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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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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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72 Reviewers (46.0%) 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.
Criticism9 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.
 

DanielJadick

Soquel, CA

Sep 18 , 2014
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This product is marginal at best...

It came out of the box with a broken part. The lever that allows for the blade angle adjustment was broken and laying in the bottom of the box. The product did NOT appear to be used prior. Breakage likely caused by poor packaging / handling in transit. Difficult to start. On first use for 20 minutes there was no middle speed available. It had to run at idle or full speed, otherwise it would bog and stall. After 60 minutes and when it's quite well warmed up, it will have a middle speed range. Vibration: too much. It causes fatigue and loss of control of the machine after 30 minutes. I will be returning this item and trying another brand. Disappointed in the Craftsman Brand.


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Stelzer

Llano, TX

Sep 15 , 2014
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Good Trimmer

Lot's of power, quiet running, and easy to start. Really enjoyed this product the first time I used it!!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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NCfam

Indian Trail, NC

Sep 9 , 2014
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Great product

I bought this to replace an older trimmer. Works great and is easy to use.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Sep 3 , 2014
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This product was everything I imagined it to be.

This weed whacker is truly worth every dime I paid for it. Putting it together was very easy, starting it was almost flawless, it had a descent delay mode that allowed me enough time to get it in the position I wanted it in to start working. I am very satisfied.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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DCDOUGLAS

Madisonville, LA

Sep 2 , 2014
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Wrked grt 1st.Chg edger. Grt.Chg to trimmer,failed to work.Back to get fixd

Trimmer worked great. Chg to edger, great. Chg to trimmer, failed to work. Trimmer would not turn. Need to bring back to get fixed. Frustrating.


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kbm10772

Ormond Beach, FL

Sep 2 , 2014
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New Trimmer

I've only used it twice but, so far I like it. The trottel works different than my old one so it is going to be a while getting use to it. So far it works great. Comes with red a black line. The red does'nt last long if your trimming around fence are something like it.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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redbones711

Collegeville, PA

Aug 28 , 2014
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Typical 2 year life

This weed wacker worked ok for 2 years and like every other weed wacker and leaf blower (craftsman) it last 2 years and dies. I don't have the know how to figure out the problems when they stop running and its too expensive to get someone too look at it.


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Aug 28 , 2014
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weed eater

I have bought several of these over the years but the craftsman seems to suit me the best. love the way you load the new string now. they seem to hold up longer than most of the other brands out there.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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cblohrey

Saratoga Springs, NY

Aug 20 , 2014
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do not recommend!

engine stopped working, Compression problem?


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tribemanGood

Hoffman Estates, IL

Aug 20 , 2014
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Good Product

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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