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Update – Weedeater Featherlite SST

Now that summer has returned (with regard to yard work, if not by the calendar) I’ll give an update on my Weedeater Featherlite SST. I’ve used it a couple of times this season, still on last year’s gas (with Sta-Bil) and it has started without difficulty. Keeping it running is a trick, I have to flip the choke back and forth between closed and halfway open for a minute or two. Eventually it will run smooth with the choke open.

I started it up today and the starter cord did not retract. The starter cord is on the shaft side of the engine, totally wrapped in the green plastic shroud. I haven’t taken this apart yet, but it looks like I’m going to need both hex (Allen) and star (Torx) wrenches to open it up. The only reason for using either of those is to keep people from taking out the wrong screws, but when they’re all like that it makes me wonder. It’s cheap but it’s not disposable!

Link to my original review

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