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Ryobi 400W Electric Articulating Pole Hedge Trimmer

by Ryobi
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (79 customer reviews)

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  • Light weight 400W motor
  • 135⁰ articulating trimming head
  • Telescopic fiber glass pole for long reach
  • Laser cut high precision blade for cleaner cut
  • Livetool Indicator glows blue when plugged into power supply
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Technical Details
Part Number 5133001254
Item Weight4.1 Kg
Product Dimensions120 x 17.8 x 17.4 cm
Item model number5133001254
Power SourceCorded-electric
Voltage240 volts
Wattage400 watts
Item Package Quantity1
Number Of Pieces1
Plug FormatG - 3 pin British
Batteries Included?No
Batteries Required?No
Weight4.1 kilograms
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank 1,901 in DIY & Tools (See top 100)
Shipping Weight6 Kg
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Date First Available14 Jan 2012

Product Description

Product Description

The Ryobi RPT4045 400w Electric Articulating Pole Hedge Trimmer delivers both durability and performance. With a light weight 400W motor, this hedge trimmer boasts an incredible 135⁰ articulating trimming head. The unique rotating read handle in combination with the large loop front trigger makes cutting hedges simple at any angle, combined GripZone™ technology allows for maximum comfort. The Livetool Indicator means you will always be aware when the tool is live.

Product Description

The RPT4045 from Ryobi is a high power and lightweight 400W pole hedge trimmer that features a 45cm dual action blade that cuts at up to 17,000 strokes per minute. Ergonomically designed and weighing only 4.1kg, the RPT4045 is light enough to be used for long periods, so it is ideal for trimming larger hedges that need more attention

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37 of 37 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good bit of kit for the money 6 July 2013
By JMan
I had been looking for quite some time for a long reach hedge trimmer. I tried out a petrol one but found it noisy and really heavy. They need servicing which is not cheap and you have to keep mixing petrol and oil to keep it running. Petrol I think is better for pros. A good petrol one also will set you back a few hundred pounds. Rechargeable, not powerful enough and run out of charge too often. I am glad I bought this electric Ryobi now. It is sturdy, has a really good reach to easily cut up to about 12-14ft high hedges. Yes its a bit heavy but really not that bad, try using petrol ones.....they're proper heavy! It is sturdy and well made so its only right to expect it to have some weight to it. It cuts really well, it has quite a wide tooth gap of about 18mm and deals with all the bushes, conifers in the garden no problem. Because its an extendable long reach, the cable does not get in the way or anywhere near the blades. I would really recommend this, not too cheap but great for the money and glad I went for it.
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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ryobi rpt 4045 pole hedge trimmer. 4 Jan 2013
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excellent product , it does all that itis supposed to with ease. maybe slightly heavy for some users.It certainly saves a lot of ladder work.
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48 of 49 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ryobi RPT 4045 Pole Hedge Trimmer 19 Jun 2013
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Having been quoted 175 to trim our conifer hedges, about 70 feet length in total ranging from 7 feet to 12 feet high, we decided to look for economic alternatives.
We have a two stroke strimmer and and a two stroke blower/vac and these are fairly heavy even with their harness so the idea of hefting a petrol hedge trimmer that can reach to 12 feet did not appeal. After looking at the reviews we chose the Ryobi and are very pleased with it's first use. Considering it's reach it isn't that heavy or unwieldy and we needed no ladders and balencing acts to do the job only a small folding platform about 15 inches high for the 12 foot section. It took a leisurely 90 minutes or so. The Ryobi didn't jam or stall.
The hardest part of the assembly was getting the doubled up pole out of the box in which it's a very tight fit. Once the two rubber cable protectors were removed the pole simply snapped together. The trimmer has already paid for itself and the delivery from Amazon was very fast.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Heavy but safe 30 Oct 2012
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There is no question it is heavy, as many people have stated, but having used it to cut my hedge I must say it is no worse than my old hedge trimmer and much easier to reach the top of the hedge as no shaky step ladder required.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The right tool for the job! 17 Oct 2013
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I have a very long hedge bordering my property which is 10 foot wide in places, fronted on one side by a brick wall six foot high. To trim the hedge I use an electric hedge trimmer but it is doing the top which caused me problems. To keep it six foot high requires use of stepladders on one side and standing on the wall on the other, but even then there are parts in to middle which I cannot reach. Now with my Ryobi Pole Trimmer, I can reach it all and my hedge is now level and neatly trimmed in line with the top of the wall. Of course, it is heavy to use horizontally so I had to do it in stages but the hedge wasn't going anywhere in between so who cares. Storing it is easy; I just put a screw in the garage wall 6 foot off the ground and let it hang vertically.
If you have a hedge which is high or wide, then I would suggest this is a ton well worth spent if you're proud of your property.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Would be good if I could rely on it 27 July 2013
By Peter G
Despite being a bit heavy it can do a good job on 10 ft high conifers far quicker and more safely than a standard hedge trimmer and ladders. That is if it kept working. After using it just twice, it decided to keep cutting out. Returned it to the retailer who happily changed for another brand new one. That was nov 2012. It has been used 3 times since then and now the new is doing exactly the same, cutting out, leaving me with a half finished hedge. Retailer says they will exchange it again - do I want another? I want one I can rely on and can only see this happening all over again. Those who have given good reviews might also soon encounter these problems.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It does what it says on the tin!! 12 May 2013
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Only disadvantage is that after some time it is tiring to use when fully extended, as you have to act as a counterbalance as well as holding it up. Perhaps some form of harness would have been an improvement
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Beats balancing on a step ladder 22 April 2013
By Smifffy
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For years I've been trimming my hedges using a standard hand held trimmer which when perched on top of a step ladder is really far from safe.
So I bought one of these and what a difference! It is a bit heavy, which will wear thin after prolonged use but the long trimmer made quick work of cutting back my hedges and I could reach the top of a 12 ft hedge without the step ladder.
Just what I wanted :-)
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Nice looking product but regretably the one I received did ...
Nice looking product but regretably the one I received did not work properly. It started O.K. but then cut out after a few seconds and would not start again until it wanted to.
Published 3 hours ago by Keith
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic piece of kit
Fantastic piece of kit, some people complaining about its weight but I've got on just fine.
Very pleased and well worth it's money.
Published 5 days ago by martin longley
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent tool and does the job really well
Excellent tool and does the job really well, a bit too heavy for the ladies but fine for our he-men!!
Published 7 days ago by Mrs MA Lucas
3.0 out of 5 stars Ryobi Pole Hedge Trimmer.
Great idea yet poorly made. On off switch intermittent. Costly to return,fortunately I am able to repair it myself even though the guarantee will be made void.
Published 8 days ago by Mr. Robert A. Gordon
4.0 out of 5 stars My headge trimmer
Pleased with purchase but find it a little heavy after a while not quite reached what I wanted but I am under 5 ft so can't complain
Published 8 days ago by jean smith
5.0 out of 5 stars good product
apart from the instructions being a bit sketchy on how to put it together the trimmer itself is just what I needed. does the job and is light enough to use for long periods.
Published 9 days ago by Annette Lowe
2.0 out of 5 stars Unbalanced heavy
I found it very unbalanced and the on off trigger difficult to keep on so it kept going off , I think it needs a little more design tweeks to make it that bit better , but it did... Read more
Published 12 days ago by Chris
4.0 out of 5 stars Just the job
I bought this product to trim high leylandi it did the job no problem. easy to assemble. only drawback was it is a bit heavy when using over a period of time. Read more
Published 14 days ago by James Horne
5.0 out of 5 stars Best i have owned
It is lighter than my previous hedge trimmer and after giving it some hard work the motor is still cold. The speed of the blade is very high which helps a lot at height. Read more
Published 19 days ago by Mr. G. Davies
4.0 out of 5 stars Really does the job but heavy
This a great bit of kit and really does enable you to cut fairly thick greenery at height. The problem I have with it is that the motor is near to the cutting head so makes it... Read more
Published 20 days ago by J. Stockley
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