Specifications & Dimensions
|Accepts Blade Accessory:||Yes|
|Extra Spool Included:||Yes|
|Trimmer Type:||Line trimmers, gas|
|Cutting Swath (in.):||14|
|Assembly Required:||Assembly Required|
|Spool or Line Part Number:||#85908/#85909|
|Bulk Line Part Number:||#85913/#85636|
|Spark Plug Part Number:||85790|
|Job Size:||Small, Medium, Large|
|Speed Start Capable:||Yes|
|Color/Finish:||Black, Powder coated steel frame|
|Fuel Type:||Gas/oil mix|
|Fuel Tank Capacity (qt.):||0.31|
|Starting System:||3 Step|
|Line Feed Type:||Hassle Free|
|Line Exit Type:||Dual|
|General Warranty:||2-Year Consumer/10-Year Shaft|
|CARB Compliant:||CARB Compliant|
|Dimensions and Weight:|
|Item Weight (lbs.):||11.25|
|Shaft Length (in.):||52|
Ratings & Reviews
Trimming Craftsman Curved Shaft Gas Trimmer for Convenient, No-Hassle Lawn Care
The Craftsman 27cc* 2-Cycle Curved Shaft Weedwacker boasts dual crankshaft support for enhanced engine life and reduced vibration. The 27cc full-crank 2-cycle engine is extremely durable. Get push-button starting without pulling thanks to Speed Start™ technology while the Incredi-Pull™ design reduces starting effort with a slow, smooth pull. Easy-to-handle curve shaft design gives users exceptional maneuverability. The trimmer works with the 8-in-1 yard tool attachment system - it can be made an edger, cultivator, blower, brush cutter, hedge trimmer, pole saw, curve shaft with bump head, straight shaft with head for added versatility and time-saving convenience.
Boasting a three-step starting system, the Craftsman Curved Shaft Gas Trimmer starts up easily - simply flip, prime and pull, and you're ready to tackle any job. An aluminum hassle-free cutting head is more durable and easy to load with XQ-shaped .110 in. or .130 in. line. An adjustable contour handle is ergonomically designed for comfort and control.
- The Craftsman 27CC 2-Cycle Curved Shaft Weedwacker is great for small, medium and large jobs A black, powder-coated steel frame is durable and weather-resistant for long-lasting use
- Weighs only 11 lbs. for exceptional maneuverability and portability
- 2-year full warranty protects your investment
- 10-year limited shaft warranty
*As rated by the engine manufacturer
Added on November 04, 2011
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Most Helpful Reviews
I trusted this brand backed up by Sears. Alas! Just few months after the warranty period, two years, it is dead. Does NOT stay running. I am not a heavy user. Of course, Sears is NOT willing to repair the trimmer few months after the warranty has expired. Really frustrating. Stay away from Craftsman brand!
I loved this item, bought the edger attachment to go with it, which was great. Only problem is that I have had problems getting it started, When it starts its a beast, when it doesnt, its frustrating.
AT first, I HATED this trimmer. It was REALLY hard to start. And for some reason, if I shut-down the trimmer in the middle of the job, it was IMPOSSIBLE to restart. I'd have to wait 1-2 hours before it would start again. However, through some miracle, these problems have seemingly resolved themselves and now the trimmer starts and operates 'fairly' well. Maybe it needed an hour or so of use to "break in"??
I used to be a pretty die-hard fan of Craftsman products but their quality is slipping fast. I had a 32cc convertible Craftsman weed-wacker for about 5 years and took average care of if. Since it was an inexpensive model I really wasn't worried about how long it would last and was pretty surprised to get 5 years out of it with a lot of use. I probably only changed the spark plug twice and the air filter once, but I did winterize it. I trimmed the grass, use the edger attachement every other weekend, and even tilled flower beds with the tiller attachment. It held up well for 2-cycle slightly north of $100. Since all good things come to an end the engine started vibrating and eventually seized. I quickly got online and found this intermediate 27cc wacker. I was pretty shocked to see that every other wacker south of $200 had poor reviews. Despite not wanting an engine downsize I went with this one based on reviews for the sake of weight and ergonomics. It started quickly after priming and performed well for roughly three weeks. After three weeks it was very difficult to hot re-start and started having terrible throttle response. It could no longer achieve peak power (audibly easy to hear that it was weak) and overall performed poorly. Given enough patience holding the throttle it would eventually reach enough power to perform the tasks at hand but was extremely frustrating. Fast forward another month and engine would no longer idle and would instantly go lean with increased throttle. The wacker became useless. Since I will no longer be purchasing Craftsman products without perfect reviews (some are still acceptable) I started to tamper with the carburetor (which voids the warranty). It took me about 20 minutes to get the accleration dialed in, the idle stabilized, and the main jet to hold peak power. I'm a younger guy and calibrate engines for a major OEM and usually joke with my older co-workers about how easy they had it when all they had to do was turn a few screws to calibrate a carb. I guess Craftsman now has a bunch of young guys who can't use their smartphone apps to calibrate old technology. Oh, and 27cc is fine for slapping grass but it's too weak for every other attachment. Do not purchase this junk. Spend the money for a reputable stand-alone weed wacker.
Gwynn Oak, MD
I really like this trimmer for it's overall looks and features, such as the "Incredi-pull" easy rope starting and the "Speed Start" electric start feature, as well as the 90 degree setting for edging. Thus a somewhat reluctant 5 stars. But this unit is replacing a Craftsman Weed Wacker which gave me 14 years of service! Given the lack of a more solid feel to the unit in both it's materials and construction (which is inherent in most goods purchased today), I really don't expect to get that kind of service again. Sadly, the once proud Craftsman name has generally suffered from the same degradation in quality. Time will tell if this trimmer is the exception.