So far so good!
Easy to use, nice and quiet and last a while if you have a decent battery! Most of my edges are surrounded my curbs and pavers so the blade wears out pretty quick but other than that it suits my needs.
Excellent product with a tiny flaw
This edger is fantastic, easy to use and a great addition to my Ryobi ONE suite!
Only problem is the star cap on the front guide wheel which popped off on the 1st rough patch.
I solved this by drilling a 2.5mm hole through the shaft and putting a split pin in. Measure carefully though.
Note to Ryobi; This is like a one cent cost per unit.
Great tool, 6 year warranty
Tired of line trimmers and was looking for something that is not such a pain to use.
The tool is performing great (as expected), just plug and play, no hassle with the lines.
1) To Nick - it comes with 6 year replacement warranty so I guess it can be replaced if the motor is dead?
2) I bought a 9AH battery as I have other RYOBY tools that I use frequently. Doing our back & front yards consumes barely half of the battery.
So far quite happy with the purchase.
Not happy after a while
Bought this just over two years ago and it’s been great. However, now it won’t run intermittently and it’s like the brushes have given up (don’t know if this motor has brushes). Of course it’s just out of its warranty period. So it’s a no for me!
PS The questions you ask above are about a whipper snipper. This product is only a lawn edger.
The 2ah battery they include gives 6 mins run time
Bought this edger because of the reviews. The kit comes with the 2ah battery which is completely useless. It only gives 6 mins run time before it needs to charge for 1.5 hours. Factor into the price of buying at least the 4ah battery when purchasing. Very disappointed with the battery, what a waste including something so small. Otherwise it works well.
Best Garden Tool Ever!
I was going to buy one of those line trimmers until I saw a guy use an edger and how neat and straight his edges were. I bought the Ryobi 18V One+ OED1850 from Bunnings and got the 5.0ah battery, which I have since found is over kill as it only needs charging occasionally. Once you get the hang of it this thing its perfect for cutting edges, I was wary at first of letting the blade touch the edge of the concrete, but now have found that it's normal for this to happen at times. I can do all the edges in record time and even the neighbors comment on how neat and straight they are. No mixing fuel, no buying that line that quickly runs out, no ear plugs, it's all good, the blade seems like it will last a long time.
The weekly chore becomes a breeze
I waited 30 years before purchasing an automated lawn edger. With summers seeming to last longer these days, I borrowed my dad's electric (chorded) Ryobi lawn edger. It did a great job, but became painful when the chord went around obstacles in the yard, the diconnecting and reconnecting to service the front yard. When I saw the battery pack model, I read the reviews and went and bought one. I bought the battery and charger separately from Bunnings (although I believe you CAN buy the battey and charger in package deals - these batteries a wide range of Ryobi chordless products. My first use was a surprise, The edger is much lighter than the chorded model but seems to be as powerful, in terms of getting through the toughest edges. I had the blade (which by the way, is replaceable) has four levels of height adjustment. I had the highest setting and managed to 'excavate' a fair bit of dirt. I will to wait and see on my next trim how much dirt ill be expelled. Overall cut was clean and precise, easy to handle due to its light weight, and only used a quarter of the 5.0Ah Battery to do the 100 lineal meters of edges. Don't be shy - go for it, It's a beauty!
No more dragging extension cords around the garden
Our electric Ryobi edger was getting old, and the handle was kept together with tape, so I decided to look into a new one. We have a large garden with a lot of garden edging. I was planning on petrol, but starting to look towards battery as I have some of the 18v tools. Wow. This edger is top notch. Great edging all the time without any issues to date (3 months old).
I gotta give this lawn edger a 5/5. For a battery operated machine it makes light work of the edges. So easy to manoeuvre and takes a lot of time off of doing the lawns instead of just using the whipper snipper. Makes doing the lawns a real treat.well done ryobi. Its amazing
Edger with unbeatable performance
Love this edger! So light to use. Powered with battery means that its always ready to be used. I use it to trim the sides of my lawn against the fence and driveway. The performance is always reliable and if the cord snaps for some reason, you don’t need to worry about it as it automatically extends for you to continue with your work. With my previous petrol trimmer/edger, it was a continuous stop, redo the cords and then start. Gosh I would think so many times before taking on the task. But not anymore!
Best thing since slice bread
Ladies!!!! starts first time, light and easy to use what more can i say dont think it would suit thick heavy bush but for your drive way and paths it is excellent. Wouldn't hurt to have a second battery but the charge should do an average size yard front and back
An edger that actually Works
After trying countless different edgers from manual to 4 stroke I have found one that actually works.
After the initial cut around the paths and lawn edges which took a fair amount of time this edger powers through the edges in one battery charge.
Being in the one+ family the battery takes less time to charge than it does to discharge so you can change batteries and continue to edge while the original battery is charging. One year on and this edger is just as good, had to replace the blade $25.00 from Bunnings (The heavy duty one) The old one worn out. That is the only maintenance apart from clean and Battery charge.