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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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139 Reviews Write a review
60 Reviewers (43.0%) would recommend this to a friend.
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Praise6 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.
 

audyca74

San Jose, CA

Aug 1 , 2014
via sears.com
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Strong enough for the job

Bought this trimmer to trim several bushes near my house. It did the job and was light to use. Being light was important since I was going to use it for 2 hours none stop.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Anthony1967

New Orleans, LA

Aug 1 , 2014
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Weed trimmer

Very happy with my purchase.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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ihead59

Chesapeake, VA

Jul 30 , 2014
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weedeater

it doesn't do like other weedeater. The other 27cc red was a alot better than this product.


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appleofmyeye12

Piedmont, SC

Jul 29 , 2014
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weedeater

I really needed another weedeater, but I already had purchased a craftsman years ago and I would not settle for anything else because of Craftsman's quality.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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jimdawg

Peach Bottom, PA

Jul 29 , 2014
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poor engineering

Very poor engineering on this piece. The trimmer head rotates the wrong way! When you trim, it throws all the clippings back into the beds and not away from it! HUGE MESS!!! Not only that, it's a big gas hog. My Poulan Pro that was purchased from ******* runs circles around this thing! I will be selling this one.


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Bigdog80233

Denver, CO

Jul 28 , 2014
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Unfortunate

I am a true blue Craftsman product guy, but this is the second trimmer I've had to return in a few months. This one was weak like the 4 stroke I started with, but a little better. But then it wouldn't start after a dozen or so uses. Unfortunately Craftsman just isn't making a trimmer worth the my time.


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Robertjones105

Cibolo, TX

Jul 24 , 2014
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Trimmer is Junk-(Will not buy another from Sears)

I purchased this item on 6/17/2014 from the refurbished items shelf. The salesperson assured me that it was good as new. The trimmer took almost 10 minutes to start and shuts off when I hit the gas. The salesperson told me that I have 30 days to return it......................iIT WILL BE RETURNED!


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BH1011

Birmingham, AL

Jul 24 , 2014
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DOA

Would not run. Followed instructions exactly and wound up having to return it. Sales personnel were very courteous and helpful with replacing it with differen model which is working fine so far.


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Notpullingallday

Lawrenceville, GA

Jul 23 , 2014
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Don't waste your time unless you can pull crank and cut at the same time

Lifespan 6 months, forget all the crank gimmicks unless you like cranking your weeds down. Second failure from Sears, I wouldn't recommend to the recycle bin as I chunked mine into the garbage. Line disappears requiring reloads, motor fails to run more than 10 minutes at a time, will not idle, will only start with starting fluid. Forget it, I'm going 4cycle, Sears really dropped the ball on these cheap imports.


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ajkenney

Strasburg, OH

Jul 21 , 2014
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Great WeedWacker for the price

We have lots of weeds along our fence line. My husbands spends a lot of time clearing the fence line and this weedwacker has made the job much easier. Lightweight and easy to use!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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