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Hey, I have some top shelf corded tools, but I need a good set of cordless tools to replace my B+D matrix toolkit, and I saw how inexpensive the ryobi 18v line was. I was very impressed with the price, but was also skeptical because cordless tools weren't very good until a few years ago. Are they worth it, or should I hold out for high end ones?

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It all depends on what you want to spend and what your doing with your tools. This is a forum of self proclaimed tool nuts me being one of them. I would love to say go out and buy a Milwaukee M18 fuel kit, but if your not using tools daily you don't probably need to jump that far in money wise. If your a DIY guy the Ryobi tools are nice, and the depth of the tool line is nice as well. I even have some Ryobi tools still They work good for what I need them for. The other nice thing if if you want additional batteries they run the $99 2 pack of 4.0ah batteries all the time which is a crazy deal.

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Yeah I'm mostly Milwaukee tools now that I've been using them a lot rehabbing a house but I've had Ryobi and still use them for certain things. Their impacts are quite good for the price and the drills are very good but probably a little anemic for doing lots of hole saw cuts but other than that I think they are unbeatable for the price. The One+ lineup's breath is really amazing too. You have drills, impacts, sanders, buffers, saws, grinders, nailers, blowers, trimmers, weedwackers and on and on... As DR99 points out too the battery situation is pretty cheap on Ryobi with 4.0's going for $50 a pop when you can get a twofer $99.

Even though I went off the Ryobi reservation to Milwaukee's camp I ended up getting an Air Strike brad nailer when the price dropped. Just over $100 for a brad nailer that can go all day shooting brads on one battery is something I don't think anyone else is even close to competing with. That and the thing just works great. I must have put 1k nails through it ranging from 1" to "2 trimming out casements and not a single misfire and no compressor. If they painted it red and slapped a Milwaukee lightning bolt on the side, the two have the same parent company, they would have charged $250 for it and people would still sing its praises ;)

If Ryobi has the tools you need/want I say go for it. Are they the absolute best tools out there? Probably not, except maybe their LED work light and nailers IMHO, but they make quality tools at a great price point.

Case in point: I'm just a hack but I cut most of the trim on an old Ryobi saw for convenience and nailed it all up with the Airstrike. It was just a hole in the wall when I started with bare studs exposed. Remember, only a poor workman blames his tools ;)

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I think some people can't get over the stigma of the Ryobi name regardless of the quality. There is no need to break the bank if Ryobi will do everything you need it to right now.

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Ryobi is a great brand. I have a buddy that's a general contractor and all of his cordless tools are Ryobi. My Dad is retired and still does custom cabinetry and general contracting way on the side and most of his tools are Ryobi. Personally I own one Ryobi and it is the Airstrike Brad nail gun. Awesome nail gun. I absolutely love it. I've also got a Ryobi saw stand that's not to shabby either.

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I have a good amount of Ryobi stuff and so far none of the tools have been disappointing. I've been using their hybrid fan a ton lately because I've been doing a lot of work in data closets and that thing is worth its weight in gold. I also have the airstrike brad nailer which is one of my favorite tools to use, the thing just works without any hiccups. It's a cool line too because it allows you to get a cheaper version of a bunch of different tools that you might only use once in a blue moon. Now with that being said I still use Dewalt for things I use very often such as my impact and drill so I don't know how a Ryobi tool would hold up with that kind of usage.

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I think Ryobi is great. They have a ton of tools on their battery platform. If I just did diy type stuff, it would be my first choice. But I do have some friends in the solar industry that use Ryobi. I've always said that people have done great things with far less

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The one brand if you can afford it is Ridgid. The tools are a little better plus if you register you get the lifetime service agreement, so as long as you follow the rules your tools and batteries are covered for life. I know at 13 that might be hard to do financially though at the moment.

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I'd love to try one out but.....I'm all drilled out. Now that I've got the new Bosch I have more than enough to conquer any and I mean ANY project. I do like that new Ryobi drill they came out with with the shoe LED light at the base. Looks li,e a vast improvement over the last model and the magnetic base is a cool idea.

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I haven't ever had a ryobi tool, but I have to say one thing that constantly impresses me is the fact that to this day their batteries are backwards compatible with all their old tools. Any company that doesn't make you throw away your old tools to upgrade to newer batteries or additional tools is a pretty good company in my opinion

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I haven't ever had a ryobi tool, but I have to say one thing that constantly impresses me is the fact that to this day their batteries are backwards compatible with all their old tools. Any company that doesn't make you throw away your old tools to upgrade to newer batteries or additional tools is a pretty good company in my opinion

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Not only that but they have promised to keep it that way. Really good way of doing things!
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When I go to HD I never overlook the Ryobi section.

I have said it on here before. I bought a Ryobi angle grinder for a five minute job, that's all I needed it to do. It has been a staple on my truck for Years! I have seen other guys with dewalt, Metabo, burn out over the years and the Ryobi keeps ticking.

I recently retired the Ryobi to the garage. It started to sound it's age and cannot afford a breakdown on site. But for the money I paid and the years of service I would have bought a pallet of them.

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