Top 5 Tools for DIY DAD #Ryobi #ad

There are just a few days left before Father’s Day.  Are you in a panic?  If you have a DIY kind of Dad then there’s no reason to be anxious!  I have a few suggestions.

Check out Ryobi’s Father’s Day Gift Centre at Home Depot between May 25-28

Any man can father a child.  Let’s face it, it’s the easiest part of becoming a father!  Taking on the role of “father” and actually being present in their child’s life, loving them, disciplining them, teaching them, etc. is what is difficult.  Dads are often overlooked, so why not remind Dad of your appreciation?

Disclosure: I have been compensated to share this post. The opinions on this blog are my own.

If Dad (or the father figure in your life) is handy, or likes to pretend so, then RYOBI has several options!  Let’s look at the top 5:

 1.      18V ONE+ 10″ Sliding Dual Bevel Brushless Mitre Saw

-Brushless motor provides longer runtime and longer life

-Extended miter ranges from 45° left to 50° right to accommodate a wide variety of cuts

-Miter stops located at the most common crown molding angles 0o, 15o, 22.5o, 31.6o, and 45o left and right for quick cut settings

-Miter detent override provides quick action lever by-passes miter detent index points with one simple motion

-Electric brake stops the blade in seconds

 2.        40-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless Attachment Capable String Trimmer

-Attachment capable: accepts Ryobi Expand-It attachments and other universal gas attachments to save time, money and space

-40V lithium-ion high capacity battery and 90-minute charger included

-Premium 0.080-inch twisted dual line

-REEL-EASY bump-feed string head for fast and easy reloading

-13 to 15-inch adjustable cutting width for longer run time or wider cutting path

 3.      18V ONE+ Lithium+ Brushless String Trimmer

-Brushless motor for maximum power and run time

-Variable speed & 2-speed trigger

-Reel easy with speed winder bump feed head for fast reloads



 4.      18V ONE+ Brushless Hammer Drill/Driver Kit

-First ONE+ BRUSHLESS tool

-Brushless motor for longer runtime and life

-750+ in-lbs Torque

-2-speed gear box



 5.      18V ONE+™ Brushless Belt Sander

-Brushless motor for corded performance with cordless convenience

-Tool-free, 5-position adjustable pommel handle



Can you imagine how many items off the “To Do List” could get done?  I don’t think there’s a job that Dad won’t be able to do.  It’s time to dust off those “To Do Lists” and possibly even write-up some more.  Boys with their toys indeed.  I know!  I know!  Dad will be beyond overjoyed!  Dad will be thrilled!  Just remember something Mom; while Dad is busy with his tool(s) you can enjoy a peaceful moment to yourself.  Dad can thank you later.

On a side note:  there may be some readers that will think that this post is ‘sexist’.  That’s not the intent; in fact, that’s exactly why I mentioned above “the father figure in your life.”  It’s meant to encompass step-fathers, grandfathers, uncles, brothers, any person of the LGBTQQIP2AA* community … essentially, anyone that fills that father figure role.  Writing all these possibilities in every single sentence would interrupt the flow or how the sentence sounds.  Could you imagine?

“Happy Father’s, Dad’s, LGBTQQIP2AA’s, Father Figure’s, StepFather’s Day!”

It just wouldn’t roll off the tongue.  So that I can simply focus on appreciating that special person in our lives, I’ll stick to mentioning Father’s Day, Dad, and Father Figure.  I hope that’s understandable.

*LGBTQQIP2SAA stands for:
LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender)
Two Q’s to cover both bases (queer and questioning);
I for Intersex, people with two sets of genitalia or various chromosomal differences;
P for Pansexual, people who refuse to be pinned down on the Kinsey scale;
2S for Two-Spirit, a tradition in many First Nations that considers sexual minorities to have both male and female spirits;
A for Asexual, people who do not identify with any orientation; and
A for Allies, recognizing that the community thrives best with loving supporters, although they are not really part of the community itself.

A Hand Vacuum You Can Fall in Love With #Ryobi #ad

I recently received the Ryobi  18V ONE+™ EVERCHARGE™ HAND VACUUM and have fallen in love.

Disclosure: I have been compensated to share this post. The opinions on this blog are my own.

A powerful hand vacuum that’s affordable is all I ever wanted; unfortunately, I never came across one that gave me all I needed … until now.

ABOUT RYOBI:  RYOBI specializes in making pro-featured power tool and outdoor products truly affordable.  All RYOBI 18V ONE+ tools work with all RYOBI 18V ONE+ batteries. That’s more than 50 tools all powered by the same battery.  RYOBI is sold exclusively through The Home Depot.

So all tools; Ryobi and otherwise, automatically end up in the man-cave.  This is unfortunate for me because I don’t really go out to the man-cave unless I’m parking my car.  Not that I personally use tools on an ongoing basis … that’s not something I do!  It’s just frustrating that every time I actually do need a tool I have to go hunting for one.  When the Ryobi  18V ONE+™ EVERCHARGE™ HAND VACUUM arrived, explained that anyone can use it but that it would remain in the house so that I can have access to it at all times.  This baby was definitely mine!

So it came to be.  The Ryobi  18V ONE+™ EVERCHARGE™ HAND VACUUM was un-boxed and given a home in the basement.

The first thing I noticed was a wall mount adaptor for storage that conveniently charges the battery on the hand vacuum ensuring it’s always ready for use.  The on-board LED light notifies the user that the status of the charging battery and when it’s fully charged.  The charge lasts!  **compared to 18V Ni-Cd (P100) – the compact lithium-ion battery has up to 20% more runtime, and holds charge 4X longer**

When I picked up the hand vacuum, I noticed how lightweight it is, and the fact that it has an angled nose which will allow you to get into tight spaces.  The dust canister is see through; it’s larger than most.  Upon closer inspection, I noticed a dual filter system which basically captures debris for removal to provide maximum vacuum performance.  The design of the canister ensures all debris remains in  the dust cap during use and while being stored vertically.Until this point I was happy; however, once I pressed on the button to start vacuuming for the first time I was ecstatic!  Talk about power in my hand!  Wow!  It was at this point that I KNEW that this hand vac was mine and I outright claimed it as my own.

With 3 cats I constantly have to clean up after them.  Just imagine daily fur balls, tufts of fur, and whiskers and/or shedding claws.  Yes, it seems like there’s always something to vacuum here.  This is exactly why a hand vac is so important … I just don’t have the energy to lug out the big vacuum to do touch-ups here and there.  This hand vac only weighs 2.2 lbs. Even the handle is comfortable; the grip is super comfortable and it has a spacious opening so that all sized hands can fit in it. It isn’t a problem for me as no one else will be ‘handling’ it!  Please note:  this hand vac isn’t just a fur ball picker-upper!  Oh no it is not!  It can pick up a variety of dry materials quickly, and efficiently.

With a limited 3 year guarantee … how can you go wrong?

Don’t forget:  it’s available at Home Depot.

@Ryobi_Canada and @MyBitsandBleeps Father’s Day Giveaway Winner Is … Is It You? #RyobiPerforms

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