Starts like it should !
Who cares if a trimmer has nice features if it is hard to start and you regret buying it. But this trimmer has both, features and it starts just like the operators manual says it will !
September 6, 2011
Bang for the buck
I picked up this trimmer after my $400 echo died.
This trimmer has done more then just knock down the weeds... i have used it to take out brush, edge, swaped out the attachment for the tiller and tilled my small garden, and i even used it to mow my back yard once (after running out of fuel for my mower in the middle of a rain storm)
I have over worked this trimmer and have not had one issue with it. it has a nice balance of weight. never left my back hurting after prolong use. very happy with the product, and for the price you can't beat it.
August 31, 2011
Used primarily for edging. Easy to use, good power.
August 28, 2011
I have always used an electric trimmer/wackier, but tired of their construction,head changing, and in general the overall operation.
August 27, 2011
Great when it run's
Worked good when I first started it up , EXCEPT after about 30 minutes of use it started dieing every 5-10 minutes.Now after using 2 times it dies constantly after 10 -15 minutes of use.I am sure it is probably a carburetor adjustment but I was told by a dealer the warranty doesn't cover carb adjustments.I payed a premium price for this brand and I am dissappointed with the performance out of the box and even more so with the warranty service
August 26, 2011
Don't expect more $ to buy a string trimmer that lasts
I bought my 128LD at Lowes based on Husqvarna's reputation and consumer magazine reviews in May 2010. Lowes carried at least 15 other string trimmers for the same price or less than what I paid but I wanted something good that lasted.
From May 2010 to August 2011 I liked the power, balance, starting ease and quality of my string trimmer.
My recoil broke in the middle of August 2011. Even though the warranty is 2 years, I was told that the recoil isn't covered by the warranty by authorized dealer repair shop. This in spite of the Husqvarna Service Technician answering posts on this website acknowledging that the recoils had design problems and had been redesigned. The customer service department told me that the repair shop determines warranty repair not Husqvarna.
Overall this was a bad experience. I will not buy Husqvarna any more since there are better quality lawn equipment manufacturers out there who stand fully behind their products.
August 24, 2011
I believe that Husky has positioned this power head and their other homeowner products between the lower-end Homelite, Weedeater, Poulan, etc and the high-end Stihl and Echo. As such it represents good value as one would expect to get at least a couple of years of use out of it before replacement. I think its worth the extra money to purchase it.
August 20, 2011
The 128LD cranks with no hassle.
I have had my Husqvarna 128LD for about 6 weeks. All I had to assemble it was to connect the shaft. It has been a pleasure to work with. I can get my work done much faster because it cranks with no hassle and the string hardly ever tangles. It is a little heavy after using it for over an hour at a time.
August 13, 2011