Ryobi String Trimmer Cs30

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  • Ryobi CS30 Gas String Trimmer - makes quick work of grass and weed trimming

    Jun 13, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: No extension cord, plenty of power
    Cons: Loud, requires multiple pulls to start

    Summary: Background After mowing my lawn for the first time, and trying to maneuver my mower around all the trees, shrubs, and hedges I have in my yard, I discovered that I was in dire need of a string trimmer. There is nothing more disheartening to a ... read more

  • Love It! It's a Great machine.

    Jun 2, 2011 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Plenty of power. Smooth running, no vibration. Idles well. Tiller attachment works great!
    Cons: Requires choke to start. EPA muffler may plug easily.

    Summary: Runs great! Clean and smooth! I does require choke if its cold and an easy hand on the throttle once it sputters to life. First: Prime the carb with the primer bulb.Second: Apply the choke and pull the chord ... read more

  • Ryobi TP 30 Gas Trimmer Poor Operation

    Apr 27, 2010 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: Potential adaptability to extended tool useage.
    Cons: Right now it makes an inattractive garage decoration.

    Summary: My Ryobi TP 30 Gas tree trimmer purchased in Aug 07, specifically because it had the Ryobi name and because it was set up for the use of extended tools, i.e.  string trimmer, edger, garden cultivator. From the beginning it ran very ... read more

  • E.P.A. has their hands in your life, and your machines!!!

    Jun 21, 2009 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Looks nice, sometimes a workhorse when able to keep it going and not choke out.
    Cons: The TWO LITTLE (inaccessible) TUNING SCREWS on carburetor, and E.P.A. designs/REGULATIONS for GREEN LIVING!!!??? ---YAHOO.......

    Summary: Review #1    &nbs p;  YES!! -If you notice in your manual for the CS-30 RHYOBI String Trimmer ( Model # RY30522 ), and potentially all other lawn and garden equipment, you will see that the E.P.A. (Environmental ... read more

  • Not worth the marked up price...

    Aug 15, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Light weight, cheap (cost), accessories.
    Cons: Does not function in the most simple tasks.

    Summary: I used this Ryobi for less than an hour. It died at the end of it. Ran very hot. Finally, when using the edger attachment I heard a loud whirring sound for about 3 seconds. When I looked at the extremely hot back end (it was hot all the time I used ... read more

  • New opinion of this unit

    Mar 26, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: It was cheap! It now runs very well.  Attachment heads are handy.
    Cons: You will need to tweak it or it will be useless to you.

    Summary: What I originally wrote: I bought this unit to replace a McCullough Eager Beaver that I had babied for fifteen years. I knew that unit well, and it was cool, as long as I could buy parts for it. That became pretty tough, two years ago, and when ... read more

  • Save your money

    Sep 24, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Price, weight
    Cons: Noise, poor design

    Summary: Needing to replace my 10 year old Ryobi, I went with the same brand due to previous reliability and the fact that I had all the accessories and I wanted a compatable tool to use them with. The CS30 is a curved shaft trimmer. I am not particularly fond ... read more

  • DO NOT BUY THE CS30

    Jul 7, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Price
    Cons: Everything else. Don't buy this poorly performing tool.

    Summary: I purchased this as a replacement to a 10-yr old Craftsman trimmer. In spite of the reviews on this site, I made my purchase thinking that the reviews were probably a bit harsh and that I would not experience the problems that others have had. Here's ... read more

  • Ryobi CS 30 trimmer - can't keep it running

    Jul 5, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: lightweight.
    Cons: Keeps cutting out and hard to start.

    Summary: I owned a Ryobi 725r trimmer for ten years and it was a great product. It has the expand-it attachments and I still have the edger and blower attachment. I went to Home Depot in Sept. 2006 and purchased the CS 30 model after my old Ryobi would not run ... read more

  • ryobi cs30 trimmer

    Jun 14, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: low price
    Cons: all of the above

    Summary: Bought this piece of junk at Home Depot last fall to replace my $60 Ryan trimmer that I had without a single problem for about 15 years until it just wore out. The Ryobi takes forever to start, needs 30 seconds on choke before it will run without ... read more

  • Poor Customer Service from Seller and Ryobi

    May 21, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Cost:( $100.00) and ability to buy additional attachments.
    Cons: Product does not work well and customer service stinks.

    Summary: I mistakenly purchased the above product from Home Depot in October 2006. I purchased the product because of the success that I had with an Idc model that lasted for 25 years. IDC was acquired by Ryobi. Trimmer was used twice in the fall and was down ... read more

  • Very hard start!

    Nov 27, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Allows different attachments.
    Cons: VERY hard to start. Doesn't stay going once started.

    Summary: I purchased this model 2 yrs ago and immediately had problems with it. It was very hard to start up requiring sometimes up to 20 pulls! I was getting exhausted just trying to start the dang thing. When it does finally start, it never wants to stay on. ... read more

  • RYOBI CS30 IS A GREAT WEED WACKER

    Oct 20, 2005 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: POWER, TORQUE, SOUND, LOOK, EXPAND-ITS, GOOD BRAND, REALLY EASY TO START, REVS HIGH,
    Cons: IT IS KIND OF HEAVY BY THE MOTOR,

    Summary: I RECENTLY BOUGHT A RYOBI CS30 GAS WEED WACKER AND WHEN I SAW THAT IS WAS A VERY POWERFUL 30CC INSTEAD OF MOST 24CC OR 25CC ENGINES THAT ARE ON MOST WEED WACKERS I WAS AMAZED. WHEN I TOOK IT OUT OF THE BOX I HAD TO ASSEMBLE A COUPLE PIECES LIKE THE TWO ... read more

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  • Piece of Garbage

    Aug 27, 2011 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: Have not found one.
    Cons: .

    Summary: Bought the CS30 last year and have been nothing but disappointed.  This machine takes forever to start.  And, once the gas runs out in the middle of my lawn, I have to wait until the next day to finish because it refuses to start again.  ... read more

  • Do not buy this piece of excrement!!!!!

    Aug 19, 2011 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: I'm trying to find the pros to this product. None seem to come to mind.
    Cons: You wont get much work done with this machine. It wont start!!!

    Summary: I bought this 3 years ago and it has been a problem since day 1. It's extremely hard to start if it starts at all. I spend more time working on it than I do working with it. It has only really worked well 1 time, that was the first time I was able to ... read more

  • Very Poor

    Dec 3, 2009 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: Low price.
    Cons: Difficult to start. After 3 uses won't start, carburator repaired works 2 more times.

    Summary: I bought this trimmer at Home Depot brand new. Since day one never performed well. Loose receipt can not take it ... read more

  • RYOBI CS30

    Aug 1, 2009 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: None that I can see
    Cons: Everything I mentioned above

    Summary: My first trimmer.  I sure hope my next isnt as bad.  Yes hard start, I dont really care.  figuring how to wind and use the bump feature to bring out cord is terrible.  Keeping the spool wound  correctly is a pain. Unscrewing the ... read more

  • RY30344 trimmer

    Jun 24, 2009 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: None
    Cons: I hate everything about this trimmer.

    Summary: I bought the RY30344 fro Home Depot. In the fall of 2007. It is the sorryest piece of junk I have every paid money for. Will never buy another one. Have to pull 20-30 times, than run on half choke for 30 to 60 sec. or it will die. Much to heavy, motor ... read more

  • It's Garbage THINK TWICE BEFRORE BUYING RYOBI!!

    Jun 23, 2009 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: GOOD ON GAS>  DOESN"T RUN LONG ENOUGH TO USE ANY!!!
    Cons: EVERYTHING ABOUT IT

    Summary: They should be ashamed to put their name on this piece of junk. It is terrible to start and the line breaks every 5min. Then you pull your guts out to restart,usually with no luck. Have to wait 1/2 an hour to it cools down.THINK TWICE BEFORE BUYING ... read more

  • Yep, it's junk

    May 16, 2009 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: It was cheap and works with the attachments I already have.
    Cons: It's a Ryobi.  Buy something else.

    Summary: The reviews here trashing this trimmer all ine up with my experience.I purchased this trimmer new 2.5 years ago, and from the second time I used it, it has had difficulty starting. It takes many pulls, and then has to run in choke mode for many ... read more

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