2 Cycle Full Crank Straight Shaft String Trimmer

Model: #RY253SS

4.7 | 3093 Reviews
Introducing the RYOBI 2 Cycle Gas Straight Shaft String Trimmer with a full crank engine for 2X longer life. This string trimmer accepts RYOBI Expand-It Universal Brand Fit attachments adding versatility to your trimmer. Simply attach an Edger, a blower, or even a tiller to the power head and quickly move from project to project. Save time, save space and save money with the RYOBI Expand-It System. RYOBI makes string head reloads easier with the Reel-Easy String Head; thread your string, twist the head, and resume trimming. Users will experience easier starting with the Zip Start carburetor and included Ethanol Shield 2 Cycle Oil. Backed by a 3 year warranty, trust the RYOBI 2 Cycle Gas Straight Shaft String Trimmer for your outdoor trimming needs.


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  • Power Head
  • Straight Shaft Trimmer
  • REEL-Easy String Head
  • 2 Cycle Ethanol Shield Oil


2 Cycle Full Crank Straight Shaft String Trimmer
2 Cycle Full Crank Attachment Capable Straight Shaft String Trimmer is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 3117.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from RYOBI Scores Again As with all the other RYOBI tools I’ve taken a chance on, I am pleased. Came preloaded with line and extra supplies in the box, was super easy to assemble, and fired right up out of the box per the instructions. Handled a 5-hour heavy duty trim job with ease; first use. Hopefully will last as long as good as it works. The only things that could be improved upon: - The gas tank should be twice as big, as one load of line lasts twice as long as one tank of gas. - The knob that secures the attachment to the power head needs to be really cranked down to keep the attachment from rotating out of position during use. Great value! 🤙🏼
Date published: 2023-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great utility tool with many uses. I've bought several of these over the last 10 years. Love the flexibility to use it for edging, weed eating, hedge trimming and as a blower.
Date published: 2023-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great! Excelent for domestic use. Easy storage. The product have excelent quality.
Date published: 2023-11-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powerful, versatile, and easy to crank! I bought this trimmer recently and I am quite impressed. The trimmer is versatile in that you can purchase additional attachments which are quick to swap out. The trimmer is extremely powerful and it cuts through my thick grass like a hot knife through butter. The motor has cranked up fully every time and the steps are straight forward and effective. Priced lower than most competitors yet even better. Don't pass over this one!
Date published: 2023-10-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great new design This was a.replacwment for one I have been using for 7 years. I repaired it several times and it held up well. The new design looks like it will hold up better
Date published: 2023-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great ptroduct Great product, runs well. Made well and works as advertised.
Date published: 2023-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great tool Very efficient and sturdy. Quick line reload which is a big plus!
Date published: 2023-09-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Runs great...When it runs I bought this to upgrade from a cheap, electric, and cordless Hyper Tough weed eater. I had it running 5 minutes after opening the box and the power difference is substantial! I wouldn't even get 1/2 way finished before the battery died with the last one I had and now can do my yard 2-3 times on a single tank. It's also much easier to spool and comes with a crank for the bump head to make it super fast. I also bought this bc it is attachment capable and later on I can get a tiller attachment or many others to use with it. Only annoyance is I've already replaced the carburetor twice already now and have only had it for 4 months but you can find an entire kit with fuel lines and fuel filter, spark plug, and all for under $15.
Date published: 2023-09-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Great Buy I had this on a a few months and bought to replace the previous model that finally stopped working. Its not my main trimmer though I use with my blower attachment, but at a trimmer itself it gets the job done.
Date published: 2023-09-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ryobi weedeater I have been a Ryobi fan/user for years. I have the wed-eater, the edger attachment, and I recently purchased the hedge trimmer attachment. The equipment in my opinion is second to none. The equipment is tough, long lasting, and most importantly very durable, and affordable. I highly recommend Ryobi to all my family and friends.
Date published: 2023-09-17
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