A reconditioned Ryobi weed eater is one that had been used someone, returned to the store and then sent back to the manufacturing center for refurbishment.
Weed eaters can be expensive, but not the reconditioned ones offered by Ryobi.
What exactly does “reconditioned” mean?
In the factory, workers use certified parts and processed to return the tool to original operating capacity. While these may be some cosmetic blemishes on the exterior, these tools are like-new and are ready to tame any yard.
When picking out your first Ryobi weed eater, one should pay special attention to several key features.
A Few Key Features of the Robi Weed Eater
The blade diameter of the unit plays a large role in how much grass you can cut in one pass.
The blade diameters range from 16 to 18 inches
As with most gas powered weed eaters, the heads have a dual string head.
While slightly more complicated to the wind, the double heads are stronger and can cut through thicker materials like mature weeds.
Straight shaft Ryobi weed eaters offer the most speed and power since the braided tube which spins the head does not curve.
Curved shaft weed eaters are easier to control and maneuver, but offer slightly less power because the control line has to curve inside the neck. Taller people do well with the straight shafted models because they are longer.
Ryobi offers “no-mix” functionality on many of its weed eater models, meaning that users do not need to mix gasoline and oil together.
Users simply pour the oil and gas into their respective tanks like you would with your car. Not having to mix fluids at the proper ratio saves time and reduces mess. Thanks, Ryobi!
Unfortunately, if you live in California, you won’t be able to take advantage of the benefits that Ryobi products offer. California requires combustible engines to be CARB compliant, in an attempt to reduce emissions released into the air. If you’re in any other state, you can use a Ryobi weed wacker with no issues.
Where Can I Buy Parts?
Ryobi weed eater parts like the grass deflector, line cutter, air filters and more can be bought from Ryobi directly or from any official retailer.
If the weed eater is older, it may help to seek out a similar model from a garage sale. Standardized parts like fuel lines, filters and trimmer line can be bought at any small engine outlet. Give Ryobi a try and see the difference yourself.