Ryobi 30 cc Touch Start Brush Cutter (Old Version)
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- Heavy duty
- Quick fire start
- High quality shaft
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The second one would not start - we tried every way and with a full charge of the battery over several days - with and witout choke and with various ammounts of priming but not a hint of it firing up so it too went back!
We gave it one more chance and the third machine started without too much trouble and has now been used for several hours. When it works, it works well.
We have used the strimmer and hedge curtting attachment.
The second one's electric start failed after 2 weeks, during which time it had been used about five times. I'll look for a European make now.
Although the instructions weren't all that clear (needs more detail in the drawings and instuctions) with regard to the change of "heads". It fired up first time with the push of a button. Demolished the weeds in just over an hour which would have taken me a couple of days to do it by hand, and, saved my back of which I'm entirely grateful.
as far as I'm concerned- great machine, cant' wait to buy the hedge attachment!!
it is very good value for money. i only wanted the brushcutter but it comes with a good quality strimmer as well.This is a well constructed item and generally good quality
very easy to start and the electric start is very effective.
the only criticism is that the directions on how to remove the strimmer head are not clear - remove the line spool and a bolt is visible in the centre. remove this bolt and the head comes off but remember the bolt is left hand thread!
In summary, this machine may be ok if you have some experience of 2 stroke engine modification and tuning, otherwise you may be better getting a machine from your local supplier who can give you support. Another minus is difficulty in getting spare parts, so I may be over generous with 3 stars.
Update April 2016: - had a lot of problems with this machine, endless carburettor maintenance required, spark plug problems, avoid unless quality has improved somehow
Brush cutting through young gorse brambles and bracken - it works great and takes a lot of knocks easily. But strimming is frustrating as the cords keep falling off even on grass - we now use our old strimmer and don't use this for strimming at all. But it is easy to use; our daughter can use it; its got lots of safety features and seems excellent value for money so far for brush cutting which is what we wanted it for.
updated june 2012
well the machine just would not start off the 'touch start' facility so we took it to the authorised repairer under the 24 month guarantee (we've only had it 10 months)...The repairer had appalling customer service - but when they eventually found our machine said they'd undertaken 'undertaken considerable repair'. When we got the machine back it wouldn't work off the pull cord start up but would off the battery which goes flat as soon as its been used just once and then takes 24 hours to recharge.
Repairer said that Roybi were a 'useless company with appalling after sales service and no stock of spare parts.' but the repairer (Austin Eames wrexham) refused to give us details of the work undertaken and hung up on me when I said I'd need these details for Roybi.
so I rang Roybi - held for over 95 minutes for the 3 calls in front of me to be answered - 95 minutes!!! And Roybi are collecting it for repair
SO I wish I hadn't bought it as its a real hassle when it doesn't work - which is more often than when it does
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It is a good machine and as it is part of the flex it range it means they it is quite versatile as various attachments can be fitted to it , without costing a lot of money .Published on 18 Jan. 2014 by ALEX PATTISON
This is a great strimmer package with traditiinal strimmer and metal blade for tackling the heavy stuff. Read morePublished on 21 April 2013 by Dave C
This gets through tall coarse grass, brambles, pulpy weeds pretty well, anything really apart from woody stems. Also handy is its compatability with the ryobi expand-it range. Read morePublished on 5 April 2013 by Mr L, Birmingham
to be honest. this item is more than great. i will recommend it to everybody.
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