Ryobi 18V Cordless Pole Saw Review

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Trimming tree limbs can be a real pain in the neck… literally! My old pole saw worked great for getting those high branches,  but after a short while of looking up while sawing/pruning tree limbs, my neck would really start to bother me. Plus, not to mention the muscle fatigue that accompanies sawing a 4-6″ tree branch. By the time the branch falls, I feel like leaving it wherever it landed and heading back into the house for a cold one! Thankfully though, there is a better way! It’s called the Ryobi 18V One+ Cordless Pole Saw (model #: P4361).

The Ryobi 18V Cordless Pole Saw is basically an 8 inch electric chainsaw attached to the end of a pole. Because of this saw, my days of straining my neck, while tediously sawing a branch 8 feet above my head are over! The  Ryobi 18V Cordless Pole Saw cats through limbs in a matter of seconds, not minutes.

So how does the Ryobi 18V Cordless Pole Saw hold up? First, let’s look at the specs:

  • Battery: 18V One+
  • Charge Time: 1 hour
  • Bar & Chain: 8″
  • Max Cutting Diameter: 6″
  • Length (extended): 9 1/2′
  • Length (collapsed): 6 1/2′
  • Weight: 8 lbs.

Ryobi Pole Saw Ryobi 18V Cordless Pole Saw Review Weighing in at only 8 lbs. is a great benefit. While utilizing the extended length of 9.5′, having too much weight at the end of the pole could lead to safety issues. Luckily, 8 lbs. of total weight is not hard to handle for the average person. In addition, there is shoulder strap that is mounted to the pole, so you can have even greater control and support of the saw. The shoulder strap is adjustable, and has a quick-release tab in easy reach – just incase you need to drop the saw quickly due to an emergency.

The Ryobi 18V Cordless Pole Saw requires a minimal amount of assembly, which you can watch in my video review. The extent of the assembly is really only securing the poles together and adding in the included Bar & Chain oil. Other than that, you should check the chain tension, and make sure the bar is secured by checking the tightness of the cap screw that secures it. Ryobi included a hex key for this purpose.

Ryobi 9ft pole saw Ryobi 18V Cordless Pole Saw Review I found the Ryobi 18V Cordless Pole Saw to be comfortable while using. Well, at least as comfortable as a 9 1/2′ pole saw could be… The saw has enough power to cut through limbs up to 6″ diameter, which is pretty impressive for a cordless saw if you ask me! While cutting, I recommend you make use of the cut guide, which is the textured section of the saw case where the bar & chain come out of the saw body. Keeping this section against the limb greatly increases the saw stability and control.

The overall quality of the Ryobi 18V Cordless Pole Saw is excellent. All components fit together properly and appeared to be manufactured to high standards. I didn’t discover any defects or workmanship issues with the product. In addition to that, the Ryobi 18V Cordless Pole Saw is covered under Ryobi’s 3yr Limited Warranty. That’s a generous warranty, and it lends credence to Ryobi’s confidence in their products’ quality.

The Ryobi 18V Cordless Pole Saw cut through most of my limbs in less than 30 seconds, and that’s counting all 3 cuts Ryobi recommends in their user manual. The time savings alone, make this Cordless Pole Saw a good buy. If you need to cut some limbs off you tree or perform some general pruning, don’t waste your time doing it the old fashioned way anymore. This product can be found online and in stores at your local Home Depot -Click here to view the latest online and in-store promotions at The Home Depot! Ryobi 18V Cordless Pole Saw Review

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Ryobi 2200 Starting Watt Digital Inverter Generator (RYi2200) Review

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Ryobi 2200 Starting Watt Digital Inverter Generator (RYi2200) Review

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The generous folks at Ryobi provided a unit for us to review in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts, and opinions expressed are that of our own, and are not a reflection of the company. 

Need affordable and reliable power at the jobsite, campsite, or on the go? The Ryobi 2200 Starting Watt Digital Inverter Generator (RYi2200)   is the way to go! There are so many great uses for this portable generator. Even if you don’t initially think you need one, keep on reading.

Ryobi 2200 digital inverter generator  Ryobi 2200 Starting Watt Digital Inverter Generator (RYi2200) ReviewPortable inverter generators are great to own for many reasons. The first reason is obvious – if your home loses power. Sure, a 2200 starting/1800 running watt generator will not power your entire home. However, with this wonderful device, you can power a refrigerator or a furnace. My home rarely ever loses power, so I never had a reason to buy a backup generator.

Last winter southern New England was hit with a monster of a blizzard. This storm dumped 2 feet of heavy snow, knocked down countless trees, and killed the power of thousands of homes and businesses. My home was one of them. During the roughly 24 hours (yep, 24 long hours!) the power was out, my furnace couldn’t run. Our house dropped down to 50 degrees F! We were huddled on the couch with winter jackets and hats, and could see our breath. It was horrible.

Ryobi Digital inverter generator  Ryobi 2200 Starting Watt Digital Inverter Generator (RYi2200) ReviewAlthough the  Ryobi 2200 Starting Watt Digital Inverter Generator (RYi2200) isn’t enough to power an entire home, it would have been plenty capable of powering my furnace, so we didn’t have to freeze for 24 hrs.. The same goes for summer. In the event of a power loss, the RYi2200 can easily power a refrigerator, so you can save your perishable food from spoiling.

Other more likely uses for the Ryobi 2200 Starting Watt Digital Inverter Generator (RYi2200)  is taking advantage of the portable power. This generator is great for camping or outdoor events. Maybe you’re working outdoors building a shed. With the RYi2200 you can power your table saw, router, and other corded tools without running extension cords or running back and forth to where your equipment is plugged in. In addition to that, the RYi2200 is a digital inverter generator, so it’s safe to directly power sensitive electronics with it.

The Ryobi 2200 Starting Watt Digital Inverter Generator (RYi2200)  impressed me as soon as I pulled it out of the box. It’s a really nice looking generator. In-fact you cant even tell it’s basically a gas powered engine, because it’s fully encased in Ryobi’s signature colors and stylish case. Featuring a 106cc OHC 4 Cycle engine, the RYi2200 is rated for 15 amp AC / 7.5 amp DC. The engine couldn’t be easier to start either. You simply set a switch to the “start” position, pull the recoil cord to start the engine, and set the switch to the “run” position. It’s that easy! Most other generators have a starting procedure that’s twice as long.

Ryobi Digital Inverter Gneerator Ryobi 2200 Starting Watt Digital Inverter Generator (RYi2200) ReviewIn terms of noise level, the RYi2200 is one of the quietest gasoline powered generators I’ve ever heard! You can easily talk over the generator while it’s running without having to yell at the top of your lungs. In addition to being quiet, the engine runs nice and smooth also. You don’t have to worry about the RYi2200 vibrating itself into your neighbor’s yard or down the street! In addition, by turning on auto-idle the noise level is reduced even further. This feature also helps to conserve fuel by lowering the engine RPM when possible.

The encasement of the RYi2200 has a well thought out design, and is visibly durable. There are a couple of access doors that are easily opened by unscrewing 2 screws with the supplied screwdriver. These doors give you access to the engine for checking/filling oil or and checking/changing the air filter.

Weighing in at 51 pounds, it’s light enough to lift completely off the ground by the 2 aluminum handles on either end of the body. That way it’s not backbreaking work to load and unload the RYi2200 from your car or truck. In addition, the telescoping handle makes ground mobility a breeze by allowing you to tilt the generator up and roll it on its wheels.

Last but not least, if you require more power, you can hook up 2 RYi2200’s in parallel to double your amperage and wattage capacity!  Ryobi designed the RYi2200 with this in mind, so they offer a parallel kit (sold separately), and plugs conveniently located on the generator for this very purpose.

Overall, I’m thoroughly satisfied with the features and quality of the Ryobi 2200 Starting Watt Digital Inverter Generator (RYi2200) .  This inverter generator provides clean, efficient power at a price that doesn’t break the bank. Plus, it comes with Ryobi’s awesome 3 year limited warranty!

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Ryobi 3100 PSI 2.5 GPM GAS PRESSURE WASHER Review

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Ryobi 3100 PSI  2.5 GPM GAS PRESSURE WASHER Review

Ryobi 3100 2.5 PSI Pressure washer Ryobi 3100 PSI  2.5 GPM GAS PRESSURE WASHER ReviewEvery homeowner should invest in a good quality pressure washer. When shopping for pressure washers, you should be comparing pressure ratings (PSI – Pounds per Square Inch), flow rate (GPM – Gallons Per Minute), quality, and of course price. Another consideration should be whether you want a gas or electric powered pressure washer. Gas pressure washers will cost more money, but will be able to deliver water at much higher pressure; and that’s really what you want from a pressure washer. Otherwise, your basically buying a souped up garden hose.

I’d like to introduce to you the new  3100 PSI,  2.5 GPM GAS PRESSURE WASHER from Ryobi (model #: RY80940) sold by the Homedepot.com Ryobi 3100 PSI  2.5 GPM GAS PRESSURE WASHER Review . In terms of the features I listed above, the Ryobi 3100 PSI  2.5 GPM GAS PRESSURE WASHER rates well in all categories. Plus, it’s engine is made by Honda; and as we all know; Honda makes great, long lasting gas engines.

Ryobi Pressure washer parts Ryobi 3100 PSI  2.5 GPM GAS PRESSURE WASHER ReviewI was fortunate enough to get the new Ryobi 3100 PSI  2.5 GPM GAS PRESSURE WASHER shortly after it hit store shelves in Home Depot, and boy was I impressed with it’s overall quality and performance. Before I describe by experience and conclusion however, let me share with you the specs and features of the Ryobi 3100 PSI  2.5 GPM GAS PRESSURE WASHER.

  • Engine Displacement:187 cc
  • PSI:3100
  • Flow Rate:2.5 GPM
  • Pump:Axial Cam
  • Hose Length:25′
  • Wheel Size:12″
  • Weight:65 lbs.

Now, keep in-mind that this size pressure washer is considered “medium-use”, and is meant for homeowners that need a pressure washer for cleaning the deck, driveway, walkway, car, boat, etc… Commercial pressure washers are rated at pressures over 3000PSI, but are not practical for homeowners. That being said, the Ryobi 3100 PSI  2.5 GPM GAS PRESSURE WASHER is at the top of its class in terms of power.

The pressure washer itself is designed to make storing it and using it easy. Between the handles, there is a rack that you can spool the pressure hose onto for storage and/or transportation. Plus, just in case you forget the starting procedure, there are step-by-step, pictured instructions on that rack as well. The Spray Wand Trigger Handle is also mounted to the pressure washer handle assembly, and another holder mounds to the lower half of the pressure washer handle. This allows you to hang the secure the spray wand when it’s not in use. Everything stays in place neatly for storage or downtime.

ryobi pressure washer Ryobi 3100 PSI  2.5 GPM GAS PRESSURE WASHER ReviewAs far as assembly and preparation for first use goes – All you need to do is install the hose and handle holders, that I mentioned in the previous paragraph. These mount to the handle assembly with threaded bolts and lock nuts. Following that, you need to fill the oil reservoir with the included engine oil. Yep, that’s right… INCLUDED engine oil! Sometimes it’s those little things that make your day! Once the holders are installed and the oil is filled, it’s time to hook up the hoses, and you’re good to go! It’s really that easy to get everything going.

The Ryobi 3100 PSI  2.5 GPM GAS PRESSURE WASHER is pretty light weight, considering the power it outputs. Therefore, moving it around is easy, especially with its perfectly sized wheels. The handle folds open and closed very easily, so putting it into, or pulling it out of storage isn’t a pain.

The spray wand is very well built. The only plastic on the whole spray handle/wand assembly is the handle and trigger portion. The wand screws on, and is secured by a wrench. The Spray Wand is made completely from metal, which appears to be mostly stainless steel and brass, but I can’t confirm. The spray nozzle is also all metal, and connects to the spray wand by a quick-connect fitting, so you can change it out super easily.

On the spray nozzle, you have the choice of 0, 25, or 40 degree sprays, plus, long range and short range soap applications. Overall, plenty of options for all your average jobs. Be forewarned, a 0 degree spray at 3100 PSI will remove material from most of your outdoor surfaces, so you this setting wisely!

Overall, I’m very satisfied with the quality of the Ryobi 3100 PSI  2.5 GPM GAS PRESSURE WASHER which can be purchased at the Home Depot. It has a well thought out design for storage capabilities, and ease of use. Plus, it’s powered by a Honda engine! This pressure washer is built to last. Just consider this, the Ryobi 3100 PSI  2.5 GPM GAS PRESSURE WASHER comes with a 3yr warranty! That’s the same term most car manufacturers offer! Therefore, I feel confident that if taken care of properly, I can expect to have this pressure washer for many years to come. Watch the video review below to see the Ryobi Pressure Washer in action.

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Ryobi One+ 18-Volt Lithium-Ion Hybrid Cordless & Corded String Trimmer Review & Giveaway!

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Ryobi One+ 18-Volt Lithium-Ion Hybrid Cordless & Corded String Trimmer

Review & Giveaway

One+ 18 Volt Lithium Ion Hybrid Cordless Corded String Trimmer Ryobi One+ 18 Volt Lithium Ion Hybrid Cordless & Corded String Trimmer Review & Giveaway!Nowadays, hybrid technology is the ultimate in convenience and sustainability, and is proving to be the wave of the future. When you think of hybrid, you probably think of the auto industry because of the growing demand for better fuel economy and convenience of filling up less. Well fortunately, this technology is making its way into outdoor power equipment.

Ryobi Tools has just released their new One+ 18-Volt Lithium-Ion Hybrid Cordless & Corded String Trimmer. This trimmer can be powered by either the included 18V Lithium One+ battery, which is interchangeable with over 50 other One+ tools, or it can be fed by electricity from an extension cord connected to a 120V outlet. What this means is, you have yourself unlimited run time if you’re close enough to an outlet, or unlimited mobility with the 18V Lithium battery. You choose!

This feature is really innovative on Ryobi’s part, because I’m sure we’ve all either ran out of cord with our corded trimmer, or ran out of battery power with our cordless trimmer while trimming. With the new One+ 18-Volt Lithium-Ion Hybrid Cordless & Corded String Trimmer, you’re covered.

A few features really stand out on the One+ 18-Volt Lithium-Ion Hybrid Cordless & Corded String Trimmer:

  • It’s a trimmer and edger in one tool. On the shaft, there’s a sleeve that you retract, which allows the bottom half of the shaft to rotate 180 degrees. This switches the axis and angle of the tool to serve as either a trimmer or an edger.
  • It has a telescoping shaft, so you can adjust the length of the trimmer based on your overall height and comfort.
  • Powered by Ryobi One+ battery technology, so it works with your other Ryobi One+ tools.
  • The trimming line automatically feeds out of the spindle head.
  • It comes with a 3 year warranty!

Now what’s a great concept without a good quality tool, right? I gave the Ryobi 18V Hybrid String Trimmer a good examination and of course tested its performance, both plugged in and cordless. Here’s what I found:

  • The trimmer is really light weight regardless of being plugged in or using battery power.
  • There is sufficient power using both modes. I trimmed through some tough weeds and crab grass without noticing any power loss.
  • The handles are really comfortable to hold. Plus, the lower handle adjusts on 2 different axis.
  • It’s really easy to switch between trimming and edging. You just pull back on a collar around the shaft and rotate it 180 degrees.
  • I no longer have any excuses to not finish trimming, because this thing can never run out of power! Thanks Ryobi…

Ryobi Hybrid String Trimmer Ryobi One+ 18 Volt Lithium Ion Hybrid Cordless & Corded String Trimmer Review & Giveaway!Based on my experience and inspection of the Ryobi One+ 18-Volt Lithium-Ion Hybrid Cordless & Corded String Trimmer, it appears to be crafted very well. I mean, it has a 3 year warranty, so Ryobi is confident in its quality! I honestly can say that I agree. The trimmer is light, but sturdy!

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Ryobi 18V One+ Cordless String Trimmer/Edger Review

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Ryobi 18V One+ Cordless String Trimmer/Edger Review

Ryobi 18V One+ Cordless String Trimmer Edger1 Ryobi 18V One+ Cordless String Trimmer/Edger Review Cordless trimmers are gaining popularity in the homeowner market because of their convenience, ease of use, and lower cost to own. In addition, their environmentally friendly! Early models were pretty weak however, lacking power and battery life. Thankfully, times are changing, and Ryobi has a real gem of a trimmer on the market, which serves as both a trimmer and edger. The Ryobi 18V 12″ Cordless String Trimmer/Edger. The Ryobi 18V 12″ Cordless String Trimmer/Edger’s battery works with… you guessed it; all other Ryobi One+ tools!

I used my new Ryobi 18V 12″ Cordless String Trimmer/Edger for the first time this weekend. The grass and weeds are finally growing steadily here in southern New England, so I was able to put the new Ryobi 18V 12″ Cordless String Trimmer/Edger to the test. I had some pretty significantly long grass and weeds around the edges of my yard, and the Ryobi 18V 12″ Cordless String Trimmer/Edger cut through them like a champ!

A few features really stand out on the Ryobi 18V 12″ Cordless String Trimmer/Edger:

  • It’s a trimmer and edger in one tool. On the shaft, there’s a sleeve that you retract, which allows the bottom half of the shaft to rotate 180 degrees. This switches the axis and angle of the tool to serve as either a trimmer or an edger.
  • The Ryobi 18V 12″ Cordless String Trimmer/Edger has a telescoping shaft, so you can adjust the length of the trimmer based on your overall height and comfort.
  • The trimmer head pivots and locks into your choice of 3 places, based on your comfort zone.
  • There’s a fold-out edging guide to help you maintain height when edging.
  • Powered by Ryobi One+ battery technology, so it works with your other Ryobi One+ tools.
  • The trimmer/edger is super lightweight and comfortable to hold.
  • The trimming line automatically feeds out of the spindle head, so no bumping and/or swearing out-loud!

Ryobi 18v trimmer Ryobi 18V One+ Cordless String Trimmer/Edger ReviewOverall, the Ryobi 18V 12″ Cordless String Trimmer/Edger is just a super convenient and well designed tool. If you are a homeowner looking for a new trimmer or edger this season, I highly recommend checking out the Ryobi 18V 12″ Cordless String Trimmer/Edger. The Ryobi 18V 12″ Cordless String Trimmer/Edger can be purchased at your local Home Depot, or homedepot.com.

Check our  Ryobi 18V 12″ Cordless String Trimmer/Edger video review above to get an up-close and personal look at the trimmer in action.

Stay tuned because next week we will be reviewing the Ryobi Hybrid String Trimmer, and giving one away to one lucky reader!!

Ryobi One+ 18V JobPlus™ Review

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Recently, I was fortunate enough to review the Ryobi 18V JobPlus™ with Multi-Tool Attachment (model # P340). The Ryobi JOBPLUS just may be the most versatile tool on the market. Right out of the box you can already begin to cut wood, soft metals, and plastic. an added bonus is a sanding pad with 5 pieces of sandpaper. But here’s the kicker… the JOBPLUS is fully compatible with all RIDGID JobMax™ attachment heads, and Ryobi includes a universal Multi-tool adapter, so you can use the JOBPLUS with all the other popular brand Multi-tool attachments! Therefore, you can turn this bad boy into a Multi-tool (which provides a vast array of versatility already!), Ratchet, Right Angle drill/driver, Right Angle Impact Driver, Jig Saw, and Auto-Hammer! This is truly the most innovative, and versatile tool I’ve ever used.

The bright neon color of the One+ product line is very eye-catching, and modern. The JOBPLUS is lightweight and well-balanced, especially when used with the compact Lithium Ion battery pack (model# P106). Unlike some other oscillating tools I’ve used in the past, the JOBPLUS didn’t transfer too much vibration to my hand when working. Therefore, my hand didn’t become numb after 2 minutes of cutting, or sanding.

The 18V JOBPLUS is variable speed, but it’s controlled by holding the trigger down at various pressures, so you can’t really dial in on a desired speed, and easily remain there. You wouldn’t use this tool for precision work anyway, so it’s not a big deal.

Ryobi strategically placed an LED work light that illuminates the work area when the trigger is activated. I found this to be a great feature while working in my workshop, which is located in my dimly lit cellar.

Another bonus Ryobi threw in was a magnetic tray located just below the handle. This tray comes in handy for holding onto small nuts, screws, or washers while you’re on a ladder or holding up a 2×6 with your other hand.

Things I liked:

  • Up to 20,000 oscillations-per-minute
  • Sleek look and feel
  • Well balanced design
  • LED Work Light
  • One+ battery chemistry
  • Affordable

Overall, the Ryobi P340 One+ 18V JobPlus™ with Multi-Tool Attachment is a great tool for homeowners. It’s affordable, sleek, powerful, and well made, which makes it a must have addition for any weekend warrior’s toolbox. I highly recommend this tool to anyone looking for a cordless Multi-tool with great power, and endless versatility.

SPECIFICATIONS:         

  • Battery: 18V
  • Speed: 0-20,000 OPM (no load)
  • Weight: 2.15lbs

                                         

FEATUES:                       

  • Compact tool head fits into tight spaces
  • LED light brightens work area
  • Multiple position tool head adds handling versatility
  • Balanced design and ergonomic grip reduce user fatigue
  • Variable speed trigger allows precise speed adjustment
  • New and improved GripZone™ overmold for maximum user comfort
  • MagTray™ magnetic holder for convenient placement of screws and bits

 

INCLUDES:

P246 JobPlus™ Base, P570 Multi-Tool Head, Wood/Metal Cutting Blade, Segment Saw Blade, Sanding Pad, 5 Pieces Sandpaper, Allen Wrench, Universal Multi-Tool Accessory Adaptor & Operator’s Manuals. [Batteries and Chargers Sold Separately]

WARRANTY:                    Ryobi 3 Year Warranty

 

LAUNCH DATE:               August 2011  

 

SUGGESTED RETAIL:    $69, exclusively sold at The Home Depot

Check out our review on the Ryobi 18V Impact Driver Review another great tool from Ryobi Brand!

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