Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 94
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Zigaboo Quite impressed.
Bought this a week ago. Charged it up then went out and cut about 200 feet length of hedge, both sides and top. Then I did another 225 feet of one side and top of hedge and lower branches of lilacs. It worked very well and took just over an hour. The balance of the unit is a little uneven and the blades seem to move slowly but they cut well. When I put the battery back on charge it showed that I still had 50% of power left so I am impressed. So much so that I am considering buying the Ryobi cordless mower for a small yard I have.
May 24, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 1propertymanager property manager
this product has performed far beyond our expectations . I thought that the price was high for a battery operated trimmer until I had the chance to see it in operation . Now I believe that price is great value considering the quality of the product . its far better than I expected .
June 5, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DANGER Lovin The Cordless Life
Long time super gardener here so read the review and go forth. Words alone can't describe the sheer convenience and practicallity of cordless lithium tools. I knew they'd eventually get it right and now the power packs are where they need to be and getting better. If you like the hassle of power cords getting hung up everywhere and getting cut then stay with it. Otherwise, it's time to move on. Don't hesitate with this unit but be prepared to trim endlessly once started. I even went over and trimmed the neighbors hedge and I don't even like em ! Kidding :) Seriously, buy it, use it, you won't regret it it. Next stop, blower !! Watch out neighborhood !!
April 21, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Pumpkincycle Great Product with Wonderful Ryobi Customer Support
I had a 14v hedge trimmer that repeatedly got stuck on the smallest twigs, was useless after 10 minutes, and the battery was hard to change. The 40v Ryobi intrigued me by its run time promise and that it cut dime sized thick branches.
Used the hedge trimmer for the first time today and what a great great product.
Battery is easy to put on and take off. It never got stuck on any branches or leaves. Did a fast cut of the whole front and back yard before dusk, and after 15-20 minutes hedge cutter was still going strong with battery still showing it was at full power.
I was a little wary of the weight of the hedge trimmer—its closer in weight to a gas hedge trimmer than the underpowered battery operated ones. The hedge trimmer, however, is nicely balanced with a comfortable handle and easy to use safety trigger, and fatigue was never a problem.
I needed to deal with Ryobi customer support and they got back to me quickly and made sure I was a satisfied customer.
October 14, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Balticblond My New Favorite Cool Tool~!
I love this new Ryobi Hedge Trimmer!
We have a HUGE overgrown hedge. This year it rose to 12 feet and blossomed to about 7 feel wide. It was about to collapse on itself.
We put this 40 volt hedge trimmer to the test and it was simply awesome.
The past 10 years I've burned my way through about 10 electric hedge trimmers and destroyed about as many extension cords (I'm no Jedi). Our hedge has been the evil master chewing up equipment. Seriously, we expect to buy a new trimmer (or two) every year on it.
This Ryobi whizzed through most of the branches like butter. Of course there were some requiring our manual lopper, but overall, the trimmer was great with plenty of torque.
Can't say enough about the battery life either, We did about 20 feet in a few hours (including clean-up and bagging). The battery lasted almost to the end before it gave out.
The neat thing about this is the interchangeability of batteries among tools. We also have a couple of other tools in their system, so we just switched out the battery.
Charging at 90 minutes is FAST considering we're talking a powerful 40 volts.
Not really a down side, but this trimmer weighs about 2 lbs more than the other Ryobi cordless options. My wife noticed the weight (OK, she did most of the cutting). It was no problem for me and much lighter than a gas powered trimmer.
Oh! Finally, in case you didn't notice, the warranty is for 3 YEARS, so Ryobi expects this baby to last.
All in all, this is the best hedge trimmer I've ever used up to this point.
July 22, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Stumblebum Real deal -- great tool!
I intended to buy a gas powered hedger. I don't like electrical cords underfoot. But while in the store I noticed this product. Lighter and safer than gas powered. I checked the web site. 83 reviews and 5 star! Can't be, I thought. But at half of the cost of a gas powered hedger, why not give it a try. It's the real deal. After a full hour of hedging, I was tired (I'm an old guy) but still had lots of battery left. Only issue for me was that it requires strong wrists and forearms for sustained use; but a gas powered hedger would have been more demanding.
I'm really glad I bought it.
June 4, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by tjd123 well worth it
well balanced,plenty of run time on the battery. plenty of poweer to cut.
I will never use my gas hedge trimmer again
June 21, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by w111 Tough tool, does exactly as advertised.
Had tried another brand from the competitor, was a big mistake. This Ryobi does exactly what the information says it will. 3/4 inch limbs, just go a little slower, normal pruning, no problem whatsoever. I am totally surprised at the battery life, have only used 4 times but each time I kept wishing the battery would run down so "I" could rest. I am 6 foot 1 inch and 240 lbs. and 63but my 5 4, 130 lb. wife has no problem with this. I just take an old clean paint brush and brush off the dust and spray a little W.D. 40 on the blade for the next use. Time will tell but appears to be durably made.
September 10, 2014