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.
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 had belonged to Hubby! At this point, 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
This would cut the insulation panels. You can buy it this way, (click the picture to see) without a battery if you already have Ryobi tools and batteries and a charger. Or you can buy the complete set with the battery and charger included. (click picture below)
I chose Ryobi for its price, its light weight, and, of course, its pretty green color.
Ryobi power caulking gun
The next tool I bought was the Ryobi power caulking gun. Did you know that caulk guns come with power?
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. Each Ryobi tool is sold with or without the battery so you can buy the tool only. It sure is handy to have more than 1 battery, though. 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.
Ryobi brad nailer
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
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!
As always, take care. You can do it!
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