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Cordless Power nirvana redux

Posted in cordless, DIY, power tools, Ryobi by Tony C on February 29, 2008

I picked up a Ryobi One Plus starter kit a few weeks ago, it even came with a free additional Reciprocating Saw, and I have to say I’m impressed.  The 18v rechargeable system works well, in particular the Drill, Driver and Circular Saw which I’ve got the most use out of so far.  Only the Mini Vac seems not quite up to muster and will undoubtedly end up on eBay in the next few weeks. 

I’m becoming a big fan of Ryobi kit, I already have the Compound Mitre Saw, as they seem an ideal balance between price and quality.   Of course I could have gone for DeWalt  instead but for the price one cordless drill I can have a whole box of Ryobi kit and I don’t think the price hike reflects the difference in quality.

Is this cordless power tool nirvana?

Posted in cordless, DIY, power tools, Ryobi by Tony C on January 29, 2008

Anyone who does even a spot of DIY will know there is no job that isn’t more interesting and more fun with a power tool to help you out, hey it might even make it quicker.  This is doubly true of cordless power tools which go ahead and add flexibility to the mix…the problem is though that you end up lots of different batteries and chargers.  Wouldn’t it be useful if there was a range of cordless tools that used a common battery and charger?  Well it seems Ryobi have released just a system called One Plus, I already have one of their mitre saws which has made cutting skirting simple and quick. so I know the quality will be excellent at the price.  If the batteries are strong enough to give you a fair chunk of use these could be worth a closer look.

Power on!