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Ryobi RLT5030S 500 Watt Line Trimmer With Knuckle Head

by Techtronic Industries (UK) Ltd
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews)
RRP: 59.99
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  • Patented EasyEdge™ technology
  • Grass trimming to edging mode
  • Automatic feed spool head
  • High performance motor
  • Ships in Certified Frustration-Free Packaging
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Ryobi RLT5030S 500 Watt Line Trimmer With Knuckle Head + ALM Trimmer Line 1.5Mm X 30M + Draper 18050 Safety Impact Goggles
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Product Information

Technical Details
Part Number RYBRLT5030S
Item Weight4.4 Kg
Product Dimensions73 x 23.4 x 18.4 cm
Item model numberRYBRLT5030S
Item Package Quantity1
Certificationcertified frustration-free
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank 675 in DIY & Tools (See top 100)
Shipping Weight4.4 Kg
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Date First Available2 Mar 2010

Product Description

Product Description

Featuring spring assisted change support, from grass trimming to edging mode, this 500 Watt EasyEdge™ Line Trimmer from Ryobi has patented EasyEdge™ technology. Fitted with a powerful 500 Watt high performance motor, the Ryobi RTL5030S features a unique and automatic feed spool head that will ensure the line feeds automatically.

The telescoping shaft makes for easy reach into and under hedges to tackle the longest and most overgrown grassy areas. However, the protected spool cover will protect your beloved plants from being mulched and leave a great finish to your lawn or around trees and walled areas.

The Ryobi RTL5030S EasyEdge™ Line Trimmer has a fully adjustable front handle with a soft grip zone for optimum user comfort on both the rear and front handles. The live tool indicator glows when plugged into the power supply so you know it’s safe and ready to use.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
34 of 34 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Good Electric Strimmer 9 Sep 2011
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So far I have only used the Ryobi as a garden strimmer. I selected it for the good name Ryobi has for electric equipment. Coming to an electric tool after a powerful petrol strimmer (a Stihl)I had no very high expectations; and was pleasantly surprised. While I should not attempt the sort of work on rough ground which I tackled happily with the much heavier petrol tool in the past, it is excellent for doing the bits of grass around the trunks of trees and the like, emphasising the contrasting lightness. I have yet to use it in edge-trimming mode - not sure that I see the need for a power tool for this. The one problem I have encountered - and an irritating problem it was - is that the lock-nut for positioning the lower, adjustable handle was totally useless - despite swinging off with a wrench it was impossible to tighten it up effectively; and the handle slid up and down the strimmer shank, and turned around its axis. Having found the position that was right for me, I resorted to the inelegant solution of strapping it in position with duct tape; which means of course it cannot readily be adjusted to suit anybody else.
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48 of 49 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Ryobi RTL5030S 500 Watt Strimmer 26 Sep 2011
Bought this item to replace a Black & Decker strimmer which had given me good service for a number of years. Took advice from Which magazine who gave it a top rating. Found instructions not very good and it took some time to assemble it and have still to discover how the flower guard is assembled to the product. Most dissapointingly however was it's weight which I found to be quite heavy ( I am passed retirement age and my arms were aching when I had edged just one of my lawns) The stimmer line on this machine exits it's housing offset which I found made it very difficult to get a neat edge to the lawn, if I lined up one line the other dug into the lawn. It seems to be aimed more at the profesional market than the amatuer and is ment to clear rough ground rather than give a neat edge to a lawn. It was quite noisey but not uncomfortably so. The strimmer line rotates so fast and with such force that it is most important to wear safety goggles for I found that it threw up any undiscovered small stones or debris. I feel also that for this item to work correctly it requires a firm area around the lawn to be edged ie slabs/concrete. Before making a purchase I would suggest you have a trial using this item if at all possible. Had I have known the above before purchase I would not have bought it.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Quality Item 20 May 2011
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Great Trimmer easy to set up and use. Great for doing edging. The first one I ordered the wheel kept falling off, Amazon were as usual very good, returned for full refund. The second one is working well. Quality Item....
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Line spool wind is made in wrong direction 7 Jun 2013
This reported no- auto advance problem, - well, on my new RLT5030S it appears to be due to the plastic line spool, having been *made* with an inbuilt winding-sense error. In order to get the spool to deliver line (at all), you have to re-wind your spool in the "wrong" direction. To do this, you must first push the line through the centre wheel and knot it; the line cannot be secured centrally otherwise. This trick corrects the "wrong sense" ratchet mechanism. I also agree that the supplied blue line is feeble, and you need to wind a stronger line. How Amazon, Which? etc failed to pick up this build error is beyond me.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ryobi 500 Watt Line Trimmer 26 May 2011
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A super and very powerful strimmer. Recommended by 'Which? Gardening' and I can understand why. Excellent adjustable control over length of shaft and position of handle so the balance, for ease of use, is just great. If I have one small problem it is that I find I cannot switch completely from grass trimming mode to edging, by using the foot pedal, with the machine raised as recommended. It needs me to manually rotate the knuckle head into the position required. Perhaps as I become more used to it I will be confident enough to apply more pressure. Nowhere near as heavy in use as I'd feared it might be thanks to the overall design. Great addition to my garden devices.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Auto line feed? 4 July 2012
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I have just bought a Ryobi RLT5030S EasyEdge Line Trimmer but am disappointed to find that the auto line feed does not work. Pressing the button on the side of the line spool container to allow the line to be pulled out does not work either. The line spool has to be removed each time and the line freed from itself. The line is blue with a twisted appearance and it seems to weld itself together. When the lines are at the correct length it seems to work quite well, but having to unplug it and take the line spool out every few minutes is very frustrating and time wasting.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Ryobi failure to answer problems 22 Jun 2012
By Tester1
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I used the Ryobi line trimmer once and the line did not cut 100m linear length of lawn before the line was finished. Ryobi have not sent me instructions or a diagram to re-line the machine. I have been telephoning, emailing, and writing since before 23 May 2012. The cheapest unit replacement line unit I found is 8.99 a reel. Which means that it will cost between 13 and 17.98 to cut the edges of my lawn every time. My old Wolf lawn trimmer is negligible on costs and I am againusing this old trimmer. The Ryobi is much too expensive to use after the initial line unit is used. To date I have not had any useful reply from Ryobi.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Broken part
Unfortunately it fell over and the handle on the shaft snapped off. Unable to get a replacemnet part even from Ryobi.
Published 1 month ago by john fry
5.0 out of 5 stars What you see is what you get
Excellent product, easy to operate and is probably the best trimmer I have used. The Rolls Royce of trimmers. Would buy of this seller again.
Published 4 months ago by Alan Love
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing
The Ryobi RLT5030S Grass Trimmer is best avoided.

I have found that the spool line breaks far too often, maybe every 10 to 20 seconds or so and is really frustrating. Read more
Published 4 months ago by roger1361
2.0 out of 5 stars meika
This was a " Which " Best Buy ! It is heavy and cumbersome, the two part handle does not fit and moves in its housing, the twin feed nylon strimming heads and the nylon... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Meika
5.0 out of 5 stars Ryobi Strimmer
Having owned a WOLF strimmer for 31 years, I hope to get the same usage out of this one!
I ordered this through Amazon, but had to reorder because the first one got got lost... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Peter Jl Holmes
5.0 out of 5 stars powerfull
very powerfull, excellent build quality, a bit heavy but worth it. asembly very easy, line feed very efficient, recommended purchase
Published 5 months ago by PUSH
5.0 out of 5 stars Ryobi RLT5030S strimmer
Excellent product, prompt delivery. Certainly better than the last single cord one I purchased which ended up in the skip. Thanks to Which for there review
Published 7 months ago by TJF
1.0 out of 5 stars Not fit for purpose
One star for speedy delivery. We chose it on recommendation from 'Which?' The strimmer was tricky to assemble. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Mrs. A. Wilson
5.0 out of 5 stars good buy
this is much better than my previous lightweight flymo from last century. the double line seems to work well although the auto feed doesn't. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Mr. Ps Milligan
2.0 out of 5 stars electric lawn edge trimmer
Having bought lots of Ryobi tools i was expecting at least a working trimmer!! It goes but within a short period the line becomes very tight and has to be unwound enough to feed... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Mr DJP Lawes
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