Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 67
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by OnePlusGuy Extreme Bargain
The week before purchasing this set, I bought the 18 volt Ryobi 18-inch hedger because I have many of the 18 volt tools and batteries. The performance was so-so. Then I'm in Home Depot this week to buy something else and I see this deal...24 volt string trimmer and 24 volt, 24-inch hedger for the same price I paid for the other tool alone! It was a no-brainer to return the 18 volt tool. Aside from the obvious though, I have used the hedger and it slices through my bushes like butter. Never gets stuck and stops like the 18 volt one did. If you want a great hedger, not to mention the string trimmer, I would recommend this one or even the 40 volt model because the extra cutting width (3/4" vs. 3/8") and the extra power make a world of difference. As for the trimmer, it seems to work fine and I have had no problems with it either (I also previously used an 18-volt Ryobi trimmer and that worked fine as well but this one has a larger cutting area). This set is a real winner!
June 4, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by needanickname Great combo item at great price
Purchased a corded trimmer then saw the cordless combo. Purchased it to try. Went home charged the battery and proceeded to trim about 100 feet of privot hedge. Battery was still good so I used it with the string trimmer to trim around my 1/2 acre property. Still had about 1/4 battery left. Very impressed with the performance of both units. Light enough that my wife may finally cut the hedge or trim the lawn. What a deal.
June 9, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by dingdong Looks like a good deal....but...
This looks like a great deal and I was ready to buy it but it looks like Ryobi doesn't offer any 24-volt leaf blowers. So instead of being able to just buy the blower and use this 24volt battery you will need to buy the blower with a battery. At this point this doesn't become as good of a deal as you will now have two different batteries and chargers that need to be maintained. Looking to be able to have a "set" of trimmer, blower, hedger, etc. all with same battery type.
June 6, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Clark Low on power & battery
A nice combo set that's easy to use, at a GREAT price, but the 24V battery just doesn't have enough power or life. I have a 1/4 acre lot & need 2 charges to trim & edge. It's a corner lot with sidewalks on the front & side though. This is my first battery trimmer, coming from gas. I love that it starts right up & I don't have to mess with gas, but it does have noticeably less power - not too big a deal for most residential yards. The hedge trimmer seems great, but haven't used it much. All in all it's a good value, but I'd recommend a bigger battery, with longer life. If you buy this set, trim before you mow, so you can charge while you mow.
June 13, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by TrimmerGuy Beware-comes with compact battery
Got the same trimmer last year. Saw this and figured that the hedge trimmer and extra battery would be useful. Would have been really great if it came with the full sized battery. Kind of useless with the smaller battery...
June 6, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LMSW Most Amazing Weed Wacker Ever!!
I've been searching for a quality AFFORDABLE weed wacker for two years - seriously. It had to be battery operated for our 4 acres - couldn't use an extension cord. We have lots of gardens with borders, rocks, etc. and I desperately needed help! I happened upon this product online and it sounded perfect. The $99 sale price included a lithium ion battery AND a hedge trimmer! It holds a charge for over an hour's use and re-charges quickly so you're off and running again in under an hour. The wacker is lightweight, rotates to become an edger and I love it. Haven't used the hedge trimmer yet as our yard needs a chain saw but I might just plant some bushes so I can trim them! :)
July 17, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by graves715 Great Bargain
I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THEM .... no cords to get tangled in. Easy to use -- light enough to work without wearing out your arm doing so! Hedger held charge for well over 1.5 hours before slowing down. Never ran trimmer down.
My husband has a gas trimmer --it is too heavy for me to use plus I struggle to start it. We also have an electric grass trimmer and a hedger ---a royal pain to drag the extension cord all around the yard.
I bought this combo set for me because of the price and it is cordless. It was a GREAT deal. My only complaint -- it was advertised in the store flyer but it was not available in ANY store. I did not get to see it (test weight/balance) before buying it on-line.
July 18, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by newhomeowner A worthwhile purchase
I have not used the hedge trimmer very much but the few times I have used it, it makes quick work of a few of the bushes. It is lightweight and easy to use.
The trimmer is also easy to use. It is a little heavier than I thought and I cannot trim my entire yard without taking a break from trying to hold it. Also, the string seems to be wound too tight as the self feed function doesn't seem to work. I have had to manually feed the string. In my opinion, I would say this purchase is it worth it as a package deal but not sure if I would have paid the full price for either of these.
August 5, 2014