Ryobi 18V One+ Cordless Rotary Tool Station

Endless Crafting Opportunities Await With The Ryobi 18V One+Cordless Rotary Tool Station

Craftspeople know how important it is to use tools that have variability and a rotary tool is indispensable for that reason. Getting your hands on a Ryobi cordless rotary tool station allows you to cut, grind, polish, and more with advantages that a traditional handheld unit doesn’t have.

Ryobi Cordless Rotary Tool Station: The Big Deal

Ryobi Cordless Rotary Tool Station

First of all, there are two models to choose from: the Ryobi P460 and the PCL480. Both models are different from traditional rotary tools in design. Rather than using an all-encompassing housing that creates a bulkier handheld tool, there’s a base with a flexible shaft connecting to a pen that’s far more natural to grip.

There are a couple of consequences to this design. First, the pen is much more suitable for precision work. It’s also helpful that the length of the shaft still offers movement flexibility and the weight of the battery is on the table rather than your hand. Finally, having a separate battery base opens up the possibility of storing accessories on the tool where they’re more convenient during your work processes.

Ryobi Cordless Rotary Tool Station Comparison: P460 Vs PCL480

Ryobi Cordless Rotary Tool Station
P460 (left) and PCL480 (right)
Ryobi P460Ryobi PCL480
Speed5000 – 34000 RPM5000 – 35000 RPM
Foot Pedal CompatibleNoYes
Collet1/8-in.1/8-in. Quick Change
Shaft Length36 inches36 inches
Size (LxWxH)9.8 x 6.0 x 4.0 in7.0 x 4.0 x 5.4 in
Onboard StorageYesYes
Included Accessories33-piece35-piece
Bare Price$79$99

As you can see in the comparison chart, there are four key differences between the two models. The Ryobi PCL480 has 1000 RPM more speed on the top end, is foot pedal compatible, has a faster Quick Change collet, and is more compact. It also comes with a couple of extra accessories, but that’s not a big factor in choosing between the two.

Ryobi 18V One+ Cordless Rotary Tool Station Price

Both models have bare tool and kit options available. The Ryobi P460 rotary tool retails for $79 bare the kit is $93.75 with a 1.5Ah battery and charger.

The Ryobi PCL480 runs $99 for the bare tool and $129 for the kit. The battery in the kit has a but more capacity at 2.0Ah.

As always, Ryobi backs your purchase with a 3-year warranty.

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