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Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DapostrophusD Could be Great--Depends How Much Land You Have
My wife hates string trimmers and using them but wanted me to say she likes this one. It's nice to not have to worry about winterizing, mixing up 2-cycle gas, replacing spark plugs and air filters, etc. It's also nice that it's quiet and provides power on-demand instead of running continually from the start of use till the end. We like the (super easy) foot-pedal feature to rotate the head from trimming to edging. I think it's pretty good, across the board.--Just pretty good. Not great.
It could be more powerful, it could have better battery life, it could come with 2 batteries instead of just 1, it could have better battery life, it could be a little more user-friendly (It has 2 holes on the reel which would seem to indicate it uses 2 separate wraps of line simultaneously like many trimmers. But no, in fact, it is only capable of using one at a time.) and it could have better battery life. Did I mention the battery life?
While it is impressive the amount of use you can get out of a charge and the amount of time it takes to get a full charge, it simply isn't enough for a single-acre lot with minimal landscaping. With 2 charges, if you're very conservative with this trimmer, you can sort of do all the trimming. Honestly though, to really do the job right, it takes 3. That's quite a bit of charging.
If you have a half acre or less, this is probably an incredible buy. For more land than that, I'd say you're in the same no-man's-land as me. Can't justify a high-quality gas trimmer. Low quality gas trimmers are affordable, but nothing but a headache and not worth the low price. Electric trimmer leaves you wanting more. If there's a solution, I haven't found it.
May 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by cctxstar Very good trimmer
This is actually my second Ryobi trimmer. The first was stolen and I was terribly disappointed. Both worked extremely well. There is enough battery capacity to do my whole yard. I really like the quiet performance.
February 23, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by retiredaag Great item
Easily assembled, light weight, works great and as I'm older, that's important to me.
July 21, 2015