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New Ryobi brushless motor tools!

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Home Depot has a bunch of brand new Ryobi brushless motor tools. These are all tool only, which means no battery or charger included unlike the hammer drill that has been available for some time.

Here's what I saw sitting on the shelf:
7-1/4" circular saw [homedepot.com] (p508) $119 1002592470
reciprocating saw [homedepot.com] (p517) $119 1002-592-473
4-1/2" angle grinder [homedepot.com] (p423) $99 1002-587-790
belt sander [homedepot.com] (p450) $99 206955207
impact driver [homedepot.com] (p238) $99 1002-592-471

They now appear online. I was unable to find them yesterday.
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What exactly is the brushless tool mean?
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What exactly is the brushless tool mean?
Most likely brushless motor
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What exactly is the brushless tool mean?
"Brushless" is a different way to design a motor which usually results in it delivering more power and efficiency than one with brushes.
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This blog is a good place to find some background on Ryobi and some of the new brushless tools they have in the pipeline...

http://toolguyd.com/brand/ryobi/
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Most likely brushless motor
Yes, brushless motor tools. Sorry for the confusion.
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Cool, I like tools Big Grin
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What exactly is the brushless tool mean?
It means it's motor is brushless. By being brushless it makes it much more efficient so the battery will last longer. This is important is cordless devices and not so much is corded.
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Glad to see Ryobi is finally getting on board. Probably the last ones to go brushless. Honestly at this price you can buy a better brand though.
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This also means there are more electronics in the tools. Not always the best idea. I have both. Difference is apparent.
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This blog is a good place to find some background on Ryobi and some of the new brushless tools they have in the pipeline...

http://toolguyd.com/brand/ryobi/
He said he had some exciting news on Ryobi tools almost a month ago but haven't heard anything since. Hopefully this isn't everything as these are competing price wise with other better well known prosumer level tools.
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He said he had some exciting news on Ryobi tools almost a month ago but haven't heard anything since. Hopefully this isn't everything as these are competing price wise with other better well known prosumer level tools.
When you say competing, do you mean same price? I think the other brands are still more expensive. My 15+ year old Ryobi cordless drill just died, so I'm looking to replace it with a brushless version and if it lasts just as long I'll be happy.
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Glad to see Ryobi is finally getting on board. Probably the last ones to go brushless. Honestly at this price you can buy a better brand though.
Agreed. I'm in the process of upgrading my Ryobi tools into Makita's brushless line, which isn't much more than Ryobi's brushless.

I think between the two brands, they'd offer any cordless tool I could ever need.
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Yes, brushless motor tools. Sorry for the confusion.
Great title. Great thread.
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When you say competing, do you mean same price? I think the other brands are still more expensive. My 15+ year old Ryobi cordless drill just died, so I'm looking to replace it with a brushless version and if it lasts just as long I'll be happy.
When I say competing I mean brands like Dewalt, Ridgid (Same company as Ryobi), Milwaukee, Bosch, Makita. These all have had brushless motors for a while and price point is very close to Ryobi now someone who is just starting to build up their tools have a lot more options now.

If you have a recent battery pack made by Ryobi, or other tools that use these battery packs, stick with Ryobi. They will last for a long time. I have Ryobi and have picked up a Bosch 12v system of drill and driver that was on sale a few months ago and I really like them powerwise they do what I need and are much lighter, easier to fit in a bag and a holster that I use when doing installs. I have a large assortment of Roybi, Circular saw, trim router, Drill, Driver, reciprocating saw, and they have worked well even with the abuse I have thrown at them, so there really isn't anything wrong with them. Whatever system you are in if it works for you stick with it.
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