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EXPAND-IT Hedge Trimmer Attachment

Model: #RYHDG88 | Home Depot Sku #: 499322

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EXPAND-IT Hedge Trimmer Attachment is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 167.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Adaptability of the Ryobi system The Ryobi power handle concept using the same power source on several different attachments for various applications is genius. I recently purchased the hedge trimmer attachment because my trees and hedges are large and tall, and I needed to extend my reach, even from a 6' ladder. By utilizing the extension pole from the tree saw attachment, I was able to reach the top of 10' evergreens. I also have the weed wacker, brush cutter, and cultivator attachments. I like this product combination.
Date published: 2017-08-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product Cuts anything With ease, always works. And very easy to use.
Date published: 2017-10-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good value! I've had this trimmer for several months now and used it several times. I like it compared to my old trimmer. I can add my extention from my limb trimmer so I cam reach across my bushes. It does a fine job.
Date published: 2016-04-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not for smaller people My 5'2" 126lb wife wanted this. She's the groundskeeper in the family and she wanted this attachment for our cordless trimmer. After using it a couple of times I was always called in to finish the job. It works very well but it is heavy when coupled with the driver and it is LONG. So it works well to trim tall trees, bushes and such, but when you want to get to that spot close up its just to big and bulky for that. Now we are looking for the all-in-one battery powered trimmer.
Date published: 2017-09-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rubio Hedge Trimmer Attachment Best Decision I made. Not only can I trim my hedges and bushes faster but the cuts are extremely even. Very easy for me to handle.
Date published: 2016-04-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works great! I purchased last year to trim shrubs and bushes. Very user friendly and has the power to cut thick branches. Highly recommend!
Date published: 2016-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great reach For the past 24 years I have always used electric trimmers and they worked. BUT on the recommendation of a neighbour I purchased this Ryobi attachment and I have no regrets. The ease of operation and the greater reach of this trimmer has reduced the amount of time it takes to trim our hedges and shrubs. Not to mention the now non existent power cord that was constantly getting tangled in the hedge or cut. I've had it now for just over a month and there is no going back.
Date published: 2017-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works As Designed I purchased this for my 25-year-old electric plug-in (yes it still is going strong), not knowing if the new attachment would fit my ancient, but reliable unit. It did! And it works as designed. It's comforting to know when I upgrade to the 50V unit in the future all my current attachments will work with new technology. (Very soon. My housing on my plug-in unit cracked last summer when it cushioned me during a minor fall while trimming.). See? It's amazing!
Date published: 2017-04-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I bought this unit to replace a much more expensive competitors similar unit that wore out. I would say that it is almost as good as that unit and I am quite pleased. It works well , slightly shorter. A good feature is that as it attaches to a separate gas power unit so over time if needed one or the other can be replaced separately. Time will tell how good this unit lasts. Again cost is a big concern in the buying decision.
Date published: 2017-06-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This thing shortens my trimming time by hours. We have a very tall cedar hedge that runs 40 feet and is 7 feet across the top. This used to be a ladder move of 2 feet, climb up and cut affair that took upwards of 2 hours before. Now I can cut the entire sides and end from the ground, getting a much better straight cut and then I can do swathes of 12 feet at a time meaning I only have to move the ladder a few times for the top and I'm done!
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not your standard user My lake shore has always had a problem with bulrushes. They need to be cut down below the water so they quit growing. You can't swing a sickle or other bladed device fast enough to cut them - they just bend over. This tool with the Expand-It power head turned 6 hours work into about 35 minutes. I love this thing and would recommend it to anyone with lakeshore.
Date published: 2017-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from hedge trimmer. Powerhead and attachment had good balance, very easy to cut hedge even across the top and with the attachments to trim around flowers and bushes. This Ryobi has been fantastic for me and I recommend highly it to any average urban homeowner. Does exactly what I need it to do. Best of all I do not have to worry about another motor. Love all my attachments!
Date published: 2017-06-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from So far, so good After several uses this has been a great addition to my yard tools. The lack of 5 stars has nothing to do with the trimmer, but the battery and cradle for the trimmer. If you sweat a lot (guaranteed in Louisiana during the summer) then your sweat can drop down on top of the batter and causes it to stop working until it's dry. Overall, excellent product.
Date published: 2017-07-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Quick and Easy to Use Got the attachment because I had some overgrowing bushes leading up to the driveway. The trimmer had no problems with the bushes. Now I'm going to trim some smaller branches and bushes that are coming in from the neighbors sides of the house. Really happy with how well it performed. Also switching the attachment was really easy.
Date published: 2017-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works Great! I bought this a few months ago because I needed a hedge trimmer that could reach up high. This worked perfectly with my Ryobi power unit. Now I can reach 10+ feet up with no ladder. Works just as good as a regular hedge trimmer. I now have the grass trimmer, hedge trimmer and chainsaw attachments. I love them all!!
Date published: 2017-07-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great hedge trimmer but a bit heavy This trimmer definitely gets the job done. It was easy to install on my weedeater and gobbled up the hedges. The only bad thing I can say is it's rather heavy. So, it you have high hedges, be ready for a shoulder and arm workout. Either way, definitely beats doing it the old fashioned way with hand clippers.
Date published: 2016-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great Bought this to trim a few shrubs I have in the back yard. It's a little longer than most hedge trimmers but that comes in handy when having to reach over the tops. Having the ability to rotate the trimmer 90 degrees is a great feature as well. Its cut through everything ive put it against. Great product!
Date published: 2017-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome tool Hooked it up to my straight shaft trimmer. Works absolutely great. Way better than trimming by hand with shrub trimmers. Be sure to oil the trimmer before each use. By doing so, you will extend the life of the trimmer by years. You can use WD40, used or new motor oil or 3n1 oil.
Date published: 2016-12-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great size, cuts the hedges fast I have used this a couple of times and it works much faster than my smaller hedge trimmer. Attached to the One Plus motor easily and can accept an extension pole (i'm not sure if Ryobi recommends using it with an extension, but I have and it works great)! Great price too.
Date published: 2017-09-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Hedge trimmer Bought the hedge trimmer about 2 months ago. I have a lot of various hedges around my home. This Ryobi hedge trimmer works well for the price. I did notice that it struggles with some of the larger hedges. But for a homeowner this is perfext size and it is easy to maneuver.
Date published: 2017-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great power tool easy, lightweight reasonable $$ Had a huge mess my shrubs & hedges were in terrible shape. Landscaping is a bit pricey. I already have other Ryobi tools they are great & this one was a great addition. Lightweight, no worries w cords or gas, reasonable price . My garden & front lawn look amazing now.
Date published: 2017-07-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It works great ... BUT Glad it came with a 3 year warranty, because my first Ryobi trimmer broke after 2 years and broke again after 3 year. The gears within the mechanism just do not hold up with heavy trimming. I am now on my second Ryobi trimmer we'll see how this one holds up.
Date published: 2017-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Happy I'm so glad I decided to go with a trimmer where attachments can be used & chose the Ryobi brand. The trimmer has a good amount of power, the blades run smooth, it decreases my yard work time & is very lightweight! I'm very pleased with this attachment!
Date published: 2017-08-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Hedge Trimmer Attachment Great attachment, along with the 6" chain saw attachment made limping and pruning our 1 acre property with trees send bushes a snag. Love the 3 in 1 tool system. Great concept, powerful, durable, light and easy to use! Recommending to friends.
Date published: 2017-08-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tough and Useful I bought this for our field crews who are chopping through scrub and blackberries all the time. Old tool was a machete - this guy works like a charm. What used to take four hours we can do in less than one! Great cutter - powerful!
Date published: 2017-08-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great value Bought it a little over a month ago and performs really well with small to medium jobs. I have a large backyard with variety of hedges and trees and it can do about 99% of all the work. Love that it's easy to store away!
Date published: 2017-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from clean cut and light-weight purchase the main Motors whit weed eater, and added the trimmer, use great full has trimmer ,nice light weight , clean cut and very versatile , easy to change tool over hall good report price quality . thanks RYOBI
Date published: 2017-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great I bought this several weeks ago and I've used it 5 or 6 times. I'm very pleased with the attachment, I use it to trim shrubs in the front of our home and it's much easier to keep them manicured with this Ryobi tool.
Date published: 2017-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great cutting. We bought this a month ago and love it. It's so easy to change from weed eater to hedge trimmer. The length makes it so easy to reach all the way across our large shrubs. Wish we would've gotten it a long time ago.
Date published: 2017-07-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good trimmer but a bit heavy. I bought this trimmer over a year ago. It works well but it is a bit on the heavy side to I use it only for short periods of time. It cuts nicely and will even tackle all of the wild roses that grow around here.
Date published: 2016-04-18
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The RYOBI Expand-It™ Hedge Trimmer Universal Attachment brings you 17.5 inches of cutting power perfect for cutting branches and new growth up to 3/8 inch thick. The dual action blades provide crisp, clean cuts while reducing vibration. Clip the hedge trimmer attachment, backed by a RYOBI 3 year warranty, onto any RYOBI power head and begin manicuring your shrubs and hedges. Save time, save money, save space.

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  • Universal Brand Fit
  • Double-sided dual action reciprocating blades for a cleaner cut and reduced vibration
  • 17 ½ in. blade length for easy control
  • Cuts branches and new growth up to 3⁄8 in. thick
  • Requires no tools or adaptors
  • 3 year limited warranty
  • Cut Capacity: 3/8 inch
  • Blade length: 17.5 inch
  • Attachment Coupler: universal attachment coupler
  • Blade: double sided, dual action reciprocating
  • Weight: 4.1
  • Expand-It™Hedge Trimmer Attachment
  • Scabbard
  • Attachment Securing Cap
  • Operator’s Manual

How do I remove the attachment from my RYOBI Power Head?

  • Stop the engine and disconnect the spark plug (if a gas unit), remove the battery (if using RYOBI 40V Power Head)
  • Loosen the knob at the connection point
  • Push in the button and twist the shafts to remove and separate the Power Head from the Attachment

How do I install my attachment to my RYOBI Power Head?

  • Stop the engine and disconnect the spark plug (if using a RYOBI Gas Power Head); remove the battery (if using the RYOBI 40V Power Head).
  • Loosen the knob on the coupler of the power head shaft and remove the end cap from the attachment (black rubber piece with loop hole for hanging).
  • Push in the silver button located on the attachment shaft. Align the button with the guide recess on the Power Head coupler and slide the two shafts together. Rotate the attachment shaft until the button locks into the positioning hole.

NOTE: If the button does not release completely in the positioning hole, the shafts are not locked into place. Slightly rotate from side to side until the button is locked into place.

  • Tighten the knob securely.

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