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Winter 2013-2014

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A New Cordless System

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Replacement batteries for cordless tools are expensive, but Ryobi has slashed the price of its batteries, selling two 18-volt batteries for $40, as part of its new One+ System.

Á Là Carte Tool Purchases
One problem with owning more than one cordless tool is the variety of batteries and chargers that end up lying around the shop. Even if you buy all your cordless tools from the same manufacturer, you pay for new batteries, a new charger, probably even a new case, with every tool. Ryobi is helping to eliminate clutter and save you money with its new 18-volt One+ system. It gives you the option of buying tools with or without batteries. One+ is a system of 18-volt tools that can be purchased either individually or in kits that include two batteries and a charger. If you already have a Ryobi 18-volt drill and want a cordless circular saw, you can buy just the saw for $60—a big savings over buying the tool with two more batteries and another charger. Lots of 18-volt tools are available in the system, including a jigsaw, drill, flashlight, reciprocating saw, even a cordless chainsaw!

Strapping Cordless Tool Storage
Another Ryobi innovation will help with cordless tool storage. Its Plug-In Lanyard, two for $5, fits into the tool's battery cavity and provides a strap so the tool can be hung on the wall.



 





Source
Home Depot, www.homedepot.com, Technical information, www.ryobitools.com.