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RYOBI 40-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless String Trimmer/Edger - 2.6 Ah Battery and Charger Included $99

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So what's the deal with the 40v line, I thought they were going to abandon it in favor of the 36v (2x 18v)?
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This or the kobalt?
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I've had one of these for a while. It's OK. Held up better than I expected. The wheel thing to use it as an edger actually is kind of useful. Biggest thing that I don't like is the auto-feed. I'd much rather have the bump.

Battery is dying now. I'm torn between just replacing it or getting the better Ego for which I have other tools and could use another battery. I'll probably do that instead. TU for the deal anyway, it is a good price.
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I had this trimmer for a few years. It eventually literally burned up when I was attempting to trim down some tall weeds. It seriously smoked. It has a known design flaw and overheats, not sure if they fixed it. Its the only Ryobi tool I've ever had fail. I'd skip it and get the way superior Ryobi expand-it 40v trimmer.
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So what's the deal with the 40v line, I thought they were going to abandon it in favor of the 36v (2x 18v)?
Doubt it. They've announced new tools and accessories using it.
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Doubt it. They've announced new tools and accessories using it.
yeah, i want that mulch attacker thing, but reviews are not good. i also want to avoid 40v and hope they would just come out with a dual 18v version
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yeah, i want that mulch attacker thing, but reviews are not good. i also want to avoid 40v and hope they would just come out with a dual 18v version
I wouldn't count on it. It seems like this year's 40v tools have a new charger and slightly changed batteries so it eems like they are investing in the 40v line not abandoning it. I haven't heard any word anywhere else that they are moving to dual 18v batteries.

Also that reviews on that VacAttack don't look bad to me. 4/5 stars overall.
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I wouldn't count on it. It seems like this year's 40v tools have a new charger and slightly changed batteries so it eems like they are investing in the 40v line not abandoning it. I haven't heard any word anywhere else that they are moving to dual 18v batteries.

Also that reviews on that VacAttack don't look bad to me. 4/5 stars overall.
the reviews arent too bad b/c many people did initial tests.

but if you read some of the reviews that are unhappy, you'l see some concerning issues:

(1) constant jamming, which is to be expected somewhat, but the issue is, to fix it, you have to unscrew a bunch of parts
(2) twigs seem to cause it to jam, making it concerning it has enuf power
(3) people stated the bag gets very heavy and awkward and there is no strap to kind of offset it.

if they lowered the price to $129.99 i might try it.
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I have owned the version of this that takes different attachments for the last 3 or 4 years with no issues. My neighbors have even now bought into the system as I have had no issues. One battery will easily knock out my yard with plenty in reserve. We have bought a blade as well for a natural buffer zone that we have to keep and maintain. No way a 18 volt system will work with this. Though I usually need 2-3 battery charges for this work it sure offsets dealing with gas.

FYI I see the hedge trimmer with battery is also on sale for $99.

RYOBI 24 in. 40-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless Hedge Trimmer - 2.6 Ah Battery and Charger Included
https://www.homedepot.com/p/RYOBI.../203763427
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I have owned the version of this that takes different attachments for the last 3 or 4 years with no issues. My neighbors have even now bought into the system as I have had no issues. One battery will easily knock out my yard with plenty in reserve. We have bought a blade as well for a natural buffer zone that we have to keep and maintain. No way a 18 volt system will work with this. Though I usually need 2-3 battery charges for this work it sure offsets dealing with gas.

FYI I see the hedge trimmer with battery is also on sale for $99.

RYOBI 24 in. 40-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless Hedge Trimmer - 2.6 Ah Battery and Charger Included
https://www.homedepot.com/p/RYOBI.../203763427
Are you talking about the Expand-It model? If so, this ain't that and that is a much much better trimmer.
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So what's the deal with the 40v line, I thought they were going to abandon it in favor of the 36v (2x 18v)?
The 40V batteries are actually just two 18V ones encased together. Do the math (using the Wh and Ah values on the batteries) and you can see they are 36V nominally. They market them as 40V because it looks/sounds better and technically that's the voltage off the charger (just like their 18V batteries are 20V off the charger).
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Are you talking about the Expand-It model? If so, this ain't that and that is a much much better trimmer.
The expand-it trimmer is a beast IMO -- and just as powerful as my old gas one.
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The 40V batteries are actually just two 18V ones encased together. Do the math (using the Wh and Ah values on the batteries) and you can see they are 36V nominally. They market them as 40V because it looks/sounds better and technically that's the voltage off the charger (just like their 18V batteries are 20V off the charger).

really? interesting. why did they market it as 40v then rather than 36v?
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really? interesting. why did they market it as 40v then rather than 36v?
Because it looks/sounds better
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