A Multi-Material Saw

Ryobi’s new model P555 saw looks a little strange at first glance, but it’s a genuinely innovative idea. Part of the 18 volt ONE+ battery system, it’s designed to cut not just wood but plastic, drywall, soft metals and many other materials. The light weight and compact size of this multi-material saw makes it ideal for plunge and straight cuts in tight spaces. The blade is very close to the edge, so it can sneak into places where other saws just can’t work. The motor performs at speeds up to 4,200 RPM, and the saw is ideal for woodshop sheet goods such as OSB and plywood. It cuts tile and thin non-ferrous metals with ease and the variable plunge settings can be adjusted to depths up to 1”. An integrated dust port lets the user keep the jobsite clean. There’s onboard storage for the blade removal tool, and an edge guide for straight cuts. The P555 comes with three 3-3/8” blades – one for wood, one is a diamond abrasive blade, and the third is a high-speed steel (HSS) metal blade. We saw it at Home Depot for $99 (tool only).