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Husqvarna 128CD Curved Shaft Trimmer Review

Husqvarna 128CD Curved Shaft Trimmer Review

If you face difficulty while trimming the edges and hard to reach areas in your garden, then a curved shaft trimmer is ideal for you. Curved shaft trimmer is pretty much the same as straight shaft trimmers but comes with more flexibility.

They are lightweight and offer better control and handling compared to straight shaft trimmers. One such useful garden tool is the Husqvarna 128CD Curved shaft trimmer.

It is a gas-powered machine that comes with a curved shaft and top-notch features. In this post, we’re going to do an in-depth review of the Husqvarna 128CD trimmer.

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Husqvarna is a trusted brand which offers top-notch home and garden tools for years. Their tools are reliable and work flawlessly for years without any issues. The Husqvarna 128CD comes with a 0.85-pint gas tank and a detachable shaft so that you can transport it easily with yourself.

It has a large, easy-grip handle, which I like the most. Husqvarna claims that the 12CD curved shaft trimmer is easier to use compared to a straight shaft.

So if you are looking for a lightweight and curved shaft trimmer for your garden, then this tool is just for you.

Features and Benefits

Husqvarna 128CD

The Husqvarna 128CD comes with tons of features and benefits. Some of them are mentioned below.

Decent Build Quality

The Husqvarna 128CD is made from a high-quality material that allows you to use this trimmer for years without any issues.

Air Purify Feature

Air Purify Feature

Another impressive thing I like about this machine is its Air Purify feature. It removes as much air as possible from the fuel system and carburetor to make it more rapidly and more comfortable to start. Only a few gas trimmers have this feature, and Husqvarna 128CD comes with this. Air purge feature allows you to start your machine quickly and helps prolong the life of the machine.

Smart Start Feature

Smart Start Feature

It has a smart start feature, which is built into the motor already. We can say that Smart start is a combo of the Auto return and the Air Purge feature. You can follow the image’s mentioned steps to start your engine quickly or make it warm.

Once the engine gets warmed, follow the next steps to make it run without any hassle. This feature comes in handy for those who are not aware of these garden tools’ working or don’t know how to use them.

Auto Return Stop Switch

Auto Return Stop Switch

The Husqvarna 128CD has a dedicated auto-return stop switch, which automatically resets the machine into the ON positions after you use it. It is not a much worthy feature, but still, many people find it convenient to use.

Detachable Shaft

The good thing is that this machine’s shaft is detachable, which makes it a portable and easy to carry machine. It was tough to carry it anywhere with the long and curved shaft. Still, thanks to Husqvarna engineering, you will be able to separate the tool into pieces, making it easy for you to transport it anywhere with you without any hassle. A detachable shaft is not only suitable for traveling but also allows you to store the machine in a smaller space as well.

Curved Shaft

It has a curved shaft which allows the machine to cover hard to reach areas. It also comes with tons of attachments and accessories to make your gardening process easier. By using different accessories, you can change this fantastic tool into many useful things. If you love multipurpose tools, then Husqvarna 128CD is a must-have tool for you.

Our Verdict on Husqvarna 128CD Weed Trimmer

There are many shaft trimmers available in the market, but the Husqvarna 12CD is a mixture of both good and bad things. No doubt it has some flaws, but at the same time, it offers incredible features and benefits that no one wants to miss. It is so lightweight and easy to use, which makes it a perfect garden tool for you.

On the downside, we found that the machine sometimes takes a little time to warm up, and you may need to start the engine a few times to start your work consistently. The good thing is that once it gets warm-up, then you will not face any problem.

Upon checking some user reviews on various platforms, I found that some users face problems in their new clutch design compared to the old Husqvarna 128CD clutch. Overall it is a perfect curved shaft trimmer for homeowners.

Note: Make sure to use only the manufacturers’ mixed oil in the machine because the oil will set the viscosity and other parameters and provide your engine with the best lube. If you use any other or third-party oil, then your engine may not work correctly.


  • It is lightweight and compact.
  • The handle is large enough to cover hard to reach areas.
  • Thanks to the detachable design, you can store it in a small space.
  • Gas-powered engine and due to no cords, it covers more areas.


  • Not so long compared to straight trimmers
  • Not suitable for tall people
  • Not eco friendly
  • The engine makes a lot of noise.

Frequently Asked Questions

1.  Are Curved or Straight Shaft Trimmers Better?

The curved shaft is usually shorter and cost less compared to the straight shaft. Also, the curved shaft is better for people with a shorter height, and if you have a short height, then a curved shaft is an ideal choice for you. On the other hand, if you are tall and want to cover more area, then a straight shaft is the right choice.

2. Are Husqvarna Trimmers Any Good?

Yes, Husqvarna trimmers are good. Husqvarna is a well-known brand in the garden tools industry. Their tools are reliable and work well for years without any issues. The Husqvarna gas-powered weed eater is more powerful compared to the essential electric trimmers.

3. Can You Edge with a Curved Shaft Trimmer?

If you know the correct way, then it is straightforward to edge with a curved shaft trimmer. There is a wide range of edger’s available in the market to edge your lawn, but if you know the correct way of edging, then you can get the same result with your curved shaft trimmer as well.

4. How Do you Edge a Curved Shaft Trimmer?

First, position the machine at 90 degrees to the area where you are going to edging. Now slowly move the end of your trimmer from left to right along the edge of your garden. It will create a vertical edge in your garden.


So, it was the post about Husqvarna 128CD Curved Shaft Trimmer Review. I hope this review will help you to choose the right weed trimmer for you. It is an ideal machine for those who have shorter arms and wants better control.

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Sandy Jensen
Sandy Jensen is the founder of OrganizeWithSandy and Works with Champalimaud Design where she curates and creates fresh ideas for designing and styling your life.

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