Absolutely Terrible. DO NOT BUY
Worked 1st time, rinsed with water, worked second time rinsed with water. Approx 8 months later it does work at all. I don't have receipt. Bunnings refuse to acknowledge me without receipt even though box states 6yrs warranty and im pretty sure these things haven't been out for six years. Wrote review on Ryobi website, no response. Based on reviews this is clearly a known issue with Ryobi burying their head! With 10+ Ryobi One products ill be transitioning to Makita.... very very disappointed in experience.
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Oh no, not you Ryobi Sprayer!
I bought my Ryobi sprayer with high hopes as I have the +one other model items (circular saw, 18volt drill and whipper snipper). I was excited. First use it lasted 5 seconds then nothing. Totally stopped working. Battery fully charged. I emptied out the existing mixture and added a new clean batch. Still nothing - stopped in frustration. I then jumped on to a product review and found out about the minute filter and the difficulties with this. I have decided to take it back. Soo disappointed. It shouldn't be this hard to spray weeds, as I have a large block figures - it's Ryobi so it should be good. Honestly don't spend $100 on it. I'm too sad for words!!!
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Way better than my manual pump sprayer. So worth it.
I purchased the 7.5L Version of the Ryobi Sprayer Model OWS1870 to spray large patches of bindii's around our 2.5 acres. It is awesome. I can highly recommend. One of the best things I've bought.
I had a 15L backpack sprayer (not Ryobi) with the manual pump. Twice a year I need to spray around the 2.5 acres when patches of bindii and khakis burr break out. After 1 tank of the 15L manual sprayer I was tired of pumping, the thing leaked poison down my back I would get over it and not finish the job... so bindii and khaki burr would pop up a...nd we would have prickles in our feet for months. This Ryobi 7.5L sprayer is so much better. The tank is half the size but don't let that turn you off... having the the electric pump is sooooo much easier. I actually feel like doing the whole job. In 2020 every patch of bindii has been sprayed. Love it. Others Good things: - the handles on the bottle and the spray wand are very comfortable and ergonomic. - I don't use the included shoulder strap, I find the bottle ok to carry in one hand for an hour or two, it's not that heavy. - the spray wand and handle are made from brass and are very good quality. My previous sprayers were plastic which would deteriorate with a year or two. - 6 Year Warranty when you register the tool on Ryobi website is awesome too! - I use a 4ah Milwaukee battery with an adapter. The 4ah battery doesn't even drop a light on the indicator after about an hours use.
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OK For Edge Cases OR Maybe Huge Areas - At A Price
No one likes admitting a mistake but this was really. Vaguely it helped get a more directed squirt to a vaguely harder to reach space, but nothing that a $10 pump action would have not done without much extra effort.
Dexterity issues aside, which I can't speak for this achieves no more than my $10 pump action sprayer. Sure the pump action is 5L v this at 7.5L but the $10 5L hand pump action for air pressure is 3 or so hardly any time pump sessions (over within half a shake of lamb's tail).
For my 650m sq block, I end up using the $10 pumpe...r as it's just fine and it's also silent v this (still nothing bad at all). By the time the battery is out and put away / put on/off charge, I am quicker with the $10 pumper. It's a "nice to have" for end rinsing of a few areas on my car, and it was the vaguely just winner on a couple of corners in an unkept part. Would I buy it again? NO! Nothing wrong with it as such just that 10 hand pumps for one of these (assuming have the battery, which I did) means it's a bit of regret even if only a $100 one.
Just bought a new Ryobi battery operated weed sprayer and after less than 5 minutes of spraying already having problems with it spraying. Son is looking at it, but right now, I would not purchase again and this will probably go back to the store. For $100 dollars I would at least think it would last a couple of years. Worst product I have brought brand new to have issues so soon after purchase.
I purchased my 1 gallon on 8-7-2019. It stopped spraying this week even through the motor runs, battery fully charged, & switch seems to work fine. So I pulled the tank off & at the end of the siphon tube I pulled off the end & it contains a tiny screen. I try my best to use clean water & chemicals but that little screen had about 25 little back particles in it. The screen is very small see ink pen for comparison. See image. I started diagnostics by checking the end of the spray nozzle, then disconnected the hose from the spray trigger, then re...moved the hose from the sprayer body. Everything was clear so I then removed the tank ,then the filter screen. Ryobi if you read this I would suggest a removable screen at the pour location. This is the first sprayer I have ever owned that didn't have a pour screen.
Purchased in August 2019.
Average at best
With high hopes, after owning several ryobi 18v tools was disappointed after the first 10 seconds. Have tried different amp batteries and still no luck. Not sure what the pressure should be but it certainly is frustrating, starts off strong then pressure drops after about 5 sec making it almost useless unless your doing spot spraying.
I'm sure there is better out than this product.
Not Worth the Money
Had the product 1.5 seasons. if i used it 10 times it is a lot. went to fire it up 4/9/20 not working. spoke with service dept. followed some suggestions still NG. Not to mention the fact they tell me its out of warranty. I don't have the receipt. The ironic part is I have only had it 1.5 seasons. It must have sat in Home Depot for over 1.5 seasons. Not a big seller. I have many many Ryobi products. Not happy.
I have returned 2 of these and am on my 3rd - all within 15 months of purchase! The 1st two split around the top of the filler cap and I was super-careful with the next two - any more than lightly finger tight is asking for trouble! then today, I filled my 3rd unit, picked it up by the shoulder strap - and one clamp collapsed, breaking a piece right out of the black plastic motor base - and splitting the base right across!
These are too lightly built. I knew this after my first one and so treated the next two with kid gloves - to no avail. More strongly built and I would give such a handy machine a 5-star - but this one goes back tomorrow - for a cash refund this time. C'mon Ryobi - lift your game on this unit!
Ryobi P2800 defective sprayer, broke in 1 year
I used it for a month, then left it in the garage over the winter. Now it wont spray. I took the sprayer apart and found the pump diaphragm valves had shriveled. They wont allow the pump to form the needed vacuum. It is a very delicate product and in my opinion is defective. DO NOT BUY THIS.
Purchased in March 2019 for A$49.00.
Magic sprayer for my tomatoes
I purchased one from Bunnings, its a magic unit.
The spray was a bit fine for my liking so I drilled the nozzle to a larger size and its doubled its output.
Ryobi had a 4-year warranty which I extended to 6 years on their warranty site.
It doesn't miss a beat and with a 6 year warranty what more could you want?
Purchased in September 2019 at Bunnings for A$99.00.
Great product but parts don't seem to last
I had bought 2 units just under 2 years ago as I think they are a great product. But last week - the little bits that hold the clamps down broke one after the other on both units. And the screw cover broke one one ( i have never dropped them ). Its just within the warranty period so i am fortunate that i was able to return them. A heads up to register your product to get your extra year warranty
Purchased in December 2017 for A$99.00.
No more replacing sprayer yearly
Excellent build quality and super easy to use.
We have bought so many manual pressure pump up style sprayer it isn't funny.
This one just keeps on working and is one touch operation easy.
No more sore hands!
Piece of junk!
Purchased last year and first time it worked great!! Being a recent widow at the time, I needed something that didn’t take a lot of work! Took it out this year and had to dismantle it and clean everything! Finally got it to work. Cleaned it up and put it away. Decided today I needed to tackle more weeds and again had to dismantle it and try to figure out why. Motor comes on, and I’ve cleared all tubing, only get dribbles. I’m tired of trying to get it to spray I’ve always been a fan of Ryobi but this sprayer is a piece of junk!
Purchased in April 2018.
It worked great the first time then quit. I have checked all connections. It is not clogged. I don’t know what else I can do. There are no trouble shooting instructions. The 800 number for Ryobi is useless!
July 29th 2019 Update: Returned 4 of them
I have returned 4 of them. The first 3 worked for 10 to 15 minutes. The fourth one did not work right out of the box. It should be just a simple electric pump. Not rocket science!
Meh, could be better.
Thought this would be a godsend given I have a few other ryobi products that are awesome. Nope. It works, yes, but the battery is super difficult to fit, the on/off button is a rubber type product and started deteriorating immediately in use leaving black stuff everywhere, and the measuring cup base cracked and separated so the unit can't be sealed. They've certainly got some work to do.
Returned to bunnings for Refund
Good idea, light weight, would be good for small volume jobs.
Pump consistently is a bit ordinary though. There is no way this is putting out 35 PSI.
Spray pressure Fades away pretty quickly even with a 5AH battery attached.
filter is pretty crappy as well resulting lots of blocked noses from the slightest contamination
Purchased in January 2019 for A$99.00.
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Replaced my larger "Croplands" sprayer with this.
I have owned my Croplands pressure sprayer for well over 20 years, and I've only run two seal kits through the unit. I paid a lot more for the beefy tall rig than for this small, compact Ryobi unit, however I no longer need to spray weeds on a "farm" scale. We have a nice compact vege patch along the back fence, 14 metres x 1.2 metres deep. Once I read and absorbed the contents of the Operator's Manual, I added my my trusty "Glyphosate", a 2.5Ah battery and set to work spraying around the newly created garden frames and along the side fences.... The 3.5L tank is ample for perimeter spraying a small yard (760m2), as I did the remainder of the yard when I finished the vege patch. The little pump sounds like a diaphragm style, is not loud but you can hear it pattering away much like a fishtank air pump, and it is adequate for small scale spraying. Again, this isn't designed to be used while you're on your ride on mower squirting chemicals 8 metres away. PRO's: * Compact and lightweight * Cordless, no more stopping to pump up the pressure * Convenient measuring cup as lid! * Easy to clean. * Perfect lenth of wand and tube. * Ability to use one handed by clipping the wand into the pump handle. * 10 hours usage with the 5Ah battery.
Questions & Answers
I have RYOBI P2804 chemical sprayer tank is leaking at the bottom along the plastic seam where the backpack harness connects to tank. I can't see any actual holes or cracks. Any suggestions as to how to seal it?
One year old, used twice, always cleaned, battery charged now and won't spray, what's the problem, ben
My Ryobi chemicals sprayer sprays and then trickles the chemical. Battery is fully charged. How do I fix it?
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