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40V HP Brushless Whisper Series 26 in. Cordless Battery Hedge Trimmer with 2.0 Ah Battery and Charger

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  • WHISPER SERIES - Our quietest range of products
  • Works with all RYOBI 40V Batteries
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With a cutting speed ranging from 2800- 3200 strokes per minute, the RYOBI 40V HP Hedge Trimmer delivers the performance of gas. The premium HP brushless motor delivers 35% more power than the RYOBI 40V 24" Hedge Trimmer. As part of our WHISPER SERIES family this hedge trimmer is among our quietest range of products. The 26 in. blade provides maximum cutting capacity and added reach. The dual action steel blades offer an aggressive 1.5 in. cutting capacity, all while reducing vibration. A magnesium gear box provides more durability and lighter weight for everyday trimming. There is a 2-speed switch allowing you to choose between cutting speeds for optimal power or runtime. Other features include a rotating handle for precision cutting at any angle, along with a wrap-around front handle for ultimate control. Featuring the innovative HEDGESWEEP design that clears clippings and debris while you trim. The RYOBI 40V HP Hedge Trimmer includes a 40V 2Ah battery and 40V rapid charger and is compatible with RYOBI 40V batteries. This tool is backed by a 5-Year Tool Warranty.
  • Brushless motor provides efficient clean cuts
  • WHISPER SERIES - Our Quietest Range of Products
  • 26 in. bar for extended reach
  • Dual-action blades for reduced vibration
  • Up to 1.5 in. cutting capacity
  • Magnesium gear box for more durability and lighter weight
  • 2-speed switch for optimal power or runtime
  • Rotating handle for trimming at all angles
  • HEDGESWEEP debris remover clears clippings while you trim
  • Anti-jam technology for speed and efficiency while cutting
  • Includes RYOBI 40V 2Ah lithium-ion battery
  • Includes RYOBI 40V rapid charger
  • Compatible with all RYOBI 40V lithium batteries
  • 5-year tool warranty, 3-year battery warranty






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Q:How thick of a limb will it cut?
by|Nov 6, 2022
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A:  Hello, IronGoose - Thank you for your question. The maximum cut diameter is 1.5 in. I hope this helps! Additionally, if you need further support, then a RYOBI Customer Experience Professional is here for you, Monday - Friday from 9 am to 6 pm (EST) when you call or text us at 1.800.525.2579 or through email or live chat when you visit us at https://www.ryobitools.com/support/contact. And thank you again for your interest in the RYOBI 40V HP Brushless Whisper Series 26 in. Cordless Battery Hedge Trimmer (Tool Only). - Jewel

by|Jan 6, 2023
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    Q:How many decibels is RY40660VNM (Whisper Series) vs RY40640 (non-Whisper Series)?
    by|Oct 10, 2022
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    A:  Hello, Peaceandquiet - Thank you for your question. I'm sorry, these models do not have decibel ratings listed. I hope this helps! Additionally, if you need further support, then a RYOBI Customer Experience Professional is here for you, Monday - Friday from 9 am to 6 pm (EST) when you call or text us at 1.800.525.2579 or through email or live chat when you visit us at https://www.ryobitools.com/support/contact. And thank you again for your interest in the 40V HP Brushless Whisper Series 26 in. Cordless Battery Hedge Trimmer with 2.0 Ah Battery and Charger. - Jewel

    by|Oct 11, 2022
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      Q:When will this be available to purchase?
      by|Aug 14, 2022
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      A:  Hello, Tmtm - Thank you for your interest in the 40-Volt HP Brushless Whisper Series 26 in. Cordless Hedge Trimmer with 2.0 mAh Battery and Charger. For inquiries on availability I would recommend contacting Home Depot.  Additionally, if you need further support, then a RYOBI Customer Experience Professional is here for you, Monday - Friday from 9 am to 6 pm (EST) when you call or text us at 1.800.525.2579 or through email or live chat when you visit us at https://www.ryobitools.com/support/contact. I hope this helps! --Jewel

      by|Nov 25, 2022
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        Customer Reviews

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        Sometimes you just need more power...
        The fenced section to the rear of my property is all that stands between me and the relentless overgrowth of the forest as it constantly reclaims cleared areas. From the pic you can see one season’s growth that flourished in our wet spring and summer heat/humidity. I battle honeysuckle, creeping rose and dreaded kudzu that can overcome a fence line in one short season growing up to a foot per day in our hot humid summers. Spraying maybe easier but effective brush sprays are systemic and could kill the surrounding trees and native bushes with the vines easily regenerating unabated by lack of competition. The only answer for me is cutting it back which has been effective between specific herbicide sprays in early spring and fall. But this year’s growth got out of control with the near monsoon spring rains that prevented the spring cut back. At mid-summer I needed a more powerful cutting edge to tackle these vines. I've long since retired my gas hedge trimmer and my lighter duty cordless trimmer struggles with these vines. The Ryobi 40V Cordless 26in Hedge Trimmer is now my weapon of choice. It has the power to chew through 1 inch vines with higher cutting speed and the brushless motor that delivers 35%+ power over conventional motors. That's not just marketing hype - it's real. Seeing is believing. I cleared a small patch along the fence line to show the overgrowth and how the Ryobi 40V Brushless Whisper Series 26 in. Cordless Hedge Trimmer tackles the job. First I cut up parallel to the fence front to the top rail. Rotating the handle -90* made quick work because I could easily skim up snug to the fence with trimmed cuts easily falling away off the debris deflector. Then rotating the trimmer handle +90* I was able to reach over the top rail down parallel along the back facing fence side and cut 3ft+ upward growth of the vines out several feet from the fence. Once the vines start to regenerate growth, I’ll spray a selective herbicide killing 70% of the vines weakening the rest to over wintering. A second cut and spray next March/April will effectively beat the vines back eradicating 70-80%. This is an annual exercise – miss one spring and I’m back to square one. Less powerful trimmers choke on these vines - making the job even more difficult than what it is. I would spend more time clearing the blades than cutting. The Ryobi 40V Brushless Whisper Series 26 in. Cordless Hedge Trimmer delivers the power that makes the job much easier. I ran the unit on high speed 2. There was no drag nor did the trimmer choke on the vines. The anti-jam technology kept the trimmer working. This product is a real work horse. But it’s still a hard job.
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        My Wife's New Hobby
        My wife has a new hobby. It’s called hedge trimming, and suddenly she hates EVERY hedge and bush in our yard. No joke, she has had healthy, beautiful bushes cut down to stumps that do not please her. Every year, she employs the same folks to do her trimming. They are good, but never 100% perfect. So, I got her RYOBI 40-Volt Cordless Hedge Trimmer so she could do her own touch-ups, while I try to hide. She says RYOBI is too heavy for her to use (even without the battery), so now it’s mine. There is a small hedge out back that I needed to trim, so I used the RYOBI. It cut like butter. It was the first time I enjoyed hedge trimming (as much as you can “enjoy” hedge trimming). The RYOBI felt comfortable in my hand, was easy to use, and had lots of power. Now, it won’t cut say a ½” branch, but everything else is waste. I am quite a fan of anything RYOBI. I find that all their tools are powerful and durable. The HEDGESWEEP feature… nope ,I never figured that out, but the trimmer produced more than enough clippings and debris that needed raking. And everyone knows that 80% of hedge trimming is raking. I hate raking and think I pulled a muscle in my right shoulder raking.
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        Great Hedge Trimmer with Great Features
        This Ryobi 40-Volt Hedge Trimmer is every bit as good as my old corded hedge trimmer with the great benefit of not having an extension cord that constantly needs to be managed. This trimmer is also just as powerful and easily cut through all of my hedges and bushes, including burning bushes, boxwoods, barberries, azaleas, etc, with clean cuts. Another great feature is the rotating trigger-grip that allows you to re-position the grip to be at a 45 or 90 degree angle (left or right) to the trimming blade which makes holding the trimmer more comfortable when trimming the vertical sides of hedges. This trimmer also includes a "sweeper" bar that can be easily installed/removed from the top of the blade rail for the purpose of pushing the trimmed branches away from the blade. I had my doubts about this feature but it actually did a fairly good job at clearing the cut-off pieces of the hedges. Overall weight and balance of the tool is good and the battery life and power are also good. I trimmed 6 good sized boxwoods, 4 large barberries, some clean-up on a burning bush, and some other hedges and still had power left in the battery. Also, because it uses a Lithium battery, there is no performance fade as the battery runs down and the recharge time is quick. I will never go back to a corded or gas trimmer.
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        Lots of Power and Lots of Features
        This 40 Volt cordless hedge trimmer works so much better than my old 18 Volt cordless hedge trimmer. I tested it on a variety of vegetation around the house and it trimmed bushes and vines very well. It also cut tall pasture grass. I weighed the trimmer on my scale and it weighed in at 11.2 pounds. This is operating weigh including trimmer with battery and hedge sweep assembly. I measured the length with my tape measure and it measured 44-1/2 inches in overall length. This was operating length meaning trimmer with battery. I appreciate the rotating rear handle. It can be rotated and clicked into position at 45 and 90 degrees both left and right. I am disappointed that the 45 degree and 90 degree markings on the label are off both left and right. I had to turn the rear handle slightly past these points to click the handle into place. The trimmer worked equally well in both the 1 and 2 speed selector positions. I measured the power consumed by the charger and the results were 143 while charging, and less than 1 watt after the battery was charged. I appreciate that the charger is one solid block with a power cord, unlike some other chargers that are wall mount or in line power adapters with a cord to a charging block. Overall, this trimmer has lots of power and lots of features.
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        Great Hedgs Trimmer
        The RYOBI 40-Volt HP Brushless Whisper Series 26 in. Cordless Hedge Trimmer with 2.0 mAh Battery and Charger is a great tool to keep your hedges looking great. No cord to get in the way or run out long distances. The timmer has a 2 speed selector switch. The handle swivels 90 degrees in both directions. Trimmer comes with battery and charger. Worth the investment.
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        Terrific Trimmer!
        The Ryobi 40V HP Brushless 26" Cordless Hedge Trimmer comes with a 2.0Ah Lithium Ion Battery & Charger, Hedge Sweep, Scabbard, awesome User Manuals,5 Year Tool & 3 Year Battery Warranties. The high performance brushless motor gives it maximum power, maximum run time, and a longer motor life to provide gas like performance in either speed 1, or 2. The 26" dual blades provides 3,000 whisper quiet strokes per minute. This is the quietest trimmer I have ever used. The well oiled dual action blades do all the work and provide swift, clean cuts up to 1" diameter. The handle rotates 180 degrees to provide maximum control at any angle. The rotating handle provides comfort and precision. I love the Hedge Sweep, and Anti-Jamming tech. It kept my jobs moving right along. The Hedge Sweep cleared all the cuttings. The Anti-Jamming tech meant I didn't have to stop and try to unjam clippings from the trimmer, priceless! The 40V 2.0AH battery does add more weight than my electric trimmer. But, not having to drag a cord around, untangle cords, or have them pull out of the socket on me is worth it. Plus, the trimmer is evenly weighted. I trimmed over 8 Viburnum bushes, and used the battery on my blower afterward to clean up and still had one bar left of the 4 bars. I trimmed some suckers from a Viburnum bush, and used the battery on my blower to clean up around the pool and only used 2 bars. The charger charges up quicker than any of my other Ryobi chargers. It makes a sound like a mini fan is running while it is charging. So I'm able to tell when it is done without having to check the lights. Maximum power, long lasting battery and a charger that charged my battery of 2-3 bars within 20-40 minutes. Plus, I didn't have to wear wrist braces as there was absolutely no vibration at all. The battery, charger, and trimmer are all interchangeable with Ryobi 40V products. This is a great package deal, more great products from Ryobi.
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        Great trimmer
        All the power I need, without gasoline engine noise or exhaust. This Ryobi 40V HP Brushless 26 in. Cordless Hedge Trimmer is just right for shaping my Florida ornamental shrubbery. The wrap-around rotating front handle and a rotating rear handle make it easier than I expected to control the trimmer in all positions, which in turn reduces strain on my arms.
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        Ryobi 40 Volt Cordless 26 in. Trimmer
        The Ryobi trimmer has a 26-inch cutting bar to do all the work for you. No hand trimming with this tool. It is a little heavy until you get used to it but that's how well it is built. The head rotates for a different angle of trimming. It does take two hands to operate because of a two-hand stitch. It keeps your hands out of the cutting areas. The battery has a charger and lets you know it's level of power left. Charges very fast. Great unit highly recommend.
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        smooth operation and quiet
        The Ryobi 40 volt brushless 26-in cordless hedge trimmer is definitely a step up from my smaller Ryobi hedge trimmer. It runs very smoothly and very quietly compared to other hedge trimmers. The ability to rotate the head at different angles is a definite plus two prevent awkward body positions when trimming hedges. The debris deflector is an added bonus. It is a little bit heavier than my 18 volt hedge trimmer.
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        Time to go cordless
        As more of us make the jump to electric tools, I’m always skeptical of battery powered lawn equipment. In the past they were weak and anemic in power and battery life. Lately Ryobi has been proving my wrong by delivering products that rival their corded and fueled counterparts, this hedge trimmer kit is no exception. The 26-inch trimmer includes 2Ah battery, debris deflector, scabbard, and fast battery charger. What really set this trimmer apart from the others is the ability to swivel the blade 45 or 90 degree on both sides of the handle. This allows for cutting at those angles without having to twist your wrist. Switching to each position is quick and easy requiring only a momentary pause. The battery goes from empty to fully charged in under 52 minutes and can deliver a runtime of about 22 minutes. Of course, you can use any Ryobi 40-volt battery to extend runtime. I used a 6Ah battery and ran of out of things to cut. Noise wise this unit is quieter than a gas trimmer and on par with a corded unit. Power wise, I saw no difference in performance between it and 2.4Amp corded trimmer. The Ryobi does offer a low and high setting depending on thickness of the material to be cut. In use I found the low speed to be adequate and rarely had to resort to the higher setting. Makes you wonder if we have been buying overpowered tools all this time. If you are coming from a petrol until this will be quieter, a little lighter, and have instant start with no fuel to mix. If you are coming from a cord trimmer, the Ryobi will be heavier, perform just as well and it eliminates the dreaded power cord. The only real con is the safety lockout on the handle is sensitive to hand movement causing the unit to briefly cycle off. While I appreciate how it forces one to always have two hands on the trimmer, it needs to be dialed down a bit.
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        Voltage (v)40v20v20v18v
        Blade Length (in.)26 in22 in2222 in
        Maximum Cut Diameter (in.)1.5.75 in.75.75 in
        FeaturesBrushless,Rechargeable,Zero EmissionsAntivibrationAntivibrationBrushless,Rechargeable
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