Ryobi ONE+ Li-Ion Line Trimmer and Blower Kit $200 Bunnings Notting Hill - VIC

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Sorry I don't have a link, its in-store only as far as I can tell. Just go to the garden power tools isle, and look out past the end of the isle and you will see a big stack of these at the end of the opposing rear isle across the main middle corridor. http://www.bunnings.com.au/stores_81_Notting-Hill.aspx

This kit comes with the big 2.8Ah Li-Ion battery which retails for $129 on its own. Plus a charger ($69), and the ONE+ blower ($69), and of course the ONE+ line trimmer ($99).

This is different that the usual line trimmer kit ($189) because it comes with the bigger battery and the blower. The normal kit comes with the dinky 1.4Ah battery ($89) but no blower. (the small battery is useful for the small tools like driver/drills etc).

I did note how odd it was that it was advertised at $200 even, rather than the much lower label of $199. Anyway, I still bought it.

I have the previous model ONE+ NiCD line trimmer, and it has been going strong for 4 years now (past year on Li-Ion batteries). I recently converted/bodged it to use the grass gator nylon blades. It is starting to show its age now as I think my grass gator mod combined with the grunty Li-ion batteries is shaking it to pieces.

So anyway I tried out my new model line trimmer today and I'm very impressed. They have fixed all of the niggles I had with the previous model, being awkward to do edges, annoying bump feed, small cutting area.

This thing is very grunty with the big battery, you should easily get 30 minutes of hard use out of this on a single charge. I have heaps of the Li-Ion batteries now after getting some dodgy ones from China, now I have a brand new one to go with them.

Ryobi have also recently released a 36V lineup of garden tools including a similar line trimmer, but having used the old 18V one for 3 years, plus one year on Li-Ion 18V (that was the best upgrade ever), I think the 18V Li-Ion is just fine, and thats not even considering the excessive cost of the 36V kit.

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    normal price for 1 plus month, Bunnings dont have sales,but good value none the less

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      They mustn't be selling well then, because yesterday they still had heaps of them on the end of isle display. But last time I was there (about 3 weeks ago) they still had the Ryobi petrol line trimmers stacked there, so at least at "my" Bunnings its not been on sale that long. I guess they are clearing stocks for the new 36V garden tool lineup.

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        btw, what is this 36v garden tool lineup you mention?

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    For those of you that don't know, the deal with the ONE+ range is that the same battery can be used on all of the power tools in the range. From torches to chainsaws and everything in between.
    http://www.ryobi.com.au/Products/ONEplus/Kits

    This may be of interest for anyone considering buying used ONE+ batteries off eBay… http://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/48104

    So far I have…
    Line trimmer
    Blower
    Chainsaw
    Plane
    Driver Drill
    Impact driver
    Masonry drill
    Circular saw
    Recipro saw
    Jigsaw
    Torch
    Lantern

    I also want to buy one of those new-fangled multi cutter tool things, but they only have them in the states at the moment.

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      Doesn't it sorta suck you end up with so many chargers?

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        You mostly buy just the bare tools, until a kit deal like this comes up. The chargers regularly go for $50 on eBay so you can do that if you don't want them.

        From my quiver of tools, only 2 came with batteries/chargers. So I have 2 chargers and 2 small and one big battery. (plus the 3 used big batteries I bought from China)

        Its best to start off with a kit, then add the bare tools as and when you need them.

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          sweet! ebay the charger

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      how's the impact driver?

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        Its bloody good. Note that they have an impact driver, and now also an impact wrench. Mine is the driver. The wrench has a 3/8 inch (I think) socket drive on it, the driver has a normal hex bit socket.

        You need to be careful not to bust off the heads of screws etc. with it. I've also exploded one of those magnetic bit holders with it too. But if you have a screw that is stuck hard in something, then this is the tool for the job. As long as your bit and the screw head are in good condition and you really lean hard on the screw before pulling the trigger.

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          Cool thanks. Would it drill into brick walls?

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          The impact driver isn't for that, you need the impact drill for drilling brick walls.

          This light duty one I have is fine for brick. I've done a 3 layer red brick wall with it and a super long 10mm drill bit. http://www.ryobi.com.au/Products/ONEplus/Drills/LCDI1802G

          For heavy duty concrete/brick use you can get this beast. http://www.ryobi.com.au/Products/ONEPlus/Drills/CRH1801G

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          I got the light duty one and it is fine if you are drilling into brick wall to hang a picture or your TV. But if you need to take out enough brick to say put in a new powerpoint, you will probably need the rotary hammer drill (the heavy duty one posted by stumo)

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      That is a excellent warning thanks as I was considering. Cheers

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      You can get them from ebay or amazon if you really like the tool.
      Read the reviews first as some sound really good but are fatally flawed like the backpack paint sprayer

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    I am really tempted by this, i do a bit of light yardwork every few weeks, but worry there won't be enough grunt when i need it. I have used a black and decker 240v line trimmer which was woeful, and I am afraid this will be the same.

    has anyone found them to not be up to standard?

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    I like it! i mean i like that movie - notting hill.

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    This seems like a good deal, I bought my one+ blower already a while ago for about $169 i think. Wish I waited for this, but still good value with the bigger battery I guess. Could give the blower to someone else.

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    Good value I am looking for a Blower and Trimmer.

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    Go for Bosch amazon uk cheaper and better

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    I'm worried about the power. 18V at maybe 5A max from a 2.8AHr pack?
    Thats only 90W, but even the $40 Ozito corded model is 400W, which I suspect is comparable to the 26cc petrol models.

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      These have 10C cells, so can supply 28A continuous if/when needed. That's 500W.

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        Nice! Any idea what the internal resistance is? You could be losing 100-200W internally, and would not want to keep that up for long. But brief bursts would be enough. The vibration is awful with my 2-stroke .

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          The big pack contains 10x 18650 cells, the small pack contains 5 of the same cells. The small pack is nominally rated at 1.4Ah (at a 1C discharge rate), therefore the big pack is twice that. The 18650 cells are the good quality ones rated for 10C discharge. Not like the 2500mAh (at 0.2C) rubbish cells you get on eBay.

          This page has lots of info near the bottom (and the cell part numbers etc can be seen in the photos of the disassembled packs, so you could maybe lookup some manufacturer data sheets)…
          http://toolboyworld.com/eBay/Ryobi_Batt_Rebuild.htm

          But anyway, once my China special packs finally die, Imma put a 5S LiPo in there with a 30C discharge rate.

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      What you really should be looking at is the the peak the cells can deliver and stumo has already posted it.

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    Thanks! I might pop by and get this bundle! Will find out whether it's in Adelaide…

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    anyone know whether this is at all bunnings stores or just the one mentioned?

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      I bought mine for same price at Ashfield NSW store so I would assume all Bunnings stores

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        Picked mine up at bunnngs Townsville. So should be available aus wide.

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    $199 is much lower than $200? Very amusing.

    Anyway, looks like a great deal. My blower carked it the other day, so I need a replacement. The trimmer will come in handy as well. Thanks for the post. Let's hope Bunnings Thornleigh have it.

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    Thinking about one for the olds….

    How heavy is the line trimmer compared to a petrol one?

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    Just picked up this set. Was getting sick of my old cheap 2 stroke trimmer. Very impressed with it after a quick use of the trimmer and blower. Very quiet, light and enough power to get simple yard jobs done. If I had very thick grass or a large yard I'd probably look for something else though. Haven't tested out how long the batteries last on a full use yet. I was looking at getting sme of the other ryobi one tools so this was a good excuse to jump in.

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    I bought a cheaper Ozito trimmer about a month ago, which I have used once, do you think they will allow me to exchange for this?

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      From bunnngs? If so, No. They will not allow exchanges once you've used it unless it is faulty.

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    I just picked up one of these packs from the Tuggerah store, there were still about 6 left when I left there.
    I've just used the line trimmer for a bit, it's definitely adequate for a fortnightly lawn tidy up but I could see that it would struggle with thicker stuff. The blower is fantastic too, it was able to shift dried up mud from my driveway.

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    Underwood (Compton Rd, Brisbane) has a pallet of stock as well. I already have the reciprocating saw but with the older style battery. Was looking to update batteries anyway so good option for me.

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    Just bought one from Bunnings Pakenham.
    They have 10+ left as of this post, boxed standing upright on a pallet toward the front wall behind some Ryobi 36V garden stuff.

    Good deal i reckon, I'd just bought the 4 piece kit + angle grinder recently and wanted a higher capacity battery.

    Part # is CBLT1801 - Barcode is 4892210817426

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    Maddington WA have another 7 there after I got mine :)

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    About 6 left at Randwick NSW after I got mine.

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    I tried looking for it in Ipswich QLD today, but couldn't find any in stock. I did however manage to find a large batch of them (10+) at their Browns Plains store. I've just started charging the battery and I'm actually looking forward to trimming tomorrow! Yes, I know, sad isn't it. Anyway, sure beats the manual method.

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    Ask for the item no 3380461 in stock

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