Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 146
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 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 5.0 out of 5.0 by isishannaisi Amazing Product
I bought this to replace my original one that I broke! Love the ability to change out the head for the tool you need. Saves space by not buying 5 full size tools!
April 19, 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
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Hecknaw Beware
Fast delivery...unit came in a crushed proper Ryobi box, elect. head was in proper Styrofoam with no plastic wrapping the head , the box had no invoice with shipment and scratches on head and shaft all lead me to believe this unit is a referb. unit although I paid for new. I have 90 days to return if I find it to be defective. I used it for 2 hours and it worked better than the gas unit it replaced. Plenty of power for the average size yard. As long as it works I will not return it as I am so rough on equip. that it would be scratched up no time anyways...I find no problem of holding down both switches at same time something some others have an issue with. And I like the fact I can use the attachments I already have makes this a winner. I would not recommend this power head to a friend to buy online. But I would buy another if this one stands the test of time.
April 6, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by WhatExit A good backup
I got one of these after my Ryobi 4-cycle gasoline trimmer quit after just two seasons. At the time, it was just for the interim until the other one was repaired, so I could get the job done. As long as whatever you are doing is within range of an extension cord, this powerhead works great. The trigger is a little funky, and the manual cautions against running certain attachments, but otherwise it is an excellent inexpensive backup to the sometimes troublesome gas engine. If you have a small yard, this is all you need, and no messing around with gasoline at all. I ended up scrapping the gasoline powerhead - NEVER BUY A 4-CYCLE TRIMMER. Nowadays, everything is cordless, but I just don't see how you could get anything done with the limited runtime of a battery-powered trimmer.
March 18, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by doubletzz Very Good Unit
This is my second unit works well, has as much power as a gas trimmer without the hassles of gas.
March 15, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Starstryke Good Power head but prepare beforehand with a good extension cord.
Plenty of power in this head and rather easy to attach equipment. One thing I should pass on that I have read about in other reviews is that to use this with an extension cord you need one that is capable of 15 amps or so. Otherwise you will have a problem with the safety switches and power to the unit.
March 1, 2016