Rated 3.4 out of 5 by 13
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by carolyn Angry. Very hard. Needs great hand strength to use.
Its a good thing Home Depot discontinued it. I wish I had known before I purchased it. I bought it in April but just today tried to use it for the first time.
Nothing goes on easily. The battery is nearly impossible to put on the trimmer and I am now unable at all to take it off. I will have to put it in my car and ask someone to do it for me. The special cutting tool was impossible to install. I almost got it on and turned on the trimmer and it flew off cutting my leg.
I went back to my old trustworthy black and dekker. Very grateful I hadn't tossed it.
June 21, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ExtremeDIYhome TORTURE TEST of Ryobi 18V String Trimmer with Bladed Trimmer Heads
We had this string trimmer for about 2 years now and the batteries are still great and we use them in all our power tools (Ryobi drill, saw zaw, blower). They are all interchangeable. So best thing is the quality of the battery and the machine itself is well made and does not break. We ran a torture test putting it up against some 4 foot weeds with up to a half inch thick branch. It did have a tough time on the thicker parts. Did great on the typical grassy weeds. The blades were faster too than string. It just cut through the weeds fast. We ended up going through one blade each day we used it. Check out or video here an subscribe. Next we will torture test the EGO 56V String Trimmer.
May 22, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Mike Under powered and the 2 bladed trimmer heads are junk !!
The unit is under powered and the 2 pack trimmer heads are soft junk !! Its easy to use but hey ! I want quality !! I wish I hadnt bought it. I bought it trying to say away from gas and electric weedeaters and because the other Ryobi tools I have are great ! Boy was I mistaken about this weedeater !!
April 11, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Eliza Finally no more gas
Very easy to assemble and operate. Loved the bonus heads that came with my purchase.
March 29, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by scooter product reveiw
the pull trigger is hard to pull and i wish it had a lock were you didn't have to hold it the hold time i am disable and it is hard to use and plus it don't have enough power it bogs down media height crab grass i just think it has a few thing that could be fix
June 18, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by notsohappycamper Don't use the plastic bladed heads!!!
Bought the Bladed trimmer heads because the line feeds poorly on this model. The motor overheated during light use after only 15 minutes. I had used the cord weekly without this happening. Somethings wrong with this design.
June 4, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Wolf Perfect!
Never having used a trimmer before, I wasn't sure what to expect- Very easy to assemble and lightweight to use, battery holds a good charge while doing my yard and the automatic feed is a definite plus. Extremely happy with this purchase!
May 5, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JBryan Good product, lousy packaging job by Home Depot.
The product arrived with the box opened and crumpled. Fortunately, everything was still inside and the trimmer was not damaged. Home Deport needs to over-box (put it inside of another box) this product, as the manufacturer's box is designed to look good on a shelf - not be shipped as is.
The trimmer is super-easy to assemble and to use. So far, the biggest plus is not having to use a finicky two-cycle gas trimmer, but I do have to get used to the light-weight feel of the Ryobi trimmer.
July 22, 2014