Like Tree0Likes

OT: Opinions on Ryobi Power Tools

Reply
Old 10-30-2002, 10:16 AM
  #1
Forum Regulator
VIP Member
Thread Starter
Trade Score: (1)
 
Sydwayz's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Worldwide
My Boats: 17' Speedliner Cat & O.P.B.
Posts: 21,920
Default OT: Opinions on Ryobi Power Tools

Home Depot has the "6 Pack" combo kit 18V Cordless set on sale here in my area for $399. This looks like a steel of a deal:

Drill
Sawzall
Freehand Circular Saw
Mounted Miter Box Circular Saw (on case)
Flashlight
Punch Saw
All in an all encompassing rolling store case (plastic); including a 1 hour charger, and three batteries.

I have looked at the Milwalkee and Dewalt kits, and they are not as inclusive or attractively priced as these.

What do you all think of this set of tools? I have used just about everything EXCEPT Ryobi in the past, and I want to know others' experiences.

Ryobi Kit

Last edited by Sydwayz; 10-30-2002 at 10:48 AM.
Sydwayz is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2002, 10:35 AM
  #2
Member #154
Platinum Member
 
Indy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: SW CT & Long Island Sound
My Boats: Missing my PowerPlay
Posts: 6,756
Default

I remodeled for 10 years and have been through them all. Ryobi is fine for average homeowner use, but it won't stand up to the rigors of daily construction. If you use them less than a contractor would, go ahead and buy them, they'll be fine. You get what you pay for in tools, the others are more expensive but have rugged reliability in their favor. I also found the more expensive tools were more precise, but the average homeowner wouldn't be able to discriminate the tolerances.
Indy is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2002, 10:38 AM
  #3
Registered
 
JUSTONCE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: tropical Cleveland OH
My Boats: boatless
Posts: 3,284
Default

Brian: I think dewalt makes the best but I have some ryobi "alittle more affordable" and I love them. good tool with a good warranty, but ive never needed a warranty. actually they had a sale at a home depot in town here and i bought a 14.4 volt Ryobi drill with 2 batts. and charger for $79.00. its a great drill. as a means of saws though you may want to buy something alittle tougher
JUSTONCE is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
scarab kv
Great Lakes and Canada
0
08-11-2008 04:23 PM
Strip Poker 388
General Boating Discussion
1
10-16-2003 02:53 AM
dockrocker
General Boating Discussion
1
10-07-2003 02:09 PM



Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:31 AM.


Copyright 2011 OffShoreOnly. All rights reserved.