Savvy DIYers Won't Want To Look Past These Ryobi Hand Tools

There are some tools that every homeowner should have. And as you're building up your collection, you're probably looking to save some money. One bargain-priced tool brand you may be considering is Ryobi, which is distinguished by its bright yellow-green color scheme and appears exclusively at Home Depot. The brand has both DIY home improvement options and outdoor power tools that can help in the garden. While Ryobi has pros and cons as a power tool brand, it generally receives positive reviews from customers. The brand also carries multiple hand tools with the same reasonable prices and decent quality, including tape measures, screwdriver sets, and hand saws. If you're a savvy DIYer, you'll probably want to add some to your collection.

With cordless designs, sticking with the same brand is beneficial as you can save money by sharing batteries among all of them. But if you're a Ryobi owner and you like the quality and value you receive from them, you may want to consider maintaining the same brand for your manual tools as well. We'll discuss some of the best Ryobi offers for tape measures, screwdrivers, and hand saws.

Ryobi 25-Foot Compact Tape Measure

The Ryobi 25-Foot Compact Tape Measure ($13 at Home Depot) offers an impact-resistant body, a nylon coating on both sides of the metal blade of the tape to improve longevity, a clip for attaching it to a pocket or belt, and a 13-foot reach for measuring over long distances when working on your own. For comparison, the Milwaukee 25-foot tape measure with a 12-foot reach costs about $15 at Home Depot. If you want to save even more money, the Ryobi Tools website directly sells a full-size 25-foot tape measure for about $8. It offers the same features and benefits as the compact design but in a larger unit.

The Ryobi compact tape measure has a nearly perfect customer review rating on the brand's site, and customers appreciate that the product marks fractions of an inch down to an ⅛ inch on the blade. This makes it very easy to make precise readings and saves time. Customers also appreciate the durability and sturdiness of the Ryobi tape measure, which they say holds its position when going over a long distance.

Ryobi 7-Piece Screwdriver Set

If you just can't seem to find the right screwdriver for the job, the Ryobi 7-Piece Screwdriver Set gives you multiple types of bits featuring good quality at a good price (about $16 at Home Depot). For comparison, Home Depot has a Milwaukee six-piece screwdriver set with similar features for about $20.

Each piece in the set has a magnetic tip that helps you maintain your grip while driving screws. You receive three different types of bits with the set of screwdrivers, including slotted (3/16, 1/4, and 5/16 of an inch in width), Phillips (PH1 and PH2), and star bits (T10 or T15). The tip at the top of each screwdriver handle contains a marking that shows exactly what kind of bit is on the opposite end, making it easy to pick out the right screwdriver when they're hanging on a wall.

Each screwdriver uses a chrome plating on the shank to provide corrosion resistance. Elsewhere, the handle has a hole for hanging on the wall and a comfort grip that makes it easier to generate torque without having the tool slip out of your hands. Among Home Depot customer reviews, 95% of purchasers would recommend this product to a friend.

Ryobi 20-inch 7 TPI Hand Saw with Steel Blade

Although a battery-powered circular saw or a table saw can be quite handy to have in your tool room, sometimes you just need a hand saw. The Ryobi 20-inch 7 TPI Hand Saw with Steel Blade is available at Home Depot for about $15. For comparison, Home Depot offers the Stanley 20-inch hand saw for about $18.

The Ryobi saw has a near-perfect customer review rating of 4.9 out of 5 on Home Depot. Many customers highlight the impressive versatility of this tool, saying it does not bounce while making angle cuts, cross cuts, and others. The tool has triple ground teeth that aid in cutting speed and stay sharper for longer. The 7 TPI (teeth per inch) on the blade means you can use less force on each pass to make efficient cuts.

Its 20-inch blade length means that the Ryobi hand saw can handle many different types of jobs, from small to large boards. It also includes a comfort handle that makes it easier to avoid hand fatigue as you work. You receive a limited lifetime warranty with this hand saw, so you can trust its longevity even though it carries a bargain price.