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Ryobi One+ Range vs Erbauer EXT range

Discussion in 'Tools and Materials' started by Geekpie, 14 Jul 2021.

  1. Geekpie

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    Hello,
    home DIYer here. About to purchase impact driver but am keen to start down the route of a 'range' with multiple tools with shared batteries for diy tools, cleaning tools & garden tools etc.
    The two ranges that seem to hit my budget are ryobi one+ and erbauer ext.
    Ryobi looks great but my bro in law assures me erbauer is better quality.
    The erbauer range doesn't look as vast (although can't seem to find comprehensive list online anywhere) and their impact driver, (although brushless), doesn't seem to have variable speed.

    I'd welcome anyone's thoughts on the Ryobi One+ range vs Erbauer Ext range in terms of quality, value for money and size of range. Or suggestions if theres another large similarly priced range you'd recommend.

    Thanks v much.
     
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  3. pcaouolte

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    Quality and price of power tools tend to (loosely) go together. If the Ryobi and Erbauer range are similarly priced they are likely to be of similar quality. As a DIYer you are unlikely to wear out tools from either range. Think about availability of batteries, the Ryobi One+ range has been available for many years and new batteries (which do have a limited life span) still fit the old tools, I am not aware if the same can be said for the Erbauer range.
     
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    Why does the range need to be vast? Are you planning to buy every single tool?

    Any range will do, and I would suggest that vastness should not be a criteria, rather buy into the range that has the tools you need at the price you want to pay.

    Ive used ryobi for over over 15 years now. The drills drill, the saws cut etc just like any other make. The tools were once relatively cheap and there were good bundle deals to get going with, but now the tools are not that cheap and the batteries are relatively expensive. The ryobi garden tool range are nice to have, especially using the same battery, but I'd not consider it a deal breaker to commit to the ryobi range exclusively.

    However, I mostly use Bosch 12v tools now for perhaps 95% of drilling, driving, cutting, as ergonomics are a big part of regular tool use and 18v power size and weight are not needed. So think about that too.
     
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    Don't exclude Makita, good value for a premium brand. Very good range of landscaping tools. Milwaukee have a wide range of cordless tools but have not tried them.

    Blup
     
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    i agree with woody (y)
    i used to quote" ryobi 80% as good as the big boys toys at 40% off the cost" including cheap batteries
    now they have upped there game to perhaps 80% the big boys toys but so has the cost and those cheap ryobi batteries are now perhaps 15-30% more than dewalt makita etc
    example here
    https://community.screwfix.com/threads/ryobi-cordless.21093/
     
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  8. Geekpie

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    Thanks v much for comments. It seems you've given reasonable reviews of ryobi although sounds like they're not quite the bargain they once were. Nobody making a real case for erbauer though.

    Makita/dewalt/milwaukee are undoubtedly superb options but just a bit out my price bracket and maybe a bit a bit overkill for the level of use I need. Plus from what I can see their interchangeable ranges aren't as extensive as ryobi one+. Maybe 'vast' was the wrong word but the reason I see the larger the range the better is essentially to futureproof myself for all the tools/gardening equip/cleaning equip I may want to buy one day but at the moment I have no idea I'll have a need for. The Ryobi range even covers some camping equip so I think I've made my mind up. Unfortunately can't see any great deals on ryobi at the mo but £100 for an impact driver with charger and 2mAH batt at b&q seems a reasonable starting point.
     
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    ryobi
    multinational company spares and new batteries should be available for many years
    eurbar
    generic brand probably rebranded mostly for screwfix and b&q some spares i beleve but not sure about spare battery availabillity now or in the future
     
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    Sign up at the Ryobi EU site. They have had some good deals recently for certain tools/kits.
     
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