Edging puts the final touches on your attractive lawn, and this attachment will do it effectively on your Ryobi 24-Volt or 40-Volt cordless tool. It has a 9 in. serrated blade and 4-position depth adjustment to help you get just the right cut along your driveway or walkway. It's backed by a three-year warranty.
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Ryobi Edger Attachment, Model RY40030A, SKU 203766198. Received through the Home Depot Seeds program.
The Ryobi RY40030A is an attachment tool that operates with either the Ryobi 24 volt, or 40 volt family of yard tools. The attachment connects to a “power control handle” that incorporates a variable speed control switch, and a battery holder. I currently have the control handle from the Ryobi 24 volt string trimmer (Model RY24021), which uses the 24 volt power handle (Model RY24001). Other “attachments” are available that operate with either 24 Volt or 40 Volt Power handles.
The edger attachment connects to the power handle with a quick screw-on coupling. This connects the power connections to the edger motor assembly at the base. This also provides the “mechanical connection” between the to assemblies. When “coupled” they be come one tool. The combined unit is a battery powered edger.
The tool is about 60 inches in total length, and weighs about 10 pounds with the battery attached. The supplied edger blade is 9 inches long, and is connected to the motor through a gear reduction set. This size edger blade is about the same size and type that I have on my gasoline edger. There are two plastic wheels that are attached to the blade guard’s motor side. The two support wheels, one of which is installed on a adjustment lever for blade depth setting, more on this below. This allows the rear most wheel to set the depth that the blade cuts below surface of the sidewalk. The two wheels ride on the sidewalk or driveway while you trim the grass at the edge. The rear adjustment wheel has four depth settings, that range from ~1.3 inches to 1.5 inches below the surface of the sidewalk or driveway surface. This is a very limited adjustment range over the 4 positions. I took two pictures of the measurement of the blade depth below the reference plane of the two wheels. One picture for the position-1 and one for the position-4 I used a rubber-band stretched between the two wheels to establish the reference of the rolling surface, and a ruler to measure the distance from this point to the tip of the edger blade. The manual for the edger seems to indicate that the depth of cut can be adjusted from ~1/2 inch to ~2 inches or more. Based on the simple measurements I made on this unit, about the shallowest depth I could set in position 4, was 1.3 inches. The deepest blade setting was about 1.5 inches. I would prefer a shallower setting to reduce the dirt removal while edging. There is no guide plate to keep the trimmer blade away from the edge of the sidewalk, you have to let the rotating blade scrape the edge of the sidewalk as it spins. This will produce more wear on the blade. (A replaceable guide plate would be nice to have on this edger)
The edger comes with a wrench, and a locking “pin” for use in changing blades. The locking pin is passed through a hole in the blade drive shaft, and rests in a slot in the metal collar of the gear box. The pin prevents the shaft from rotating while you loosen or tighten the nut on the blade shaft during blade changes, simple but effective.
Observations; I have been using both the Ryobi 18 volt and 24 volt string trimmers for several years now. Moving from a Gasoline powered string trimmer to a battery powered one about four or five years ago. The battery powered tools are not as powerful, but they are a lot more convent. Getting away from mixing gas and oil, changing oil, and the cranking and yanking on 2-cycle and 4-cycle engines is nice. For a typical average size yard, that is maintained, battery tools are nice. Install a charged battery and off you go ! No extension cords to deal with, and generally a couple of fully charged batteries will do most yards. I can generally edge my yard on one fully charged battery. The OP242, 24 Volt batteries are rated at 56 watt hours, or about 2.3 Ah @ 24 Vdc. The OP242 has a built in LED charge indicator to quickly check the charge level. The batteries seem to fully charge in about an hour.
Other advantages with battery tools are lower noise, lighter weight, easier handling, no exhaust fumes, and no fuel to store or mix. If you have a thick overgrown area to cut, or you do commercial work, they probably will not meet your needs. As to performance the edger seems to work reasonably well. It will throw up dirt and debris as will any edger of this type. It is advisable to use safety glasses when operating this type of tool, and keep bystanders some distance away. Small stones can really sting if you get hit by them. Yes, the edger is not a powerful as a gasoline powered one, but if you keep your yard trimmed on a regular basis, you don’t need as much power, and a battery tool will generally perform well, with less hassle.
As to durability, time will tell. The edger attachment as well as the power handle has a three year warranty. The edger attachment appears to be of similar construction as the string trimmer attachment. I hope this information has been useful.
Pros: Cuts Well, Easy to Use, Light Weight, Easy to Store, good battery life.
Cons: blade adj limited.
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Review 3 for 40-Volt and 24-Volt Cordless Edger Attachment
It works ok but if your lawn has not been edged before, the first time you edge will be laborious. Also it is quite a challenge for the 24 volt system. It still beats lugging 100 feet of extension cord around or fumbling with temperamental 2 cycle engines. Lithium technology is great but still is in need of more development to challenge the power of gas powered engines
Pros: Cuts Well, Easy to Store
Cons: poorly suited for a 24 volt system
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Review 4 for 40-Volt and 24-Volt Cordless Edger Attachment
I only wanted a battery powered edger. But I had to buy a string trimmer attachment with the power pack in order to get the power pack. The edger and power pack work fine and there is plenty of power in the battery to do the small edging projects around the house. But now I've got a string trimmer attachment (about $80) that I don't need. I don't like the fact that I had to purchase the power pack along with the trimmer and then separately buy the edger attachment.
Pros: Cuts Well, Easy to Use, Accurate, Powerful
Cons: had to purchase an unwanted attachment
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Review 5 for 40-Volt and 24-Volt Cordless Edger Attachment
This a great edger, easy to use, makes a beautiful finished job. As with all Ryobi's 40V equipment, the product is well made and delivers quality. The edger is easy on battery life, a snap to put on the power handle. I have been building my 40V Ryobi tool collection and currently includes: string trimmer, edger, blower, hedge trimmer, 12" chainsaw. My next purchase will be the pole saw attachment. I love this stuff!
Pros: Cuts Well, Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, Durable, Powerful
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Review 7 for 40-Volt and 24-Volt Cordless Edger Attachment
I ordered it online from Home Depot. It was shipped to the store in a plain cardboard box. I opened it and used it for a section of about ten feet and it died. My neighbor purchased same product awhile back and has been great. Maybe I just got a bad one. Now I get to go through the hassle of returning it and get my money back or get a replacement.
Cons: Not Durable
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Review 8 for 40-Volt and 24-Volt Cordless Edger Attachment
I purchased the trimmer/edger first and it worked so well I purchased the edger attachment. The edger attachment works great and is easy to use. My lot is 1/2 ac., fenced on 3 sides with a 3000 sq. ft. house on it. I trim around the house, 5 trees, 2 flower beds, 4 sides of the fence and edge 200 ft. of sidewalk and driveway and the battery still show 1/2 charge when finished, so I ordered the 40 volt blower as I am tired of hauling out my 100 Ft extension cord. I expect it in shortly. I hope it works as good as the other 2 tools. I am sure I can complete the trimming, edging and blowing the clippings of the sidewalks and driveway on one charge.
Pros: Cuts Well, Powerful, Easy to Store
Cons: Too Heavy, needs shoulder strap
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Review 9 for 40-Volt and 24-Volt Cordless Edger Attachment
Overall, the Edger attachment is a nice item. I edged my drivewall and side walk with a full battery and ending with one bar left on the battery, so the attachment does use alot more juice than the weedwacker attachment. It did a great job edging but the blade did wear down alot after one use...overall satisfied cause it did what it was ment to do, the only cons I have for this attachment is that the blade will bog down and stop for a few seconds if its having a hard time edging, it drains the battery pretty fast, and the blade worn done as well after one use (maybe poor steel quality). I do love however have the Ryobi One do multiple tasks with an ease to swap out the attachments.
Pros: Cuts Well, All In One, Easy to Use, Light Weight, Easy to Store
Cons: bogs down, drains battery, blade wears down fast
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Review 10 for 40-Volt and 24-Volt Cordless Edger Attachment
When I purchased this online I did not realize that I needed to buy another power supply which was costly. I will let you know how it works when I purchase that necessary part. I own other Ryobi battery operated lawn tools and I love them due to their weight and they start right up unlike gasoline tools.
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Review 11 for 40-Volt and 24-Volt Cordless Edger Attachment
FYI: This edger only fits one of the 40 volt trimmer models (Model # RY40201A; the model with the rotating trimmer head that doubles as an edger). Note the grey coupling on the trimmer and edger, these are compatible models. There is a newer model of the 40 volt trimmer with an older style connection (Model # RY40220) and it requires the orange handled edger. Check the connector for an easy way to make sure it is really compatible. I just bought the newest 40 volt trimmer and this edger from Homedepot.com because the local store didn't carry either of these only to unpack them and realize, they are not compatible. Same description above (" Simply connect this Edger to your Ryobi 24-Volt or 40-Volt Cordless tool and you're ready to go.") is what I based my purchase on and it's on the HomeDepot.com site. I contacted Ryobi and they apologized for the misleading descriptions and for making the colors the same for non-compatible products. Not that color is a huge part of the evaluation but when a new line is touted as being "compatible" it plays a part.I think Homedepot and Ryobi need to be more clear on which trimmer and which attachments are compatible since they have two products in the same line using the same battery but with unique internals requiring different attachments. You'd think the newest models would be compatible with each other but it's totally different.
Rating was based on general experience with these models as I returned edger for it's counterpart that fits my trimmer.
Pros: Cuts Well, All In One, Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight
Cons: No Instructions, description of compatibility inaccurate misleadin
9out of10found this review helpful.
Review 14 for 40-Volt and 24-Volt Cordless Edger Attachment
Well I bought the Ryobi Edger attachment on line at the HD and I got to use it for just a few minutes until the Ryobi head went bad for my 40v weed eater (I have had it over a year) HD replaced with a whole new weed eater and power head and the edger works great with it so far. I am not to crazy about the weed eater it will not release the line properly I wish they would fix this problem, but the edger is awsome...
Pros: Durable, Cuts Well, Easy to Use, All In One, Good Size & Weight, Easy to Store
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Review 15 for 40-Volt and 24-Volt Cordless Edger Attachment
This year I decided to try the Ryobi 40V Lithium trimmer because I was tired of buying a cheap 2 Cycle, and wearing my arms out pulling the string. I was reluctant at first, but was very impressed. I bought this Edger attachment, and boy did it do great. I did have to hold trigger to get it going before putting it to ground, but no problems edging around my flower beds. I would recommend the Ryobi 40V Lithium products to anyone tired of dealing with pulling a string.
Pros: Cuts Well, Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, Easy to Store
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Review 16 for 40-Volt and 24-Volt Cordless Edger Attachment
I bought this attachment and after one year of use the motor and boom started smoking and died. I took the edger to an authorized Ryobi service center. They informed me that a 1 year life is about all you can expect from new Ryobi edgers. After waiting 3 months I still do not have an edger because Ryobi has not provided replacement parts. They carry no inventory of parts in the United States. Ryobi customer service said they will not provide a new replacement unit because that would mess up inventory. They will not provide a voucher nor will they reimburse me if I go to Home Depot to buy a new unit. The edger is a piece of junk and Ryobi could not care less about customer service. Forget their inventory. My inventory is messed up because I paid for a this edger to work and it does not!
Pros: Easy to Store
Cons: Not Durable, easy to store because it is being repaired
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Review 18 for 40-Volt and 24-Volt Cordless Edger Attachment
This exchangeable part is an excellent addition to the trimmer, this way you can cut the clutter by having one unit with interchangeable accessories a great idea. The edger attachment is also of high quality and easy to connect and disconnect, saving you lots of time. The metal blade is 100% better that string edgers, leaving the garden with a professional look.
Pros: Cuts Well, Easy to Use, Accurate, Durable, Powerful
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Review 19 for 40-Volt and 24-Volt Cordless Edger Attachment
I received this product through a shipment/online-order.
The box it comes in was very sturdy and easy to open.
When I got into the trimmer box, I was able to quickly assemble it. The trimmer requires three screws for the guard at the bottom of the pole. The trimmer half hooks up very easily to the power pole. Be sure to line up the sleeve and it pops into place with minimal effort. The product itself appears to be made of durable plastic at the base and some form of metal for the pole, but it is a bit bottom heavy. That may be an issue since the stick part is so light.
I also received the edger attachment for this product – which is what I was really wanting.
The battery I have is the 24 volt. From what others have said, the power you get from the 40 volt and the 24 volt is negligible in terms of power and has more to do with longevity of battery life. The trimmer comes with the battery and charger. It is a little larger than first anticipated. The charger is about 5 inches by 8 inches and about 5 inches tall. It uses a standard plug and comes with a charging indicator for powering on, charge, charging total, etc. Very nice for infrequent use if you ask me.
I don’t know how long this tool will last (according to other reviews of Ryobi products in the series), but I started my yard work after getting the battery charged (it took about 15 minutes out of the box). I first did the edge work. My home is about 290 feet total of edging. It took about 5-7 minutes max to do this. It does work quickly. But it does not have the same power as a gas edger. That said, I would recommend this for home use only and not for professional landscapers who want to maximize their time. That is because I found you do go slightly slower as you walk behind it than a gas edger.
One of the major benefits to edging with this product was that there were zero sparks from where the blade hit the cement sidewalk. Also, and obviously, there is no bending over to crank the edger up and turn it on; nor a gas smell on your hands! The device is all hand-held; which is another good aspect. Unlike the trimmer, this did not feel heavy at all. I like that. The only drawback that I had was that the blade at first kicked up a lot of dust! This was my fault. I had the wrong setting on for the blade depth. Once that was corrected, it went very smooth and gave a nice finished edge. It is not 100% the same as a gas powered blade cut, but I would put it surely in the 90% and up range.
After getting this done, I plugged the battery in to charge it while I mowed (about 30 minutes). When I was finished, I went to the battery and it was on full charge! So I exchanged poles and put the trimmer attachment on. I only did weed-eating for about 5 minutes. The exchange in the poles was really easy. All you do is plug one into the other and then screw on a “cap.” The trimmer does weigh a lot more than its corded counterpart. But you don’t have to fuss with a cord! That is worth it to me in a nutshell! I have never owned a gas trimmer, so I can’t make a comparison. It has a clean cut and it appears that you can either buy a refill of twine already made or take the time to roll your own coil. I have not done that since it is new, so I don’t know if that will be a bad thing or not just yet. It also has an edger component to it. But with it being just a coiled string that cuts the grass, I don’t see it lasting too long against cement. So if you are in a bind, sure, but I would not recommend doing that.
After completing the trimming, I plugged in the battery again and went and blew the grass to tidy up and watered/tamped some of the dirt down. This only took about 10 minutes and upon return the charge was complete again! The direction say that a full charge from a drained battery takes 2 hours, but for what I need it for, it was far less time than that!
If I were ever to purchase the mower in this series, I may also purchase a second battery and get the 40 volt. For now though, with only using it at home, I am very content with this product. And while not typically a fan of multifunctional products that you have to switch out attachments, this was a nice surprise. Very easy to use and more importantly – it worked!
As an aside, I am 6’4” so I was concerned about the pole length and the adjustability of the handle. This too was very easy to manipulate. No more sore back from hunching over and using a lawn tool!
Storage is a breeze. The handle folds up, so it’s just a pole!
The warranty on the product is for 3 years. If this product is like some of the other Ryobi reviews, you may need it, but as of today, I like this product… a lot!
Pros: Easy to Use, Accurate, Good Size & Weight, Self-Propelled, Easy to Store
Cons: hard non-metal engine components
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Review 20 for 40-Volt and 24-Volt Cordless Edger Attachment