Green Works 21142 string trimmer

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Summary: This GreenWorks 10-amp, corded-electric string trimmer has a straight shaft and weighs 9.7 lbs. It uses dual .080-inch cutting lines.
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Type: Light duty electric string trimmers
About - Green Works 21142
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 - Green Works 21142
info Weight (lbs.) 9.7
info Engine size 10-amp
info Shaft Straight
info Four-cycle engine NA
info Dual line Yes
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User Reviews - Green Works 21142
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Power of Gas Benefits of Electric
Instant Starting
Long Shaft
Powerful Motor
Heavy For An Electric
Trailing Cord
Best Uses
Straight Edging
Trimming Around Rocks
Weeds & Tall Grass
This is our third season with this trimmer. It has the power that other electrics lack, handles .080 line (most electrics do not) and easily deals with the toughest jobs. It has all the benefits of an electric: reliable, instant start, quiet and no mess. I am tall and appreciate the long shaft that prevents me from having to work hunched over like some of the battery operated units. <br /><br />It has some drawbacks, however. The unit is heavy for an electric (big high HP motor), its shaft can turn for edging but it is an awkward proceedure, the guard gets in the way (we removed ours) and the spools are a pain to reload with string. Of course, it also has the disadvantage of requiring a cord. <br /><br />All-in-all, we think this is by far the best electric we have tried (among several) and beats the B&D units by a mile. We like the convenience, reliability and quiet of an electric and this is the only electric we have found that can really compete with the gas units for power and heavy duty jobs.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Don't recommend at all
Difficult to Start
Uses Lots of Line
Best Uses
Weeds &amp; Tall Grass
I need a trimmer to do my fence line and edge around my sidewalks. When I first started this trimmer, I had a problem getting it to start - a safety switch and the run switch were a little awkward for me. I was impressed with the power and the width of cut at first. However, the longer I worked, the harder it got to keep the switch depressed. I would have to stop and use both hands to get it started again. Finally, my right hand was so tired (after about 20-30 minutes), that I couldn't keep it running for more than a second or two at a time. I have been using string trimmers for 30 years and have never had this type of problem before. I would not recommend this trimmer to anyone. I boxed it up and returned it. After 2 days, my right arm is still sore from trying to hold that switch down.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Replacement Spool Not Avaialble
Spools Not Available
Best Uses
I could not find a supplier or source for the replacement dual spool, size .080, for my Greenworks Model 21142 string trimmer. <br /><br />Despite providing all of the required information on the Greenworks company web Support form, including the serial number for my trimmer and the part needed (.080 dual spool), I received no response.<br /><br />I would not recommend buying this trimmer based on the fact that a replacement spool is not sold by Greenworks or any other parts supplier.<br /><br />I should have purchased a Black & Decker trimmer!
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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