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Craftsman  15'' 5.5 Amp Line Trimmer

  Item#  07198982000 | Model#  21181
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Reg Price: $49.99
Savings: $12.00
$37.99
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Specifications & Dimensions

Product Overview:
Edger Capable: Yes
Cutting Swath (in.): 15
Attachment Compatible: No
Shaft Style: Straight
Lightweight: Yes
Anti-Vibration: No
Job Size: Small, Medium
Power:
Amps: 5.5
Line:
Line Feed Type: Automatic
Certifications:
CARB Compliant: CARB Compliant

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Craftsman 15 in. Line Trimmer Gets the Job Done with Power

The Craftsman 15 in. 5.5 amp line trimmer is powerful yet easy to use. Once you've added it to your lawn care arsenal, you won't look back. This power tool is electric, so you don't have to mess with gas or batteries; just plug in the cord and start whacking those weeds. You'll be amazed at how quickly you can clean up your lawn or garden when you have 5.5 amps of power, an 8000 rpm rotation and a dual .065 in. cutting line and 15 in. cutting path.

This Craftsman 15 in. line trimmer has been designed for hours of easy, comfortable use. Fit the trimmer to your height with an adjustable handle and telescoping shaft. You'll enjoy the ease of the trimmer's 180-degree rotation and three-position pivoting head that simplify your tasks, such as edging sidewalks and clearing garden beds. Plus, thanks to the trimmer's automatic feed head, you won't have to deal with the hassle of bumping the head to advance the line.

  • The Craftsman 15 in. 5.5 amp line trimmer makes quick work of weeds and brush
  • Electric power eliminates the need for gas or batteries
  • Trim with ease thanks to 180-degree rotation, three-position pivoting head
  • Automatic feed head eliminates need to bump head to advance the line
  • Weeds meet their match in 8000 rpm rotation and dual .065-inch cutting line and 15-inch cutting path
  • Fit trimmer to your height with adjustable handle and telescoping shaft
  • Protected by two-year warranty

Added on January 02, 2014

 

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23 Reviewers (70.0%) would recommend this to a friend.
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JoseH
May 28 , 2014
overall good trimmer
Overall this is a very good trimmer. When my Black & Decker 1.8 amp died, I picked this one up. I have not had any issues with it thus far. This is an auto-feed model which will quickly go through the spool if you keep releasing and pressing the trigger. To not waste your line, make sure your extension cord is long enough and you move any obstacles out the way so that you can trim the grass without releasing the trigger. When you release the trigger you have about a 1 1/2 seconds to press the trigger before it starts to advance the line. You know the line has advanced when you hear a click. Only cons for me are that I wish it would extend a bit longer, and that the line was a neon green or other very bright color to easily see the line where it will cut when edging your lawn.
Criticism1 found this helpful
GailMc
Jun 20 , 2014
5.5 Amp Line Trimmer
The line trimmer is okay but seems a little weak when cutting tough grass. It was relatively inexpensive so guess you get what you pay for. Having a little difficulty to get it to balance just right.
 

kninecutie

Bellingham, MA

Jul 21 , 2014
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Sears Craftsman 15 " lawn Trimmer

I've only used it once so far but I got it all put together , took about 10 minutes. It worked great, no problems. I haven't really figured out how to get the string to come out but I just do it manually. For me that works fine. I love it, got a 3 year warranty for $6.00 when I purchased it, what more could you want.... does the job, great price !

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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LarryS.

Deming, NM

Jul 21 , 2014
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Frustrating!

This is without a doubt the most frustrating line trimmer I have ever owned! I can cut a few feet and the line breaks, sometimes right at the hole in the spool housing. I finally got through the two spools of line provided with the machine and then rethreaded them with the .065 spiral type line that Sears sells in the hope that it might hold up better. No such luck, it still breaks off after cutting a few feet. It's almost as if the RPM's are too high for the line to withstand! I'm going to try some .080 line and see how that works. It's not recommended, but at this point I don't think I have anything to lose because if that doesn't work I'll be shopping for another trimmer!


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vanness5502

Texas City, TX

Jul 11 , 2014
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Fails

The first one i bought stopped working after the 3rd time i used it. Then the replacement stopped working after the 2nd time i used it. Im on the third one now. Wish me luck.


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leavethingsalone

Spokane, WA

Jul 11 , 2014
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Advancements not always a good thing

This item works fine as far as cutting. I don't like the angle adjuster, it seems like its unnecessary and seems like a weak point for breakage. I don't like the auto line feed. Every time you pull the trigger, let go for a 2 seconds, then pull the trigger again the line feeds and cuts off the old line, I use the stop and go method for my trimming a lot, so this feature does not work at all for me. Plus it was never difficult to bump the line feed in the past. The trimmer has 2 lines instead of 1. This is great for the product sales, as you use up the line twice as fast. I've never had a problem with the cutting abilities of 1 line, so I find 2 lines at once a big waist of money and my time, as you have to change the line spool twice as often.


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jcflorida

Bradenton, FL

Jul 10 , 2014
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Electric auto string trimmer

I am very happy with the way this string trimmer has performed thus far. It has a very wide path and cuts through thick grass and weeds. It is solid construction and was easy to attach the few parts out of the box.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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brettburesh

Saint Louis, MO

Jul 9 , 2014
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Way Under Expectations

I have only had great success in the past with Craftsman products but this weed eater really pushed my limits. First, its auto feeder system never worked. We tried multiple different fixes but everytime the string would work for about 1 minute then dissappear.


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Jul 8 , 2014
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craftsman trimmer

i purchased this trimmer from sears and have used it only once so far. i am pleased with how it works but i cant say its extraordianrily good. It gets the job done and for the price i paid, i would say its a great value.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Jul 7 , 2014
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A Great Bargain

I bought this trimmer because the last one died on me and I rely on Craftsman tools and equipment to be dependable. I am not disappointed with the trimmer compared to the cost. While it is not a heavy duty trimmer it does get rid of weeds and other unsightly, wild growing grasses. If you are looking for a trimmer to do a lot of edging I suggest getting one with a bit more power and thicker string. But for the price it serves my purpose well.


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MickMick

Middleburg, FL

Jul 7 , 2014
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Surprised by how well this works!

I bought this because our gas weedeater is heavy. We have a large yard and after a while, my arms ache. I always thought electric weedeaters would not work as well. This is amazing! You just have to be careful of the cord. It trims as well as the gas one. It does seem almost as heavy tho. I like the device that keeps you from getting too close to fences, etc.. Very happy. I only use this where the 75' cord will reach. It starts to be a pain dragging too much electric cord around but I have outlets on 3 sides of the house. For the "back 40", I will still use the gas trimmer. Very pleased with this.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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JoAndVo

Bonifay, FL

Jul 6 , 2014
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Craftsman 15" 5.5 Amp Line Trimmer

It is a good trimmer. Works great. Ideal for someone who just wants to plug into an outlet and go and not have to deal with gas or oil and the smell that comes along with it.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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