Lightweight and easy to use
Long lasting battery
I'm surprised how good it is. Creates nice clean edges.
I was given the edger by someone who had it for a few years. It still runs really well, the blade looks old but still works like new. I'd say the edger has longevity in it and will last many years to come.
I have always used a line trimmer for my edging, and wasn't sure an edger would be my thing. I was pleasantly surprised how good this thing is, and how sharp my edges look around the yard. It can take a little bit of practice to control it, but after the first week of use it's easy to use. I had a few edges along concrete paths that ...had grown over the concrete, the edger was terrific at cutting the grass and dirt back to the edge of the concrete. It's also really easy to maintain all my edges now. The edger isn't that heavy, and is quieter then I thought it would be. I watched some Youtube videos of people using them and they sounded very loud, but that must be the audio quality of the videos. It's not much louder than a drill. I use a 4ah battery and do around 50 to 60m of edging and the battery only uses 2 out of 4 light bars.
Don't waste your money
I have a number of Ryobi battery tools that are great, but this edger is a POS. Cuts out all of the time and a 4 amp battery lasts less than 10 minutes. The blade isn't sharp so it hacks the grass and it's hard to keep it in a straight line. I was using this to replace an old Atom petrol-powered lawn edger, I gave up after around 15 minutes and went back to using the Atom. This thing will sit in the shed and I'll fork out the money for another Atom.
Purchased in February 2021 at Bunnings Warehouse for $179.00.
Great Handyman Tool
Purchased one about a week ago. Registered tool online to get extra two years warranty. What a great little edger. Bit hard on the battery on first use. I was using a whipper snippet before. I now have straight edges. The edger only took a few minutes to set up and learn to use.
Purchased in December 2020 for $179.00.
What a ripper little piece of kit
I have a mix of concrete edges, paths, brick edging, timber sleepers and free form garden edges, my grass is the really strong growing, tough kikuyu that has pretty good runners.
I had been using a whipper snipper / brush cutter to struggle around the edges - bought this little unit as I have a wide range of One products so only needed the skin. Brought it home, took all of 2 minutes to assembly and away.
After some experimenting with blade heights and usual movement speed, the results were amazing.
Other reviews have mentioned the blade, b...ut if you take your time and line the blade edge up correctly all ok. What I really love about this unit is it is light enough to flip over, use it upright and use free hand once you gain confidence in using it, this is fantastic around tight areas where you can’t get the roller to on the path. We will see how long it lasts but my other One items have been smashed on all sorts of Reno jobs and still going strong
Purchased in October 2020 for $179.00.
Ryobi warranty is useless if no invoice is available
Was given one for Christmas 2019. Worked fantastic up until August then stopped. Because it was a gift I never received the invoice/docket and ryobi won’t warrant a product that’s only 9 months old. What a joke!
Purchased in December 2019.
Buy the Cyclone foot one
Hi Got the Ryobi 18 v Edger today done about 15 meters set on middle cutting setting
keeps cutting out wants to run its own way ripping up the ground hard to control & keep the blade from
hitting the concrete & wasting the blade, maybe a round cutting blade would be better for contact with concrete so I got a Cyclone foot one fantastic. Stephen
Purchased in October 2020 at Bunnings Warehouse for $179.00.
Exceeded my expectations. Excellent edger.
I bought the 18v kit RED 1850L i40 edger from Bunnings. Was $229 and included a 4ah batter and charger. Used it yesterday on overgrown couch grass edges. Absolutely amazing bit if kit. I love it. Very easy to use. Powerful. Way better than my Star petrol edger piece of junk.
Purchased in October 2019 at Bunnings Warehouse for $229.00.
First time using an edger and very happy
I think it will take some getting used to with the depths, and trying not to hit the concrete as I have already damaged the blade but I am impressed with the unit.
We had bought a house in November and as the weather has improved I used to maintain the grass and edges that were overgrowing. The lawn and edges looked fantastic.
Bought in a combo kit with battery.
-easy to replace the blade
-the battery lasts a long time
-easy depth setting
Bad:...-little on heavey side -hard to get started -hard to clean out dirt from the guard
Purchased in October 2019 at Bunnings Warehouse for $229.00.
Does the job
Does the job and with ease cuts good being battery powered nice and street easy to handle easy to use.
Defo worth the money as having 18v drill I didn’t need the battery pack.
Purchased in March 2019 at Bunnings Warehouse for $169.00.
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.
Purchased in February 2019 at Bunnings Warehouse for $169.00.
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.
Purchased in June 2018 at Bunnings Warehouse.
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.
Questions & Answers
Can I swap line for blades?
Does 18v edger skin works with a 36V battery?
no it doesn't, it uses the ryobi one 18v battery system which is a different shape.
Get an answer from our members and Ryobi representatives
- Four edging depths allow for both a variety of cutting options, as well as for height adjustment (so you can adjust the trimmer to suit your height)
- Guide wheel provides help with cutting, as you can simply run the wheel along the edge of the pavement to cut any overhanging grass
- Battery and charger are sold independent of the unit, which may be marketed as ‘skin only.’ Both of these represent an additional cost to the original purchase.
- A straight shaft makes for a more ergonomic design that lets you easily go about a variety of gardening tasks.
Points of praise:
- Many reviewers found that the Ryobi 18V One+ OED1850 was easy to use and assemble.
- They also said that it neatened up their edges effectively, making for a wonderfully manicured lawn.
- According to reviews, this machine is lightweight and ergonomic, and simple to handle around tight areas.
- Reviewers noted that the battery was long lasting and let them power through their gardening.
- Reviewers appreciated how quiet the machine was.
|Category||Battery Whipper Snippers|
|Handle Type||Loop Handle|
|Power Source||Battery (Removable)|
|Cutting Head Type||Blade|
|Cutting Width||220 mm|
|Manufacturer Warranty||4 year(s)|
- MPN: OED1850
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