I while ago I asked for feedback on Ryobi petrol 'expand it' system.
In general comments were fair ... I found a supplier on line that sold
guaranteed units ... catalogue returns.
I ordered the Ryobi 30cc pruner unit, (pole chain saw) with AFH04
articulated hedge trimmer, and expansion pole.
The individual items would be over £252 .. yet buying this route the
lost acme to £89 incl delivery.
What turned up was even better, they had run out of the standard 30cc
power units, and had substituted the electric start version.
It arrived brand new ... never been started.
Used it over w/end for first time ..... it starts superbly, touch the
button and it start effortlessly ... and with touch start means you are
more inclined to stop it when you moving etc.
The expansion pole meant I could hedge trim to 2.5m height, including
the 'flat top'
I was impressed with the chain-saw pruner ... it absolutely flew through
thick branches (3"+) of some oak tress I wanted to trim back ..very
So at least 'so-far' the Ryobi system gets a solid thumbs-up from me.