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New Ryobi Tools: Spring 2016 Update

Ryobi 18V 6-port Supercharger Battery Charger

18V Super Charger and One+ 18V Products Highlight New Ryobi Tools

Only a couple times a year do we get to see the new Ryobi Tools come out. The company prefers to send out the information in groups rather than one at a time like other brands. The benefit to us is that it’s like a kid in the toy aisle during Christmas time. There’s always so much to see! This spring, the Ryobi One+ 18V family gains a few more members along with the introduction of a Drywall Repair Kit.


Ryobi One+ 18V SDS Rotary Hammer

A hammer drill simply can’t handle many concrete and masonry drilling tasks effectively. You need to step up to a rotary hammer if you’re working in those materials with any real frequency. Ryobi designed the new One+ 18V Rotary Hammer to improve both the power and compactness over the previous generation. 3 modes include rotary hammer, rotational drilling, and chisel only.

The rotary hammer comes equipped to handle SDS-Plus bits for easy, tool-free swaps. A chisel adjust mode maneuvers the bit to the best position while the integrated LED light helps illuminate darker work spaces.

Ryobi One+ 18V SDS Rotary Hammer Specifications

New Ryobi Tools - Ryobi 18V Rotary Hammer

  • Model: P222
  • Power Source: Ryobi One+ 18V Battery
  • Chuck: SDS-Plus
  • No load Speed: 0 – 1300 RPM
  • Hammer Rate: 0 – 5000 BPM
  • Impact Energy: 1.2 Joules
  • Tool Weight: 3.65 pounds
  • Warranty: 3 years
  • Price: $99
  • Available: April 2016

Ryobi One+ 18V 3-Speed Impact Driver

Ryobi P237 18V Impact Driver

We were a bit ahead of the game and were able to sneak the new Ryobi P237 3-Speed Impact Driver into our 18V Impact Driver Roundup. It performed well for its class and is a good value like we expect. We really like the Tri-Beam LEDs that surround the collet for more effective illumination of dark spaces.

Three speed modes and maximum torque of 1800 inch pounds highlight the tool’s features. You’ll find that this model will handle all of your light and medium duty fastening applications.

Ryobi One+ 18V 3-Speed Impact Driver Specifications

 

  • Model: P237
  • Power Source: Ryobi One+ 18V Battery
  • No Load Speed: 0 – 1700/2500/3200 RPM
  • Max Torque: 1800 inch pounds
  • Impact Rate: 0 – 3400 IPM
  • Tool Weight: 2.75 pounds
  • Warranty: 3 years
  • Price: $69
  • Available: March/April 2016

Ryobi One+ 18V EverCharge Hand Vac

New Ryobi Tools - Ryobi 18V EverCharge Hand vac

There’s a lot to love about Ryobi’s new EverCharge Hand Vac. The unit can be charged with the battery installed, so clean up starts without delay. The exposed battery is changed just like every other One+ 18V tool from Ryobi. If you’re not getting enough run time, simply swap it out with a 4.0 amp hour. If you finally reach the end of the battery’s lifespan, any Ryobi 18V battery will work in it.

Despite the design that looks like the old dust busters, this vacuum packs a lot more suction power than they did. We got our hands on an early sample of this one and it gets a lot of use around the house and the workbench.

Ryobi One+ 18V EverCharge Hand Vac

  • Model: P714
  • Power Source: Ryobi One+ 18V Battery
  • Filter System: Pre-filter and replaceable filter
  • Capacity: 3.5 cups
  • Tool Weight: 2.2 pounds
  • Warranty: 3 years
  • Price: $69
  • Available: Now

Ryobi One+ 18V 6 Port Super Charger

Ryobi 18V 6-port Supercharger Battery Charger

We caught a glimpse of the new Ryobi SuperCharger just yesterday. This will charge up to 6 batteries one at a time. Compact batteries charge in just 30 minutes, and the larger capacities go up from there.

Ryobi is also on board with the smart jobsite and included a 2 amp USB charger for your portable devices. Thankfully, they also made sure that the charger is wall mountable (a source of contention for us with some chargers) in addition to flat or vertical standing positions.

Ryobi One+ 18V 6 Port Super Charger

  • Model: P135
  • Compatible Batteries: Ryobi 18V Li-ion or Ni-cad
  • Other Charging Outlets: 2.0 amp USB
  • Power Source: 120V AC
  • Cord Length: 6 feet
  • Tool Weight: 4.05 pounds
  • Battery Capacity: 6
  • Warranty: 3 years
  • Price: $79
  • Available: April/May 2016

Ryobi Drywall Repair Kit

New Ryobi Tools - Ryobi Drywall repair Kit

Finish off this group of new Ryobi tools is the new Drywall Repair kit. It allows you to repair drywall in a 4″ diameter circle. I can think of a half dozen times right off the bat when my brother and I would have gotten away with things we shouldn’t have been doing in the house if we’d had this to turn to. At $11.97 for the starter kit and $8.97 for three replacements, it would have been a lot less expensive, too.

It’s a three step process to repair the damage. First, cover the hole with the included template, making sure the adhesive is firmly pressed in place. Use the hole saw (mandrel included in kit as well) to drill over the template and flush to the drywall. Finish it off by spackling over the hole saw which now serves as your patch. Sand and paint to leave no evidence of what took place while your wife was away.

Ryobi Drywall Repair Kit Specifications

  • Model: A10DK41
  • Price: $11.97
  • Available: April/May 2016

Replacement Plugs

  • Model: A10DK42
  • Quantity: 3
  • Price: $8.97
  • Available: April/May 2016

Be sure to hit your local Home Depot for all your new Ryobi tools!


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Electrical IDEA

What a striking post!

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The new charger is still charging one battery at a time.

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