Rated 3.5 out of 5 by 62
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Blzbba OK for small yards and light use only
I picked one of these up after my old gas powered trimmer finally quit working, and it did the job OK for awhile. It has very good power, but the trade-off for that is battery life, which is short out of the box and seems to fade over time. I usually get 20-30 minutes of trimming before the battery is done, and a full charge requires 90+ minutes, more if the battery needs to cool before it can start charging. One of the biggest problems is the design of the head, which has cheap, thin plastic covers that melt and break quickly. If you're buying this, grab a few of the head covers too, you're going to need them.
- Good power, commensurate with a two cycle gas trimmer
- String feed is poor, esp if you're used to a bump head
- Head and motor both get very hot, line regularly melts together inside head on hot days
- Short battery life, and with continued use battery holds less charge
- Poor head design with plastic covers that have very short lifespan
July 22, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Chipmunk23 Good trimmer, edger decent-worth the money
For the money, this is a very good trimmer/edger. The couple of drawbacks I see are trying to convert back to trimmer from edger isn't smooth and getting used to the automatic line feeder takes a little bit. I would definitely recommend. The battery has good life and there's no need to deal with gas and oil or exhaust.
August 10, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by chris ok, but only one string.
Only having one string makes weedeating difficult and the string is kind of short. Other than that I would give this 5 stars and other than that I would recommend this. Thats just how much I dont like the single short line
August 3, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by sjt overheats easily
overheats too easily have already burned up motor, even with constant cleaning. Motor vents too small, clog instantly, must stop to clear vents many times during battery run session, wasting time. Therefore, motor burned out, will see if Home Depot will honor warranty/return. If they will not honor a warranty/customer satisfaction will buy something else. Its too bad, we bought a second battery just this year...now what!? It cut well enough even though it is a single string system. These motors on the heads of battery op trimmers get way too dirty and too fast to keep the motor cool...poor manufacturer design, not Home Depot's fault.
May 26, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DCAR Good if you have the battery
If you have the battery from another Ryobi item this is a good addition. If not it may not be that great
August 2, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Madisonyardman Good
Worksgood so far had it for 3 weeks replaced strings almost after every use
June 24, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by BCH Poor Quality
I had to return the edger/trimmer. It would not start at all. This is the third one with a problem.
I also had to return the second purchase, came with broken lever. My first purchase worked fine
a couple times, then smoke came from the motor. It is currently at the repair shop, been waiting
six weeks for it to be repaired under warranty.
June 24, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by MGR Good but not great
I bought this unit because my 18 V trimmer/edger would sometimes run out of juice. I already had the 40 V mower & blower, so it seemed a natural. I wanted a unit that I could use as both a trimmer & edger without swapping heads, which is why I chose this specific one. Truthfully it is kind of a pain to pivot the head from trimmer to edger & vice versa, although I pretty much have it figured out. Also learned to not over throttle when used as an edger as it just destroyed the string. On the plus side - plenty of power & a lot of run time; I can usually use a single battery to mow, edge/trim, & blow.
May 17, 2016