Rated 3.5 out of 5Â by 81
Rated 5 out of 5Â by CyberNewf Good trimmer for home use
This is the reason I bought the Ryobi system. I got tired of renting gas powered hedge trimmers to trim the cedars along my very long driveway. I've had it 2 years now and still like it.
Obviously, you should NOT use this trimmer to cut through branches which are too large -- refer to the user manual for how big is too big. But for branches less than 1cm thick, I find that this trimmer is very good.
I also have the chain saw pruner attachment, so I often use the extension arm from that kit with the hedge trimmer so I can reach the upper parts of my hedges and cedars. And I use the chain saw pruner to trim thicker branches.
May 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by AllYourBase Great for home use
I bought this last summer and was shocked to see the negative reviews. I've used it extensively on my yard and my mother's yard, and both yards have turned out beautifully each time. Granted it doesn't swivel 360 degrees but that limitation seems pretty obvious in the design, so I don't see how one could complain about it. Keeping in mind that this is well under $100 (I actually got mine on sale for $49) it seems absurd to compare it to the features (like swivel) of models like the Skil HL 100 model (which is $449). This Ryobi has been fantastic for me and I recommend highly it to any average urban homeowner.
October 10, 2011
Rated 2 out of 5Â by bluenote Limited usefulness
Advantages: long reach; powerful; cuts through fairly thick branches
Disadvantages: must be kept on right side of hip at all times to prevent burns from engine therefore cannot switch it over to reach around bushes; cannot operate easily in tight spaces due to long length of pole
Conclusion: useful only if cutting long, straight hedges more or less at hip height; as an add-on it is expensive but worth it if you have other attachments to go with the motor
July 20, 2009
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Chinajunk Cheaply built
This product is cheaply built. Poorly constructed, cheap material used, plastic gears. Lasted approximately 6 trimmings of my hedge. Now it is stripped. Do not purchase
July 5, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Monkman love this hedge trimmer
this hedge trimmer is light weight when attached to the power head, easy to use, easy to attach, and handler very well when dealing with tall trees
May 19, 2014