I was scouting out the Black Friday 2022 tool deals at Home Depot when I came across a new Ryobi hobby hand tool kit deal.
Price at $25, this kit comes with a couple of hobby tools, none of which I would expect to see from Ryobi of all brands.
Ryobi has been trying to make a push into the hobby tool market recently, but this was still completely unexpected.
Ryobi had a large and rather impressive showing of cordless and AC-powered hobby tools, including rotary tool accessories.
Curiously, I didn’t see any Dremel rotary tools or hobby tools included in either Home Depot or Lowe’s gift centers this year, at least not yet.
There were corded rotary tools on the end of the hobby tool deals floor display.
I actually missed the hobby hand tools kit during my first couple of visits to different Home Depot stores’ holiday season deal and gift centers these past 3 weeks.
But, I’m glad I caught it during my last visit.
The Ryobi hobby hand tools kit, model RHTK101, comes with a hobby knife, tweezers, 6pc screwdriver set, and a pouch to store it all in.
The hobby knife definitely looks very different compared to the hobby knives I’m used to, from brands such as X-Acto and Excel.
It has a very different blade change mechanism, too, which Ryobi says is 50% faster.
The precision screwdrivers have rotating end caps, for better control, and clear size and style identification.
You also get curved-tipped tweezers, of course with Ryobi’s signature lime-green color.
The tweezers come with removable silicone tips.
Lastly, the kit also comes with a zippered tool pouch.
They’re selling the zippered pouch separately, which is why the product image shows it wet with a “durable water resistant material” claim. Or, maybe some people like to toss their hobby tools into a zippered bag and leave it out in the rain.
The hobby knife and screwdriver set are also available separately.
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I suppose I shouldn’t have been too surprised, as new Ryobi hand tools appeared on Home Depot’s website earlier this year, but these are the first I’ve seen in person.
If you’re looking for a new hobby knife, also check out the USA-made Excel soft-grip hobby knife, which usually sells for less than $9 at Amazon.
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