Ryobi 18V Power File Comes To USA As The PSD101 1/2″ x 18″ Belt Sander

In April of last year we learned that in Foreign markets, Ryobi had introduce the 18V Power File which was a cordless thin belt sander and fast forward to today and that same tool is hitting the USA market as the Ryobi 18V PSD101 1/2″ x 18″ Belt Sander.

Ryobi already had a cordless belt sander so what makes this one any different? The last model was a traditional wide belt sander that sand and flatten larger areas with it’s 3×18″ sanding belt while this new model has a very thin belt just 1/2 an inch wide (1/2″18″) making it small and thin enough to get into small spaces for more detailed work. Think of it just like it’s UK/AUS cousin’s model name, the power file, as it will replace your traditional hand tool file with a powered version running on a belt.

This model’s features include a tool-free belt change, variable speed dial with lock on button for continued use without tiring your pointer finger a claimed runtime of up to 90 minutes on a 4.0 ah battery.

It’s stated to launch September 2020 for $79 as a bare tool.

  • Variable Speed Dial for various applications
  • Tool-Free Belt Change for user convenience
  • Up to 90 minutes of run time (using a P108 4Ah Lithium-Ion Battery, not included)
  • Lock-on switch for continuous use
  • Ergonomic Design for tight spaces
  • Compatible with all RYOBI 18V ONE+™ Batteries
  • Part of the RYOBI 18V ONE+™ System of over 175 Cordless Tools
  • 3-year manufacturer’s warranty
  • Battery and charger sold separately
  • MSRP: $79
  • INCLUDES: (1) PSD101 18V ONE+ Cordless 1/2″ x 18″ Belt Sander, (1) 60 Grit Sand Paper Sheet, (1) 80 Grit Sand Paper Sheet, (1) 120 Grit Sand Paper Sheet


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Roger

I was just wondering about this particular tool. Thanks for the heads up!

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