Craftsman 29cc* 4-Cycle WeedWacker™ Straight Shaft Gas Trimmer.Item# 07171197000 | Model# 71197
Specifications & Dimensions
|Accepts Blade Accessory:||Yes|
|Extra Spool Included:||Yes|
|Trimmer Type:||Line trimmers, gas|
|Adjustable Trimming Head:||Adjustable head|
|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:||Champion RDZ4H|
|Speed Start Capable:||Yes|
|Color/Finish:||Red, Powder coated steel frame|
|Fuel Tank Capacity (qt.):||0.43|
|Line Feed Type:||Hassle Free|
|Line Exit Type:||Dual|
|General Warranty:||2-Year Consumer/10-Year Shaft|
|Dimensions and Weight:|
|Item Weight (lbs.):||13.5|
|Shaft Length (in.):||57|
Ratings & Reviews
Get a High-Velocity, Powerful Cut with the Craftsman Weedwacker Gas Trimmer
No one wants to spend hours scrubbing grass stains from their legs and pants - that's why Craftsman incorporated a deluxe debris guard in the design for their powerful Craftsman 29cc 4 Cycle Weedwacker Straight Shaft. The wide shield keeps debris like grass, rocks and sticks from slamming into your shins while you slice through overgrown grass and weeds making cleanup and operation much less painful.
Craftsman eliminated mixing oil and gas and cancelled clouds of unburned fuel by insisting this Craftsman Weedwacker Gas Trimmer be powered by a four-cycle engine. No more fooling around with oil, or trying to remember ratios, just gas this weed eater up with the same fuel you put in your car and get to work.With an option of Speed Start™ push button starting, or Incredi-Pull™ technology, this powerful gas trimmer is ready to go at a moment's notice. Not limited to just taking down weeds, this flexible design allows to you direct the high-torque output of the 29cc engine into a variety of tools giving you the options you need to take care of any yard. If you need to clear land or till soil or even take hard-to-reach branches off trees, switch the tool and get the job done with versatility you can depend on.
- Backed by a 2-year warranty and 10-year limited shaft warranty, Craftsman built the Craftsman Weedwacker Gas Trimmer to give you the service you deserve season after season
- Make room in your shed or garage for this powerful tool and get your warm weather done right
- 29cc 4-cycle engine has super-high torque and enhanced performance without mixing gas and oil
- Speed Start™ technology capable with push-button starting and no pulling required
- Incredi-Pull™ system reduces the starting effort with a slow, smooth pull
- Straight shaft offers extended reach and more comfort for taller users
- 8-in-1 yard tool attachment system capable (edger, cultivator, blower, brush cutter, hedge trimmer, pole saw, curve shaft with bump head, straight shaft with hassle-free head)
- Hassle Free™ cutting head is more durable and easy to load with XQ-shaped .110-in. or .130-in. line
- Adjustable, contoured handle with a comfortable ergonomic design
- Deluxe guard provides advanced debris protection
- 2-year full warranty
- 10-year limited shaft warranty
Added on November 08, 2011
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Most Helpful Reviews
I have had this trimmer for three weeks. I did have some of the problems people were frettin about (hard starting, heavy) This is what I have come to realize about this trimmer. 1st cold starting it can be a challenge. What works for me is placing the switch on 1, prime it 10 times and pull 5 times. 2nd turn the switch to 2 and without squeezing the trigger pull til it starts. 3rd let the trimmer idle for a minute or two. Then squeeze the trigger to rev it up. This thing has to be warm to use it. Once its good and warm there are no problems. Replacing the line can be a challenge cause there are often little grooves on the edge of the line making it hard to push in the holes. One side can be more difficult than the other. When the trimmer is good and warm make sure you put the choke on 3. I dont have problems with the unit bogging down on thick grass or weeds. All in all you have to have a lot of patience with this unit.
I have owned 4 craftsman string trimmers. The hassle free line idea is the worst. I use this trimmer to edge my driveway and sidewalk. I can use it only one time and I have to replace the line. When the line is worn down to the point that it has to be changed, you end up throwing half of the string in the trash because it takes that much to feed it through the head. What a waste. It weighs twice as much as my 25cc trimmer but does not have any more power. This is the worst trimmer I have ever owned. Unfortunately I have owned it too long to get my money back. Take my advice and dont waste yours.
Round Lake, IL
Wake Forest, NC
The 29cc 4-cycle weedwacker straight shaft gas trimmer is powerful and versatile enough to accomplish most of your light to medium duty yard work projects. Being able to attach various components for varying jobs is convenient. The 4-cycle feature also allows you to be more efficient by not having to supply yourself with, and mix, more than one container of gasoline.Once you get to know your machine, you will be more confident in starting it as well as its overall operation. Be sure to maintain the machine so it will be there for you when needed.
I probably should have used the brush cutter attachment, but it blew through heavy marsh grass and cattails with the line only. I cleared this brush for about 3 hours before the grass wrapped around the spool and stopped the head cold. Too bad I couldn't find just the replacement gears.. I had to but the entire head for $38.00. Love the trimmer though!
I love not having to mix the gas and oil with the 4 cycle. Unlike a 2 cycle there is no smoke,no nasty smell from burnt oil, no fouling of the plug, the engine doesn't kill if I set it down for a minute and let it idle, nor do I miss the vibration and noise of a 2 cycle. This spring I will be purchasing a 4 cycle leaf blower and chainsaw as well.
Columbia Falls, ME
I've used this as a string trimer about ten times but as a pole saw for hours. The pro's; are this thing really cuts for doing brush such as alders and wild cherry trees this is the cats meow! I can just walk through with the chain saw attachment selective cutting. As for limbing up trees great! Cons; it needs a strap as it does get heavy this should be available from sears but I have yet to find one!!
The Weedwacker worked great the first two times but on the third and four use. It started leaking oil from the air filter. Sears exachanged it without any issue. I have left it in the box since cutting seaon is over.. We give it wack in April...
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