Rated 3.1 out of 5 by 10
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Annoyed Buyer Beware: "Factory Reconditioned" is code for "Used"
Ordered this trimmer online and selected in-store pickup. I went to pick up at my local store this week, and when I got home to assemble it and do some much-needed trimming in my yard, I realized that this "reconditioned" trimmer is nothing more than a worn-out return that was repackaged. If anyone had bothered to inspect the trimmer, much less recondition it, they would have noticed that one of the three screw holes holding the guard on was completely stripped out, rendering the entire device useless. In addition, the rubber/metal guide for edging is rusty and worn, and should've been replaced during the so-called "reconditioning" process. So now it's back to the store for a refund, and since they don't stock the recon--, er, used, units at the store, it looks like I'll be paying full price after all since I don't see any point in ordering another used one and taking my chances that it'll actually work.
I definitely can't recommend this product, because I can't be sure that they won't just send you the same one I'm returning today. Spend the money for a new one and save yourself the hassle of waiting two weeks for a product that may not even work. Also does not include any documentation, such as a user manual and warranty card.
April 27, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by RWBoston Try a newer model.
Please note that this trimmer (the reconditioned one) has been discontinued. Do not buy this. The shaft that the spin head connects is threaded in the same direction that the head turns. When the head eventually loosens it quickly spins off. The head should be threaded so that it tightens itself. I noticed that there are newer models. Please consider those. I returned my reconditioned (used) model to HD yesterday.
May 29, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by lotsaweeds I was looking for just the Trimmer attachment
when I spotted this deal. My Trimmer head ate a bearing at the end of the shaft. It was more than I expected for the price. Since I already had a battery and charger, it was the perfect deal. I'm back to chopping weeds. Works just like the old one. Although, I am now paying more attention to grass clogs around the shaft - which I'm sure was the reason my old one failed.
July 1, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Guru Broke after 20 uses
It is not powerful enough to do even light jobs. The weeds were still standing after I ran it over them.
I placed on the floor and it broke. I ordered replacement parts online and took me a while to fix it.
too many parts and plastics. today I purchased a gas trimmer.
June 28, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Douga Excellent performance and duration
Lots of power and not as noisy as gas trimmers. Low 'leak' characteristics of battery mean one charge can last for two or three weeks of trimming.
July 15, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JohnS Will purchase attachments for this device
Solid but it's taken time to get to know how to use this device.
Will purchase the other attachments and will let you know in a year how it is holding up.
June 3, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Poppa Product appears to be durable and good quality
Please with both the 40 volt hedge trimmer and weed trimmer
Like the fact you can add attachments to the weed trimmer
I feel it is good value
I like you do not have to store gasoline or pull a rope to start the engine
March 25, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by TEG60 Not what I would consider reconditioned
Should be labeled "well used but in good working condition". The string head was worn down and the grass deflector had been worn down where the string hits it (at the area where it is screwed to motor housing)
April 16, 2014