Trimmer Review: Ryobi 775r Gas-Powered Trimmer

For the average homeowner, the Ryobi 775r is one of the best deals out there. With an average online price of $100, you’ll get all of the power you need from this gas trimmer. With the innovative attachment system, you can even use it for a variety of other tasks. Let’s take a look at some of the features offered by this trimmer.

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Engine

The 775r is equipped with a 31cc 2-cycle engine. It’s powerful enough to cut through any weeds you find. Having a 2-cycle engine though, you will need to mix the gas with oil before you fill the tank.

Cutting

The Ryobi 775r gas trimmer offers a 17-inch cutting swath. This is perfect if you find yourself routinely doing large jobs. Also, the straight shaft will be easier on your back since you won’t have to bend over in order to trim under low growth. Furthermore, the shaft is 52 inches long. You will have no trouble trimming under trees and other troublesome areas.

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Versatility

As mentioned earlier, this trimmer is equipped with the EZ-Link attachment system. This allows you to change the tool heads to accomplish different tasks such as blowing leaves, trimming hedges, or edging your lawn. The Ryobi 775r can be like many tools in one. You’ll also like the fact that the tool heads are extremely easy to change.

Line

While trimming, the line will gradually wear away. With this gas trimmer, you can release more line from the hub easily. Simply tab the bump head on the ground, even when the trimmer is operating, and a fixed amount of line will be released from inside the hub.

You will also appreciate the fact that you will have no trouble replacing line in this dual string trimmer. Using the SpeedSpool system, you can simply install a pre-wound spool of line inside the trimmer. Alternatively, you can wind new line onto the old spool like most other trimmers.

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Strap

There’s one thing you probably won’t like about the Ryobi 775r. For some reason, it doesn’t come packaged with a shoulder strap. Weighing approximately 18 pounds, the trimmer will likely be difficult to carry around if you have a lot of work to do. If that’s the case, you should consider buying a should strap separately.

The average homeowner can’t go wrong with the Ryobi 775r gas trimmer. With a 17-inch cutting swath, you can complete even the largest tasks in little time. Thanks to the EZ-Link attachment system, you can also use the trimmer for many other applications around the yard.

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