The work light in this kit is practical and easy to operate. Basically, it boils down to an 18V li-ion rechargeable flashlight with a flat, stable battery for the base.
The head swivels on an angle so that you can set the light down and point the beam high up a wall or at other funky angles.
Ryobi rates the reciprocating saw at a maximum 3,000 strokes per minute. We appreciate the very positive hold on both ends of the saw afforded by its liberally applied soft rubber grip material.
The battery attaches to the bottom of the tool just in front of the handle, and theoretically provides a flat surface on which you can balance the tool. However, we don’t recommend doing so as it’s very easy to tip the tool over, possibly fouling the blade. The saw also features a nice blade lock/release lever that’s very easy to operate and secures with a healthy “click,” letting you know the blade’s locked in correctly.
Read on to page four to see how the tools performed in testing.