40V BRUSHLESS EXPAND-IT™ Attachment Capable String Trimmer with 4.0AH Battery & Charger

Model: #RY40270

4.8 | 2292 Reviews



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40V 4.0 AH Battery
Maximum Cutting Path Diameter
Recommended Line Diameter
11.7 lbs.
Shaft Type
5 year tool warranty and 3 year battery warranty



40V BRUSHLESS EXPAND-IT™ Attachment Capable String Trimmer with 4.0AH Battery & Charger
40V BRUSHLESS EXPAND-IT™ Attachment Capable String Trimmer with 4.0AH Battery & Charger is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 2282.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beast of a tool I got this tool after purchasing my first home. Our backyard was an absolute mess when we moved in we had 50 ft.² coverage of Ivy including poison ivy. I got this tool for the weedeater head with the plastic serrated blades to help destroying all the vines that Ivy brings with it. This tool was an absolute beast at destroying them. So I got the six-inch pruning blade attachment to go along as part of the expanded kit that also was A beast. It helped me to take down branches they were over hanging over my fence cut through roots in the ground that my trencher couldn’t break and the zip off the tops of stumps and trees that we had taken down
Date published: 2020-07-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beat My Expectations I've used mainly gas trimmers in the past, however after moving into my new house decided to get all new lawn maintenance equipment. I ultimately decided to get the Ryobi trimmer and I was not dissappointed. Battery run time is great, while not quite as powerful as a gas trimmer it still is more than capable of cutting anything I need it to. The only thing that I would consider a problem (though not really much of one) is that there is a slight delay from when the trigger is pulled to when the trimmer recieves its full power, but again not really an issue for me.
Date published: 2021-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Challenge Accepted! I use this trimmer on a mountain biking trail for several hours at a time and it does whatever I ask of it. I use the trimmer attachment that it can with, but I also use my old hedge trimmer and cultivator attachments and it powers them just like my old gas trimmer. And I don’t have to mess with gas and oil! My only complaint is the crazy price in the batteries. My way around purchasing extra batteries is I bought the 40v 14” chainsaw (also an amazing tool) and will soon buy a 40v lawn mower. Each tool comes with a battery at a much cheaper cost than buying separately. With the 3 batteries from three tools I can share them between each tool.
Date published: 2020-07-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great construction Just got this from Home Depot and assembled it. Construction is very sturdy compared to my older ryobi trimmer. Love the design and added replacement head for tougher weeds. The battery charger is smaller than expected. Thought it was a base charger, which I prefer. It’s just a device that attaches to the battery and is plugged in. Other than that, it’s a powerful trimmer and will last a long time. With the new design, I won’t get strings from weed blocker, get caught on my shaft. This is what burned up my last trimmer. The trimmer line seems to be much more stronger than the ones I buy from the store. This is what keeps me buying ryobi tools.
Date published: 2020-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light enough for 68 yr old woman! Wanted a tool I could use without help, or dealing with oil and gas. Love this!
Date published: 2021-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from “It’s just a cordless trimmer” I have had some gas, corded and cordless trimmers. Mostly replacing these each at new season. Last trimmer I purchased before my Ryobi was a 2cycle gas/oil mix one. I purchased that one with hopes it would last at least 3 seasons. It lasted 1.5... I went again hunting for a new trimmer but with hopes I could still use the attachments i bought for the last one. Long story short. I bought my first Ryobi tool ever. The trimmer didn’t just exceed my expectations but it outperformed a 2 cycle engine trimmer! I was blown away on how great the trimmer cuts and edges. Considering this... I’m mowing/trimming and edging St. Augustine grass, on a single charge.
Date published: 2020-04-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy to use!! I bought this unit about a month ago, shortly after my 2-cycle gas trimmer finally surrendered. I certainly do not miss the mixing of the gas, etc. So nice to be able to slide the battery on and away I go. My previous gas unit was an Easy-link, so I've been able to use attachments on the new Ryobi unit. My home is on 2.5 acres, so I can do most of my trimming around the immediate area around the house and a few outlying area's before I need to recharge the battery. I can see an auxiliary battery in the future to be able to complete all my trimming. Overall, I like the ease of use, quieter sound of the electric unit.
Date published: 2020-07-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Get One Initial review... I really like this Ryobi 40volt! I only worked about 40 minutes and used 1/4 of the charge. It has a high/low selection for head speed, and I found the low to be sufficient for grass trimming. Couple of nice features swayed me in this direction; 1) It came with 2 different heads. Normal bump feed dual string, plus a combo fixed 4 string or blade head that I can hardly wait to try. 2) Quick re-string of twisted line on bump feed head. 3) Battery & charger included. 4) Expand-It option, which as shown, accepted my gas driven accessories (edger in this case). Recommendation; Get One! Model # RY40270VNM
Date published: 2020-08-09
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