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Grade
Entry Level
Type
Electric
Power Type
Electric Corded
Motor

Watts
Cutting Width
15

Inches
Shaft Type
Straight Shaft String Trimmers
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Dependable 5.5-Amp Electric Motor
Makes short work of long grass and weeds

15-Inch Cutting Path
3-position pivoting head tilts to accommodate hard to trim areas
Auto line advancement system replenishes worn line as needed
Handle rotates 180į for edging along sidewalks and driveways

Hassle Free Auto Line Feed
Uses standard .065" diameter trimmer line

Ergonomically Designed Handle
Telescoping shaft adjusts to accommodate operatorís height
Integrated cord lock prevents cord from disconnecting

Industry Leading 4 Year Warranty!


Model
  Model Number:21272
 UPC:841821010065
 ManufacturerGreenWorks
Motor
 Voltage120 Volts
 Consumer Warranty4 Years
Trimmer
 Trimmer Head TypeAuto Advance
 Line Diameter.065 Inch
 Max Cutting Diameter15 Inch
 Tool-Less Line ReplacementYes
 Number of Cutting Edges2 Strings
 Blades CompatibleNo
 Shaft ShapeStraight
 Attachment CapableNo
 Swivel Cutting HeadYes
 BladesNo
Accessories
 Shoulder Strap/HarnessNo
Overview
 Weight9.5 Lbs. (4.31 kilograms)
 Consumer Warranty4 Years
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Q: Hi Joe, I'm in the market for a great corded string trimmer. I see you recommend the GreenWorks 15" electric. I've owned many, including top named brands and find that none of them have a string dispenser that's worth a damn! They all get hung up and tangled inside requiring mega time wasted on untangling and/or restringing the double string wind up spool, not to mention the string wasted! Does this trimmer handle the line any better? Looking for an honest positive answer before buying. Thanks Joe. Vance, San Benito, TX
by Vance from Texas on December 15, 2013

A: Vance,

You said what many are thinking! The biggest pain in the neck is having a spool that does not deliver line well.

Most of the corded models out there trim with a auto-feed head. This means, line is magically released to the appropriate length when needed via a tiny motor and sensors. If you ask me, that is asking way to much from a trimmer head.

I have way more success in a bump-feed system like you would find in this Greenworks model:

Greenworks - 21142

Less for me to have to repair or maintain is always going to be a better tool in my book. Plus you have the option to add attachments from the accessories tab to turn this trimmer into exactly what you need for not a whole heck of a lot of dough.
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GreenWorks 21272 Reviews & Ratings
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Overall Rating
Features
4/5
Quality
4/5
Performance
4/5
Value
4/5
Overall
4.2 out of 54.2 out of 54.2 out of 54.2 out of 54.2 out of 5
Pros
This Trimmer Has Made My... (1)
Easy To Use (7)
Exceeded Expectations (6)
I'd Buy It Again (3)
Easy To Store (2)
Cons
None (1)
Heavy (2)
Expensive (1)
Difficult To Use (1)
Low Quality (1)
89% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Total Reviews
33 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
1063 Helpful Votes
String Trimmers Direct Recommended

The Greenworks 21272 electric string trimmer is a residential powerhouse in the corded electric category.

The Greenworks 21272 features a powerful 5.5-amp electric motor, and the integrated cord lock on the handle helps prevent your extension cord from disconnecting while you move around your yard. This model still weighs in at less than 10 lbs. so itís really easy to handle and maneuver around the yard.

The Greenworks 21272 trims a 15-inch path, and the trimmer head features an automatic... more
Joe Recommends This Model
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Bobby M.
Lorena, TX
Purchased from String Trimmers Direct
Purchased 6/3/14
REVIEWED
JUN.
26
2014
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Powerful And Easy To Use
I generally do not enjoy weed eating, but my wife insists that I do some limited trimming. I purchased the electric trimmer because I have had bad experiences with gas powered trimmers in the past. So far so good!
Pros: Easy To Use, Exceeded Expectations, Quiet, Easy To Store
Bobby Recommends This GreenWorks Product
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Lois M.
Ballinger, TX
Purchased from String Trimmers Direct
Purchased 7/1/14
REVIEWED
JUL.
23
2014
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
String Trimmer
Have only had a couple weeks but seems to be working just fine.
Pros: Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again
Lois Recommends This GreenWorks Product
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Glenn S.
Saint Paul, MN
Purchased from String Trimmers Direct
Purchased 6/11/13
Total Helpful Votes
18 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JUL.
10
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
A Great Machine!
This machine has far more power than I expected, far more than any similar tool of my experience. As a trimmer it makes quick work of even the tallest, thickest grass and weeds. As an edger it really excels it cuts a cleaner line and does so more easily and efficiently than any actual "edger" I've ever used. There is nothing flimsy about this unit, it's sturdily built and I expect it to last for years. Feeding additional line is easy as well- no more bumping. Assembly was... more
Pros: Features, Easy To Use, Exceeded Expectations, Fast
Glenn Recommends This GreenWorks Product
Glenn Would Recommend String Trimmers Direct To A Friend
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"I was very impressed with the speed with which my order was processed."
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Kathy
Total Helpful Votes
17 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
APR.
29
2013
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Electric Trimmer
For an electric trimmer, it is ok. The only problem I have had is, the string that was sent with it, keeps breaking!! I assume it is the fault of the string and not the trimmer.
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20 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
MAY.
04
2013
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Worked For 1 Year And 1 Week
I purchased the product last year through Amazon. Last year it worked perfectly. This year it worked well for one weekend. Now it will start on the first try, but when letting the lever go to move to another area of the yard it will not fire back up. I checked the electrical outlet and the extension cord and both worked. The troubleshooting area of the manual did not address this problem.
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Alan G.
Cleveland, OH
Purchased from String Trimmers Direct
Purchased 9/11/13
REVIEWED
OCT.
03
2013
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Gave It Away, Hate It
Good luck using this contraption. The string head is useless, didn't advance, and within a few seconds, I'd have to undo the head and find a way to get some string out manually. I was willing to buy a better head, but none are available.

I gave its way. Useless.
Pros: Price, Easy To Store
Cons: Low Quality, Heavy, Difficult To Use
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Sam R.
Kannapolis, NC
Purchased from String Trimmers Direct
Purchased 9/8/13
REVIEWED
SEP.
29
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Powerful
Did not expect this much power. Edges easily. Just watch out for debris getting past the guard. Caught two objects is the face today. Left a little blood on the lawn. Noted the price today much lower than I paid.
Pros: Easy To Use, Exceeded Expectations, Features, Reliable
Cons: Expensive
Sam Recommends This GreenWorks Product
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Raymond L.
Grand Rapids, MI
Purchased from String Trimmers Direct
Purchased 8/19/13
REVIEWED
SEP.
09
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
I Love The Power!
I tried out the trimmer on some areas around my yard...the GreenWorks trimmer was so quick and powerful...I was blown away!

I love it!
Pros: Exceeded Expectations, Easy To Use, Fast
Cons: Heavy
Raymond Recommends This GreenWorks Product
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Robert E.
West Chester, PA
Purchased from String Trimmers Direct
Purchased 8/5/13
REVIEWED
AUG.
31
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Edging Made Easy
My old edger is in the trash already.
Pros: Easy To Use, Exceeded Expectations, I'd Buy It Again, This Trimmer Has Made My Life Much Easier
Cons: None
Robert Recommends This GreenWorks Product
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Robert J.
Roseville, CA
Purchased from String Trimmers Direct
Purchased 7/6/13
REVIEWED
AUG.
17
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Greenworks Trimmer
Good product.
Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Exceeded Expectations, I'd Buy It Again
Robert Recommends This GreenWorks Product
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