How to Remove Scabbard from Ryobi Hedge Trimmer

If you recently purchased a Ryobi hedge trimmer, you may be wondering how to remove the scabbard. The scabbard is a protective cover that goes over the blade of your hedge trimmer.

It is there to protect you from the sharp blades and to keep the blades from coming into contact with anything that could damage them. While the scabbard is there for your protection, it can also be a nuisance.

If you need to access the blades for any reason, you will need to remove the scabbard. In this article, we will show you how to remove the scabbard from your Ryobi hedge trimmer. But first, let’s have a look at some of the things you need to know about the scabbard.

What is a Hedge Trimmer Scabbard?

A hedge trimmer scabbard is a type of cover or sheath that is used to protect your hedge trimmer while it is not in use. Scabbards are made from durable materials such as nylon or polyester and are designed to fit snugly around the body of the trimmer.

Most scabbards have a zip-up closure which helps to keep the trimmer securely in place. Many also have a carry handle or strap which makes it easy to transport the trimmer from one location to another.

Why is a Hedge Trimmer Scabbard Important?

There are several reasons why it is important to use a scabbard for your hedge trimmer.

  • Firstly, a scabbard helps to protect your trimmer from damage when it is not being used. If you leave your trimmer out in the open, it is susceptible to being knocked over or damaged by weather conditions such as rain, snow, or wind. A scabbard provides a level of protection against these elements which can help to extend the life of your trimmer.
  • Secondly, a scabbard helps to keep your work area clean and tidy. Having a designated place to store your trimmer means that you are less likely to leave it lying around where it could create hazards such as trip hazards.
  • Finally, using a scabbard can help to prevent accidental injuries when transporting or handling your trimmer. 

When selecting a scabbard for your hedge trimmer, it is important to choose one that is made from durable materials and that has a snug fit. It is also important to check that the zip closure is secure and that the carrying handle or strap is sturdy. You should also make sure that the scabbard you select is compatible with the make and model of your hedge trimmer. 

Removing Scabbard from Ryobi Hedge Trimmer | A Step-by-step Guide

There are two types of scabbards, one that comes with a release button and the other that doesn’t. If you have a scabbard that has a release button, you’ll have to follow the steps below to remove it:

  1. First, locate the release button on the side of the scabbard. This is usually a small black or red button. 
  1. Next, press the release button and slide the scabbard off of the blade. 
  1. If the release button is stuck or difficult to press, try using a flathead screwdriver or a Paperclip to push it down. 
  1. Once the scabbard is off, you can now access the blade. Be careful when handling the blade as it is very sharp. 
  2. When you are finished working with the blade, put the scabbard back on by sliding it onto the blade until it clicks into place. 
  3. Make sure that the release button is in the locked position before using your hedge trimmer again. 

Now if you have a scabbard that doesn’t have a release button, then you’ll need to follow the steps below:

  1. Locate the two screws that are holding the scabbard in place on the back of the hedge trimmer (near the handle). 
  2. Use a head screwdriver to remove the screws. 
  3. Gently pull the scabbard away from the blade. Be careful not to touch the blade as it is very sharp. 
  4. To reattach the scabbard, simply reverse these steps. 

That’s all there is to it! We hope this blog post was helpful. If you have any further questions about removing the scabbard from your Ryobi hedge trimmer, please feel free to contact us and we would be happy to assist you further. 


How do I clean my hedge trimmer scabbard?

To clean your hedge trimmer scabbard, simply wipe it down with a damp cloth. You can also use mild soap if needed. Avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaners as this could damage the scabbard. 

Can I store my hedge trimmer without a scabbard?

No, it’s not recommended that you store your hedge trimmer without a scabbard as it is vulnerable to damage. However, if you must store it without a scabbard, make sure to cover the blade with a cloth or piece of cardboard to prevent accidental injuries.

How often should I replace my hedge trimmer scabbard?

There is no need to replace your hedge trimmer scabbard unless it is damaged or no longer fits snugly on the blade. 

I can’t get the release button on my scabbard to work. What should I do?

If the release button on your scabbard is stuck or difficult to press, try using a flathead screwdriver or a paperclip to push it down. You may also need to use a little bit of force to get it to release. 

Is it okay to have the scabbard on while I’m using my hedge trimmer?

You can’t just put the scabbard on while you’re using your hedge trimmer as it will prevent the blade from spinning. The scabbard must be removed before you can use the hedge trimmer. 


We hope that this article was helpful in showing you how to remove the scabbard from your Ryobi hedge trimmer.

Remember to always be careful when handling sharp objects such as the blades on your hedge trimmer. If you have any questions or if this article was not helpful, please leave us a comment down below and we will get back to you as soon as possible! Thanks for reading!