Ryobi 18V ONE+ Cordless Grass Trimmer review

We put the budget-friendly Ryobi 18V ONE+ Cordless Grass Trimmer through its paces to see how well it will keep your suburban lawn looking trim and fresh

Ryobi 18V ONE+ Cordless Grass Trimmer laid flat on grass
(Image: © Steven Jenkins)

Homebuilding Verdict

The Ryobi grass trimmer is a great choice for the occasional gardener who wants to keep their small to mid sized suburban garden looking trim and fresh. It's competitively priced — especially if you have a Ryobi battery and charger already — easy to maneouvre, tackles grass and weeds with ease, has decent battery life and a couple of neat features for a better finish.


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    Decent battery life

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    Easy to manoeuvre

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    Two handle design


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    Not easy to assemble

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The Ryobi 18V ONE+ Cordless Grass Trimmer is the ideal tool when it’s time to get rid of that annoying long grass and weeds around the edges of your lawn. Your lawnmower won’t reach and no-one wants to get down on their hands and knees and do it with a pair of shears.

After a dry summer, my grass quickly recovered after a few weeks of rain, and started to look lush and green again. It was time for a trim but I decided to leave it for a few more weeks until it got to around six inches to give the Ryobi a bit more of a challenge. To up the ante I waited until the grass was damp and also decided to tackle the weeds in the patio, path and up against the side of the house. 

Here I share my thoughts and reveal why the Ryobi 18V ONE+ Cordless Grass Trimmer could be one of the best cordless strimmers to keep your lawn edges looking fine and paths and patios weed free.

Steve Jenkins

Steve Jenkins is a freelance content creator with over two decades of experience working in digital and print and was previously the DIY content editor for Homebuilding & Renovating. 

He is a keen DIYer with over 20 years of experience in transforming and renovating the many homes he has lived in. He specialises in painting and decorating, but has a wide range of skills gleaned from working in the building trade for around 10 years and spending time at night school learning how to plaster and plumb.

He has fitted kitchens, tiled bathrooms and kitchens, laid many floors, built partition walls, plastered walls, plumbed in bathrooms, worked on loft conversions and much more. And when he's not sure how to tackle a DIY project he has a wide network of friends – including plumbers, gas engineers, tilers, carpenters, painters and decorators, electricians and builders – in the trade to call upon.