Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 635
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by DCFlorida Annoying trimmer
Extending new line isn't very easy. Instead of a bump head the string automatically releases when you hold the unit steady at high RPM and then allow it to come to a stop. This only works some of the time and not at all if you have flipped the head so it is cutting vertically. The Royobi prewound string heads also stink. It is pretty common that the string isn't wound smoothly on the reel and is stuck. This requires you to take the head apart and manually unwind the string.
September 3, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jesse Very effective
Just right for the job. Have a small yard need to be slowon bigger weeds.
September 6, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by callen replaced black and decker
the first few times using did not have much power. better now. really depends on which of the 18 volt batteries you use. we have 3 types. this regulates the use time and power to cut through heavier weeds. the handles have caused blisters on both hands. not a problem with black and decker. the first spool of string worked well. when rewind the spool it does not feed out well. could be the string i have
August 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Honeycreek Even my wife uses this tool.
This won't do everything but what it does do it does so well. I have a big gas rig for the real meaty trimming. Everything else gets done with this gem. I do have several batteries and lots of other 1+ tools but one battery usually lasts longer than I do. i bought this one to replace the first one that finally quit after years of frequent use/abuse. I didn't want to go outside without one near by. No fussing with gas motors and oil. No fail to start. It simply starts at the pull of the trigger every time. If you have grass or light weeds buy it.
August 9, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Mick Ok but....
Heavier and less powerful than I expected, but it does the job.
August 16, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by jay Week and not worth the $$
Battery worked for all of 30 min first couple of uses. Then 20 min next couple of uses and the last was less then 15 min. Tried using electric cord but line feeder broke.
Overall unit didn't last 3 months.
Cheap product that doesn't do what it says it does.
DO NOT BUY
August 14, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by leeannm63 Most excellent!
Love it! Love it! Love it! Light weight, Easy to adjust string and absolutely love the battery! I was going to purchase a gas powered but the battery is so much less of a hassle!
August 9, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by GulfCoastWeatherGuy cheaply made, but still a pretty good value
I'm glad Ryobi brought back this line of trimmer/edgers. I go through about one per year, but given the price and the usefulness I get out of having both a trimmer and edger in one tool (and one I can use without straining my back), the time these save me when doing my lawn is still well worth it, and I would strongly recommend this particular line of Ryobi trimmer/edgers.
July 21, 2016