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Overall score comprises performance (50%) and ease of use (50%).
Performance is based on horizontal and vertical trimming and long-grass cutting.
Ease of use is assessed on handle comfort, shaft length, weight, balance, cutting visibility, controls, vibration, starting, line-feed effectiveness and ease of re-spooling.
Price is from a September 2017 survey.
We recommend petrol trimmers scoring above 85% overall. While the performance and ease-of-use of the best petrol trimmers in our tests has hovered at or above this level for a few years, battery-electric models continue to improve year on year.
We raised the bar for the performance of battery-powered trimmers to 80% after a batch of 7 cordless models returned impressive performance in our 2017 test.
25 Mar 2017, Jj B.
Product use: 6 months or more
It is part of Ryobi's One+ system, I have many other power tools (and therefore One+ batteries) so having a line trimmer that is able to share batteries and chargers is very convenient. And I don't want another family of batteries and chargers. Also run time is not constrained as I have lots of One + batteries for my workshop tools.
Can only get refill twine at Bunnings where the service and support can be erratic.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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