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Ryobi 18V ONE+ 1.5Ah Battery Starter Kit $49, 1.5Ah Battery Only $39 + Delivery ($0 C&C/ in-Store) @ Bunnings

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The RYOBI 18V ONE+ 1.5Ah Starter Kit includes a 1.5Ah battery and a 1.5A charger – great for people who are new to the ONE+ range or expanding their power tool collection.

The battery works with any ONE+ tool or accessory. It has temperature control, deep-discharge protection and overload protection to prevent over-heating and short-circuiting. Intelli-Cell Tech charges every cell individually, so you get a longer life from your battery.

Kit battery doesn't have fuel gauge.

1.5Ah Battery only $39 (was $74 according to price hipster)
https://www.bunnings.com.au/ryobi-one-18v-1-5ah-lithium-batt...

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  • Price in title

  • Anyone recommend the ryobi lawnmowers?

    • +1

      I got one last year when I posted this deal https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/501858
      It works perfectly on dry grass, not as good when the grass is too long & wet

      • +1

        Trying to decide on an electric lawn mower. I've narrowed it down to the following but open to suggestions.

        The wider width is attractive, but on that criteria, I should buy Ryobi 38" Battery Ride On Lawn Mower.
        I'd prefer not to have a different battery for each tool, so that makes the 18v options more attractive.

        • +4

          None of the above - the 82v Victa units are significantly more powerful :
          https://www.bunnings.com.au/victa-82v-power-cut-lawn-mower-k...

          • @Nom: I've got a Victa 82V I'm relatively happy with, I've got a second battery as the first doesn't get me through neatly enough lawn. I thought they were getting out of the battery lawnmower game, but thats based on my recollection of an ozbargain comment from a year ago so take that with a grain of salt

            I'd suggest buying a corded model if your lawn's small enough

            • +1

              @dinna89: Yeah me too, I have zero issues with my Victa, it's great. I like the steel body especially.
              I also bought a second battery, I can just about get though my lawn on one, but it's close !!

        • I went for an EGO - which have been described as the Tesla of battery mowers because they were built to be battery powered from the ground up rather than stapping a battery powered motor to the chassis of a petrol mower as most other manufacturers do. Very pleased with it but in a different price bracket to the above if you buy at full price. I narrowed it down to the EGO with the steel body and the 82v Victa and honestly could have got either but happened to come across a good special on EGOs that brought the price down to $599. But I do have several relatives and friends with Ryobi's and they seem happy with theirs.

          • @pierrejb: I have the EGO too .
            It's great , self propelled mower.
            Battery almost enough to do my old sized backyard and front with tough buffalo grass.
            Very very heavy mower.
            My elderly neighbour has the Victa 82v and she also is happy with her's.
            I have a tiny enviromower( now Victa branded) that is about 16 years old and is still surviving. This mower is tiny , lightweight and ok for smaller yards with finer grasses, it does work on Sir Walter too .The battery on this is massive and lasts for many mows between charges( in fact the only weight in this mower comes from the battery that is closer to a car sized battery).

            • @d2567: +1 to an EGO mower, though yes it is in a higher price tier than a Ryobi, if you can get the right combo of sales / free battery promos they come out to equivalent or slightly higher than the Ryobi 36V line (which looks a bit overpriced for what it is IMO).

              Recently got their self-propelled unit and it's a beast, love using it.

        • Is the Ozito PXC 2 x 18V brushless like the one at $199?

        • +1

          Will recommend the 36v (brushless) for a suburban lawn. It will bog down if you try and mow a full width strip of overgrown lawn but it's excellent on reasonably maintained even slightly overgrown buffalo lawn. Just mow 1/2 a strip wide or slower to get through the worst bits.

          The 72v (80v and other names) are better if your lawn is out of control or huge, marginal if it's not either of those.

        • I have the 18V Ryobi, i feel its underpowered, 2 batteries required to get through my smallish lawns.
          Previous mower was a 2-stroke roller Briggs-Stratton though.

        • I've had the Ozito one for about 3 years. Small yard, but we have Buffalo grass. When it's too long it will just bog endlessly, so needs to be shortened with a line trimmer first..otherwise if you mow frequently on a high setting it will be fine.

      • That is generally the case with all mowers, never want to mow when wet and you will develop tracks in your soil too. :)

    • +2

      Don't get 18v… if you have an average sized lawn.. 36v is good.. especially the brushless And self propelling.. however they are a bit expensive.. also keep your receipt as the 36v battery is dodgy.

      Mine does front and back yard.. I would say my lawn is average sized

      I used to have lower end model.. but it struggled a bit on thick and wet grass.. I found the higher end for brushless self propelling for cheap and it has absolutely no problems.

      • +1

        For the 18v models with two batteries are these wired in series to the voltage increases to 36v or parallel (voltages stays at 18v)?

      • Yeah, 36v is the way to go for lawn mowers, regardless of lawn size.

        36v with 1.5ah batteries though, nope.

        You'd want the 2 x 5 ah pack atleast.

    • I love the ryobi electric ride on. Does a great job and have heaps of power left over after 1/4 acre. No maintenance so far after about 1 year, except for cleaning with air compressor

    • I've had one for 2 summers, this year will be the third. I'm on an older residential block. It's a bit slow because of the narrow deck but it does the job just fine. If you let the grass get away from you all you need to do is pop a wheelie with it and push through the grass blades first. I've cut knee high grass doing this. Would more power be better? Of course it would but anyone who says the 18v won't work has never actually used one. They do have a brushless model now that takes 2 batteries. you can run it with 1 battery or with 2 for more duration and power though I don't believe it actually operates as a 36v in this mode. I'd buy another without hesitation.

      Paired with the brushless line trimmer and hedge trimmer they make a great combo with no need to mess with fuel, starts every time, never needs servicing and fairly quiet. I'd never go back to petrol powered garden tools.

    • I'm about a year into ownership of a 33 cm 18 volt unit, and it's one of those products that has hidden benefits over a petrol unit. Essentially, it's a lot lighter, so it's physically much easier, and quieter so you can fire up right on the 0730 (or whatever your local area time is) without bothering the neighbours and again, it's physically easier. Also, you just plug the battery in and you're on your way, no getting fuel, no filling the mower tank, no getting the frikkin' thing started.

      Things to be aware of - for a 525 square metre block you really need two 5.0 Ah batteries to get through it properly. The mower is probably a touch small for the block so you need to empty the catcher a bit more, and you really need to mow weekly to keep on top if it (but for me it's easier and faster to mow, so it's no issue). They're not the highest quality thing but it seems to be reasonably sturdy.

      We accidentally ended up in a Ryobi equipment environment, so it's one of those things that if you're in the environment with other Ryobi gear (we started with a chainsaw) you'll be fine.

    • I have the 36v lawnmower and works a treat.

    • So not get a 18v lawn mower, it's gutless

      • depends how much grass you have to mow and how often you plan to do it,,,

        depends whether you want the battery to be compatible to other tools you have, or plan to have,

    • +1

      I got the 18V one and if the grass is just a bit long the mower will stall

  • +1

    Can battery be left on charger ?
    If not is a timer a suitable solution?

    • +5

      If you mean for a day, yes.

      If you mean for a week, yes.

      If you mean for a month, also yes.

      If you mean for a year without removing, why even buy it now?

    • +1

      All lithium based batteries should have circuitry to shut them off once they reach full charge.
      So yes it can be left on charge.

      The bigger problem with lithium is leaving it on charges it doesn't like for too long.
      ie. Leaving them empty for extended periods of time will seriously degrade the batteries and cause them to have difficulties holding charge and provide their rated current. This could also cause some safety issues.

      Not so sure about leaving it on full for extended periods of time.

      • Yeah, I would recommend getting the normal charger (non-fast charging) if you intend to leave it on while not in use.

        These chargers have trickle in them, so they'll do the stopping for you too.

        The batteries keep their charge for a while though. I know my batteries (3ah, 4ah and 5ah of different brands) only went down by a bar (of four) after it was left for more than 3 months in the tool.

  • +1

    Does the twin pack of 5.0 Ah ever go on sale?

      • Bummer. What’s the cheapest way to get ahold of a 5.0 Ah battery?

        • You can get aftermarket ones on eBay / amazon if you wanted to give them a go

        • Aftermarket ones for sure

          • @whitelie: Any particular brand decent? Ive tried one aftermarket before and it was terrible.

            • @dexx: Ryobi's I got from Amazon I think?
              I've got a couple of generic DeWalt ones off eBay and they've been fine for years. Maybe I just got lucky?

        • Wait for Ryobi to make a decision to push the 6.0 Ah battery.. and discount the 5.0Ah.

          I remember when they introduced the 5.0Ah and Bunnings flogged the (then largest size) 4.0 Ah batteries for about $30 ea. (new). I picked up a couple and left a couple for one of the other staff members who also wanted to get some.. they disappeared pretty quickly at that price.

          You can get 6.0 Ah and even 9.0 Ah original batteries now though..

          • @jason andrade: Haha yeah I just noticed the 6 and 9 Ah. When did Ryobi release those?

          • @jason andrade: The 6.0 Ah and 9.0 Ah are much taller. Doesn't fit into the 2x18v mower because the battery kind of overlaps each other.

        • +1

          buy a tool that you want that comes with it,

  • +1

    These black versions don't have the battery level indicator on them like the others do.

    They work perfectly fine, but its a little annoying not knowing you're plugging in a battery that's almost dead.

    The larger capacity black batteries DO have the indicators, but the smaller ones (like in these cheap intro packs) don't.

    Just so you're aware when starting to build your Ryobi One collection.

    Also something to be aware of, when using the larger capacity batteries with your different skins, you DO get more grunt out of the machines.
    I can use my circular saw with the smaller capacity batteries on smaller timbers, but need the larger batteries to get through thicker timber much easier.
    It's not just the capacity, its also the draw of power as well. The larger batteries perform noticeably better. But they are heavier obviously.

    • +1

      The 1.5Ah by itself has the indicator in the picture (also mentions it in the description)

      • -4

        100% incorrect.

        I own this exact pack, and I am VERY familiar with the Ryobi range owning quite a number of the skins and various batteries and chargers.

        The 1.5 black battery beginner pack most certainly does not have the battery level indicator like the other batteries do.

        Here's the 1.5 battery WITH the indicator: https://www.ryobi.com.au/power-tools/products/details/18v-on...

        • +5

          If you re-read what I said, I was talking about the battery by itself, which is linked in the OP. Not the one with the charger

  • +3

    Just get the ebay version of Ryobi batteries that perform slightly less but cost much much less!

    • didnt know about that..
      similar to these?
      https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/393485204918?hash=item5b9d8bbdb6...

      • +1

        Yep try and get the one with most orders ~1000+ orders :) they've so far impressed me

        • How long has yours last and how often do you use them?

      • I got one of these generic 5.0Ah batteries off Ebay about a year ago. Seemed okay at first but after a year with not a lot of use it barely lasts 1 minutes in my Ryobi blower. Definitely buying a proper Ryobi branded one next time.

  • How much better is Ryobi ONEx to Ozito PXC ? Thinking of switching eco system.

    • I think their tools are better built personally, generally have more grunt but don't go on sale as often because the PXC match ALDI products

  • The low amp hour batteries arent worth imo. Though maybe that's because my walls are concrete on brick and a real (profanity) to drill into. I need max power. I'd prefer the stronger fake batteries from ebay over these (and have had both types.)

    • +2

      Depends what tool you are using. The smaller batteries are also lighter.

    • Hey mate can you link to he ones you have bought before? Been interested in trying them but assumed (maybe wrongly) they would all be crap.

      • I just searched ryobi battery on ebay and bought what looked to be the main (fake) gig in town. You'll see them. The ebay link is obnoxiously large so not going to link even if it lets me (its like 20 lines of text because ebay sucks)

        • ozb truncates the url for display purposes

    • +1

      If you're using it with something that requires more power (in my case, the 12" chainsaw) the after-market batteries simply won't work properly as it overheats way too quickly and you need to wait for it to cool down. But these are fine for something like the Radio, light or similar low drain devices.

      • Come to think of it one of my tools did break, possibly from overheating from the fake battery? It was basically brand new so I got a warranty replacement. Didn't connect it to the fake battery though.

        • What tool was it?

        • +1

          edit: when I say connect i mean mentally, i did physically connect the thing.

    • +1

      I also have some concrete on brick walls - if you find them difficult to drill into, you're using the wrong tool.
      A bargain basement SDS drill will cut into them like butter - https://www.bunnings.com.au/xu1-900w-rotary-hammer-drill-kit... - I've got one very similar to that, but branded 909, and it makes the going very easy.
      The SDS drill bits have a carved section on the shank so they can freely move in and out as the drill hammers - completely different action to a basic hammer drill.

      • I've had my eye on something like that for a while. Also where you can get the jackhammering bit thing. Thanks for the tip. I didnt know it would make the job on walls so much easier, so is good to know.

    • +1

      As said, you want a rotary drill for concrete. Ryobi do an 18V one but it's about $200. You're probably best off just getting a powered one in this case.

      The smaller batteries are great for things like the line trimmer (if you have a smaller yard) or a drill driver as it keeps the overall weight down by a significant amount

      • I think the only comparable Ryobi is the HP model at $290 - https://www.ryobi.com.au/power-tools/products/details/18v-on... - and I suspect that still won't be close to the 900w mains powered units, which cost a third of the price 😁

        • Yes, 2.5 vs 3 Joules.
          Mains powered is always cheaper but depends how much and where you're using it I guess. The portability of cordless certainly has its advantages and can be difficult to put a price on time packing and unpacking extension cords.

          Anyone that uses these on a daily basis wouldn't be looking at either option but they're great for not only drilling concrete but also pulling up tiles etc if you have a bathroom or something to reno

          • @whitelie: Agreed.
            I much prefer battery tools and I barely have anything mains powered - but there are a few things that just need more power than the 18v systems. I use an 82v Victa lawn mower for this reason, along with an 82v chainsaw, and I'd love an 82v SDS drill too if one existed !