Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 131
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by DP Bad internal design
I've had 2 of these and they tend to burn out when edging in our Houston clay and St. Augustine grass. The working design is great and it's a wonderful edger to use while it works, but the issue seems to be twofold: First, the metal motor parts are attached to the frame with plastic mounting locations, so when high torque situations happen (you hit the curb or driveway concrete), it eventually vibrates those mounts until they fail. Second, either in concert with the previous problem or independently, it tends to eventually run hot and intermittently shut down. I just had my second one do the same thing after a warranty mounting bracket repair just a month ago. When I finished, it was smoking. All of these devices have failed, the latest twice after only 7 months use. I'll be sending it back to the warranty guys again next week...
If they can fix the reliability, I'd highly recommend this product, since it's great to work with and the easiest edger I've ever had. Until then, it will likely fail within a year, at least in our environment.
August 26, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by CSL Lasted 2 Seasons / Now Nearly Junk
Cranky tool. I have tried to tighten the head but the screws just spin and it's all loose now. Spools (I wind my own) have to be done just so or the cord jams up inside. Edging is difficult to see where to place trimmer. Not happy. So far this summer I've spent more time tinkering with the thing than getting yard work done. Would not buy again.
September 3, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by HD Bogus
Wrong product is not compatible with the string trimmer I purchased.
August 9, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Yardman57 Jury's out on this edger...
I bought this edger to accompany my Ryobi 40001 40V cordless string trimmer. I've been very happy with the string trimmer and with the 40V blower and hedge trimmer expansions - 5 stars on all 3 of those products. I received this edger this past week and went to use it to edge my driveway and sidewalks the next night. About 5 minutes into using the edger the front (guide) wheel fell off, having popped off the (delicate) snap-on wheel cap. I wasn't being rough at all - just pushing the edger along. This happened 3 more times and, when I stopped to put the wheel back on the last time and tried to resume edging, nothing happened when I squeezed the trigger. The battery still showed 3/4 charge but, to be sure, I swapped in a fully-charged battery, to no avail. I made sure that the blade wasn't obstructed or clogged and it spun freely when I turned it by hand. I also disconnected and reconnected the trigger base to the edger extension, to ensure that the electrical connection between the two parts was solid. The trigger base still works with my string trimmer extension so the issue's in the edger extension.
I've read some of this product's other reviews and, overall, everyone seems fairly positive about it. Given my investment in the other Ryobi 40V tools, I had high hopes for this edger. My gas edger, after 13 years of service, has finally expired so this Ryobi edger could really address a need. I ordered this edger from homedepot.com and have just returned it to my local store.
The customer service rep there was very helpful in accepting my return and I decided to give this edger model one more try by ordering another one. I'd *really* like this to work and I hope that the first one I got was just a lemon. I'll either update this review after I get the replacement unit or write a new review.
July 24, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by CaptK Great edger
Attaches to base unit with ease, is a good addition my ryobi tool collection very satisfied with unit
August 2, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by dave Great edger, weak string trimmer
This product is grea. It worked great for edging my yard and beds. However, the string trimmer that is needed to use it is prettyweak
July 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 1224 Best trimmer i'very used.
I am extremely satisfied with my ryobi grass trimmer. The weight and balance are perfect for me and the feature I like best is the wheels. As I edge my driveway and gardens I let the wheels carry the weight. It does a great job.
July 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MarkN A great tool to give you the "edge".
I love this tool. swaps with the weed trimmer very easily. Made my lawn & flower beds look great.
July 19, 2016