Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 679
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by stringtocracy Done with the cord!
I have a smaller urban property. I always hated dragging that cord around the yard. Since I already had the Ryobi charger and battery I figured I was all set.
The product arrived on the schedule promised at purchase. The product needed minimal setup.
The trimmer is way better than my old unit and the little swing-out edger tool is great.
It is much nicer experience trimming and edging the yard without that darned cord. The auto line advance works great and I spend way less time dealing with the trimmer line.
May 27, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Weedsbegone Best little weed whacker
Use it on a 2 acre lot to trim around trees and steep hills. I have had one for nearly three years and it keeps on ticking. I just bought two more...one for my son and the other as a backup to my older one. My son says it was a great Father's Day gift.....no cords or 2 cycle gas to worry about. He loves the product so much he went out and got the cordless hedge trimmers, also now looking a cordless cir. saw. Other Ryobi products I own are the chainsaw, cir saw and blower. Cordless...the only way to do. I do wish however that the batteries would come down price.
July 20, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HappyUser Gas never again!
I really love not having to mess with gas or pull start ever again. I have a small front and back yard for which this trimmer goes the job just fine. Now I already had three batteries and two chargers because of my other tools I own. I can get the yard done with one battery if I pick the right one, which means one of batteries is not as strong as the others. But I never need two fully charged batteries to get the job done. I have also finally used up the trimmer cord that came with the unit. Went to Lowe's bought the right size cord and replace the spol with no issues. I use this unit for simple grass trimming and edging only, works great.
June 25, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Edward Great choice
After moving to a new home with a much larger yard, I decided to replace my 40 year old corded trimmer. My only decision was gas or battery operated and, because I already have an arsonal of Ryobi one plus tools that have performed admirably, the choice was easy. The trimmer was easy to assemble and adjusts quickly for operator height. It is light and well balanced making it very comfortable for the 45 min I need to use it. Once I made sure it was working and feeding line correctly, I replaced the included .065 line with twisted .080. It still feeds line just fine but now lasts much longer and is able to take down light brush and vines easily.
June 20, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JFA02 18 Volt Cordless String Trimmer.
This is a light easy to use string trimmer. I love the fact that there is no noise whaling out of it like a gas trimmer or chainsaw sound. It will trim grass not heavy weeds or anything tough. It is not an edger. It is a good lightweight string trimmer. its great for trimming where you can't get with the mower. My yard is just over 1 acre and 1/4 and it takes me just one battery to get everything done. my favorite feature is the low noise.
July 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jimd Excellent trimmer
I got this when my Husquivarna decided it didn't want to work anymore. This little Ryobi works great! It doesn't have quite as much ability to tackle little trees and thick grass but it will do the latter if you just do it gradually. When working steadily a little battery lasts about 20 minutes. I may get a couple big ones but this isn't bad. I use 2 to 3 to do our yard if I edge everything. Line advance works well. No complaints. I see no need for a gas trimmer.
July 20, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rick Very handy for moderate jobs.
Very handy machine. I can trim my entire lawn edge (not a very large lawn) on one battery. Auto line feed works well, but looks pretty light duty when taken apart. Handle is adjustable for both length and rotation, but is not very secure feeling. Time will tell. Battery is difficult to snap out to replace, not smooth in action like my drill. Some adjustment to contacts may fix. Handles and balance are very pleasant.
July 13, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by OlympicsLovingFamily Great trimmer. Lightweight and easy to handle.
My first one of these lasted seven years of hard, grass and weed trimming. Well pleased with this model. Only downside is that the string does not always advance automatically.
July 19, 2016