Weed Eater Featherlite Sst

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  • WEED EATER FEATHERLITE - A Useful Tool For Serious Gardeners

    May 15, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Light weight, easy to start, easy to change out line spools, low cost
    Cons: Slight balance issue. May not be durable.

    Summary: Here at the Weyr we take our gardening seriously. When one's garden can be measured in hectares it ceases to be something that can be tossed off in a few hours over the weekend and becomes a nearly full-time job. Not that the job is onerous; the right ... read more

  • GOOD TRIMMER FOR HOME USE

    Jul 19, 2012 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: Starts easy, light weight, well balanced, runs smooth, minimal vibration, plenty of power.
    Cons: No engine foot, the gas tank sits directly on the floor.

    Summary: After owning an Echo lawn trimmer for about twelve years which needed periodic carburetor maintenance at roughly five year intervals, at a cost of around $50.00, I decided when the next maintenance was needed I would instead purchase a new curved-shaft ... read more

  • Like headaches? Buy this product!

    Jun 14, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy to start. Speed control via trigger.
    Cons: Poor design. Horrendous 'customer service'.

    Summary: Whenever I purchase a product -- any product -- I do my homework first. I read reviews online, giving weight mostly to customer reviews rather than editorial reviews. Both Consumer Reports and Popular Mechanics gave this 'tool' high marks and ... read more

  • NOT durable or long lasting at all

    Apr 16, 2004 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: lightweight, economical
    Cons: Not long lasting

    Summary: I question some of the reviews as being manufacture generated because when I had to take my unit to the local Ace Hardware for repairs they corroborated MY findings and these are that the unit vibrates excessively, often difficult to start. My primary ... read more

  • Perfect for the home

    Nov 4, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: "Featherlite" is the truth, easy of use
    Cons: You'll get dirty, but what weedeater is clean to use?

    Summary: I've been a homeowner for a year now, and I mow and edge my lawn about once a week. I'm cheap, too, so instead of buying an edger for the driveway, I've made my new weedeater pull double duty... but it is up to the task. I purchased my weedeater about ... read more

  • Excellent straight shaft weed eater for home use!

    Oct 6, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Very durable for residential use,easy to control
    Cons: Not meant to be used as professional/commercial weed eater

    Summary: This weed eater is easy to start in one or two pulls. It has a removable plastic shield that can be easily removed from the string trimmer head, allowing the owner to use it as an edger. Having a straight shaft makes it easier to use and ... read more

  • Express Customer Reviews

  • What a waste of money

    Jun 11, 2013 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: Dual string makes quick work on weeds.
    Cons: Reliability factor stinks, due to poor quality parts that are expenive to replace.

    Summary: I puchased this model last year. Besides being diffucult to re-string the line, it worked well enough. This spring I pulled it out and tried to prime the fuel. The priming bulb fell apart. I contacted Sears to replace the priming bulb, but you have to ... read more

  • great trimmer

    May 25, 2012 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: reliable and lightweight
    Cons: none

    Summary: i have owned the featherlite trimmer for over 11 years now and can honestly say i havent had to do a thing to it but put in gas/oil and line.  this year thanks to this junk gas my trimmer finally gave up.  it is kinda like losing a old friend. ... read more

  • Tough and easy to use

    May 23, 2010 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: Tough, easy to use, works well, easy care, economical to run.
    Cons: Oily exhaust mess, short plug life, line feeder sometimes tricky unless loaded just right.

    Summary: Bought my Weed Eater for $79. bucks at Wal-Mart in '02, it's been going strong ever since.  If you follow the startup procedure, it lights right up every time.  Does a good job on light or heavy jobs.  It was used to do some MASSIVE weed ... read more

  • FEATHER LITE WEED EATER

    Apr 24, 2010 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: Easy to use
    Cons: Short life and not very durable.

    Summary: Appears to be issue with the fuel breaking. Second Feather Lite with the same problem of the fuel line breaking at the fuel tank at 1-2 season old. Wife uses it and I don't know if she is hooking a finger around the lines or what. My wife likes the ... read more

  • THe BEST garden tool I have

    Jun 27, 2009 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Ease of use, durability, lightweight, performance
    Cons: It's not the machine, but the dang string... never make them strong enough.

    Summary: I have had the same featherlite weedeater for over 12 years. Now, I don't know about the newer models, but my machine has NEVER failed me.  Easy start, light weight, fine job with trimming steep embankments, etc.  I have a heavier duty ... read more

  • Don't buy it!

    Apr 21, 2009 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Really there are absolutely no pros. One will occur when I get a different trimmer.
    Cons: This unit is huge con from start to finish. Nothing good to say about it.

    Summary: I added a comment on to goodday1952's Review, which covers most of the problems I have encountered with the unit. I just wanted a chance to rate it on my own. It starts poorly and fouls the strings often resulting in constant disassembling during ... read more

  • purchase another product

    Jun 15, 2008 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: Cheap
    Cons: Cheap

    Summary: weedeater feather lite fl20 Purchased this product from local Big Lots for $50. Followed simple instructions regarding fuel mixture and startup. Not even a spark. Called 800 number for trouble shooting purposes. "Call during our normal business ... read more

  • featherlight

    May 27, 2008 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: Cheap..I guess you get what you pay for
    Cons: constant problems with the pull rope

    Summary: I don't have a lot of luck with these things.. Seems i always pull out the rope...I usually have to buy a new one every season..I think my next one will be a battery ... read more

  • featherlite weedeater still going strong after five years of abuse and neglect

    Sep 5, 2007 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: long lasting, starts everytime, durable
    Cons: fuel line and fuel pump bulb will need to be replaced after the fifth year

    Summary: still going strong after five years of abuse and neglect, i bought this weedeater at walmart for 70 bucks five years ago and it is still going strong, i have an acre of land with plenty of trees and garden stuff that needs weedeatin so it gets used quite ... read more

  • Not worth the trouble

    Aug 2, 2007 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Inexpensive.
    Cons: Doesn't work. No support from the manufacturer. Very, very difficult to get your money back.

    Summary: I was a Poulan fan for years, using their product exclusively. Recently, I replaced a worn-out unit with the 25cc Featherlite. Big mistake!! Poulan cannot explain why the unit doesn't work but, after changing out the first purchase with a floor model, ... read more

  • Piece of Junk

    Jul 17, 2007 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: its light
    Cons: After only 10-12 hours of use, the only thing in tact is the engine.

    Summary: The Weed Eater Featherlite was purchased in June of 2006 and was used the entire summer season. Average run time for each use was about 20 minutes, plus or minus. Overall seasonal run time for last year was aproximately 3 hours. 2007's mowing season has ... read more

  • Name says it all, Buy one!

    Jun 24, 2006 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Cheaply Priced, extended gas usage, Easy start up, Easy to respool, light weight!
    Cons: You don't have one yet!

    Summary: I needed an affordable weedeater & found this one at Sears cheaply priced so I bought it & if it broke today, I'd buy another one just like it! Just prime a time or two, choke, pull one time, unchoke, starts right up then one pull starts the rest of the ... read more

  • Light and Easy to Use

    Apr 17, 2006 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Lightweight, easy on the back, fuel miser, starts easily
    Cons: Line breaks too frequently

    Summary: I love this thing. Starts easy, runs perfectly and is easy to maneuver. I have a heavy weight trimmer that I use for the really big jobs, but for general light trimming the Featherlite SST is the best tool I have. I have extra spools to counter ... read more

  • Not easy to start

    May 5, 2005 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Lightweight Easy to carry Nothing else that I can think of
    Cons: Jerky pull cord. Nothing else that I can think of.

    Summary: In actuality, I couldn't start it at all. I called the company and they sent me to the service dealer. They said it was cheap, so what did I expect. I had to take it back where I purchased ... read more

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