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The 40V performance in these two models was surprisingly adequate for the trimming we needed done. I’ll admit that I had doubts about the hedge trimmer, but it did well!

Joshua
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Joshua

Would you do a head-to-head comparison of the Kobalt system to the EGO system? They are the flagship/exclusive brands from the two biggest home improvement stores, Lowes and Home Depot.

C Kolmer
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C Kolmer

I was looking for a trimmer for a small patch that I could trim easily. I like the feel and it has the power I needed for the job. One problem, why does it keep stopping. I love the use of it and would like to continue.

E Spencer
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E Spencer

About a year ago, I purchased a Black & Decker 36v rechargeable hedge trimmer. It was adequate for the hedges in my yard & surprisingly light weight. Well the other day I was trimming my hedges & it started making this rattling sound then it stopped working. i looked online to find a B&D repair place. None in my area. I would have had to mail it, (at my expense) & then pay to have them repair it. Not wanting to make the same mistake, I purchased a Kobalt 40v. I just used it & am very happy with the… Read more »

Cardale Bates
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Cardale Bates

My Kobalt 240 40v has been the best trimmer tool ive ever purchased and I think I got a little carried away with it because now it seems as if the blade is locked up. Its making a clicking noise and I cant figure out what it is! Can anyone please give some kind of advice of what I need to do!! If you can help that would mean a lot!! Thanks in advance!

LowesShopper
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LowesShopper

Hello Cardale bates.

In reading lowes website, their kobalt trimmer has a 5 year warranty so why not to just exchange it instead of trying to figure out what is wrong with it ?

TheDIYBlonde
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TheDIYBlonde

LOWESSHOPPER, that’s a 5-year MANUFACTURER’S warranty, not a Lowe’s return or exchange timeframe… HUGE difference!

D
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D

I just got the Kobalt #506886 trimmer but I put it together before I put handle on in middle How do I get it open again? Please yes I am a lady and yes I am blonde

Glenn
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Glenn

I bought my Kobalt 40 Volt trimmer about a Year ago the Trimmer Guard breaks very Easy I called Kobalt to get a new Guard it was 35.18 to send a new Guard its made of Plastic so you have to be very Careful!

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Russ Swan

Kobalt claims the battery can go for 1.75 miles before re-charging. Not even close. I have only an acre and have to charge the battery 2 – 3 times just to go around my house and trim around the plants. In hot weather, the battery overheats very easily, But that’s when I cut grass and trim edges – not in the winter.

violette
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violette

I just got my trimmer/weed wacker and was happily going about my business and it up and stopped. I changed the battery and still nothing. have any clues as to what happened????

CHinNC
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CHinNC

I’ve rewound the cartridge but can’t figure out how to snap it back on the trimmer. Any hints and/or pictures?

CHinNC
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CHinNC

Hm, might be missing a cap that goes over the cartridge?

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My review of same trimmer on Aug 2016, with a scale of 1 (worst) – 10 (best): 4. Pro: Quick charge (charger incl) in 1 hr. Battery has about 20-30 min charge, fair enough for residential 1 acre or less lot. Relatively light unit, somewhat adjustable center handle, easy to operate. Balance is fair for me (5’8″” male). Con: Dual sided spool mechanism is a disaster. Even when following instructions exactly, the line feed consistently fails to feed line, or alternatively fails to lock properly and abruptly starts spooling out one of the lines without stopping. I find myself stopping… Read more »

Doug
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Doug

Mine constantly had problems with the line feed jamming up and required manually pulling it out,then the spool cover disentigrated. I called Lowes service center and they said it is a normal wear and tear item and not covered under warranty, but they don’t sell it in stores, it’s order only for $15 plus shipping and handling $10. $25 for a cheap piece of plastic that should be sold in stores for $3.BAD business practice Lowes!!!!

John Harding
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John Harding

To begin with, I had a devil of a time getting the battery to make contact in the charger. Very fickle. The trimmer has plenty of power but the line feed is a disaster. I was constantly having to stop and manually dispense “string”. I have a pretty large yard and I went around doing everything and still had power to spare. The edger guide is a joke. It constantly tangled with the line and is too flimsy to serve any purpose. I give this 5 stars out of 10 at a trimmer; . 3 as an edger. and a… Read more »

Tom
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Tom

I found the edger works better with a fixed down position. I put a bar across the top of the head.A 3 inch wheel mounted on the back of the guard at right angle to the shaft and set at 1 and 1/2 in.or whatever hgt. You prefer keeps cutting hft.fixed and you donnot have to pick up the trimmer,just roll it back and forth.Less tiring.T

Kathleen Humphrey
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Kathleen Humphrey

I’m in my second season of using this trimmer. The spool cover is so flimsy and it finally bit the dust. I called Kobalt to order a new spool cover. The part is $3 and the SHIPPING IS $15 because of Canadian currency. WHAT???? This is ridiculous! I don’t even like the performance of this trimmer. It won’t advance the string. I have to turn it over multiple times to pull out the string. $150 and it’s ready for the junk pile. Do yourself a favor and read reviews on trimmers before you buy. I’m headed to Home Depot for… Read more »