Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 245
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by FrgDude Update!!!!
Just an update to my usage of this combo kit... Have started my dining room table project and all's going well while using the tools in this combo set. Every last tool is performing as promised with NO trouble at all to report. If possible, buy a set for yourself while supplies last.
July 7, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by AceK P842 18-Volt Ni-Cad Battery 4-Tool Combo Kit
I used Ryobi years back and slowly gravitated away due to the features of the bigger named products. Eventually Those big brands stayed the same as Ryobi, B&D, Craftsm*n got BETTER to match. I always laughed at the "reviews" of tools because most guys who take the time to write a review I dubbed as "weekend warriors" who didn't have the depth of knowledge others had, did the type of work a contractor would do, those who may use their cordless tools maybe 4-5 times a month. Honestly that was the case at one time. Anyhow, I don't write reviews, in fact this will be the second time I remember ever taking the time out of my day to write a review......I purchased this set after my DeWalt drill went out after 6 months of what most would call extensive use. It was dropped from the roof twice which helped the death process. I was given a partial payment by the guy who dropped it so, I bought this set. Near less than half the amount I paid for my DeWalt drill with two batts and a charger-also from Home Depot (drop from a roof is not covered by warranty). The new Ryobi set worked flawlessly!! The batts kept their charge for more than half the day and recharging only takes an hour. I figured a couple more batteries would do me well so, I bought the UPGRADED LITIUM batts which WILLwork with this set. The two LITHIUM BATTS came with a charger and will power each of the tools that came in this set. So, to all those who say the tools are great but the batteries are not that great, here is your fix for that issue. The LITHIUM batts do need the LITHIUM charger, just buying the batts won't help you. These tools will last you a while as long as you do not abuse, overwork them in a manner which would be better with a plug in tool. For those that do contract grade work or engage in heavy use situations BUY THE LITHIUM BATTS/CHARGER and see what you think when the job is done! I built my add on room, enclosed my carport into a garage and built a new workshop using the drill. The recip. saw, circular saw were not used as much but def. had their fare share of use during these jobs! The flashlight was used many times. With 4 batts the job was easy! I recommend this drill & set as price and heft are def. the best features of any product. Purchase the Home Depot warranty upgrade for extra insurance though the set comes with a 3 year gaurantee. Milwaukee, DeWalt, Makita, Hitachi, Porter Cable, SKIL, ETC. all are great heavy use users, but you can no longer count out RYOBI!! I purchased the 18v LITHIUM RYOBI drill last week and have yet to put it through use such as the drill that came in the 5pc set, BUT I know it will do just fine! SOLD ON RYOBI CORDLESS TOOLS/TECHNOLOGY!!
November 18, 2011
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Lanfarm Reasonable Value and very useful
Great assortment of tools for the money. Each has it's own plusses and minuses. Worst part is the battery. They simply have too short a life span. They lose charge sitting on the bench after a day or two and leave you "powerless" when you need them. Parts can fall off the circular saw if you aren't careful and HD simply has no replacements! Seems to make the tools disposable! Better batteries and availability of replacement parts would make this an invaluable addition to the average person's workshop. Great to take on mission rehab projects. Just make sure you have extra batteries and an extra charger. Check your thumb screws and set screws regularly!
November 24, 2008
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by EZ09 very user freindly
I bought this combo kit more than a year and hald ago. for 159 dollar i loved I used it and abused it almost every day as i was working with a busy contractor. Unfortunately the bag with all the tolls in it were stolen couple months ago. But I love them that's why i am going to buy a new kit soon.
Very reliable, light and easy to deal with. drop it more than couple times from the top of a 6' ladder, was still working great.
I love though if they have a different combo kit that has a hammer drill and the new circular saws with laser.
cause i really nedd a hammer dril which i have to buy on top of the kit.
any way it works great.
November 5, 2009
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jdh71 jdh71
I had a black & decker 14 volt cordless drill for years until the battery just would not charge anymore.I started doing research on a replacement battery and learned replacing a battery only is quite expensive,so I looked on the home depot web site and found a RYOBI super pack.I really didn"t need the saw but for the price I went ahead and ordered.After receiving the package I was so thrilled now I have a 18 volt drill and a very good flashlight and the saws were a bonus.Great buy for the money.I am not a good handyman but with the Ryobi combo pack I am ready for a project but a small project to start off with.Great Buy
October 26, 2010
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Jona1 Ryobi 18v Supper Combo
I have used and abused these tools and they have stood up to the test
The Drill when used on low speed will go on for a really long time i was impressed. I will recomend these tools.
"I gave this product stars due to the life of the Batteries the Yellow /Black ones in the last 5 years i have gone through 7 batteries and would recomend going with the new Lithium for better Batterie life. When using these batteries with Reciprocasting saw or Skillsaw the batteries would only last for about 4-5 minuts or one - 2 cuts , far short of the job that was planned."
I will be purchasing more of these tools when they come on sale but they will have the new Lithium batteries.
Thanks Ryobi for a great set of tools.
January 16, 2009
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by caddguy6 Great combo package
First I must admit I'm a tool junkie. I love good quality tools and own many already but when I found the need to do some around the house upgrade work, powder room, bedroom, the ease of cordless tools caught my eye. For the price of this combo you get some mighty nice products, well made and appear durable. I wouldn't recommend for all day, contractor type use but for the home handyman their great. You must charge the batteries first and the first couple times you use them they'll run down kind of quick but each charge after that they hold a longer useful charge. This was a good investment and highly recommended for anyone who wants a nice go anywhere power tool set.
February 5, 2010
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Damin69 Great Product Great Value
My dad bought this kit almost 2 years ago. I was very impressed with it. Even more so when you add the Lipo batteries. I just picked up my kit a couple of weeks ago and will be picking up Lipo batteries shortly.
When I had a remodel job on my bathroom my dad brought up his Kit He also purchased the rotary tool. I have to say that the Circular saw and that rotary tool by far made the job go all that much better. No cords to trip over is great. Makes for quick clean up when the day is done just toss everything back in the bag and toss in the trunk. You will not be sorry picking up one of these kits very impressive.
September 19, 2009