Ryobi 18V One+ Cordless String Trimmer/Edger Review
Cordless trimmers are gaining popularity in the homeowner market because of their convenience, ease of use, and lower cost to own. In addition, their environmentally friendly! Early models were pretty weak however, lacking power and battery life. Thankfully, times are changing, and Ryobi has a real gem of a trimmer on the market, which serves as both a trimmer and edger. The Ryobi 18V 12″ Cordless String Trimmer/Edger. The Ryobi 18V 12″ Cordless String Trimmer/Edger’s battery works with… you guessed it; all other Ryobi One+ tools!
I used my new Ryobi 18V 12″ Cordless String Trimmer/Edger for the first time this weekend. The grass and weeds are finally growing steadily here in southern New England, so I was able to put the new Ryobi 18V 12″ Cordless String Trimmer/Edger to the test. I had some pretty significantly long grass and weeds around the edges of my yard, and the Ryobi 18V 12″ Cordless String Trimmer/Edger cut through them like a champ!
A few features really stand out on the Ryobi 18V 12″ Cordless String Trimmer/Edger:
- It’s a trimmer and edger in one tool. On the shaft, there’s a sleeve that you retract, which allows the bottom half of the shaft to rotate 180 degrees. This switches the axis and angle of the tool to serve as either a trimmer or an edger.
- The Ryobi 18V 12″ Cordless String Trimmer/Edger has a telescoping shaft, so you can adjust the length of the trimmer based on your overall height and comfort.
- The trimmer head pivots and locks into your choice of 3 places, based on your comfort zone.
- There’s a fold-out edging guide to help you maintain height when edging.
- Powered by Ryobi One+ battery technology, so it works with your other Ryobi One+ tools.
- The trimmer/edger is super lightweight and comfortable to hold.
- The trimming line automatically feeds out of the spindle head, so no bumping and/or swearing out-loud!
Overall, the Ryobi 18V 12″ Cordless String Trimmer/Edger is just a super convenient and well designed tool. If you are a homeowner looking for a new trimmer or edger this season, I highly recommend checking out the Ryobi 18V 12″ Cordless String Trimmer/Edger. The Ryobi 18V 12″ Cordless String Trimmer/Edger can be purchased at your local Home Depot, or homedepot.com.
Check our Ryobi 18V 12″ Cordless String Trimmer/Edger video review above to get an up-close and personal look at the trimmer in action.