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Model: 52623
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Grade
Mid Grade
Type
Gas
Shaft Type
Straight Shaft String Trimmers
Powerful 42.6cc Blue Max Engine
Designed to help cut through extreme ground cover
EZ start recoil starting system

Anti-Vibe Handles
Increases stability and comfort
Allows for less fatigue on operator

2-In-1 Combo String Trimmer / Brushcutter
String trimmer head for easy trimming
Tri-blade head for heavy, thick brush

Detachable Harness
Provides safer carrying
Less operator fatigue when using for long periods


Trimmer
Trimmer Head Type
Bump Feed
Line Diameter
0.095 Inches
Max Cutting Diameter
15 Inches
Number of Cutting Edges
2 Strings
Blades Compatible
Yes
Shaft Shape
Straight
Attachment Capable
No
Swivel Cutting Head
No
Blades Included
Yes
Engine
Starting System
Recoil Start
Engine Cycle
2-Cycle
CC
42.6 CCs
Fuel Mix
40:1
Drive
Drive System
Shaft
Accessories
Shoulder Strap/Harness
Included
Overview
Made in USA
No
Weight
19 Pounds
Consumer Warranty
1 Year
UPC
093184526237
Model
52623
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  4 Questions
Q: is there any way to get replacement parts
by Dan from Texas on July 04, 2016

A: Dan,

You will need to reach out to Blue Max directly at 800-348-500. They will then assist you in locating a local service center/parts retailer in your area for replacement parts.

by Dale, Product Expert
Q: Where can you get replacement parts for the engine?
by Holloman from Pennsylvania on July 03, 2016

A: Holloman,

Blue Max lists this small engine as their own brand. This being said, you will need to reach out to Blue Max directly at 800-348-5004 for further assistance with engine replacement parts.
by Dale, Product Expert
Q: Does this unit have a solid shaft or cable?
by Jan Jeffers from Tennessee on May 16, 2015

A: This unit would have a cable.
by Dale, Product Expert
Q: What attachments will fit?

by Jason from Georgia on March 11, 2014

A: Jason - the Blue Max 52623 is not compatible with other attachments. This is strictly a trimmer and brush cutter. That yellow knob on the shaft does disconnect the two sections of the shaft, but this is only used if you want to remove the bicycle style handle from the upper shaft.
by Dale, Product Expert
Blue Max 52623 Reviews & Ratings
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
Price (16)
I'd Buy It Again (7)
Reliable (6)
Features (4)
Easy To Store (3)
Cons
Heavy (11)
Bad Instructions (4)
Low Quality (4)
Difficult To Use (3)
Expensive (1)
79% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Dale, the String Trimmer Expert
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Product Expert
Total Reviews
35 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
1686 Helpful Votes
String Trimmers Direct Recommended

The Blue Max 52623 may be economically priced, but it shares many of the same attributes you will find in "higher end" hand held brush cutters.

With the Blue Max 52623 you have the option of using this as a string trimmer, or utilizing the dual purpose guard to transform the unit into a heavy duty brush-cutter. The blade is included with this model.

The Blue Max 52623 is equipped with an ergonomically designed bicycle style handle bar that also helps to reduce vibration. ... more
Dale Recommends This Model
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Mark W.
Loudon, TN
Purchased from String Trimmers Direct
Purchased 7/31/16
Total Reviews
3 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
12 Helpful Votes
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
AUG.
24
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
A Monster
This weed/brush trimmer is one powerful tool. It easily chopped down 2- to 3-inch diameter brush in no time. Smaller brush, it sliced through like butter. I got the chainsaw blade with it. Together, they are a unbeatable value.
Mark Recommends This Blue Max Product
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Tony B.
Odenville, AL
Purchased from String Trimmers Direct
Purchased 4/14/16
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
MAY.
06
2016
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Worst Purchase Ever!!!!!!
Trimmer worked great for 3 times. THREE TIMES now it want crank. Who knows what is wrong with it but my grass is still growing
Dale, the String Trimmer Expert
Product Expert
Tony,
There are only a few possible causes that I am aware of which could be the cause of the engine not starting. This could be due to a fouled spark plug, too much gas or oil in the mixture, a dirty air filter, or there is an improper carburetor adjustment (this can be determined as mentioned in the Owners Manual).

If these are not the possible causes, unfortunately this unit will need to go to a Blue Max service center. Please contact Blue Max directly at 800-348-5004 as they will be able to troubleshoot and assist further.
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Steve E.
Battle Creek, MI
Purchased from String Trimmers Direct
Purchased 3/3/17
REVIEWED
APR.
18
2017
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Hate It!
This trimmer is extremely heavy and awkward. Handlebars are bent in an awkward configuration. Hard to hold onto and pull to start. Has power but is so awkward and heavy it's not easy to use for any length of time.
Cons: Heavy, Difficult To Use
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Anne G
Wellsboro, PA
Purchased from String Trimmers Direct
Purchased 4/5/17
REVIEWED
APR.
26
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Nice For The Money
The string is a pain, but I bought this trimmer to do the thicker stuff anyway. Probably never take the blade off. Cuts through big stuff. Easy to start. I have to say that it is a bit heavy. But, great value for the money.
Pros: Price, Durable, High Quality
Cons: Heavy, string is a pain to load
Anne Recommends This Blue Max Product
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Arthur D.
Heathsville, VA
Purchased from String Trimmers Direct
Purchased 3/27/17
REVIEWED
APR.
19
2017
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Blue Max
Works great, but if you're tall then shaft might be too short
Pros: Price, Reliable
Arthur Recommends This Blue Max Product
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E Best
Perry, LA
Purchased from String Trimmers Direct
Purchased 3/6/17
Total Reviews
4 Reviews
REVIEWED
APR.
19
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Be Ready To Work!
Better eat your Wheaties!!! This is a string trimmer on steroids.
Pros: Price, I'd Buy It Again, POWERFUL
Cons: Heavy
E Recommends This Blue Max Product
E's Experience With String Trimmers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Prompt service for in stock items. Lacking in keeping customer informed on backordered items."
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Brett Z.
Wellsboro, PA
Purchased from String Trimmers Direct
Purchased 4/24/16
REVIEWED
MAY.
17
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Best For The Money
I would put this trimmer against any big name brand. I have used most of them and this does the job just as good. Starts on 2 or 3 pulls and runs great. I wasn't sure after reading the bad reviews but I decided if I get one season out of it, it's worth the price. In my opinion the bad reviews are from operator error.

So far I have no problems. It has a huge motor so I only use about 1/2 to 3/4 throttle and combined with the 1.5 quart tank it doesn't need filled often. It's heavy but it's a... more
Pros: Price, Reliable, Exceeded Expectations, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Heavy
Brett Recommends This Blue Max Product
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David S.
Dawsonville, GA
REVIEWED
OCT.
02
2016
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Already Needs Carburetor Adjustment !
Con: Used this Brush cutter once and now it's not revving up past 2500 RPM. I hope it's just a carburetor adjustment issue but it has the pressed on cap over the adjustment screw that will need to be removed.

Con:The on/off switch couldn't be in a worse position. Constantly bumping it to the off position.

Con: A little Heavy and somewhat difficult to balance. ( I am 215lbs and work out 5 days a week ).
Maybe I need to adjust the handlebars back.

Con: trimmer head is useless. Doesn't... more
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Dennis R.
Farmville, NC
Purchased from String Trimmers Direct
Purchased 8/7/16
REVIEWED
AUG.
30
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Heavy Duty
I wanted a trimmer that would be around more than a few months. That would change out to cut brush and do all I wanted it to do.
This trimmer will hold you to the fire and I think will be in it for the long haul.
Dennis Recommends This Blue Max Product
Dennis's Experience With String Trimmers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
4/5
"Great"
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Donald W.
Jamestowm, TN
Purchased from String Trimmers Direct
Purchased 7/1/16
REVIEWED
AUG.
17
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Trimmer/ Brushcutter
i would give it 1 to 5 star i will give haft to give it a 10 star it got all the power you need to cut heavy grass or brush it is one of the best trimmers i have owned it works great
Donald Recommends This Blue Max Product
Donald's Experience With String Trimmers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"i got a lot of heavy grass around where i live and a lot of brush and blue max went throw it with easy"
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Greg S.
Virginia Beach, VA
Purchased from String Trimmers Direct
Purchased 5/10/16
REVIEWED
JUN.
09
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
First Impressions
I bought this to assist in taking care of my rural property and have only used it for about 5 or 6 hours so far. I have mainly used it to cut down weeds that were about 2 to 3 foot tall and to clear a small area for a micro food plot in the woods.

It eventually cut down all of the weeds I tried but I did spend some time clearing some of the stringier ones that got wrapped around the head. I did try using the blade for a bit but there are a lot of rocks hidden in the weeds here so I mainly... more
Greg Recommends This Blue Max Product
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