It is Valentine’s Day and I’m thinking about how much I love my power tools! When I first became a sole DIYer, I was comforted by the fact that my husband had left me with a fully equipped workshop right next to the room I’d be working on. So convenient! Then I tried to use his tools. Ugh. Hubby’s tools were old, heavy, and they all had cords. I tried to use them, I really did: I am a thrifty sort. The first cut I made into my InSoFast insulation panel nearly went through the electrical cord of the old jigsaw. Eeks! Don’t do that.
Ditching Hubby’s tools was difficult for me. After all, they were Hubby’s! I still had a closet full of his clothes. Nevertheless, I turned on my computer and started shopping for new power tools without cords. A whole new world!
My first Ryobi tools
I chose Ryobi for its price, its lightweight, and, of course, its pretty green color. This would cut the insulation panels.
The next tool I bought was the Ryobi power caulk gun. Did you know that caulk guns come with power? Cool! This tool would magically apply the adhesive to the back of the insulation panels in a breeze without putting any stress on my arthritic finger and thumb joints. Now I was in business. Best of all, Ryobi tools all use the same interchangeable battery and they have committed to never change it. In 20 years when your Ryobi tool is still working but you need a new battery, no problem! I was in love. Ryobi was for me.
My favorite tool of all time is the Ryobi brad nailer.
I have terrible aim with a hammer, and… noisy compressors, bulky hoses, or expensive gas cartridges?? No thanks! This tool is perfect for me, lightweight and easy to aim. The whole basement was renovated with this guy. I didn’t stop there, though.
My collection also includes:
- Ryobi Compression Drive 3/8 in. Crown Stapler
- Ryobi drill
- Ryobi circular saw
- Ryobi impact driver
- Several chargers
Excuse the mess on the bench!! You would think I was being paid by Ryobi! I am not. I just love these easy-to-use tools.
In Conclusion, the Reasons I Bought Ryobi Tools:
- They are cordless, this is a must
- They are lightweight, so I can easily l lift them with one hand
- They use the same interchangeable battery
I hope you all have great tools to love!