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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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