This is a semi-professional string trimmer for those who need the extra power and versatility a gas trimmer offers. Its 4-stroke engine is almost vibration free and offers a lot of power to fight with thick weeds and long grass. Additionally, Husqvarna has a lot of attachments to transform this trimmer in other handy tools.
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Pro Ideal for heavy tasks
The 4-stroke 25cc engine produces one horsepower: enough to fight the thickest weeds and longest grass. The engine is powerful enough to work with blades or professional grade strings as well as different accessories.
Pro Can use strings for virtually every scenario
This trimmer can use professional grade strings, as thick as 0.095", so it can cut almost any grass or weed you might find.
Pro Less prone to vibrations
The 4-stroke engine produces almost no vibrations, when compared to a 2-stroke engine. That significantly eases the pressure on the hands when using the tool.
Pro Optimized line feeding
You can dose the necessary length of the line by simply tapping the head against the ground instead of winding it out manually. While not as convenient as automatic line feeding, it gives greater precision and minimises unwanted line consuming.
Pro No oil mixing required
Compared to 2-stroke trimmers, a 4-stroke unit doesn’t require oil and gas mixing, thus avoiding the hassle of keeping a separate mixture for the trimmer and the unpleasant mixing procedure.
Pro Trims fast
The trimmer uses a two-line system, meaning that it does double the job whacking the weeds and everything is trimmed more evenly and a bit faster.
Pro Can work with a blade
If you find that the string is too weak to fight against certain stubborn weeds, it can be replaced with a metal blade.
Pro Lots of trimmer attachments available
Husqvarna offers various accessories that allow using this trimmer as an edger, a brush cutter, a cultivator, or even a pole saw.
Pro Adjustable handle for comfort
You can adjust the position of the handle to get the most comfortable grip. This is crucial if you want to use the trimmer for a prolonged period.
Pro Engine is easy to start
The engine itself is easy to start, thanks to the specially designed starter and the Air Purge that removes excess air from the carburetor.
Since it has a petrol engine, it’s noisier than electric alternatives. In fact, it's recommended to use an ear protection while running this trimmer.
While this unit is light for a 4-stroke gas trimmer, weighing only 11 pounds, it is almost twice as heavy as electric alternatives.
Con Needs frequent maintenance
Compared to electric alternatives, this needs lots of maintenance. It requires oil, spark plug, and filter changes to keep it in operational condition. Also, the engine will wear out in time, needing some service work.
Con Bad for tight spots
Some users complain that the string is located too high from the ground, making it hard to cut grass in tight spots evenly.