Ryobi Trimmer dead after little use
Used 12-15 times. Tried to use today but dead as a Dodo. Clearly the unit I purchased has failed miserably. Also out of warranty so I guess more junk to landfill.
When it works it's terrific; trouble is it rarely works. There's an issue with the trigger/start mechanism and poor electrical contacts. I'd been warned against purchasing Ryobi products and now I know why. I did not expect Stihl or Makita/Dolmar quality but I did expect the unit to start/work; it doesn't.
Purchased in February 2020 at Bunnings, Katoomba for $149.00.
I decided to buy the 240v 600w Ryobi Hedge Trimmer as I have a large area to prune each month. I felt the 18 V Trimmers would run out of battery before I was halfway through. Also needed to have a minimum 20 mm cut capability. The Hedge Trimmer was ready to use out of the box after oiling the blades. There is a 1 to 2 second pause when you start it but this did not detract too much from use ability. The swivel handle made the job so much easier. It does weigh 3.8kg so this needs to be considered if your lightly built. You will tire quickly doi...ng the top of a hedge for example. The 600 mm blade allows you to cut a large area quickly. It has a saw function and I cut easily through some thick 20 - 25 mm branches I encountered. The power cord did not detract from usability - just be careful to keep it away from the blades. If you are considering a corded hedge trimmer you have to ensure you use the appropriate sized power cord. I used a 40m cord that was heavy duty 12awg rated. Don't use household cords joined together as you will shorten the trimmers life or burn out your motor. I will have to wait and see how long this trimmer lasts but it seems well designed and made. It is covered by a 4 year warranty .
Purchased in August 2020 at Bunnings Warehouse for $149.00.
More than pleased with the trimmer after a couple of uses,
it certainly makes short work of the bushes being trimmed.
Being electric watch always be aware of the cord and that it is behind and in the correct position for safety.
When holding the trigger down to start it takes a several seconds to get into motion.
bought this model twice from bunnings, both times they have stopped working within the first 20 minutes of using it. good way to dissapoint the inlaw when the tool doesnt work
Purchased in November 2019 at Bunnings Warehouse for $150.00.
Worked fine until it caught fire!
Have used the Ryobi hedge trimmer sparingly over the past 2 years and it was doing a great job until it stopped recently. I turned it on again a week later to see if the fault was terminal and it caught fire!
I am pretty disappointed as it looks like a new product, I did look after it but I guess you get what you pay for!
Just purchased this trimmer. It works as expected. However the blade guard supplied is a flimsy peice of plastic that would not be worth 10 cents.
The guard is difficult to install.
My previous Ryoba trimmer, that I gave to my son, has a heavy duty blade guard.
Ryobi should be ashamed to supply this piece of trash with quality equipment.
Purchased in December 2019 at Bunnings Warehouse for $149.00.
The Ryobi 1 600mm hedge trimmer is an excellent product for trimming our lavender and kangaroo paws. Not only does the wider blade keep the cut level it is quick and easy to use.
Cuts like a samurai sword
With its massive cutting blade this Ryobi plows through hedges with ease. I have used a Stihl petrol powered hedge trimmer before and the Ryobi is much lighter and cuts better. I'm not sure how long it will last given other reviews but it feels very well made for the price. It trims advanced Photinia hedges like a boss but is a little on the noisy side for an electric trimmer.
Excellent new model replacing older Ryobi
After 10 years, our previous ryobi electric hedger began to play up. 10 years is a fantastic life span for a tool. Looked up latest Ryobi on offer and purchased this one. This is slightly bigger than the previous model, but upgraded with a glide over blades when trimming, so that when you trim, the cuttings fall onto the glide and fall off instead of getting stuck in the cutting blades- Great idea. Seems more powerful and I have enjoyed using this in the last 2 trims .
Great hedge trimmer
This is my 3rd hedge trimmer. First was an electric bosch then a 2-stroke homelite, now the Ryobi RHT6060RS. I was choosing between this or a low cost petrol model but I think I made the right choice.
For the relatively low price it is a beast. It is long and will cut through quite a lot. It cut the time I spend on my hedges in half and ripped through bushes that my old hedge trimmers wouldn't make a dent in.
The head can be rotated 45 and 90 degrees so you don't have to tilt it sideways for a vertical cut. It also has a plastic guide over the blade to move leaves out of the way as you work. No noise issues - its quieter than my old petrol trimmer.
Quality build as expected by Ryobi. Very pleased with it so far.
Questions & Answers
The twin triggers are to sensitive and you get a delay in starting. Any ideas?
I'm not sure if I've bought a faulty unit... I think the dual triggers are too sensitive... also didn't like the 1-2 second delay in starting once triggers have been pressed.
Anyone else having issues with sensitivity? will just stop mid use despite both hands clenching triggers with force.
i have been using the same unit for six months and it does the same thing with no ill effects. It does good job on high hedge. The stoppings can be a pain but it gives me a break to clear the cuttings
Mine does the same. You only have to move you fingers slightly and it stops. Then to start it takes another few seconds to re start
Mine does the same. You just cannot help to slightly change the intensity of your grip as you constantly move around. Cut out of both triggers is far too sensitive and it is a pain as it constantly stops. Big negative for me and I wish I hadn’t bought it. I intend to permanently hold the trigger switch in the on position with a cable tie so I have only the left hand trigger to control. Great safety feature Ryobi when you force people to improvise fixes.
What is the piece at the end of the power cord near the plug used for? Is it to hold the plug and an extension lead together? If so how does this work?
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- The 60cm blade length is longer than a standard hedge trimmer for domestic use, allowing it to cover more surface area with each sweep.
- The 28cm or 1.1-inch cutting capacity allows the trimmer to cut branches of around this thickness.
- Double-sided blades allow for more power and efficiency when cutting.
- An adjustable rear handle function offers 5 different angles, allowing you to position the trimmer in the best way possible to cut from the side, front, above or below eye level.
- Designed with an accessible front trigger that makes this hedge trimmer more ergonomically friendly to operate.
- Also includes a hedge sweep attachment and a blade sheath.
|Category||Electric Hedge Trimmers|
|Blade Length||600 mm|
- MPN: RHT6060 and RHT6060RS
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