Disappointed in suction ability
Having purchased my first Ryobi ( a cordless drill) many years ago and now the owner of over a dozen Ryobi cordless products (that I am very happy with), I thought the vacuum cleaner would be just the shot for vacuum cleaning the cars. This is the only Ryobi product in which I have been very disappointed. This is due to the lack of suction. We now have to revert to the plug-in vacuum cleaner for a though job when cleaning the cars. On the positive side, it is easy to empty the pick-up and clean the filter. The build quality is good and like all my other Ryobi products, interchangeable with my 5ah 18 v batteries.
Purchased in November 2020 at Bunnings Warehouse Retail Stores for $65.00.
Great Vacuum, word of caution
For those who don't use any other Ryobi One+ products and simply want the vacuum such as myself there are a couple of things to note. You need 3 things:
* The shell
* Charger for the battery
When I went to Bunnings I purchased the shell and a battery + charger combo pack which totalled around $150 for both, I've put this as the purchasing price as it's a fair estimate for someone who has no previous tools.
For the tool itself, I think it's great. Very handy for cleaning up small areas that a bulky vacuum would have trouble with. The...suction is not as strong as a regular vacuum but this is outweighed by how portable it is as well as how easy it is to empty out its contents. A secondary benefit is that because I now own the battery and charger I guess I can use more Ryobi One+ products now - not sure if that's a good thing or not?
Purchased in August 2020 at Bunnings Warehouse for $144.00.
Buy this and purchase the addons that are available at Bunnings as well
Buy this and then purchase the accessory addon, plus a 4.0 18V battery add on and you have a great little Vaccum that gets into all those nook and crannies in the car and gets into all those hard to reach areas around the house. https://www.bunnings.com.au/ryobi-6-piece-vacuum-accessory-kit_p0134381 and/or this https://www.bunnings.com.au/ryobi-5-piece-hand-vacuum-stick-attachment-kit_p0134379
Purchased in March 2020 at Bunnings Warehouse.
Questions & Answers
How do I remove the filter on the hand held vac?
Simple to remove filter. First remove the nose cone section by pressing the grey button on top of the unit. It is just in front of the on/off switch.
Now with this cone removed, pull out the entire section from the cone by placing a finger at top and bottom of this section in the rectangular shape holes. Pull toward you. Take notice off the way it is removed as it must be replaced this same way.
With this section removed, empty out the dirt etc from this nose cone.
To clean the filter, remove the filter unit from the section by squeezing inwards, the lugs, one at the top and one at the bottom of the square filter holder. Once this filter is out, tap it repeatedly on to a sheet of paper to remove the dust. Maybe use a blower to blow the dust back out.
Replace the filter unit the same way it came out, making sure the the lugs click back into place. Replace this section back into the nose cone. Replace the nose cone back onto the vacuum unit by first engaging the lug at the bottom and then clicking the top button back in.
Another tip, I find this vacuum cleaner works best on mats etc by removing grey nose piece from the nose cone. Just pull it out. The grey nose piece with the little brush, is good for tight sections.
I am keen to buy one one of these to replace my utterly useless B&D unit which now (after only about 18 months) lasts about 30 seconds even on a full charge and does not have a replaceable battery. However I do not own any other Ryobi ONE+ power tools so what exactly do I need to buy apart from the vacuum unit itself? Is it just the charging base? If so what is the model?
You will need a Ryobi battery and charger for it: https://www.ryobi.com.au/power-tools/products/list/category/power-tool-batteries-chargers ......You can use the battery for other ryobi plus one products as seen here: https://www.ryobi.com.au/power-tools/products/list/family/one-plus ...... sometimes the product already has the battery and power pack that comes with it. You can also purchase different accessory kits for it. Hope this helps.
it only blows out how do i change that>