Ryobi ONE+ 18-Volt Lithium-Ion ULTIMATE Combo Kit – P884

This isn’t our first rodeo with Ryobi power tools.  Ryobi is a brand I think is overlooked for a number of reasons.  First Ryobi has a boat load of tools in their 18V line up.  So pretty much any tool you will need, Ryobi has it.  Second it Home Depot.  Just about every town has a Home Depot and they are a staple to these stores.  So if you need to add to your line or have a problem and need to return the tool, no problem, a Home Depot is right around the corner.  The third items is quality to value.  I know some people really like the Dewalt or Bosch name, but lets face it.  Not everyone has the cash for those tools.  For the value of these tools, you get a lot of quality.  Now I am not saying they will compete against Bosch, but Ryobi will hold its own.  In fact I know a lot of small contractors who have Ryobi in their truck or van.

Take a look at this kit.  For $300 you can own all these tools.  Come on, who can complain about that.  You get all the major tools in one kit.  Sure the light is aweful and maybe these tools don’t have all the latest and greatest technology, but they will perform and get the job done.  All in all the tools have great balance and seem well made.

 

What We Like

  • Lots of tool in one kit
  • Great Value
  • High quality for the price
  • Amount of tools in their 18V line up

What We Don’t Like

  •  Wish the light was an LED light

Specifications

 

Drill/Driver

  • Battery: 18V
  • Speed: 0-440 / 0-1,600 RPM (No Load Speed)
  • Chuck: ½” Heavy Duty
  • Clutch: 24 Positions
  • Weight: 2.7 lbs.

Impact Driver

  • Battery: 18V
  • Torque: 1,600 in/lbs.
  • Speed: 0-3,200 RPM (No Load Speed)
  • Chuck: ¼ in. Coupler
  • Tool Weight: 2.65 lbs.

Circular Saw

  • Battery: 18V
  • Blade Size: 5-1/2 in.
  • Arbor Size: 10mm
  • Speed: 4,700 RPM (No Load Speed)
  • Depth of Cut: @0? 1-9/16”, @45? 1-1/8”
  • Tool Weight: 4.7 lbs.

Reciprocating Saw

  • Battery: 18V
  • Blade Stroke: 7/8 in.
  • Speed: 0-3,100 SPM (No Load Speed)
  • Tool Weight: 4.1 lbs.

JobPlus™ Base with Multi-tool Attachment

  • Battery: 18V
  • Speed: 20,000 OPM (No Load Speed)
  • Tool Weight: 2.15 lbs.
  • Work Light
  • Battery: 18V
  • Tool Weight: 0.7 lbs.

18V Dual Chemistry Charger

  • Battery: 18V
  • Battery Type: Lithium-ion or Ni-Cd
  • Input: 120V, 60 Hz, 85w
  • Output: 18 V DC

 

 

14 COMMENTS

  1. me to..so spoiled to led ..never go back to old type bulb lights.look so dim .nice review on
    Ryobi cordless.good value for the money spent.homedepot seems have decent tools,
    sold my 12 gallon craftsman shop vac..purchased ridgid shop vac .installed gore clean
    stream filter and muffler diffuser . life time warranty .all my craftsman attachments fit .
    favorite vac now.

  2. Don’t get me wrong some Ryobi products are great while others can be used as paper weight. There 18v (Nicad) drill driver was great, the 18v circular was horrible. But we can’t complain about the price. There battery system is okay also wouldn’t say for every day all day use – more like a couple of hours a day will work. Can’t wait to see what there new Lit. platform does.

  3. I’ve been using ryobi ever since the lithium batteries came out, and I can’t recommend them enough. The only thing I’d say against that kit is that you’ll need to buy one of the bigger batteries if you’re going to do some serious work. The compact ones will do you fine for the drill and light but the other tools will run them down in no time flat.

  4. It ‘s working Dan, I’m thinking I have to check out Jimmy John’s !

    A few years back, before I’d started acquiring all my DeWalt tools, I’d have been happy with a collection like this, for general Home / DIY jobs. Looks like good value for money, just don’t think they’d last on a Daily / Heavy Use basis.
    After a few years using (provided) DeWalt tools working for a major Satellite TV company as an installer, I’ve been spoiled and become accustomed to more heavy duty tools, DeWalt in particular.
    I no longer do that, but DeWalt made an impression, they took a beating all day, everyday in all weather and survived ! So these days I don’t mind spending the money for a “Premium” tool that I KNOW will do a great job, and will last me for many years.
    But if I had a friend or relative that were new homeowners say, then I think a set like this Ryobi would make a great housewarming gift. They’d have pretty much every power tool they’d need to get them started.
    Like you, I don’t like lending out my tools – I think I’d BUY someone a set like this before I’d lend out my DeWalt’s lol

  5. Ryobi?!? What?? Huh??? Did someone say Ryobi?? I know I heard it, somebody said Ryobi. Did anybody else here it??? Someone said Ryobi, I know it, I know I heard it!! I heard it, I really really did!!

    Okay guys, now that you did the unboxing, how about spending some quality time with the tools, give a review of them based on experience and not personal opinion. I’d like to see you use the tools for a while, put them through whatever stuff you put other tools through, see how they hold up. At least after that you’d be able to give better comparisons between Ryobi and other brands.

    The flashlight though…put it back in the box, tape the box up, and toss it in the nearest river. Incandescent bulbs in flashlights suck, no matter who makes them, Even incandescent bulbs in Maglites suck, that’s why they make LED replacements, so you can get rid of those useless incandescents. And no, the Maglite LED bulbs won’t fit the Ryobi flashlights, I tried.

    • I am a professional residential solar installer. I bought this kit for cheap, lightweight stuff on the roof. I’ve been using them for about a year now. Love them. The compacts last longer in the sun and heat then our Dewalt stuff. They have fallen off roofs and still work. Cant beat it for the price. And almost the same torque as our Dewalt impacts as well.

  6. I have given 4 of these kits to friends as gifts and have 1 for myself. Dan you are correct the
    lite is a total joke. I used the recoup saw the other day to cut up a metal gazebo that the
    wind blew down. Works pretty good. Have used Ryobi for years. Like them. Have the stapler but have not used it yet, thought I bought the nail gun but glad I got the stapler instead. Must have gotten a bad fan the one I had sucked big time wouldn’t even run more
    than an hour on low speed. Am getting ready to move to Sioux Falls, South Dakota on
    June 2nd time to get the hell out of California been here 42 years time to go back home
    where I was born. Going to help out my twin sister who had a stroke and needs some
    help getting around. Be like the blind leading the blind but we both can laugh at ourselves.
    Bill

  7. I started out with Ryobi power tools and they were pretty good for most things I was doing at the time around the house. Like a previous commenter mentioned the circular saw needs the most help I think with the new 4.0Ah lithium packs the could release a better updated model. The rest of the tools are great, and you have unique tools like the airstike nailers where you can’t get a cordless nailer from any other brand near that price. The two Ryobi tools that get the most use by me still after upgrade to Milwaukee would be The cordless canister wet-dry vacuum, and the outdoor lawn tools. As tools for a home owner I would recommend Ryobi first just because they have so many tools you can choose from

  8. This kit just dropped to $259 so I grabbed one. The drill and drive are much better then the drill/driver combo for $99 to $149. Smaller and have lights built in. Also this has the plus batteries over the regular.

    Does anyone know if there’s an led bulb replacement for the flashlight.

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