Ryobi 18V Rotary Tools for DIY and Hobbyists

Ryobi Introduces 18V One+ Rotary Tools for Hobby, Craft, and Maker Applications

Rotary tools are incredibly helpful for a variety of tasks and projects, but particularly so when it comes to hobbies and crafts. That’s why Ryobi has released its line of 18V One+ Rotary Tools. Not only do these tools tackle smaller detail work, but running on the 18V battery platform brings cordless convenience to your work.


Ryobi 18V One+ HP Brushless Rotary Tool Kit

Ryobi designed the 18V One+ HP Brushless Rotary Tool to live up to professional expectations with longer runtime and 2x more power under load. For grinding and sanding applications, Ryobi promises that this rotary tool will power through without slowing down.

It features a variable speed dial that lets you set your speed anywhere between 1,000 to 25,000 rpm. Ryobi has constructed the handpiece from a high-grade aluminum. It features a quick-Change collet, which they say provides 4x faster accessory changes. Finally, it comes with a foot pedal to offer precision and control over your work.

Features and Specs

  • Model Number: Ryobi PBLRT01K1
  • Precision handpiece with aluminum construction
  • Quick-change collet
  • Variable speed dial ranging from 1,000 – 25,000 rpm
  • Foot pedal capability
  • Integrated hanger
  • Warranty: 3 years
  • Includes: Rotary tool, 40 accessories, foot pedal, accessory storage case, wrench, 2Ah One+ battery, charger
  • Price: $179

Ryobi 18V ONE+ Rotary Tool Station

The Ryobi 18V Rotary Tool Station provides plenty of power with a variable speed dial that lets you choose anywhere between 5,000 – 35,000 rpm. But, despite all this power, Ryobi claims that the Rotary Tool Station is the quietest in its class.

The Rotary Tool Station comes with 35 accessories with onboard storage to keep you organized. A 36″ flexible shaft pen design keeps you comfortable while you work on any variety of projects. The Quick Change collet provides fast and easy accessory changes, and integrated hanging keyholes on the unit let you mount it to the wall.

Features and Specs

  • Model Number: Ryobi PCL480B
  • Quietest rotary tool in its class
  • Variable speed dial from 5,000 – 35,000 rpm
  • 36″ flexible shaft pen design
  • On-board accessory storage
  • Quick-change collet
  • Foot pedal capability (not included)
  • Warranty: 3 years
  • Included: Rotary tool station, 36″ flexible shaft, 35 accessories, accessory storage case, wrench
  • Battery and charger sold separately
  • Price: $99

Ryobi 18V Precision Craft Rotary Tool Kit

Expanding the line even further, the Ryobi 18V Precision Craft Rotary Tool Kit offers a convenient solution for your light-duty metal engraving, wood carving, glass etching, polishing, and other crafts. This rotary tool emphasizes portable convenience with a design that’s easy to grab and go.

The Ryobi Precision Craft Rotary Tool features five variable speed settings, and it comes with the Quick-Change Collet that appears on all of the rotary tools in the line. It includes 15 accessories which store away conveniently in the base’s onboard storage bay.

Features and Specs

  • Model Number: Ryobi PRT100K1
  • 5 variable speeds
  • Onboard bit storage
  • Quick-change collet
  • Warranty: 3 years
  • Includes: Precision Craft Rotary Tool, 15 accessories, wrench, 2Ah One+ battery, charger
  • Price: $79.97

Ryobi 18V Magnifying LED Clamp Light

While not a rotary tool itself, the Ryobi 18V Magnifying LED Clamp Light could really help out in rotary tool applications that call for attention to detail. It’s ideally suited for technicians, inspectors, collectors, hobbyists, crafters, readers, and more.


This light and magnifying glass combo produce up to 500 lumens of LED light and a 3.5″- wide lens that can be set up in just about any workspace. It features a clamping base that can grip any rounded or flat surface up to 1-3/4″ thick. the acrylic lens provides distortion-free 2.25x magnification with 5x spot magnification for closer inspection.

The Ryobi LED Clamp Light features two brightness settings. Working with a 4.0Ah battery and running on the low, 250-lumen setting, you’ll get around 20 hours of runtime on a charge. A 16″ flexible neck attached to a rotating base lets you bring your light and magnification to your work easily.

Features and Specs

  • Model Number: Ryobi PCL664B
  • 250/500 Lumens
  • 2.25X magnifying lens with 5X spot magnification
  • Clamp to materials up to 1-3/4″ thick, including pipe and 2x lumber
  • 3.5″ diameter acrylic lens
  • Up to 20 hours of runtime (using 4.0Ah battery)
  • Warranty: 3 years
  • Bare tool only
  • Price: $39.97

While we’re still waiting to hear when the line of Ryobi 18V Rotary Tools should hit the shelves of your local Home Depot and online, we expect them soon.

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