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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 icon11 people have reviewed this model.
Type: Light duty battery string trimmers
User Reviews
User Reviews

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
Surprisingly good!
8/9/2014
Pros
Can Rewind Used Spools
Easy to Handle
Edges Fairly Well
Cons
Best Uses
Trimming Around Rocks
Trimming around trees
Comment:
My wife won't use a gas-powered hand tool and doesn't like corded garden tools. I did not expect much from a battery-powered trimmer, and was pleasantly surprised by the run-time on the full-size battery (it comes with a compact battery that doesn't last long on a charge). It is fairly light weight, and with a little practice, I found I could do as well with it in grass as with a corded electric. It can be used with an extension cord, but I haven't tried it that way. It converts easily into a trimmer that does a passable job. The cord spool is small, but it feeds well and I found that I could rewind the spool with less expensive and heavier cord from the hardware store.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

 
3.0
Impossible to fix
8/2/2014
Pros
Lightweight
Quiet
Cons
Unrepairable
Uses Lots of Line
Best Uses
Straight Edging
Comment:
Not very robust but was fine for light jobs around the house. However, the spool base wore out which meant all the line unravelled when you ran it. No one would work on it and it's impossible to take apart to fix yourself. Essentially a disposable weed trimmer.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
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.
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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