Specifications & Dimensions
|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:||2 Step|
|Line Feed Type:||Hassle Free|
|Line Exit Type:||Dual|
|General Warranty:||2-Year Consumer/10-Year Shaft|
|CARB Compliant:||CARB Compliant|
|Dimensions and Weight:|
|Item Weight (lbs.):||12.75|
|Shaft Length (in.):||57|
Ratings & Reviews
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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Most Helpful Reviews
Grand Junction, CO
I read that people had trouble with the grass clogging around the head but I figured I would give them a chance and found to my disappointment that the reports were accurate. I was stopping way too often to clear the clog. If you use it only for lawn grass it would be fine but any tall wiry grass just doesn't work...I am disappointed.
Marco Island, FL
very hard starting..and...if you can get it to start it will stall out. returned it to sears for "repair or replace" in-warranty service. called sears service 800# and could not get a stright when i would it back. the shaft rusted after 6 months and i had to sand it and re-paint it with rust-oleum.
fresh out the box it looks good. i wouldn't want any less power. seems just enough juice for my large lot. i went through 2 strings while doing my first trim, but if it had a spool, I don't see this as being a problem, or excessive, though just keep in mind that you will have to manually change the string, and not just tap the end. (just takes a minute to refill). after extensive research, the reason I went with the craftsman was the extended warranty. spend the extra $40.00, and have pice of mind, drive the thing into the ground (you know you will) and they cover everything. (for the record, I don't ever buy warranties.). Will update after I run it through it paces.
I used this weed eater for two days, until the plastic trigger broke off inside the shaft. I tried to return the item for a replacement, but by the time I found my receipt and made the 40 mile drive to the store, the 30 day return policy expired by 10 days; so it was sent in for repairs. I had purchased this item back in June. It is now September, and I still do not have a weedwacker that I purchased from Sears. I really regret purchasing this weedwacker. First, I only got to use it for two days this season. Second, the quality was just not there. Long grass would get tangled up in the shaft, and the trimmer line would wear down when cleaning up the grass along the curb. I really miss having a spool feeder. What is most disappointing has been the long service delays and poor customer service.
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.
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