Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 212
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by DB1943 The tools are great, but a battery has gone bad after just a couple uses.
i got a 40 volt hedge trimmer, blower, and weed whacker. They are noticably stronger than my 18 volt versions, I was really disappointed to find that one of the batteries would not take a charge after only a couple of uses. I googled the warranty and called the number that came up and they are sending me a new battery but I have a half dozen of the 18 volt for a couple of years and never a problem with any of them. By the way, if you are buying a 40 volt battery separately, the 5 amp for $139 seems like a lot better deal that the 2.4 for $99. I think they just use the newer double density cells on the 5 amp, it is no bigger and seems no heavier.
September 2, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Lou Very poor battery life
I put a full charge on battery when brand new. Charge lasted about 10 minutes. I assumed that it needed "seasoning". On fifth full charge it lasted 13 minutes.
Very disappointed in this Ryobi product.
Will try a couple of more times then return if I can't get at least 20-25 minutes
October 25, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Bobt Worst product ever
The tools are ok but the battery is total junk. Ryobi refers you to HD for wareentee replace but yore dependent on getting a manager To agree. I've had 4 in 3 years and ready to fight to replace 2 more. One purchased in May 16. Not even complete mowing season. I'm surprised they continue to see this junk. Unfortunately I have 4 of the tools so have to continue the fight to get replacements under ware Enter!
October 22, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by LSC 40V Battery
My husband and i purchased a blower and trimmer along with this battery. The battery is AWFUL! Was holding charge well when we first purchased, however has been sporadic in holding charge the last 3 weeks, then completely lost all charge today after being plugged in for hours. Very frustrating! The only reason i'm giving this two stars, is the excellent customer service from Ryobi. I called directly, and they are sending a new battery free of charge right away. We will see how long this new one lasts...
October 2, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by hercjason Crapshoot if you get one that works
Bought 2, 1 was dead out of box. Other charged and seems to be useful, but history has shown me these seem to only last about 6 months (10 or so uses). Way too expensive per use. Ridiculous that Ryobi sells expensive hardware to go with this battery, then, if you don't want to eat the 100's of bucks you've invested, you have to deal with this battery mess. This may put Ryobi on my "do not buy" list if they don't get a good battery out there soon....
HD did receive the bad one back without a problem. Just sucks this stuff gets to market and wastes peoples time and money.
September 14, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Disappointed Failed to charge after 8 uses
The Ryobi trimmer came with this battery. The charger indicates after only eight uses (and subsequent charging), that it is defective and will not charge. In fact, the battery had about a 1/4 of a charge when I put it on last and has now drained to nearly no charge. It can only be mounted in the charger one way and was properly mounted. Several attempts, same result. Don't buy Ryobi. It's a shame, because the trimmer is fairly powerful and lightweight. This battery though, worthless. The Home Depot reviews for the trimmer were positive, which influenced my choice. They indicated the 40v would run for an acceptable amount of time, but the 18v were too short.
August 12, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Jim 40v batteries are defective
I bought the 40v string trimmer, blower and the hedge trimmer attachment. I got two batteries and two chargers. I like the power of the 40v tools, however, both batteries failed after using 6 to 8 times. I'll now forced to try the warranty path or buy another $99 battery since I have so much invested in the tools. Meanwhile, the grass continues to grow.
September 30, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Briarlake Defective
Bought the battery as a backup for our other one. When I got it home, it wouldn't charge. Had to go back to the store and get another one. That one was OK.
For what these cost, I'd expect better quality control.
I'll looking at the competition's equipment closer in the future.
October 4, 2016