Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 71
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rjhandyman Totally pleased with my recent purchase
I purchased a Ryobi complete tool set several years ago which served me well. Over the course of time the batteries became more difficult to charge and less capable of holding a charge. They finally gave out and rendered the tool set to be powerless(pun intended). Being on a fixed income it has actually taken me a year or so to be in a financial position to replace the batteries. Over the course of a couple of years the prices came down and I was in fact able to buy a set of 2 for $99 which is a great value. It was then determined that I needed a lithium charger and I was able to pick one up at the local store for $30. I am completely satisfied with my purchase, including the extended charge time of the newer lithium battery. Both my wife and I have been extremely happy; her with the power sweep tool and me with all the other tools, especially the drill, and the 2 saws. Thanks Home Depo!
November 11, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Hergules Home Depot & Ryobi should list Battery Specifications
It appears that Ryobi & HD don't list battery spec's for a reason. The bundled and promoted items usually include poorer performing (i.e. cheaper) batteries. You should ALWAYS buy one of the better (higher amp-hr) batteries for your Ryobi 18V power tools. Don't by the cheap promoted batteries.
Below are the battery specs for Ryobi 18V batteries as supplied from the tech support guy I contacted at Ryobi:
The P100 is a 1.7 amp hr nicad battery 1.99 lb
The P101 is just a 2 pack of the P100 battery
The P102 is a 1.3 amp hr lithium battery. 1.15 lb
The P104 is a 2.4 amp hr lithium battery. 1.66 lb
The P103 is a 1.5 amp hr lithium battery. 1.15 lb
The P106 is just a 2 pack of the P103 battery.
The P107 is a 1.5 amp hr lithium battery 1.15 lb
The P105 is a 2.6 amp hr lithium battery 1.79 lb
The P108 is a 4.0 amp hr lithium battery 1.79 lb.
The P109 is a 2 pack of the P107 Battery 1.15 lb.
January 23, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by detredwingsfan Work well, more power and longer life than NiCads.
I'm not sure why some people are having so many problems with their Ryobi Lithium batteries. I have 8 of all variety of Ryobi Lithium and every one works just fine. I use the Ryobi Lithium chargers and they recharge with no problem. The Ryobi Lithium batteries provide more power and last longer than even the best Ryobi NiCads that I have. They have turned some tools that were marginal on performance with NiCads into really useable tools. If you buy these Ryobi Lithium batteries, make sure you only charge them with the proper charger, never let them be completely discharged or that will ruin the battery.
January 2, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by goldeng26 Batteries are sufficient for around the house projects
My combo kit originally came with high capacity batteries and finally died after 4 years. Being the high caps are $100 each, I figured I try these first (2 for $100).
On a typical home project where I was using a standard drill (approx 3 hours), impact drill and a saw, these two batteries almost kept up, meaning with just the drills I could deplete one pack and have it charged before the other was depleted. Adding the saw in the mix with 10 cuts in 30 min, the batteries couldn't keep up (or I had to slow down). If I have a project where the saw is needed more than a few cuts, I'll likely buy a high capacity version to supplement these, but for 90-95% of my home projects, these are sufficient.
May 28, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by DYMO LITHIUM ION BATTERIES (2PACK).
I thought I was purchasing the "high capacity" 2 pack batteries. They were listed on the same page as the regular 2 pack for the same price and the pictures looked identical. (MY MISTAKE). I called right after I placed the order and was told I would have to take delivery and then return them to the store. Not really that big of a deal but if I wanted to go to the store I would have purchased them at the store. They arrived as scheduled and I did return them to the store. In the meantime the "high capacity" 2 pack which was the exact same price went out of stock so I found them online even cheaper with no tax.
March 12, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Superhaole A little LI Ion info
Most of the reviews That I read which were negative were about people who bought these twin packs to replace their existing ONE PLUS Ni Cad batteries. Assuming they used the existing Ni Cad charger for recharge there may be an incompatibility with the Li Ion batteries. Li Ion batteries do not like to be overcharged and should not stay on an old charger that is not specifically designed for a Li Ion battery. I purposely purchased the Battery/charger kit for my first Li Ion conversion for this specific reason. Ryobi/Home Depot should provide positive information relative to this Li Ion characteristic in both their WEB information and on in-store packaging. If used properly the ONE PLUS tools work great.
October 19, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by nathan works great until they dont
It's true. They charge faster, they have more stable power, they are lighter than the old style batteries. But they also die just as quickly. After about 30 recharges over the course of a year, one has already stopped working. Seems like the old style lasted three or four times that long for me. So caveat emptor. They cost more than the old style, perform better while they last, but survive fewer charging cycles.
March 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by AverageJoe I love my Ryobi tools
While the batteries are a little expensive (and all manufacturers 18v batteries are) they hold up great and work perfect. I got my first Ryobi tools 4 years ago (weedeater and leaf blower) and they still work great. I also still have the original batteries but recently bought a 2 pack of the 4x Hi-capacity lithium. Since those first tools, I have added about another 15 tools to my collection. Some of the more unique tools I bought new but most of them I was able to find for a decent price on Craigslist.
Hint-If you live near a Home Depot, check out the store instead of ordering online. I was able to pick up a 2 pack of these on markdown for $75. I believe these double packs were left over from Black Friday.
February 2, 2015