Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 170
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Masonslaw Exceded my expectations
Just bought a house and it had a privacy fence at the back that needed repair. Issue was behind the fence was overgrown so thick that you could even reach to do work. I believe it was cat nine tails (they had reached 7-8 ft in height) it cut through these with ease. Also had ivy running all through the growth, I was worried these would wrap up and bind the weed eater but had no such issue. On the first clearing of the fence line (it runs 150 ft) I focused mainly on cutting weeds. I went back afterwards and cut down saplings and know that while it takes more effort it will cut through 1" vines and saplings. One small note is that use a rake in tandem while clearing out this high of growth. Cut through then rake out of the way
September 15, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Oldradioguy2 Works Great with my 40-volt Ryobi weed whacker
I read a review somewhere that said this attachment does not work with the 40-volt Ryobi, dual-line "attachment-capable" weed eater, but mine fit perfectly and within 3 or 4 minutes after opening the box, I was laying waste to all sorts of thorn bushes, small vines, heavy brush, and even small trees (1/2" to 5/8" stalks). And the best part is, after almost an hour of cutting, I had 2 bars left on my battery.
The Ryobi battery system is SO much better than 2-stroke gas. I nicknamed my Ryobi gas-powered expandable weed eater the "Widowmaker" because I almost had a heart attack every time I had to start it. Even my teenage son screamed at it. Eventually, the pull cord broke and I tossed it out. But this electric beast really gets the job done. I have a 1-acre suburban lot with a wooded edge, and the brush keeps trying to creep in and take over. Not anymore.
I've only had this for a week, but it seems to be well-built. It comes with a heavy handle assembly and a new shoulder strap, which I haven't used yet.
The fence in the second photo was covered in vines, thorn bushes, and branches. Naturally, you have to be careful when clearing around a chain-link fence or other metal objects.
September 4, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Boomer485 Surprisingly good attachment!!
I have some small trees and brush growing in my back yard. I have been looking for an inexpensive way to remove them easily. I had bought a new Ryobi String Trimmer to replace another brand that was not working as well as it could. I discovered that the EXPANDIT system included the brush cutter. I ordered it online from Home Depot. It came quickly and worked exactly as they said it would, in fact I would say better. It mowed through everything I wanted to cut. It is a really great tool and well worth having. I was even able to trim so low hanging ground branches from my lilacs and hedge, some small unwanted trees as well. I am very happy with it, and very glad I bought it.
September 13, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sptldman Great on small brush and tall grass.
Had to trim some overgrowth on a hillside at a home my wife was selling. My string line trimmer kept getting tangled up and bogged down in the heavy tall grass. Went to home depot to check out this attatchment and figured it had to be better than the attaatchment I was using. Boy was I right! It installs easily and sounds great when it gets up to speed. It cut through the tall grass and small brush without ever getting clogged. I was very please with the results and the amount of time this device saved me. Was well worth the cost. It's not going to cut down small trees but if you have small brush or tall thick field grass it will take care of it with ease.
August 27, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 1andonlyfasteddie Brush Cutter - right tool for the job
if you need to trim a barbed wire fence line - this is the tool for you. but watch out for the metal poles!
October 18, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by solo671 worth the money
Good quality item at a reasonable price. Ready to go!, Remove from box, slip on, click, clamp & go!!
October 4, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Frank Works great !!!!
Would recommend also getting the hedge trimmer attachment.
I have a lot of vines as well as heavy stalked plants. With the two there is no underbrush you cannot clear
October 4, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nana60 Ryobi Brush-Cutter
I wasn't sure if this attachment would work or not. I purchased it to clear brush around my pond. It exceeds expectations and is a true workhorse. It made the job so easy, only wish I had purchased it sooner. Can't say enough good things about this attachment.
September 21, 2016