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Suggestions on Ryobi Tools

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Jun 28, 2006
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Vaughan

Suggestions on Ryobi Tools

Hi, I was looking at getting a circular saw and started looking at prices when I stumbled upon the Ryobi set at HD for $99
https://www.homedepot.ca/product/ryobi- ... 1001215081

After further browsing I noticed they were offering a 9 tool set for $299 including the same saw (P505)
https://www.homedepot.ca/product/ryobi- ... 1001343396

What confuses me however is the drill/driver included in each set. The 2 tool kit is the P277 while the 9 tool set is the P215. Looking online I couldn't find any comparisons/specs.

I currently own a set of Milwaukee M12 drill and impact driver, however wanted to get into a lower cost higher variety of tool system.

I need a circular saw (have an old BD 18V nicad that can't hold a charge) but was intrigued by all the tools in the 9 tool set. For the extra $200 it looks like a good deal but if the drill (P215) is complete trash I may go with the 2 tool set.

Thoughts or recommendations?
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Jun 26, 2019
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A few random cents thrown in here:

Your M12 drill/impact driver set is going to be way better than any of these Ryobi tools, so I assume whatever you buy, you'd probably still use your M12 drill and driver over the ryobi ones.

Two batteries for 9 tools is pretty stretched. Do you have things in mind for the other tools?

Do you need a cordless circular saw? Lots of people like corded ones, because they are lighter and easier to use. They also have the added benefit of being cheaper.
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Thanks for the response.
I was a bit worried as well about sticking to the M12, but currently working on a deck with my father in law, he's got a set of Makita 18V and my M12 can do the job but at a slower rate, so thought an 18V would be much better.


As for the other tools, was thinking of the trimmer (currently using a corded one and the extension cord is a bit annoying), the light and sander would be helpful too.

I did see during HD Ryobi days they are offering a brushless model with a circular saw https://www.homedepot.ca/product/ryobi- ... 1001134608

I originally looking into corded versions but realized they were over $100, for $100 I could get a cordless drill and saw and get my for into a new system, extra $200 would get me a good starting kit, an extra $100 could get a brushless starter kit.

Thoughts?

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