Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 70
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 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
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Chillydog Holly Cow!
I could have sworn I used the tool for an hour and she was still kicking with full power...
Expecting a minimum, this tool slapped me in the face and gave me awesome-sauce. I purchased this tool, charged the battery, and used the next day. If you've ever used the corded or 18-volt cordless leaf blowers and hedge trimmers, then you know how NOT effective they are. This Ryobi 40-volt is a new bread. I love the line up, the blower in the store tried to leave my hand, and am trying to stay away from the mess and hassle of gas powered tools. Great tool, purely amazing. I will get more of this line, THANK YOU!
September 17, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 65andstillgoing perfect
great tool. well balanced. cuts fairly heavy bush branches. cuts as well as my old gas powered. long battery life. glad I bought it
March 12, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Trimmer No cord to drag around; does a great job : )
Does a great job; I like the long battery life : )
March 13, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by XMan I want to like it
I bought this at the same time as purchasing the 40 watt trimmer. It had just come out and the rep. was there (last year). I really want to like it. I stops when the battery still shows 3 out of 4 bars. I changed the battery out with the trimmers battery. Same problem. I took it and the trimmer to the authorized Ryobi dealer in Georgetown, Texas. A month later I had to call and ask about the edger. Two weeks later I was sent a factory refurbished unit. Same issue. Oh well. One other thing is the weight-not meant for a woman, as it is feels heavy even to me after using it above my head for 5 min.
June 19, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by rt345 Exceeded expectations
I used this today for the first time. I was impressed with the sturdy blade and housing. It is so nice not to deal with a cord and I think this has plenty of power for a homeowner. Price matches its abilities and quality. Battery has a meter on it to tell you how much charge is left. I have extensive, neglected, overgrown Florida landscape and it did everything I asked it to. Easy to get a nice cut. Charge lasted over an hour, then I took a break and charged it back to full in about an hour to do another hours worth of cutting. Excellent buy, as long as it lasts. I am going to get the string trimmer, blower and extra battery and get rid of the two stroke junk string trimmer that's only a year old, but hard to start and heavy with no power.
February 7, 2015