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RYOBI 40V String Trimmer

The RYOBI 40V string trimmer is built by TTI under the RYOBI brand. They have been a trusted brand name within the tool and lawn sectors for a long time. The RYOBI string trimmer is no different. They have a solid offering in their 40V lineup for homeowners.

The RYOBI 40V string trimmer is the latest robust improvement of the old 24V model. Below is an in-depth review of the trimmer.

Ryobi 40V String Trimmer Comparison

The RYOBI string trimmers come in various models with different specifications. They have a very wide range of trimmer that also vary in price. Below is a comparison of the 4 most popular RYOBI trimmers.

String TrimmerRY40250RY40270RY40290RY40240
Battery40V 4.0 Ah Battery40V 4.0 AH Battery40V 4.0 Ah Battery40V 1.6 AH Battery
Cutting Path13″ – 15″15″15″11-13″
Line Size.080″.095″ 0.08″ or 0.095″ cutting line0.08 in. twisted line
Weight11.3 lbs.11.7 lbs.11.6 lbs.9 lb.
Warranty5 year tool warranty and 3 year battery warranty5 year tool warranty and 3 year battery warranty5 year tool warranty and 3 year battery warranty5 year tool warranty and 3 year battery warranty
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18V Models

The RYOBI P2003A is among the most affordable 18V cordless string trimmer from RYOBI. It is a lightweight weed eater weighing about 3 lbs. The trimmer has a 10” cutting pattern and utilizes a single string. It is also best for light-duty work.

The P2052 is an improvement from The P2003A. it is a straight shaft string trimmer and weighs about 6.5 pounds. It uses a single cutting string but has a bigger adjustable 12” cutting path.

The P2200A is a unique string strimmer. This is because it can be powered with an 18V RYOBI battery and can also be plugged into an electric socket. The model runs a standard-sized .056” line but utilizes a single string when cutting. Moreover, the trimmer has an adjustable 12” cutting radius. It uses a telescopic shaft, ideal for different height requirements.

The P2008A differs from the other 18V string strimmer models for different reasons. It also functions as a more precise edger with a wheel mounted on the shroud. This makes it easier to achieve a precise edge. It also comes with a maximum 13” cutting radius. It also uses a larger diameter string and a single string for cutting. It also has a variable speed trigger to allow for more control.

40V Models

RYOBI 40V String Trimmer - 40v trimmer

These are more expensive than the 18V models. However, they come with much better features. The 40V string trimmers will perform much better and last a lot longer. Personally, I think they are definitely worth the investment if you plan on using the trimmer for awhile.

The RY40204A is the basic 40V string strimmer with features common in a cordless RYOBI string trimmer. It uses a larger (.080”) diameter string and a single cutting line. It has an adjustable cutting radius between 11” to 13”. It also has a variable speed feature controlled by a trigger.

m differs from the other 40V models and is a little more expensive. It uses dual cutting strings and a bump motion to advance the string instead of the auto-feed feature. The trimmer uses the .080” diameter string and a larger adjustable radius between 13” to 15”.

Features of the RYOBI 40V String Trimmer

  • It is attachment friendly, and different attachments from different companies can also fit.
  • The trimmer has a variable speed trigger for cutting control and a reel-easy bump feed string head for fast and easy reloading.
  • It also splits apart in the middle for easy storage and transportation
  • Pretty good battery runtime
  • Good warranty


  • 13-15 inch adjustable cutting width
  • It comes with a 0.080-inch twisted line


RYOBI 40V String Trimmer review - lithium battery

The string trimmer has a 40V lithium-ion high-capacity battery. It also has a 90-minutes charger included. The battery is interchangeable with different RYOBI 40V tools.

Its power is comparable to other gas-powered units. It is sufficiently powerful for the average consumer and can handle difficult tasks with its 4AH powered battery


The trimmer was designed to last years. Generally, it can last well upto 7 years and above. Its durability depends on how often you use it and take care of the trimmer.


This string trimmer weighs 9 and 11.7lbs, which may be slightly heavier than most 18V models. Compared to the 40V models, it is relatively manageable and easy to carry around.


  • It lasts longer than the 24V model
  • It is incredibly quiet compared to other trimmers
  • The model has an impressive warranty
  • It can handle large tasks


  • It has a place to hook up a shoulder strap. Unfortunately, they haven’t included any strap with it.


The RYOBI 40V has a 5-year limited tool warranty. Moreover, all RYOBI batteries are covered by a 3-year warranty. This makes the RYOBI brand stand out from the competition, with other brands offering significantly lower warranty periods for their trimmers.

Ryobi RY40250 VS EGO ST1521S

String TrimmerRyobi RY40250EGO ST1521S
Battery40V 4.0 Ah Battery56V 2.5 Ah battery
Cutting Path13″ – 15″15″
Line Size.080″.095″
Weight11.3 lbs.7.28 lbs.
Warranty5 year tool warranty and 3 year battery warranty5 year tool warranty and 3 year battery warranty
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The EGO ST1521S is truly a difficult string trimmer to beat. The price will be a little higher than the RY40250 but I think it is definitely worth it. The power and run time are a little better on the EGO trimmer and it is much lighter. If you are trimming for any duration of time, this will be a pretty big difference.

This isn't to discredit the Ryobi though. They still have a great string trimmer at a great price. If you have a smaller yard with only a little trimming this may be the best option for you.

Our Rating

Performance:4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Weight:3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)
Durability:4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Comfort:4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Price:4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Overall:4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)



The RYOBI 40V string trimmer is the latest product to provide fantastic functionality and ease of use. It is highly powerful compared to other string trimmer models and brands. Most users love it for its design, appeal, power, affordability, and functionality. Ultimately, it is the best choice for individuals looking for the best in a string trimmer.

What do you think?

Thanks for taking the time to check out this RYOBI 40V string trimmer review. I hope you have a better understanding of the RYOBI 40V operability, and please let me know if you have any questions or how you can get a hold of one yourself.

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