Ryobi demonstrated some of the new tools and accessories they’re bringing to Canada soon at an event in Toronto earlier this month. Along with the ONE+ 18v EVERCHARGE hand vac, they’re adding upwards of 20 products to their line, beefing it up to over 70 items for Canadian DIYers to play with. Here are a select few I’m excited for.
Ultra-Quiet Garage Door Opener
With their new products, Ryobi appears to be focusing on tools and items around the home that need improving and the Ultra-Quiet Garage Door Opener is a prime example of this mandate.
The Ryobi Ultra-Quiet Garage Door Opener has a 2HP motor, lifetime motion-controlled LED light and sports built-in Wi-Fi, giving you control of it (via an app) even when you’re not home. It’s also compatible with HomeLink and can use a RYOBI ONE+ P108 4Ah battery as back-up in case of a power outage (since it’s on the outside of the opener you can use the battery as a spare for your tools as well).
The coolest feature of the Ryobi Ultra-Quiet Garage Door Opener though is that it’s a modular unit and has accessories available that can be attached to it. These include a Bluetooth speaker, park assist unit, garage fan, a 30ft retractable extension cord and carbon monoxide detector. The unit also comes in only three pieces, making it much more easy to assemble than most garage door openers on the market.
The Ryobi Ultra-Quiet Garage Door Opener is available now for $349.
18V ONE+ P737 Power Inflator
With two kids I’m constantly inflating bike tires and balls of some sort so a cordless handheld power inflator is hugely appealing to me.
The Ryobi 18V ONE+ Power Inflator delivers up to 150 psi, has a 20-inch hose and works with any 18-volt ONE+ battery. It comes with a sports needle and two nozzle accessories (allowing you to inflate a range of items), has a comfortable pistol-grip handle and a 2-inch easy-to-read pressure gauge.
The Ryobi 18V ONE+ Power Inflator is available now for $39.99.
18V ONE+ P516 Reciprocating Saw
I’m always searching for tools to make my life easier around the house and the new Ryobi 18V ONE+ Reciprocating Saw is a great option in this domain.
With a more powerful motor than the previous model, the P516 offers smooth cutting, has a variable speed trigger, an anti-vibe handle and a 1‐1/8” stroke. It’s also cordless and uses the same 18-volt ONE+ battery as other Ryobi tools. It also feels more solid than some other battery-operated reciprocating saws available.
The best feature though is that it’s only going to be $99 when it’s released in Sept.
18V ONE+ 6 Port P135 SUPERCHARGER
One of my biggest pet peeves with battery-operated tools is having multiple chargers plugged in all over my garage. Ryobi’s 18V ONE+ 6 Port SUPERCHARGER solves that problem.
As the name indicates, the SUPERCHARGER can fully charge six Ryobi 18-volt ONE+ batteries at once and can do it in as little as 30 minutes. It has a status light, a temperature indicator that warns if a battery is too cold or hot to charge and can conserve energy while also protecting battery cells.
The unit can be mounted to the wall or stand vertically and batteries lock into place so you can use it to transport them if heading over to work on a friends house. It also has a 2-amp USB port that you can charge a smartphone with.
The Ryobi 18V ONE+ 6 Port SUPERCHARGER is available now for $99.
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