Husqvarna Dual Action Hedge Trimmer: Review

Review of the Husqvarna Dual Action Hedge Trimmer

As of this writing, there were 58 customer comments and 12 answered questions on Amazon.  I've read through the feedback on Amazon and condensed the results into this report.  I hope that this helps you when picking out a hedge trimmer.

Best Fea​tures

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    Rotating Handle
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    Run Quiet
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    Powerful
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    Can cut through 3/4 inch branches
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    Comes with 2 year warranty 

Item Specifics

The Husqvarna Dual Action Hedge Trimmer has a smart start engine with a starter designed so that the machine starts quickly with minimal effort.  This hedge trimmer has a carburetor air purge system that removes air from the carburetor and fuel system for easy starting.  When the machine is turned off, the stop switch automatically returns to the star position for easy starting.  The handle in the rear is adjustable to facilitate cutting the sides and tops of hedges. Anti-vibration dampeners absorb vibration and thus reduce the stress on the user's arms and hands.

The dimensions of this hedge trimmer are 11 x 9 x 48 inches with a weight of 16 pounds.

Cuts Through 3/4 inch Limbs with No Problems

The ability of the Husqvarna Dual Action Hedge Trimmer to cut through thick limbs is good.  Customers reported that it had no problem cutting though 3/4 inch limbs.

Rotating Handle Makes It Easier to Operate and Safer

The rotating handle makes trimming in all positions easy and less taxing for the user.  Another asset of the rotating handle is that it is safer.  One customer put it this way, "I love the ability to rotate the handle. If you are trying to decide whether to buy the 122HD45 or the 122HD60, the rotating handle is worth the extra money. It makes trimming on the sides much easier, and probably much safer. I read somewhere that hedge trimmers are one of the most dangerous power tools for sending people to the emergency room. It's probably because you are constantly trying to hold the shear at awkward angles. Having the ability to rotate the handle made it much easier to control the tool when trimming vertically. I don't know if other brands have that feature, but if they don't that would be a reason to buy Husqvarna alone."

Like Cutting Your Shrubs with a Chainsaw

Husqvarna Dual Action Hedge Trimmer is powerful hedge trimmer.  One customer described it this way, "This machine is like cutting your shrubs with a chain saw; only a very good chainsaw. It worked like a charm on my tall ornamental grasses. It was very easy to start. Love Husky tools - never disappointed."

Some Would Not Run Out of the Box

I did come across several comments left on Amazon that said this hedge trimmer would not run out of the box.  However, those who returned it received a replacement that did work.  Once they received one that worked, most customers were very happy with the Husqvarna Dual Action Hedge Trimmer.

One user was very forgiving when his arrived not being able to run out of the box.  He fixed it up himself and was then happy with it.  The fact though that some would not run when they arrived does have me concerned. Here is what he shared with prospective buyers, "The trimmer was all I expected it to be.  The cutting bar has a much wider throat, so it can handle larger limbs. The rotating handle made trimming in all positions very easy and less taxing. The low compression allows for easy starting.  However, I could not give this a 5 star since it would not run out of the box.  I had to spend an additional $30 to purchase a carburetor adjusting tool.  Once I received the tool, it took me about 5 minutes of tweaking to get it to run without the choke on. After that, it was smooth sailing."

Runs Quiet for a Gas Powered Hedge Trimmer

The Husqvarna Dual Action Hedge Trimmer run quiet.  This is an advantage if you want to be able to hedge trim in early morning or late evening hours when others could be sleeping.  It's also nice so that you don't produce more noise pollution in general for yourself and those around you.  Customers were very pleased with how quiet this hedge trimmer runs.

Questions People Ask

What is the warranty period and can it be extended?  Consumers who purchase two-stroke gasoline powered Husqvarna branded handheld products, including: chainsaws, blowers, hedge trimmers, pole pruners/saws and trimmers, for non-income producing personal use or household purposes, excluding commercial, agricultural, retail, industrial and rental usage types, can extend their product warranty from the standard 2 years to either a 3 year or 4 year limited warranty.

What is the power output of this hedge trimmer?  The engine output at 0.6 kW at 7800 rpm which converts to .082 HP.

How much does this hedge trimmer weigh?  The Husqvarna Dual Action Hedge Trimmer has a weight of 16 pounds.


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Pros

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    Rotating Handle
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    Powerful
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    Runs Quiet For a Gas Powered Hedge Trimmer

Cons

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    Some would not run out of the box 
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    Price

Husqvarna Dual Action Hedge Trimmer Conclusion

The Husqvarna Dual Action Hedge Trimmer is a powerful gas powered hedge trimmer.  It can easily cut through 3/4 inch branches.  The rotating handle feature makes it easier to operate and also safer.  Gas powered machinery usually is very loud.  However customers reported that this hedge trimmer ran relatively quiet for a gas powered hedge trimmer.  Some customers did report that it didn't run when it arrived.  Those that returned it had no problems getting a working one sent right out.  The price is a bit high for a hedge trimmer in general but not too high considering that it is gas powered.  Gas powered hedge trimmers generally are more expensive.  The Husqvarna Dual Action Hedge Trimmer comes with a 2 year warranty with the option to extend it to 3 or 4 years.  If you want a powerful hedge trimmer and are ok with paying a little extra for gas powered, I recommend this one.


Common Questions

Here are some top questions that I found for people considering buying a Husqvarna Dual Action Hedge Trimmer.

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    What is the warranty period and can it be extended?  Consumers who purchase two-stroke gasoline powered Husqvarna branded handheld products, including: chainsaws, blowers, hedge trimmers, pole pruners/saws and trimmers, for non-income producing personal use or household purposes, excluding commercial, agricultural, retail, industrial and rental usage types, can extend their product warranty from the standard 2 years to either a 3 year or 4 year limited warranty. 
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    What is the power output of this hedge trimmer?  The engine output at 0.6 kW at 7800 rpm which converts to .082 HP. 
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    How much does this hedge trimmer weigh?  The Husqvarna Dual Action Hedge Trimmer has a weight of 16 pounds.  
Mariann Foster

I am one of our content writers for Everything Backyard. I am a mother and business owner of Big Horn Mountain Alpacas in Wyoming. I love farm life, cutting my own firewood in the mountains, and participating in local trail run races.

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