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Top 10 Must-Have RYOBI Tools


One of the most common questions we get asked is, “What are your top must-have tools for DIY?” So we asked our friend, Monica Chavez of House of Esperanza  for her recommendations. Check it out!

1. 18V ONE+™ HP Compact Brushless 2-Tool Kit

This 2-tool kit is perfect to start with. Both RYOBI’s drill/driver and impact driver are brushless, compact, and light in weight, making them ideal for tight spots and overhead applications—even one-handed use! (Such a welcome change.) We used both tools to build the pegboard houses for the interior of our under the stairs play space. Learn More.

2. 18V ONE+™ 5” Random Orbit Sander

With 10,000 orbits per minute, the random orbit action on this sander means swirl-free sanding on your surfaces. It’s got dust collection, an ergonomic grip, and up to 40 mins. of continuous sanding when used with the high-capacity battery. Whether it’s sanding old furniture, or prepping wood materials for their first use, this sander will prove to be a workhorse in your tool arsenal. Learn More.

3. 18V ONE+™ 3 Gal. Project Wet/Dry Vac

The 3 gallon size on this vacuum is great for average tasks. The cordless feature means it’s portable. It’s also compact, lightweight, and powerful. Not only does it suck up debris, but it also works as a blower. There’s even a place onboard to store all of the accessories. (Yea, no more digging for parts in a drawer!) I usually take it room to room during projects, or cleaning up after kids and pets in the car. Learn More.

4. 18V ONE+™ Brushless Jig Saw

The brushless motor allows for faster cutting and more power. Comes complete with an LED work light and sight line blower, making precise cuts easier than before. The jig saw’s variable speed control lets you make precise cuts on a variety of materials. Why the base even adjusts from 0-45 degrees right or left for bevel cuts. Seriously, what’s not to love? Learn More.

5. 18V ONE+™ AirStrike™ 18Ga Brad Nailer

What can’t this brad nailer do? RYOBI’s AirStrike™ technology eliminates the need for a noisy compressor. The nailer uses nails as short as 5/8” to as long as 2” and can be used for a variety of applications, from interior trim work to assembling craft projects. I’ve used it for just about everything! My latest project was installing our hallway board and batten. Love you, Brad! Learn More.

6. 18V ONE+™ High Pressure Power Inflator

This inflator has a digital gauge that’s easy to read. We use it for filling small inflatables, especially during the summer with the kids pool and toys. It’s also handy for car tires, and even wheel barrel wheels, whenever they’re low on air. The tool includes nozzle accessories, which are stored on the tool itself. It’s an inexpensive addition that we’ve come to rely on year round! Learn More.

7. 18V ONE+™ Brushess 7-1/4” Circular Saw

The very first saw I recommend is this RYOBI circular saw. This particular one is brushless. (Remember, that means more power and longer runtime.) The full size blade allows for increased cut capacity when cutting wood. This versatile tool not only cuts down large pieces of material, but it also does the fancy work with the ability to bevel cut up to 56 degrees. Nice. Learn More.

8. 4V Lithium Screwdriver

Who knew there was such a thing as an electric screwdriver? Well, now you do. This screwdriver is made for light-duty drilling, in places where a regular drill would apply too much torque. Let me tell you, I love it. It’s great for all those tedious tasks that require repetitive hand turning like door hinges, cabinet hardware, outlet, and switch plates. This right here saves my hands and wrists! (Not to mention time.) Includes a flat and Phillips head bit, and an internal battery. Yea, cordless! Learn More.

9. 12” Sliding Compound Miter Saw with LED

This sliding miter saw with a 15 amp motor is meant for heavy-duty projects. It’s got the power to make difficult cuts and make it through larger material with ease. The 12” blade and sliding arm allows for cross cuts of material just over 13”. One of the things I like most about this saw is that instead of a laser cutline, it’s got an LED cutline that never needs to be adjusted—plus it’s super accurate! Learn More.

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10. 18V ONE+™ Multi-Tool

This versatile tool is very beginner friendly and works by oscillating, essentially moving an attachment at a high speed, with minimal vibration. The interchangeable attachments can cut, sand, or even grind away material. It’s also got a variable speed dial to adjust, depending on the material you’re using. Whether it’s wood, metal, drywall, cement, mortar, or plastic this multi-tool can handle it all! Learn More.

Check out our other gift guides to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list!

posted on November 22, 2020

by Gift Guides 2020

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