HomeTool Reviews
Checking out the New Ryboi ONE+ 18V Shears

John Malecki

Checking out the New Ryboi ONE+ 18V Shears

I grab the RYOBI One+ 18V Shears and give them a test run!

Tool Reviews
|
5
min read
|
Oct 17, 2018

Ryobi One+ 18v Shears

This is one of those tools that isn’t a staple in the workshop, but is really nice to have. The Ryobi Shears are powerful, portable, and lightweight. With their offset shear design, they are made to cut through multiple materials making them a great choice for sheet metal, wire, and tons of other options.

*This post is sponsored by the Home Depot

SPECIFICATIONS:

Weighing in at 3.5lbs they are a nice lightweight shear that has a handle designed to fit nicely in your hand. The Ryobi Shears possess a rotating head for versatile cutting. The rotating head is replaceable as well, so when it inevitably goes dull, you can easily replace it. Throw a Ryobi P108 battery on these and you can cut over 1000 ft. of sheet metal. Also, did I mention this tool is cordless? This is a great feature and one that we are seeing on more tools lately making them more portable and convenient. The only thing with these shears is there definitely is a bit of a learning curve if you haven’t used metal shears in the past. The jaw on the rotating head does not automatically adjust, you have to manually adjust it and it comes pre-set for thicker edges. If you fail to adjust the jaw you can end up with an extremely rough cut so that’s just one thing you want to take note of before going to town on your next project.

RYOBI Shears & Battery
RYOBI Shears & Battery

Ryobi ONE+ 18V 6.0AH Lithium + HP Battery

To get the best performance out of the Ryobi Shears, they should definitely be paired with the Ryobi 6.0AH HP Battery. This battery gives high performance electronics maximum power. The Ryobi 6.0AH Battery communicates directly with RYOBI brushless tools to deliver the optional level of power for best performance. That means that the Ryobi 6.0AH HP Battery is compatible with all Ryobi ONE+ 18v tools and allows the tool to perform at its best. The HP technology in these allows users to make faster cuts in turn allowing them to be more efficient without sacrificing quality. Lastly, they have a great run time which is key when working on large projects.

PRICE:

The pricing for the Ryobi Shears comes in at $139.95 and the price for a 2-pack of the Ryobi 6.0AH HP Battery is $119. At the end of the day, you’re coming in just above $250 for a tool (with a backup battery) that is definitely worth having.

MY THOUGHTS:

This is a nice tool to have laying around. As I don't use it a ton, it's a bonus for me. The RYOBI platform has hundreds of tools too, which is great for the beginner or DIY'er. These Ryobi Shears for sure get the job done.

____________________________________________________________

I acknowledge that The Home Depot is partnering with me to participate in the ProSpective 2018 Campaign. As a part of the Program, I am receiving compensation in the form of products and services, for the purpose of promoting The Home Depot. All expressed opinions and experiences are my own words. My post complies with the Word Of Mouth Marketing Association (WOMMA) Ethics Code and applicable Federal Trade Commission guidelines.

________________________________________________________________________

Check out some of my other videos and tool reviews!

Download the Plan

Want to try this build out for yourself? Download the digital plan now for step-by-step instructions, measurements, and a detailed look at how to punch this project in the face.

Tool Reviews
|
5
min read
|
Oct 17, 2018
|
Sponsored by
John Malecki

I used to be an offensive lineman in the NFL, Now I run my own furniture business and am completely self taught. In my videos and posts you'll see a variety of wood and metal work as well as some tips and tricks. Enjoy!