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String trimmers

Ryobi RY24210A
 
Approximate retail price:
$139.00
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Summary: This Ryobi 24-volt, cordless-electric string trimmer has a straight shaft and weighs 8 lbs. It uses a.065-inch cutting line and comes with an extra cutting head.
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Community icon9 people have reviewed this model.
Type: Light duty battery string trimmers
User Reviews
User Reviews

 
1.0
One word: Terrible
7/20/2014
Pros
Cons
Awkward
Lack Of Power
Line Doesn't Feed
Best Uses
Comment:
This is a terrible product. Doesn't have enough power for even the simplest grass trimming. It is awkward to handle and the string feed is inadequate. I relied on CR's recommendation when I made this purchase. So disappointed.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Exactly what I was looking for
7/14/2014
Pros
Easy to Handle
Lightweight
Powerful
Cons
Expensive Battery Add'l
Best Uses
Straight Edging
Comment:
This is quieter, lighter, and easier to use than my old gas-powered weed eater. Plus, no more trips to the small-engine repair shop. Love the rotating head for straight-line edging!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Don't waste your money
7/13/2014
Pros
Easy to Handle
Lightweight
Quick Charging
Cons
Sticks with Heavy Grass
Uses Lots of Line
Best Uses
Short Grass
Comment:
This product had me stopping quite literally, no joke, every 7-8 ft to pull new line out. The line recommended snaps almost instantly if you try to edge with it or if you are trimming against any hard surface like the side of your house or a rock. The auto feed function, if it was supposed to be there, absolutely does not function. That was the largest problem. A smaller issue I had was that the battery only lasted me about an hour on a full charge. I recommend just spending the money on a good gas trimmer once, rather than buy this and go through 3 cartridges of line a week. I am returning this today.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
The Ryobi RY24210A is part of the String trimmers test program at Consumer Reports. The Ryobi RY24210A String trimmers features and specs include Dual line, Engine size, Four-cycle engine, Weight (lbs.), Shaft. In our lab tests, String trimmers models like the Ryobi RY24210A are reviewed on Overall score, Tall grass and weeds, Trimming, Ease of use, Edging, Handling. Consumer Reports subscribers share reviews of the Ryobi RY24210A based on personal experience. The user reviews of the Ryobi RY24210A include star ratings, pros, cons, best uses, and a bottom line review to help guide your purchasing decision of the Ryobi RY24210A.
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