Ryobi Lithium Ion Stick Edger and Connexion System

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Ryobi has a new Li-Ion battery powered stick edger coming out this year, which AFAIK is the first ever battery powered electric stick edger. It is part of a modular system they call Connexion, which is similar to the Echo PAS system with a power head and bolt-on attachments. It's not yet available and not even mentioned on the Ryobi website.

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Looks pretty nice! Are there any other attachments you know of?
Those are the only attachments I could find, so I don't know. It would make sense for other types of attachments that fit on extension poles such as string trimmers to be available also as they are in the Echo PAS system. Until they appear on the Ryobi website it's hard to tell.
 
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Those are the only attachments I could find, so I don't know. It would make sense for other types of attachments that fit on extension poles such as string trimmers to be available also as they are in the Echo PAS system. Until they appear on the Ryobi website it's hard to tell.
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Yesterday I ordered the stick edger with the 24 volt power head from Home Depot online for $149 + tax and free UPS shipping. I just received a shipping confirmation, and it should arrive by the end of next week. I'll update this thread when it arrives. Curiously, there is no mention of this product on the Ryobi website.
 
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Yesterday I ordered the stick edger with the 24 volt power head from Home Depot online for $149 + tax and free UPS shipping. I just received a shipping confirmation, and it should arrive by the end of next week. I'll update this thread when it arrives. Curiously, there is no mention of this product on the Ryobi website.
It looks like a good product; I don't know why it is not on their website! huh.png
 
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It looks like a good product; I don't know why it is not on their website! View attachment 12285
Yeah, me neither. Normally new products appear on their website before they appear in stores, but in this case it just popped up on the Home Depot website with no announcement or fanfare. Initially it was shown on the HD website as "out of stock online" and not available at any of my local stores, but then I noticed that someone had posted a review a few days ago, so I entered an order and it accepted it. The fact that I just received a UPS shipping notice tells me it's actually available and not just some mistake on the HD website.
 

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I just saw that in the OP you said that it is the first ever battery powered electric stick edger. I think you might be right that it is the first 100% stick edger, but there is also the WORX GT which is a trimmer AND edger. :rolleyes: Amazon.com: WORX GT WG150.1 10-Inch 18-Volt 2-In-1 Cordless Electric Grass Trimmer/Edger: Patio, Lawn & Garden
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Oh, for sure there are plenty of string trimmer / edgers out there, but this is the first blade edger. In fact, I have two convertible string trimmer / edgers by Weed Eater and Black & Decker, but I don't care much for how they work as edgers, when compared to a blade type like the Echo you recently purchased. I do have a B & D blade edger / trencher, but the cord is a real hassle, which is why I wanted something that was battery powered.
 
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Oh, for sure there are plenty of string trimmer / edgers out there, but this is the first blade edger. In fact, I have two convertible string trimmer / edgers by Weed Eater and Black & Decker, but I don't care much for how they work as edgers, when compared to a blade type like the Echo you recently purchased. I do have a B & D blade edger / trencher, but the cord is a real hassle, which is why I wanted something that was battery powered.
Yeah if I was going to purchase the WORX I would rather just keep my trimmer because that is what makes my PE-225 edger different than the electric edger....it has an actual blade (as you said)! :thumbsup: I didn't realize the edger you are going to get has an actual blade....I thought it was just like the others....now I think it is even cooler!
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