Craftsman 25cc* 2-Cycle Straight Shaft WeedWacker™ Gas TrimmerItem# 07171147000 | Model# 71147
Specifications & Dimensions
|Dimensions and Weight:|
|Item Weight (lbs.):||10.75|
|Shaft Length (in.):||57|
|Accepts Blade Accessory:||No|
|Extra Spool Included:||No|
|Trimmer Type:||Line trimmers, gas|
|Cutting Swath (in.):||17|
|Assembly Required:||Assembly Required|
|Spool or Line Part Number:||#85848|
|Bulk Line Part Number:||#85904/#85621/#85614/#85910|
|Spark Plug Part Number:||85790|
|Speed Start Capable:||No|
|Color/Finish:||Gray, Powder coated steel frame|
|Fuel Type:||Gas/oil mix|
|Fuel Tank Capacity (qt.):||0.31|
|Starting System:||Traditional 7 Step|
|Line Diameter:||.095 in.|
|Line Feed Type:||Bump|
|Line Exit Type:||Dual|
|General Warranty:||2-Year Consumer/10-Year Shaft|
|CARB Compliant:||CARB Compliant|
Ratings & Reviews
WeedWacker Gas Trimmer Gets It Done Faster
The 2-Cycle Straight Shaft WeedWacker is dream yard equipment - it's quiet, easy to start, lightweight, powerful and big enough to get the job done faster so you can get back to enjoying your weekend.
With a gigantic 17-inch cutting swath, the WeedWacker gas trimmer makes quick work of routine trimming and annual clearing. The straight shaft lets you reach and cut farther, while making the WeedWacker more comfortable for taller users. It's gas-powered, so you're free to move, not tripping all over extension cords. An oversize guard provides advanced debris protection and helps ensure that you're whacking weeds rather than shins, while the dual-line bump-and-go head keeps you moving. A dream machine for your chores, bring home this Craftsman, and get the job done fast.
- Cycle Straight Shaft WeedWacker is durable, lightweight and easy to use. It requires mixing gas and oil 40:1
- Incredi-Pull starting system is engineered to reduce the starting effort. Use a slow, smooth pull instead of a strenuous yank
- The 57 in. straight shaft extends the reach and makes the WeedWacker more comfortable for taller users
- A dual line bump cutting head easily advances trimmer line. Just bump and go
- The adjustable handle's ergonomic design is built for comfort
- Cut weeds, not legs. A deluxe guard gives you advanced debris protection
- The WeedWacker comes with a full two-year warranty and a limited 10-year warranty on the shaft
Added on November 04, 2011
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Most Helpful Reviews
I'm not a great fan of anything Sears with a motor, but I wanted to try a straight shaft trimmer. I crossed my fingers & decided to give this one a try. It started on the fourth pull out of the box & has never taken more than three pulls when cold since. It has always started on the first pull when hot. Power is sufficient for any normal use. I've had it about 4 months & am perfectly happy with it. My neighbor used it twice & bought one for himself. (Made me happy for that) I'm not sure when my curved shaft Steihl will be used again.
San Francisco, CA
I am an engineer who has tested products for Sears and many tool manufacturers in the past. 1. The guard is larger than necessary because it is a universal design for both right and left hand rotation. This allows them to use same guard for other models. It kinda gets in the way/bulky. 2. Instead of following the directions for easy start which takes so many steps.....I decided into figuring why.......essentially, you flood the engine, clear it out again and then start it because the priming bulb needs to fill when empty. Its also for people who want to pull gently............Alternatively, follow the instructions, except pump bulb 3 times(u should see fuel in bulb). It will start and die after one or two good pulls. Then switch lever to 2 position and pull again. It should start and stay on,,,,,,,,after 30 seconds switchto positon 3.....This the way my homelite worked for 23yrs. 3, Its a tad louder than my homelite sx-135. I might want to put a bigger muffler on it. 4. Straight shaft is nice because when I let off the throttle the head stops spinning. Its safer to start and run at idle without the head always spinning. 5. It uses the exact same parts for the head of my homelite sx-135, except it uses .095 line instead of .080. The thicker line on this unit is better as you don't need to keep bumping the **** to get more line. 6. Bought a bump it II, head so I can load line faster. This one works but not as easy to wind as the early design version. Earlier design wound more easily but after installation, the line could not be cut since the head protruded too far. Now it works properly with the cutter, but winding the string is more difficult. I hope the unit will last as long as my homelite. Only reason I bought the craftsman was the reviews indicating it starts well. Homelite product has had negative reviews on starting. Its all in the carburetor. My homelite still works fine, but some the parts are getting expensive and poorly made. Parts are interchangeable between homelite and this unit. (head)........ I keep having to replace the bump **** since there is so little plastic. They changed the design to be so cheap and now it has to be replaced. If they don't make a better one soon, im gonna make one and sell it myself. How about a metal one or thicker plastic one! Not everyone bumps on soft grass!
This is the second one that I have owned. I ran the 1st one about 10 years until I killed it from overuse, for my personal property. Never had a problem with it. I am expecting the same thing from this one.
San Lorenzo, PR
I have purchase the craftman weed trimmer and it works very good, is strong enough and it is very easy to use and to strat, i have use the electric weed eaters and they keep burning, with the gasoline craftman trimmer i just keep timming with out worrying about it burning on me
The reviewer indicated they received a sample of this product.
Newbury Park, CA
I bought this trimmer, used it once, and returned it immediately. Where the end of the shaft meets the spinning head, there is a opening for grass to get sucked into and tangled in. The first and only time i used it, i spent more time digging grass out of it with my knife then i did actually using it. When i returned it, they said most straight shaft trimmers on the market today have this same design, and the only way to get away from that design is to buy a more exepensive trimmer, like a Husqvarna or a Stihl. I went out shopping for a different trimmer after returning this, and sure enough, they were correct. So i went and bought a Stihl FS 56 RC. Yes, i spent more then twice as much on the Stihl then what i spent on this trimmer,($220 to be exact) but it was (is) worth every penny! My 10 year old mcculloch, which barely stays running anymore, has an entirely different, and much better design. Until they change the design on these, in my opinion, they're garbage.
I've used the trimmer for about a month and am pleased with the purchase. I moved to a house where a lot more trim work was required so wanted a reliable straight shaft trimmer. It's easy to start and runs well. Remember to buy some extra line because what it comes with doesn't last long.
East Weymouth, MA
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