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Ryobi Electric Start String Trimmer

By: Jodi Marks

The TouchStart string trimmer from Ryobi features an easy to use 12-volt, battery powered, electric starting system that makes pulling cords a thing of the past. The powerful one horsepower, 30cc, 2-cycle gas engine is designed to produce lower emissions.

The TouchStart trimmer is available at The Home Depot stores.



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  • John Says:
    June 15th, 2018 at 10:44 am

    Tanaka brand sold an Electric Start Trimmer( AST-7000) 32 years ago.

  • Official Comment:

    Thomas Boni Says:
    May 23rd, 2018 at 10:18 am

    Hi, Robbi!
    We recommend contacting the manufacturer for product-specific questions.
    Here’s where you can do that:
    Good luck!

  • robbi compton Says:
    May 20th, 2018 at 12:28 pm

    i own a ry29550 push button sting trimmer I can not find any thing about it on your web site. I need to know how to load the string and about the gas and oil mixture thank you

  • Official Comment:

    Thomas Boni Says:
    May 17th, 2018 at 10:58 am

    Hi, Tim,
    We recommend checking out Ryobi’s UK website:
    Thanks for your question!

  • tim hayden Says:
    May 17th, 2018 at 3:46 am

    where can i purchase a touch start strimmer in the uk ? many thanks

  • barbara Says:
    September 14th, 2017 at 11:56 am

    I can’t find this, it’s not at, where could I find in NC

  • Don Searle Says:
    April 16th, 2017 at 1:58 am

    Where can i purchase one electric start line trimmer

  • Curtis W. Marvin Says:
    April 19th, 2016 at 5:13 pm

    I have talked to the local Home Depot and no one seems to know what I am asking for when I tell them I want the Ryobi Touch Start trimmer, could you maybe enlighten me on where I my find one or at least what other similar products are available

  • Official Comment:

    Lindsay Hughes Says:
    April 7th, 2016 at 9:23 am

    Jesse, have you checked your local Home Depot?

  • Jesse Looney Says:
    March 30th, 2016 at 3:09 pm

    Nearest dealer to DeWitt, AR 72042??

  • Charles Henderson Says:
    September 2nd, 2014 at 6:37 pm

    Where can I find a replacement battery for my Ryobi trimmer? I bought it at Home Depot but no one at the local store knows anything about it.

  • cottnpickr Says:
    February 11th, 2014 at 9:33 am

    I have now had my for over 2 yrs, and am just now looking to replace the battery pack. I love it; it has never failed to start easily when I remember to charge the battery. My only complaint is that I wish Ryobi would make a lithium battery for it that would hold a charge longer in storage. I give a BIG 5 stars.

  • barry Says:
    September 16th, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    that touch start doesn’t work, charged the battery a full 24 hours and after 5 minutes of touch start the battery goes dead, it comes with a 1300 mah battery but the battery itself should be at least 5000 mah. I give it 1 star *____

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Ryobi Electric Start String Trimmer