Craftsman 27cc* 2-Cycle Curved Shaft WeedWacker™ Gas TrimmerItem# 07171117000 | Model# 71117
Specifications & Dimensions
|Dimensions and Weight:|
|Item Weight (lbs.):||11.25|
|Shaft Length (in.):||52|
|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|
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 Universal 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
- Easy 3-step starting - Flip, prime and pull
- 27cc full-crank engine - Reduced vibration and extended engine life
- Speed Start Technology - Push-button starting with no pulling required
- Aluminum Hassle Free cutting head - Easy to load with XQ shaped .110/.130 in. line diameter
- Universal yard tool attachment system - Converts the trimmer into an edger, pole-saw, hedge trimmer, blower, cultivator, power broom and many more
- Curve shaft - Lightweight and great for edging
- 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
Johns Island, SC
The Craftsman 27cc 2-Cycle WeedWacker is a great value for the price. The replaceable trimmer lines are sturdy and easily cut through medium to large sized brush/weeds/etc.
San Antonio, TX
LIGHT WEIGHT AND A LITTLE SMALLER COMPARED TO THE HEAVIER AND MORE EXPENSIVE CRAFTSMAN MODELS. STILL A LITTLE HARD TO START BUT OVERALL THIS IS A PRETTY GOOD TRIMMER FOR THE MONEY SO FAR BUT ITS ONLY BEEN A COUPLE WEEKS, ONLY TIME WILL TELL
Saint Petersburg, FL
I have used the trimmer 5 times. I use synthetic fuel to make sure the engine is not damaged. I replaced a trimmer because it would not start easily or idle well. I will be more careful maintaining this one. It is easy to pull start. The strings last and are easy to change.
After many years of faithful service my old string trimmer died. Having owned only one trimmer in my life, I was at a loss about how to choose another one. After several weeks of researching trimmers in my spare time while the edges of my lawn got longer and longer, I broke down completely. I asked my wife for advice. The first advice she gave me was I better not spend over $150 - that meant 4 stroke machines were out of the question - as were the ones that could be called a bush hog on a stick. The next bit of advice was it had to be on sale. This trimmer met her requirements so we bought it. It was packaged well and the instructions made it easy to assemble. There was really nothing to it - I mostly looked at the pictures once or twice and put it together. It came with a little bottle of 2 stroke oil - and I do mean a little bottle. I usually mix my gas in a 2 gallon can, and there was not enough oil to make 2 gallons of 40:1 mix. Maybe some people have one-gallon gas cans, but I haven't ever seen one. I mixed the gas, filled the tank, and prepared to do battle with the starter. This trimmer has some kind of a gear mechanism on the starter so I didn't have to yank it very hard. Hit the primer bulb 'till I saw gas, put the choke on, pulled it once to see what it felt like, and prepared to pull in earnest. Here's the good part: It started on the second serious pull and idled smoothly until it warmed up. I took the choke off and started trimmimg. My old trimmer used a double line from a spool and had a bump feeder. This trimmer uses something that I had never seen before - looks like red and white spaghetti twisted together. I haven't seen how much these gizmos cost, but I am glad that there were extra ones in the box. How did it trim? It seemed to work a little better than my old trimmer. It cleaned off the sided of my flower bed - a job that used to tear my line to pieces. I trimmed my whole yard and I couldn't even tell that the string gizmo had been used. Other reviews complained about how hard this trimmer was to start and how it was not balanced very well. Mine started right away, and it was a little heavy in the front. It feels very solid in my hands. It doesn't have a place to hook my shoulder harness. I haven't had it very long and I have only used it once, but it does a nice job and is easy to use. I don't think it will require much attention in the future. I would have given it 5 stars if it came with a harness.
This should be marketed as an aerobic exercise tool. I followed the directions and spent 15 minutes tugging to finally get it to start. Once I started to use it, I had to change the cutting line every 5 minutes mas it wore away almost immediately. I am glad I can return this jun k and but a brand that will actually work.
The trimmer works great. It does its job better than I expected. It's a tad heavy, but we knew it would be. The biggest issue I had was the vibration. I constantly had to swap arms just to get the job done and was sore for days afterwards. I had someone else come mow the next time and they commented on how badly it vibrated as well.
Warner Robins, GA
I bought this one because they recommended me to get this one at sears. Once i got and try to use it. it took my 2 hour and 30 minute to operate but did not turn on and i got shoulder pain because constantly pulling things. I did try it next day then again next day. but not response at all. Now i will return those product to them. Please don't get this and stay away from this product and pain in the joint....
I recently purchased a Gas powered Craftsman 2-cycle Curved Shaft WeedWacker at Sears The salesman was so extremely helpful. I am a petete woman and he helped me pick the right one for me, it is light enough to be able to get the job done without having to rest every few minutes, it also has a curved shaft for easier handling and best of all it has less steps to start it. Those men know their merchandise and can explain it in simple terms, they understood my needs and were willing to take the time to explain all the features and how they would benefit my needs. I am pleased with my purchase and could not have made the choice without the help of the knowledgeable and courteous men in the garden department.
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