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Ryobi 10-Amp Electric Power Head
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Ryobi

10-Amp Electric Power Head

  • Powerful 10-Amp electric motor
  • Attachment capable: works with RYOBI Expand-It attachments
  • Instant start-up and lightweight design for hassle-free operation
$59.97 /each

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Product Overview

Get maximum versatility with the Ryobi 10-Amp Electric Power Head. It can accept items in the Expand-It attachment line to do a number of jobs, such as edging, pruning and trimming - just add the right attachment.

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  • 10-Amp electric motor offers powerful and efficient performance
  • Instant start-up ensures a hassle-free operation
  • 24 in. shaft length provides ample reach and utility
  • Lightweight design for less fatigue during use
  • Accepts most Expand It attachments (sold separately); not recommended for use with hedge trimmer and brush cutter attachments (sold separately)

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how big is the diameter of the shaft? 1 inch?

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December 10, 2013
can I use it with "poulan" attachment?
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Port Orchard, WA
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May 23, 2016
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Yes it is 1 inch.
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Temecula, CA
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June 16, 2015
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Yes it is 1 inch. Don't know if they are compatible. With different vendors they like to be proprietary about their products. Recommend take an attachment with you and go in to the store and check it out.
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Salt Lake City
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April 20, 2015
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Shaft diameter is 1 inch.
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Raleigh, NC
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April 7, 2015
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Correct - about an inch (didn't measure). I tried the original attachments and had a connection issue, but they were not "Expand - IT" attachments. So I went and bought the official compatible attachments and have the same issue. It seems the power head connection is millimeters too shallow or the tool ends are millimeters too long.
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Raleigh NC
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July 23, 2014
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It is a square shaft a little smaller than 1/4 inch square. It fits into the compatible drive shaft of the power head. The internal shaft of the attachment was the correct size, but was too long. I had to cut it off and smooth the edges to make it fit.
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Bristol
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June 8, 2014
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There is no shaft there is only a tube which carries a cble drive to the head.
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Illinois, USA
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May 13, 2014
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I believe Poulan attachment will work.
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Atlanta, GA
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December 17, 2013
Answer: 
Hi ayuloa,
I'm Travis from The Home Depot. Thanks for visiting our site.
Yes, this power head is compatible with your attachment. The Expand-It design is compatible with many other name brands of power equipment, including Poulan.
The complete list of compatible brands is on the accessory's box.
Thanks for asking,
Travis
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will it work the expand it cultivater

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Riverside, CA
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May 27, 2016
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Yes I use mine all the time, great for a built up garden bed.
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Port Orchard, WA
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May 23, 2016
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Yes it will work with the eXpand-it cultivator.
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April 9, 2016
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It worked great and had plenty of power to till the sections of my yard which were in need of reseeding. On/off switch is complete garbage and the power head quit working after 1 month. I'll be returning and hoping the next one lasts a little longer and has a little better power switch. Still, when it worked there was plenty of power so I was pleased.
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October 18, 2015
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yes if are strong and have two hand.. On mine, it on extremely difficcult to operate the power switch
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ontario
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June 29, 2015
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will work with expandit powerhead. expandit says their cultivator head works with most brands of powerheads including Ryobi.
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June 22, 2015
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Hey Estill-- Yes, this powerhead will work with the cultivator attachment. Thanks for the question!
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will this work.with the pole saw attachment?

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Riverside, CA
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October 9, 2016
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I am on my second power head over 5 years and all my Ryobi attachments have worked but I do not have a pole saw personally, closest thing to the pole saw is the rototiller and mine works fine. Hope that helps!
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October 9, 2016
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yes, the 10 amp electric power head accepts the ryobi expand it attachments.
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I have the pole saw attachment and it does fit but it's a bit snug. It does work though.
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Yes it will and you will have fun. Skyrider.
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What's with the difficult to operate on-off switch?

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Answering my own question:
I love my power head, BUT, I have been cursing the on-off switch since day one, as have many other people in these reviews and on Amazon. I was about to disassemble the power head when I accidentally discovered that I have been using the on-off switch incorrectly.

All this time I have been pressing the on-off switch at the rear most part of the switch (to get as much leverage as possible), WRONG. It turns out that if you press the switch where it is closest to the housing, the switch turns on and off with the greatest of ease.

I don't know why Ryobi hasn't clarified this after so many customer complaints have been lodged. It is not a very intuitive design to my way of thinking.

I hope this helps.
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August 27, 2016
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Hah, I totally agree, though for me, the power switch failed after "using it too much" when pressing it at where it is closest to the housing. Only really used the power switch about 50 times over 2 weeks.
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It took me a year to figure that same problem out. push at top. I have taken my apart already and did a little filing on the catch. No problems now.
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May 24, 2016
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There might also be a problem with the extension cable that most people are using with this power head. This is a machine that requires more power than your average big box store cable can provide. I am using it with a 14 gauge 100ft cable with no issue whatsoever even while using the brush cutter attachment.
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Yes you did answer your own question. The switch trigger pivot point is on what should be the free end of the switch. Don't know why Ryobi has not looked in to this problem.
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Customer Reviews

Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 173 reviewers.
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by The electric product burnt up after only doing a quarter of the yard October 25, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Ergonomically Awkward First off the shaft end that connected the attachment was bent so I had to repair before I could use, no biggie but a sample of what was to come. The product was awkward to maneuver so I need to return to Home Depot, good imagineering bad implementation! September 20, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Not quite as good as the previous model, difficult actuator switch I've been using the corded electric Ryobi system with Expand-It attachments for decades now, and I've really been happy with it. When my original power head eventually died, I bought a cheaper McCulloch one that would work with the attachments. I think it must have been lower amperage, because when I got this new Ryobi it was MUCH more powerful. It shreds through the string on my Rhino swivel head twice as fast. HOWEVER, they've made 2 unfortunate changes. There is now a small safety lever on top of the unit that has to be depressed with your palm before the power switch can me engaged. I don't understand it's purpose, unlike a mower's safety handle the trimmer won't keep running if it's unmanned. It's just an irritation and I've defeated it with a nylon zip tie. The other more important issue is the overly stiff power button. It's very hard to press and quickly causes hand fatigue. I've sometimes had to squeeze it 3 times to get it to actuate. I'm SERIOUSLY considering having a repair shop install a new switch, or changing it out myself. Even an on/off toggle would be better! Ryobi is trying to transition people who own Expand-It attachments to their new 40V cordless power head, which I rejected because it's twice the price. If I knew ahead of time about this button problem I might have reconsidered. September 20, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Major Trigger Switch Problems With This Trimmer - Do Not Purchase It This is my second purchase of this 10 amp trimmer. The first worked great for 15 years, so I assumed a new one would be even better. I was wrong. On the plus side, it is very powerful and will cut through just about anything with ease. On the minus side, the dual trigger switch assembly is absolutely deplorable and renders the trimmer essentially useless. It takes a considerable amount of fiddling to just get the trimmer to run, and then after running for about 10 seconds, it just shuts down. So then you get to fiddle with the stupid switches over and over and over again to get it to run for another 10 seconds. In the end you spend more time trying to get it to run than you actually get to trim anything. Unbelievably frustrating!!! Ryobi needs to either (1) immediately recall this trimmer for repair or replacement at its expense; (2) refund the full purchase price to all current owners; or (3) send owners a modification kit to fix the problem themselves, assuming the average owner could effect the repair. September 9, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Double the power Since receiving the Ryobi to replace my dead gas powered one, I have had no problems at all. It seems much more powerful than I expected an electric tool to have. September 20, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 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 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 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
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