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Model: CGT400
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Grade
Mid Grade
Type
Electric
Power Type
Cordless Electric
Shaft Type
Straight Shaft String Trimmers


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Revolutionary CORE™ Wireless Motor Technology
Intelligent technology to replace gas
World's 1st high torque, high efficiency wireless electric motor
Motor life rated at 10,000 hours
Whisper quiet - only 57 decibels
25% more torque than a 25cc commercial 2-cycle gas trimmer
Run times up to 70 minutes (equal to a tank of gas)

Torque Is Constant Regardless Of Head Speed
Virtually no vibration
Reduces fatigue and enhances comfort

Dual Speed Control
Low speed (5,000 rpm's) for longer run times
High speed (7,000 rpm's) for normal grass trimming
Instant trigger start

Dual Line Bump Feed Head
Holds 20 feet of .095 diameter line
Open view grass guard

Soft Grip Handle
For all day comfort and improved control

Includes High Energy Power Cell And 3-Hour Charger


Trimmer
Trimmer Head Type
Bump Feed
Line Diameter
0.095 Inches
Max Cutting Diameter
14 Inches
Tool-Less Line Replacement
No
Number of Cutting Edges
2 Strings
Blades Compatible
No
Shaft Shape
Straight
Attachment Capable
No
Swivel Cutting Head
No
Shaft Length
59 Inches
Engine
Starting System
Push Button
Motor
Battery Included
Included
Battery Voltage
12 Volts
Battery Type
Rechargeable
Overview
Weight
11 Pounds
Consumer Warranty
5 Years
UPC
084931845305
Model
CGT400
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  2 Questions
Q: Can I get an extra battery and charger? What would the cost be.

jsk

by John Koutroulelis from Pennsylvania on August 05, 2012

A: John,

The Core Replacement Power Cell is priced at $149.99 plus shipping and the Core Power Rapid 1 Hour Charger is $94.99 plus shipping.

If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to contact us. Thank you and have a great day!
by Dale, Product Expert

Q: CGT 400 string trimmer - need battery specs. Lithium? Voltage?

THANKS,
-Bob

by Bob from Minnesota on August 05, 2012

A: Bob,

This is a lithium-based battery. Because the Core motor does not have windings as the standard electric motors do, there is little to know of the internal voltage loss. Therefore, it does not need the voltage to make up the power loss. The power cell that is integrated into this string trimmer uses a series of printed circuit boards to create the power that drives the unit for a steady power source with long run time.



by Dale, Product Expert

Core Power CGT400 Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
5/5
Quality
5/5
Performance
5/5
Value
4/5
Overall
4.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 5
Pros
Quiet (31)
Easy To Use (23)
High Quality (19)
Exceeded Expectations (18)
Fast (13)
Cons
Heavy (10)
Expensive (10)
Unreliable (2)
Low Quality (2)
Difficult To Use (1)
92% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Dale, the String Trimmer Expert
String Trimmer Expert

Product Expert
Total Reviews
35 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
1937 Helpful Votes
String Trimmers Direct Recommended

While the CGT400 from Core is going to be cheaper than our "Good" model, this says nothing to it overall quality and ability to tackle tasks normally meant for gas string trimmers.

The CGT400 cordless string trimmer is reliable, lightweight and offers run times that are comparable to a similar sized gas-powered unit. It's well balanced, features an instant trigger start, a high-energy power cell, dual mode controls for torque and speed and a comfort grip handle.

At the heart... more
Dale Recommends This Model
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Thomas B.
Belton, SC
Purchased from String Trimmers Direct
Purchased 5/23/17
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
JUN.
14
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Power For An Electric Trimmer!
The power is equal to my Stihl gas model. The battery outlasts me. Somewhat heavy but good balance. The charger was very quick. So far, I am more than satisfied.
Pros: Quiet, Easy To Use, Exceeded Expectations, Easy To Store
Cons: Heavy
Thomas Recommends This Core Power Product
Thomas's Experience With String Trimmers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Bought thru E-bay. great price, quick shipping, and well packaged."
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Sam H.
Sulphur, LA
Purchased from String Trimmers Direct
Purchased 7/31/16
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
AUG.
23
2016
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Unit Lasted 3 Battery Charges
I was looking to upgrade my Black and Decker CS136W. I read a lot of good stories about the CORE Unit on this website and for $199.99 I jumped in. Unfortunately for me, my CORE CGT400 unit lasted three charges before the trimmer would not rev up to trim grass. Also the battery was advertised to get up to 70 minutes at the lowest setting. Right out of the box a brand new battery, which we charged up three times, only got 30 minutes at the lowest setting.

Also, the CORE Company advertises... more
Pros: Quiet, Easy To Use, Price
Cons: Low Quality, Unreliable, Battery Only Lasted 30 Minutes At Lowest Setting, Advertised As Made In America Yet Battery Says Made In China
Dale, the String Trimmer Expert
Product Expert
Sam,
Thank you for taking the time to write an honest review. We do not list on our site that a full refund would be received. Per our return policy we do state:

"Opened" products and accessories can be returned within 30 days of delivery*, but will be subject to a 25% restocking fee to cover testing, cleaning and repackaging expenses. Simply return the item to us, shipping prepaid & using the most convenient shipping method available to you. Some products include free shipping, so if you return one of these products our actual outbound shipping costs will be deducted from your return refund. Opened returns must be in salable condition with original materials and packaging.

I do apologize once again for the unit not performing to your expectations and appreciate you sharing your experiences with others.
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Carl S
La Veta, CO
Purchased from String Trimmers Direct
Purchased 5/15/17
REVIEWED
JUN.
07
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
The Best
Great machine!
Pros: Quiet, Exceeded Expectations, Light Weight, Features
Carl Recommends This Core Power Product
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John H
Prince Frederick, MD
Purchased from String Trimmers Direct
Purchased 5/16/17
REVIEWED
MAY.
21
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Core Is Sweet!
Had my gas trimmer stolen out of my shop, which I hated using anyway because it was loud and heavy. This unit is light, super powerful, you can talk and use it. I almost never post reviews about products but I am digging this trimmer. I'm very happy with the product. It came with the upgraded 1 hr charger which was a nice surprise!

Well worth the money!
Pros: Quiet, Exceeded Expectations, Light Weight, Price
John Recommends This Core Power Product
John's Experience With String Trimmers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Great! Local dealer told me they would not sell me this unit for $174.00 and if they did it would not include the charger or battery. They wanted $279 for the trimmer and an additional $150 for the battery and charger. Not only did I get all three, I got the upgraded charger... Bonus!"
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Dale, the String Trimmer Expert
Product Expert
John,
Thanks for the kind words! I'm sorry to hear your previous trimmer was stolen... but I'm thrilled that your new unit is performing better than expected! If you ever have any questions, please do not hesitate to give us a call. We are here to help folks just like you. When you're ready for your next piece of equipment I hope you will come to us. Thank you again for your business and happy trimming!
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Christopher S.
Delaware County, NY
Purchased from String Trimmers Direct
Purchased 7/8/16
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
DEC.
12
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Trimmer
My friend had purchase one, and I never though that a battery operated trimmer would do a decent job, so he showed me how it works at my home. I was truly amazed. I guess I am from the old school that if it wasn't gas, it couldn't have power. Once I used his, I purchased my own, but with an extra battery. I have a lot of property around the house to trim as well as, around the pond and creek. It did a real good job, and this weeding was very heavy duty.

I am glad I went for the second... more
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Exceeded Expectations, Fast
Christopher Recommends This Core Power Product
Christopher's Experience With String Trimmers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Great dealer, this was the first of two major purchases from this dealer, very satisfy with both purchase, from start to finish."
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Allan W.
Loudon, TN
Purchased from String Trimmers Direct
Purchased 8/8/16
Total Reviews
3 Reviews
REVIEWED
OCT.
11
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Nice Equipment
The trimmer works extremely well and is nicely balanced once the battery is in place. Charging takes a short period and the charger is easy to understand. Excellent product.
Allan Recommends This Core Power Product
Allan's Experience With String Trimmers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Good company with excellent prices, exceptional shipping times, and good follow-up."
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Jan S.
New Braunfels, TX
Purchased from String Trimmers Direct
Purchased 8/28/16
REVIEWED
SEP.
19
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
As Advertised
I've only had it a few weeks, but it lives up to the literature. I am impressed with the apparent quality.

A charge is enough to put the finishing touches on my yard and it's really quiet, which is nice after the noisy mower.

I'd be really reaching to find any gripes with this thing. I bought it because I was tired of using my corded line trimmer and the associated extension cord headaches.

No more of that. Just insert the battery and off I go. When I'm done, no more hassle with neatly... more
Pros: Quiet, Easy To Use, Fast, Features
Jan Recommends This Core Power Product
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Jon E.
Springfield, MO
Purchased from String Trimmers Direct
Purchased 8/28/16
REVIEWED
SEP.
19
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Done With Gas
First review I've ever done on a product, but I think this product deserves input. Have used this trimmer two times now, and am very satisfied with the power this trimmer produces, powers thru tall grass no problem what so ever.

I was fatigued somewhat from weight of trimmer after 30 to 45 minute use, but won't stop me from using due to great performance and the freedom from constant gas trimmer starting issues. My gas trimmer is now in the trash can. I highly recommend.
Jon Recommends This Core Power Product
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Dale M.
Huntersville, NC
Purchased from String Trimmers Direct
Purchased 8/8/16
REVIEWED
AUG.
31
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Unit
Have used the Core string timmer 4/5 times now and it does a really good job, very pleased and to be honest surprised at how well it does. It has replace my commerical Stihl string timer. Wouild highly recommed this unit.
Dale Recommends This Core Power Product
Dale's Experience With String Trimmers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Easy to get around web site, fast shipping and delivery"
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Allan W.
Loudon, TN
Purchased from String Trimmers Direct
Purchased 8/8/16
Total Reviews
3 Reviews
REVIEWED
AUG.
30
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Good Product
Trimmer arrived in excellent shape. The battery charged quickly and the trimmer works very well. String advance works smoothly. The only downside might be the weight of the trimmer but the balance of it offsets that making it easy to use.
Allan Recommends This Core Power Product
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John W.
Kernersville, NC
Purchased from String Trimmers Direct
Purchased 8/4/16
REVIEWED
AUG.
25
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Wooohooo!
Love it! Love it! I have a Stihl, love it, but I really love my Core trimmer! I can do my work in half the time! It is great!😎
John Recommends This Core Power Product
John's Experience With String Trimmers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
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