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      Craftsman  27cc* 2-Cycle Straight Shaft WeedWacker™Gas Trimmer.

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      Reg Price: $194.99
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      $166.34

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      Craftsman Club Price $161.49
      Reg Price: $194.99
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      Specifications & Dimensions

      Dimensions and Weight:
      Item Weight (lbs.): 12.75
      Shaft Length (in.): 57
      Product Overview:
      Attachment Compatible: Yes
      Edger Capable: Yes
      Accepts Blade Accessory: Yes
      Edge Guide: No
      Extra Spool Included: Yes
      Shaft Style: Straight
      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
      Lightweight: No
      Anti-Vibration: Yes
      Job Size: Small, Medium, Large
      Speed Start Capable: Yes
      Color:
      Color/Finish: Black, Powder coated steel frame
      Power:
      Motor CC: 27
      Fuel Type: Gas/oil mix
      Fuel Tank Capacity (qt.): 0.31
      Starting System: 2 Step
      Engine Cycles: 2-cycle
      Line:
      Line Diameter: .110/.130
      Line Feed Type: Hassle Free
      Line Exit Type: Dual
      Warranty:
      General Warranty: 2-Year Consumer/10-Year Shaft
      Materials:
      Housing Material: Resin
      Handle Material: Resin
      Certifications:
      CARB Compliant: CARB Compliant

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      Craftsman 27cc Gas Trimmer: Maintain a Lawn You’ll Want to Show Off

      The Craftsman 27cc 2-Cycle Straight Shaft Weedwacker boasts an Exclusive 360-degree rotating handle for enhanced comfort and control.  It's equipped with a full-crank engine desgined to reduce vibration and extend engine life. 

      Featuring Craftsman's Best starting system with the 2-step choke (simply prime and pull) and Incredi-Pull (pulling the rope easier to start), this unit will start up in seconds.  Also featured is Speed Start technology, which eliminates the pull rope allowing for push-button starting capability using any of the 3 optional starters (sold separately).  A Straight shaft design offers enhanced reach and is more comfortable for taller users.  The Universal yard tool attachment system will convert the trimmer into an edger, cultivator, blower, brush cutter, hedge trimmer, pole saw and many more.  An aluminum hassle-free cutting head is more durable and easy to load with XQ-shaped .110 in. or .130 in. line.  A deluxe guard provides advanced debris protection.

        • The Craftsman 27cc 2-Cycle Straight Shaft Weedwacker is great for small, medium and large jobs
        • Easy 2-step starting - Simply prime and pull
        • 27cc full-crank engine - Reduced vibration an extended engine life
        • Exclusive 360 degree rotating handle - Provides superior comfort and control
        • 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
        • Straight shaft - Extended reach and more comfortable for taller users
        • 2-year full warranty protecs your investment
        • 10-year limited shaft warranty

      *As rated by the engine manufacturer

      Added on November 02, 2011

       

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      183 Reviews Write a review
      88 Reviewers (48.0%) would recommend this to a friend.
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      Praise7 found this helpful
      Dansterpower
      May 15 , 2012
      Buy it?Great Performance and an outstanding Interchangeable Tool
      Buy it?Great Performance and an outstanding Interchangeable Tool System I was hesitant to purchase this after reading some of the negative reviews here on Sears. After reading these other reviews, I figured I'd have to spend more money on a Husqvarna or Stihl to get a quality, durable WeedWacker with interchangeable attachments. My 16 year old Craftsman line trimmer developed carburetor problems. I spent $20 trying to fix this old WeedWacker under the assumption that old stuff is built better than new stuff. In this case I was wrong. And the negative reviews were wrong too. This Craftsman 2-Cycle Straight Shaft WeedWacker with full crank is an amazing performer! I love it. I spent about $160 and I feel like I got a great deal and an even better tool. Let me tell you what I like about it. I purchased the drill based version of the "Speed Start." It works great. The WeedWacker fires up in 1 second using this. Amazing! I was blown away! I broke in the new engine for a few minutes alternating between low, mid and full throttle ? this is a good way to break a new small engine in. Then I put the tool to use. Before I tell you how it performed, let me tell you that I shut it off a few times and then used the manual pull-start to fire it back up. From reading some of these reviews here on Sears I thought the unit would be hard starting via the pull start: again, wrong! This top performer fired right up in one or two pulls. Again, I was as happy as I could be. On to performance. This unit has plenty of power. I was very pleased. I cut weeds that were 18 inches tall no problem. I hooked up the optional edger attachment ? The engine had all the power I needed to cut an edge through an inch of dirt. The engine performs fine. Here's why I think some people have problems with these WeedWackers - it's two things really: 1) they don't let the engine warm up before using it and 2) they don't pay attention when squeezing the throttle. It's important to let a small 2-cycle engine warm up both for proper performance for the life of the engine: a lot of professional landscapers and arborists actually use a pyrometer to make sure line trimmer and chain saw engines are warm enough before subjecting them to load. Google this topic and see for yourself. The second point deals with learning how this particular engine responds when you squeeze the throttle: there is a quarter second lag when you gas it from idle. All one has to do is squeeze a bit slowly at first to gently move the engine beyond this lag, then it really takes off and runs powerfully and steadily. The 'hassle free head' will take some getting used to. My 16 year old Craftsman WeedWacker had a bump head. It was nice because I could advance more line when I needed it. This is nice because when I am edging around concrete and curbs I go through a lot of line. With the hassle free head I have to stop and add line, but this only takes 10 seconds and the hassle free head is much more durable. I will use the hassle free head when I am in the weeds and not near concrete. I want a bump head too but I am not going to buy the curved shaft with bump head add on. Instead, and because I am so impressed with this unit, I am going to buy another Craftsman 2-cycle with a straight shaft bump head. This will give me an extra engine and an bump head for about $60 more than the cost of the bump head curve shaft add-on. So to sum up, this is a very high-quality, easy-starting, impressive Craftsman tool ? I like it so much that I have ordered the optional blower, tiller, pole saw and hedge trimmer. It's a keeper and I want all the add-ons for it. I will be using this system for a long time. Because it's from Sears I will always be able to order replacement and repair parts. Buy this WeedWacker ? learn how to start it, warm it up, maintain it. Then practice learning throttle response and how to ease it into tall weeds. If you follow these steps you add operator expertise to what I think is fine lawn tool. I love this WeedWacker. Five Stars! Thank you Sears.
      Criticism10 found this helpful
      yabusa00
      Sep 8 , 2013
      Pitiful
      Don't waste your time. Been using craftsman weed trimmers since 1980. Each design gets cheaper. I purchased this unit got it home put together and liked the look and feel. Put the 3.2 oz of oil to 1gallon of fuel and unit would idle and run high speed but no mid range. Ran it hour or so and no change. Took it back to Sears store and exchanged it for another of the same model and bought the pre mixed fuel. Got this unit home assembled it put the pre mixed fuel in it and had the same results as the first unit, needless to say I ran it full throttle thinking it would correct it self. It ran hot and blew up. Took back to Sears and got a refund. Did have a positive experience with the sales associate he was very professional, Thanks Freddy. I now own my first Husqvarna and problem solved. Just hate that Craftsman is headed downward.
       
      Apr 13 , 2015
      Overall
      Won't stay running.

      I have always trusted Sears products but this is one that Sears should be ashamed of. I bought this at the end of last Summer with disastrous results. It won't stay running, "IT WON'T STAY RUNNING" ! I've adjusted the carb with no changes in the bog down attitude. Sears should take care of their loyal customers and fix this widespread problem or give a refund or an exchange. At the very least, Sears Do Something to keep your customers....LOYAL.


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      lodieperez

      Kingsville, TX

      Apr 13 , 2015
      via sears.com
      Overall
      shaft weedwacker gas trimmer

      No power for the high price paid. Thinking of returning it, keeps turning off.


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      DiyPandaFamily

      Yelm, WA

      Apr 6 , 2015
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      Straight out of the box

      We just moved into a house and the previous renters really let the backyard go!!! The backyard is roughly 3,600sqft and the grass was about 3.5ft tall, with all sorts of weeds everywhere. So there was no way I was going to be able to mow it. I purchased this in store, and right out of the box assembly was super simple. I filled it with the gas you can buy at sears, and it started right a way, and surprisingly it literally cut about 3,000sqft off of one tank! And I was running it on high the entire time, and it took about an hour and a half before it ran out of gas. I did have to replace the weed eater line once, but thats because I hit a really thick stump that was hidden in the grass. I noticed some people complained that you are only able to run it on high with no low speed setting, which I kind of noticed. But I was not wanting/ trying to run it on a low setting, and I don't ever think I would want to run it on a low speed. I was hoping I could post pictures, to show the before and after. But all in all it made really nice clean cuts, it got the job done, I didn't need any special attachment. I am defiantly happy with my purchase, and I'm sure you will too. And if your worried about it not working or breaking in a few months, don't be a cheapskate and spend the extra 30-40 dollars for the 2-3yr extended warranty. And if you purchase an item and don't get the extended warranty and lose the receipt don't get mad at the place you bought it from if it breaks. Don't be an idiot and lose your receipt, and realize that MFR warranty doesn't really cover much.

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      BKHTX

      Henrietta, TX

      Apr 6 , 2015
      via sears.com
      Overall
      Worst Trimmer Ever

      I bought this trimmer thinking I was buying the usual great craftsman product. Boy was I wrong! This is the worst weedeater I have ever owned. Once you get it started ( it takes a while) you have to stop and replace the string after minimal trimming. It has to be run full throttle to cut any weeds.. Constant string replacement.. This trimmer has more one star ratings than five stars for a reason, Don't buy it! I wish there was a zero star rating! This trimmer deserves it!


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      PAYNEGANG

      San Antonio, TX

      Apr 1 , 2015
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      Overall
      An excellent tool. Detachable head for other tools

      The straight edge makes it easier to use.

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      eliz2828

      McAllen, TX

      Mar 16 , 2015
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      craftsman

      is weed eater is amazing. Bought it as a gift for my husband he lives using it to get a great finish after mowing the yard. My yard is always getting compliments and people are always asking my husband how he always gets a nice finish. Sorry for any typos I'm using my phone for this rating.

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

      The reviewer indicated they are affiliated with this product. The reviewer indicated they received a sample of this product.
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      Mar 12 , 2015
      Overall
      Don't buy this product

      I have had similar problems as others with operating only at full speed with nothing in between also with the over heating, the worst thing is that the air filter cover continually falls off because the screw does not stay tight and I have replaced the complete air filter housing at my own expense and had the same problem. Unfotunately Sears has denied me anything because I have lost my receipt, it was purchased in July of 2014 and is to have a two year warranty, I am still waiting for craftsman to take care of this problem either correct the issue or replace it, it is your product and you need to stand behind it. I'm ready to throw this piece of junk in the trash and just pay more for a quality product. This is a complete disipointment.


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      firedude

      Brownsville, TX

      Feb 24 , 2015
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      5 star!

      After much research I settled on this Craftsman gas trimmer. I followed the step by step instructions and had no issues starting this bad boy. It is powerful and a clear upgrade from my older trimmer!

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      Sdsu

      San Diego, CA

      Feb 17 , 2015
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      Trimmer

      Works well. Exactly what we needed for edging and weed whacking.

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

      The reviewer indicated they are affiliated with this product.
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      mendozia72

      Round Rock, TX

      Dec 29 , 2014
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      Overall
      Heavy duty & professional

      I bought this for residential lawn jobs beginning in the fall when the weather was cold. I've used it 3 times since. The trimmer head got kind of hot one time, so that concerns me as I live in Texas. Also, at 5'6", it's kind of big for me when I have to hold it awkwardly in a higher position when trimming some certain lawn areas. I think this is advertised as the "right fit for a tall person", just an FYI, but it is manageable. Other than that, it trims nice and edges the sidewalk area with a professional look - if the lawn was already decently maintained. Has good power and I like the attachment options plus its ability to take remove the attachment easily.


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