Ryobi 18V ONE+ Cordless Brushless Belt Sander Tool Review

By Ashley Basnight
on May 23, 2017
3 comments

Ryobi 18V ONE+ Cordless Brushless Belt Sander Tool Review

This review is sponsored by the Home Depot as a part of The Home Depot's Pro-Spective Campaign. There are some affiliate links in this post, meaning I get a small commission if you purchase through these links, at no cost to you. Click Here to read my full disclosure.
   

 

WHATS INCLUDED

The box comes packed with three items. A P450 belt sander, dust bag and 80-grit sandpaper belt.

TESTING THE SANDER

I purchased the corded brushless sander a while back, so I was very interested to see if there was much of a difference between the two. It was very evident right off the back that the Ryobi Cordless Brushless Belt  Sander definitely was neck in neck to the corded sander, in regards to power, with an added plus of not having the hassle of the cord. I would definitely recommend this Ryobi Belt Sander over the corded if your not sanding everyday. 
  
One thing I noticed when using the Ryobi Belt Sander was that the belt tracking can send the belt into the housing (plastic casing) and cut through it, so I had to make sure I was aware of how far I was tracking the belt; had no issues after that.
 
 
BATTERY LIFE
It seems as if the Ryobi Cordless Brushless Belt  Sander drains the battery a little faster than some of the other Ryobi tools I've used. Sanding is usually a labor-intensive job that lasts a while or me, so if you plan on using this tool, have your batteries on deck; ready to roll. This wasn't a huge deal for me because I have a lot of Ryobi batteries, but for someone who doesn't this may pose as an issue. If you don't already have a Ryobi battery, I would recommend getting the 18V Compact LITHIUM+ Battery or RYOBI One+ 18-Volt High Capacity Lithium Battery to use with this.
  
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DUST COLLECTION
The Ryobi Cordless Brushless Belt Sander comes with a little dust collection bag, and it doesn't do too bad of a job but I think another alternative for dust collection would probably be best for this sander.
  
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FAVORITE FEATURES

BRUSHLESS MOTOR

Ryobi's brushless motor technology allows the tool to produce speeds up to 850 FPM allowing real cordless convenience. The amperage is a little higher on this Ryobi sander, so its giving more torque with the motor.

BELT REMOVAL

The Ryobi Cordless Brushless Belt  Sander  is equipped with a plastic lever on the side for easy belt removal. A new one can be installed in seconds meaning no loss of productivity.

5 POSITION POMMEL (HANDLE)

The Ryobi Cordless Brushless Belt  Sander  can be moved in 5 different positions, I found this to be very helpful for comfort, especially when sanding for long periods of time. One of the things I like the most is that you can get to the very edge of something when the handle is adjusted all the way up. So for those sanding floors, this would be very helpful when trying to sand spots right up against a wall.

LOCK ON SWITCH

Although this is a standard feature on similar brushless sanders, its nice to know the Ryobi Cordless Brushless Belt  Sander has this feature. When sanding for long periods of time, this lock on switch comes in handy. Having to hold the on switch just causes finger cramping after a while, so this tool really helps maximize user control and convenience while you work. Once locked in, a quick press of the on button will stop the sander.

HOW COULD IT BE BETTER?

VARIABLE SPEED

Whether or not variable speed would really make a difference with this tool is still an unanswered question for me but I'd rather have it and not need it than not have it and need it. I hear that Ridgid's model has variable speed. 

 

The Ryobi ONE 18V Cordless Brushless Belt Sander retails for $129.00 at the Home Depot.

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FEATURES

  • Brushless motor provides corded performance with cordless convenience
  • Pommel handle adjusts to 5 different positions for added versatility and comfort
  • Up to 850 FPM (feet-per-minute) for true corded performance
  • Remove up to 325 g of material per charge
  • Tool-free belt tracking maximizes user control and convenience
  • Ability to hook up to a wet/dry vacuum hose (not included) for dust collection
  • Lock-on switch reduces user fatigue
  • Front-mounted motor for even weight-distribution
  • GRIPZONE overmold with micro-texture for optimum grip and user comfort
  • Includes: P450 belt sander, dust bag and 80-grit sandpaper belt

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Battery: 18 Volt
  • Belt: 3 x 18 in.
  • Belt Speed: up to 850 FPM
  • Tool Weight: 7.6 lbs.

WARRANTY

Ryobi offers a 3 YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY on this tool, which in my opinion is a good amount of time. 

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Ryobi Cordless 18V ONE+ Palm Router Tool Review

By Ashley Basnight
on May 11, 2017
13 comments

Ryobi Cordless 18V ONE+ Palm Router Tool Review

This review is sponsored by the Home Depot as a part of The Home Depot's Pro-Spective Campaign. 

I was chosen along with several other bloggers to be apart of Home Depots Pro-Spective Campaign for the upcoming year and I am excited to be sharing my first review for the Ryobi Cordless 18V ONE+ Palm Router.

In my experience, routers have always been powerful tools, so I was definitely excited to get my hands on this bad boy to see what it could do, and to no surprise this little thing has definitely got some power behind her.

WHATS INCLUDED

 The box comes packed with two items. The Ryobi 18V ONE+ Palm Router (Bare Tool) and a collet wrench. So YES, you do have to purchase a battery separately to operate this tool, unless you're a Ryobi user (like me) and have plenty lying around.  

 

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TESTING THE ROUTER

 I couldn't have this Palm Router without getting the 15-Piece Router Bit Set. This set offers an assortment of bits ideal for decorative edging, trimming and joining. This set makes the palm router seem much more worth it.
 To test the Palm Router, I used 3 bits. An edging bit, trimming bit and a joining bit. Just to see how each bit worked with the router.
The Ryobi router has one speed operating at 29,000 PM. The router gave out  plenty of power when cutting through pine but I don't know that the router really lives up to the 600 linear feat. in one charge spec. , but it is fairly close. Overall, I was very pleased with the functioning of the tool and am certain that I will get much use out of it.
 
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SWITCHING OUT BITS

Switching out the bits was a fairly easy process. Check out this short video on how to install/remove a bit.

FAVORITE FEATURES 

DEPTH ADJUSTMENT

The Palm Router is equipped with a quick release lever for easy depth adjustment. In my experience this feature makes depth adjustment much easier compared to other tools I have used. It also has micro-adjustment for precise depth control. This dual adjustment method gives the user an option to either roughly adjust to a depth quickly or adjust accurately with the micro-adjustment.

LED LIGHT

The Palm Router comes equipped with an LED light that illuminates your workspace while cutting. It isn't entirely bright but in my experience it does help.

CORDLESS

I think just about everyone loves a cordless tool, but it is one of my main reasons for loving this palm router. Luckily, the bare tool works with all 18V batteries. My recommended battery is the 18V Compact LITHIUM+ Battery because it gives an equal balance of power and weight. Be sure to check out RYOBI Tools for current online specials, they have specials often.

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HOW COULD IT BE BETTER?

Variable Speed

If I were using a really wide cutting head, it would be helpful to have variable speeds but being that this trim router isn't necessarily made for using wide cutting heads it makes not having variable speed acceptable, but of course it would be preferred, as I'm sure not having variable speed would pose more of a problem with higher quality wood.

Router Fence

So I saw this on the Ridgid compact router, but Ridgid has a little router fence that's included with their  corded compact router that helps guide you when routing. I think that would be a cool thing to incorporate/include with this Ryobi palm router.

 

The Ryobi Cordless 18V ONE+ Palm Router retails for $69.00 at the Home Depot.

    FEATURES

    • Battery : 18V
    • Bulb: LED
    • Collet Size: 1/4"
    • Speed: 29,000 RPM (No-Load Speed)
    • Tool Weight: 2.8 lbs

    SPECIFICATIONS

    • Cuts over 600 linear ft. per charge
    • Up to 29,000 RPM
    • Features Micro-adjustment for precise depth control
    • Die-cast base for maximum durability

    WARRANTY

    Ryobi offers a 3 YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY on this tool, which in my opinion is a good amount of time. 

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    I acknowledge that the Home Depot is partnering with me to participate in the The Home Depot Pro-Spective Campaign. As a part of the program, I am receiving compensation in the form of products and services, for the purposes of promoting The Home Depot. All expressed opinions and experiences are my own. My post complies with the Word of Mouth Marketing Association (WOMMA) Ethics Code and applicable Federal Trade Commission guidelines.

     

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