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3.0 out of 5 stars Ryobi RTL5030S 500 Watt Strimmer, 26 Sept. 2011
This review is from: Ryobi RLT5030S 500 Watt Line Trimmer With Knuckle Head (DIY & Tools)
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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