Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 630
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TMH Very impressed by this!
I just bought my first house and have been redoing all of the landscaping. I needed a good trimmer, and the edger was an added bonus. Very simple to assemble (takes about a minute) and you're ready to go.
The trimmer works great, but I was especially surprised by the edger. Every edger I had ever seen are the ones with the wheels that kind of "walk" down the edge of the grass. I was a little nervous about this one since I don't exactly have the most steady hands, but it comes out great!
I have two batteries so battery life wasn't a problem for me because I always had a backup. Also, the string is a snap to change out. Well worth your money!
August 29, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by DYIGadgetGuy VERY Light Duty Edger
I bught this edger after having a shouder injury and could only use something that could be handled (mostly) one-handed. The one good feature about this edger is that it is light. All of the negative issues include that the string breaks easily, the refill spools are expensive, it doesn't last very long unless you buy the larger (much more expensive) batteries, and the edger feature is useless if you are trying to trim by concrete (because the string constantly breaks). Lastly, the cutting area of this unit is incredibly small which means you're going to spend a LOT more time edging than you would with electric or gas edgers.
October 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by xgtfour Well worth the money!!
Excellent value for the money. It is very lightweight and is less strain on my body. Even lighter than my old electric cord trimmer. Tired of electric corded lawn equipment I wanted to go the gas route. The gas trimmers seem awfully heavy and way more expensive. I stayed away from battery operated devices but with the Lithium ion type it will last a long time. Also Ryobi has been supporting these batteries since 1996. While the batteries have been improved nothing has been obsoleted so I feel comfortable finding replacement stuff in the future. The rotation from trimmer to edger seemed a little weak but in use worked well.
I wouldn't have bought if I had known this was another auto feed trimmer because of problems I've had in the past with other brands. This one is completely different. It only auto feeds when you let the trimmer come to a full stop for a few seconds then restart. It worked absolutely beautifully!
When the battery is near dying the trimmer doesn't slow down. When the battery is empty it just completely shuts off, which I like. The battery and charger it comes with is part of the great value.
It is not the most powerful trimmer but if you attack the grass/weeds from top to bottom and use the very end of the string it can take down some big stubborn weeds.
Ryobi again has proven itself to be well engineered and the best bang for your buck. Looking forward to buying other Ryobi equipment that is battery operated, way less hassle without the cord.
July 12, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Shacs STRING LINE GETS PULLED INTO MOTOR'S ROTATING SHAFT
I bought this for $79.97 2years ago and just realized that in between uses, I spent more time handling the string spool putting it in and out during the 10 minute usage. Now the blue string line gets pulled into the rotating shaft and I cannot remove it, I read the cust reviews that after several uses, some were having the same issue. Contacted Ryobi and they suggested to bring it to a servi center who fixes trimmers but the cost to fix is in bet $70-$80, and there is the $19.97 spool replacement each time. With all these costs and issues with Ryobi, I opted to get a new trimmer from ECHO as recommended by the servc tech. Had it for several days, so far it's good, let's see after 2 yrs.
April 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DWJ LIGHT WEIGHT AND POWER TO HANDLE ANY JOB YOU COME UP AGAINST
October 25, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mtnmomma Lite weight...love it!
This is a great little trimmer. I am older and have a bad shoulder so I couldn't carry a heavy gas trimmer. This fits the bill. I can buzz around the yard and it,does what it is suppose to do! I have only used it once so I don't know how long the battery will last, but it worked as soon as I got it charged...which was fast! My only complaint was that the replacement spools were not in stock at the time of purchase. Must be pretty popular!
October 11, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jack Great Trimmer
Excellent product. Much more powerful than I expected. Automatic line extension gets rid of a problem with other string trimmers. The battery is good for my 4 acres and then only takes an hour to recharge. As it uses the same battery as my other Ryobi tools, I have many batteries ready to go. Lithium ion batteries are far superior to the older lead acid models.
October 18, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Steve Light weight and does a fine job
Very light and handy, the battery is strong and lasts a long time. This perfect for grass not intended for large stuff, no giant cactus weeds or small trees. It has auto feed which works but I wish I could feed it also with a push of a button. It is supposed to feed when you release the trigger but only if it needs to.
October 16, 2016