Husqvarna 18-Inch String Trimmer Review for 2018

Husqvarna 223L Gas String Trimmer

If you’re a landowner or semi-professional, then you don’t need the heavy-duty power equipment that the pros need. You’re probably looking for something that gets the job done without a lot of cost to you or a huge learning curve. If that’s you, then the Husqvarna String Trimmer is for you.

Built with a lot of craft quality goods, this doesn’t give you a ton of the fluff that other makers try to force on you. This is a simple, intuitive machine that is ready to do the job when you are. It features nothing but the parts and innovations that you really need.

Both lightweight and durable, this has an air purge easy start mechanism. Its reliability comes in the form of a strong, braided wire cable drive and a gear box that is extremely durable. A true product that’s made for consumers is one that steers away from the glittering generalities and provides the right type of features that you will need.

Adding to its comfort factor is its incredible ergonomic features that definitely set it apart from other trimmers that have a straight shaft. The Husqvarna’s E-tech engine is more than capable, with power enough to satisfy your senses without you feeling like you’re in overdrive. You can load the trimmer head that is a T 35 bump.

The blade is more than capable. This will feel like it’s gliding across the ground when you trim your yard. Cutting through ¼’’ brush is no problem using the stock string. You’ll feel like a pro with the performance of this beauty of a power tool. Despite its amateur status, this definitely has some elements to it that makes you feel like you’re in the Big League. Time and time again, this device will make you a believer.

About its Manufacturer: Husqvarna

With a presence in more than 100 countries, Husqvarna is the worldwide leader of outdoor power products such as trimmers, chainsaws, lawn mowers and garden tractors in addition to being a leader in consumer watering items. They operate several global brands and their global market share value is over 32 billion. Their mission is to develop, and manufacture and market power products wit ha focus on products, cost-efficiency, passion for products and customer care.

This product weighs nine pounds and can be shipped only within the United States. The box comes with a 1.01HP, twenty-four and a half cc engine.

Here are some of the other features...

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    Non-CARB compliant which means it’s not for sale in California
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    Stop switch automatically sets or resets to the on position to start easier
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    Carburetor air removal for starting easier as well
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    Engine and starter designed for minimal effort
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    3-piece crankshaft forged for top durability during the hardest applications

Here are some of the pros and cons...

Powerful presence – cuts through brush with no problem

Easy to start – main starting mechanism is a cinch for beginners. You’ll be on your way to a quality looking lawn in no time.

Easy to maneuver – it’s not a fairy but it glides across the ground like one.

Husqvarna 223L String Trimmer

2-year warranty – especially when you see it compared to one from Echo’s that’s five years, you can see how that can draw some people’s ire.


The Husqvarna 223L 18-Inch 24.5cc 2-Stroke Gas Powered Straight Shaft String Trimmer is an amazingly simple, intuitive, and powerful trimmer that has a number of qualities that make it one of the best in its class. Husqvarna put together a machine (although it’s gas powered) with the total package. Simplicity and maneuverability is a definite step up when you look at this machine. And finding that gives you the ability to succeed over and over again in your lawn. And if you’re in the market to find a device that fits the bill in terms of performance versus hype, this is it.

RATING: 4.5 out of 5