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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.
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.
Great gear even the bigger brands can fail
I have purchased 24 tools in total and have 3 chargers one being a 12v car charger and I have 10 batteries.
In the 5 years of use I have only replaced one grinder that had done more work than it should have, I very rarely use 240v tools now with exception to welders and drop saws for obvious reasons.
The batteries and chargers have never let me down and I never run them till they are dead in my opinion it only puts stress on them.
If asked would I buy ryobi again 100% yes.
Battery fitting faulty
I liked the idea of this sprayer as we have the ryobi batteries. However I agree with others, the pressure seems to go with use and it leaks. Also we found the battery so hard to get off to recharge we returned it to Bunnings. The staff there agreed it was too stiff and the manufacturing is faulty. I would like to get something similar as I hate the manual pump sprayers.
Questions & Answers
My Ryobi chemicals sprayer sprays and then trickles the chemical. Battery is fully charged. How do I fix it.
My Ryobi 18v cordless sprayer won’t stop spraying when handle is released. The button under trigger is sticking in the down (spray) position. Is there a fix for this?
I have the Ryobi 1 gallon electric sprayer, worked great last year and after sitting it will not spray the liquid, I blew out the hoses and air is come out the handle and I blew into the hose that goes into the liquid but still will not spray out
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