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Model # RY40201A

Internet # 204252928

40-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless Shaft String Trimmer/Edger - Battery and Charger Not Included

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$69.97 /each



Model # RY40201A

Internet # 204252928

Ryobi takes Cordless to the next level with the 40-Volt Lithium-ion String Trimmer. This string trimmer is designed to deliver cordless convenience without sacrificing power. This string trimmer delivers longer runtime, and fade-free power. And for you gas-lovers out there, this string trimmer actually delivers longer run time than a gas trimmer. Compared to Ryobi 2-Cycle String Trimmer. Ryobi also loads this string trimmer with convenient features like the 11 - 13 in. adjustable string width for ultimate cut control. The 90° pivoting head swings out for easy walk-behind edging.

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  • Works with all Ryobi 40-Volt lithium-ion tools and batteries
  • Premium 0.080 in. twisted single line
  • Auto feed string head for user control
  • Variable speed trigger for easy control in various types of trimming conditions
  • 11 - 13 in. adjustable cutting width for longer run time or wider cutting path
  • 5-year limited warranty
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Assembled Depth (in.) 
8.990 in 
Assembled Height (in.) 
33.700 in 
Assembled Width (in.) 
8.300 in 
Line style size 
Maximum cutting path diameter (in.) 
Recommended line diameter (in.) 
Shaft length (in.) 
Assembly Required 
Attachment capable 
Batteries Included 
Battery Type Required 
40 Volt 
Charger Included 
Engine Cycles 
Electric Motor 
Extra Battery Included 
Head Type 
Line Advance System 
Metal blade conversion kit 
Multiple heads included 
No-tool line replacement 
Number of Trim Lines 
Product Weight (lb.) 
8.000 lb 
Replaceable Head 
Shaft type 
Shoulder harness/strap 
Start Type 
Trimmer Line Type 
Trimmer Type 
Consumer Electric Cordless String 
Voltage (volts) 
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty 
5 Year Limited Warranty 


Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 34 reviewers.
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Terrible trimmer head The trimmer head is the most critical component of an edger, and the trimmer head here is terrible. You can not go more than a few feet before the line is heavily worn, and you have to flip the edger over and manually advance the line. Often the line just breaks. It's a very annoying and time consuming process. The trimmer head is not replaceable. Usually you can put a third party head of your choice on an edger. It's not possible here because there is no bolt to the spindle. This would otherwise be an awesome tool. The battery life is great, the motor is powerful, the edger is well balanced and feels right. But if an edger can not edge, it's a poor product. If you buy this you will be disappointed. February 6, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Does its job and easy transition from trimmer to edger First, I have a small yard that has a moderate amount of trimming required. Second, I bought this along with the 40V mower and blower as well. The one battery for all feature is great. As far as doing its job, this does exactly that. The only thing that sticks out about its operation that is really cool is the pedal for switching from trimmer to edging. So easy to do. Otherwise, it does its job well. Line spool changes are easy. I used the optional bladed trimmer attachment and that worked well too. Battery usage is minimal and I can mow my whole yard (1800 sqft) and trim and blow on one battery. Overall I'm happy, but still have general long term concerns about battery durability, replacement availability and replacement cost. But, that comes with any battery. July 22, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Ryobi 40Volt Cordless Trimmer String automatic feed doesn't work properly. I constantly need to pull out the string, or it retracts back into the spool. I'll try another new spool of string, but the problem I believe lies with the mechanism which controls the auto feed. Using this trimmer as an edger is not practical. The pressure of hitting the ground causes the string to retract, the problem is probably related to the auto feed mechanism. As for Battery life, the Battery life is great. I'll probably just go back to using the inexpensive 18 Volt Black & Decker cordless trimmers that I have., even though their battery life is terribly short. June 18, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great for the price We have three other 40-volt machines and this without the battery & charger is great. This is the stripped down version with no attachments. The Edger part does not work as well as the weed wackier is terrific. You have to look hard on line to find this model as they are pushing the big one with extensions and the edger model. July 7, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by love my weed eater weed eater is light weight and the charge lasts for at least 3 trimmings. Also does a great job edging. July 8, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great lightweight product It replaces one with 100 feet of heavy duty cord and is really light. I can go anywhere I want to trim grass without worrying about the length of electric cord! May 26, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Missing Parts Missing parts and had to return to store for a refund. Purchased another model after seeing the poor quality and missing parts of this item. May 7, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Time saver Already have the 40-volt blower that I was impressed with and decided to try the trimmer even though I had some reservations after reading some negative reviews about the auto string feed. Unlike most men I decided to read the instructions FIRST, and have had no problems with the auto string feed. It really beats dragging the electrical cord around to do my trimming. July 16, 2014
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