RYOBI 18V ONE+ HP Brushless Power Tools Review
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Tool: Ryobi One + HP Brushless series Buy now
MSRP: $ 99 +
I recently had the chance to try RYOBI’s new ONE + HP line of brushless power tools. Like most brushless tools, they are more energy efficient and powerful while featuring a lightweight and compact design. There is no bad instrument in the group, but some impressed me.
One + HP Brushless Jig Saw
From the start, this saw has a lot to offer. It weighs almost half a kilo less than the RYOBI brushless 18v jigsaw, but still has all the features you want. Speed adjustment at your thumb’s fingertips? Check. Tool-free bevel adjustment with locking stops? Check. Easy access blade lever for quick changes? Also check.
In addition, there is space for spare blades built into the base and 4 different orbital settings for different materials. Those orbital settings are the source of my only complaint actually: RYOBI previously printed the guidelines for each setting right on the saw itself. Now I’d have to pull out the owner’s manual to double check what should be set for the material I’m cutting.
An HP Brushless 1/2 ″ drill / screwdriver
I wasn’t originally going to write about this drill, most carpenters seem to have a particular brand they are loyal to and besides, how much difference can there really be when it comes to drills? And then I grabbed it while I was building some shelves for my garage and fell in love with it. It’s really just a dream to use – the drill is perfectly balanced and there’s virtually no kickback when starting. I didn’t jump or jump off the screw tip once during the project.
I wasn’t sure if I was imagining this smoothness or not, so I did a side-by-side test using other more expensive manufacturer drills I had in store. The RYOBI was hands down the best.
One final plus: all RYOBI 18v instruments are compatible with any RYOBI 18v battery up to 1996. So once you are on this drum platform, there is no shortage of new and used instruments at your disposal.
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