The Husqvarna 122HD60 is a 21.7 cc dual action gas hedge trimmer. It weighs 10.8 pounds (which is advertised as “very well balanced”), has an easy-start system, and has an adjustable rear handle.
In one of our reviews of a Husky hedge trimmer — particularly the 122HD45 — we gave this power tool a good recommendation based on consumer feedback and rating. Can we also say the same thing about the 122HD60? Find out in this Husqvarna 122HD60 review.
What Makes the 122HD60 Stand Out?
The obvious standout feature is the adjustable rear handle. This allows you to reposition your grip with ease, which makes cutting in all positions or angles (sides and top of hedges) less difficult and less taxing. With this twisting handle feature, you’ll have more control of the 122HD60.
Consumer Feedback and Our Analysis of the Husqvarna 122HD60
– Power. Praises were given to the 122HD60‘s engine, which has been described as having “good power.” It has enough power to complete the task of propelling the blades to cut through branches rapidly. One consumer said it “has about the same power” as his Stihl hedge trimmer.
– Blades. As one buyer has pointed out, the blades are “well-greased,” “heavy duty,” “snug enough,” and “have plenty of rigidity” to cut through branches safely and efficiently.
– Performance. Buyers who don’t have not experienced issues with this hedge trimmer agree that it can trim hedges with ease. The blades can handle large limbs, rose bushes with pretty thick stems, and wet wood of up to 3/4 inches. One consumer has compared the 122HD60 with an old Sears trimmer, and he says that the 122HD60 can cut branches “much larger in diameter.”
– Rear Handle. Consumers love that the rear handle can swivel or twist. This makes cutting through hedges — especially vertically — easier.
– Complaints. Just like many power tools, the Husqvarna 122HD60 is not a perfect machine. We can’t ignore some buyers’ complaints about their trimmer NOT running smoothly. At least three people said that their 122HD60 either “did not run,” “could not be made to run,” or “didn’t run right” out of the box. It dies on full throttle.
When the Husqvarna 122HD60 runs smoothly, it has enough power to slice through hedges with pretty thick stems, giving you results that can be far better than what you’ll get from other brands. The adjustable rear handle is also a nice advantage or bonus as it makes your job easier.
Or continue reading our review of another Husky, the 122HD45, and make your own comparison.