Husqvarna 128LD 17-Inch Straight Shaft Detachable String Trimmer Review

Husqvarna 128LD 17-Inch Straight Shaft Detachable String Trimmer Review

Husqvarna 128LD is powerful string trimmer manufactured by a company that boasts a rich history that goes back to 1689. For more than three centuries, the Husqvarna Group has been manufacturing an array of high-quality products that meet the expectations of customers.

Their tools are example of superb engineering skills and the team’s passion for quality. Their range of products includes sewing machines, weapons, stoves and today’s power tools.

The Husqvarna 128LD a lightweight gas-powered string trimmer that can be used for various trimming and mowing activities. If you want to have a beautifully landscaped garden or yard, this string trimmer can get it done within minutes.

The advanced start recoil system, coupled with the smart fuel pump, makes it easy to start the trimmer. It features a strong and braided wire cable drive with a T25 semi-automatic trimmer head. This gas powered string trimmer comes with a 28cc engine and a 17” cutting width, making it perfect for home use.

The product comes with numerous attachments that can help you convert it to different usable tools for various types of yard activities such as edging, cutting or mowing.

The manual comes with simple and useful instructions to set up and use the trimmer. What we love most about this product is that it can easily cut through thick grass and tough bushes. Let’s take a look at the various features, pros and cons of the product.

Features

  • It measures 12” x 9” x 70” and weighs 11 lbs.
  • It is powered by a 28cc engine
  • The tool features a 17” cutting width
  • It uses a .095 diameter trimmer line
  • There are 2 cycle units for attachment
  • It includes a straight shaft

Pros

This gas powered string trimmer from the house of Husqvarna has a rich tradition of innovation behind it. The model comes with a 28cc 2-cycle X-Torq engine which means less fuel consumption and significantly reduced emission levels.

This powerful engine features a Smart Start system, which ensures that the unit starts up quickly and effortlessly. The convenient switch automatically resets to the ‘ON’ position when it is switched off to make it easier to start.

This multi-purpose trimmer comes with numerous attachments that enable you to transform the trimmer into numerous other forms of yard tools. It weighs 10.8 lbs., which means it is extremely easy to handle and hold.

It also comes with a detachable shaft that makes transport and storage easier. The 128LD is perfect for different types of for medium-duty trimming jobs. It also comes handy for multiple tool applications.

The Husqvarna 128LD comes with a 2-year limited warranty, but the engine and attachments are not covered by this warranty. It also comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee so if you are not satisfied with the product, you can return it and get a full refund.

This power tool can be used for numerous garden and yard cleaning activities which makes it cost effective. Instead of spending money to buy different tools you can buy this multi-purpose trimmer. It delivers a decent performance and offers good value for your money. The replacement parts are also easily available.

The Husqvarna 128LD can be used for more than 10 hours without interruption. You can easily complete the entire job in one session. Unlike the battery powered versions, you will not need to take a break to charge your tool, and then finish your task.

Cons

This product is slightly on the heavy side for someone with an average build, who might find it difficult to work with this tool. The string does not discharge automatically and you need to retract the string from the blade manually, making it a time consuming process.

The price is on the expensive side, but taking into account the various jobs this one tool can accomplish, the price looks pretty justified. Filling gas and dealing with the fumes (although light) can be a cumbersome experience.

Verdict

If you live in a place where your garden tends to get covered with thick bushes and weeds, the Husqvarna 128LD can be an ideal choice. This multi-purpose tool can be used to perform a number of trimming, mowing and hedging jobs with great ease.

When you don’t mind spending a little extra to get more benefits from your investment, the Husqvarna 128LD is a good buy. We recommend it for those who are looking for a robust solution to clean a garden or yard.

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