Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 84
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by bcmck defective
Have owned the combo kit with trimmer and hedge cutter, great tool but Battery is defective does not charge at all. Cannot purchase a new p108 but they are not on the recall .has 008 in number not 028.
Last Ryobi product I will buy.
May 6, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by nunyabiz Best battery Ryobi has by far
I just bought 4 of these while they were on sale in October for buy one get one free.
Good luck getting the website to cooperate though as it will keep saying no such item exist.
I finally managed to get it to work and bought two 2 packs.
Only way I would ever buy these personally as at $100 each that is pretty much robbery, but $50 each I can stand.
Any way I just tried one out with the Grinder and wire wheel, which with the other Lithium+ compact battery was utterly useless because it only lasted at most 2 minutes tops. Seriously I really mean just 2 minutes max.
Thus to me the Grinder was of no value at all with those batteries.
Just now I stripped rust off of a wrought iron chair, this battery lasted exactly 13 minutes of non stop pretty hard use.
That doesn't sound like a lot but 13 minutes means I have a usable grinder now.
I was able to strip about 85% of the chair whereas with the compact lithium+ I could barely even get started before the battery was dead.
It also gave the Grinder a bit more Oomph which is an added plus.
So to me the Compact batteries are just for light duty, like drilling a few holes and putting in some screws and keeping the drill lighter weight.
But for most everything else these High Capacity Lithium+ are the ONLY battery to have.
Sure glad I bought 4 when I could at 1/2 price.
October 18, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BrooTL491 Waaaay better than NIcad
I bought a 4pc ryobi combo set 2 years ago. for the first 6 months i loved my tools then the nicad batteries started to die faster and would not hold there charge for more then a week or 2 at the most. so i was back in home depot recently looking at tools and seen they have come out with a new 4 amp hr battery. so i decided to buy one and give it a try and everything they say on the packaging is true. i diffidently notice more power from my saw and it last way longer in fact i was cutting 2x4's all day and drilling and i still have 2 bars left. The battery gauge is awesome its like the gauge on my professional Milwaukee red lithium drill set it have. I highly recommend getting one over the old nicad.
April 20, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by George Power Horse
This battery is the best yet. I saw a big power increase with all of my Ryobi tools right a way. I have the chain saw but never used it because it would bog down when I tried to cut a small limb. The 4x battery changed that, I cut right thru a 8" dia. limb and the battery still had plenty of power left. I'm going to HD and get another one today.
January 22, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JoshMcC Huge Capacity
This is a battery that will last for ever I use it in my saws. The big capacity makes it last. It went through 10 pieces of 1 inch thick 4ft by 9ft pieces of plywood and still had just enuff power to run my drill to put a few screws in. Excellent product.
December 10, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by habakkuk3178 Great battery, pricey
The power output and runtime are MUCH better than with the original Ni-Cd batteries. Love the built in power meter as well. Reduction in weight is noticeable as well.
Only gripe is the higher price. If it came down by $15 or so, I would have bought two instead of just the one. $100 for a battery is hard to swallow when entire tool sets are $200-$300.
November 5, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by honeydoooman I can only hope....
I hope this one lasts longer than the original one that this one replaced. The original lasted maybe 6 or 7 months, with light around the home usage. For $100 they should last a lot longer, and have a better warranty or return policy.
April 14, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jason New Ryobi P108 Battery
I waited and waited for these batteries to come to market. I knew they were coming and they finally did. We keep one of the Ryobi hand vacs in the laundry room to pick up lint and when I put one of the new batteries in it my wife came back and said "holy cow"! Battery life has been great. Haven't used the two batteries I bought a lot but you can definitely tell the difference. Used them in my impact drill and you can tell a difference there also. I verified through Ryobi they were okay to leave in my Ryobi 6 port charger all the time with no ill effects also. If you are on the fence buy them. I was able to use a 10% off coupon I had in my pocket when I bought them on-line via a live chat. Kind of like getting them tax free ;o)
November 16, 2012