Ryobi is heading down the dual-battery system road with the Ryobi 18V One+ 10-inch Miter Saw. This latest addition to the One+ lineup makes use of a series connection to create a 36V tool using two 18V batteries. The benefit is that you’ll unlock more powerful tools without having to leave the immensely popular Ryobi 18V line to do it.
There’s also a brushless motor – something I don’t think you want to forgo on a cordless tool this size. This is a dual bevel sliding miter saw, so expect all the benefits of a flagship type of saw for the brand. Cutting capacity at 90 degrees works out to a 2 x 12 or 4 x 6 when it comes to dimensional lumber. With extended capacity batteries on their way, this has the potential to make a major difference for Ryobi owners on larger projects where it’s either inconvenient or impossible to get AC power.
The dual-battery system isn’t a new concept. Makita has been using it for years, though other brands have looked in other directions for more power. Bosch still operates with a separate 36V platform, DeWalt famously moved up to 60V Max FlexVolt. Only Milwaukee is really staying on a single battery, 18V platform for now. The question is how much longer they can stay there.
The fact that the Ryobi 18V One+ 10-Inch Miter Saw is moving to two batteries begs the question as to whether Ridgid will do the same. The short answer is that we expect them to. The Australian brand of Ridgid – AEG – released a dual-battery miter saw late last year, so it’s likely only a matter of time before Ridgid’s appears at The Home Depot.
But this is about Ryobi
Yes, the Ryobi 18V One+ 10-Inch Miter Saw is a big step forward for the brand known for straddling the line between DIY and entry-level Pro. And that’s the big question that remains – is this a DIY tool or Pro tool?
We’ll have to get our hands on it to know for sure. Now that Ryobi has the technology in place to make use of two batteries, what’s next?
There’s room for a 7-1/4-inch circular saw, rotary hammers, maybe even a table saw. Time will tell, but I think we can safely say that Ryobi is making a statement that they’re far from done developing more powerful tools on their 18V One+ line.
Ryobi 18V One+ 10-Inch Miter Saw Specifications
- No Load Speed: 4,000 RPM
- Dust Port: 1-1/4 in.
- Blade Arbor: 5/8 in.
- Blade Diameter: 10 in.
- Cutting Capacities:
- Baseboard Against Fence: 3-5/8 in.
- Crown Molding Nested (45/45): 5-1/4 in.
- Crown Molding Nested (52/38): 4-5/8 in.
- Baseboard Laying Flat: 12 in.
- 90° CrossCut (nominal): 2 in. x 12 in. or 4 in. x 6 in.
- 45° Miter Cut (nominal): 2 in. x 8 in.
- Weight: 34 lbs.
- Batteries: (2) 18V Batteries Required
- Includes: P3650 Miter Saw, 10 in. Carbide-Tipped Blade, Work Clamp, Blade Wrench and Operator’s Manual
- Warranty: 3 years
- Price: $299
- Available: June 2017
Ryobi 18V One+ 10-Inch Miter Saw Manufacturer’s Key Features:
- Uses 2 ONE+ 18-Volt batteries (not included) for 2X the power – 36-Volt Max Power
- Compatible with all ONE+ 18-Volt batteries
- Over 800 cuts per charge with RYOBI P194 batteries
- For max performance, use high capacity RYOBI batteries
- Brushless motor provides longer runtime and longer life
- Sliding head provides maximum capacity for up to 12 in. cross cut
- Dual Bevel design allows the user to move the saw, not the material, for faster and more accurate cuts
- Extended Miter Ranges from 45° left to 50° right to accommodate a wide variety of cuts
- Cuts 2x materials at 45° right and left bevels
- Miter detent override provides quick-action lever bypass with one simple motion
- 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 cast-in miter scale for accurate table alignment
- Adjustable EXACTLINE™ laser alignment system accurately aligns cutline with blade
- Spindle lock for easy, single wrench blade changes
- Electric brake stops the blade in seconds