Ryobi HP Hedge Trimmer Delivers More Power and Cut Capacity
The Ryobi HP Hedge Trimmer joins the 40V line of high-performance outdoor power equipment. Ryobi designed the 40V HP RY40640 to provide gas-like power to tackle even the thicker bits of your hedges quickly and cleanly.
What’s the Big Deal?
The main talking point here is the ramped-up power. It comes not only from the upgrades Ryobi has made to the trimmer but also from the jump to the 40V high-performance battery platform.
|Model||RY40640 40V HP Hedge Trimmer||RY40602|
40V Hedge Trimmer
|P2680 18V HP Hedge Trimmer|
|Motor||40V Brushless||40V||18V Brushless|
|Cut Capacity||1 in.||1 in.||3/4 in.|
|Speed||3,200 SPM||3,200 SPM||3,200 SPM|
|Weight||8.9 lbs.||6.3 lbs.||6.7 lbs.|
We can compare this updated hedge trimmer to both the 40V and 18V HP models to see the differences and improvements. The 18V HP brushless model looks plenty powerful, however, the jump up to 40V lets the RY40640 extend the dual-action cutting blade 4 more inches. It also expands capacity to 1-inch branches. This feels like a solid upgrade from the 22″ blade and 3/4″ cut capacity of the 18V model.
Even against the former 40V model, you get two more inches of reach and a brushless motor. You also retain the excellent rotating head. It lets you quickly switch from vertical to horizontal cutting and trimming. The hedge sweeper looks to be a new Ryobi staple. We’ve seen this feature on some pro-level brands and we think including it makes for a much more capable hedge trimmer.
Other Ryobi RY40640 Features
- Brushless motor provides efficient clean cuts
- 26 in. bar for added reach
- Dual-action blades for reduced vibration
- Up to 1 in. cutting capacity
- Rotating handle for trimming at all angles
- HedgeSweep debris remover clears clippings while you trim
You can find the Ryobi 26″ 40V HP Hedge Trimmer exclusively at Home Depot. It comes with a 2.0Ah battery and a charger, and it retails for $199. Ryobi includes a 5-year warranty on the hedge trimmer and a 3-year warranty on the battery.
Ryobi HP Hedge Trimmer Specs
- Model: Ryobi RY40640
- Motor: Brushless
- Bar Length: 26 in.
- Cut Capacity: Up to 1 in.
- Cut Speed: Up to 3,200 strokes per minute
- Warranty: 5 years on tool, 3 years on battery
- Price: $199