Rated 2.6 out of 5 by 237
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Cels Worst Ryobi product ever purchased
I have owned a Ryobi four cycle gas trimmer before and it worked fine for about five years and then I purchased another one because I had all the attachments. Unfortunately this purchase has been an extreme lemon it will turn on cold work for about 10 minutes heat up and then no matter how many times you pull on the string it won't turn on. There have been other reviewer's that complained about the same thing I didn't listen because of my previous purchase. There is a warranty but you have to take it to an authorized repair shop. But I always get it back the same, works fine for 10 min then inoperable. Stay away.
October 8, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by yardman Don't buy this product!
This trimmer overheats after a short period, looses power then shuts down. The MFGR knows of the problem. Mine spent 91 days in the shop after one use. After the block was replaced it still ran the sane way, that is it did not run. They will not help.
October 4, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by CeeBrank Don't buy it!
Great idea Ryobi - making a product that has multiple attachments. But your product stinks! I've got two now (one at my house, one at my son's) that are now useless and just past the ridiculously short warranty period. Save yourself some trouble - buy another brand.
September 27, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by eric Ryobi gas trimmer
Not to heavy and easy to use. Would recommend a shoulder harness though.
September 21, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by St Versatile machine
I love this tool, my storage space is limited and the ability to use multiple attachments on this device has made my yard work more manageable.
The heavy brush tool and the Rototiller attachment were literally a game changer for beating back my small forest.
My only regret is that I did not buy this tool sooner.
September 29, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by EAA Must have
I have used Ryobi products for many years. I purchased a new trimmer because my neighbor kept borrowing mine. I finally just gave it to him. His Sears trimmer had issues right out the box.
September 20, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Athome Do NOT buy !
I purchased this trimmer to replace our older Troy Built trimmer that I could no longer buy parts for, bug mistake !
First off; stayed with a 4-cycle gas so my wife and daughter didn't have to worry about mixing gas if I wasn't around, turns out it doesn't matter as neither one of them has ever been able to get this thing to start, it is often near impossible to pull the starter cord and really pulls back hard for some reason. NEVER had this problem with our old trimmer.
Second is the design of the line feed; can't seem to go more than about ten feet before it stops feeding and you have to disassemble the head and reload the string which is a real pain ( two separate lines through two different holes, all while holding the two pieces of the head together then trying to install the screw that holds it all together. : / ), obviously the design engineers at Ryobi have never actually used a string trimmer in their lives.
Buying the electric version would have eliminated the starting problem, but them replacement batteries cost as much as a new trimmer...
I'm sure my neighbors will be happy when I return this for another trimmer so their kids won't have to cover their ears any more ; )
September 4, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by RyobiBad Biggest Piece of Junk I ever bought
Horrible product. Problematic from day one. The feeding mechanism is terribly designed, I spend more time winding up line than I do cutting weeds. The motor faulty and cheap, fails to start, then dies all the time. I have had a electric weed eater for 18 years and I wanted to upgrade to a gas one. This one was a horrible mistake. It now takes me more time to weed eat my lawn than it did with an electric one. STAY AWAY FROM THIS PRODUCT!!! In fact, I will never buy a Ryobi product again because of this thing. I had enough of it today and just plain dumped it in the trash after a year. NEVER BUYING RYOBI AGAIN!!!
July 27, 2016