This odd-looking contraption is the new Ryobi Devour 18V cordless weeper, P3260, which is designed to clear large debris from your floor. It’s designed for picking up scraps of wood, nails, and “trash.”
It features dual rotating brushes, LED headlights, and a large 4-1/2 gallon tub. Ryobi says it can run 2 hours on a single battery.
Here, just watch this 31 second promo video to see how it works:
It’s like a mini street sweeper!
The Ryobi Devour sweeper looks perfect for picking up the types of things that would clog most shop vacuum nozzles and hoses.
It has a 21″ cleaning swath and can also clean up right next to walls and edges.
It has a large 4-1/2 gallon tub, which removes easily via a centered grab handle.
The battery port is at the rear of the sweeper, as is a foot-operated on/off botton.
There are bristle deflectors, on the left and right side of the unit, and also and adjustable brush height control knob which lowers or raises the rear caster wheel. You can also adjust the handle length, for comfort.
What happens of the Devour gets clogged? The motor will stop automatically and the LED headlights will flash for 10 seconds. If that happens, take the battery pack out and clear the obstruction.
The Ryobi Devour sweeper can be stored upright, with the handles folded and facing up. It weighs 17.5 pounds.
Price: $139, battery and charger not included
Ryobi keeps giving me the impression that they’re up for designing and building anything, and that’s a good thing.
I can imagine someone saying “I wish I had an easier way to clear up all these wood chips and other debris that I can’t just vacuum up,” and then *poof* there’s the 18V cordless Devour.
The name, though – a verb? “Devour.” It seems like “Devourer” seems more appropriate.
I haven’t seen this in person yet, but it looks like a home run. 2 hours of runtime, a 4.5 gallon tank, and LED lights? Looks like they dialed things in nicely. And the brushes are replaceable too, at least according to the user manual.
I’m trying to think of reasons why someone for use of a tool like this might not to get one. Does it take up too much space for storage? Realistically, does it take up much more space than a push broom?