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Expand-It 17-1/2 in. Universal Hedge Trimmer Attachment

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  • 3/8 in. Cutting Capacity
  • 17.5 in. Dual-Action Blades
  • Fits Most Brands' Attachment Capable Gas/Cordless String Trimmers
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Product Details

Turn your line trimmer into a hedge trimmer with this attachment. The RYOBI Expand-It 17-1/2 in. Universal Hedge Trimmer Attachment is ideal to cut branches and new growth up to 3/8 in. thick.
  • Use to turn your attachment capable line trimmer into a hedge trimmer
  • Cut branches and new growth up to 3/8 in. thick
  • Compatible with most brands of hedge trimmers
  • 17-1/2 in. L blade is easy to control and lightweight
  • Double sided, dual-action reciprocating blade creates a clean cut with low vibration
  • No tools or adapters are needed to connect the blade to the power head and shaft of your trimmer






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Questions & Answers

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Q:Do you need to oil the hedger unit
by|Feb 2, 2023
1 Answer
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A:  Hello, Steve - Thank you for your question. Yes. If your power-head is battery operated please remove the battery, if it is gas powered please disconnect the spark plug wire. Place the hedge trimmer on a flat surface. Apply light weight machine oil along the edge of the top blade. Do not oil while hedge trimmer is running. 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 Expand-It 17-1/2 in. Universal Hedge Trimmer Attachment. - Jewel

by|Feb 5, 2023
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    Q:Will this work for cutting down pampas grass
    by|Jan 30, 2023
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    A:  Hello, Tony - Thank you for your question. Yes, this tool would work for that application. 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 Expand-It 17-1/2 in. Universal Hedge Trimmer Attachment. - Jewel

    by|Jan 30, 2023

      A:  I had difficulty cutting pampas grass with this trimmer  It does the job but you have to work at it. I used a shear to continue cutting the grass

      by|Feb 4, 2023
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        Q:what pole saws does this fit?
        by|Dec 19, 2022
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        A:  Ryobi

        by|Dec 28, 2022

          A:  Hello, Pennstater2005 - Thank you for your question. This attachment is compatible with all RYOBI attachment capable trimmers. 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 Expand-It 17-1/2 in. Universal Hedge Trimmer Attachment. - Jewel

          by|Dec 21, 2022
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            Q:Will this work with RY40007VNM 40V
            by|Nov 26, 2022
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            A:  Hello, Btexas - Thank you for your question. Yes, this attachment is compatible with the RY40007VNM. 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 Expand-It 17-1/2 in. Universal Hedge Trimmer Attachment. - Jewel

            by|Nov 29, 2022
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              Customer Reviews

              4.3 out of 5
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              17.5 inch hedge trimmer.
              [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I bought this today because my tree was growing into my balcony and I had nothing that would cut back pine. This tool sliced through it like butter to a butcher knife. Amazing.
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                Works very well
                [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Attachment allows me to trim my hedges that are tall and wide.
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                  I’ve been happy with this trimmer attachment. I used it to trim our hedges and bushes which inclu...
                  I’ve been happy with this trimmer attachment. I used it to trim our hedges and bushes which included azalea and rhododendron plants. It says it will cut through a 3/8” thick branch and while I noticed a few branches that thick that it curt through it didn’t cut through them without a bit of a struggle. This does well on smaller branches though and since I already have the power head, this is a logical choice vs. purchasing a stand-alone hedge trimmer. Overall, I’m happy with this attachment as it does almost everything I need it to do as a homeowner.
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                  Doesn’t cut just strips
                  Just purchased this today. What a waste of money. I hope it is just a product defect isolated to mine. I have other attachments and they work great, would give the others 5 stars but not this. I’ve added a picture of what my shrubs look like after about 5 passes in the same spot. You can clearly see the leave are stripped off the branch. I was tired of doing maintenance on my Poulan Trimmer every time I used it it because either it wouldn’t start or the pull chord kept getting messed up. Would have been better off doing the maintenance at this point. I would have been done but the way it’s going I will not be done any time soon.
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                  Response from RYOBIOutdoorsSep 21, 2020
                  Hello, Dave - We're sorry that you're having a disappointing experience with the hedge trimmer attachment! And we'd be happy to talk further, so we can try and improve your experience. Would you mind sending us an email at reviews@ryobitools.com? RYOBIOutdoorTools
                    7 found this review helpful
                    Convenient!
                    [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I'm glad I made the purchase. Exactly what I needed.
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                      Works great!
                      [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] ease of use and leaves a perfect flat top on my bushes highly recommend it!
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                        • Recommended
                        I have tall shrubs that are difficult to trip along the top, so I was excited to use this with my...
                        I have tall shrubs that are difficult to trip along the top, so I was excited to use this with my Ryobi rechargeable electric weed eater base. It worked great and allowed me to have the long reach across the top of the shrubs. The only negative observation is that it didn't seem to cut as cleanly as my Black & Decker electric plug-in trimmer, but it still did the job. Also, when connected to a head unit, the whole thing is pretty heavy, so you might consider that before making the purchase. Overall, though, it did the job well and I eliminated another tool that needed an extension cord by just buying this attachment.
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                        7 found this review helpful
                        I bought this unit to attach to my Ryobi power head and to replace an electric trimmer and cord. ...
                        I bought this unit to attach to my Ryobi power head and to replace an electric trimmer and cord. The Expand-It line is very easy to operate and maintain. I have very tall hedges on one side of my house and with the additional tube for added length I was able to trim them while standing on a ladder with ease. It does have a little weight with the complete assembly (powerhead, extra pole, trimmer head) but it isn't that big of a deal honestly (still beats running with a non extendable electric unit with a long cord to drag around). My next purchase will be the brush cutter attachment! I introduced myself to the Expand-It lineup because I was in need of a chainsaw and noticed Ryobi had a gas power head with
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                        3 found this review helpful
                        I bought a Ryobi battery powered string trimmer and use it every week. Was looking at a compatib...
                        I bought a Ryobi battery powered string trimmer and use it every week. Was looking at a compatible hedge trimmer that would use the same batteries and then found the Expand-It attachment to my string trimmer. Very easy to swap out the attachment and worked great for my needs. I would recommend that anyone moving from gas or electrical corded equipment to a series of battery powered yard tools consider the Ryobi line and this attachment.
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                        4 found this review helpful
                        First time used not cutting well, the blades are making to much contact to the point they are we...
                        First time used not cutting well, the blades are making to much contact to the point they are wearing away, waste my money.
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                        Response from RYOBIOutdoorsOct 3, 2018
                        Hello, Jose - We are very sorry to hear about your unsatisfactory experience with the blades and cutting performance of the Expand-It Hedge Trimmer Attachment! Please be on the lookout for an email from us at reviews@ryobitools.com. We really want to hear more, so we can work on making this experience better. RYOBIOutdoorTools
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