Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 154
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by yardguy switch design needs improvement
Bought the item in late fall 2013, as a replacement for a gas model that finally quit. Don't use frequently, as don't trim things all of the time. Last fall, couldn't get it to work. Depressed the safety switch, but the trigger switch wasn't working. Hung it up and figured I'd work on it this spring. Had the same thing happening this spring.
As a "fun" experience, I took the thing apart with my son. We discovered that the safety switch has a very tight clearance to allow the trigger switch to activate. So, it matters where you grab/pull/push the trigger switch. You need to grab the switch down near the trimmer end of the tool, and almost "push" toward the trimmer end . If you grab the trigger switch toward the back (the corded end), it doesn't work.
So, glad I/we figured it out, and I don't have to buy a new one, but could be improved.
June 4, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Puzzled Need an Iron Grip
Very difficult to engage safety lever and trigger. Took apart to remove safety lever only to discover on/off trigger was the culprit. Pooly designed. Had to modify on/off switch. Still need some more attention but will wait until season is over. If you do no have an extremely firm grip do not purchase this item.
June 11, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Elsa Bad experience
What a bad product. It never worked. I wont recommend this particular product.
May 31, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by nikkigirl Very Heavy.My Wife is the one who does all the edging and trimming and finds it so heavy tha she doesn' think she will use it.
Found the Power head quite heavy compared to neighbours cheap unit.My wife finds it uncomfortably heavy,
June 5, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by williesutton Good purchase
Bought this to replace a Troy Bilt unit that gave out after many years of heavy use. I prefer the heft and feel of this one to the original, works well, looking forward to years of use from this unit also.
May 3, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by WestLake Not recommneded
On/Off switch temperamental. Can't seem to get it to turn on reliably.
May 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Skyrider Suprisingly powerful
This powerhead coupled with the straight shaft 18 inch line trimmer is surprisingly powerful Of all the string trimmers both gas and electric that I have used this one takes it all. It will take down 1 ft to 2 ft tall grass and weeds 18 inches wide in one pass and leave a beautifully trimmed area. I have also used it with the edger and has more than enough power to edge my driveway that hasn't been touched in 2 years.
April 17, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Mustang0710 Excellent power head
I am very happy with this power head. I have several Ryobi attachments (weed eater, edger, trimmer, blower and rotary tiller) that all work quite well with this power head. It has the power to run all of them...even better than the gas motor. Two items to improve: 1) The attachments don't slide on enough to click into place, but still work fine when tightened down; 2) The trigger is quite hard to squeeze. Still a great unit and I am very happy with my conversion from gas to electric.
April 8, 2016