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40-Volt X Lithium-Ion Cordless Battery Attachment Capable String Trimmer (Tool Only)

  • Attachment Capable: Works with Ryobi Expand-It Attachments
  • Variable Speed Trigger for Cutting Control
  • Battery and Charger not included
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Product Overview

Gas-like power you want, attachment capability you need. The RYOBI 40-Volt X Expand-it Trimmer delivers power like a gas trimmer, with none of the hassle of mixing oil and gas. Attachment capability means you can add on RYOBI Expand-It attachments, saving you time, money and space. The RYOBI 40-Volt X Expand-It Cordless Trimmer comes with premium 0.080 in. twisted line and the REEL-EASY bump-feed string head for faster reloads, usually found only on gas trimmers. The cutting width is adjustable for longer run time or wider cutting width. This trimmer is recommended for yards up to 1 acre.
  • California residents
  • Works with all RYOBI 40-Volt lithium-ion tools and batteries
  • Attachment capable: accepts RYOBI expand-it attachments and other universal gas attachments to save time, money and space
  • Premium 0.080 in. twisted dual line
  • Reel-easy bump-feed string head for fast and easy reloading
  • Variable speed trigger for cutting control
  • 13 in. to 15 in. adjustable cutting width for longer run time or wider cutting path
  • 5-year limited warranty
  • Battery and charger not included
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Price
$5497
$10238
$10900
$13497
Ratings
(1263)
(486)
(4403)
(3218)
Voltage (v)18v18v40v40v
FeaturesAutomatic Line-Advance System,Straight Shaft,Zero EmissionsAttachment Capable,Brushless,Rechargeable,Straight ShaftAttachment Capable,Precut Lines,Rechargeable,Straight ShaftAutomatic Line-Advance System,No Additional Features,Straight Shaft
Line Advance SystemAutomaticBumpBumpAutomatic
Trimmer Line TypeStringStringStringString
Battery TypeLithium Ion,NiCadLithium IonLithium IonLithium Ion
Shaft TypeStraightStraightStraightStraight
RefurbishedNoNoNoNo
Start TypeElectricElectricElectricElectric
Power TypeCordlessCordlessCordlessCordless
Assembly RequiredYesYesYesYes
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Specifications

Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in.)
11 in
Assembled Height (in.)
67 in
Assembled Width (in.)
6.89 in
Line Style Size
.080
Maximum cutting path diameter (in.)
15
Recommended Line Diameter (in.)
.80
Shaft Length (in.)
29.5

Details

Assembly Required
Yes
Battery Amp Hours
No Battery
Battery Type
Lithium Ion
Battery/Charger
Tool Only
Charger Included
Charger Not Included
Features
Attachment Capable,Precut Lines,Rechargeable,Straight Shaft
Head Type
Wind with Assembly
Included
String
Line Advance System
Bump
Number of Total Batteries Included
0
Number of Trim Lines
2
Power Type
Cordless
Product Weight (lb.)
8.92 lb
Refurbished
No
Returnable
30-Day
Shaft Type
Straight
Start Type
Electric
Trimmer Line Type
String
Trimmer Type
Hand Held
Voltage (v)
40v

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
5 Year Limited Warranty

Questions & Answers

356Questions87Answers

I read a review that the battery is right where the forearm rests and it makes the forearm hot. I...

Asked by nascarbumb June 1, 2019
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no this is not true. I have 10 acres and use it till the battery dies and never has it got hot about 45 minutes of hard hard use.

How long does a full battery last?

Asked by Antonio March 5, 2019
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Full charge, after unboxing, non-stop light trimming and edging 32 minutes.

Can the battery be replaced when it is worn out? Do you sell replacement batteries?

Asked by ToughFlower June 18, 2020
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I would like to have a second battery

Is it normal for an alarm-like sound to come from the motor/head whenever running the unit?

Asked by David May 18, 2019
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Just purchased and mine also beeps when trigger is pulled.Seems to function ok but a good answer to this would be nice.

how much string does this trimmer come with?

Asked by thomas July 24, 2019
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what does it weigh

After 10-15 minutes the top part of the trimmer (top engine part) that rests against my arm gets v hot. Is this normal?

Asked by Nic May 6, 2019
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Yes, mine did get very hot and and because I had on a short sleeved shirt, my arm had a burn on it!

STRING Feeder - Does the string keep feeding during tbe cutting?

Asked by Madtrm May 30, 2020
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Hi Madtrm Thanks for your inquiry. This Ryobi 40V model has the bump feed string head. where you tap it on the ground to feed the line. Thanks for your question. Best Regards Thank you for contacting RYOBI, we apologize for the delay in response.

Does the handle that attaches to sit firmly or it supposed to move? I cannot not get it to stay in place

Asked by Brad April 23, 2019
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I can not get it to attach firmly.

Is there a shoulder strap offered to help carry it, while in use?

Asked by Ed October 12, 2019
7
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No. But you could definitely add one.

Can this be used as an edger? Or is it recommended to buy the trimmer/edger combo?

Asked by Ck June 10, 2019
7
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I have turned mine upside down for edging but plan to buy the attachment for easier work. But I'm old also. Ha ha

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Customer Reviews

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Don't believe the Ryobi specifications!
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The box shows 5 year warranty in multiple places. No No No. The Straight Shift Trimmer Attachment shows 3 YEARS WARRANTY in the manual. The battery and charger are 3 years. The only thing in the box that is 5 years is the 40V Power Head, per the included instructions and warranty statement. Also setting the cutting blade for 15", won't give you 15". At best you will get 14". My first Ryobi tool and thus far I intend to return it within the 90 days.
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Response from RYOBIOutdoorsNovember 17, 2020
Hello, golferguy - Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! When sold individually, the straight shaft attachment has a 3-year limited warranty. However, when it's sold with the power head as a full unit, the 5-year limited warranty is extended to the straight shaft attachment. The battery and the charger do retain their 3-year warranty though. As for the cutting swath, it should actually provide a little more than 15 inches. And we're sorry if you're seeing something different. But we'd be happy to discuss this further. Would you mind sending us an email at reviews@ryobitools.com? RYOBIOutdoorTools
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Easy to assemble and use almost as tall as I am 5' 10" comfortable to gold and manoeuvre works with the same battery as the mower
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Best battery operated trimmer out there
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After attempting to use a gas powered trimmer I found the fumes, hassle of starting and noise were a little too much. After using the Ryobi trimmer the first time, I was sold on it!! Very easy to start, battery lasts a long time, the trigger is pressure sensitive, and it is way lighter than gas trimmers. Definitely recommend it!
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Difficult to setup, heavy to lift, too long, however very effective for dry brush and light weeds
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So I am not very experienced at this. This is my second weed wacker in 30 years after a quiet period of 20 years. This is a very effective and powerful weed wacker in the class of cordless wackers. Especially quite effective on dry brush and light weeds. I zapped through about 1000 square ft of yard space within 50 dis-continuous minutes. And the battery did not even finished although I was "finished". So here is the reason for the last "finished". This is quite heavy to lift and too long for my height which is 5'9'. And my arms are still aching 2 days after doing the work. I picked a very hot part of the day, unfortunately to do all the work, and I was working on a gradient terrain. So this might have added to the inconvenience and exhaustion. However, there are some advantages of the sloping ground. I can stand at the top and wack downwards, thus using gravity to my advantage. Towards the end I could barely keep this monster wacker over the ground. I felt like I have cleared the first chamber of Shaolin, a martial art school in China. I also took a while to set this up. About 2 hours total. I took a while to figure out how to reload the twine as I accidentally removed the wheel and could not put i back on. I then realized after about 45minutes of trying that I had to apply more pressure. You have to fight the tension of the spring and then turn it downwards clockwise much like a rusted vitamin pill box. I almost gave up and felt like returning it back to Home Depot, but I am glad I did not! I took 1.5 hours to charge the battery and fitting the battery was not very hard. It took a while for me to figure out how to connect the power cable to the battery unit. There is a very tiny socket which is not clearly visible. I could snap the charged battery into the wacker fairly easily but the wacker would not start. I tried tightening the two pipes and thought it may not be locked in place. Finally realized that you need to pull the start trigger quite a bit before it starts. This added to a sore hand as you lift the heavy wacker over the slopes, you start losing energy to even press the button. I wish there was a power lock in place, so I do not have to keep adjusting it. The High setting was used more often than the Low. I felt the Low setting is useless. The device is too long. It could have had adjustable height. And the twines are expensive. I spent $24 for 3 additional bundles. Hopefully it lasts for a couple of years. I haven't tried using the other attachments. However I was able to zap through most of the dry brush and small weeds but not large plants and large weeds. I had to manually dig out the large plants. The mudguard works great, and I did not get a single pebble shoot to my feet. The twine however got stuck and refused to come out of the wheel. So I ultimately stopped wacking as I did not want to deal with the wheel again. I have not figured out the trick to make the twine come out on it's own while wacking. However, it does not consume much twine as I feared. The device is shiny and looks very state of the art. This is now the best tool in my gardening arsenal. This might be worth owning despite all adverse comments above. Perhaps most of you are hopefully stronger and taller than me.
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So I bought the 40v because my 18v one was on its last leg. I've used Ryobi for about 3 years no...
So I bought the 40v because my 18v one was on its last leg. I've used Ryobi for about 3 years now and just recently started the 40v line of tools to and I definitely see a difference in power with the string trimmer and a better quality of cut with it also.
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I absolutely love this string trimmer! I've had a Ryobi 2cc for 8 years, but I reay just wanted t...
I absolutely love this string trimmer! I've had a Ryobi 2cc for 8 years, but I reay just wanted to get away from the gas and oil mixing and pull cranking. I have 3/4 acre yard and this easily handles all the weed eating on one charge. It's awesome! And I love the EZ Reel to reload the string. Best thing ever! I would definitely recommend this product!
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Assembly was an ease and product performed as well as expected.
Assembly was an ease and product performed as well as expected.
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I really like it; I didn't know if I would or not. For a 60 year old female, it's a little heav...
I really like it; I didn't know if I would or not. For a 60 year old female, it's a little heavy but I am able to use it for about an hour before I need a break. During my break, I recharge the battery which takes about an hour to an hour and a half. I only use the attachment with the two plastic blades. I am clearing out a ravine in my front yard where the weeds get overwhelming; and so occasionally underneath the weeds will be a stump and when I hit a stump, the tip of the blade breaks off but I am still able to use it. I have yet to have an entire blade break off! Changing a blade is easy; you just line the top up with the arrows which unlocks it. Remove the top, drop a blade in on the post; replace the top; takes maybe 30 seconds. So it's doing what I bought it for and that makes me happy! I'm attaching a photo of what I've cleared so far.
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This Ryobi trimmer was just what I was looking for. It's powerful and the best part is you never ...
This Ryobi trimmer was just what I was looking for. It's powerful and the best part is you never have to mix gas and oil again. Adding more line is extremely easy and I highly recommend it. Thanks Home Depot
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