Ryobi 18-Volt One+ Shears

When it comes to cutting sheet metal, plastic siding, chicken wire, steel netting, or any other metal thin material, you could spend the time and the hand strength to do it the old school way, or, you could speed things up with the automated Shears from Ryobi.


Right out of the box I liked how compact these shears were. now, yes, they could be smaller like some of its competitions, but I was really anticipating them to be a whole lot bigger.

Here are some of the TOP things I likes about this unit

  1. 1. SIZE

I don’t want to be a broken record, but the shears actually felt comfortable.


I’ll be honest, the martial I initially started cutting had a heavy lip to it and I couldn’t get the cutter fead, but then I realized that the head was a roaring head, and then it was game over from there. Smooth sailing.

3. 18 GAUGE

The unit’s cutting capacity is universal enough to cut through the majority of some of the most common farming and building material thats needed for light cutting.


I have not had enough of battery powered sheet metal tool experience for comparison, but using it on multiple  sheet metal scraps around the work shop, made my experience quite satisfying and actually enjoyable.




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Mr. Buildit

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  • Ryobi seems to be making some good affordable tools lately, although I don’t really have an application for these shears. I’ve been thinking about getting their cordless circular saw. Any chance you’d do a review on it?