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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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67 Reviewers (45.0%) 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.
 

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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holidaylady

Spokane, WA

Aug 20 , 2014
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Great buy

We got a great buy on this gas trimmer on sale. It works great and changing the trim line is very easy. This trimmer is very powerful and did the job with ease,

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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suzieque1234

Mound, MN

Aug 14 , 2014
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Weedwacker

My Husband loves his new toy[ although it does all of his heavy weeds around our pond ] He put it together in less than 10 minutes with the help of our 10 year old grandson. He gives iy a five star rating.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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GardenerNorm

Denver, CO

Aug 14 , 2014
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Like it a lot!!!

I really like the handle and how you can flip it so its upside down. Makes it real easy to use. Working great so far!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Craftsman_DieHard

North Tonawanda, NY

Aug 12 , 2014
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No Power with weak clutch

After burying my beloved 32cc Craftsman Weed Wacker of 13 years, it was time to go out and get a new Craftsman...boy was I wrong. I owned this "beauty" less than 24 hours before returning it. It started fine, in fact on the second pull. It was lazy to rev up based against my Craftsman leaf Blower and foregone 32cc wacker. I figured that it perhaps had an air bubble in the fuel line so I idled and revved it for 15 mins prior to its maiden voyage. I was alarmed to find the unit had a clutch that will not allow the head to rotate until suitable RPM has been achieved. No Big Deal right?...wrong. With the throttle squeezed, without a load on it the engine sounds labored. immediately upon contact with grass on edges of landscaping the clutch slips and the rotation of head stop. I completed trimming my 1/2 acre yard in twice the amount of time as had to wait for the head unit to catch up and take swipes at grass that was 6" tall. What a joke, Craftsman should be ashamed for degrading their own name. I will not look for a different brand after over 2 decades of Craftsman Brand lawn care products.


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MRSHUFF-Harriman

Harriman, TN

Aug 12 , 2014
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Craftsman - 2 Cycle WeedWacker

we have purchased a lot of weedwackers. This 2-cycle is awesome. The straight shaft with metal head was a selling point. The 4-cycle which was a little more had a plastic head. The single string over having to re-spool new string not only convenient, the range of the gauge of the string you can purchase allows for light to heavy duty trimming. Definitely purchase the recommend canned fuel for this. It starts and runs great. Craftsman products are quality backed with a guarantee. Very pleased with this product.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Triangle

Kaukauna, WI

Aug 8 , 2014
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Works well, seems to lack some power for 2stroke

Seems to work hard to spool up and when running grass always gets wrapped around the neck which has to be removed to continue.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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dalty24

Meta, MO

Aug 8 , 2014
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Not a fan

Very poorly designed. The breather cap is held on by a screw with a cap that is fitted on to it. This cap does not stay on. The cap falls off and the breather then falls off. I have replaced it twice and now use a washer and lock nut on it. The engine also brushes against your arm while holding it and will cut your arm. A sling is almost required to operate.


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Big-John

Saint Paul, MN

Aug 6 , 2014
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Nice-

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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