Pros / This gas trimmer features a powerful engine to help you power through yardwork.
Cons / Assembling this weed whacker can be a hassle.
Verdict / The Snapper 41ADZ24C707 Straight Shaft Gas Trimmer is a potent weed eater that does a good job clearing annoying weeds and grass. You can also use extra attachments from other manufacturers to perform a variety of landscaping tasks with this versatile lawn tool.
Briggs & Stratton primarily produces engines for other manufacturers' power equipment, but the company also creates its own equipment under the Snapper brand. The Snapper 41ADZ24C707 multitool weed trimmer is a good example of what quality engines from this company can do. It possesses a powerful design.
This Snapper's biggest advantage is a 27cc two-cycle engine, which is one of the most powerful in our review. The more cubic centimeters in the engine, the more power the trimmer has, and the average for weed whackers in our comparison is 25cc. It has plenty of power to blast through the weeds plaguing your lawn or garden. However, this trimmer was a hassle to assemble and took longer than most. It weighs 12 pounds, which is on the heavy side for a trimmer. For a lighter trimmer, consider the Weed Eater W25SFK – one of the lightest gas trimmers we reviewed, and one of the easiest to assemble.
The trimmer head on this weed eater has a healthy 17-inch cutting radius, which means it can cover a lot of ground in a short time. Its bump feed adds more nylon line with a simple tap on the ground. A debris shield protects you from flying dirt, small rocks and plant fragments.
Other nice features include an adjustable handle and a trigger control that lets you turn the device on and off with the simple push of a button. A padded shoulder strap can ease some of the fatigue of carrying it around the yard. This is a nice addition especially since the Snapper lacks anti-vibration technology. While it doesn’t vibrate as much as several competing models, it is a good idea to give your hands and arms a break to avoid too much strain. When it comes to noise, our testing revealed that this trimmer is about average among the machines we reviewed.
Snapper does not make its own attachments, but it is compatible with third-party accessories like brush blades, pole saws, edgers, hedge trimmers, blowers and cultivators. It can become an all-purpose tool that could save hours in the yard. Some of the other weed eaters in our lineup discourage using universal attachments. A few of them even void their warranty if you use another manufacturer's tools, but Snapper doesn’t have these stipulations.
This Snapper includes a three-year warranty on the unit and the drive shaft. If you run into any problems, you can contact Snapper via email, by phone or at an authorized service center, which you can find on Snapper's website.
The Snapper 41ADZ24C707 is a good weed trimmer with enough power to take care of most yard jobs. It is built solidly and did well in our tests. While it’s not designed with anti-vibration technology, it has a shoulder strap that helps minimize vibration as does its overall solid design. This trimmer is compatible with universal attachments, which can turn it into a multipurpose tool and significantly cut down on the time you spend on your yard.