Rated 2.3 out of 5 by 75
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 BAD HEDGE TRIMMER
I purchased this Ryobi hedge trimmer last August.
I have used it a total of 5 times only. It became very difficult to start up.
The major design flaw with this hedge trimmer is
a very poorly designed carburetor, It is held on with only 2
The vibration produced by pulling the starter cord causes
the Torx screws to loosen up. The carburetor hangs loose off
the engine causing gasoline to leak out. This produces the
no start condition.
Do not buy this hedge trimmer . Save your money.
I replaced it with the Echo HC-150SP. The Echo HC-150SP works great. The Echo HC150SP build quality is excellent.
Home-Depot sells the Echo Model: HC150SP | Store SKU: 1000428340
September 9, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by RocklinCA Worst Trimmer -DO NOT PURCHASE
I purchased this trimmer from Home Depot just over a year ago and used it maybe 4 times. I have had trouble starting it since the beginning. I tried yesterday and I got half way through a bush and it died and would not start. I called the service center which is about 35 miles away and they said you have to empty the gas even if it is only two weeks. And oh by the way the gas issue is not covered by the warranty and they could fix it for $100. This was a complete waste of money! Notice HD has this piece of garbage on the site as a refurb for $109. Probably since most customers have to return it after minimal use.
DO NOT PURCHASE THIS HEDGER!!!
October 25, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by JimF Disappointed in the product and in the selection available at the store
The unit was the only gas powered trimmer of it's type at the store, so I bought it as i really had no other option.
The unit is very hard to start, and underpowered. Sad but true.
November 3, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Sam Great machine until...
I've had this trimmer about 7 years. I have a 200 ft holly hedge that I cut back about 4 times a year. The trimmer has never been hard to start. It runs strong and cuts well and stayed sharp. The swivel handle is great. I can trim the hedge in about 20 minutes and I'm 74 years old. But, this year it just fell apart. The vibration loosened the muffler and stripped the screw threads. The clutch fell apart and ate the plastic housing. The gas tank screw ears broke. All of this is readily fixable. Parts are inexpensive at on line parts resellers. Just know the model number. I fixed everything for less than $50. I took it out and hit the hedge again. But the muffler fell off again and the swivel handle is very loose. I sealed the thread holes. taped new threads and used thread lock but the vibration is just too much. I'm off to the store to try something else. But hey, I cut my hedge 28 times for less than $10 per cut.
August 12, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by lawnphenomenon ryobi hedge trimmer
I just purchased this product and after taking it out of the box and adding correct fuel mixture 50:1. Took for ever to start and once I got it running it would bog even after letting it warm up like it says in starting instructions. It is a nice piece of equipment but motor wise it isn't well built. Returning this product soon.
October 20, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by AngelL1 Bad Product
Bought in the morning and returned it the same day. Ran good for about 10 minutes and it would not work after that. Worst trimmer I've seen so far
October 19, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by YarddGuy Cheap/Poorly Made
I have used this Ryobi gas trimmer about 8-10 times. I was always struck by how incredibly loud it is. Grabbed my earplugs and prepared to use it this morning. I was amazed to find the gas line going into the gas chamber had broken off. This unit is well stored and has its own home on a shelf. Upon further inspection, the gas tube is a thin and soft plastic into the plastic gas chamber... Wow, why would they use such cheap pieces and then expose them so they are pretty easy to hit/break/snag... Take a close look for yourself at the connection before you buy... I will buy another gas unit, but not this one...
August 5, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by xsman013 This Ryobi trimmer is a good little trimmer. Runs great and lite weight makes it easy to handle. Great little Trimmer !
I'd buy another one. You can alwasy return it to HD, didn't return mine though.
October 6, 2015