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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 (28)
Easy To Use (21)
High Quality (19)
Exceeded Expectations (15)
Fast (13)
Cons
Expensive (10)
Heavy (9)
Unreliable (2)
Low Quality (2)
Would Like Fixed Head Op... (1)
91% 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
1779 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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Edward G.
Purchased from String Trimmers Direct
Purchased 5/20/16
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
JUN.
13
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Core Gasless Rocks!
I'm not easy to please but this rig PLEASES me! Excellent power. WAY better than gas 'cause it's clean and quiet and easily as powerful. Yeah, it doesn't last quite as long as they say it will but I've been working it really hard. Two power packs will solve that if I want. Amazing technology. Perfectly balanced. I love it!
Edward Recommends This Core Power Product
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Michael P.
Purchased from String Trimmers Direct
Purchased 5/12/16
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
JUN.
03
2016
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Good But Could Be Better
The trimmer seems to have enough power to be used in normal residential situations. My main concern is when you need the additional RPM's the small thumb controlled switch on top is not easy to apply pressure to. The speed differential should be in the trigger depending on how hard you squeeze. The thumb button is terrible.
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51
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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Sam H.
Sulphur, LA
Purchased from String Trimmers Direct
Purchased 7/31/16
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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Tom R.
Aurora, CO
Purchased from String Trimmers Direct
Purchased 7/8/16
REVIEWED
AUG.
08
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Nice
Works Great. Needs only 1 battery for most jobs.
Tom Recommends This Core Power Product
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10
Thomas V.
Nashville, TN
Purchased from String Trimmers Direct
Purchased 7/4/16
REVIEWED
JUL.
27
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Lots Of Power
This is best trimmer I have ever had.I find it a little heavy and have added a strap, which has been a big help.
Thomas Recommends This Core Power Product
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10
Joseph D.
Harrisburg, PA
Purchased from String Trimmers Direct
Purchased 6/10/16
Total Reviews
7 Reviews
REVIEWED
JUL.
23
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Product
This trimmer works great, the power is there also. Very easy to use and it gets the job done. So far as much as I have used this trimmer I never ran out of power. I am able to get the job done before it runs out of power. When the job is done it goes back on the charger, waiting for the next job.

Simple as that. No more gas and oil to deal with and I sure don't miss pulling on a cord. Just remove the battery from the charger and put it into the trimmer, which is simple to place and remove,... more
Joseph Recommends This Core Power Product
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10
Bill G.
Deridder, LA
Purchased from String Trimmers Direct
Purchased 6/9/16
REVIEWED
JUL.
09
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Finally A Commerial Grade Cordless Trimmer That Does The Job
I saw this trimmer in several well known lawn equipment stores in town. After some research and questioning several people that bought these I decided to go with it.

I found it online with two battery's for same price of the ones in the stores with one battery. I am extremely happy with it and each time I have charged it I have gotten a longer run time. I own two lots and have actually timed both lots on one battery.
Bill Recommends This Core Power Product
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Tom F.
Purchased from String Trimmers Direct
Purchased 6/4/16
REVIEWED
JUN.
27
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Very Nice
Coming from a gas-powered, I was getting sick of the game trying to start it. On top of that the valve on the gas cap kept leaking with three replacement caps. So I decided to go with an electric. I learned a bit about what not to get, and the core trimmer had some good reviews as well as the dual-string head.

It does not disappoint at all. Very nice battery life, so not sure why some people have bad experience. I was out for an hour with it on and off constantly, battery didn't quit on me.... more
Tom Recommends This Core Power Product
Tom's Experience With String Trimmers Direct
Web Site
4/5

Service
4/5

Shipping
5/5
"PED had the best price on a trimmer and shipped very fast!"
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Steve H.
Ft Wayne, IN
Purchased from String Trimmers Direct
Purchased 6/3/16
Total Reviews
3 Reviews
REVIEWED
JUN.
27
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Wow
........after reading other comments, decided to go with the Core. Very powerful. Plenty of charge for my property. Once you get to putting string on it .....it is pretty easy.
Steve Recommends This Core Power Product
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10
Tim D.
Cedar, MN
Purchased from String Trimmers Direct
Purchased 5/31/16
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
JUN.
22
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Now, I Have Put It Through Tests
As powerful as my 4 cycle, very quiet, nice handle and weight distribution. Get the second battery. The switch likes to go to high power, its position, its lack of firmness - no feeling of confidence the switch has locked on low or high. That said, I love this thing.

The long grass will get sucked into and around the axle but it pulls away easily with fingers, not at all hard to unwrap the grass or weeds and whack away. MTD better not mess this up when they take it over.
Tim Recommends This Core Power Product
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