Nice and light and good battery life
Love it as it starts easily and the battery seems to last long enough for my needs in a smallish garden . I have never had the battery die on me yet. The only downside is the useless line feed and the line is constantly breaking even with being careful not to hit concrete edges I am forever feeding the bloody line out
I have owned the One+ Line Trimmer for about 8 months and I'm ready to get rid of it.
Trimming my grass takes a lot longer than it should and that is because there is only one line that comes out of the head, it wears down quickly, and the line that comes out is not long enough. I also find it extremely difficult to remove and replace the battery as it gets stuck regularly.
I love the idea of battery powered tools but the Ryobi One+ Line Trimmer OLT1830 is one you should skip.
Don't Bother... it is rubbish
I bought this a couple of seasons ago and I use it with the blade heads: I have had to replace the recharger twice, once at no cost replacement, the second time I simply bought another, assuming it to be teeting problems: First season, it was a dream - efficient, reliable, easy to use: At the beginning of the second season, it wouldn't start, so I took the whole thing to a regstered tool repairer: Around $100 to repair some fault with the trigger switch. All good for the second season: I have just pulled it out again to trim grass clumps n...ear the fence, and it again failed to start. The battery is fine and works with the blower, but the trimmer.. nothing: I am not traipsing across town again to the approved repairer again - it is going into the rubbish. I has proven to be the most unreliable tool in my shed and this is a brand I will not buy again.
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No more Extension Leads
I have wanted to go battery on the mower and wipper snippet for a while.
The Ryobi was at a good price at Bunnings, so I invested in one. It's nice and light, has plenty of power for a normal sized block and has been reliable so far.
How good is this
At first I/we thought the trimmer was a toy.
For around the house etc magic tool compared with petrol driven stuff with much bigger line.
Its not a brush cutter but great for around fence lines shrubs etc.
My wife loves it and my daughter also(bought one too).
Battery lasts ages and can be used on many other tools.
It's ok, but...
It does a decent job cutting but the bump feed head leaves a lot to be desired. The trigger mechanism is weak. I've broken mine and unable to get a replacement so had to jury-rig.
Quiet and works with the rest of my Ryobi products however the actual whipper snipper Bump feed head is average-poor, and very hard to feed. We replaced our head completely to a better quality.
Very good domestic whipper snipper
I bought one fo these a couple of weeks ago to replace 30cc Ryobi petrol trimmer.
It has been great, no petrol or pull starts that don't work. It is perhaps a little less powerful but this has not impacted me for domestic use on my 800m2 block and easily handles the work I need it for. The bump head is very responsive and easy to reload. It is also a lot quieter and lighter making it easy to use.
The only downside I've found so far is that it is hungry on the batteries if run on 'high'. That said I've run it on low and had no dramas. The time I used a fully charged 105 aH battery it lastest barely 10mins, so now I make sure I've got the 4.5 aH battery ready to go before starting.
Helpful but not powerful
It is easy to use, to change line and it is not heavy.
I manage to get my concrete edges done but it prefers the lighter grass, certainly doesnt go through kikuyu grass runners and buffalo grass runners.
The line doesnt always feed through and some tug and war occurs feeding it through manually.
But so handy to have something light, that i can be mobile without having an electrical cord hanging behind me.
Purchased in December 2017.
Firstly I am only a short person so the adjustable handle height was great, but I still found the unit somewhat heavy for me as a female, not to mention it was noisy and the plastic line/cord kept breaking so it was a constant start stop to fix and feed the line through to get the job done, and it was difficult and was most frustrating and has since put me off buying another whipper snipper, no matter what brand it is, this one just gave me a bad feeling about all of them.
Easy to use no petrol mixing no cleaning up carb from old fuel. No zip starting just use recharge battery and put away. Battery life is plenty for average yard.
Purchased in December 2017 for $235.00.
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Has too many issues
Bought this as a package $229 with 5Ah battery - two years and 2 months ago. The auto line feed doesn't work very well as outlined many times in this thread. The battery only lasts 10 mins now - two months out of warranty. It does the job but only barely before the battery dies - still with 2 bars showing. I'm certain that it lasted longer initially. The main issue is with the hit-and-miss Ryobi batteries. Only the 4Ah that I bought 4 yrs ago to replace a 1.4Ah in a blower that died in a few months has performed well. Ryobi don't want to know and I'm sure as hell not spending $149 at bunnings on a new one that is likely to have the same problem.
The line auto-feed just does NOT work. The line is so thin and weak
that it breaks off very quickly, and does not auto-feed, so you have to stop
and press the feed button next to the spool, on the actual head - dangerous ...
and if the line breaks off altogether (as it does not auto-feed), you have to pull
the cover off the head and re-spool it. Also, the line seems to get caught on the spool,
so even the feed button won't work then.
Purchased in May 2018.
Good, lite, quiet.
Bought this trimmer (skin only) because I have already Ryobi One+ 18V batteries, 2.5A and 5.0A for my driver set.
So there was no need to get any additional separate batteries.
This trimmer is great for smaller and more delicate jobs around the house, but for bigger jobs I would of get definitely something much more powerful (higher voltage 36V or higher and brush-less, more expansive).
I did with it everything I wanted to do around the house, but it took me probably twice as long to what it took me with the much more powerful corded electr...
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The trimmer is such a great product. Noise level is low, it's super light so makes it easy to cut my grass. It runs for a good time for me to finish my yard that's a reasonable size. I would buy this product over and over again. Would definitely recommend.
Love the idea of this range, but removing the battery can be problematic if you have small hands
With no other real need for a lawn mower, I purchased this to keep the nature strip looking tidy. No cords or fuel to mess about with, its a great little unit.
My only issue is getting the battery off as my female hands are not big enough to reach the release buttons at the same time, (which are located on either side of the battery).
Love this soo much
I bought this because my hubby can no longer do the yard, needed something quite, light, and easy to use. ticks all the boxes, don't have a big yard but a lot of edgy area. the best thing is I don't have to fiddle with line and getting all tangled up with it...just pop in the fresh spool and good to go. love it so much I had an electric blower but did't like getting it out as much because of the cords so I just bought myself the blower as well. So ladies out there if you are the one that has to or likes to do the lawns..good value product. just done mine now.
Works really well
My petrol trimmer died due to a failed magneto so as I had other Ryobi one + items I bought it. It is only for light trimming but that's all most suburban blocks need. The adjustable head angle, telescopic shaft, trim/edge settings and light weight make it a breeze to operate. The auto line feed is a great feature but you must wind the replacement line on with a little care or it can get jammed. You can buy replacement spools & they hold 2.7 metres of line for $18.90 for a pack of 3 but 50 metres of 1.6mm line is only about $6.00. It's a no bra...iner. I can trim my yard and street frontage on about 1/4 of a 4 A/h battery. I found the edger guide not that useful except for hanging the trimmer in the shed & it is great for that. So much easier and quieter by miles that a petrol trimmer. No starting problems or fuel issues, just put the battery in and press the trigger. Also what other product comes with a 6 year replacement warranty?
Excellent Line Trimmer
A really nice cordless line trimmer which does the job really well. Bought this with a blower in a combo pack from Bunnings and I am really happy with the purchase. The auto feed line system works really well. Lasts about 45mins on a full charge of 4.0ah battery which in my opinion is enough for decently sized lawns. I strongly recommend this product.
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Great cordless line trimmer
I bought this battery operated line trimmer because I have trouble starting petrol ones. In addition, this model has automatic feed rather than bump feed (which I find difficult to use). This has solved all my problems with garden edging! It is light enough for me (I’m a smaller female at 5’1”) to handle and produced a great result. It’s automatic feed actually works - you just press the trigger for it to start and then every time you stop it adds a bit of line. It’s easy to adjust the angle of the head at the touch of a button. The battery is ...powerful and i was easily able to edge my medium sized back yard. Its a single line spoil so it’s super easy to thread or you can buy 3 pre threaded spools from Bunnings for less than $20. I’m going to buy them and then when they’re finished re-thread them so I’ve got plenty on hand. I highly recommend this product.
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Questions & Answers
MY FIRST SPOOL HAS BEEN EXHAUSTED. IT IS 18V LITHIUM BATTERY DRIVEN MODEL. WHERE CAN I FIND A UTUBE DEMONSTRATION OF INSTALLING A REPLACEMENT SPOOL ?
My ryobi cordless line trimmer - only used 4 or 5 times - will start spinning but immediately stops spinning when put to work. There's action going on in the shaft but the head won't spin. Can anyone please advise?
Unknown to me the spool cover fell apart while I was using it. I realised what had happened when I stopped it to see what the strange noise was. I had a new one but before I replaced it I had to clean some cut grass away a a small spring fell out of the part where the spool goes but I don't know where it came from to replace it. Any ideas please??? thanks.
Yes, I had look at mine. The push button/slide piece to release more string slides in when u push it in. Behind/under that slide piece is a small spring that returns the slide/ button., You may need to fiddle with it a bit and put that spring back in.Good luck u should be ok. Worst thing Ryobi should/could sell u a new spool. I have another brand machine and bought on Ebay a new spool $15.00.
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