Recently, I was fortunate enough to review the Ryobi 18V JobPlus™ with Multi-Tool Attachment (model # P340). The Ryobi JOBPLUS just may be the most versatile tool on the market. Right out of the box you can already begin to cut wood, soft metals, and plastic. an added bonus is a sanding pad with 5 pieces of sandpaper. But here’s the kicker… the JOBPLUS is fully compatible with all RIDGID JobMax™ attachment heads, and Ryobi includes a universal Multi-tool adapter, so you can use the JOBPLUS with all the other popular brand Multi-tool attachments! Therefore, you can turn this bad boy into a Multi-tool (which provides a vast array of versatility already!), Ratchet, Right Angle drill/driver, Right Angle Impact Driver, Jig Saw, and Auto-Hammer! This is truly the most innovative, and versatile tool I’ve ever used.
The bright neon color of the One+ product line is very eye-catching, and modern. The JOBPLUS is lightweight and well-balanced, especially when used with the compact Lithium Ion battery pack (model# P106). Unlike some other oscillating tools I’ve used in the past, the JOBPLUS didn’t transfer too much vibration to my hand when working. Therefore, my hand didn’t become numb after 2 minutes of cutting, or sanding.
The 18V JOBPLUS is variable speed, but it’s controlled by holding the trigger down at various pressures, so you can’t really dial in on a desired speed, and easily remain there. You wouldn’t use this tool for precision work anyway, so it’s not a big deal.
Ryobi strategically placed an LED work light that illuminates the work area when the trigger is activated. I found this to be a great feature while working in my workshop, which is located in my dimly lit cellar.
Another bonus Ryobi threw in was a magnetic tray located just below the handle. This tray comes in handy for holding onto small nuts, screws, or washers while you’re on a ladder or holding up a 2×6 with your other hand.
Things I liked:
- Up to 20,000 oscillations-per-minute
- Sleek look and feel
- Well balanced design
- LED Work Light
- One+ battery chemistry
Overall, the Ryobi P340 One+ 18V JobPlus™ with Multi-Tool Attachment is a great tool for homeowners. It’s affordable, sleek, powerful, and well made, which makes it a must have addition for any weekend warrior’s toolbox. I highly recommend this tool to anyone looking for a cordless Multi-tool with great power, and endless versatility.
- Battery: 18V
- Speed: 0-20,000 OPM (no load)
- Weight: 2.15lbs
- Compact tool head fits into tight spaces
- LED light brightens work area
- Multiple position tool head adds handling versatility
- Balanced design and ergonomic grip reduce user fatigue
- Variable speed trigger allows precise speed adjustment
- New and improved GripZone™ overmold for maximum user comfort
- MagTray™ magnetic holder for convenient placement of screws and bits
P246 JobPlus™ Base, P570 Multi-Tool Head, Wood/Metal Cutting Blade, Segment Saw Blade, Sanding Pad, 5 Pieces Sandpaper, Allen Wrench, Universal Multi-Tool Accessory Adaptor & Operator’s Manuals. [Batteries and Chargers Sold Separately]
WARRANTY: Ryobi 3 Year Warranty
LAUNCH DATE: August 2011
SUGGESTED RETAIL: $69, exclusively sold at The Home Depot
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