Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 113
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ABCritter Good Unit Overall
I was looking for an extended reach hedger for some of those hard to reach jobs. This was an inexpensive solution to the problem. As an expansion unit to the trimmer I already have it fit nicely.
The ony negative to the unit I have is the felt square that is at the base of the blade was gone with in moments after the first use.
This is not a crisis, but will require watching that area for debris getting into the mechanism.
March 27, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Bill Did not work.
Never touched a bush with it. Could hear and feel internals rotating in the unit, but blades moved s l o w l y. One full back-and-forth cycle every 90 seconds slow. You would think, as a recon, that it would be tested. That guy failed.
April 9, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SalemOregon This was a reconditioned trimmer attachment but looked like a new item. Very good buy. Shipping was very quick. I highly recommend this product.
this was a reconditioned trimmer attachment but looked like a new item. Very good buy. Shipping was very quick. I highly recommend this product.
March 25, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Haztheman dont waste your money
Did not work out of the box - returned for a refund
March 14, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Chief good purchase
Item was refurbished and half the price of a new one...Works Great
March 4, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Floyd satisfied with product
The more expensive models have more features,but It works for what I bought it for.
February 25, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Rond Useless tool-look elsewhere!!!
Out of the box the trimmer would operate only at a very slow speed but as soon as the speed is increased to a usable speed the trimmer blades stop moving completely. It appears that the cable is too short to engage the gas powered head completely and as soon as the speed is increased to a usable speed, the cable disconnects from the head. I'm using with a Craftsman gas powered head. Do not recommend not only from my experience but also there are scores of complaints about this unit on various internet sites. I have several other Ryobi Expand-it items and they all work perfectly but there must be an issue with the design of this hedge trimmer.
Unfortunately, I purchased this reconditioned hedge trimmer attachment in late October and received the 1st of November but due to some health issues didn't get a chance to try to use it until February (after the manufacturers and Home Depot's warranty ran out).
February 9, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by luvboating I like it
I bought this to attach to a Troy Bilt trimmer with a 4 cycle engine. It is isn't good for precision trimming. I finish up some shrubs with my handheld electric hedge trimmer for a more precision look. With my Troy Bilt, I need to make use of positioning the hedge trimmer attachment so that I don't stall the engine. I can position the attachment in all three position holes encompassing 270 degrees of travel. If I keep the carburator in the "normal" position or facing up, everything works ok. However, if I face the carburator down, I have stalling problems that can be painful to correct. Other than that, it sure beats dragging around and periodically cutting an electric cord with my other hedge trimmers. If a reconditioned item is available for any product, I always buy it instead of new. The money savings are great and have seldom had problems with reconditioned.
May 6, 2014