you have a very small yard.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Tmkey

Los Angeles, CA

Aug 11 , 2013
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Good Product. Especially for the price

This worked better than I had expected. The battery does not stay charged long enough for very large jobs, but is great for around the yard. I was not disappointed.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Aug 10 , 2013
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18v cordless trimmer

purchased trimmer because of light weight and power. Very satisfied with product except for edging, still use my gas powered unit for edging.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Eagleeleventyone

East Hartford, CT

Jul 27 , 2013
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Great and versatile

Great trimmer / edger. Long battery life

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Jul 26 , 2013
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Product stinks

Have to charge it for 5 hours and get 15-20 minutes of use


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Jul 21 , 2013
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Excellent Unit

Works perfect, easy to use, and lightweight.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Crazedchef53

Porter, TX

Jul 7 , 2013
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Not satisfied

We bought this thinking it would be perfect to take care of the small lawn we have with our Garden Home. A complete disappointment. It won't make it through the front yard with one battery charge and it takes at least 2 charges to get through the back yard. We have two batteries so that isn't the issue. I do not recommend this product.


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Claire_in_Portland

Portland, OR

Jul 3 , 2013
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No guts, no glory

I really wanted a small, light weed eater. This one WOULD have been great except that the battery would wear down in 20 minutes and half way through that the string would keep coming out and getting wrapped around the spool. It is more work, not less.


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rc2012

Tallahassee, FL

Jul 2 , 2013
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Good price but no good!

I bought this trimmer in a bundle pack because it was a good deal. First time trying out a electric/cordless trimmer. I was sold on the weight the rotating head to switch from trimming to edging, the whole nine. Until charging the battery and only getting 10 minutes of battery life. After putting it back on the charger, the light went from red to green in bout 5 minutes. So I let it charge for another 5 hours like the user guide said. Tried it again got the same results. So I took it back got a refund. Now looking for another trimmer, gas one this time. Loved the trimmer but didn't get a chance use it do to the battery. On the bright side of things I did get a good Craftsmen Mower out the deal.


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Jun 29 , 2013
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Wished I would have ordered sooner.

Am very happy with the trimmer. I do wish I could push the start button when holding in left hand.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Mimix7

Perrysburg, OH

Jun 21 , 2013
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Trimmer

I bought this but my husband is using it. He said it works well but the battery loses the power quicker than he would like. He also said the directions say you must discharge the battery 5-6 times before it holds a full charge and he hasn't done. He said it may hold the charge longer after this.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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RAS727

Madison Heights, MI

Jun 5 , 2013
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Poor battery life....

Received as gift, works for about 10 minutes, before needing recharging, thinking about buying another timmer just to get the battery, that way the new trimmer will only cost about $9.


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AshLJ28

Melrose, WI

May 31 , 2013
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Great!

Love the product and the battery has lasted for my entire acre yard.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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kellyz817

Philadelphia, PA

Apr 23 , 2013
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Nice trimmer

This is a nice trimmer but battery doesn't last long.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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vimaln

Marina, CA

Apr 11 , 2013
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waste of money

all my life i had a gas trimmer but finally i thought of giving chance to new technology , and what a mistake i made. this is my worst investment ever. the battery dies out in 20-25minutes and the warranty is for 6 months at sears. after 6months , you will need extended warranty package or " sorry we can't do anything " . i have a small yard and in 6 months i used only once. the second was time was in spring. Buy a gas trimmer, they will last.


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Pastcraftsmanfan

San Bruno, CA

Apr 7 , 2013
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waste of money

I was a diehard craftsman fan for many years. However, within the past ten years their quality has dropped off the map. This trimmer is the last straw for me! I have already exchanged the battery thinking I got a lemon. The new one is just as bad! Ten minute max on battery charge if that. I will throw this one away and replace it with other than craftsman!!!!!


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PapaJon47

Aliquippa, PA

Aug 24 , 2012
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Craftman 18volt line trimmer, Just what my wife wanted!!

I have a Craftman gas power trimmer that I use all the time.  My wife had a battery trimmer which we purchased 10 years ago that she like to use when she helped me with the trimming.  Well the battery wouldn't hold a charge, so I purchased the the Craftman for her.  She loves it, it's lighter, has adjustable length and with the removable battery it works great. 

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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OneGreatChick

Georgetown, KY

Aug 11 , 2012
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Great Cordless Trimmer

<span>I have used electric trimmers for years, but never used a cordless, and am inept at using a gas trimmer.  I bought this yesterday after my 2 y/o electric quit, plugged in the charger last night and was AMAZED at how great this worked tonight.  I am very impressed.  I was concerned that the battery was not going to hold up, but this was on what the manual says is a partial charge and it did everything I needed, trimmed beautifully through a 4 week growth of fence row weed/grass both inside and outside the fence, and never missed a beat!  I would recommend this to anyone.  The ONLY complaint I have is that the grip is a little bit large for a ladies hand, but was manageable.  I am an "older" female with a good knowledge of lawn and hand tools and I would not steer you wrong in this purchase.  </span>

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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jimboston

Ellijay, GA

Aug 10 , 2012
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18 volt cordless weedeater

works great for light duty use, very light easy on the old back, also battery usefull for other craftsman tools, multipurpose!!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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