October 28, 2015

Ryobi Dockit - Review

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Ryobi's new Dockit storage system is a clever idea and probably one that is headed to a garage workshop near you. It's a simple, common sense solution to the age old question, "where the hell did I put my drill bits?" The customizable system centers around a wall mounted carriage and relatively small, specifically organized bit and driver boxes that sit in said carriage. They sent on a sample for me to check out and the plain truth is that I really like it.

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There's a lot to like, really. First, the separate bit boxes are all clearly labeled with what's in them, so when the cases are on the dock, it's easy to grab the one you're looking for. And there are all kids of cases available. The dock comes with the 55-piece drilling and driving kit, which is total standard issue, filled with the most used bits and driver tips. That one is about $20 (or you can just get the dock for $10). From there, you can add a hole saw set, a specialty driving set, or a wood drilling set. Those are the ones listed at the Ryobi site, but you be sure that in the coming months there will be more.

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I like that it gives a "grab-what-you-need" option. If I'm going to just pre-drill a few holes in a bookshelf, I don't need to lug around a small hole saw kit. Along with this is the easy and ready storage option of the dock. I can get a little cluttered in the shop (ok, a lot cluttered), so having a pre-arranged spot to land my drill bit case is worth its weight in gold. Otherwise, I'd just dump it on the work bench and "get to it later."

As for the quality of the bits, I have no complaints. Are there better bits in the world, probably. Are there worse bits in the world, definitely. Bits occasionally break and they need to be replaced, that's what they do. I think that some people get a little too fired up about bit quality. If these are taken care of and properly used, they should last a good while.

At Home Depot. The other bit sets are listed here (the top four), you can search them at HD with the product number. Right now, I'm, just too lazy to link them all out.

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Posted by Doug Mahoney at October 28, 2015 11:39 AM
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