Ryobi Air Cannons: The Ultimate Weapon Against the Sweltering Florida Summer
When the Ryobi Air Cannon arrived in our workshop, I immediately started envisioning all the places where I could put it to use—if only it could deliver the kind of airflow it promised. At first glance, it resembles a compact drum fan, but it’s actually much larger than most battery-powered or hybrid options from other brands. With temperatures already soaring into the mid-90s, finding the perfect spot for the Ryobi P3340 was a breeze.
Advantages of the Ryobi Air Cannon
- Versatility: Powered by either the Ryobi One+ 18V battery or an AC power source
- Maximum Airflow: Generates an impressive 2,400 CFM
- Exceptional Runtime: Keeps you cool for extended periods
- Noiseless Operation: Perfectly suited for indoor use
- Comes with a 4-foot AC power cord
No Major Disadvantages
It’s difficult to find any significant drawbacks with the Ryobi Air Cannon.
Performance: A Breath of Fresh Air
The satisfaction you derive from the Ryobi Air Cannon largely depends on your expectations. Compared to similar battery-powered and hybrid fans offered by other major power tool manufacturers, the P3340 is in a league of its own.
Encased within its 18-inch drum lies a blade that spans approximately 16 inches, capable of generating an airflow of up to 2400 CFM. No other cordless construction site fan in this class boasts such a substantial blade diameter and airflow capacity.
Traditional electric blowers can only achieve a 3200 CFM airflow at best. While Ryobi’s hybrid models may not match that level of power, they do strike a balance between cordless fans and small blower fans.
When I tested the fan indoors, I was pleased to discover that it produced ample airflow even at low speeds, with consistent performance up to 12 feet away. At higher altitudes, the fan still managed to provide a refreshing breeze up to 20 feet away. These numbers speak for themselves and demonstrate the fan’s reliability.
Do you have a 10′ x 10′ back porch? Keep it cool while you watch your kids play in the backyard. How about some projects in your garage? No worries—the medium setting will cover a 16-foot area. Working on a construction site? Crank it up to high and let it fill the entire room.
To test the runtime, I used a 4.0 Ah battery and measured how long the fan would run in all three modes:
- Low: 7 hours, 12 minutes, 20 seconds
- Medium: 2 hours, 46 minutes, 7 seconds
- High: 1 hour, 45 minutes, 3 seconds
If you opt for Ryobi’s newer 5.0 Ah, 6.0 Ah, or 9.0 Ah batteries, you can expect even better performance.
For instance, with the 9.0 Ah battery pack, you can enjoy the following runtime:
- Low: Approximately 16 hours, 15 minutes
- Moderate: Around 6 hours and 15 minutes
- High: Approximately 4 hours
Key Features of the Ryobi Air Cannon Hybrid Fan
Hybrid Power for Maximum Flexibility
The Ryobi Air Cannon can be powered using any Ryobi One+ 18V battery, the included 4-foot extension cord, or even a longer extension cord. Whether you’re near an AC power source or not, this fan has you covered.
Convenient Top Handle for Easy Transport
Given its larger size, the Ryobi P3340 does carry a bit of weight. However, the top handle makes it much more manageable, allowing you to move it around effortlessly despite its 14.8-pound heft.
Swivel Head for Customizable Airflow
The drum of the fan offers a 220º rotation (including the downward angle), enabling you to direct the airflow in any desired direction. Simply rotate the drum or adjust the fan’s position to achieve the perfect breeze.
Multiple Mounting Options for Versatile Usage
While the fan is primarily designed to be placed on a flat surface, if you know you’ll be using it in the same location repeatedly—whether at home or in your shop—it’s worth taking the time to secure it in place. The Ryobi Air Cannon comes with a keyhole that features an extra-large opening, simplifying the setup process. When mounting, ensure that you drive the screws into the studs to prevent any damage to your drywall or plaster.
Price: Worth Every Penny
The Ryobi Air Cannon, complete with a 4-foot AC power cord, can be purchased for $149 at The Home Depot. It’s challenging to find a fan of this size from any other brand, making direct comparisons difficult. While smaller 24-inch drum fans start around $90, decent models can cost upwards of $129. Cordless and hybrid fans typically range from $40 to $180.
Considering the unique features and unparalleled performance it offers, the Ryobi Air Cannon is a fantastic value at $149.
The Bottom Line: A Must-Have Appliance
The presence of the Ryobi air cannon in our office sparked an executive-level battle. I managed to emerge victorious and quickly purchased one for Clint as a Father’s Day gift, hoping to restore harmony to our workplace.
Compared to other battery-powered and hybrid options, the P3340 provides exceptional airflow and boasts impressive runtime figures, especially when paired with Ryobi’s higher-capacity battery packs. With the ability to keep you cool on your porch, in your garage, on a job site, during a power outage, or even in your attic—thanks to its AC power compatibility—the Ryobi Air Cannon is an essential appliance for any season.
Don’t wait until hurricane season hits the Gulf and Atlantic coasts—get your Ryobi Air Cannon today and stay breezy throughout the year!
Ryobi Air Cannon Hybrid Fan Specifications
- Model: Ryobi P3340
- Power Source: Ryobi 18V One+ battery or AC
- Low Speed: 1,200 CFM
- Medium Speed: 2,000 CFM
- High Speed: 2,400 CFM
- Decibel Level: 63 dBA
- Fan Diameter: 18″
- Depth: 19.8″
- Height: 19.08″
- Width: 13.37″
- Weight: 14.8 lbs
- Warranty: 3 years
- Price: $149