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.

Ryobi RMT1801M One+ Multi Tool, 18 V (Body Only)
1,261 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

Last update on 2021-09-21 / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API / As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases

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
Ryobi RMT1801M One+ Multi Tool, 18 V (Body Only)
Ryobi RMT1801M One+ Multi Tool, 18 V (Body Only)
Versatile multi purpose tool; Sanding and cutting heads; Quick change attachments; Variable speed
£129.99

Last update on 2021-09-21 / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API / As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases

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.

Ryobi RMT1801M One+ Multi Tool, 18 V (Body Only)
1,261 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

Last update on 2021-09-21 / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API / As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases

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  • Ergonomics
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About Mike Jones 192 Articles
I have been a keen DIY enthusiast for over 15 years, I’m constantly tinkering in my garage, taking things apart and building things. Along the way, I seem to have acquired a bit of a tool collection, as you do. The issue I found was that the information online when it comes to finding out what you need to know when buying new tools was somewhat limited. I didn’t necessarily need to know which tool to buy, but more what was important when making that buying decision. Also, a bit like a child in a sweet shop when I see new tools and things I can do with them I find it hard to resist. I started this blog back in 2017 to try and put together some buying guides, not really reviews but more what you may want to know before going and deciding on a new tool. I’m also a keen gardener and if there is a tool or gadget that helps me in the garden I’m going to let you know. I hope these musings and buyers guides are of use to you in some way. All the best, Mike.

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