I was walking through the Home Depot tonight, and noticed a Ryobi sale that is going on — The ONE+ Custom Combo Event.
Not sure how we missed this before, but it is valid now through April 30th & is a great way to join the Ryobi family, while saving a lot doing it! They have a wide range of tools that qualify, and basically you buy two of them & get a FREE Battery/Charger combo. Keep in mind that all 18v ONE+ tools will work with all 18v ONE+ batteries (drills, saws, and even lawnmowers!).
Looking through the available options, we decided to pick up one of the new 3-speed 1/2″ Impact Wrenches & Impact Drivers. Recently with all the Torque Testing that we have been doing on other impact wrenches, a lot of questions have been coming back about the new Ryobi version — so this looked like a great opportunity to snag one & get a free battery and charger in the process. Coming in a 300 ft-lbs, it is more than enough for most DIYers or Shadetree Mechanics….and should be able to complete most automotive repairs easily. I am looking forward to checking this one out and seeing what it can actually do.
Over the years, our experiences with Ryobi have been very positive. I think for a DIYer…..it is one of the best tool lines to invest in, since they do NOT change their battery platform, and if you have a 10+ yr old Ryobi drill….the new batteries are fully compatible with it. Unlike most brands that change battery styles — and when it is time to replace, you cant find a new battery…..leaving you to buy a whole other drill. With them, they have committed to never changing their 18v battery style & are continuing to expand the lineup.
When it comes to professionals….the Airstrike Nailers are one to look at. I consider them to be the best tools in the ONE+ lineup (that we have tested so far), and on one high-capacity charge they can easily shoot over 1,000 nails! No jambs, no misfires.
Normally the sale price on the battery/charger combo is $59 — but it knocked that down to $0.00 (with the purchase of the two qualifying tools). Although the battery that comes in the kit is not one of the high capacity versions, it is still a lithium pack (not Ni-CAD), and will power the tools exactly the same way.
One thing I have learned over the years…..you can never have enough batteries……