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Ryobi RBC1000EX electric trimmer.

Ryobi RBC1000EX electric trimmer.
Average Customer Rating:
4.273 out of 5
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Rating Breakdown 11 reviews
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10 of 11(91%)reviewers would recommend this product.
Customer Reviews for Ryobi RBC1000EX 1000W Electric Trimmer 230V
Review 1 for Ryobi RBC1000EX 1000W Electric Trimmer 230V
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Does what it says
2 Sep 2013
By Rumpole666
, Hastings
" Well made. This works well and will cut just about anything within reason.
It is well balanced and has lots of power without the vibration of a 2 stroke. It is also less noisy than a petrol.
The cutting line feeds well and it is easy to fit new line.
A bit pricy at full list price but Screwfix are selling quite a bit below this,
Only slight problem was with assembly - the holes in the cutting head shroud do not QUITE match up to the head assembly, so a strong pair of hands are needed.
"
Review 2 for Ryobi RBC1000EX 1000W Electric Trimmer 230V
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Grass Cutter
24 Jul 2013
By RadioGuyana
, london
" Found the machine very powerful how ever the blade did not cope very will with cutting blackberry bushes as the ends of the blade bent causing the the piece of the guard to break off. be sides that it cut through the garden in 45 mins than a normal strimmer. You just have to be very careful when you are using this machine and take extra care. This is not a grass cutter / strimmer to mess with as its very powerful. "
Review 3 for Ryobi RBC1000EX 1000W Electric Trimmer 230V
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Excellent service and product
23 Jul 2013
By Lomondblue
, Loch Lomond Scotland
" Wow purchased online at 1.20pm Monday and delivered 11am tuesday. Great service, and nearly £40 cheaper than I could find elsewhere.
As for the Ryobi RBC1000EX 1000W Electric Trimmer it was set up fairly easily and worked a treat. Very powerful electric motor should be able to cope with all the grass and has the added bush cutter for the thicker stuff.
Can't report on reliability as yet but so far so good. "
Review 4 for Ryobi RBC1000EX 1000W Electric Trimmer 230V
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Chuffed to bits!
13 Jun 2013
By Anonymous
, Aberdeenshire
" I live in a country cottage where quite robust weeds such as nettles and willowherb seem to sprout up over night. This tool just glides through them effortlessly.
Great cutting width as a cord-trimmer, and the blade is a good size too.
Don't be put off by another reviewer's comments about assembly: it's not that bad if you just take your time and remember that some screws do go the "wrong" way, but that's just so they don't unscrew themselves when the thing's in action.
Great value for money! "
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 5 for Ryobi RBC1000EX 1000W Electric Trimmer 230V
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Excellent item
8 Jun 2013
By Gezzy
, Tonbridge kent
" Excellent machine, doesn't clog with grass etc, well designed. "
Review 6 for Ryobi RBC1000EX 1000W Electric Trimmer 230V
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grass trimmer
24 Aug 2013
By dunco
, enfield
" this machine helped me with an over grown. it is very powerful and cut through grass like a hot knife in butter. The only handicap if readjusting the cutting thread. i found it very annoying other than that its a great machine. a 4star will do. "
Review 7 for Ryobi RBC1000EX 1000W Electric Trimmer 230V
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ryobi strimmer
12 Jul 2013
By Les0
, Norfolk
" Seems a good powerful machine.
My only gripe is that the supplied guard with line cutter is very large for detailed strimming.between plants.
An extra small guard with inbuilt line length cutter would be an advantage due to the size of the supplied one.
I use it without the large guard attached but it is not ideal. It does not give much guard and there is no line cutter.
I have not had it long so cannot give a star rating for reliability and there is no way to opt out of the rating on the system.
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Review 8 for Ryobi RBC1000EX 1000W Electric Trimmer 230V
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Full power strimmer
1 Jul 2012
By Phil324
, Essex
" I purchased this to tackle a badly overgrown garden full of high thistles brambles and bushes. It would have been well beyond a normal strimmer. Having read the previous review I assembled it with care and had no problems. In use with the metal blade fitted it tore everything in front of it to bits a bit scary but mighty effective. The motor seems very powerful. It's a big item a bit heavy but with the strap fitted quite manageable. With the strimmer head swapped on it made short work of long grass and weeds. All round a very heavy duty machine for extreme home use. "
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
Review 9 for Ryobi RBC1000EX 1000W Electric Trimmer 230V
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Does the job
10 May 2012
By broadstairs123
, Broadstairs Kent
" Very poor assembly instructions. Managed
eventually after calls to service centre, who were very helpful. I was fed up with buying strimmers which forever needed wire renewal. This appears to be the only brushcutter on the market with a fixed blade option powered by electricity - Petrol was not an option because I am hopeless at starting and maintaining. There was enough power to tackle all my brush cutting needs, e.g. 2cm thick bramble branches and woody weeds. I understand that this model may be cheaper because ryobi are preparing a new model. I can only hope they improve assembly difficulties and instructions -BEWARE- some of the parts are left hand thread so anticlockwise tightening necessary. The instructions are not clear about this.
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Review 10 for Ryobi RBC1000EX 1000W Electric Trimmer 230V
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Impressive bit of kit
27 May 2013
By AHomeowner
, Lancashire
" I ordered online for picking up next day. This went well. On unpacking (Saturday) I found a piece of casing was broken off. Telephoned the shop and found that I must actually take the item back and go through a repayment before the replacement procedure could be initiated. In fairness this was delivered to my home, so saving me a third trip. At the price this 1000 watt strimmer / brushcutter is quite amazing and has at least as much power as my petrol stimmer. It is worth the effort to get a good product. Well done! "
Review 11 for Ryobi RBC1000EX 1000W Electric Trimmer 230V
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Would you recommend this product? No
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Great when it worked
26 Jul 2012
By CaptainNog
, Twickenham
" Perhaps I was unlucky, this was used sporadically as a brush cutter, during 2 years, as it was not at home it did not have a large number of hours use. It was looked after and not put under stress however It died - electric power to the unit ok but some module in the motor killed it for ever. Difficult to recommend when other electric garden tools go on for years. "
1 of 3 people found this review helpful.