Ryobi Event Announced Lots Of New HP Brushless 18V And 40V Power Tools

Late this week, Ryobi hosted an event where they revealed several new cordless power tools including many outdoor power tools for their 18V and 40V lines and their all brushless. We will go over all the new tools in this article.

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Of course if you would like to view the event, you can do so on their Youtube video above. I discuss all the tools below and my thoughts if any on them.

Ryobi introduced 3 new 18V HP brushless drills with two of them being high torque 1/2″ drills (drill/driver and hammer drill flavors) and a 1″ SDS+ rotary hammer. They were briefly mentioned so only basic specs and features were mentioned and the same goes with all the rest of the tools announced since they moved pretty quickly to get all the tools covered. The two 1/2″ drills look to step up Ryobi’s game in the drill category with both offering the essentially the same drill with one having the added ability to hammer drill. Both models feature a claimed 750 in-lbs of torque making them high torque drills. They also feature up to 2,100 no load RPM. Only the hammer drill comes with the added side handle and it’s nice that they used an improved design with a side handle very similar to Milwaukee’s M18 Fuel drills where it clamps on. The only downside to this is that it’s only two position, right or left and you can’t rotate like you can on other brands. Although I don’t understand why the drill/driver model doesn’t have a side handle. Once you approach 600 in-lbs or higher territory, a side handle is necessary when in high torque mode so you don’t snap your arms. They both feature a 1/2″ metal ratcheting chuck. They are also more compact than their previous gen brushless hammer drill. One reason for them being more compact is because they ditched the premium separate mode select collar as this seems to be the trend these days to keep them as short as possible.

18V Brushless 1/2″ drill/driver PBLDD01K kit $159/combo kit PBLCK01K $199 with impact driver

⦁ 750 in-lbs torque
⦁ 2100 RPM
⦁ 1/2″ ratcheting metal chuck
⦁ no separate mode select collar
⦁ 2100 RPM
⦁ LED light

18V Brushless 1/2″ hammer drill PBLHM101K kit $179, combo kit PBLCK02K $229 with 4 mode impact driver

⦁ 750 in-lbs torque
⦁ 1/2″ ratcheting metal chuck
⦁ 2100 RPM
⦁ 31,000 BPM
⦁ side handle
⦁ more compact size than previous gen brushless hammer drill
⦁ no separate mode select collar
⦁ LED light

The 1″ brushless rotary hammer looks like it could fit in on other step up brands like Ridgid, Milwaukee, Makita, or Dewalt as it’s a nicely featured model. It has the 3 mode dial to select hammer only, chipping only, and hammer drill plus it also has bit rotation. The main handle is an anti-vibe handle for decreased vibration. It features an LED on the front to illuminate low light situations and has a side handle with depth rod.

18V Brushless 4 Mode 1/4″ impact driver PBLID028 $99 baretool / $229 combo kit PBLCK02K with hammer drill

⦁ up to 2,200 in-lbs torque
⦁ up to 4,000 IPM
⦁ 3 speeds L/M,H plus assist mode
⦁ assist mode adds control although no specifics
⦁ durable die cast metal gear case
⦁ more compact than other comparable impact drivers in their range
⦁ LED light at base of tool

They also announced two new 18V HP brushless impact drivers. Both offer up to 2,200 in-lbs of torque, 2,900 RPM, and 4000 IPM with a durable die cast metal gear case. This is a nice upgrade over the compact One+ HP impacts that come with plastic gearbox housing. They don’t offer tri-beam LED lights but instead opt for a LED light at the base of the tool. The hex chuck is said to be one handed for bit release. Both impact drivers are essentially the same base tool with one being a 4 mode model with three speeds plus additional assist mode which they didn’t dive into specifics. All they say is that it adds “control” which is a very vague statement. The other model is a single speed model although both offer a variable speed trigger.

18V Brushless 4 Mode 1/4″ impact driver PBLID028 $99 baretool / $229 combo kit PBLCK02K with hammer drill

⦁ up to 2,200 in-lbs torque
⦁ up to 4,000 IPM
⦁ 3 speeds L/M,H plus assist mode
⦁ assist mode adds control although no specifics
⦁ durable die cast metal gear case
⦁ more compact than other comparable impact drivers in their range
⦁ LED light at base of tool

18V brushless 1/4″ impact driver PBLID01B $89 baretool, PBLCK01K $199 with 1/2″ drill

⦁ single speed impact with variable speed trigger
⦁ up to 2,200 in-lbs torque
⦁ up to 4,000 IPM
⦁ durable die cast metal gear case
⦁ more compact than other comparable impact drivers in their range
⦁ LED light at base of tool

Besides two impact drivers they also announced a new 18V HP brushless 4 mode 1/2″ impact wrench P262. This new model looks to be about the size of a mid torque impact wrench and offers up to 450 ft-lbs fastening torque and up to 600 ft-lbs of breakaway torque! Unlike the impact drivers that offer a single LED at the base of the tool, this impact wrench offers tri-beam LED lights on the head for better illumination. Like it’s title says, it’s a 4 mode impact with 3 speeds, H/M/L plus auto mode which claims it prevents overtightening in forward and controlled removal in reverse. It also features a die cast gear case.

Ryobi brushless 4 mode 1/2″ impact wrench P262 $159 baretool

⦁ up to 600 ft-lbs breakaway torque
⦁ up to 450 ft-lbs fastening torque
⦁ tri-beam LED’s behind anvil
⦁ 4 mode L/M/H + auto mode prevents overtightening in forward and controlled removal in reverse
⦁ die cast gearcase

They also announced a new 18V HP brushless multi-tool and 4-1/2″ angle grinder.

The new multi-tool is a standalone model. I say stand alone model because the original Ryobi 18V multi-tool was a Job Plus head. This is a full featured multitool with slide lock switch and variable speed dial, tool free blade change (not Starlock mount), and LED light. It’s a very slim and compact model and looks like it could be part of their recent compact One+ HP line.

brushless multi-tool PBLMT0B $99 baretool

⦁ led light
⦁ tool free blade change
⦁ slide lock on switch with variable speed dial
⦁ slim handle

The angle grinder also uses a brushless motor like the rest of the new tools and is said to be their best performing brushless grinder to date. It is tool free to change wheels (not X-Lock mount) with it’s fixtec locknut like the one found in Milwaukee M18 Fuel angle grinders and has an interesting 2 in 1 wheel guard design that’s both a grinding and cut off wheel guard with removable section. This too is also tool less to change. I am not sure if it’s tool less to rotate the guard. Ryobi says it can get up to 200 cuts in 3/8″ rebar per charge with a 9ah battery.

brushless 4-1/2″ angle grinder / cut off tool PBLAG01B $119 baretool

⦁ brushless motor
⦁ paddle style trigger switch
⦁ side handle with 3 positions, left, right, and top
⦁ up to 200 cuts in 3/8″ rebar per charge with 9ah battery
⦁ tool free 2in1 guard design
⦁ tool free wheel change – Not X-Lock

They also announced three new 18V saws, all brushless, with a new 7-1/4″ circular saw, reciprocating saw, and jigsaw. Long story short, Ryobi says these three are their fastest saws to date!

They are all nicely featured as well, all featuring on board LED lights. You’ll find features like a metal upper blade guard on the circ saw (although the lower blade guard is still see through plastic), and vac port, the recip saw features a pivoting shoe and nice easy to use blade change lever on the side. The jigsaw is loaded with features such as 4 orbital settings and every adjustment is tool free including to change blades and to bevel tilt the base with nice levers to do so and also includes a die cast shoe with non marring pad.

brushless 7-1/4″ circular saw PBLCS300B $129 baretool

⦁ brushless
⦁ 2-7/16″ depth of cut
⦁ bevel up to 56 degrees
⦁ die cast upper blade gaurd with clear plastic lower blade guard
⦁ claims to be their fastest cutting cordless circular saw they’ve made to date
⦁ up to 325 cuts per charge, no mention on which battery or what type of material
⦁ accepts both 1-7/8″ and 1-1/4″ vac hoses
⦁ LED light

brushless reciprocating saw PBLRS01B $129 baretool

⦁ claims to be their fastest cutting recip saw they’ve made to date
⦁ 3,200 SPM
⦁ 380 cuts per charge no mention on which battery or what type of material
⦁ easy blade release lever
⦁ pivoting shoe

Jigsaw brushless PBLJS01B $129 baretool

⦁ claims to be their fastest jigsaw to date
⦁ 3,400 SPM
⦁ die cast shoe with non marring pad
⦁ 4 orbital settings
⦁ variable speed dial with push on trigger
⦁ LED light
⦁ tool free bevel adjustment
⦁ 45 degree bevel left and right
⦁ easy blade change lever

There are still more 18 volt power tools left but from here on out everything is outdoor power equipment.

They’ve released another 18V brushless leaf blower with a new jet fan design. There’s not too much to it, it has low to midrange performance with 350 CFM at 110 MPH and uses a variable speed trigger. It’s priced as a kit for $149 with 4ah battery and charger.

one+ hp brushless jet fan leaf blower P21120VNM kit $149

⦁ 350 cfm
⦁ 110 mph
⦁ variable speed trigger
⦁ kit with 4ah battery and charger

A new brushless 18V 13″ string trimmer was announced as well. They didn’t mention if it was single or dual line or what size line it uses but they did mention two speeds plus variable speed trigger. It also has a twist to edge feature that turns the head for easier edging. It has an auto feed head which feeds line with a press of the trigger, a bump feed head would be better however an auto feed head designates this as a DIY’er tool.  It has a low’ish price at $149 as a kit bundled with 4ah battery and charger.

18V 13″ string trimmer/edger $149 kit P20120VNM

⦁ autofeed head, automatically feeds line with pull of trigger
⦁ 2 speed high/low
⦁ variable speed trigger
⦁ twist to edge feature to turn head for easier edging
⦁ kit with 4ah battery and charger.

Next on the list is an 18V 10″ chainsaw with 8 inch cut capacity. Has a push button oiler, side access chain tensioning with onboard storage for the chain tensioning tool. It comes as a kit with 4ah battery for $149.

18V brushless chainsaw 10″ P2520

⦁ 10″ bar and chain
⦁ 8″ cut capacity
⦁ push button oiler
⦁ side access chain tensioning
⦁ onboard tool storage
⦁ $149 kit with 4ah battery

A new 18V hedge trimmer makes an appearance and first to their line is the addition of a brushless motor to their hedge trimmers. It has a 24″ bar which is something you don’t usually see in the 18/20 volt segment however it’s bar has a 22″ cut capacity. Claims to have anti-jam technology and has Ryobi’s hedge sweep design that makes clean up faster so you don’t need to go back and pick up trimmings when done. It too is priced at $149 as a kit and includes 2ah compact battery with charger.

18V brushless hedge trimmer 24″ P2680VNM kit $149

⦁ hedge sweep design makes clean up faster, dont need to go back and pick up trimmings when done
⦁ 24 inch bar 22 inch cut capacity
⦁ anti-jam technology
⦁ 2ah battery and charger kit

The last but not least of their 18V power tools is the new 16″ brushless push mower. Its brushless motor provides up to 40 minutes of runtime on a single charge although they didn’t mention on which battery but could possibly be the included 4ah battery. This is designed for smaller yards and has some nice features to make owning one easier such as simple easy pass through bag design and a easy to use single point height adjustment lever. Collapsible folding handles let it store in less space. Comes kitted with two 4ah batteries, charger, bag and mulch plug for $269.

One+ HP 18V brushless push mower P1190VNM kit $269

⦁ brushless mower
⦁ 16″
⦁ up to 40 minutes runtime on single charge although no mention on which battery
⦁ bag
⦁ single point height adjustment
⦁ easy pass through bag removal
⦁ collapsible folding handles
⦁ kit with two 4ah battery, charger, bag, mulch plug

Now we can move on to their new HP brushless 40V tools. Keep in mind like all the tools in this article, their all brushless, even if I forget to specifically mention it being brushless.

First on the list is their 40V 15″ string trimmer. This model is also an Expand-It tool and accepts their Expand-It heads. Comes bundled with the string trimmer attachment head. It features a carbon fiber shaft and it’s string trimmer head includes a reel easy bump feed head that can also convert to pivoting fixed line or bladed head. The string trimmer head uses 0.095″ line and is said to be able to reload new line in under 60 secons. No mention if it’s a dual line or single line head. As a kit it comes bundled with a 4ah battery and rapid charger that charges the included battery in a claimed under 40 minutes and is priced at $229.

40V hp 15″ string trimmer RY40290VNM Kit $229

⦁ carbon fiber shaft
⦁ reel easy + bump feed head converts to pivoting fixed line head to bladed head
⦁ 0.095″ line reloads in under 60 seconds
⦁ uses expand-it attachment heads
⦁ 4ah battery and rapid charger charges battery in under 40 minutes

A new brushless 40V chainsaw was announced with an 18″ bar and chain. It has an adjustable automatic oiler and comes with a nice carrying case. It comes kitted with a 5ah battery and rapid charger that’s claimed to charge the included battery in under 50 minutes. Kit priced at $329.

40v brushless chainsaw 18″ RY40580 kit $329

⦁ adjustable automatic oiler
⦁ carrying case
⦁ kit 5ah rapid charger under 50 minutes

They also announced a new 40V hedge trimmer with 26″ bar length and a 1 inch cut capacity. Like the 18V model it also has anti jam technology and the same hedge sweep design. This particular model has a twisting 180 degree rotating handle. Priced at $199 as a kit and comes with a 2ah battery and rapid charger that charges it’s battery in under 30 minutes according to Ryobi.

40V HP brushless 26″ hedge trimmer RY40640VNM kit $199

⦁ brushless motor
⦁ 26″ bar length
⦁ 1″ cut capacity
⦁ anti jam technology
⦁ hedge sweep design
⦁ 180 degree rotating handle
⦁ $199 2ah battery rapid charger under 30min

Next is a unique tool for those that need to dig holes for posts or ice fishing with the Ryobi 40V 8″ dirt auger. It’s compatible with 4-10″ bits. Ryobi claims their 40V model outperforms gas augers. They say it can dig 2 foot post holes in up to 20 seconds or less. Like all battery powered tools it features easy push button starting. Runtime is said to be up to over 30+ 8″ holes on a single charge but no mention on which battery although it might be a 4ah battery since that’s what they come kitted with. It’s priced at $299 as a kit with a 4ah battery, charger, and 8″ dirt bit.

40v HP brushless 8″ dirt auger RY40710VNM kit $299

⦁ claimed to outperform gas augers
⦁ push start trigger
⦁ dig 2 ft post holes in up to 20 seconds or less
⦁ over 30+ 8″ holes on a single charge no mention on which battery
⦁ 3 speeds, high medium and reverse
⦁ compatible with 4-10″ bits
⦁ $299 4ah battery, charger 8″ dirt bit

The last two 40V tools are two similar 21″ self propelled mowers with one of them being a dual blade mower aka the 21″ smart trek cross cut. They both feature dual active battery ports that require a key that needs to be rotated when users need to use the other battery. It would have been nicer if the tool would auto select the other battery when one ran out rather than having to rotate a key. Both are self propelled as their names suggest and feature variable speed self propulsion. They feature LED lights and these mowers are designed for customers with up to 3/4 of an acre. They both come kitted with two 6ah batteries, includes rapid charger that charges the included battery in under 60min (claimed), bag, mulch plug, and discharge chute with the regular model priced at $499 and the dual blade model at $599 as kits.

40V HP Brushless 21″ self propelled mower RY401140US Kit $499

⦁ LED light
⦁ rear wheel self propelled with variable speed
⦁ dual active battery ports
⦁ uses a battery key to choose which battery to use
⦁ made in USA
⦁ for customers up to 3/4 of an acre
⦁ pass through bagging
⦁ 2 6ah batteries, includes rapid charger under 60min, bag, mulch plug, and discharge chute

40V HP brushless 21″ self propelled dual blade mower RY401150US kit $599 aka 21″ smart trek cross cut

⦁ dual blade system
⦁ 11″ high wheels
⦁ LED light
⦁ for customers up to 3/4 of an acre
⦁ dual active battery ports
⦁ uses a battery key to choose which battery to use
⦁ fold and store mower fast
⦁ pass through bagging
⦁ made in USA
⦁ dual 6ah battery with rapid charger in under 60m, bag, mulch plug, and discharge chute

There is one outdoor power tool left and it’s a big one, the Ryobi 48V HP brushless 54″ ZTR (zero turn rider) mower RY48140. This is a riding zero turn mower. Featuring a 54″ deck and three precision blades. It includes a 115 ah battery and is said to be able to cut up to 3-1/2 acres. Has an easy to use height adjustment and has comfort amenities such as dual cup holders, arm rests and even a USB port to charge your phone as you mow. It aint cheap and it’s priced at $4999

Ryobi 48V HP brushless 54″ ZTR (zero turn rider) mower RY48140 kit $4999

⦁ brushless motor
⦁ 54″ deck
⦁ 3 precision blades
⦁ 115 ah battery
⦁ cuts up to 3-1/2 acres
⦁ easy to use height adjustment
⦁ 2 cup holders
⦁ usb port
⦁ arm rests
⦁ available only on Home Depot website


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glenn

Wow, definitely some interesting tool in that release. No HP tools released in Aus so far. Hopefully soon.

Art

They really stepped up their game in 18v. I still don’t know what to think about their 40v batteries. In a recent review of 16″ chainsaws Ryobi’s was next to last in how many slices of a big log cut per charge (5.3 vs 20 on the DeWalt and 31 on the Ego). This with 4Ah battery on Ryobi and 3Ah battery on DeWalt.

edward hyde

Don’t, not dont. Dont is not a word.

I weep for the English language.

Last edited 4 months ago by edward hyde
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