This Craftsman product claims to kill two unpleasant tasks with one tool by combining a gas powered, 2-cycle trimmer and a leaf blower into one string-trimmer-shaped beast. We do have one concern, though: it looks like it might be a bit bottom-heavy.
This trimmer/blower hybrid starts out with Craftsman’s 32cc, 2-cycle engine that features the Incredi-pull start system. “Incredi”-hype aside, this means that it has an auto choke that simplifies starting to just a quick priming or two then a yank on the cord. At the bottom is a pretty standard 16″ trimmer head with a large handle switch that redirects the engine’s power from the trimmer to a small rotary blower attachment to blow away cuttings.
We don’t expect super power from the little blower, but reviews on the Sears site say the blower has good power for its size. Heck, if it can just move the cuttings back onto the grass or down the driveway, that’d be good enough for home use.
Street pricing starts at $169.