I test the performance of the Ryobi R18MT Multitool with a variety of DIY tasks

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A closeup of a Ryobi multitool
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If you’re looking for a versatile power tool that can be used for a variety of DIY tasks, the Ryobi R18MT may be the product for you. 

This oscillating multitool is part of the user-friendly Ryobi 18V ONE+ system and it touts itself as a small but mighty product. Combining robust construction with a short-bodied design, the Ryobi R18MT helps you to observe and control the work you’re doing and promises exceptional plunge cutting and grinding capabilities.

Pete Wise

Pete Wise is a freelance writer and keen DIYer from Leeds. Pete's tool reviews have featured in titles including Homebuilding & Renovating, Ideal Home and The Independent. He also writes features and news articles for publications such as The Guardian, BBC Good Food and T3. When he isn't busy writing, Pete can often be found at libraries, pubs and live music venues. He finds tile-cutting strangely zen.