Ryobi Multi Tool Review

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Ryobi One+ Multitool Review

Ryobi Multi tool Review

The Ryobi Multi Tool is versatile cutter and sander able to make a number of specialised cuts with minimal effort.

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Ryobi RMT1801M One+ Multi Tool, 18 V (Body Only)
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Ryobi RMT1801M One+ Multi Tool, 18 V (Body Only)
  • Versatile multi purpose tool
  • Sanding and cutting heads
  • Quick change attachments
  • Variable speed
  • LED for illuminating the work piece

The Ryobi Multi Tool is able to take on several different roles depending on which attachment is used. It is designed for:

  • Plunge cuts
  • Flush cuts
  • Sanding

We found the Ryobi Multi Tool very adept at each of these scenarios.

We tested plunge cuts using a sheet of plasterboard, emulating the real world scenario of cutting holes for socket faceplates. The holes were neat and tidy and cut in a third of the time of using a stanley knife. However in this example it did create a little more mess due to the oscillating blades.

We covered flush cutting using the standard cutting disk on some decking. We found that the adjustable head allowed us to be able to make good quality cuts in areas that would have normally been inaccessible without dismantling the rest of the structure. This is a huge time saver. The included cutting accessories showed no signs of dulling after some extended use, however i’d probably recommend you pick up a spare set on purchase just in case.

Ryobi One+ Multitool Review
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Ryobi RMT1801M One+ Multi Tool, 18 V (Body Only)
Versatile multi purpose tool; Sanding and cutting heads; Quick change attachments; Variable speed
£89.99 −20% £71.99

Sanding produced acceptable results with the finish being similar to a dedicated detail sander like the Black and Decker Mouse Sander – although the sanding surface area is smaller than with a dedicated tool.

Accessories

The multi tool also has the benefit of having a universal accessory adaptor so you aren’t limited to using Ryobi’s own branded cutting blades and sanding disks. This is handy if you’ve recently moved to the Ryobi One+ system and still have a stock of 3rd party branded accessories. The quick change mechanism also speeds up between converting the tool between sawing and sanding, saving you seconds each time you want to change.

We found the integrated LED work light and 4 way adjustable head to be every handy in everyday use. We were able to bring the cutting blade to some dark, hard to reach places such as underneath a kitchen sink with little trouble. The light is bright enough to be able to see what you are doing without blinding yourself.

The unit was also a joy to handle – the oversized soft grip makes holding the tool for extended periods comfortable and the weight distribution seems just right with the 2.5Ah battery Ryobi One+ battery that we were testing with.

The unit ships as the tool body and accessories only, with no included battery to keep costs down. All Ryobi One+ tools can take any battery in the One+ range and we would probably recommend the Ryobi 2.5Ah battery unit as a minimum, with the 4.0Ah and 5.0Ah being the best if your budget allows for it.

You can also check out our overview guide of the whole Ryobi One+ battery range in our handy post.

Overall the Ryobi Multi Tool is a handy piece of kit – while it may lack the raw power of a dedicated device, it excels as being a jack of all trades.

Sale
Ryobi RMT1801M One+ Multi Tool, 18 V (Body Only)
133 Reviews
Ryobi RMT1801M One+ Multi Tool, 18 V (Body Only)
  • Versatile multi purpose tool
  • Sanding and cutting heads
  • Quick change attachments
  • Variable speed
  • LED for illuminating the work piece
  • Performance
  • Features
  • Ergonomics
  • Value

Last update on 2019-12-14 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

About Mike Jones 136 Articles
I started doing DIY around the house and it soon developed into a hobby. I look for tools and products that are genuinely useful and get the job done. I enjoy writing product reviews, researching my buyers guides and putting tools through their paces. In my downtime, I like to run and I am a bit of a Netflix documentary geek.

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