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Ryobi Expand It System

“Rubbish”

Written on: 06/06/2014 by Kaydenv455 (1 review written)

Absolutely the worst tool I have ever purchased. First one broke so purchased another foolishly and within a short time that one has broken . I give up and will by san other but NOT Ryobi… Read Full Review

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Ryobi Expand It System

“dont bother”

Written on: 23/08/2013

lasted about 2 months before it got sent away to be fixed,when returned it broke again so now i am lovingly going to place it in a skip… Read Full Review

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Ryobi Expand It System

“Not fit for purpose”

Written on: 15/08/2013

Bought base engine unit plus expand it hedge trimmer attachment. Problem is the trimmer only articulates by 90 degrees TOWARDS the operator when clicked and locked into the base unit shaft. The unit cannot therefore be used to cut the top of hedges when used in the normal safe working position so a complete waste of time. Did inform Ryobi by e mail and after 6 days they did offer to sell me the parts to make the machine operate as it should. What a nerve to charge when the modifications to make… Read Full Review

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Ryobi Expand It System

“don't buy ryobi rubbish”

Written on: 27/06/2013 by likegoodproducts (2 reviews written)

ryobi should be banned from making the expand-it system, the main motor just does not start, my tip is to buy Japanese brands which are at least three times more expensive but very reliable, if you cannot afford it your better off saving for one and in the meantime go without… Read Full Review

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Brianjking's Response to likegoodproducts's Review

Written on: 20/05/2014

Agree the Ryobi stuff is troublesome. They "easy-start" used to take 50 to 70 pulls to get started. Until I discovered it is incredibly sensitive to the petrol / oil mix. Now only take 15 to 20 pulls! Progress eh?

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Ryobi Expand It System

“Very hard to start ”

Written on: 19/06/2013

I bought the hedge cutter and pruner with the head unit for £220. Right from the off it was very hard to start and once I eventually got it started,I was too tired to use it. I tried to adjust the mixture and settings but it is still the most difficult piece of equipment I have ever bought. A complete waste of time and money. The construction is also quite flimsy and would probably not last too long even if it would start. The expand it range is quite cheap but if it doesn't work then it's not… Read Full Review

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“Love my Ryobi”

Written on: 26/05/2013 by WillE (1 review written)

Cheap and cheerful please remember that. If you are looking at doing extensive, regular trimming then I would say buy a more robust trimmer. But for the Ryobi works a treat. Had it 6 months, no problems… Read Full Review

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Ryobi Expand It System

“Hedge Trimmer”

Written on: 06/04/2013

I bought the expand-it hedge trimmer attachment a year ago and used it for about 3-4 hours total. I used it for about an hour this year and the gears are totally jammed up. This is a piece of junk and would not recommend it… Read Full Review

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Ryobi Expand It System

“Ryobi too poor to be allowed in the market”

Written on: 28/03/2013 by Gra1998 (1 review written)

I have had many petrol strimmers and pruners etc. The Ryobi multitool package that I bought two years ago is so poor that I think it should be removed from the market. Repeated problems with hot starting are reported everywhere and were only the beginning of my problems. Structural failure, cast metal parts, failing on attachments were the most worrying and happended twice. This could be serious on chain saw pruning attachments. Service during warranty involved replacement of three… Read Full Review

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Ryobi Expand It System

“Rubbish. Cheap purchase price, but maintenance costs high”

Written on: 20/11/2012

Warning, buying the Ryobi Expand It System will probably end in tears. I bought one with the easy start system, hedge trimmer and strimmer attachments two years ago. I only used it a couple of times during the first season but quickly noticed that as I used it starting was becoming more difficult, especially when hot. First use in the second season was a similar story, which I put down to me not completely drainINg the fuel tank before winter storage, so a quick service and £50 later I had… Read Full Review

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Ryobi Expand It System

“Rubbish”

Written on: 22/05/2012

I bought a petrol Ryobi Expand it with a hedge attachment and strimmer attachment. This has caused me nothing but trouble, the motor is hard to start and if you get it running just dies after a short time. Ryobi sent me a special tool to adjust the carburetor but made no difference. The motor section has been returned to Ryobi 3 - 4 times in 18 months and the same happens again. I have only tried to use it about 10 times with both attachments which is not excessive but it is so stressful I have… Read Full Review

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Ryobi Expand It System

“DONT BUY THIS RUBBISH”

Written on: 24/08/2011 by Duke_Nukem (15 reviews written)

Ryobi RTL30CESA - was always hard to start, but got worse as time went on. I am an engineer and was able to adjust the starting settings (by re-shaping the cam for richer mix and higher speed) which helped a bit, but it still got worse. In case the jets were blocked, I have re-built the carb I dont know how many times - no difference. In case the head gasket was leaking I re-built the engine and discovered that one of the three cyl head bolts was missing (by the marks it had never been… Read Full Review

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Ryobi Expand It System

“Absolute Rubbish”

Written on: 21/06/2011 by happygardener (1 review written)

I have had 2 Ryobi Expandables, first I bought the strimmer which I used for about 3 hours in first year before draining it and putting it away for the winter. Next spring it wouldn't start, ingnition coil at fault and I was quoted £60 to repair so didn't bother. Last year at Dobbies they had special offer £99 for brush cutter with hedge trimmer attachment thrown in and I fell for it. Should have known better. After about 4 months ( no more than 3 tanks of fuel) this one wouldn't start, same… Read Full Review

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Ryobi Expand It System

“The Ryobi ExpandIt system. ”

Written on: 20/07/2010 by PaulCat (2 reviews written)

The Ryobi ExpandIt system.

A compromise when you don't want a shedful of tools that you might only use a couple of times a year. I bought mine to cope with a 12-15' leylandii (I know, I know. Hateful things) and so far, so good. I opted for the electric start which might seem lazy but I quite like it.

Obviously it cn't cope with thicker branches but then neither can many other hedge trimmers including my McCulloch so it's still a case of going up the ladder with secateurs or a saw but the… Read Full Review

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Amiathlon's Response to PaulCat's Review

Written on: 20/02/2011

I found this review helpful because it is realistic, if you want a quality product that can be used day in day out, it would be a lot more expensive

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Ryobi Expand It System

“Recommended with reservations - read on! I bought my...”

Written on: 13/07/2010 by WalterMiddleton (3 reviews written)

Recommended with reservations - read on! I bought my system (engine, bushwood cutter, pole pruner, extension bar and Husqvarna hedge trimmer attachment) about two years ago. Firstly, you get a lot of equipment for the money, especially if you look for bargains, in my case the total cost was about £210/220. Some parts of the system work well, I have been pleased with the pruner and brushwood cutter but a little less pleased with the hedgetrimmer. It works well enough on hedge faces and gives… Read Full Review

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