Ryobi P883 One+ Cordless Contractor’s Kit Review

by Joost Nusselder | Updated on:  April 2, 2022
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To be or not to be: that is the question. Another as important and as valid question would be; what is the best combo kit toolbox in the market? You are surrounded by so many choices, that it gets harder to find the ideal option among all. Truth be told, it is a battle to find a product that is not damaged by default. In regards to Ryobi P883 Review, you will see the benefits of owning an exceptional product.

Nevertheless, if you are an avid DIYer or keen on repairing minor house issues, you must be well aware of the brand name, that is, Ryobi. Talk about affordability along with robust performance, Ryobi has it all for you.

Since the dawn of mankind, a perfect toolbox is what people truly desire. Oh, speak of the devil, here he comes! From the innovative manufacturer, an exceptional cordless toolkit is created, which not only offers quality par excellence but also exhibits utmost usability and durability.


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Ryobi P883 Review

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Weight1.98 pounds
Dimensions9.06 x 19.27 x 11.61
Batteries2 Lithium ion batteries
Power SourceElectric-powered

When life gives you a lemon, make lemonade! If you are facing difficulties and finding it hard to decide on which model to choose from, since you have a swarm of options available, you are at the right place. Time to make some lemonade!

This fairly basic but also extraordinary power toolkit has a lot to offer, and in advance of making the purchase, you must get yourself acquainted with some essential features that separate this product apart from others.

Without further delay, let us jump into the details of your designated product.

Circular Saw

The world may or may not revolve around you, but the circular saw surely will revolve around your project at any angle for your convenience and just for you. Aside from being cordless, which in fact, is an outstanding quality of all the tools in this kit, this equipment also manages to cut through hardwood without any effort whatsoever.

Moreover, its ergonomic design helps you achieve absolute comfort and user-friendliness. You no longer have to worry about unnecessary stress on your hand; you can work tirelessly for hours. On top of that, the 5.5-inch blades assure smooth and relentless operation at all costs.

Regarding the tip of the blade, it is made of carbide, so that it can acquire an efficient cutting process. And if over time, the blade disintegrates, you can easily replace them. The replacement procedure is rendered easier due to the inclusion of a wrench in its design.

Ryobi always has comfort and flexibility in mind whenever they manufacture a product, and just like that, this circular saw consists of a rubberized and molded grip, which ensures maximum ease and comfort. Ciao unnecessary hand strains!

Reciprocating Saw

Guess what, your favorite saw comes with a code name as well, P515. As far as the P515 is concerned, it ensures utmost versatility as it exhibits 3100 SPM with a stroke length of 7-8 inches, which gives you the liberty to work this tool on ceramic, plastic, and many hard platforms.

What’s more, you ask. To inhibit any further damage on your project, the reciprocating saw incorporates variable speed design, so that you have full control of the tool at all times. Besides, the P515 provides a unique attribute that lets you adjust the depth of the blade.

Who wants a comfortable grip that makes certain of your safety by any means necessary? Well then, Ryobi introduces a handle with an exceptional feature of GripZone over-mold, which specializes in rubberized grips and overall improves your working experience by cutting down on unnecessary mishaps.

If you ever feel the need to replace or switch your blades of reciprocating saw, the incorporated blade clamp makes your job much easier. Furthermore, if ever the need arises to abruptly stop the tool or slow its pace, an added feature of electronic brake helps you with that.

Drill Driver

Compact and lightweight is the user’s two very favorite words. As far as the drill driver is concerned, it weighs approximately 3.1 pounds, which owns up to the user’s favorite words. In order to achieve maximum precision and accuracy, the drill driver also consists of a bubble level.

The P271, a.k.a; the drill driver, consists of a half-inch keyless chuck in a 24 position clutch and two-speed gearbox, which allows you to properly match your working speed and needs. Moreover, an exclusive magnetic tray comes along with the P271, which holds onto your screws and bits while you work.


For your work environment, lighting is very important, and for that, Ryobi includes working light, which shines with 150 lumens of bright light. Say no to dark and dimly lit area, now is the time to shine! In fact, the bulbs used in this toolbox beam 30% brighter compared to other models.

Additional Equipment

Among the crowd of the tools, one most important aspect is the battery. How can you imagine operating a cordless tool without battery? Absolutely absurd! The batteries that come along with the toolkit are 18V Li-ion batteries, which are also compatible with several other products by Ryobi One+.

The unit also consists of a dual charger. Moreover, it includes a spacious tool bag that allows you to store all your equipment properly without any hassle.



  • Comfortable Grip
  • Inexpensive
  • Heavy-duty Circular Saw
  • Perfectly Lit Work Light
  • Ergonomic Design


  • Reciprocating Saw empties the battery rapidly
  • Short battery life

Frequently Asked Questions

Even after going through the article, you may still have a few unanswered questions. Let us have a look at the most asked questions.

Q: Are any cordless tool batteries interchangeable?

Ans: Due to the different slot size, the batteries may vary from each other. However, in the case of Ryobi One+ batteries, they are interchangeable.

Q: Can I use an 18-volt battery on a 14.4-volt drill?

Ans: No, you cannot. Without modification, you cannot use a battery 18-volt battery on a 14.4-volt.

Q; How should I store my battery?

Ans: As far as Li-ion batteries are concerned, they should not be stored fully charged. Also, the optimal temperature is above zero degrees Celsius but should be on a lower level. About 50% of charge capacity is ideal.

Q: Can batteries be repaired?

Ans: Unfortunately no, batteries cannot be repaired to its previous quality. If, by any means, it is possible, the repaired battery will have a short life span.

Q: Does Li-ion batteries self-discharge?

Ans: Yes, about 3% to 5% on average throughout a month.

Final Words

Finally, we are at the end of this article. The sole purpose of this Ryobi P883 Review was to provide you with an adequate amount of information about power tools. However, it falls upon you to make the final purchase. Let us hope this article gave you enough reasons to finalize a decision.

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I'm Joost Nusselder, the founder of Tools Doctor, content marketer, and dad. I love trying out new equipment, and together with my team I've been creating in-depth blog articles since 2016 to help loyal readers with tools & crafting tips.