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Ryobi One+ 18V Ratchet Wrench - Skin Only - $49 @ Bunnings

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Looks like Bunnings has dropped the price on this tool from $115.00 to $49.00.

Product Description:

  • 3/8” square drive for a large variety of sockets
  • MagTray to hold fasteners
  • LED worklight for increased visibility
  • Forward/reverse switch

Let the Ryobi One+ 18V ratchet help you make light work of DIY jobs. Tighten and loosen nuts and bolts on furniture, bikes or domestic machinery with ease thanks to the great design and long-lasting 18V battery. Enjoy all of the freedom of working with cordless power tools, without compromising on power.

Battery and charger sold separately

Update:-
Bonus undocumented feature:-
You can also indeed remove the head of this tool and rotate it by 90 or 180 degrees to get it to fit into those tighter spots where the battery gets in the way.
The two tabs to push in order to remove and/or rotate the head are hidden under the rubber boot of the ratchet head.

Credit to siu_loong_bao for the great tip on the interchangeable heads hack.

This is part of Father's Day deals for 2021.

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Comments

  • -1

    Car wheel nuts?

    • +1

      Maybe not enough torque to tighten but should help in taking them off or putting them on.

      • +5

        should use a torque wrench to tighten anyway

        • Indeed.

      • +1

        You are meant to crack it loose first, then hit power to undo it.

    • +10

      Rated at 27Nm, so definitely no. You'd be looking at an impact wrench for wheel nuts.

      • What's this used for then?

        • +3

          op answered that

          any non critical very light home diy ikea work

          • @tonyjzx: Ikea work may need gentler force.

            Cracked a board doing it using an impact driver.

      • -3

        Hahaha, this is completely useless then. I don't know why you would buy an extra 18V tool when you can just get an impact driver/wrench and smash it out of the park.

        • I agree in some part that this one is useless due to it's size/design and lack of grunt but cordless ratchets in general do have a place, especially in automotive work where you can't fit an impact. Need the 90° head.

        • Ever busted your knuckles trying to undo exhaust manifold bolts etc or other work on a car in areas you just don't have room to swing your hand around?

          https://www.supercheapauto.com.au/p/toolpro-toolpro-12v-mech...

          I bought this set when it was $99 exactly for those moments, and I've been surprised at how useful it actually is to have around for such a cost.

        • Completely? No.

          As all replies say, it's for angled locations where the impact can't reach or fit.

          I recently got the exact location I needed to get a screw (rusted in, inverted so could not use a penetrant to soften it) out from, and the space was so small that the impact could not get in, nor using a non-powered tool was able to remove.

          This tool would have saved me 3 hours.

        • +1

          straight over the head

    • +4

      These are good in automotive for getting at bolts that are in hard to reach areas with not much room that an impact wrench wouldn't fit in, so you crack the bolt and then wind it off with this instead of a quarter of a turn at a time with a spanner.

      • +1

        Its a bit too bulky for that though. I pulled the head off this and plugged it into my AEG 12V multitool. Its much more compact. And cheaper than buying the AEG head, which is unavailable now.

        • +5

          This guy hasn't mastered the use of 7 extension bars and three uni joints at once yet. Obviously a rookie.

          • +1

            @Buyingcrap: That reminds me. These tools are kinda useless when you have 7 extension bars like on bellhousing bolts. The torque gets absorbed by all the unions before it gets to the bolt, so you have to go back to traditional methods for those.

            • @stumo: Don’t even get me started on bellhousing torx bolts….

  • +1

    thank you very much. wanted one of these but didnt want to pay full price

  • Looks like the sort of thing that would've come in handy after some old struggles with old tap spanners. But it just came to mind would something like a drill or impact driver with appropriate socket/adapter do the same thing?
    Not bad for 50 dollarydoos but if it's close enough …

    • +5

      Better for situations where there's not enough room for a drill directly in-line with bolt/nut. You can get a right-angle attachment for drill but this would be less cumbersome IMO. So if you've already got Ryobi batteries like me, then it's a pretty good tool to add to your workshop. I've got a couple of drills & impact drivers, a right angle drill attachment and ratchet spanners but I've still ordered one of these for click and collect from my local. Having the right tool for the job makes life so much easier!!
      Thanks OP

  • +10

    27nm for a wrench. What a joke lol

    • I just found that on the Amazon description, crazy low if true, a toy… For comparison a low end Dewalt impact driver is around 200 Nm…

      • +4

        While yes, it is ridiculously low, it's not an impact wrench or driver, it's a ratchet. You would break it or nip it up manually and just use the electrics for the bulk of the thread.
        The higher model is a more respectable 80Nm but also 3 times the price with this on sale. In comparison, the Milwaukee 12V stuff is also around 80Nm which is considered the top end.

        I have one of the Toolpro 12V ones which is only 45Nm or something around there and it's fine.

        • You would break it or nip it up manually and just use the electrics for the bulk of the thread.

          Agree… probably ok for awkward bolts like bellhousing bolts after they've been cracked, (if you could fit it in), but it looks VERY light duty…

          For someone that does enough work to justify a battery or pneumatic ratchet, they can probably justify buying something better than this…

      • +5

        You're comparing different tools for different purposes lol.

        • -7

          Only comparing the torque of the tools because most people have a fair idea of what a small impact driver is capable of….

    • I have one of these and I have used it a few times. I wouldnt pay full price again, but for this price - its brilliant.

      I use it when I have difficult unscrewings / screwings to do and do the final tighten/untighten with a proper wrench.

    • You are meant to crack it loose, then hit power to undo it. Low torque is intentional.

  • +7

    Won’t do wheel nuts. It’s not an impact wrench either.

    These are excellent for repetitive tasks like cam/rocker cover bolts etc. really saves your wrists in the long run if you are doing a lot of automotive work.

    Less useful for general building or maintenance.

  • Ignore this please

  • +4
    • +1

      Yes, but triple the price at $149.00.

  • Good price drop but I've never seen much use for their ratchets.
    Generally you would want a 12V one as the batteries are much smaller, making it a lot more compact. Can't get an 18V battery pack in tight areas.
    I'd recommend the Toolpro ones when they're on sale, does the job well enough without forking out $300+ for a Milwaukee set.

    • The toolpro really is excellent value - I've got two now as I was so impressed with the first.

      Always try to buy in kits and when on discount at SCA.

      • What's the point of having two? Is it to keep in two different place or to rotate while charging? Or you just like to flex when it comes to ratchets?

        • +2

          Well I use a min of 3 drill/drivers all the time. Reason being way faster then charging bits. With the rachet I'd have one dedicated for a 10mm. Harder to lose that way

  • bought one ty

  • Thanks OP, i bought one just to add to the collection!

  • +2

    This is the old model being run out. It's next to useless and is the only Ryobi One+ tool I regret buying. If you can't spin the nut on or off with your fingers then this isn't doing it either.

  • -1

    Kind of reminds me of a road trail bike.. The idea was a bike that is universal for both ..the reality is it's rubbish on road and not good off-road either.

    This tool seems too large for 'fiddly work', yet not enough torque for larger work.

  • Was thinking about getting this more for drilling/screwing in tight spaces, but then saw this model https://www.bunnings.com.au/ryobi-18v-one-3-8-ratchet-wrench.... A lot more expensive, but looks to be a much better design.

    Edit: Eeb171 beat me to it

  • +4

    FYI - the body of this is the same as the old version of the 18V Ryobi multi tool. The old version is really sought after - as it’s compatible with AEG’s 18V Omni Pro Series detachable heads!!! A lot of people don’t know this.

    Do some research into the possibilities of 1 tool with multiple heads (sold separately) for different uses. This includes using it as a multi tool.

    I just ordered 2, delivery is $10.

    Heads:
    https://www.bunnings.com.au/aeg-reciprocating-saw-attachment...

    https://www.bunnings.com.au/aeg-jigsaw-head-attachment-skin-...

    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/AEG-18V-MULTI-TOOL-RIGHT-ANGLE-I...

    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/AEG-18V-Right-Angle-Drill-Head-M...

    • Interesting! Is the head of this detachable?

    • Does it have enough grunt to run those? Or is it just the standard ratchet head that makes it so lack lustre?

      • +2

        Don’t treat this as a ratchet/shaker gun and the proposition immediately changes…the body of the unit is made from the same OEM manufacturer as AEG (hence why the head attachments are interchangeable).

        As a cordless multi-tool, it’s good enough. (Maybe someone can do a quick comparison of the AEG body versus the Ryobi Unit with respect to torque).

        As a right-angle drill/driver, it should be fine for cabinets and tight spaces requiring 90 degree drilling access.

        As a recip saw, think of Milwalkee’s see-saw tool.

        As a jigsaw, it should be comparable to an 18v light-duty cordless jigsaw.

        And yes, the head detaches, and can be rotated 180 degrees. (I think there’s a comment below saying that whoever designed this doesn’t use tools. The ability to rotate the head 180 degrees on the main unit’s axis answers this concern).

        I’ve been using this Ryobi unit with interchangeable heads for a few years now. It’s not a heavy duty workhorse, but as a light duty all-rounder, can’t complain.

        • The head of this doesn't detach or rotate. The new model the head does rotate and it has a bit more torque but still low for an 18v tool.

          • @apsilon: I’ll prove you wrong on this. When mine arrives, I’ll upload a YouTube clip.

            When I told 4 Bunnings staff in their tools section a fews years ago, they laughed at me. I then asked if I could take the Ryobi display unit to the glass cabinets to connect it to an AEG head. All 4 staff very surprised.

            The rotation is fixed at 180degs, due to the notches.

            • @siu_loong_bao: Tell me how and I'll go and look at mine.

              • @apsilon: The two tabs to push in order to remove and/or rotate the head are hidden under the rubber boot of the ratchet head.

                This YouTube video shows you how:-

                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZL5-VF4wSCA

                • @bickel72: That vid shows the multi tool but I guess the ratchet may be the same. Can't be bothered going downstairs now but I'll take a look tomorrow. Too bad the motor is still gutless as being able to rotate the head would make it a little more flexible in use.

                  • @apsilon: Can confirm ratchet is the same as I did it on mine. You can push the tabs without cutting the rubber boot in order to remove the head attachment, but if you do cut it like was done in the video, it does make it easier to remove, but it is not necessary. You just have to push hard in the right area.

                    • @bickel72: Yeah just had a look at mine. Don't know why they didn't include the feature to rotate the head as standard rather than hiding it. Makes it slightly more useful. Doesn't fix the torque issue though. It'd make more sense if it had a 1/4 drive rather than 3/8.

        • oh shit this is a game changer..

    • Thanks for the tip, excellent find.

      A quick YouTube search found this:-

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZL5-VF4wSCA

      Bonus undocumented feature:-
      You can also indeed remove the head of this tool and rotate it by 90 or 180 degrees to get it to fit into those tighter spots where the battery gets in the way.

    • Just wondering why do we need another right angle impact head? Is it a different shank?

    • +1

      Interesting…..I don’t actually need this tool, but in true ozbargain fashion, I’ve been convinced by you that it’s a good buy :)

    • I dont need it. But you sold me on it hahaha

      Thanks

    • Hey mate,

      The one that is on sale on on this page is compatible with the AEG ones is that right?

      Thanks

    • Wow, I got mine yesterday and it does indeed come out.

      I don't know why Ryobi hide that fact though, It clearly has the mould for it to work in all 4 directions! The only concern is, when you put it on 90 degree angle, it does cover up the hole on the front and back.

      and when you put it in 90degrees, the holes fit perfectly for you to eject the head out.

      Only thing is, with the AEG attachment costs, there's no real point in buying them as you can just buy the Ryobi tool for around the same price haha.

      Also, I can't seem to be able to find the AEG multi tool head?

      thanks for making the tool more interesting again @siu_loong_bao

  • Whoever designed this model doesn't use tools much and you can tell by the orientalion of the battery placement.

    To the very least the should be rotated 90 degrees if not 180 degrees of what it is now.

    • The right angle drill has the same issue. Battery should be rotated or placed more in line so you can reach into a deep narrow recess if required.

    • I agree but their batteries are the wrong design for tools like this, so only so much they can do really.
      12V ones are the go for compact as they don't need a lot of grunt anyway, but the Makita is a much better design due to their slimmer batteries

  • Ahhh I was just in Bunnings, didnt see this post… I want one of these but I guess my toolpro one will do anyway

    • The Toolpro ones are better than these—in my opinion—due to the physical battery size. Much more ergonomically flexible.

  • Thanks OP. Ordered one. A nice addition to my impact wrench and impact driver for those hard to reach bolts on my car.

  • My most used Ryobi tool

  • What is the fundamental concept here? Aren’t you applying the same but opposite force in holding the tool?

    • Seems like a reasonable question. I guess that while the angular force would be the same, with this tool you just have to hold the thing relatively steady which is generally fairly easy. When turning something like a wrench, as well as continuing to apply force toward the work to hold the tool on, you also have to apply a graduated angular movement/force in a small arc. So yes same force as holding the Ryobi but its has to be more carefully controlled and in a moving arc which I would think is generally harder to do. Plus the big bonus, holding it still replaces constantly hitting any nearby obstructions on every rotation, requiring you to lift the wrench, move it a bit and relocate it on the bolt. Possibly several times per rotation, which can be a real pain of you have a lot of bolts. For one or two a month, you would never bother. For someone who has to turn them moderately often I can see the attraction. Though a normal battery drill will often do the trick, with the addition of a right angle adaptor, which to date has been adequate for my occasional needs.

  • +1

    Thanks, got one this morning. I've wanted one for a while and happy it was on sale but its a bit of a joke :( I can stop it spinning with my hands! I had no concept of what 27Nm was. It's like saying your car is 220kW, I don't know what that is, but if you say it's 300hp then I know what that is.

    I should have used the $49 towards the more expensive one.

  • I bought one of these before, returned it die to being able to tighten/loosen anything.

    Maybe I'd you were assembling Ikea furniture.

    Myself and the to shop guy, walked around tool shop, tried to undo some racking bolts, no joy. Tried some various different batteries, no joy. Tried another tool, again, no joy.

    I remember we tried a few different bolts and then was no issue offering me a refund.

    Not sure what this is aimed at, but it's uses are very limited.

    Good luck

  • I'm stuck on the ozito eco system and wish they would have one of these.

    amazing deal.

  • Cheers op. There weren't many left in my area but managed to find one

  • Got mine today and looks like the AEG a well as ridgid jobmax ( USA version of AEG) head should fit. Ridgid have more attachment options and probably cheaper then local AEG heads. I'm going to order the ridgid rotary head to make sure it fits perfect. When it arrives I'll update here.

    Edit: comments on Amazon say AEG/RYOBI/RIDGID and JOBPLUS are the same attachment.

    • It will be a waste. These don't have the power to be useful

  • +1

    Mine arrived today. To eliminate doubt to those who are doubting - The main unit is the same as the old Ryobi 18v multi tool body (see my comments above). The only difference is the model number:

    18V multi tool unit = RMT1801
    18V ratchet wrench unit = R18RW

    RPM, shape, size, quality, LED light, switch is all the same.

    Plus - All my AEG heads fit.

    And…the ratchet head can be rotated every 90 degrees, like all the other heads from the AEG range.

    • @siu_loong_bao is the 18V ratchet wrench unit = R18RW actually the same motor as the 18V multi tool unit = RMT1801 as in their manual's their specs show RPM is 20,000rpm for RMT1801 Multi Tool vs 220rpm for Ratche Wrench - as i would think this would affect the performance of the AEG/Rigid heads such as reciprocating, jigsaw etc.

      or is it simply the head of the ratchet wrench that the rpm specification is from? And motors are the same ?

      • +1

        I just opened up my multi tool RMT1801 unit from 2017 and this 2020 R18RW unit. The motors are the same. However, the unit’s switch controller configuration looks to be updated on the R18RW (ie. more streamlined circuit board). Everything else is identical, down to the screws used.

        I then had a look at the attachment heads - it appears that the final RPM is derived from the cogs within the attachment heads. So for a ratchet function, 220rpm is the final drive. Whereas for oscillation (how a multi tool works), it needs a higher RPM, being 20,000.

        I plugged all my attachment heads into R18RW and all seem to run at the same speed as when plugged into a RMT1801.

        The above are my observations.

        • This is very good to know. Thanks for the info!

          • +1

            @MrHacky: I just did a stopwatch revolution test on the ratchet head:

            Using:
            RMT1801 - it does 26 full revs in 10.5secs.
            R18RW - it does 30 full revs in 10.5secs.

            Based on the above, it seems the ratchet unit has an improved switch controller. So my multi tool head would most likely perform better with more oscillations per min on the R18RW!

            • @siu_loong_bao: Very interesting. So the torque (27nm) do you think would be the same given they are the same motor or perhaps that’s just measured from the gearing of the ratchet head as well? Could you measure this on both? :P

              I wonder if this applies the same for the AEG/ Rigid tools (same body and motor most likely) - with AEG being 3-6x the price of ryobi. Looking at AEG Omni pro tool ratchet head attachment specs on official Euro website says 28nm and 220rpm. - don’t think it’s available in Aus.

  • The other One+ Ratchet wrench is 60nm. Double of this one.
    I wonder what purpose this is specifically aimed at?
    I gather the 60nm is what we'd consider the proper type of mechanics ratchet wrench.

    • The new one is still low though much better but Milwaukee 12v has 74nm for example. 60nm is at least OK for dealing with most fastener sizes you'd expect to with 3/8 whereas the old one was more suited to the sizes you'd turn to a 1/4 drive for.

  • I bought an AEG right angle tool to change to this attachment, and guess what! It works perfectly.
    On top of that, the "unlock" switch below the trigger, there's a left and right, when you use it as a Ratchet, it doesn't matter which direction you use it in, but with the AEG tool, it changes the direction of the drill! loving this tool!

  • If you have an impact driver, all you need are these set of adaptors! An air/cordless ratchet is great for tight spots like timing covers and back of engines, but they lack the torque for cracking and doing up say, something like a stiff steel under engine spash guard. This tool is massive and unwieldy compared to any of the one+ impact drivers which also has the dual use of driving wood screws, and assembling ikea furniture.