RYOBI introduces the ONE+ HP 18V Brushless Cordless Rotary Tool. The ONE+ HP Rotary Tool is designed to live up to professional expectations, delivering a powerful solution with longer runtime and 2 times more power under load. The variable speed dial allows users to choose from 1,000 Rated RPM all the way up to 25,000 Rated RPM, helping to ensure maximum precision and accuracy for all applications. The precision hand piece uses a high grade aluminum construction and features the new innovative Quick-Change Collet with 4 times faster accessory changes, which makes switching accessories quick and easy. This tool also has foot pedal compatibility, providing unmatched precision and control. Best of all, it's a part of the RYOBI ONE+ System of over 260 cordless tools that all work on the same battery platform. Backed by the RYOBI 3-Year Manufacturer's Warranty, this Rotary Tool includes a 36 in. flexible shaft, 40 grinding/cutting/sanding/polishing accessories, an accessory storage case, wrench, and an operator's manual. Battery and charger sold separately.
ONE+ HP Technology delivers longer runtime and 2X more power under load for corded performance
Precision handpiece with durable aluminum construction
Quick-change collet for fast and easy accessory changes
Variable speed dial ranging from 1,000 - 25,000 Rated RPM for any application
Added control with foot pedal capability (not included)
Part of the RYOBI 18V ONE+ System of over 260 cordless tools
3-year manufacturer's warranty
Includes: (1) PBLRT01 ONE+ HP 18V Brushless Cordless Rotary Tool, (1) 36 in. flexible shaft, (40) grinding/cutting/sanding/polishing accessories, (1) accessory storage case, wrench, and operator's manual
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I bought this recently and immediately put it to use and I couldn’t be happier with how easy it is to switch tips/bits and love how portable it is. Definitely one of my favorite tools now.
Customer review from ryobitools.com
Jun 23, 2022
Ryobi HP Rotary tool
This Ryobi 18v HP brushless rotary tool has some great upgrades from the older model , has a quick change for accessories which ends up being 4x fast for bit changes. It’s a lot quieter then older version and with the battery in front and stand on bottom it’s really well balanced. Came with a couple different collects and a 40pc accessory kit, and even can use a foot pedal instead of turning dial for speed adjustment but foot pedal sold separately. The flexible cord is great for odd jobs with different angels, and with a easy convenient on/off button up front for easy control of speed. Has a nice easy bracket to hold your cable when not in use, just slide either on left or right side of controller. Love the Ryobi HP series which no longer can be called just a home owners tool or DYI TOOL. I absolutely 100% would recommend this Ryobi HP 18v brushless rotary tool to anyone, with a foot pedal ( sold separately) you can control speed with your feet to leave your hands free for more precision on you work.
I use these kind of rotary tools a lot to clean and polish metal parts for my lamp making and sculpture work. I really like this tool because it has a good reach and can get into and under the parts that other tools can;t reach. It has a foot control which makes it so much easier for me to run the tool and control both the tool and the product. With a variety of attachments this tool can really show its versatility.
This is great tool for detail work and small size projects. I have used handheld corded rotary tools before and found that the weight of the tool in your hand became tiring, and the cord was an issue. The cord would not only be in the way of your work, but you need a power source in the area where you would work. This 18v cordless unit allows you to work in an area where AC power is not available. The only weight you have in your hand is the slender handle and the end of the cable (36" flexible shaft), for the accessory tools. The major weight of the tool, which is the battery and rotary motor, sit on the table or can be mounted to the wall by your bench, if you like. The kit includes an ample supply of accessories(33 pieces, with a storage case), and a foot pedal control, which allows great flexibility to your handling of the speed. This is a very well built unit and I would highly recommend this for many types of jobs you may need a detail tool for. My wife is already very interested in it for her wood craft projects! ( I might not get to use it as much as I think). Or she may need to get her own.. lol
RYOBI ONE+ HP 18V Brushless Cordless Rotary Tool (Tool Only) Great for Hobbyists
The RYOBI ONE+ HP 18V Brushless Cordless Rotary Tool (Tool Only) is a great tool for anyone who requires fine sanding, polishing, or is involved in hobbies that requires a rotary tool. The nice thing about this tool is its portability, and that it works with RYOBI's battery packs. The base also swings out and serves as a carry handle. Located on the side is the tool holder. The cable is a good length. It is heavy weight. The unit comes with a great accessory pack full of over 40 different pieces.
The tool is an 18 volt tool. The motor is brushless. The tool is made of both aluminum and plastic. The tool head is a quick change for easy exchange of tools. There is also an optional foot pedal control available separately for this unit.
The tool is well built and easy to operate. The holder is capable of being put on either side depending on your orientation. It is ergonomically designed. I'm happy with the tool, and provides that added edge to my hobbies.
I rate this tool 5*s out of 5
Thank you RYOBI for allowing me to try your product.
Thank you Home Depot Seeds for offering this product to me.
Strong, Neat and Convenient.
This is MUCH STRONGER than my other rotary tools, and that includes corded models. Unlike corded models, this only has the drive shaft, because it is battery powered. That makes it much neater to hang or set on a bench. It's always handy, but out of the way. They include a plastic hanger for the handle too!
The drive shaft is thick and robust, yet flexible. That, plus the slim handle allows me to change work-angles for polishing guitar-frets and small metal parts instantly. Since most of the weight is supported by the motor-battery housing, this is easy to maneuver. At times, it almost feels weightless!
Speed control and range is more than adequate for my needs.
IT HAS A FOOT CONTROL! That is a VERY helpful feature for the type of work I do. The foot control lets me change speeds, and turn On-Off hands free! That means I can use my spare hand for moving small parts or whole guitars into a comfortable working position without extra motions. That might not seem like a big thing, until you polish frets on five guitars a day. That's over a hundred frets! On repetitive jobs like those, small time-savings really boost efficiency!
The power-cell and motor body can be hung on the lip of a tool box for mobile work. The wire legs have rubber that grips a work surface, so I can just set it on my bench for horizontal work. It also has provions to mount this to a tool wall or peg board.
I even like the little accessory box because it's small. I keep it loaded with my most-used bits near the tool. That also saves time hunting for bits. Other rotary tools I've owned have BIG CLUMSY boxes full of many nearly useless accessories. I think they do that to make us falsely believe those are a bargain. This arrived with the polishing and sanding bits I use most, and even included some polishing rouge in a convenient small lidded cup!
I showed this to my neighbor who crafts jewelry. I let her try it for a few minutes. She got on her phone and ordered one immediately.
Between my wife, myself and the kids, we have over forty RYOBI tools. They have all been powerful performers. Over the last fifteen years, only ONE of our fifty Ryobi batteries has failed, and that was because I lent the tool to a careless neighbor. I am completely sold on Ryobi tools and batteries as the BEST VALUE.
NO...they do not pay me to say that. True, I have received a few Ryobi tools for reviewing, but MOST of our many Ryobi tools were purchased by myself, my wife or our children. I'm not kidding. I own every major brand of power and hand tools. Most of them are good. But I think Ryobi gives us the best bang for the buck.
If you do any sort of crafting, sculpting, cleaning or polishing of small parts, you should give this little guy a try. It's super convenient but very powerful. The ergonomic features are what make it stand out as my favorite and most-useful new shop tool.
A convenient iteration of the ubiquitous rotary tool, this design is useful for those who do mostly bench work, but not always at the same location nor near an AC power supply. If you already have a compatible 18V Ryobi battery (batteries) from other tools the convenience factor increases. Supplied in the package are: an 18-volt, 2 Ah Lithium battery, battery charger, rotary tool drive (“console”), three- and one-half-foot flex cable, the tool handpiece and an accessory kit in a carrying case. The accessory kit includes mandrels for the included polishing wheels, sanding drums, cutoff discs (twist lock style), as well as several cutters and abrasive stones. Instructions are provided for; the rotary tool, the accessory package, battery, battery charger along with instructions for the use and replacement of the supplied collets (1/8 inch). The “console” has connections for the flexible shaft as well as the supplied foot control pedal. A speed control knob (with a position for the foot pedal) is mounted on the panel of the console. Included in the instructions are maximum speeds for the various accessories. When in the “foot pedal” position, the tool will rotate at low speed, even if the pedal is not depressed, and rotate at increasingly faster revolutions as the pedal is depressed. It is not necessary to have he foot pedal connected to use the tool, if one desires to just use a fixed speed selected by the speed control knob on the console. Keyhole openings are integral with the console, charger, and foot pedal for mounting on a vertical surface. Additionally, the console is supplied with a wire bail which can be swung up and used to support the console from a shelf or other adequate surface. The bottom of the foot pedal incorporates a non-skid elastomeric pad to minimize movement when the foot pedal is in use. Having the tool on a flexible shaft removes a lot of the bulk encountered when using a self-contained rotary tool, allowing for more precise work, and ease in supporting. The tool does not lack in power, as even when “leaning into it" there was no noticeable bogging down of the brushless motor. In the short time that I have had this tool, the only two features that I found somewhat problematic are the constant, low-speed rotation of the tool in foot pedal mode and the style of foot pedal which puts the stress on one’s ankle/heel for support as opposed to a treadle style pedal which allows one’s foot to remain fully supported and, in my opinion, allows for more precise control. If most of your use will be using the console control for selecting speed, this will not be an issue.
Really happy with this tool. The aluminum pen feels very solid and well built, yet lightweight. My only gripe with it is that the button to lock rotation is somewhat small and uncomfortable to use. Changing out attachments is easy thanks to the quick change metal collet. It works very well - no need to fiddle with the tiny wrenches that these kinds of tools normally come with!
So far I've used this tool to cut metal of varying thickness and for sanding. The included accessories have, so far, held up to my uses. Battery life has great so far, but unfortunately I failed to get any accurate runtime numbers out of it.
In addition to two mounting holes for screws, the base has a metal bracket which can be used to hang it out of the way, which helps keep your workspace clear of clutter, especially when using the foot pedal. Unfortunately the tool continues to spin at a low speed when the foot pedal is connected, so it must be switched off. Kind of annoying. On a related note, it would be great if the foot pedal's power cord were a foot or two longer. The base also has a small pen holder to help keep everything together when not in use.
Overall a great tool with some minor issues.
I got this rotary tool (PBLRT01) and I am amazed by the quality of design, how it was built and materials used.
This is a 1/8" collet (3.2mm), dual control rotary tool. RPMs are variable and more gradient when using the foot pedal, and they can be turned up at increments of 5,000 rpm using the rotary dial in the front.
The foot pedal is nice and intuitive, large and provides enough positive pressure so you can feel the resistance with your foot. The added safety paddle is a nice feature and a must have on such a tool.
The tool comes with a high performance One+ Li-Ion 18V battery (PBP003) of 2.0 Ah capacity, which is perfectly adequate for medium to lengthy tasks at highest rpm settings. This is possible due to the brushless motor which uses less electric power to output consistently more torque under drag. This makes it the perfect combination for power tool of this rating and application.
The tool can be wall mounted, sit on antivibration leg bracket, or hung at the bracket when flipped.
The flexible shaft is 36" (91.5 cm) long and composed of friction resistant rubber, with metal spring reinforced connections on both ends, which have good oil seals to prevent grease from coming out while allowing torque to be transferred to the handle with minimal loss in friction.
After continuous operation of 15 min at 25,000 rpm the battery was drained 1/5 and the shaft wasn't even registering as warm to the touch. Both ends have oil sealed bearings. the inside rotating stem itself is very strong, doesn't twist and as long as it is kept in its sealed lubricated environment will serve heavy duty cycles for decades.
The plastic hull of the tool has been manufactured from HDPE with at least 15% fiber reinforcement, which makes it extremely resistant to cracking from occasional bumps and drops.
For that price, I expected the tool to have a carry bag, and yet it is not meant to be carried around. The tool certainly has built in mobility with the batteried design. However, it can't be operated while charging the battery, you need to take the battery out and use the provided PCG002 18V One+ Lithium-Ion Charger.
Although a little inconvenient when working with a depleted battery, the charger is rather fast in getting the battery ready to complete a small task. Full charge takes around 50-60 min on an old battery and 35-45 min on a brand new one. The charger has a 6' cord and a 60W transformer on it, and can be used with any other One+ battery.
The chuck is keyless quick connect and it grips very well any accessory as long as they are in the 1/8" size. The build quality on this is phenomenal, it had great grip, balance and control, swapping tools is effortless and fast and there is absolutely no wobble even at a fraction of a mm even at the highest lateral load under the highest RPM. I think this is what makes it such a great tool. The base of the tool has swappable left to right holder for the head.
It also comes with 40 accessories, space collet and tightening cap, cutting wheels, buffing discs and paste, basically with all that you need to take on any project - large or small.
In terms of pricing, it is placed very well, slightly above the average, and yet the product offers so much more quality of design and materials used, craftsmanship and precision that it is a must have in every home.
The tool comes in the original package which is very sturdy, so online ordering is certainly a good option.
This review is for the 18V Ryobi Rotary Tool Kit, Product PBLRT01K1. The kit includes one 18v., Ah Li-Ion battery, battery charger, brushless motor-equipped power unit, flexible drive shaft, foot pedal speed control and tool accessory kit. As delivered with approximately 25% of charge, it took an hour on the supplied charger to charge fully. This tool has plenty of power for use with the supplied tools. The flexible drive shaft is not overly cumbersome or stiff, it being easier to maneuver than my 120v.Dremel Moto Tool 385 rotary unit when doing benchtop work. This Ryobi tool is relatively quiet compared to my old Dremel as well. This tool works with Dremel tools rotary tools. Speed control is either by a supplied foot pedal or by the rotary speed selector dial on the power unit. The foot pedal control is the easier of the two to use. The run time is quite long starting with a full battery charge. This tool comes with a 3-year limited warranty. The tool I got does not shut off fully with the speed dial or foot pedal at the "zero" speed selection, it maintaining a rotation speed of around 100 to 150 rpm at the zero speed settings.. For no rotation, one has to set the power control switch to "off". This, to me, is an indication that I have a defective tool. As a result, I have downrated it to 4-stars, as delivered. I would otherwise given it a 5-sar rating.