Very good so long as you select the correct tool for your mission.
- surprisingly powerful for what it is*
- easy to assemble
- long warranty
- surprisingly power efficient and can do my front and back yard with enough power left over - cut around 60m of lawn edge. I use a 2yo 2AH battery from my leaf blower
Not so good:
- Stone guard extension either missing or not part of the deal (Shop assistant at bunnings opened 3 boxes - all are missing this part), bolt holes are there so not sure why it is missing. Not even mentioned on the user manual. Note: Standard stone guard is included. ...
Purchased in July 2021 at Bunnings Warehouse for $219.00.
Works fine, not sure why the bad reviews
Purchased this as a replacement for a leaky petrol trimmer, and quite happy with it. Much quieter than petrol unit, battery drain is reasonable (make sure you have a spare battery if doing a reasonable sized job).
No issues so far with auto spool, haven’t had to respool yet so not sure how hard it will be.
Those who say this doesn’t have enough grunt must be trying to clear heavy bush, for a normal garden edging or grass removal it’s perfectly ok. Will update if respool is a PITA.
Purchased at Bunnings Warehouse Retail Stores for $219.00.
Don't waste your money on this
Don't waste your money on this I've had one for a few years & it's too light weight for anything but a bowling green. The trim line is too thin and constantly needs bumping. If you have money too burn don't send it to me so I can buy something better. I'd rate it zero stars but 1 is the lwest they allow
Purchased at Bunnings Warehouse.
This machine cuts better than my petrol line cutter so good I gave the hard starting smelly petrol one away. The bump auto feed works perfectly every time and doesn't cut the line prematurely. The 4A battery gives it more than adequate power even through Kikuyu grass. and I can do two cuts on one charge. It is reasonably quiet for a brushless motor. Very happy with this machine.
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Great line trimmer. No need for petrol anymore.
Great Line trimmer I have thick Kikuyu lawn and it trims the edges like a breeze. Works well, line is easy to load into. Trigger response is excellent. Very quiet unit. Will be buying more Ryobi products in the future.
Purchased in January 2020 at Bunnings Warehouse for $269.00.
Bought from Bunnings an I had to take it back the next day for a replacement as the motor was making weird noises.
Second one, went ok for about 3 months, then would not turn stop until I took the battery out. I took this one back to bunnings where they tested it and could not get it to work at all.
Got a refund and am now on the lookout for a petrol one instead.
Purchased in November 2018 at Bunnings Warehouse for $269.00.
One of the few 18v cordless trimmers worth getting
I did a lot of research on cordless line trimmers and it seems the general consensus is the 18v battery ones are all under powered and struggle to perform as expected. Well this particular model having a newer brushless motor helps considerably with more power and efficiency out of the same 18v battery. I came from a typical 30cc 2 stroke petrol trimmer, there is a definite drop in power at full throttle with the Ryobi cordless, however it still has enough oomph to get the job done at full power.
We have about 1000m2 of land with garden ed...ges and fence lines with some tough grass growing up. I was however very surprised when my fully charged genuine Ryobi 5.0Ah battery ran out of juice at just over half way through the yard! (after approx 15mins of heavy use). I switched over to the 4.0ah battery and got the job finished fine. Good points, its nice and lightweight and easier to maneuver compared to the petrol trimmer. Obviously not as loud or smelly as the petrol ones too. I'm not a fan of the cheap bump feed system they've used, but it worked fine without any problems for me on the first run at least. I do wish Ryobi would release an upgraded heavy duty fixed string line head to fit onto the unit and get rid of the bump feed. Overall i would recommend this unit if you don't want the smell, hassle, weight and noise of the petrol ones. If you already have the 18v Ryobi One+ batteries then that's even better. So far so good and with a total of 6 yrs warranty on these One+ tools now you also get some piece of mind for your purchase. Good job Ryobi.
Purchased in February 2019 at Bunnings Warehouse for $269.00.
Works great, when it works...
When I first got the Ryobi RLT1833BL4 Cordless Line Trimmer from Bunnings I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect. Not a big fan of gardening. Don’t trust whipper snippers. But I live in a rental and, you know, bonds, real estate agents, better than hands-and-knees-weeding etc etc. So did a tonne of research, and felt this model, with its innovative line feeder would do the trick. Winding line on whipper snippers has probably caused more strokes than beer.
It’s very light and quite powerful. A joy to physically use. But, one of the first thing...s I noticed when I put it together was you can’t take the spool feeder apart. *Alarm Bells* anyone? I got one good auto spool feed in (so I thought) and that was it. What I didn’t realise was the line had broken off and was trapped inside the [inacessable] spool feeder, blocking access to the ‘auto feed’ part of the process. Which is kind of necessary if you want to use it. I did manage to pry the trapped line out once. Thought “whew, what a crazy one-off thing to happen!” Then it happened again about 10 minutes later. NOT HAPPY JAN. Especially given it was my final day cleaning up the yard before handing rental keys back to Real Estate Agent, AND was 38 degrees! Lucky I’d done a lot already, but, you can imagine the sweat beads… So, being that I’ve only had this product for 3 weeks, I’m using that warranty to get a refund this week. Such a pity, as it could have been love, and I now know I can’t survive without a whipper snipper.
Questions & Answers
Does a metal replacement head work on this? Something like Trimmer Boss? https://trimmerboss.com/
I am having problems getting the cord line to come out. I tap it on the ground whilst running but the cord does not extend. I have only had the machine for about 18 months and its been like this for the last 6 months. I have tried turning it off, turn it over and hit it with my hand and tug on cord but no luck. any suggestions.
Hi can the brush cutter blade be used with this?
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|Category||Battery Whipper Snippers|
|Handle Type||Loop Handle|
|Power Source||Battery (Removable)|
|Engine Type||Lithium-Ion Battery|
|Cutting Head Type||Line|
|Cutting Width||330 mm|
|Line Diameter||2 mm|
|Manufacturer Warranty||3 year(s)|
- MPN: OLT1833BL and RLT1833BL4
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