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25cc 2-Cycle Attachment Capable Full Crank Straight Gas Shaft String Trimmer

  • Durable Full Crankshaft Engine for Increased Reliability and Life
  • Easily Handles Outdoor Trimming Needs for a Manicured Look
  • Attachment Capable to Save Time, Money, and Space
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Product Overview

This RYOBI 2-cycle gas straight shaft string trimmer features a full crank engine that creates 2x longer life. Accepting RYOBI expand-it universal brand fit attachments, this string trimmer offers versatile operating function, allowing you to save time, space and money. Simply attach an edger, blower or even a tiller to the power head and quickly move from project to project. RYOBI makes string head reloads easier with the reel-easy string head, thread your string, twist the head and resume trimming. You will experience easier starting with the Zip Start carburetor and included ethanol shield 2-Cycle Oil. Backed by a 3-year warranty, trust the RYOBI 2-Cycle Gas Straight Shaft String Trimmer for your outdoor trimming needs.
  • Full crank engine for 2X longer life
  • Attachment capable: accepts universal brand fit attachments
  • Zip start carburetor for easier starting
  • Reel-easy bump-feed string head for faster reloads
  • Dual 0.095 in. line
  • Straight shaft for extended reach around and under obstacles
  • Ethanol shield 2-cycle oil included
  • Learn More about the RYOBI Platform Here
  • California residents

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Price
Ratings
(1303)
(5219)
(3005)
(46)
Engine Cycles2 Cycle2 Cycle4 Cycle2 Cycle
FeaturesTranslucent Fuel TankAttachment CapableAntivibration,Attachment CapableAttachment Capable,Straight Shaft,Translucent Fuel Tank
Shaft TypeStraightStraightStraightStraight
Line Advance SystemBumpBumpBumpBump
Start TypeManualManualPullPull
Trimmer Line TypeStringStringStringString
Fuel Tank Capacity (oz.)12.8121113.5
RefurbishedNoNoNoNo
Power TypeGasGasGasGas
CA (CARB) CompliantCARB CompliantCARB CompliantCARB CompliantCARB Compliant
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Specifications

Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in.)
11 in
Assembled Height (in.)
60 in
Assembled Width (in.)
10 in
Line Style Size
.095
Maximum cutting path diameter (in.)
18
Recommended Line Diameter (in.)
.095
Shaft Length (in.)
53

Details

Assembly Required
Yes
CA (CARB) Compliant
CARB Compliant
Engine Cycles
2 Cycle
Engine Displacement (cc)
25
Engine Type
2-Cycle
Features
Attachment Capable
Fuel Tank Capacity (oz.)
12
Head Type
Wind without Assembly
Included
No-tool Line Replacement,Replacement Head
Line Advance System
Bump
Number of Trim Lines
2
Power Type
Gas
Product Weight (lb.)
12.2
Refurbished
No
Returnable
30-Day
Shaft Type
Straight
Start Type
Manual
Tools Included
String Trimmer
Trimmer Line Type
String
Trimmer Type
Hand Held

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
3-Year Limited Warranty

Questions & Answers

299Questions36Answers

What is the thickest size string this trimmer can use?

Asked by gerald June 18, 2021
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Answer

Gerald, thank you for your interest in the RYOBI 2-Cycle 25cc Gas Full Crank Straight Shaft String Trimmer with Edger Attachment. This string trimmer uses .095 line. Thank you for asking, If you have further questions and would like to speak with a RYOBI Customer Experience Professional, please call, 1-800-525-2579 M-F from 9am-6pm EST. Hope this helps! - Vini

Is this Ryobi a clockwise weedeater?

Asked by Charlo June 15, 2021
2
Answers

Charlo, thank you for your interest in the RYOBI 25cc 2-Cycle Attachment Capable Full Crank Straight Gas Shaft String Trimmer. Yes, the string trimmer spins in a clockwise motion. Thank you for asking, If you have further questions and would like to speak with a RYOBI Customer Experience Professional, please call, 1-800-525-2579 M-F from 9am-6pm EST. Hope this helps! - Vini

will this machine use an adapted electric star

Asked by sponge June 3, 2021
3
Answers

Sponge, thank you for your interest in the RYOBI 25cc 2-Cycle Attachment Capable Full Crank Straight Gas Shaft String Trimmer. I am sorry, no. We would not suggest using that. Thank you for asking, If you have further questions and would like to speak with a RYOBI Customer Experience Professional, please call, 1-800-525-2579 M-F from 9am-6pm EST. Hope this helps! - Vini

Os this regular gas or do inhqve to mix it?

Asked by DonRaul June 2, 2021
6
Answers

DonRaul, thank you for your interest in the RYOBI 25cc 2-Cycle Attachment Capable Full Crank Straight Gas Shaft String Trimmer. This is a 2-Cycle system. This means you will have to use a 50:1 fuel/lubricant mixture. Thank you for asking, If you have further questions and would like to speak with a RYOBI Customer Experience Professional, please call, 1-800-525-2579 M-F from 9am-6pm EST. Hope this helps! - Vini

I bought one of these about 8 months ago and its the worst weed wacker ever. The guard at the bot...

Asked by cj May 30, 2021
4
Answers

Correct it’s junk had mine 2 months but used it one day and it died

My trimmer is only 3 weeks old and I have had 2 different pieces coming up missing falling off it...

Asked by dave May 8, 2021
3
Answers

Dave, thank you for your interest in the RYOBI 25cc 2-Cycle Attachment Capable Full Crank Straight Gas Shaft String Trimmer. You would need a receipt in order to make an exchange at Home Depot. You should touch base with The Home Depot for assistance with this problem. Thank you for asking, If you have further questions and would like to speak with a RYOBI Customer Experience Professional, please call, 1-800-525-2579 M-F from 9am-6pm EST. Hope this helps! - Vini

Can a pre-mix fuel be used with this engine?

Asked by Bow May 6, 2021
4
Answers

I have use pre mix fuel but it's cheaper to mix your own for information go to YouTube or call your local Home Depot they'll be glad to help you with that questions.

Is the length of the shaft adjustable?

Asked by Earlene May 3, 2021
5
Answers

no but you can change out ends for other uses

Will ECHO pas attachment fit this head?

Asked by Jake April 28, 2021
3
Answers

Jake, thank you for your interest in the RYOBI 25cc 2-Cycle Attachment Capable Full Crank Straight Gas Shaft String Trimmer. If the ECHO attachment is part of the Expand-It line then it is very likely. Thank you for asking, If you have further questions and would like to speak with a RYOBI Customer Experience Professional, please call, 1-800-525-2579 M-F from 9am-6pm EST. Hope this helps! - Vini

how do I change the string?

Asked by donpucket April 18, 2021
5
Answers

Donpucket, thank you for your interest in the RYOBI 25cc 2-Cycle Attachment Capable Full Crank Straight Gas Shaft String Trimmer. To replace your line please refer to Figures 13 - 14 in your owner's manual. Use only .095 in. trimmer line. Use original manufacturer’s replacement line for best performance. Stop the engine and disconnect the spark plug wire. Rotate the bump knob clockwise as necessary to align the arrows on the bump knob with the arrows on the string head housing. Cut one piece of trimmer line 18 ft. long. Insert the line into the eyelet on the string head housing. Push until the end of the line comes out the other side of the housing. Pull the line until equal amounts of line appear on both sides of the housing. NOTE: Line may jam if more than 18 ft. is loaded. Either by hand or using the Speed Winder, rotate the bump knob clockwise to wind the line on the spool until approximately 6 in. of line is showing on each side. NOTE: For best results, after every five to seven revolutions of the Speed Winder, pull both line ends taut for best loading results and to help prevent line from tangling. Push the bump knob down while pulling on line(s) to manually advance the line. Thank you for asking, If you have further questions and would like to speak with a RYOBI Customer Experience Professional, please call, 1-800-525-2579 M-F from 9am-6pm EST. Hope this helps! - Vini

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.5
    out of 5,221 reviews
  • 91% recommend this product
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More power than i EXPECTED!!
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] i bought this for my standard 1/2 acre home yard. It was easy to assemble, start and use.
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Blown through at least 4 of these
I’ve had a bunch of tools for the expand-it line for over a decade now. The cost of the accessories was the main reason I’d replace the it when the motors failed after a season or two. The last two I bought barely made it a year. It’s almost a subscription service at this point. If your going to use this regularly, it’s not going to be worth the cost in the long run. Spend a bit more now, save the headaches. I’m sitting here with another dead one and plan on the tossing everything.
by JKR
Response from RYOBIOutdoorsMay 24, 2021
Hello, JKR - We are sorry to hear that your string trimmer has stopped working! We expect this string trimmer to provide you with years of reliable performance, which is why it backed by a 3-year limited warranty. Would you please keep an eye out for an email from us at reviews@ryobitools.com. It would be great to speak with you, so we can try and move your overall RYOBI experience in a better direction. RYOBIOutdoorTools
Who needs attachments if engine doesn't run?
I thought the was a great deal because of all the attachments. I bought the combo pack about three months ago for over $500 with the pole saw, trimmer, edger, blower and hedge trimmer. The first day I got it I attached all different attachments and was pretty happy with the operation of them all. Then.... the problems begin. I tried to use the trimmer for the 4th time and can't get it to start. I tried fresh gas, checked the spark plug and every other recommendation in the owners manual. I have always used ethanol shield mix or low ethanol gas as recommended in the manual. Finally took it back to HD for repair but haven't heard back yet. I miss my old 4 stroke Craftsman. I had it over 10 years and changed the spark plug once but was thinking since I just purchased some acreage I needed a new one. Oh yeah, the pole trimmer has leaked bar oil in my shop where I store it so the exposed 2x6's are soaked in oil and there is a spot on the concrete. I will never buy another Ryobi product again. Go with an echo or sthil for gas power and Dewalt or Milwaukee if you want the drill/impact set. DO NOT BUY THIS!!!
by UnhappyBuyer
Response from RYOBIOutdoorsApr 29, 2021
Hello, UnhappyBuyer - We're very sorry to read about your unsatisfactory experience with this combo kit! And we'd be happy to discuss this further. If you would, will you please email us at reviews@ryobitools.com? RYOBIOutdoorTools
1 person found this helpful
Great tool!!
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Just bought this and used it the other day even bought the hedge trimmer attachment and it works great! Easy to use!
by Adsallie
great mixed gas trimmer
I bought this trimmer July 2020 has been an awesome trimmer. Light weight amd powerfull. I love it
by Blaze11
3 people found this helpful
Garbage
I bought this trimmer at Home Depot last season. I bought the tree trimming attachment. It worked just fine the first time I used it. I sold my Troy Built trimmer because this one was newer. That was a huge mistake. I have not yet had a pleasant starting experience with this piece of junk since the first time it was used. Several times I have brought this out to trim and edge my yard after mowing. More often than not, the sun will set as I am yanking away tryimg to crank this disappointment. I have been so irritated with this device that I may never buy a ryobi product again. Off to find a replacement that actually works. Please save yourself the frustration and find another product, preferably another brand!
by Drew
Response from RYOBIOutdoorsSep 8, 2020
Hello, Drew - We are very sorry to hear about the trouble you've had starting the string trimmer! Please be looking for an email from us at reviews@ryobitools.com. We want to connect so we can move your experience in a better direction. RYOBIOutdoorTools
7 people found this helpful
Better options available
BLUF: If you value your time and money, don't bother with this product. I've had this trimmer for about 6 months now and it has been average at best. The Expand-It attachments are a convenient feature, but there are several short-comings with performance. The engine will stall if the gas tank isn't near full and the tool is turned at various angles, a common action needed when weed trimming or using the chain-saw attachment. The plastic handle on the pull-string start broke as it was retracting back into place. Recently, I noticed the trimmer line was fusing to itself (known as line "welding") but also to the plastic bump feed head! I literally had to pry the line off of the bump feed head because it was melted and gouged into the plastic. Ryobi support has been less than helpful. Over the phone they told me to take it to a home depot service center for inspection, which costs $20 just to have the machine looked at. I also submitted a request via Ryobi's online support system (ticket #72887205, if you're reading this Ryobi). several weeks ago and never received a response, despite their claim of responding within 2 days. Trying to find a resolution to fix these issues has been frustrating and a waste of my time. It would have been so easy for Ryobi to simply back their tool, send me a replacement bump feed head, and win me over as a loyal customer. Instead, their lack of support made it a no-brainer for me to put the dollars that would have gone to servicing this less than 6-month old tool towards a new Echo SRM-225. Let me tell you, it has been worth every penny.
by LawnDad
Response from RYOBIOutdoorsSep 1, 2020
Hello, LawnDad - We are very sorry to hear about the frustrations you're having with the string trimmer! And we'd be grateful for a chance to discuss your experience further. Would you please send us an email at reviews@ryobitools.com? RYOBIOutdoorTools
6 people found this helpful
Ample power and versatility.
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I purchased this after I got tired of dead batteries of the last trimmer before the job was done. I plan on getting a lot of use out of this trimmer seeing that I'm new to the landscaping business. on the first start up it sounds and feels strong, just what I needed to power through pesky medium shrubs around the fence line.
by Five G Services
Used to work great
I purchased this trimmer about a month and a half ago. I was using it last night for normal use and noticed a bend in the shaft where you connect the trimmer attachment. After taking the attachment off to see what the was causing it to bend it wouldn’t catch the receiver Inside the shaft and spin the trimmer head.
by Hacksaw
Response from RYOBIOutdoorsAug 3, 2020
Hello, John - We are sorry that your power head isn't connected to the attachment correctly! That is not the experience we want for you and we'd like to fix this! If you would, please be looking for an email from us at reviews@ryobitools.com. RYOBIOutdoorTools
4 people found this helpful
I trimmed my front yard tree
this was a life saver, I just trimmed my front yard oak tree and it was a piece of cake, this is my first time ever doing this
by David
1 person found this helpful
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