Are you a weekend warrior who likes to work on their car but it’s not at their forefront of the to-do list? If so, this Ryobi impact wrench might be a great solution for you. I have a family and so many things going on every week. While I love working on things around the house such as my truck, I would rather do other things, like spend time with my family. However there are those tasks I want to tackle. I just don’t want to spend a fortune on an impact wrench when a majority of its life it will be sitting on the shelf. So let’s jump into the Ryobi Impact Wrench Review.
Ryobi Impact Wrench – Information
- Name – Ryobi 3/8 in. 3-Speed Impact Wrench
- Model – P263
- Price – $79.00
- Where to Buy – The Home Depot
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Ryobi Impact Wrench – Features
The Ryobi puts out 150 ft.lbs of torque which is powerful for an impact wrench under $100. The wrench produces 3,400 impacts per minute with 3-speed settings which means this can be used on a variety of applications.
The unit is powered by the Ryobi 18V battery which also is used for a wide variety of other Ryobi products.
The impact wrench uses a 3/8″ anvil that is a hog ring.
One awesome feature is the three bright LED lights that help eliminate shadows and shine up your work.
The handle has a typical Ryobi tool grip that has a very nice rubber over-mold.
On the back of the unit, you have three-speed settings that will adjust the ipm speed.
- Speed 1 – 0-1,700/min
- Speed 2 – 0-2,500/min
- Speed 3 – 0-3,200/min
On the base of the unit, there is a magnet to hold smaller nuts or bolts.
Ryobi Impact Wrench – Impressions
For an impact that is priced under $100, I think it’s powerful and built well. While you won’t be removing semi-truck lug nuts, it’s a perfect option for the homeowner who needs a wrench but doesn’t need the power of removing semi-truck tires.
Overall it’s powerful and I like the speed selection on the back of the tool, which makes it easy to change on the fly with your thumb.
Ryobi Impact Wrench – Final Thoughts
While the impact wrench is on the heavy side, I am okay with that since I am not using it all the time. For me, the price and quality are what I want in my wrench. The Ryobi is an easy decision for me as I need power, but not the price tag of a professional wrench. I love how many tools are in the Ryobi line up so even if the wrench sits around a lot for me, I can use the battery in so many other Ryobi tools and products.
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I bought this wrench primarily for construction and deck screws. With 3/8″ torx and phillips bit sockets, which are plentily available, you can’t beat it. For what I use it for I’d rather have a spring pin detent like the 1/2″ has but oh well. It works great, with the weight being an advantage when driving screws.
I have the 1/2″ for automotive and heavier/auxiliary construction duties.
For me, 1/2 impacts are for things I am unable to remove with a hand tool. By that measure this tool fails. Sure it is not expensive but it just needs more torque.