1. Just bought one last week. And a hedge trimmer. Batteries aren’t interchangeable and only got about 15 minutes of weed eating done. I have a VERY small front yard, got about 3 minutes in the back.
    Long story short.
    It lasted maybe 20 minutes.
    Thinking about taking it back because I have a huge backyard. I’d have to buy at least 2 more batteries to get my yard done.
    Not happy.
    Even bought a pole saw…. probably won’t get anything cut worth while.

  2. If you would use the spool like it is suppose to it would f only took 1 or 2 spools to do the back yard. When you vote do you only vote half way through too the other half is free ?

  3. A word of advice. Depending if your left handed or right make sure you wear one of those foam ear plugs in your ear as this is one loud pitched motor. As an audiophile I like to preserve my hearing and after just five minutes of using this the motor that's next to the battery has a very rough whine to it.
    The guard is also useless as it's too small to prevent rocks and other debris from flying.
    first time using it I can't tell you how many bits of dirt and teeny pebbles in my face and glasses.
    Wear protective goggles
    Other than that I love it.

    I forgot that make sure you keep the receipt on the purchase of the battery charger and the extra battery that you buy for three years. Without that Ryobi One warranty it.

  4. Can you tell me about the battery? I live in a temperate zone so the trimmer will sit unused for over six months at a time. Will I have to store the battery in some special way? Should I keep charging it periodicaly even when not using it?

  5. Really dude?! That’s the solution you came up with? Take those ridiculous looking bags off and just wear old shoes when you cut grass like everyone else man. Btw, I own this trimmer and love it too.

  6. I have this trimmer. It is powerful (for a battery trimmer) but still not as powerful as a gas trimmer. My battery lasted 2 seasons, and its $100 for a new one. I never spent anywhere near $50/yr on gas for my old trimmer. Short battery life is a known issue for Ryobi.

  7. I'm on my third warranty call this coming Monday. Others on YT have had similar troubles. This time it's the power head that has failed. We'll see if Ryobi makes it good. Will report.

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