Best New Ryobi Tools – April 2024 Update

Ryobi USB Lithium Multi-Head Screwdriver Kit

Ryobi’s 4V USB Lithium lineup consists of a variety of compact handheld tools for homeowners and DIYers, even hosting some fairly niche tools like the USB Lithium Foam Cutter. Adding to this roster is the Multi-Head Screwdriver, which includes three interchangeable heads for access and control in tight spaces. It provides speeds of up to 200 RPM, so while it’s not going to be a replacement for your cordless drill, it’ll still make quick work of small fastening jobs such as hardware installation and furniture assembly where a full-sized drill would be too bulky or powerful.

  • Model: Ryobi FVD51K
  • Max speed: 200 RPM
  • Three head attachments
    • 1/4-inch hex
    • Right angle
    • Offset
  • Powered by Ryobi USB Lithium battery

Price: $49.97 kit with a USB Lithium battery, charging cord, and several attachments

Ryobi 40V HP 20-inch Whisper Series Hybrid Air Cannon RY40HF01

The 40V RY40HF01 20-inch Air Cannon is Ryobi’s most powerful cordless fan to date. It delivers up to 6300 CFM of airflow on high that can be felt more than 60 feet away, making it ideal for jobsites, warehouses, and recreational activities. On the lowest setting, this fan boasts over 34 hours of runtime using a 40V 12Ah battery. If you’d like all-day runtime, you can also hook up an extension cord to keep the air flowing. Better still, as part of Ryobi’s Whisper Series, this fan has a noise level of less than 60 dB(A) on high.

  • Model: Ryobi RY40HF01
  • Max airflow: 6300 CFM
  • 3 speed settings
  • 180° pivoting head
  • 6-inch all-terrain wheels
  • Powered by Ryobi 40V battery or extension cord

Price: $229 bare

Ryobi 18V One+ 3/8-inch Drill Kit PCL201K1

The Ryobi 3.8-inch PCL201K1 drill hits a price point of under $60— and that’s including a battery and charger! While it may not have all of the bells and whistles of Ryobi’s more powerful drills, this model still fills an important space in the brand’s lineup with top speeds reaching 600 RPM. If you only need a drill a few times a year to handle small household tasks, the PCL201K1 can make quick work of drilling holes and driving screws without breaking the bank. It even made my pick for the best budget drill in the Best Ryobi Drills article!

  • Model: Ryobi PCL201K1
  • 3/8-inch keyless chuck
  • Max speed: 600 RPM
  • Weight: 2.8 pounds
  • Brushed motor

Price: $59.97 kit with a 1.5Ah battery and charger

Ryobi 2500 PSI/1.2GPM Electric Pressure Washer RY142500

Ryobi 2500 PSI/1.2GPM Electric Pressure Washer RY142500

Ryobi’s newest electric pressure washer continues the trend of using an AC brushless motor to get higher performance. Certified by the PWMA, this model hits 2500 PSI and 1.2GPM. With a price tag of just under $300, this performance level is proving to be the sweet spot between high performance and price. On one hand, it’s hitting solid entry-level gas performance levels without the gas engine headaches. On the other, it’s $100 less than some of the electric models that are pushing PSI higher numbers.

  • Brushless AC motor
  • 2500 PSI
  • 1.2 GPM
  • New ergonomic wand
  • Onboard soap dispenser

Price: $299

Ryobi 40V HP Brushless 24-Inch Hedge Trimmer RY40HG01

Ryobi 40V HP Brushless 24-Inch Hedge Trimmer RY40HG01

Among the best new Ryobi tools, the 40V line of outdoor power equipment is expanding with a new 24-inch cordless hedge trimmer that includes the hedge sweep attachment. What’s important about this model is that its brushless motor sports knives with a 1-inch cut capacity and more power than 19cc gas models. Using the 2.0Ah battery that comes in the kit, you can expect to trim for more than 45 minutes.

  • 24-inch dual action knives
  • 1-inch cut capacity
  • HedgeSweep debris remover
  • Compatible with all Ryobi 40V batteries

Price: $129 bare tool, $179 kit with a 2.0Ah battery and charger (launches January 2024)

Ryobi 18V One+ HP Brushless Pruning Chainsaw PSBCW01

Best New Ryobi Tools: Ryobi 18V One+ HP Brushless Pruning Chainsaw PSBCW01

While this isn’t Ryobi’s first pruning chainsaw, the new PSBCW01 is the highest-performing option of the group. Its brushless motor supports an 8-inch bar with the power to cut limbs up to 6 inches in diameter—including hardwoods. What’s different about this model than others we’ve seen is that it’s a completely oil-free design. You don’t need to manually apply oil between cuts or remember to fill a tank. For cutting where standard chainsaws won’t fit (or they’re simply overkill in weight and performance), this is a highly convenient solution from Ryobi.

  • Brushless motor
  • 8-inch bar cuts branches up to 6 inches
  • Up to 65 cuts per charge with a 2.0Ah battery
  • Oil-free design
  • Hand and bar guards

Price: $149 bare tool, $179 kit with a 2.0Ah battery and charger (launches December 2023)

Ryobi also announced a 6-inch brushed pruning chainsaw (PCLCW01) that is $99 bare or $129 with a 2.0Ah battery and charger.

Ryobi 18V One+ Dual Function Digital Inflator PCL031

Best New Ryobi Tools Ryobi 18V One+ Dual Function Digital Inflator PCL031

Hitting the lifestyle category of best new Ryobi tools, 18V One+ system has a Dual Function Digital Inflator/Deflator. Using the control pad, you can set your target pressure all the way up to an impressive 160 PSI. When it hits that target, the unit stop automatically. It’s great when you’re trying to top off the tires and load the car for your road trip. There’s also a high-volume setting for fast inflation or deflation of items such as air mattresses with rates up to 16 SCFM.

  • 160 max PSI
  • 16 max SCFM for high-volume items
  • Target PSI with auto shut-off
  • Sweeper nozzle, narrow pinch valve nozzle, sports ball needle, and brass presta value adapter included with onboard storage

Price: $79.97 bare tool, $129.97 kit with a 2.0Ah battery and charger (launches in January 2024)

Ryobi also announced two other inflators in case you only need one function or the other. The 18V One+ Whisper Series High Volume Inflator (PCL016) is $39.97 bare or $89.97 as a kit. The 18V One+ High Pressure Digital Inflator (PCL001) is also $39.97 bare or $89.97 as a kit.

Ryobi 40V HP Brushless Carbon Fiber String Trimmer RY40HPST01

Best New Ryobi Tools Ryobi 40V HP Brushless Carbon Fiber String Trimmer RY40HPST01

For fans of Ryobi’s 40V outdoor power equipment line, there’s a new string trimmer with all the bells and whistles you’ve been hoping for. Performance is center stage with a brushless motor that produces more power than a 27cc gas model. This model also combines the benefits of both a carbon fiber shaft and universal attachment capability. Plus, it includes Ryobi’s Reel Easy 3-in-1 quick-loading bump feed head.

  • 14 or 16-inch cutting swath
  • 0.095-inch line
  • 2-speed switch
  • More than 45 minutes of runtime with a 4.0Ah battery
  • Carbon fiber shaft
  • Attachment capable (Ryobi Expand-It and other universal attachments)
  • Includes 3-in-1 Reel Easy bump feed head

Price: $229 bare, $279 kit with a 4.0Ah battery and charger (launches December 2023)

The 40V line is also getting a budget-friendly 15-inch brushed string trimmer (RY40ST01) that’s $129 as a bare tool or $179 as a kit.

Along with the string trimmers, Ryobi also announced several new Expand-It attachments:

  • 8-inch cultivator (RYTIL, $149)
  • 8-inch edger (RYEDG, $99)
  • 10-inch pole saw (RYPRN, $149)
  • 18-inch hedge trimmer (RYHDG, $99)
  • 10-inch brush cutter (RYBRC, $99)

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