Ryobi RYi2200 Generator Review - Glued-N-Screwed
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Ryobi RYi2200 Generator Review

When it comes to less expensive, mobile power, look no further than the lime green sensation of the Ryobi RYi2200.

A generator is one of those tools that is commonly over-looked until you need it. Having the ability to take power with you is invaluable. Even if it happens to live in the back of the truck for a while, the Ryobi RYi2200 will prove it’s worth in due time. With it’s relatively lightweight and compact design, it’s very user-friendly for both the professional as well as the homeowner. Additionally, it features a pair of durable rubber wheels and carrying handle making it even easier to transport to and from the truck, job site, or party.

As you can see from the first image above, start-up is really as simple as flipping a switch — just turn it to cold start and pull the cord. Once it gets goin’, flip it over to “Run” and you’re off. The easy to remove main cover gives easy access to motor components as well as the oil spout. This brings me to my least liked thing about the entire unit, the oil spout. It’s in a terrible location and unless you have a long-nosed funnel you won’t be able to reach it. Also, if you happen to have larger hands/fingers, you’ll want to take a few soothing breaths before attempting to screw the cap back in, it’s not very fun. That said, it’s the only thing on the entire machine I don’t like.

Overall, the Ryobi RYi2200 is a fantastic generator and has given me the ability to work wherever and however I want. Since I live in the city, and tend to work in the parking deck of our apartment complex, the newly added ability to take power with me is life changing. You, really, can not put a price on portability and the Ryobi Ryi2200 is just to the tool to give you that. See it in action below.

All photos taken with the FujiFilm X-E2 (18-55mm & 55-200mm lenses)

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Frank Kecseti is the twenty-something maker and mastermind behind the blog Glued-N-Screwed. As a newly-minted fiancé, he also finds himself in the middle of a DIY lifestyle filled with “Honey, I’ve got an idea!” Passionate about resurrecting old tools and repairing things around the house (that weren’t necessarily broken to begin with), he relies on a mix of instinct, curiosity and guidance from the old pros to take his projects over the top.
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