Ryobi has come out with a new 18V One+ cordless 6 gallon wet/dry vacuum, model P770.
I unboxed my test sample yesterday (courtesy of Ryobi), and used it for a couple of quick cleaning tasks. I paired it with a Ridgid auto detailing accessory kit I bought from Amazon last week, and later used it with the included accessories.
While I continue testing it for formal review, what questions would have me try to answer? I’m already trying to work on a runtime assessment.
This vac has an unusual design, especially for a cordless model. There are 2 large wheels, at the center, and swivel casters at both ends. There’s a large top handle, bottom grab handles, and fantastic on-board accessory storage.
On-board accessory storage is accomplished using bungee cord. It works superbly well, and there are even extra loops at the rear for other storage accessories you might have.
The included hose is 1-7/8″, which is much larger than 1-1/4″. It’s not 2-1/2″, but it’s a good size, And you can swap in a larger hose if you want, since Ryobi built the vac with a standard inlet port.
The included 7′ hose is a lot like the Ridgid hose I used it with, featuring a small tab that latches onto the inlet port. This means you could tug it along without much worry about the hose pulling itself free from the vacuum.
It also comes with 2 extension wands, a crevice nozzle, a wide nozzle, and a cartridge-style filter.
One nice touch is that the cartridge-style filter remains in the collection based when you remove the top for emptying. That makes it a little easier to set the lid down, and to remove the filter in a more controlled manner. Translation: it’s not as messy as other vacs can be.
The inside of the vac has a lot of nooks and crannies that might be a little difficult to clean, so try to use another vac for the nastiest of messes. Maybe there’s a way to fit this vac with a collection bag?
- No-tip-over and 360° mobility wheels
- 80 CFM vacuum power
- Multiple carrying handles
- Removable top
- 1-7/8″ x 7′ hose
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Battery and charger are NOT included.
First Hands-On Impressions
This Ryobi 18V One+ vac is unlike any other cordless vacuum I have ever used. It seems to be perfectly well thought out, with great attention to user friendliness.
Even the flat-top storage section works spot-on for taming the included hose!
So far, around 10-12 minutes in 4 interrupted sessions drained a fresh 4.0Ah battery pack down to 2 bars. I have some more cleaning up to do today, after which I’ll think about how to do some runtime testing.
My only complaint about the vacuum would be its shrilly motor noise, but the same is true of all shop vacuums. Ear plugs or earmuffs are a good idea.
Some people might be wishing that the vac could also be powered by AC, but I think that would have compromised the design a bit. Even if the power conversion circuitry didn’t take up any space, where would the power cord or extension cord port go? This is a tidy and capable cordless vac, and its design simply works.
While not compact, it’s certainly more compact than a corded shop vacuum of the same size, and is far better at on-board accessory storage.
I’m not in love with the included hose size or accessories, but they seem to work well with this vac, and the vac does allow for other hoses and accessories to be used. I might just have to buy an adapter, to be able to use other accessories or attachments with the included hose and extension wands.
Thank you to Ryobi for providing the test sample unconditionally.