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October 26, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


Ryobi 18V Cordless Sliding Miter Saw | PBT01B

Ryobi Miter Saw

Ryobi Sliding Miter Saw Provides Best 2×10 Cross Cut Capacity

Ryobi has extended their line of cordless miter saw options, upgrading their offerings to include an 18V cordless sliding miter saw. The Ryobi PBT01B has increased crosscutting capacity and now handles a 2×10 at 90-degrees and a 2×6 at a 45-degree miter. All this with a standard 7-1/4″ blade!


Ryobi PBT01B Cordless Sliding Miter Saw Cut Capacity

The big deal about the Ryobi PBT01B cordless sliding miter saw really is the sliding feature. It greatly increases the cut capacity over the Ryobi P553 18V miter saw. The sliding saw tackles cross cuts in up to 2×10 boards, but it also gives users a cut capacity useful for miter cuts. The sliding rails let the 7-1/4″ blade make cuts through 2×6 lumber at a 45º angle.

Ryobi Miter Saw

The cordless 18V Ryobi sliding miter saw has 10 precision miter detents (with bypass) for accuracy. You’ve got your stops in the traditional locations, both left and right: 0º, 15º, 22.5º, 31.6º, and 45º. You can also make miter cuts up to 47º left and right as well.

Ryobi PBT01B vs P553 Miter Saw

ModelPBT01B 18V Sliding Miter SawP553 18V Miter Saw
Blade7-1/4″7-1/4″
RPM3,600 RPM4,000 RPM
90º Miter Cut2″ x 10″1.5″ x 4-1/4″
45º Miter Cut2″ x 6″1-1/2″ x 3″
Adjustable Bevel0º – 45º0º – 45º
Miter Stops0°, 15°, 22.5°, 31.6°, and 45° left and right0°, 15°, 22.5°, 31.6°, and 45° left and right
Cuts Per Charge (with P194 battery)Up to 500Up to 900
Price$199$149

As far as we know, the Ryobi Sliding Miter Saw won’t be replacing the P553 18V compound miter saw, but providing an alternative single bevel miter saw with a sliding option.

The older P553 does look like it has some advantages over this newer model though. It’s a bit faster, and it looks like it can run for almost twice as long on a charge from the P194 9.0Ah High Performance battery (though whether the number of cuts is calculated by the size of the board the saw can actually handle is not information we’ve been made privy to).

The Ryobi PBT01B Sliding Miter Saw will also cost you about $50 more than the older model as well.

Our Take

With the updated Ryobi PBT01B, you now have the ability to make cross cuts in 2x10s. The cordless P553 doesn’t come anywhere near that. In fact, the non-sliding single-bevel cordless miter saw can’t actually tackle a 45º miter cut in a 2×4. That limits its usefulness somewhat. This saw provides that increased capacity and then some—a welcome addition.

We also love that using the 9Ah HP battery provides an excellent amount of runtime per Ryobi. If it gets anywhere near the stated 500 crosscuts per charge you have an all-day tool perfect for trimming and even small build and repair projects.

Finally, at $199 for the bare tool you can have a cordless miter saw for just $10 more than you pay for the corded model. That. Is. Insane. The 9Ah battery should deliver more power and runtime, but even if you already have some 5Ah battery packs you can grab this tool and get started. At this price, how can you resist?


Other Features

  • Best in class cross cut up to a nominal 2″ x 10″
  • Portable and lightweight design
  • Adjustable bevel from 0° – 45° left
  • 10 precision miter detents with bypass for accurate cutting
  • Up to 500 cuts per charge with RYOBI P194 18V ONE+ 9Ah HP Battery (not included)
  • Increased portability with integrated carry handles
  • Built-in dust collection and included dust bag for a cleaner work environment
  • Miter stops located at the most common crown molding angles 0°, 15°, 22.5°, 31.6°, and 45° left and right for quick cut settings
  • Machined and cast miter scale for accurate table alignment
  • Miters 47° left and right to accommodate a variety of cuts
  • Spindle lock for easy single wrench blade changes
  • Electric blade brake stops the blade in seconds

Pricing

The Ryobi PBT01B 18V One+ Sliding Miter Saw ought to show up at your local Home Depot store or online sometime this month. It will come as a bare tool, retailing for $199. Included with saw is a 40-tooth carbide blade, wrench, dust bag, work clamp, and carrying handles. Ryobi will also warranty it for 3 years.

Ryobi 18V One+ Sliding Miter Saw Specs

  • Model: Ryobi PBT01B
  • Blade Diameter: 7-1/4 in.
  • Bevel Angle: 0º – 45º
  • Cuts Per Charge: Up to 500 with 9.0Ah High Performance battery (P194)
  • Warranty: 3 years
  • Price: $199

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Herb

Can the P553 miter saw handle 2×10?

Todd

No need to nit-pic grammar! Point remains…

I’m very excited about this saw. I went with the Craftsman V20 Sliding Miter before deciding to go with Ryobi 18V for everything else. Regrets… The V20 is a great saw with one huge drawback (besides only being able to handle a 2×8). The blade changes suck. It’s a chore so I avoid it as much as possible so I’m not getting as much use out of it as I could. I’d love it if you guys could report on what it’s like to do a blade change on the Ryobi!

elspodulate

best 2×10 cut capacity?

a 2×10 capacity is a 2×10 capacity, you cant have a best or worst of the exactly same thing.

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