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Old 11-11-05, 08:24 AM
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Ryobi One+

( I am from Hong Kong, no experience but interested)

what do you think of Ryobi One Plus system,

it seems very convenient,
just 18 volt cordless power tools, batteries, and chargers
all are individual for own combination, can save $ of buying batteries.

Do you think it is really convenient?

whole combo have 10 cordless power tools,
it is enough?

just give some suggestion or comment
let's discuss,
i want to know more~^^
 
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Old 11-11-05, 10:43 PM
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I love mine!

Let me start off by mentioning I'm a DIY kinda guy (learning, but still...DIY).
I bought the "starter" combo, which included the flashlight, drill, 5 1/2circular saw, 2 batteries and a quick charger. The flashlight is suprisingly very bright and the head swivels. The drill works rather well too. The saw isn't as big as the more traditional size of 7 1/4circular saws, but it isn't supposed to be at 18V. I've since bought other +One tools, as I did like the quality vs. price. This is my collection to date...
Flashlight
Drill
Circular Saw
Corner Cat sander
Impact driver (this little guy is awesome...favorite of the bunch)
Spiral Saw (tile work, drywall cuts at work)
Reciprocating saw (pruning trees, cutting pipe)

I like Ryobi for what I need. I don't use them everyday, but I use them often enough either at home or work to know that I like them. I haven't had a battery run out on me other than the circular saw. However, I did use a battery that was on my drill rather than right off the charger. I would rather have a 7 1/4 version of the 18V circular saw, but maybe that's just being greedy. Some may downgrade Ryobi because of the build quality vs. higher brands (like Makita, Milwaulkee, etc...), but I have to say, for me....they're pro quality. DO NOT BUY THE NAIL GUN!!!
 

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Old 11-11-05, 11:01 PM
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I did forget to mention that when buying the tools separately, they don't come with a battery. The two that come with the kit should be enough though. I did however, buy another one...just in case.
 
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Old 11-12-05, 03:54 AM
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Thanks for your reply,

actually, do you think it is suitable for a starter?
do you have more suggestions or comments on it?
Is it easy to use? any danger....
do you think a female can handle home improvement with this series?

I am a girl,
and... any other girls can reply me .......?
thx
 
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Old 11-12-05, 03:56 AM
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Question

Originally Posted by Rapture
DO NOT BUY THE NAIL GUN!!!
what are the problems of the nail gun ??
 
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Old 11-12-05, 06:36 AM
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I have been very happy with my 18V kit of:

Drill
Circular Saw
Reciprocating saw (Saws all)
Flashlight

My kit came with the hand vac, which I have found to be useless.

The 18V units are much heavier than the 14V or 12V so pick the drill up at the store and determine for yourself if you can handle it all right.

It appears to me that the 14 and 12V models are starting to become extinct, but I could be wrong.

Overall, as a part-time DIY I'd recommend the Ryobi.

Also see http://forum.doityourself.com/showthread.php?t=240208 on this site.

(Anyone use the 18V caulking gun?)

Don
 
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Old 11-12-05, 10:09 AM
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I have the combo kit almost two years old , they meet my expectations . the chainsaw is a joke I do much better/faster with the reciprocating saw with a aggressive wood blade.

the switch went out on the drill a few weeks ago while I was putting up shutters for hurricane Wilma , not wanting to be without a drill in case it hit here (it went south of us ) I went to home depot and bought the one plus 3 speed hammer drill which I had been looking at anyway since I have a job coming up where I will be drilling a lot of prestressed concrete .

as I have mentioned before I see them used on a lot of job sites locally by tradesmen . I use mine professionally but usage is probably closer to serious DIY as they dont get used every day and when they are it is usually for short periods .

I wouldn't discount the quality on ryobi , in my experience they are equal to the makita, dewalt and milwaukee that I have owned (and replaced)
 
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Old 11-12-05, 11:06 AM
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Originally Posted by kakakawai
Thanks for your reply,

actually, do you think it is suitable for a starter?
do you have more suggestions or comments on it?
Is it easy to use? any danger....
do you think a female can handle home improvement with this series?

I am a girl,
and... any other girls can reply me .......?
thx

Easy answer to your question is yes. Very easy to use. And...they are blue...girls love blue
 
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Old 11-12-05, 11:11 AM
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Originally Posted by kakakawai
what are the problems of the nail gun ??
90% of users that have commented on this gun have given negative comments. They say it won't drive all the way down. I would stay away from it until they come out with an improved version. My opinion of course.
 
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Old 11-12-05, 11:13 AM
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Originally Posted by dwcurry
I have been very happy with my 18V kit of:

Drill
Circular Saw
Reciprocating saw (Saws all)
Flashlight

My kit came with the hand vac, which I have found to be useless.

The 18V units are much heavier than the 14V or 12V so pick the drill up at the store and determine for yourself if you can handle it all right.

It appears to me that the 14 and 12V models are starting to become extinct, but I could be wrong.

Overall, as a part-time DIY I'd recommend the Ryobi.

Also see http://forum.doityourself.com/showthread.php?t=240208 on this site.

(Anyone use the 18V caulking gun?)

Don

I've only heard from people who have used the caulking gun...they have said that even on the lowest setting, it comes out too fast. I personally haven't used it, so I can't comment any further.
 
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Old 11-14-05, 06:39 AM
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Originally Posted by Rapture
Easy answer to your question is yes. Very easy to use. And...they are blue...girls love blue

O i see,
but why ......
all of you seems dislike the preset combo kit,
the tools came with the combo kit always useless? ....the chainsaw, hand vac...
also, ryobi drill is damaged easily?! switch went out...=.=
another question, most of you like 14.4V or 12V?
why don't you like 18V, what 's the problem...too heavy, bulky?

is that mean, the chain saw and the hand vac are useless, caulking gun comes out too fast, nail gun can't drive. However, ryobi quality is good as milwaukee.

a funny thing.....Blue color, the girls love blue, haha~ how do you know?
as someone said, 18V is heavy and bulky, i think so, i am a chinese, my hands are small, can't hold it....~
 
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Old 11-14-05, 07:08 AM
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Originally Posted by kakakawai
O i see,
but why ......
all of you seems dislike the preset combo kit,
the tools came with the combo kit always useless? ....the chainsaw, hand vac...
also, ryobi drill is damaged easily?! switch went out...=.=
another question, most of you like 14.4V or 12V?
why don't you like 18V, what 's the problem...too heavy, bulky?

is that mean, the chain saw and the hand vac are useless, caulking gun comes out too fast, nail gun can't drive. However, ryobi quality is good as milwaukee.

a funny thing.....Blue color, the girls love blue, haha~ how do you know?
as someone said, 18V is heavy and bulky, i think so, i am a chinese, my hands are small, can't hold it....~
I was just having some fun the the blue color comment.

I think with a lot of sets of any kind, whether it's dealing with tools or any other kind of sets, there will be something in there you won't find necessary. The little hand vac, I don't find useful for anything regardless of who makes it. The caulking gun may have been too fast for whatever application he was using it for...I don't recall what they were doing with it. The nail gun, just like anything else when it's new, could have flaws. I would consider getting it once a "newer" version is made. For me, I can wait on a nailer (it would be for work anyway...so no rush). I love the 18V size and power. You don't need "man hands" to use these tools. It also depends on the tool too. Obviously, the chain saw is going to be bigger than the flashlight, but it doesn't make it any harder to hold. If there is a Home Depot near you, I would size up the tools to see if like them (I think you will). If it's an order on the internet and you are worried about not liking all the included tools...you can always do what I did and purchase the smaller kit and buy more as you go. I hope this helps some.
 
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Old 11-17-05, 07:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Rapture
I was just having some fun the the blue color comment.

I think with a lot of sets of any kind, whether it's dealing with tools or any other kind of sets, there will be something in there you won't find necessary. The little hand vac, I don't find useful for anything regardless of who makes it. The caulking gun may have been too fast for whatever application he was using it for...I don't recall what they were doing with it. The nail gun, just like anything else when it's new, could have flaws. I would consider getting it once a "newer" version is made. For me, I can wait on a nailer (it would be for work anyway...so no rush). I love the 18V size and power. You don't need "man hands" to use these tools. It also depends on the tool too. Obviously, the chain saw is going to be bigger than the flashlight, but it doesn't make it any harder to hold. If there is a Home Depot near you, I would size up the tools to see if like them (I think you will). If it's an order on the internet and you are worried about not liking all the included tools...you can always do what I did and purchase the smaller kit and buy more as you go. I hope this helps some.
Update...

I'm applying some cove base in my theater (where I work) and decided to give the caulk gun a try. It's not bad. The pressure it puts on it even in the lowest setting does give a good enough push to let out a decent amount with a tiny bit of "leftovers". Work paid for it....money well spent for the amount of cove base needing to put redone.
 
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Old 11-17-05, 09:00 PM
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I was in home depot today and noticed the new 18 volt Ryobi P201 Torque Drill, does this mean they are getting rid of the P200 with the built in Level? I really like the P200 just the way it is.
 
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Old 11-17-05, 09:26 PM
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I was in home depot today and noticed the new 18 volt Ryobi P201 Torque Drill, does this mean they are getting rid of the P200 with the built in Level? I really like the P200 just the way it is.
Not sure?? I was just looking at ryboitools.com and the P210 has a level. I don't have the hammer drill (either versions), so I'm not sure what the differences are with the drills...unless they are still using an old picture. That could be what I'm seeing.
 
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Impact driver

What doe the impact driver do that the drill or hammer drill does not do?
 
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Old 11-18-05, 10:46 AM
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What doe the impact driver do that the drill or hammer drill does not do?
This is solely my experience only... The drill is a decent drill. It will do things without any problems. It's when you do have those problems you wish you had something better. The Impact Driver has 850 lbs. of torque compared to the drill at 175 lbs. (I could be slightly of with the drill, but not by much). I was driving screws with my drill into studs and once I got to a point where the drill wanted to start stripping the nails....well, I started to get angry. I remembered I had just bought the Impact driver for work, so I tried that out. It is very compact, has a light attached (tiny, but still a light). Once I started using the impact driver, it was obvious this little had a lot more power. Once it hits the "stripping" spot if it were a normal drill, the "impact" part kicks in. I had no problems with this guy doing the task. I also use this daily to repair armrests at my theater. I was using a drill, but this thing goes through the steel like butter.

I don't have or used the hammerdrill....sorry
 
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one more thing...

I should also mention that the impact driver should be used when 100% percent accuracy isn't needed. Unlike the drill and hammerdrill, the impact driver uses 1/4" hex shanks. This causes a slight inaccuracy when using the impact driver due to shaking. This isn't too big a deal though.
 
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Old 11-27-05, 02:52 AM
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Originally Posted by KevinB
I was in home depot today and noticed the new 18 volt Ryobi P201 Torque Drill, does this mean they are getting rid of the P200 with the built in Level? I really like the P200 just the way it is.
i think,.......
some new drill kit ...P201
some combo kit with P200 wor,
why don't like P201?

no Home Depot ....as i am in Hong Kong~ ^^

So how about the recip saw ?
or other one plus tool?

what .......should be add into one plus series, um, i mean... what tools or what home appliances, if it can be used as one plus, cordless way, so ideal,

what should be improved of one plus, nail gun ?
really don't know what are the problems of this nail gun,

i think 18V is heavy, or because i am a chinese girl.
do you like the design of one plus, i think one plus quite stylish.
when will you use one plus, will it be used by the professional craftsmen?
 
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Old 11-28-05, 07:25 AM
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Originally Posted by kakakawai
i think,.......
some new drill kit ...P201
some combo kit with P200 wor,
why don't like P201?

no Home Depot ....as i am in Hong Kong~ ^^

So how about the recip saw ?
or other one plus tool?

what .......should be add into one plus series, um, i mean... what tools or what home appliances, if it can be used as one plus, cordless way, so ideal,

what should be improved of one plus, nail gun ?
really don't know what are the problems of this nail gun,

i think 18V is heavy, or because i am a chinese girl.
do you like the design of one plus, i think one plus quite stylish.
when will you use one plus, will it be used by the professional craftsmen?
Forgive me if I'm wrong, but are you asking because you are going to be using these tools? It sounds more like you are doing a paper for school work.
 
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Old 11-28-05, 09:16 AM
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its market research for a new tool line to compete with ryobi
 
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Old 11-29-05, 02:16 AM
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Originally Posted by mango man
its market research for a new tool line to compete with ryobi
um.......how to say....
actually .......i got this ryobi one plus combo kit,
however, i just used few of 10 tools
and i don't know how to do home improvement,
......and of cause, i really need to know more...
cause i am thinking of a new tool, i want to design a new tool,
if you remember, i am a design student, that why i want to know more.
market research or any research is not necessary, i did already,
i just finding a problem or a need, to improve power tool.
hope you all will forgive me too.
 
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Old 11-30-05, 06:25 AM
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How many more posts does this guy have to make before you guys realize your chain is being pulled?
Time for a moderator to do his job and deep six kawasaki.
 
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Old 12-02-05, 08:29 AM
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P200 vs P201

Hi -

I think I can shed some light on the drills - and was hoping someone in turn might have some feedback.

So - here's what I've learned, in part by a few calls to Ryobi tech support.

The P200 (older version) - has max torque of 400, max speed of 1300 or 1400 rpm. It has two levels. It is slightly bigger and heavier than P201. Chuck is different - seems more heavy-duty to me but I don't know if that's true.

The P201 (newer) has max torque of 350, max speed of 1600. No levels. Lighter and smaller than P200 - not a lot, but noticeable. Chuck seems flimsier to me. They added a switch to help quickly switch back and forth between drill and drive mode. What this does is remove the torque limiter without having to turn the torque dial. So - if you're switching between drilling and driving repeatedly, instead of having to turn the dial to drill setting then back to whatever torque setting you were using, each time - you can just flip the switch which could be convenient.

So - my impression is - P200 - more heavy duty, less bells and whistles. P201 - convenience of drill/drive switch, but some loss of power and perhaps "solidity".

Anyone have extensive experience with either one?

What's more confusing is that at least in my Home Depot, if you look at the various combo kits out there - you may see some with P200 and some with P201.

Similarly, the P500 and P501 Circ saws differ only in that the P500 has the laser guide, the P501 does not. So again, the sense is that they have "cheapened" the newer models. The starter sets seem to have the P501 (no laser). But one of the higher end combos seems to have the P500.

Michael
 
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Old 12-04-05, 02:29 PM
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One correction to last post: P200 has a double sleeve chuck; P201 has a single sleeve.
 
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