Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 167
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mud best electric trimmer
My first Ryobi electric trimmer has lasted over twenty years, now I have more attachments available to use and a more powerful trimmer.
September 6, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by skirmish Great Replacement for a gas power head, but
My gas powered head failed (fuel line fell apart) and I needed to get up and running fast, so I saw one of these and thought this will be quicker to get back up and running so I can repair the fuel line later.
Well, it certainly was quick to get up and running, plug it in, attach tool, and use the trigger, yeah. Use the trigger to start is shall we say not that simple. I found that while pressing the upper part of the trigger release mechanism, I had to find a painfully small finger to fit in the "v" part of the trigger area and apply an inconvenient amount of force to be able to get the trigger to engage. It's almost mechanically impossible to apply the required amount of force through such a dainty finger in order to engage such a mechanism and I found that humans with the required strength and finger dimensions are incredibly hard to come by, then when you do find one, they just don't have the stamina to hold the trigger for more than a few minutes at a time. This does mean that you have to have many start/stop cycles.
I don't know how many cycles of operation that the trigger is rated for, but I have found that after a total of 4 hours of use over a period of 2 weeks that the trigger mechanism has failed and now I am left with a useless lump of plastic and metal.
Overall though, while it worked, it certainly gave my fingers a workout and possibly caused early onset carpal tunnel syndrome and it did a great job. Certainly a powerful tool, but I think for myself, my fingers aren't powerful enough to keep the trigger pressed for more than 5 minutes and reliability just isn't even close to being in the ball park of being worth purchasing.
Also after having read other reviews, some of them pointing out the issues with the trigger mechanism, I thought maybe it isn't that bad. Well, yeah, it is worse than that bad. It is an experience that you can't fully appreciate until you have owned one of these powers heads and tried using it.
August 27, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by FS Trigger problems continue
I've had two of these and both have trigger problem. the trigger fails to function after a short length of time. Bad design.
August 30, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Verified Reviewer piece of junk
I bought ryobi because its home depots brand and I wanted to have easy access to replacement string and parts. what a waste home depot does not stock replacement string for their own product . I thought " oh well i'll order online but I cant seem to find any pre-wound replacement spools. I wasted my money trusting home depot
August 22, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Handyman21 To much power
To much power, the attachments start to turn from the torque. And the thumb screws to tighten everything can not get tight enough. It took a couple redneck engineering tricks to make everything work. Be warned twice the power of the gas models.
August 9, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Timothy GREAT FOR SMALL YARDS
I have used this trimmer head for several years now and now I am looking to get a second one just to keep from changing the attachments. In the amount of time it takes to fight a gas trimmer, your done. This item needs to be available stores for homeowners that are unaware of this option over a gas trimmer.
August 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Hank Replacement electric string trimmer power head
Nice replacement power-head for my YardMan electric string trimmer. The internal shaft seemed a bit longer than what I was replacing but I pushed it together anyhow and it seems to work fine with no issues due to that. Good amount of power for electric unit. Slightly disappointed with the cord retainer - basically non-functional. A very large carabiner clip works to hold onto my extension cord. (I have since made up a short coated cable with crimped on loops at each end and a small carabiner clip to do the same thing.) Excellent value if you need a quick fix for a failing powerhead [gas or electric] EZ Lock style trimmer. Thank you for having this item in stock - saved me from having to buy an entire new unit!
June 29, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Billyjack Ryobi Power, rip it up
Always a great product. Very hungry weed eater. Fast shipping as usual and excellent price.
July 30, 2016