Rated 3.4 out of 5 by 151
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by chuckfresh I wanted to love her, but...
It was wonderful for two months. We've got a small front yard, on a cul-de-sac, so there ain't all that much edging or wacking. But two months, yes two measly months after buying this thing, the plastic cover lost two screws somehow and partly fell off. I was cool with that, got a bunch of screws laying around. But upon attempting to screw it back together, I found the plastic housing that holds the screw was cracked! Two months of very limited edging, and this thing is completely unusable. Can't find my receipt, so I'm stuck with this useless tool, and on my way to another store to pick up a new one. When it did work, it worked very well, both as an edger and a weed-wacker. No problems with the battery, still shows a full charge and charges quickly.
September 3, 2011
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Getoffthegrid Almost great
Great, but needs improvement. I love being cord free, and the battery holds a fairly decent charge. It's just somewhat low powered and struggles with heavy work, but it will do the job. Instruction manual could benefit from an overhaul with actual photos. Also a shoulder strap would be nice, but that goes for any of these trimmers.
I would recommend this, but be careful with the string, as it's auto feed you won't know when you're about to run out.
June 11, 2011
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by skip Had high expectations. Enjoy the reduced weight/hoped 24V provide extra power over previous 18V.
Thought this lightweight, 24-Volt power was the answer for this recent retiree with moderate amount of required trimming. Seven out of seven factory installed string spools I have used jammed within the first 6". Some even less, requiring continious removal and restringing of spool. Trimming time has doubled. No additional power from 24 Volt. More frustrating is Ryobo offers no upgraded spool head for all battery trimmers. Manual suggests removing spool and redstringing. Perhaps if Ryobo improved current spool issues rather than ask customers to constantly remove and restring, consistant dissapproval customer rating might improve.
July 4, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Gooz Thought I was going to love it
So I have a cheapo B&D i need to replace, string wont release on its own. Saw the Ryobi, it had a wheel for edging sweet. Only problem (actually problemS) is it did not work all that great. It is super powerful, but quite frankly super heavy to carry, and the string would not release on its own. My old one cost me 20 bucks and is lightweight with a battery. The battery for Ryobi is expensive if it ever needs replacing. I returned my Ryobi, I will wait until my cheapo B&D falls apart, its lightweight and a pain but I'm up 150+bucks.
Someone at Ryobi should try it at home, i'm sure they would agree that this is not the best they can do.
September 9, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SIUrat I actually enjoying doing the trimming and edging now!!!
I was a little hesitant making the switch to battery power vs. straight gas trimmer. After just 2x using this tool, I'm very satisfied. My property takes up a full city block, so I have a lot of walking to do. I like not having to keep trimmer running and can set it down with out having to re pull rope every time. So far the battery has lasted a full hours of use. I was able to get all of the weed trimming plus heavy edging. Like the others, the line doesn't always feed. But the push button pull makes life so much easer than popping "the head" off every time and re stringing. I came to the website to order the blower. I only wish the chargers and batteries weren't so expensive!!!!
August 20, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by brickmen This is my second try..
I purchased the 18 volt ryobi and took it home and plug the battery in. After 24 hours the battery would not come up to a charge, it just would not work. I took it back to the store and they gave me my money back , no problem. I purchased the 24 Volt system after the salesmen told me that it was a new model. It worked fine, then after 4 use's of 20 minute use's it quit, smoke came out of the head of the string trimmer.I took it back and they gave me my money back no problem. I will not buy another ryobi product. They where priced a little high but i thought the name was good.I thought wrong. I purchased a Black and Decker product, and i hope that i have better luck with this one
June 27, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jhoff Truly shocking... only one use, but very happy.
I grew up in the sticks... Dad had a zero turn mower, always had gas powered weed eaters, and always thought electric stuff was for sissys...
I was pleasantly surprised today with the FIRST USE. I couldn't believe how powerful it was and how long the battery lasted. The foot pedal for switching the weed eater to edging mode is convenient and easy to use.
This weed eater is great for my fiance and I since we didn't have the money to buy a shed right away with the purchase of our new home. We're able to store this and the Scott's Supreme Reel Mower (another awesome product!) in our washer/dryer basement room next to my work bench and other tools. It's so nice not to have to mix gasoline... :-)
April 27, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Verified Reviewer I took a gamble on this trimmer
I was worried at first after reading some of the bad reviews but I bought this trimmer anyway. When I first started it up I was not impressed with the 11" cut setting. You almost had to push the trim guard all the way up to the edge of the driveway to get it to cut anything. I then switched it to 13" and it was much better. The battery lasted the entire time I needed it to even though the charge meter went to low about half way through. It was still going strong at 20 minutes. Overall I'm happy with the purchase. It feels like a toy, but worked like a charm! Although I was happy with it, if I had a large lawn with tall grass I would not have purchased this. It seems like it was made for light duty only.
June 19, 2011