Any one used a Ryobi 2stroke?
McCulloch doesnt seem to be to popular in the group? How does the Ryobi
It is better to have a model with clutch or direct drive? What are the
I have a 4 year old Ryobi 2 stroke 'power pack' i.e it will power a
strimmer, brushcutter (or hedgecutter but I don't bother) all from the
I was bought it as a moving in present. It works fine but I found that
the shaft was not long enough and caused awful lower back ache (I'm
6'2'') when using the strimmer or brushcutter. Solved by making an
It does have a clutch.
The suppliers are what I'd call a serious garden tool firm - they stock
big lawn tractors and are a Stihl dealer. They freely admit that they
only stock the Ryobi kit for the low end of the domestic market - which
suited me fine.
Can't really say much more.
Real email address is RJSavage at BIGFOOT dot COM
Ryobi are in general better than McCulloch.
I would go for a clutch because the line head doesn't spin round when
it is idling. This is better because it won't accidentally strim you if
you lay it down for a short while without stopping it and is easier to
Not directly related to the specific topic of this thread (namely
strimmers), but Ryobi recently bought Milwaukee off Atlas Copco.
Will be interesting to see what happens there - whether it's kept as a
separate operating entity, whether Milwaukee quality goes downhill, or
whether it acts as an internal OEM to the rest of Ryobi tools & they make
serious inroads into the industrial power tool market.
Its a pity to those of us who own & love AC tools, because I expect that
they will essentially get out of the power tool market now. Don't know if
they own AEG Power Tools still, but AEG just don't cut it compared with the
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