Toolmonger featured the Ryobi “Expand-It” system a while back, and now it looks like Poulan may have come out with a similar product line. I can’t substantiate these claims, but according to this retail site Poulan’s PP125 split-shaft string trimmer will accept attachments from the following lines: WeedEater, Craftsman, Ryobi, John Deere, and Homelite.
With street pricing starting at about $100 the investment isn’t too bad. And if these attachments really are interchangeable, you can buy into a certain brand’s system with a lot less risk — even if that company suddenly stops supporting the system, there’s a good chance you’ll still be able to find parts.
Is anybody out there already using a mix-and-match set? Are you having any problems? Let us know in comments.
Split-Shaft String Trimmer [Poulan]
Street Pricing [Google Products]
Via Amazon [What’s This?] [What’s This?]