8 questions from our users
Can I use Ryobi 18V ONE+ 2.5Ah 55cm Hedge Trimmer one handed or should I use a different model for grass plants which need a spare hand to hold the plant
Ryobi hedge trimmers require a two handed operation. This is a safety feature with two interlocking triggers.This is to prevent a nasty accident if the cutter bar got out of control. Beside that, the weight is too much for one handed operation, unlike the small light weight unit designed for one handed use.
why is ryobi pole hedge trimmer with battery kit ($169) cheaper than ryobi one+ pole hedge trimmer without battery and charger ($199) ?
how to replace cutting blades
You don't say why you want to replace them? but if you did you would have to dismantle the whole body to split it apart to get to the whole cutter bar, and unscrew the bolts that hold the bar together. I have done this on a corded Bosh cutter, the principle is the same,just takes a little time and patience. All the best,
What is the difference between the ryobi 1851 and 1855 hedge trimmers?
Not sure, the 1851 is 18V, it may be the other being 1855 might have a power cord. I would check with Ryobi directly. The power models are normally cheaper but of course the whole idea is convenience and freedom of movement hence the battery models are so much better.
Hi, Bunnings told me today that the Ryobi OHT1851R does not come with the Hedge Sweep but this photo clearly shows it is availed. This would be very useful in cutting my Boganvillea hedge. In fact, it has held me back from purchasing this Ryobi hedge trimmer. Can you please tell me where I can obtain a Hedge Sweep for the Ryobi OHT1851R? Many thanks
Sorry. Mine is battery powered and different to the one you're after. I got mine from Bunnings and they're still on the shelf
Mine came with a hedge sweep, used it once and found it to be a waste of time. Quicker to use a plastic rake and a blower to clean up.
In theory it is a good idea but in practice it doesn't do much. If you really want one go into bunnings and have a look at the box it comes in, well meaning sales people sometimes get it wrong.
Considering buying this Ryobi 1.5 amp battery supplied , can you tell me how long does the smaller battery last for when doing normal trimming. I see also there is a 5 amp battery also available but an extra $150 .
I have a 4ah and 5ah battery. Both last for several 20min plus sessions. The 1.5 should do at least one session though.
I just purchased the "Skin" and a 2.5ah battery. This battery lasted 20m of hedges before it stopped. Maybe 30 to 40 mins of running. about 2 hours of work starting and stopping. Longer than I needed anyway. Sorry I can't comment on the 1.5ah battery.
I bought two 5 ah batteries in a packet for around $200. Worth the money. Hedge pruners seem to go all day from hedge to hedge as I have a lot of them. Try the 1.5ah battery, you might be surprised. The 5 ah batteries are the way to go because they go the distance and it is really good to always have a spare charged and ready to go especially if you buy more Ryobi products.
Does this hedge clipper work on finer bushes like the Cyprus bushes?
Thanks mate. I found a picture of the plant I'm referring to. It's actually a Diosmas http://thelinkssite.com/files/2013/05/Golden-Diosma.jpg
I have an electric hedge trimmer and it's useless so at the moment I trim 4 of them by hand which is really tiring. I'm hoping the Ryobi will make it a lot easier.
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