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New Ryobi Cordless Band Saw, P590

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We just received word that Ryobi has come out with a new 18V One+ cordless band saw.

You know that a brand has been listening to user requests when the press release announcement starts off with the wait is over!

The new Ryobi cordless band saw, model P590, is said to be lightweight and portable. It features a 2-1/2″ cut capacity and is designed for cutting wood, metal, and plastic materials.

It features adjustable blade tracking and an LED work light.

  • 575 SFPM (surface feet per minute) cutting speed
  • 2.5″ cut capacity
  • Integrated pommel handle
  • 32-7/8″ blade size
  • Comes with (2) 18 TPI blades

Price: $129 for the bare tool
ETA: November 2019

Discussion

The new Ryobi band saw seems straightforward – it’s a compact cordless band saw with 2.5″ cutting capacity and what looks to be a standard blade size.

What’s not to like?

Raise your hand if this be on your wishlist.

Before anyone says it, I know what the number one question will be – “when will Ridgid come out with a cordless band saw?” The announcement of this new Ryobi saw should give you some hope that the answer is “soon” rather than “eventually,” although that’s not a guarantee.

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Ryobi Impact Wrench Review

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Are you a weekend warrior who likes to work on their car but it’s not at their forefront of the to-do list? If so, this Ryobi impact wrench might be a great solution for you. I have a family and so many things going on every week. While I love working on things around the house such as my truck, I would rather do other things, like spend time with my family. However there are those tasks I want to tackle. I just don’t want to spend a fortune on an impact wrench when a majority of its life it will be sitting on the shelf. So let’s jump into the Ryobi Impact Wrench Review.

Ryobi Impact Wrench – Information

Ryobi Impact Wrench – Features

The Ryobi puts out 150 ft.lbs of torque which is powerful for an impact wrench under $100.

The wrench produces 3,400 impacts per minute with 3-speed settings which means this can be used on a variety of applications.

The unit is powered by the Ryobi 18V battery which also is used for a wide variety of other Ryobi products.

The impact wrench uses a 3/8″ anvil that is a hog ring.

One awesome feature is the three bright LED lights that help eliminate shadows and shine up your work.

The handle has a typical Ryobi tool grip that has a very nice rubber over-mold.

On the back of the unit, you have three-speed settings that will adjust the ipm speed.

  • Speed 1 – 0-1,700/min
  • Speed 2 – 0-2,500/min
  • Speed 3 – 0-3,200/min

On the base of the unit, there is a magnet to hold smaller nuts or bolts.

Ryobi Impact Wrench – Impressions

For an impact that is priced under $100, I think it’s powerful and built well. While you won’t be removing semi-truck lug nuts, it’s a perfect option for the homeowner who needs a wrench but doesn’t need the power of removing semi-truck tires.

Overall it’s powerful and I like the speed selection on the back of the tool, which makes it easy to change on the fly with your thumb.

Ryobi Impact Wrench – Final Thoughts

While the impact wrench is on the heavy side, I am okay with that since I am not using it all the time. For me, the price and quality are what I want in my wrench. The Ryobi is an easy decision for me as I need power, but not the price tag of a professional wrench. I love how many tools are in the Ryobi line up so even if the wrench sits around a lot for me, I can use the battery in so many other Ryobi tools and products.

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Ryobi 18-Volt 10-inch Dual-Bevel Sliding Miter Saw

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The Ryobi 18-Volt 10-inch Dual-Bevel Sliding Miter Saw (Model P3650) has been on the market a couple years now and proven itself. With its full feature set and attractive price, it’s a good option for many people, DIY’ers and pros alike. Many people think of Ryobi as strictly a DIY brand, but the logic that pigeon holes a brand into a “DIY” or “pro” category is flawed. We’ve written a whole article on that subject. Here we’ll take a look at this saw and tell you what it does and how well it does it.


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Ryobi P3410 Grease Gun 18V One+ Video Review

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Using the Ryobi P3410 Grease Gun is very simple and it makes greasing much easier than using two hands to pump a manual grease gun. One charge on a battery will empty more than 15 grease cartridges. Bare tool price for the Ryobi grease gun is just $129.


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Ryobi P3100 18V Hybrid Solder Station Video Review

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For some reason, splicing and repairing wires around the shop (in vehicles) has become a regular practice around here. The Ryobi P3100 18V hybrid solder station offers a freedom that others don’t. Just stick in an 18V battery, or plug in an extension cord. In less than a minute, the soldering iron is up to temperature.

Ryobi P3100 18V Hybrid Solder Station Features

400F to 900F Power Dial

You can easily select your desired temperature, from 400F to 900F, with the power dial. An LED light shines red while the Ryobi P3100 is heating up. Once to temperature, the LED shines a solid green. Power down the Ryobi 18V hybrid solder station and the LED blinks red until it’s cool. The actual soldering iron is attached to the base unit by a 3-foot cord. The Ryobi solder station base provides onboard tip storage, a tip-cleaning sponge, and iron holder for safe storage.

Extending runtime, the Ryobi P3100 will automatically shift into a lower heat mode, after 10 minutes of use. Just move the power dial to return to normal. After 20 minutes of use, the Ryobi 18V hybrid soldering station will turn itself off. Again, any movement of the power dial will return it to normal operation.

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