Weed Eater FeatherLite SST25 Review


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The Weed Eater FeatherLite SST25 is definitely not a favorite with consumers. In the few reviews we found, users complain that it only works for a few minutes and falls apart easily. This is about the only gas weed eater we found in the Cheapism price range (for refurbished units, at that), which may indicate you'll just have to pay more for a good gas trimmer. The Weed Eater SST25 weighs 9.8 pounds and boasts a 17-inch cutting swath and a bump-feed operation.

Weed Eater FeatherLite SST25 reviews pan this cheap weed eater. Users posting reviews on Amazon, which is currently selling reconditioned units, report this cord-pull model is hard to start, has no durability, and the fuel lines rot during between-season storage. Most reviews on Walmart are equally critical, with users complaining about the engine cutting out midstream, the need for constant care and attention, a short life span, small gas tank, and poor design. A few consumers, however, like this cheap weed eater and say in reviews that it's plenty powerful and starts right up.

The Weed Eater FeatherLite SST25 (starting at $130) string trimmer is the only gas-powered model we found in the Cheapism niche. It features a 25cc engine, weighs 9.8 pounds, and cuts a 16-inch swath. This is a bump-feed (tap the head on the ground to get more string) string trimmer that's less versatile than the best string trimmers on our list -- the Weed Eater FeatherLite SST25 only trims weeds and grass, it doesn't edge. Like other cheap weed eaters, the Weed Eater FeatherLite SST25 comes with a two-year warranty.

As the only gas-powered model in the cheap end of the market, we wonder if this has something to do with the negative reviews. We found too many critical Weed Eater FeatherLite SST25 reviews and too few positive reviews to add this to our list. If you want a reliable gas-powered string trimmer, you'll have to spend more. Alternatively, stick with a cheap string trimmer that gets its juice from a battery or electric outlet.

Raechel Conover

Raechel Conover is a freelance writer whose work has appeared on Yahoo, blogs, and other websites. She's a self-confessed shopaholic and frugal mom, always scouring the sale and clearance racks for deals and taking full advantage of free community activities and events with her husband and young sons.

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