Excellent Value Product
Easy to assemble, lightweight to handle but does a heavyweight job working efficiently. It is easy to start & use, and if this my first Husqvarva product proves durable, it won't be the last Husqvarna product I buy.
July 27, 2011
You buy it and take it out of the box, add gas and pull the cord and get your trimming done. That's all there is to it!
July 20, 2011
Very Easy to Start and Use! The Mixture tends to Richen up when the tank is full which cause it to Bog at High Speed, therefore I leave it about half full when in use.
October 12, 2013
Nice trim ;)
I used a craftsman trimmer for 6 years, it worked great, then it broke (I'm not complaining though, 6 years is a good run). I got another Craftsman and it was junk, the engine seized after 15 months so I upgraded to the Husqvarna, and I love it. A chainsaw will be my next purchase and it will be a Husqvarna as well, thanks for the quality equipment.
October 8, 2013
Works for me
Bought this trimmer when I bought my new husqvarna tractor. Works great. I use engineered fuel in all my small engines. You get more life and performance out of the machine. Quit mixing oil and gas and you'll have a machine that won't disappoint. Does what I need it to do.
October 6, 2013
Poor Customer Service
I have a 128CD - owned for two-three years. I had an issue this spring with the starter rope recoil spring coming out of the rope pulley, and damaging the pulley. I purchased a new part from the dealer, and have used it twice since. The same thing happened. I called Husqvarna customer service - they could not tell me if there was a recall on that - I would have to go back to the dealer. Also, he said that there may be a warranty on the part, but I don't want another part that will just break again in a few uses. Furthermore, what if I let it sit over the winter and the same part breaks next spring? I will be buying another part... Long story short, I am not satisfied with the trimmer, but I am much more dissatisfied with the customer service...
October 3, 2013
My old Troy Bilt 2 cycle trimmer wen out on me this year, so I purchased a new 4 cycle Troy Bilt thinking it would last like it's predecessor. No such luck....problems from second time I used it. So I bought this.........salesman at Lowe's said it was the best they carried that accepted attachments. He also recommended canned gas, which I bought (pricey). This works OK, but its not like the old Troy Bilt.........doesn't seem to have near the power, but its better than the 4 cycle. I guess the old saying is true....they just don't build 'em like they used to.
September 19, 2013
This is a very nice machine, the head works well dispensing just the right amount of line needed to continue working uninterrupted. The vibration is minimal and the ergonomics are OK. Quite powerful for a 28cc machine. Cuts tough desert grass easily, and I do mean tough. I had an electric trimmer and had to retire it because it would not cut this grass.
When you first start the machine it has absolutely no power, stutters, and gives low rpm's. It took me about 2 or 3 hours of operation before it smoothed out and gained a reasonable amount of power. I must assume that this is because of the ridiculous carburetor system forced on the manufacturer by our not so bright government officials so don't return it like I almost did, run it a while and it will smooth out. It is impossible to adjust the carb without the proper tool and if you can find one it will cost you an arm and a leg. Only certified mechanics are supposed to have one.
The 128CD is a nice looking machine and fairly light in weight. If I were going to complain about any part of the tool it would be that it uses quite a bit of fuel. Since I have not owned a gas line trimmer for quite a while I don't know how much other tools might use but it just seems to me that a motor of only 28cc should get a little better milage, and it may when it gets well broken in.
This machine is a bit harder to start than I expected but it seems to be getting better with time. Restarts are pretty good but a cold start requires 3 or 4 pulls if you prime it properly. To start requires that you put it on the ground/floor to pull the starter cord. This tool just has too much compression to start it without holding it down.
I would definitely recommend this tool over the cheaper brands. I tried one other brand and took it back for this machine. "Good hunting"
September 16, 2013