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Ryobi 40-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless Attachment Capable String Trimmer - 2.4 Ah Battery and Charger Included


40-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless Attachment Capable String Trimmer - 2.4 Ah Battery and Charger Included

  • Variable speed trigger for cutting control
  • Reload quickly with REEL-EASY bump-feed string head
  • Includes battery and charger
$14900 /each
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Product Overview

Gas-like power you want, attachment capability you need. The RYOBI 40-Volt X Expand-it Trimmer delivers power like a gas trimmer, with none of the hassle of mixing oil and gas. Attachment capability means you can add on RYOBI Expand-It attachments, saving you time, money and space. The RYOBI 40-Volt X Expand-It Cordless Trimmer comes with premium 0.080 in. twisted line and the REEL-EASY bump-feed string head for faster reloads, usually found only on gas trimmers. The cutting width is adjustable for longer run time or wider cutting width. This trimmer is recommended for yards up to one acre.

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  • Works with all RYOBI 40-Volt lithium-ion tools and batteries
  • Attachment capable: accepts RYOBI Expand-It attachments and other universal gas attachments to save time, money and space
  • 40-Volt lithium-ion high capacity battery and 90 min charger included
  • Premium 0.080 in. twisted dual line
  • REEL-EASY bump-feed string head for fast and easy reloading
  • Variable speed trigger for cutting control
  • 13 in. - 15 in. adjustable cutting width for longer run time or wider cutting path
  • 5-year limited warranty
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Customer Questions & Answers

What is the difference between this trimmer and the other cheaper 40v Ryobi Trimmer (Model # RY40210A)?

Asked by: Boomer
The cheaper one is 12" swatch diameter which is some how the traditional cordless model standardss, where as this one, like gas powered, has 15" diameter, if that make you happy. I am happy with the 12" though for half this price.
Answered by: Rasmoshine
Date published: 2017-05-30

Cutting head rotation

Which way does the cutting head rotate? I want a trimmer that rotates the way most curved shaft trimmers rotate and I believe that is clock wise.
Asked by: PMP350
According to the instructions after removing the battery, you step down on the foot pedal and rotate the trimmer head counterclockwise. In my instance doing things properly is of no use at all, the head jammed permanently on the day I first bought it. Good luck with yours. You will need it.
Answered by: Disappointed
Date published: 2016-09-05

how many batteries are included with the unit?

Asked by: cedar
You can buy it with or without battery. Better value to purchase with battery.
Answered by: Jay1
Date published: 2017-06-08

Does this trimmer work with the older Ryobi TrimmerPlus attachments?

I have several older attachments for my gas powered Ryobi trimmer and want to make sure they'll work with this newer electric model before buying.
Asked by: Petachi
Thank you for asking, Petachi. Our expand-it attachments and power heads are specifically designed as universal and fit most current Ryobi attachment capable power heads as well as other brands that are attachment capable. I hope this helps and we appreciate your interest in Ryobi! –Keri
Answered by: RYOBIOutdoors
Date published: 2017-06-29
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Customer Reviews

40-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless Attachment Capable String Trimmer - 2.6 Ah Battery and Charger Included is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 2024.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product! As long as you keep your expectations in check, you'll be good to go. It's not gas... Great product! As long as you keep your expectations in check, you'll be good to go. It's not gas. So, it's not quite as powerful. BUT it still packs a punch! I've used it every weekend since I bought it 4 weeks ago. No problems with edging. I bought the 40v mower at the same time. I was able to mow, edge, mow again all one one charge - with at least 1/4 battery left over. (I admit, like most modern neighborhoods, I have a small yard). But since it was edging so good, I put it through its paces on the overgrown side yard. It whipped through all this in less than 30mins. Still had battery power left, so I started a second pass. I took a picture when i got a few feet in.
Date published: 2017-05-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I switched from a gas trimmer and while this isn't as powerful, it works just fine. I think a lot... I switched from a gas trimmer and while this isn't as powerful, it works just fine. I think a lot of the unhappy reviews are from people expecting the electric trimmer to be as powerful as a gas unit, and the battery's somehow also supposed to last for hours. Come on, people, battery technology isn't there yet. It works great for what it is, an electric adaptable system to various yard tasks. If you have an acre of knee-high grass, no, it's not going to do it in one go. If you're using the hedge trimmer attachment, no, it's not going to cut straight through 1/2" branches like a 2hp gas unit. If you're cutting down an oak tree with the pole saw attachment... seriously? There's a saying, "it's a poor craftsman who blames his tools." I'm happy with it when used as designed.
Date published: 2017-03-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I love the tool itself and works great and has lot of power. My issue is with the battery. I ne... I love the tool itself and works great and has lot of power. My issue is with the battery. I needed to replace it once, and going on a second time in less than a year. The first replacement process was average, needed to provide tool, battery, and charger model numbers and serial numbers -- all after they were registered on the Ryobi tool site. I am on the second time and gave all the same information for the replaced battery, but they required that I provide the email that was sent to me more than 6 months ago. I do have my receipts from the initial purchase, but that's not good enough. Buyer beware of the warranty. Ryobi please support your customer base!
Date published: 2017-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from i purchased this trimmer and at the same time purchased the edger attachment. i waited 2 weeks to... i purchased this trimmer and at the same time purchased the edger attachment. i waited 2 weeks to review so i could use it a couple of times before reviewing. i llve on a corner lot so i have about 120 ft of sidewalk on the side and about 75ft of sidewalk in the front, both have park strips so its a lot of edging, i also have about 6 trees i have to trim around with the string trimmer. 2 weeks in a row i completed the lawn and still have 4 out if five battery leds lit. both the edger and string trimmer are powerful and the edger is faster and more accurate then a dedicated walk behind edger. with all that extra battery i have left i guess i am going to home deopt this weekend and getting the blower attachment so i dont have to deal with my gas blower anymore.
Date published: 2017-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I can't say enough positive things about this trimmer. It takes attachments. It takes the same ... I can't say enough positive things about this trimmer. It takes attachments. It takes the same battery type my electric mower does. It comes with a charger and battery. You can rotate the head 90 degrees. It doesn't have any of the drawbacks of a gas trimmer including having to mix gas and get the effing thing running. On top of all this, it's available at a comparable price to similar string trimmers that run on gas. If you are into reducing your carbon footprint, then this is for you also. I love this trimmer so much i'm going to buy a matching hedge trimmer. As for usage per charge, i have about 1/2 acre with a fenced in yard and a few bushes and trees. It's enough to eat up about a tank of gas on a normal trimmer. This thing handles it on one charge easily.
Date published: 2017-04-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good item, but does have some issues I've had this product for a year now and overall I am sissified with it. I like that I was able to still use all the attachments from my previous Ryobi gas power head. The battery life gave me enough time to trim, edge, and blow the driveway clean. The issue I just ran into was the charger not charging the batter. Called customer service and they are replacing the battery and charger without any hassles. The new battery has arrived, but I'm still waiting on the charger. After reading several review the chargers looks have issues, and they need to sort this out. Hopefully the new charger will last longer than a year (or actual half year) of weekly use. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2017-06-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good idea build cheaply I've had mine a year and a half and the two pluses are battery time and power. Trigger snapped in two during first year, who's sucks. Double problem with feed. String packs from store must be stored in excessive heat, I have to unwind and rewind to separate the melted edges so the feed works, which brings up problem #2. The auto feed will waste a spool of string in a heartbeat since it feeds every time you release the trigger, which is quite often due to broken trigger. At least I have an extra battery for my Ryobi mower which will probably die early. Love Home Depot but your store brand is cheap.
Date published: 2017-06-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I purchased this 40v Ryobi string trimmer in hopes of replacing the gas trimmer I already had. Wh... I purchased this 40v Ryobi string trimmer in hopes of replacing the gas trimmer I already had. When comparing other brands, I went with this one as it would accept the attachments I already had for the gas version saving space in my garage from specialized stand-alone pieces. While I like this trimmer, the short story is that it is going back today. It is worth mentioning here that this is the Expand it version that does accept attachments. ****PLEASE NOTE: There is another 40v version that has a different connector type and is only able to be used with a couple of Ryobi attachments. The power heads look almost identical, with the noted exception of the connector at the middle of the shaft. The other version has a collar at the connection point. If you have Expand It attachments that you want to use, THIS is the head you want, NOT the other one seen here: The long version: I do like this trimmer and wish that it was just slightly better in some areas to warrant keeping it and replacing out the gas version I own; I really do. Sadly this isn't the case. First things first: It does have power. In the time I had it I used the trimmer I had attached to my gas power head just so I could keep the other one clean in case things didn't work out. It does a decently good enough job with the head and trimmer line I was using before, even in some pretty thick stuff. When it does get into something out of its range it torque-stalls out. You might think the battery has died and press the power-level on the battery and it will show only one light. This is false and you need to give the electronics a chance to reset themselves. Give it about 5-10 seconds and then pull the trigger again and it will start back up and run fine. If you press the battery indicator again, it will show you an accurate charge level. It was able to run the 8" edger attachment ( ). Although admittedly I use the term "run" rather loosely. It has plenty of torque and dug in pretty well without torque-stalling most of the time. Just like any power head (gas or other) it does have its limits and it will stall from time to time on hard spots. I would exercise caution with the larger edger (9") as the longer the blades and deeper the cut, the more torque and overall power required to run them, so expect more stalling issues than the 8" version. With attachments connected the overall tool is very light weight compared to gas power heads. Even still, the 40v battery pack seems heavy enough to balance the weight of the attachment heads rather well, although not as perfect as a purpose-built dedicated tool would be. Still, the weight and balance are good enough to be used without a strap. Having said that, it would be nice to have one as it doesn't come with it but there does appear to be anchors for one on the power head. While I didn't get to use it, I do like the bump-feed head on the trimmer attachment this comes with. You feed the line through the head (no removal needed) and then just twist to ratchet the string to coil inside the head. Great idea, and I hope to find this head separate to use on another attachment for the gas trimmer. I always hated removing bump heads and fooling with coiling line and having it constantly jam. I would love to see how this works long-term. So why is this going back? What are the down sides? Most of the problems I have with this tool come down to power over time. Before we get too far into this, be aware that Ryobi has at least 2 different 40v batteries. The one that ships with this tool is the one seen here ( ). It is the 2.4 ah version. The better option would be this one ( ) which is the 5 ah version. I've seen several reviews of different Ryobi tools with people complaining about power when that is not the case or they are not using the right batteries. So lets clear some things up: Both batteries can be used in ANY 40v Ryobi charger- they are not "serial matched" as I seen in one review. ANY 40v Ryobi battery can be used to run any 40v Ryobi tool. The only thing that matters is amp-hours. 2.4 ah is less than 5 ah, so longevity only comes with the bigger battery. However no tool (that I have seen) ships with this battery, so if you want to be able to string trim and then edge the driveway, you WILL need the bigger battery, or at least 2 small batteries. Certain attachments require more power to use than others so they will drain batteries faster. For example, the 8" edger chewed through the battery very quickly, as would the tiller or other "heavy load" items. String heads are light and easy to spin, so you end up with longer run times for those attachments. So here was my problem. It took 3 charge cycles (at about 90 mins to 2 hours each) to string trim the front of my house and edge my driveway. This is a standard suburb lot of about 10k square feet, and we haven't even gotten to the back yard yet. Even grading on the curve for thicker build up due to problems with the gas power head, 3 charge cycles is a bit much. Even if I had a second battery, it till would have taken too long to finish as the tool would have died with a backup battery faster than the charger could have recharged the first battery. Without spending another (current price on Home Depot website) $280 for two 5 ah batteries, plus another $30 for a second charger, this tool is not usable on its own. Personally, I am going to fool around with the gas power heads a little while longer while I wait for the Dewalt 60v Flexvolt trimmer to actually hit stores. At least with the Dewalt system, the 60v batteries come in several different capacities, all the way up to 9ah. And all their batteries will charge on the same chargers I have for my 20v Max drills and tools. Plus the 60v battery would work on that drill as well (way over kill and heavy, but if you had to do a lot of work and could not return back to swap a battery, it would more than do the job with 3 separate 20v batteries built into one pack). I think the streamlined battery system will save me more money and space in the long run than Ryobi's 2 different systems. My only hope is that Dewalt decides to go with Expand It attachment capable heads too. That would make the system complete. In summary, a great tool with good power that stands on the shoulders of a flawed and under ah'd battery system. If you have a very small amount of work to do, or only want to string trim without using heavy load attachments right after, look no further. This will do fantastically for you. Or, spend the money and pick up a pair of spare chargers and a few of the 5ah batteries to keep the power flowing until the job it done.
Date published: 2017-05-08
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