What was once considered strictly a man’s profession, women are entering the DIY field rapidly, thanks to Ryobi 18V ONE+ tools.
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With the state of the economy lately, many families, especially those with young children, find that making necessary repairs on your home can be quite costly. Therefore, they opt out to do the repairs themselves to save the labor cost of a professional. The majority of the time you can save hundreds of dollars depending on the particular project at hand. Of course, time is of the essence, as well. The longer you hold off on the repair, the more damage is done and your repair cost ultimately increases, sometimes substantially.
Now, in order to make these DIY repairs, you need the necessary tools to do the job correctly. Each tool is designed for a specific purpose, but occasionally a tool can be used for more than one purpose. However, every home should have at least a basic set of tools. You need a hammer and nails, screwdriver, as well as some type of measuring instrument, albeit a tape measure. Now, for the power tools that you need to keep on hand, you will need a drill, a circular saw, as well as a heavy duty light to see your project clearly. While these power tools can operate on standard electricity, I prefer a battery operated method for my power tools as they give me so much more freedom of movement-like the kind that Ryobi makes. The Ryobi 18V 4PC Lithium-ion Super Combo Kit is a perfect starter kit for any home as the kit contains all the basic tools you need for that DIY project of yours.
Thank you Ryobi for allowing me to review the Ryobi One + 18V 4 PC Super Combo Kit.
About the Ryobi 18V One+ System
The RYOBI 18V ONE+ System has more than 50 tools that work with the same battery platform, giving you the ultimate versatility in tool selection to get your job finished. With upgraded LITHIUM+ batteries, you can get more done in less time and improve the performance of every RYOBI 18V tool ever made. No matter how you add it up, ONE+ is the one system that delivers more.
The kit includes a drill, circular saw, reciprocating saw, work light, 2 Lithium 18V batteries and IntelliPort charger, along with a tool bag.
The specifications for the 18V 4 PC Lithium-ion Super Combo Kit include:
- Battery: 18V
- Speed: 0-440 / 0-1,600 RPM (No Load Speed)
- Chuck: ½” Heavy Duty
- Clutch: 24 Positions
- Weight: 3.1 lbs.
The 18-volt ½ in. 2-speed drill-driver features keyless chuck to tighten or release drill bits in the chuck jaws. It also has an adjustable toque clutch for driving different types of screws into different materials. When not in use, bits provided with the drill can be placed in the storage area located on the base of the drill. I appreciate that as I constantly misplacing my husband’s drill bits. This drill also has a magnetic tray that conveniently stores screws or other small parts for quick accessibility. Additionally, this drill has a level, which is located on the top of the motor housing to help keep the drill bit level during use. For maximum performance, use high-speed steel bits for wood drilling and for metal or steel drilling, you will want to use a high-speed steel bit also.
- Battery: 18V
- Blade Size: 5-1/2 in.
- Arbor Size: 10mm
- Speed: 4,700 RPM (No Load Speed)
- Depth of Cut: @0⁰ 1-9/16”
- Tool Weight: 5.3 lbs.
The Operator’s Manual explains how you can do cross cutting/rip cutting, how to make bevel cuts and pocket cutting with this 5 ½ in, 18-volt circular saw. It is very important to follow the operation instructions for this tool, as well as taking heed of some of the tips, especially the one on saw blades. The manual states that even the best of saw blades will not cut efficiently, if they are not kept clean, sharp and properly set. Using a dull blade will place a heavy load on the saw and increase the danger of kickback. Keep extra blades on hand, so that sharp blades are always available. You can use this product for cutting all types of wood products (lumber, plywood, paneling, composition board, and hard wood.
- Battery: 18V
- Blade Stroke: 7/8 in.
- Speed: 0-3,100 SPM (No Load Speed)
- Tool Weight: 4.2 lbs.
You can use your reciprocal saw for cutting all types of wood products (lumber, plywood, paneling, composition board, and hard wood, as well as for cutting Masonite and plastic, drywall or metals such as sheet steel, pipe, steel rods, aluminum, brass and copper. Every home should have this tool on hand for those unexpected repairs that are awkward to access.
- Battery: 18V
- Tool Weight: 0.7 lbs.
The feature I love best about this work light is that it has a rotating head, so you can direct the light anywhere you need it. With its multifunctional design, this light is able to sit flat on the battery, on end, or hanging for ultimate lighting versatility. The work light is lightweight and durable for years of use. In addition, it has removal lens for bulb changes. This light is going to get a lot of use around my home!
- Battery: 18V
- Input: 120V, 60 Hz, 50w
- Output: 18V DC
- Cord: 6 ft.
- Tool Weight: 1.1 lbs.
The charger features the patented intelliPort technology, which protects battery cells, maximizes battery life and conserves energy. Batteries stored on charger are conditioned for peak performance.
Lithium 18V Batteries
This new battery provides up to 20% more runtime, holds a charge 4X longer and is 45% lighter weight than 18V ONE+ Ni-Cd batteries at exactly the same price. Best of all, like all 18V ONE+ batteries, these new Lithium-ion batteries work in every RYOBI 18V ONE+ tool ever made.
Operator’s Manuals for all the listed tools.
This is what I hope the finished product look like. Due to time constraints, I did not have the ability to complete this project prior to the publication of this review; however, I am using the easy to follow instructions from the Ryobi Nation website. Ryobi Nation is a great place where anyone can share projects, download step-by-step plans, get exclusive offers, win prizes and be the first to learn about special promotions. I love the fact that you can make your own holiday decorations for a fraction of the cost of retail, with the help of your Ryobi 18V ONE+ tools.
I begin my project by cutting the necessary pieces of wood with the Ryobi Circular Saw in my kit. This saw is so easy to handle.
I already own one of the Ryobi 18V ONE+ chain saws, the string trimmer, and the hybrid blower. My next purchase will be the Ryobi 18V ONE+ jigsaw. I have used all of these tools for quite some time and have proven to be dependable when needed.
The Ryobi 18V ONE+ tools are available on the company’s website, as well as your local Home Depot Store. Moreover, for those individuals who are new to using a specific tool, the Ryobi website has a Tools 101 area where you can learn how to operate your new tool safely.
I love my Ryobi 18V ONE+ tools. Put your creative minds to work, or use the Ryobi website for DIY projects, which you can make easily. Stop by your local Home Depot store today, or shop the Ryobi website for the 18V 4PC Lithium-ion Super Combo Kit, so that you will have the exact tool that you need to complete that project. This tool kit also makes an excellent holiday gift for your loved one.