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ryobi vs erbauer or something else

Discussion in 'Tools and Materials' started by markmh, 24 Jun 2019.

  1. markmh

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    hi all

    im thinking about going with either ryobi or erbauer for cordless power tools going forward. in the past ive had/still got a titan circular saw, orbital sander and sds drill all corded and a bosch combi drill on battery which is around 12 years old.

    going forward im looking to get on a platform for all future power tools. this is going to be things like a impact drill, circular saw, probably a replacement combi drill at some point. i would prefer cordless for ease of use. ive looked at reviews and comments for what im going to use them for brands like dewalt and makita seem overkill so erbauer and ryobi seem like the way forward.

    im leaning more towards ryobi as they have been around a bit longer and seem abit more affordable

    has anyone got any experience of using both?

    mark
     
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  3. just pumps

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    Pro use or diy use?
     
  4. markmh

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    its for diy use
     
  5. wgt52

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    So don't look at the cost of the tools; look at the cost and availability of additional or replacement batteries.

    I made the decision to go to Ryobi and now use them. Own make batteries are available between £40 and £100 quid... (if you look on the web you can get pattern ones for less >I bought a 4Ahr batt for £32 against £80 for a Ryobi<)

    Will Erbaurer ones be available in a few years time? that is the question you have decide on.

    Certainly a greater range of tools with Ryobi.
     
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    Will either be around in a few years time? Who knows?
     
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    I'm not so sure. That used to be the case 8-10 years ago but now if you just look at the batteries they are often the same price or more expensive than similar capacity from the pro brands. So the value is not there.

    Likewise for some of the tools.

    Have a think about what tools you will actually need or want over the next five years or so and compare the ranges.

    The new Aldi stuff is impressive and they are now selling a complete system using a single battery type, and the tools and batteries separate. Dead cheap, 3 year warranty and historically they are well made. £30 for a 18v 5aH battery, (with quality cells) is amazing.
     
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    yes i used to praise ryobi to the hilt 80% as good as the big boys toys but 40% off the cost
    but now they have upped there game with with quality and both price so price difference between ryobi and dewalt is not a lot
    ryobi batteries have gone from being far cheaper than dewalt to perhaps 25-30% more expensive
     
  10. So does this mean they are no longer rated DIY to light trade anymore?? :LOL::D
     
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    TBH I was surprised to see that Erbauer are suitable for trade use. Ryobi are DIY only. I guess that means that if you use a Ryobi tool continuously for more than 30(?) minutes you risk voiding the warranty.

    Personally I have only used one Ryobi cordless tool. It was brand new oscillating saw with a brand new battery (can't remember the amp hours). I needed to make a 400mm cut in a tonge and grow chipboard floor. It kept cutting out every 10 seconds. I came back the next day and made the cut with my corded Fein.

    Personally I would rather not purchase either brand. I only own one Makita product (an angle grinder with the world's shortest flex- tight gits) but Makita seem to offer some tools that are similar in price to the Ryobi stuff but with superior warranties.
     
  12. Yes, Erbauer are a surprising inclusion on the trade rated list.
     
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    Maybe it has something to do with the fact that the owners of B&Q (Kingfisher) "make" them.
     
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    I started my Ryobi collection this spring, having no experience in it's main competitors (Bosch, DeWalt, Makita...) from before. I thought it seemed like a pretty good value for DIY:er. So far I got a flashlight, a vacuum cleaner, two drill/screwdrivers (one with hammering, one without), a multi-tool, a jigsaw, a powerbank, an impact gun, and an angle grinder. I guess time will tell how long these tools will last. Some reviewers complain about the third gear giving up on the impact gun after only moderate use. I guess I'll find out, soon enough.
     
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