Green Works 21142 string trimmer

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$66.14 - $99.00
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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 13 customers found this review helpful)
Piece of junk
Sticks with Heavy Grass
Uses Lots of Line
Best Uses
This trimmer is the worst piece of junk I have ever wasted my money on..do not buy this product.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Best Uses
Your hand has to squeeze and hold the trigger release while simultaneously holding the trigger. If your fatigued hand [and your hand will fatigue and cramp] even ever so slightly reduces pressure on the release, the motor stops. A revised trigger design would greatly improve this product. The powerful motor has weight and the combination of trying to keep the trigger release depressed, squeeze the trigger while finding the right balance point for the unit can be a bit of a strain, the unit is powerful enough to harvest a field of wheat.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(14 of 15 customers found this review helpful)
A very competent and powerful electric string trimmer!
Easy to assemble
Easy to Handle
Lock-out Button
Best Uses
Straight Edging
Trimming Around Rocks
Weeds & Tall Grass
I just got my Greenworks string trimmer and is works VERY well - don't be swayed by some of the bizarre negative reviews here. Some have given this product 1-star because they stated CU's review was misleading or Couldn't find a replacement spool - nothing really to say about the actual product capabilities or performance. One review kept referring to the product as Earthworks over and over again. Even CU refers to the brand as Green Works when the product manual clearly states the brand as Greenworks - I would suggest that you disregard the noise.<br /><br />I have used a gas trimmer for over a decade and am so glad I moved over to this Greenworks trimmer. The reason I had hesitated to go electric was due to cutting power requirements and I'm happy to say that this trimmer is great if you want all the advantages of electric without sacrificing power and are ready to make the move. Advantages include: much quieter, no nasty fumes, lighter weight, no oil/gas mess, no oil/gas expense, no gas engine maintenance. Some have said that this trimmer uses a lot of line but my experience is that this trimmer uses no more/less than the gas trimmers I've used - which have always used a lot of line. The spool assembly is almost exactly the same design as the gas trimmers so no surprise that the line use is essentially the same. This trimmer blasts through thick grass and fibrous organic material as well as the gas trimmers - I'm very pleased. My only objection is the Lock-out button which you hold down with your palm and is uncomfortable to me. This mechanism is not unique to Greenworks as nearly all electric trimmer and chain saw brands have these. They are just trying to keep careless people from screwing up and then suing them. I found that a simple velcro strap works perfectly to hold down that button permanently - easy fix. For me, this liability mechanism is overkill anyway.<br /><br />In summary, I highly recommend this Greenworks trimmer!
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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