Last week you read about the Ryobi drill. Today we are going to cover the Ryobi Impact Driver. The drill is great for drilling holes but if you are looking to work with fasteners, nothing beats an Impact Driver. So let’s see what this Impact Driver is all about and if it’s a good complementary tool to the drill/driver.
Ryobi Impact Driver Information
- Name – Ryobi 18V 1/4″ Impact Driver Kit
- Model – P235AK
- Price – $99
- Where to Buy – The Home Depot
- Reviews – Ryobi Power Tool Reviews
Ryobi Impact Driver Features
The Ryobi Impact Driver offers 1,800 in/lbs of torque with speeds of 0-3200 RPMs.
Just like the drill, the Impact Driver comes with 2-1.5Ah batteries and a charger.
On the front of the impact driver, the driver uses a 1/4″ hex chuck for quick bit changes.
The tool offers a rubber over-mold grip for added comfort.
The drill features a variable speed trigger so the user can match the speed to the task.
Just like the drill/driver, the Impact Driver has an LED light on the base along with a magnetic plate to hold fasteners or washers in a safe place for easy access.
Ryobi Impact Driver Impressions
While an impact shines with fasteners we wanted to try some spade bits. As you would expect, we were easily able to sink fasteners into a 4×4. We used 3-1/2″ screws and not only were we able to sink the screws but we could bury them deep into the wood. So yes, this tool offers a lot of power for a homeowner tool.
In regards to the spade bit, as you can see, we created a 1-1/2″ hole without any issues, which is impressive.
Ryobi Impact Driver Wrap Up
It’s hard to say anything negative about the Impact Driver as it’s powerful, has great run time, and is comfortable. If I had to have a con it would be the 1.5Ah batteries. But again, I am only paying $99 which not only includes the driver but two batteries, a charger, and a bag. So yes, it’s hard to say anything negative.
I like the power, the comfort but what I love about Ryobi tools is the price and the huge line of 18V tools they offer.
*This is part of the THDPRoSpective program