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RYOBI 40V Lithium-Ion Brushless Electric Cordless Attachment Capable String Trimmer 4.0 Ah Battery

Model # RY40270VNM|Store SKU # 1001540174

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Overview

Model # RY40270VNM Store SKU # 1001540174

The RYOBI 40V Brushless String Trimmer gives you the cordless convenience you want with the GAS-LIKE POWER you need. The EXPAND-IT attachment capability allows you to transform your trimmer into an edger, blower, pole saw and many more tools with the available attachments, meaning you can save time, space and money. This RYOBI trimmer has a brushless motor for maximum power and durability. This unit is equipped with the REEL EASY plus 3-in-1 Bump Feed Head with SPEED WINDER, which can be reloaded in 60-seconds or less. This REEL EASY plus head can function as a bump feed head, fixed line head or bladed head. The adjustable 13 -inch to 15 -inch cut swath allows you to optimize your trimmer for increased run time or increased productivity. This lightweight and well-balanced design also has an adjustable front handle for user comfort and is backed by a 5-year warranty. The trimmer is equipped with a 4.0 Ah battery and charger.

  1. Works with all RYOBI 40V lithium-ion tools and batteries
  1. Brushless motor for maximum power and durability
  1. Attachment capable: works with RYOBI expand-it attachments
  1. Reel easy plus 3-in-1 bump feed head
  1. The variable speed trigger and 2-speed switch deliver increased control for any application
  1. Includes: 40V Brushless attachment capable trimmer, (1) 40V 4.0AH battery, 40V Charger, 3-in-1 Bump Feed Head with SPEED WINDER, and operator's manual
  1. 5-Year Limited Tool Warranty, 3-Year Limited Battery Warranty

Specifications

Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in inches)
7.874
Assembled Height (in inches)
35.315
Assembled Weight (in lbs)
15.46
Assembled Width (in inches)
6.654
Packaged Depth (in inches)
7.87
Packaged Height (in inches)
35.32
Packaged Weight (In lbs)
17.5
Packaged Width (in inches)
6.65

Details

Battery Platform
40V
Battery/Charger
(1) 4.0 Ah Battery & Charger Included
Commercial/Residential
Commercial/Residential
Country of Origin
CN-China
Line Advance System
Bump
Number of Batteries Included
0
Number of Trimmer Lines
1
Power Type
Battery - Cordless Electric
Shaft Type
Straight

Warranty / Certifications

5-Year Limited Tool Warranty, 3-Year Limited Battery Warranty
40V Lithium-Ion Brushless Electric Cordless Attachment Capable String Trimmer 4.0 Ah BatteryRYOBI 40V Lithium-Ion Brushless Electric Cordless Attachment Capable String Trimmer 4.0 Ah BatteryThe RYOBI 40V Brushless String Trimmer gives you the cordless convenience you want with the GAS-LIKE POWER you need. The EXPAND-IT attachment capability allows you to transform your trimmer into an edger, blower, pole saw and many more tools with the available attachments, meaning you can save time, space and money. This RYOBI trimmer has a brushless motor for maximum power and durability. This unit is equipped with the REEL EASY plus 3-in-1 Bump Feed Head with SPEED WINDER, which can be reloaded in 60-seconds or less. This REEL EASY plus head can function as a bump feed head, fixed line head or bladed head. The adjustable 13 -inch to 15 -inch cut swath allows you to optimize your trimmer for increased run time or increased productivity. This lightweight and well-balanced design also has an adjustable front handle for user comfort and is backed by a 5-year warranty. The trimmer is equipped with a 4.0 Ah battery and charger.
RYOBI
1001540174
CAD248
The Home Depot Canada
40V Lithium-Ion Brushless Electric Cordless Attachment Capable String Trimmer 4.0 Ah Battery is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 3721.
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Only drawback is the weight.... Only drawback is the weight.
Date published: 2021-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powerful and easy to use.... Powerful and easy to use.
Date published: 2021-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love my new weed whip... Love my new weed whip
Date published: 2021-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rating provided by a verified purchaser... Rating provided by a verified purchaser
Date published: 2021-07-12
Rated 2 out of 5 by from It Edges pretty well Edges surprisingly well for a cordless String feeder is very fiddly to put together - 5 to 10 minutes of fooling with the string feeder for every 20 minutes of edging. Battery life is fair - a fully charged battery goes down to 3 lights after 25 minutes of edging on low speed
Date published: 2021-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great tool. Well balanced. Powerful and great running time on... Great tool. Well balanced. Powerful and great running time on single charge.
Date published: 2021-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use. Great priduct... Easy to use. Great priduct
Date published: 2021-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I bought as back up . But its got more than enough power and is lighter than my gas weedeater. I... I bought as back up . But its got more than enough power and is lighter than my gas weedeater. It won me over and if batteries last 3 years, which it should considering i only weed eat about 30 to 45 min every week . I happy
Date published: 2021-07-10
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My attachment tightening screw threads are stripped. Is the one available and would it be covered...

My attachment tightening screw threads are stripped. Is the one available and would it be covered under warranty?
Asked by: Hud
Bought it recently! Very sturdy and effective
Answered by: Whacked
Date published: 2021-07-17

Does the tool telescope up and down, for longer and shorter reach

Asked by: GeneYunitt
Yes it does
Answered by: Thoms1
Date published: 2021-07-16

Why doesn't the battery work on other 40v Ryobi tools? It's a different shape!! -- I have a 40v R...

Why doesn't the battery work on other 40v Ryobi tools? It's a different shape!! -- I have a 40v Ryobi chainsaw (RY40502) that I needed another battery for. Since my gas trimmer was on it's last leg anyway, I decided it made more sense to buy this trimmer kit (RY40270VNM) for not much more money. I immediately put the trimmer to use and was satisfied with it. I didn't give it a second thought until it was time to use the chainsaw weeks later. Guess what. The battery won't fit!! It's a slightly different shape. Yes, it's very close to fitting but I would have to dremel off about 1/8" on each of the top corners (or the inside corners of the chainsaw battery compartment) to make it work. That's NOT a reasonable solution! -- To be clear, this is NOT a case of me being confused over the fact Ryobi has recently come out with larger (as well as some mid-size) capacity batteries that have a taller chassis. The chassis on the battery in this kit OP40404, is the exact same height as the previous battery for the chainsaw (OP4040A1). The difference is in the profile/shape of the battery. The battery in this kit never really flattens out on the sides. It flares out to it's widest point and pretty much immediately starts slanting back in. When it's almost to the top, it takes a 45, but only for about 1/4". Compare that (using pictures from this very ad) to the OP4040A1 (also available on this site) and you'll see what I mean. -- So buyer beware! If you have the nerve to assume the 40v battery in this kit will work with other 40v Ryobi tools that have a 'pocket' for the battery, you'll be wrong. -- What can be done about this? I don't want to modify the battery or chainsaw. And I can't take the (now used) kit back. A replacement will do me no good since it will have the exact same battery. (As evidenced by the pics in this ad...)
Asked by: SuperKru
My previous reply shouldn't have said "backwards" in the first sentence. It should read: "This is not a case of the trimmer being too old to have the battery be compatible." -- Also, I am including a photo showing the profile difference between the type of battery in this kit and Ryobi's standard 4AH battery, which is truly compatible in ALL 40v tools. Why they'd even manufacture two versions of a 4AH battery with the same specs (AH, WH, voltage, maximum dimensions) is beyond me... unless they want to force people to buy extra batteries separately and not as part of a kit. That would be shameful though...
Answered by: SuperKru
Date published: 2021-07-15

Does battery for the 40v trimmer work with 40v chainsaw?

Asked by: Brucr
What all these good people are not telling you is: That depends on which version of the chainsaw you have... The battery in this kit absolutely does NOT work in the RY40502. For some reason, the battery in this kit (OP40404) has a different profile than the 4ah batteries Ryobi/Home Depot sells separately. (For only $40 less than this whole kit. Hmm...) I'm not talking height, width or length differences, but a different SHAPE, when looked at from the end with the charge indicator on it. (See the photo I included.) The flat part on the top is too wide, which results in the top corners of the battery being too far outboard and, as a result, hitting the vertical battery 'pocket' housing. If not for that, the battery would fit in the pocket. (Width and height are OK.) I don't think other versions of their chainsaw have the vertical battery pocket. If your battery mounts on the bottom of the chainsaw (horizontally), this battery will FIT. I assume that means it will WORK, but I already found out what happens when you assume with this kit, so I'm not going to say "yes", like everyone else. I bought it to get a trimmer and charger as an extremely low-cost bonus with my battery (presumably why you're asking) and got burnt because I assumed the battery would be the same profile as the 4ah batteries they sell separately. WRONG! -- Seems like a calculated, time-delayed money grab to me. I had used the trimmer by the time I figured out the battery was shaped slightly different, so I couldn't return it. I guess they figured out how to get people to buy expensive batteries separately after-all. Nice Ryobi. Nice...
Answered by: SuperKru
Date published: 2021-07-15

Why is the manual not available anywhere ?

Why is the manual not available anywhere ?
Asked by: Homecoder
Homecoder, thank you for your interest in the RYOBI 40V Brushless Cordless Battery Attachment Capable String Trimmer with 4.0 Ah Battery and Charger. You can access the owner's manual with the link that follows. https://images.thdstatic.com/catalog/pdfImages/33/33a7a53a-7b8a-4d08-8b64-4eee9a24eab4.pdf Thank you for asking, If you have further questions and would like to speak with a RYOBI Customer Experience Professional, please call, 1-800-525-2579 M-F from 9am-6pm EST. Hope this helps! - Vini
Answered by: RYOBIOutdoors
Date published: 2021-07-13

what is the process for changing the trimmer line?

changing trimmer line
Asked by: Marl
Changing line on this system is easy. First, remove the battery for safety. Next, cut a 16 foot piece of trimmer line. Then, on the bottom of the spool, turn the spool to line up the two lines. Then put the line into one hole. It should go straight through and come out the other side. Pull through about half of the line. The trimmer comes with a green plastic wrench that fits on the spool. Put it on and turn to wrap the line. Stop turning when you have about 8" of line left out on each side. Remove the wrench and your ready to go. After you do it a couple of times, it takes about 2 minutes to do.
Answered by: CaptTom
Date published: 2021-07-10

can you use an 18v battery instead of 40v. I have a lot of Ryobi 18v batteries

can you use an 18v battery instead of 40v. I have a lot of Ryobi 18v batteries
Asked by: MO
Ryobi makes trimmers that are 18 volt. This one is not 18 volt. The 18 and 40 volt batteries are not interchangeable.
Answered by: CaptTom
Date published: 2021-07-10

May I attach a steel blade to this weed eater instead of string

May I attach a steel blade to this weed eater instead of string
Asked by: Chassidy
Chassidy, thank you for your interest in the RYOBI 40V Brushless Cordless Battery Attachment Capable String Trimmer with 4.0 Ah Battery and Charger. We do make accessories like this. Thank you for asking, If you have further questions and would like to speak with a RYOBI Customer Experience Professional, please call, 1-800-525-2579 M-F from 9am-6pm EST. Hope this helps! - Vini
Answered by: RYOBIOutdoors
Date published: 2021-07-01
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