Does the job...
First up, change the line to 2.0mm and you will be able to trim buffalo grass. This line trimmer is really only suitable for light cutting at best. Not suitable for dense vegetation.
Pros - quiet, light and affordable (currently $99 at Bunnings). Turning the cutter from horizontal to vertical (edging) is simple. Filling the line reel is easy. Length of shaft can be adjusted to suit your body height.
Cons - The auto feed means you can go through the line very quickly especially when edging. Only 3 metres of 2.0mm will fit onto the reel. The ca...ble holder clip (on the handle) is not suited for the heavier electrical cable and will take some strength to ensure the cable is properly put in place. Word of caution only plug it in after you have secured the cable to the handle clip as accidental activation is easily done due to the close proximity of the trigger.
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3 in 1 my edger does best job
Whipper sniper is good,
I was given a 0.6 mm string line and it just kept on breaking.
then I tried 1.6mm string line and it works OK with that as well. Only issue is that it doesn't comes with a kill switch which caused an injury. Does the job well for $89. Plus comes with a 4 year replacemnet warranty.
Rubbish. Dont buy
I've had this trimmer for more than a year and it has been a terrible experience. Line tears off after 15 seconds of use and takes couple minutes to set it back up. Buy one with proper line not this cassette crappy one
A Ripper Whipper Snipper !
I have two small areas of lawn which are a difficult shape to mow so decided to invest in a line trimmer to do the job. I was attracted by the price of this product but thought maybe I would only get what I paid for BUT I was pleasantly surprised by the results. This trimmer is corded so you do not have the hassle of batteries or fuel to replenish each time.
It is reasonably robust and not too heavy on the arms and took care of my overgrown areas quite efficiently. Compared to petrol driven models it is a lot quieter and the settings are easy ...
quite a good product, Only problem is that I have not been able to find a suitable harness to support the weight.
It becomes rather heavy to use but it is a useful tool . The replacement spools are easily fitted although are a little costly overall it is a good tool.
Trimmer Line Feedback ?
As replacement is for 1.5mm, can i use 3mm instead ? any suggestions ? will it hold well ?
as the power is enough for my garden, just wanted to have some suggestions on the trimmer line anyone have any feedback on this ? please advise thanks very much. Regards
Terrible. At best a rort.
Ryobi have made this cheap to be attractive to buy but they make their money back 10 fold through replacement lines. I have a very small block and would go through a full cord in just one trimming. I bought a replacement set for nearly $20 which was again used extremely quickly. The next replacement set I bought did not quite fit in spite of clearly displaying the model I had bought. It seemed to go in ok and be the right size but the plastic moulding was not perfect. The result was that the entire line shredded itself in the space of two s...econds. I would estimate that in the space of a year I’d need several hundred dollars worth of their replacement line which seems to me is a cynical approach to sales. I couldn’t get cheaper generic line to work in it either. Maybe other Ryobi products are ok - I will never know because this is absolutely the last one I’ll purchase. In the end I spent a lot more money on a Victa cordless trimmer which I have found to be exceptional.
Lots of grunt
Cuts well with a lot of power. I feel the line will wear out too quickly relative to the 18.8 V battery unit my daughter has. But, the replacements spools seem inexpensive enough ... however, I guess that depends where you buy them.
The mode where one edges is not as good as the trimming mode.
Questions & Answers
line keeps unwinding when operating how do I set it
Hi Carl First of all, get the correct line for the trimmer which is 1.6mm twist Powerfit. Second, get the right length: A good way is to measure it from fingertip to fingertip across your body with arms opened out, then using the first line as a measure cut another exactly the same. Thirdly: Wind both lines on at the same time making sure they are anchored into the holes in the spindle and MOST important wind them on in the correct direction. There are arrows printed on the outside of the spool. Fourthly : Wind them on tight and line the ends up with the eyelet holes and pull them through to the outside. Hope this helps. PS There are instructions on YouTube as well.
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