Updated 3 Oct 2017

Ryobi

RED1520G

Snapshot: The Ryobi Red1520G mains-electric lawn edger has 1500W motor power and weighs 6.7kg. But how effective and easy to use is it?

RED1520G
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$189

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Test results

Overall score
78
Cutting & trimming
?/10
Ease of use
?/10

Good points

  • Very good at edging kerbs and paths.
  • Very easy to use.
  • Excellent manoeuvrability on hard surfaces.
  • Good manoeuvrability on grass.
  • Extremely comfortable handles.
  • Excellent visibility while edging.
  • Very good cutting-height adjuster.

But

  • Poor at edging alongside vertical walls (it leaves behind a thin grass strip).

How we test

Overall score comprises performance (50%) and ease of use (50%).

Performance is based on edging a pathway, kerb and wall.

Ease of use is assessed on manoeuvrability on grass and concrete surfaces, handle comfort, cutting visibility, controls, starting, vibration and cutting-height adjustment.

Price is from a September 2017 survey.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$189

Specifications

Depth range (cm)
0-40
Motor location
Bottom
Shaft type
Straight
Motor type
Mains-electric
Noise (dBA)
81
Weight (kg)
6.7
Depth positions
Variable (no set positions)
Telescopic handle
Length (cm)
Not stated
Cutting diameter (cm)
n/a
Line-feed method
n/a
Run time (mins)
n/a
Charge time (mins)
n/a
Voltage (V)
n/a
Battery size tested (Ah)
n/a

More Info

Battery cost ($)
n/a
Availability
Exclusive to Bunnings.
Notes
-

Features

Cutting lines
Blade
Clutch
n/a
Edging guide
Shoulder harness
n/a

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