Everyone who works with power tools will have their favourite brand. You find something you like, and you stick with it. However, in the past people have frowned upon buying Ryobi because of its price. But lower price doesn’t always mean lower quality.
Ryobi has been mostly classed as a DIY brand of tool, but in recent years, its tools are gaining more respect due to their high quality, but lower price.
Here are 3 Ryobi One+ tools leading the field in price.
1. Best price nail gun
Cordless nail guns are notoriously high in price. An important piece of kit that’s almost essential for most trade jobs, they tend to be very expensive. Even the cheapest variants from DeWalt or Milwaukee can be upwards of £250 ($350).
Ryobi’s 18V cordless nail gun however, is just over £200 for the cheapest 18 gauge variant. A quick Google search for reviews indicates that its performance is equal to its more expensive competitors. Some reviewers even prefer it to DeWalt and Milwaukee’s offering! Plus, it was praised for its overall build quality and power.
2. Low cost circular saw
Whether you’re a tradesman or just a casual DIYer a circular saw is a key part of any cordless tool collection. Ryobi offer several different variants including a multi-material saw (something that no other manufacturer claims about their circular saws).
Ryobi’s most conventional One+ circular saw sells for just under £100 ($129) which is a good £60 cheaper than the most comparable alternatives from DeWalt and Makita.
In Tool Box Buzz’s review, they say that for its price point, it offers a great balance of power and performance, and includes features they would like to see on all models going forward. Not bad for a so-called DIY manufacturer.
3. Great value leaf blower
From DIY, to gardening tools. This is where Ryobi really shines. Not only is Ryobi’s range extensive, on most gardening tools, their price point is much lower.
When it comes to something as simple as a leaf blower, why pay extra?
If you feel like a Ryobi tool might be in your future, but you want to save yourself some money, you should think about buying a Badaptor. You could use your current 18V battery from DeWalt, Makita, Milwaukee, Bosch Professional, Ridgid or AEG with the entire range of Ryobi One+ tools. Check out badaptor.com for more info.