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Ryobi RLT5030S 500 Watt Line Trimmer With Knuckle Head

by Ryobi
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (83 customer reviews)
Price: 55.00
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Dispatched and sold by Platinum Home and Garden in certified Frustration-Free Packaging.
  • 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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Technical Details
Part Number RYBRLT5030S
Item Weight4.2 Kg
Product Dimensions73.5 x 19 x 22.5 cm
Item model numberRYBRLT5030S
Item Package Quantity1
Certificationcertified frustration-free
Weight4.2 kilograms
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank 1,261 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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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
47 of 47 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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59 of 61 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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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Ryobi failure to answer problems 22 Jun 2012
By Tester1
Verified Purchase
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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21 of 22 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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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stratospheric strimmer 21 May 2012
By Becky
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Bought this on Which recommendation: it is easy to assemble, not much to do just screw on tough plastic guard. Works like a dream, delighted and I'm about to order one for my father-in-law. Can't say better than that! A great high quality well-built purchase.
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6 of 6 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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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not happy 3 Aug 2011
Auto line feed does not function and line requires manual advance every 15 seconds or so.
This strimmer has a particularly thin diameter line that breaks and wear out quickly.
Ryobi have no replacement line available to Oct 11.
There will doubtless be many like myself who have purchased a strimmer for summer only to find that when the line that comes with it has run out, they have a strimmer that is useless for remainder of this summer.
Lousy product, lousy after sales. My advice would be to avoid it.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It's got the power 6 July 2013
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I bought this to kill thick weeds and it works.
You can place it stationary above a dandelion, give a short flick of the switch, and the plant is destroyed right down to the ground, without endangering surrounding plants. The hope is that repeated application will deplete the root tubers and kill the weeds permanently, without using glyphosate, to which the weeds seem to have grown resistant.
I have not tried it on lawn edging.

Only caveat: cutting weeds causes so much vibration that the little blade to keep the cord cut short has dropped off and got lost. So far no problem with the cord slicing through the plastic guard, but other people on other strimmers have warned of this.

Buy the Black and Decker A6171-XJ cord which is more rigid than the Ryobi, but a lot cheaper, and you are not paying for a cassette.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
excellent value for money
Published 4 days ago by Jane Finch
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice little machine
Nice little machine. I have not yet come across a strimmer that really manages auto-feed and sadly this one doesn't either. Otherwise works well.
Published 4 days ago by R. Richards
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Works great, you don't have to keep stopping to re-new the line.
Published 5 days ago by Ian Walker
5.0 out of 5 stars A+
Published 6 days ago by Gordon Sherrard
1.0 out of 5 stars Not Happy
Bad product auto feed does not work, have to press button on spool. I thought Ryobi products were ok
. Now I have to buy a new line trimmer. Read more
Published 17 days ago by colhor
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Good but maybe a bit overpowered means hard to control at times
Published 20 days ago by David Williams
1.0 out of 5 stars Useless
Bought this strimmer two or more years ago - jammed up on the first try. Had to take it to a dealer to sort out who recommended a new reel. Read more
Published 23 days ago by JUNE
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great product from Ryobi.
This is a really super strimmer, so powerful and easy to use. A great price too.
Published 24 days ago by Patricia
1.0 out of 5 stars Utter disaster
The line feed system doesn't work. Full stop. Worst of all when you go to return it, it won't fit in the box because the two-part shaft is extended and locks into position as you... Read more
Published 24 days ago by Brian Largo
4.0 out of 5 stars Ryobi strimmer
Early days yet but seems to be much better than the Black and Decker thing I had before. Wheel is very good for accurate strimming. Pleased so far
Published 25 days ago by Finbarr Ryan
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