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Green Works 21142
 
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$91.05
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Summary: This Green Works 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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1.0
Recommend no buy
4/10/2014
Pros
Powerful
Cons
Awkward
Line feed does not work
Poor Hand Grip
Too heavy
Uses Lots of Line
Best Uses
Comment:
For years I have used a Toro light weight electric trimmer to do my yard. Every three or four years I would end up replacing it due to the amount of use. I read glowing reviews of the Earthworks trimmer and spent the extra money to purchase one. What a disappointment. It was so heavy I had to buy a shoulder strap. It is awkward to do a vertical cut. The ignition grip bites into my hand and my hand aches after I use it. The line feed does not work. I have to use a pair of pliers to remove the head and feed the line by hand. The Earthworks takes me three times longer than my old Toro ever used to take. I'm scrapping the Earthworks and buying another Toro.
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Poor engagement of shaft
3/20/2014
Pros
Easy to Handle
Cons
Poor Performance
Best Uses
Straight Edging
Comment:
Within 20 minutes of use, the cable within the shaft seperated and I could not get them to stay in contact.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
 
2.0
Not for first time users
8/2/2013
Pros
Powerful
Cons
Hard To Use Switch
Heavy At One End
Length Hard To Handle
Very Poor Manuals
Best Uses
Weeds & Tall Grass
Comment:
Based on the CR rrating I purchased this unit but regret my decision mostly because the unit weighs a lot (over 13 lbs and not 9.7 as stated in CR) and is too long to handle comfortably. I had to buy a shoulder belt before I could use this unit. The switch to turn the unit on will take time to get used to. The manuals are absolutely terrible and someone buying first weed trimmer will have difficulty getting started. Nowhere do the manuals show how to feed the line or how to change from weeding to edging position. Also, the trimmer is very powerful and kicks up lot of dirt and rocks and user will be well advised to wear safety goggles.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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