Ryobi is at it Again – New Tool Release


Just when you thought Ryobi had every tool available to the users, well think again.  They are releasing five new tools, just in time for Father’s Day.  Here are the five new tools:

  • 18V SDS Rotary Hammer
  • 18V 3-Speed Impact Driver
  • 18V 6 Port Super Charger
  • 18V EverCharge Hand Vac
  • RYOBI Drywall Repair Kit

Over time I have become a fan of Ryobi.  Not only do they have one of the biggest 18V tool line ups on the market, they also make a high quality tool.  While the tools are high quality, they don’t break the bank.  All a win, win for the home owner.


18V SDS Rotary Hammer




Price: $99

As a home owner or small contractor, having an SDS Rotary Hammer can mean the difference between making a job easy or hard.  Here is what is awesome about this tool, the price point.  While you may not be busting up concrete everyday or drilling holes, it’s nice to have that option with a battery platform you may already own.  For most rotary tools, these tend to be expensive purchases which makes it hard to justify for the home owner who lets this sit on the shelf most days of the year.  With a price point of $99, it is much easier to justify a purchase where you can use it one or two times a year.


• Battery: 18V
• Chuck: SDS-Plus
• No Load Speed: 0-1,300 PRM
• BPM: 0-5,000
• Impact Energy: 1.2 Joules
• Tool Weight: 3.65 lbs.

• SDS-Plus chuck for quick, secure, tool-free bit changes
• Three-mode selector for rotary hammer, rotational drilling and chisel only mode
• Innovative chisel adjust mode to maneuver the bit to the optimum position
• LED light increases work area visibility
• Powerful, compact design produces up to 5,000 BPM to hammer through the toughest materials
• Variable speed trigger to perform a variety of applications
• New and improved GRIPZONE overmold for optimum grip and user comfort



18V 3-Speed Impact Driver

Ryobi Impact


LAUNCH DATE: Mar/Apr 2016


Ryobi has come a long way with their tools from 10 years ago, well I guess everyone has.  However this new impact driver makes it compete with some of the big boys out there in the market, but for a heck of a lot less.  Again, this tool only runs $69 at your local Home Depot store.  Not a bad purchase to get a lighter tool with some of the same stats of the higher priced impact drivers.



• Battery: 18V
• RPM: High: 0–3,200 RPM
• Medium: 0–2,500 RPM
• Low: 0–1,700 RPM
• Torque: 1,800 in-lbs.
• Impacts Per Minute: 0–3,400 IPM
• Tool Weight: 2.75 lbs.
*No Load Speed
• 3-speed selector switch adjusts torque to power through a variety of applications, high speed: 1,800 in. lbs. medium speed: 1,100 in. lbs. low speed: 400 in. lbs.
• 3-Speed Selector Switch offers greater control over a wide range of fastening applications
0–3,200 RPM* for maximum torque
0–2,500 RPM* for controlling driving depth and fastener tension
0–1,700 RPM* for precision fastening
• Tri-beam LED provides optimum illumination and eliminates shadows on work surface
• MAGTRAY magnetic holder for convenient placement of screws and bits
• Powerful design produces up to 1,800 in. lbs. torque to handle most fastening applications
• New and improved GRIPZONE™ overmold for optimum grip and user comfort
• Belt clip mounts on either side for convenience


18V 6 Port Super Charger

Ryobi Charger


LAUNCH DATE: Apr/May 2016


Here is a new addition I am happy to see.  If you own one of the older versions, you know how handy they are to have around.  However there was always one problem with them, the size.  They would charge the same amount of batteries, but would take up a huge space on your workbench.  This new charger seems like they were able to keep the same 6 pack charger, but in a much smaller size.


• Battery: 18V Lithium-Ion or Ni-Cd
• Input: 120V, 60HZ, 85W
• USB Output: 2A Max
• Cord Length: 6 ft.
• Tool Weight: 4.05 lbs.

• Charges up to six ONE+ batteries (one at a time) in as little as 30 minutes per battery
• 2 Amp USB output for charging phones and tablets
• Indicator light shows status as batteries are charged and maintained
• Temperature LED indicates when a battery is too hot or too cold to charge
• Energy Save Mode conserves energy when not charging or maintaining batteries, protects battery cells and maximizes battery life
• Innovative charger design can mount on the wall, sit flat on a bench or stand up vertically for maximizing workspaces
• Batteries lock securely into place for easy transport



18V EverCharge Hand Vac

Ryobi P714K





I own a bunch of Ryobi tools, but having two boys, I have to say this is one of my most used tools.  Well the P713, I don’t own this one.  However the 713 which is a model before this one always did a great job.  I could use it in my truck, on my basement stairs and more.  I do see one problem with this vacuum.  I don’t see a way to attach this to my boys so it will following them wherever they go.  Only if someone could design a system like that.
Hand Vacuum
• Battery: 18V
• Filter: Pre-Filter and Replaceable Filter
• Capacity: 3.5 cups
• Tool Weight: 2.2 lbs.

• Motor creates strong vacuum suction to easily pick up a variety of dry materials.
• Unique nose shape allows user to easily vacuum in tight spaces
• Lightweight, cordless, and portable for fast clean-up
• Dual filter system captures debris for removal to provide maximum vacuum performance (available online only, model number A32VC04)
• 20% reduced sound for quieter operation*
• Vacuum canister design ensures all debris remains in dust cap during use and while being stored vertically
• Large cup capacity to accommodate larger cleaning tasks
• Mounts to wall adaptor/charger for easy access
• New and improved GRIPZONE™ overmold for optimum grip and user comfort
Compact Lithium-Ion Battery
• Compared to 18V Ni-Cad (P100)
o Up to 20% more runtime
o 45% lighter weight
o Holds charge 4X longer
• Compact size allows use in tight areas
• Compatible with all RYOBI™ 18V ONE+™ tools
P714 EVERCHARGE™ Hand Vacuum, P102 18V ONE+™ Compact Lithium-Ion Battery, P180 Wall Adaptor/Charger and Operator’s Manual


RYOBI Drywall Repair Kit

Ryobi Drywall Repair Kit


LAUNCH DATE: Apr/May 2016

RETAIL: $11.97


How cool would it be to fix your own drywall without having to call “The Guy.”  Well it looks like Ryobi solved this problem with their new drywall repair kit.

• 3-Step Process is quick and easy to complete
• Simply cover, drill, and spackle to repair drywall
• Single-use hole saw is the drywall plug
• Get the job done in less than half the time of a traditional repair
• Single thread anchors hole saw into drywall for a secure repair

INCLUDES: (1) Drive Plate, (1) Template, (1) Hole Saw, (1) Cover Plate, (1) Mandrel with Black Oxide Pilot Drill Bit, and Instruction Sheet



  1. I am not a ryobi fan but they are really trying to stay up there. I think these tools are better for home owners. I bought a cheap drill real quick, well cause I needed one and was tired of burning out drills. I did not get far with the ryobi. Of course it was back when they still had the old battery’s. But ryobi is not good for everyday contractor.

  2. That’s a sweet impact! Got some good torque to it as well. I wonder when they will bring brushless stateside though, they released some in Australia. Why no handle on their SDS though, I don’t understand that.

  3. Ryobi is hitting the mark on tool options, tools of this nature are usually thought of as for the pro contractor. With a price point such as Ryobi offers anyone can have one good job! #TIACREW

  4. I recently got a Ryobi jigsaw and Ryobi Circular Saw with Laser (fancy). They aren’t the most expensive, but I find that they do a great job and I don’t have to empty out my bank account. Looking forward to seeing the new line up. Thanks!

  5. That roto hammer has definitely piqued my interest. It would be nice to have out in the field when running a corded means dragging a cord through manure to a generator. I can afford this one, but not the XR brushless DeWalt kit that I’ve been drooling over.

  6. This is perfect for my needs! I can finally ditch the ancient 2004 corded Bosch hammer drill that’s in the trailer. I use this tool rather infrequently and I am sure this Ryobi would handle what use I would throw at it. Should do good chipping tiles up too.

  7. it is good to see the up and comers come out with innovative quality products pushes competition and lowers prices #tiacrew

  8. I really wish that instead of another hand-vac they would make a wet/dry shop-vac (preferably a hybrid one). Another thing I would love would be a framing nailer. If they made either of those tools, I would buy them as soon as I could afford to do so.

  9. I am still using the old blue ones after many years…I would like to update, but they still work Great after adding some L-ion batteries. I use them most work days and have beat the crap out of them. They keep going. No complaints. When it’s time, I Will buy more Ryobi.


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