Ryobi 18V Multitool R18MT3-0 Gen 3

A new version of the Ryobi 18V multitool was spotted, the Ryobi 18V Multitool R18MT3-0 Gen 3 model.

The first generation model was just a attachment Jobplus head to the power base while the second model was a standalone 18V unit with a pivoting head. This third model is still a standalone unit like the Gen 2 model however it ditches the pivoting head feature.

As far as oscillating multitools go, this is a very basic model as it requires a hex key and bolt to change blades and doesn’t have an LED light but luckily it has storage for the required hex key and has a variable speed knob underneath. It uses a trigger to operate. I’m not a big fan of multitools with triggers as I’ve used Ridgid’s Jobmax model before and hated the experience since it tires your arm with extended use but some people seem to be ok with it and actually like the triggered approach to a multitool.

The Ryobi 18V Multitool R18MT3-0 Gen 3 comes as a baretool but at least it comes with 3 accessories – a regular blade, simi-circle blade and sanding pad with several sheets of sand paper.

Keep in mind that this was spotted in Australia so no word on when or if it will arrive in the USA.

A big thanks to DrewBHAM for spotting!


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Wow. Way to ruin a tool. The Job plus head versatility is unmatched. It allows you to turn the power base into 9 different tools. Not to mention how many things you can do with the oscillating head. Plus the head and can be put into four different positions. Making a fixed head with no light and tool required blade change. Two big thumbs down.