Ryobi may seem a bit out of place considering most of the brands on our list are major tool manufacturers geared towards the Pro range. Well, the Ryobi P514 can hold its own on a job site and is perfect for homeowners that need affordable cordless power as well. This tool comes from Ryobi’s One+ […]
Ryobi may seem a bit out of place considering most of the brands on our list are major tool manufacturers geared towards the Pro range. Well, the Ryobi P514 can hold its own on a job site and is perfect for homeowners that need affordable cordless power as well.
This tool comes from Ryobi’s One+ cordless tool system and delivers 18 volts of power with the press of a trigger. The stroke length is set to 7/8,” and it also has a higher stroke rate than other models at 3,100 SPM. Needless to say, this sucker is fast although it’s not brushless like most of our picks from the cordless class.
When it comes to features, all the standard options are present. This means you’ll get a variable speed trigger, tool-less blade clamp, an adjustable shoe, and some Anti-Vibe tech baked into the handle. There’s nothing fancy, but there are an electronic brake and that adjustable shoe pivots. Consumers found the overmolded grip to be quite comfortable as well, and the ease of use is high due to the lack of flagship features.
The Ryobi One+ P514 is a little basic compared to other sawzalls we’ve touched on, but it has one huge advantage of the rest of the pack with its battery system. While we love Milwaukee, DeWalt and others have systems of their own, Ryobi has over 120 tools in their cordless arsenal, and all are affordable. Just let that sink in for a minute…
For the price of one top-tier tool with batteries, you can pick up the complete cordless contractors set like the P884 One+ with six tools and two batteries. They also have plenty of lawn and garden tools cordless pole cutters along with things like hand vacuums, drywall screw guns, and even 18V bolt cutters. There is truly a tool for everyone if you roll with Ryobi, and the prices are tough to beat.
Aside from a few slight drawbacks with the build quality and bundling, the Ryobi P514 is one you should consider if you need a light-duty solution for the shop or garage. Obviously, it’s not as heavy-duty as contractor grade tools although the 3-year warranty helps in that regard. Unfortunately, unlike most manufacturers; Ryobi doesn’t sell this saw in a kit. Unless you are already invested in their system, you will need to pay extra to get this one going out of the box.
The Ryobi P514 comes with a hex key for the shoe, two blades, and operators manual. If you need a battery and charger to get you started, this combo pack is a wise idea, or you can opt for third-party alternatives or dual packs like the P122.