Does the job well
Purchased this to use first as a light duty brush cutter and then as a trimmer. Not the lease expensive combo brush cutter/trimmer on the market but a very nice unit - easy to assemble and started right up. With the furnished blade it works perfectly for light duty brush cutting - I did over an acre in a couple of hours.
Using the Husquevarna bottled fuel it does run a little rough until really warned up - I had to keep the choke set on 1/4 to keep the throttle responsive or else it bogged down. When revved up it tears through everything!!
So far I am very pleased with the purchase. Great ergonomics. I hope to use it for years to come.
Very pleased with the purchase.
May 12, 2015
A commercial quality trimmer.
I used to have a Echo SRM-210 that would go though a carb. once every two years from the soft plastic wearing out and casing them not to run,they also had a problem of not wanting to idle unless the engine was just shy of being red hot.then there was the problem of being burned by the metal shroud. after 5 years i had enough of it. Im also a small engine mechanic and I've worked on many trimmers and thought....."I've only worked on two husq. based trimmers,many echos and scrapped hundreds of stihls." then i went to a dealer and scrutinized every husqvarna they had there.parts on the shelf,parts on the wall and everything looked easy to work on if i ever needed to make a repair on the fly. so $265 later i walked out the door with this model and the saw blade kit that comes with it.the first day i ran it hard for about 6 hours.the string that comes in the head is a good durable line.the power is always there when you need it and has a lot more power than i expected.it starts easy if you stick with the instructions.and it will idle!!!!! the only trimmer i had that you can go from running hard to setting it down to only pick it back up and not have to try and start it again!!! the fuel consumption will take getting used to as you have a 28cc motor. the saw blade kit works well but the trimmer needs to be run wide open to get a good cut.the trimmer head is easy to respool. thank you husqvarna for making my job of 33 yards to keep up far easier for me!
December 3, 2014
I bought this trimmer over a year ago and have never used anything this powerful. I love the tap head for the trimmer line, and I love how comfortable the machine is. the best part is being able to have the ability to have many different attachments such as the edger. This is a consumer machine that I use for commercial use and it never has any problems.
August 19, 2014
Machine works great with shoulder strap (a must have) the machine is balanced and easy to operate my wife says her hands do not hurt from operating it. I like the easy handle of the machine.
Again I believe a shoulder strap should be given to the customer when the machine is sold. It makes the operation of the machine easy to handle.
June 21, 2014
If this trimmer lasts as long as my Echo did it will be a great product. It is easy to start and cuts very well.
June 18, 2014
I have used this trimmer several times and it has performed exceptionally. I would recommend this item to all my friends and anyone needing quality yard equipment.
May 22, 2014
Best trimmer ever
This is the best trimmer I've ever used. I used to use ho elites that were not great but this is fun to use. The throttle response was slow but I found out that there was a little hole in the exhaust but I drilled 2 more holes in the exhaust and the throttle response is brisk and idle is great. Haven't used the brush cutter but I'll soon use it.
April 29, 2014
Best Trimmer for the Money Hands Down!!!
Only Negatives are.
Throttle Response could be a bit faster (but could be a tuning Issue on mine)
Fuel Tank could be a bit bigger.
You simply will not find a better trimmer for the Price.
August 3, 2013