This tool review post of the Ryobi rotary tool and soldering iron is sponsored by The Home Depot. These two tools are the perfect addition for a hobby lover or serious crafter who could benefit from power tools with intricate and detailed applications.
A tool review of the Ryobi One+ 18V rotary tool and 40 watt soldering iron. Two great Ryobi tools for hobby crafts and general use around the home.
You know those situations that arise when you need a tool that will cut a small metal piece, grind off a sharp edge, sand down a little corner, solder a broken earring or fix a necklace chain? Here are two Ryobi tools that are perfect for all those unexpected little projects that pop up in and around your home. First let’s look at the Ryobi One+ 18V rotary tool.
First off it’s cordless and operates using the Ryobi One+ battery that you may already have for your other Ryobi tools. I recently used the sanding tip to clean up the interior of those holes in the popsicles above. The sanding tip allowed me to make the holes ever so slightly bigger than the drill bit and a perfect fit for the dowel handles.
The Ryobi rotary tool comes with 33 accessories so you have nearly every type of tip you might need for all those various projects. It’s compact and sits securely with rubber feet on your workbench top or mount it to the wall. And because it’s cordless you can also take it wherever you may need it.
Rotary Tool Package:
- rotary tool
- flexible shaft pen
- 33 accessories
- storage case
The design of the tool base incorporates the speed dial, on / off switch, shaft pen holster, accessory storage and battery. The variable speed dial allows you to reach up to 34,000 RPM, that’s a lot of spinning for maximum performance. My absolute favorite part about this tool is the fact that it can handle all the small detailed applications with control and accuracy. The 36 in” flexible shaft pen design maximizes precision and comfort and the 1/8 in. collet accepts most accessories.
The second craft related tool is the Ryobi 40 watt soldering iron. This is a hybrid soldering station perfect for circuit building and jewelry making and repairs. Because it’s hybrid you can either use a Ryobi One+ battery or plug it as a corded tool.
Soldering Iron Features:
- 3′ reach between iron holder and base
- adjustable temperature from 300°F to 900°F
- fine point tip
- chisel tip
- solder coil
- tip cleaning sponge
While I have very limited experience with soldering this simple station has me wanting to try more. Also on the control panel near the knob is an LED indicator light that lets you know when the tip is hot. And as usual you can use any Ryobi One+ battery with this tool since it’s part of the world’s largest 18V tool system.
Two affordable Ryobi tools for hobbies and crafts available at The Home Depot:
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