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Core CGT400 string trimmer

 
Approximate retail price:
$274.99
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Summary: This Core 20.5-volt, cordless-electric string trimmer has a straight shaft and weighs 11.7 lbs. It uses dual .095-inch cutting lines.
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Type: Light duty battery string trimmers
About - Core CGT400
Trimming: Denotes how quickly and neatly trimmers cut grass around walls, trees, and foundations.
Edging: Denotes the speed and neatness of trimming a vertical line along walkway.
Tall grass & weeds: Reflects cutting power and speed in two foot growth.
Handling: Responsiveness and balance while cutting.
Ease of use: Includes ease of starting the engine, feeding out new line, use of controls, and handle comfort.
Features & Specs - Core CGT400
info Weight (lbs.) 11.7
info Engine size 20.5-volt
info Shaft Straight
info Four-cycle engine NA
info Dual line Yes
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2.0
Small jobs only
5/21/2015
Pros
Quick start
Quiet
Cons
Battery life
Easily Tangled In Weeds
Low Power
Sticks with Heavy Grass
Thin Weeds Only
Best Uses
Store Display
Trim Around The House
Comment:
After reading many reviews I purchased this string trimmer. I have owned it 1 day and will be taking it back. I knew the weeds I have may be too much for this string trimmer but I decided to give it a try because online reviews and store sales people all said it was good on tall grass, as powerful as a gas trimmer with a 45 - 60 minute batter life.<br /><br />Wrong on all 3. It's OK on tall weeds, seems to have plenty of power but far too often pulls the weeds in and wraps them between the bump head and the shaft. I spent as much time unwinding the weeds as I did trimming them. A more powerful trimmer would spin right through most of them even if they did start to get tangled, not this. It also had trouble with anything thicker than 1/8. <br /><br />I actually could live with the above because it is really nice not having to mess with gas and listen to the noise of the trimmer. Just grab and get to work. Battery life however is dreadful. I purchased the commercial unit (ctg 403) which is exactly the same as the model above but comes with 2 batteries and a rapid charger. The rapid charger is noisy but who cares, it's in the garage. Anyway I ran on low speed the entire time. The first batter ran about 30 minutes including 5 minutes of untangling the weeds so about 25 minutes for that battery. I plugged in the 2nd and got 26 minutes, again including 5 minutes of untangling weeds before it died. That was the end of the weed eating as I still had another 34 minutes before the first battery would be ready again.<br /><br />Bottom line, if you are just edging around your house and a sidewalk this would probably be a very expensive but effective tool. If it usually takes you an hour or more with a gas trimmer don't even consider this unit.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
Worthwhile if you have 1.5 or less acres with &quot;standard&quot; use
4/25/2015
Pros
Easy to Handle
Ergonomic Grip
Lightweight
Powerful
Cons
Best Uses
Straight Edging
Trimming Around Rocks
Comment:
Just bought this and had to review it. It was a tough purchase because of the price. But compared to other trimmers on the market, it has more at its price point. The smaller, lower voltage trimmers run out of power faster and have trouble on even medium edging. With this trimmer, I can take a hard edge line down to the ground with no problems on low speed. Works for scalding the ground if you have to. I have 1/2 acre and was able to get about an hour of use without running out of power. Only used low speed. High speed really doesn't seem necessary, and the line does seem to feed out too easily at faster rpms. Don't expect this to be able to fight back tough brush or a picker bush at your borderline. I wouldn't expect that from an electric trimmer either, however - that's really something you need a heavier trimmer for regardless, or just a good pair of hedge trimmers and elbow grease. Bottom line, if used as intended, this could easily replace most reasonable sized properties' gas trimmers. I will get the edging done this year a lot more often - no hassling with electric cords or maintenance of gas. I'd bet this pays for itself in 5 years compared to a well maintained gas trimmer. Also, it's quiet and well balanced, the little extra weight is NOTHING compared to safely transporting a cord across a yard.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Best gasless trimmer on the Market
3/20/2014
Pros
5 Year Residential
Easy to Handle
Easy to use
Ergonomic Grip
Great Customer Service
Lightweight
Long Battery Life
Powerful
Cons
Best Uses
Straight Edging
Trimming Around Rocks
Weeds &amp; Tall Grass
Comment:
I use it to Trim around boarders of one acre. I have used it for 2 seasons now. Have not replaced string yet, but suspect I will this season. The battery take about 3 hrs to fully charge. I charge it 3-4 times a season using low speed. Love this trimmer, makes all other line trimmers seem like toys. The technology is designed for professional landscape maintenance so home owners can expect solid performance. The company is small so customer service is very personal. Used their Facebook page to ask them how to store battery over winter and received prompt answer. The cost is pretty expensive, but it is worth the investment. The base price for the Stihl battery power trimmer is about the same, but you have to buy the battery separately. Would highly recommend this product to both professional and residential users. Just as powerful as gas trimmer with no gas or oil. One last thing, I take the battery inside the house after each use. My garage can get over 100 degrees in the summer. I also store the battery in the basement for the winter.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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