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Craftsman  WeedWacker™ Gas Trimmer 25cc* 2-Cycle Straight Shaft

  Item#  07171119000 | Model#  71119
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Reg Price: $159.99
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$123.49
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Specifications & Dimensions

Dimensions and Weight:
Item Weight (lbs.): 11
Product Overview:
Attachment Compatible: Yes
Edger Capable: Yes
Accepts Blade Accessory: Yes
Edge Guide: Yes
Extra Spool Included: Yes
Shaft Style: Straight
Trimmer Type: Line trimmers, gas
Adjustable Trimming Head: Adjustable head
Cutting Swath (in.): 14
Assembly Required: Assembly Required
Spool or Line Part Number: #85908
Bulk Line Part Number: #85636
Spark Plug Part Number: Champion RDJ7J
Adjustable Shaft: Yes
Lightweight: No
Anti-Vibration: No
Job Size: Small, Medium
Speed Start Capable: Yes
Color:
Color/Finish: Red, Powder coated steel frame
Power:
Motor CC: 25
Fuel Type: Gas/oil mix
Fuel Tank Capacity (qt.): 0.31
Starting System: Incredi-Pull/Flip-Prime-Pull
Engine Cycles: 2-cycle
Line:
Line Diameter: .110
Line Feed Type: Hassle Free
Line Exit Type: Dual
Warranty:
General Warranty: 2-Year Consumer/10-Year Shaft

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Get Going With Versatile Weed Wacking Power

Lightweight and always ready to go with the Incredi-Pull™ and optional Speed Start™ systems, the Craftsman 25cc Straight Shaft Weedwacker™ will take down stands of tall grass and weeds, slicing quickly and easily through dense growth. With the included Hassel Free™ head, it works silently, reducing both wind and cutting resistance while lasting many times longer than normal string trimmer line.

With an interchangeable shaft, this weed whacker not only services your lawn, but it adapts with seven separate attachments to help you take care of multiple spring, summer and fall chores. Swap to the pole saw to take care of dead branches, the edger head for neat trimming around sidewalks, the brush cutter to clear land or the cultivator to turn your yard into garden space. With many options to choose from, it's easy to get the job done.

Backed by a 10 year limited shaft and 2 year full warranty, Craftsman built this versatile weed trimmer to take care of your yard or small farm for many season to come. Clear out those old machines and get the kind of tool that will not only save you space, but help you get more out of every season.

  • 25cc* 2-cycle engine — Durable and lightweight (requires mixing gas and oil 40:1)
  • Speed Start™ technology capable — Push-button starting with no pulling required
  • Incredi-Pull™ starting system — Recoil design engineered to reduce the starting effort with a slow, smooth pull
  • Straight shaft — Extended reach and more comfortable for taller users
  • Universal 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). Adds versatility and saves time
  • Hassle Free™ cutting feed — Easy to load with XQ shaped .110 in. line
  • Easy 3-step starting — Flip, prime and pull
  • Adjustable contour handle — Ergonomic design allows for more comfort and control
  • Deluxe guard — Advanced debris protection
  • 2-year full warranty
  • 10-year limited shaft warranty
  • *As rated by engine manufacturer

Added on November 04, 2011

 

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137 Reviews Write a review
68 Reviewers (50.0%) would recommend this to a friend.
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Praise4 found this helpful
QuinnFromWA
Apr 18 , 2013
Excellent trimmer
I own a landscaping business and this tripper can take down the toughest grass and brush. It is very easy to assembly and able to breakdown if you want to travel w/ it. The line is super easy to replace unlike most bump trimmer heads. The trimmer starts like a charm. I recommend getting the XQ .95 line it cuts better and will save you time on having to replace the line in the spool. The only 2 downsides are the weight, it is a pretty heavy trimmer so get the sling attachment. It goes through gas pretty fast. one bonus is that you can easily make adjustments to the carb to change your throttle speeds. I highly recommend getting this trimmer.
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orchidman221
Feb 18 , 2014
Bad Product
After assembling it, added gas mixture and primed per instructions. After about 20 pulls it still wouldn't start, primed it again and after another 15 pulls it finally started. It ran rough but I was able to trim part of my lawn. The following day tried to start it and after about 20 pulls it still wouldn't start so I packed it up and returned. I figured it was just a bad unit so I exchanged it for another. Got the second one home and gassed it up and primed it and this one wouldn't start at all. Returned it and got a refund. I should have checked the ratings before I bought it 40 one star ratings doesn't say much for this product. Craftsman used to make reliable products but I wouldn't buy one again.
 

BobbSmith

Gillette, WY

Aug 7 , 2014
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Stop and Go Unit

I really dislike this weedeater. Used it 2 times and then went and bought a 68 dollar weedeater with the bump and go string head. -This is a stop and go. the string it uses has to to be replaced every 20 to 30 feet. -Very loud. No really realy loud. -Requires body armour due to the fact that the string used throws everything it touchs at you. More than once i got hit in the arms and face. The string shield does a poor job. -Kinda heavy too. -The string that you need to also hurts when it breaks off. Buy the classic green weedeater with the bump and go head. You will be much happier and save money.


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Kiddan01

North Judson, IN

Aug 7 , 2014
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Fast and Reliable Weed Whacker, Strong and Study, Very Light Weight

This items is easy to use and has done an excellent job keeping the property looking neat and tidy. It's lightweight and simple to operate. The strings loads nicely without hassle which make it easy to get the work done quickly.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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weave7

Boiling Springs, PA

Aug 7 , 2014
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Works Great

I was debating over the curved shaft one and this one. I am very glad I got this one, I am 6'1" and it is a good length for me. It is very easy to start and works great!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Aug 5 , 2014
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Easy to start

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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dmonhol

Baton Rouge, LA

Aug 4 , 2014
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Not bad for routine trimming

Doesn't do a great job at thick weeds (needs more power), but should be fine for routine trimming.


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budmantx

Mesquite, TX

Jul 31 , 2014
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Weedwacker 25cc straight shaft (gas/oil mix)

Not much to say but I had a echo for 12 + yrs. it went dn. so I was looking for my next one to buy I came across this one . so far it was easy to assemble, and put together I read the instruction to make sure I understand every thing cause ea. one are different.. add the gas mix.. pumped it 10x turn the chock to it position and puled 3 x and bam it started right up.. just use for a sec or two to get the fell of it.. and felt real good and balance. haven't yet tried it out on my yard totally yet.. so far so good.. I made good choice.. I have other Craftsman equipment they work just fine.. and yes I would recommends this to others. my only grip is I bought this at the today7/10/14 it was $129.88 and came on line and saw it for $123.00 . don't know why there is a difference in price .. again its only $5.00

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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dondabomb5

Saint Petersburg, FL

Jul 31 , 2014
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Could be better

It will get the job done but you have to pull quite a full times the first start. This is my second purchase as the first one was not working properly. Make sure your gas is not high in ethanol.


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chuckman35

Crosby, TX

Jul 25 , 2014
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25cc Weedwacker

Two good points: Straight shaft is easy on the back and no bump-type line feed; you put individual pcs of line in manually. Also light wt.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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AndyCastaneda

Clarksville, TN

Jul 23 , 2014
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Runs like a brick

I bought this Weed Wacker thinking Craftsman meant quality. I could not have been more disappointed by the performance and overall "quality" of the product. The torx screws that hold it together were loose from the factory. Once that was sorted out/cleaned up it stalls at full power and frequently needs to be disassembled in order to clean tall grass/weeds out of the gear mechanism. I would most definitely recommend beating yourself in the face with a brick compared to purchasing this item.


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sg98sg

Bath, MI

Jul 16 , 2014
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No power. Wont run fast enough to cut the weeds

Just bought this and hd no problem getting it started but it will not cut even a thin row of weeds. As soon as you get into thick stuff it just stops spinning. Taking it back. Very dissapinted.


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