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Does what it says on the box and more!
on 29 May 2014
After reading average views on some Ryobi trimmers I decided to buy the hybrid I was not disappointed! It arrived the next day and was easy to unpack and assemble took me about 15 mins the instructions were illustrated which was great. It takes 45 mins on average to charge and with that you get a good 20 mins of use.As I am short on stature and not to steady on my pins I wanted a trimmer that is light and well balanced to use and the handle can be adjusted real easy so other members of family can use it!
I chose this hybrid trimmer as part of my garden is on an uneven slope and I did not want the worry or hastle of tripping over a power lead. The trimmer worked excellently on some of the tougher weeds and cut really close to fences and walls it even cleared the mossy weedy bits from between my paving slabs and patio. On trimming the lawn it cut close without scalping it and with a twist of the handle I used it as an edger as well. The line lasted longer than my last trimmer and did not seem to wear out so fast. I found the adjustable cutting width a bonus. too. Going from using the battery to electric there was no real noticeable difference in power or speed of the trimmer which was great. I love the maneuverbility and freedom of having a cordless to the reliability of an electric trimmer also when the weather is not quite right to use an electric trimmer its safe to use a cordles strimmer brilliant in this english weather! All in all a very good buy for only £129 and an essential piece of gardening equipment.