Grass trimmers: Compare features & prices Ryobi RLT5030S EasyEdge Line Trimmer review http://www.which.co.uk/home-and-garden/garden/reviews/grass-trimmers/ryobi-rlt5030s-easyedge-line-trimmer/review/
The Ryobi RLT 50 305 is a powerful, corded trimmer with a wide cutting width, but it's aimed at the average garden. So does it power through weeds as well as giving a neat edge to your lawn?
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|Type of grass trimmer||Corded electric|
|Line release method||auto feed|
|Cutting method||double line|
Ryobi RLT5030S EasyEdge Line Trimmer
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Type of grass trimmer
Corded electric grass trimmers are mains-powered and have a power cable attached to them. Cordless trimmers are battery operated, and petrol trimmers are powered by petrol that's added to a built-in fuel compartment.
How long the power lead is (corded trimmers only)
The weight of the grass trimmer
Most grass trimmers have a rotating head that allows you to switch between vertical cutting, ie edging a border, and horizontal cutting, such as cutting grass growing against a fence.
Line release method
As the trimmer is used the nylon line that cuts the grass wears down, so more line is fed out. There are different methods of releasing more line. Some trimmers do this automatically when the trimmer is started and are known as 'line fed', some require you to tap or bump the trimmer's head on the ground and are called 'bump feed', and on some manual feed trimmers you have to pull the line out yourself. A small number of trimmers use plastic blades instead of line which need to be replaced when they've worn down.