What's this? Based on speed, power, run and charge times, handling, and noise. The displayed score is out of a total of 100 points.
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Summary:This 18-volt Ryobi in the cordless impact drivers category has a 1/4-inch chuck and one speed range It is sold with 0 Li-ion batteries with a charge indicator light and a smart charger. It has a 3 year warranty.
Power: Denotes the twisting force for tightening and loosening.
Run time: Reflects how much work the drill can perform per battery charge, as measured on a dynamometer.
Handling: Denotes the ease of handling and controling the drill during operation.
Noise: The dBa level at ear level, indicating whether or not ear protection should be used during prolonged operation.
About This Brand
Ryobi is one of the leading brands of cordless drills. Ryobi drills are made by TTI, which also makes the Rigid, Craftsman and Milwaukee brands. Ryobi cordless drills are geared to the consumer market and are available in multiple sizes, weights, and voltages. Ryobi is known for the One+ rechargeable battery that can be used among a variety of products. Ryobi cordless drills are available in NiCd and Li-Ion battery types. Ryobi and Rigid drill drivers are exclusive to Home Depot.
Features & Specs - Ryobi P236
Battery type The type of batteries provided with the drill. All are rechargeable. The more common type is denoted NiCd, for its nickel-cadmium components. Nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) batteries boast added energy for their weight. Lithium-ion (Li-Ion) batteries are the latest type and deliver even more power in a smaller size. Lithium-ion and NiMH batteries can be disposed of with regular refuse; NiCd must be recycled.
Battery recharge time (min.) How long it takes to completely recharge a battery after it has properly cooled down. Most of the fast chargers have a built-in temperature sensor that delays the charging cycle, when the battery is too hot from recent heavy use, to when the battery has cooled.
Battery recharge time (min.)
Speed ranges Many cordless drills have two separate speed ranges, or gear ratios; some newer models have three. The slower speed range peaks at about 400 revolutions per minute (rpm) and provides increased torque (twisting force) for driving large screws. A higher speed range that reaches about 1,500 rpm or more is well suited for rapid drilling. Lower-priced drills usually have a single speed range that tops out at approximately 600 to 800 rpm, compromising both driving and drilling performance.
I was surprised with how powerful this small driver is when screwing in 3 cabinet screws. I have a standard Ryobi cordless drill and this tool is heads and shoulders over it. The light is a nice touch.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(18 of 18 customers found this review helpful)
So much better than a drill
Easy To Store
Easy To Use
Good Safety Features
Three Led Lights
If you've never used an impact driver before they are heads and tails over a standard drill driver, it is so much easier to start screws, remove screws, and in general are smaller and easier to use. I had an old ryobi impact driver when they first came out, and a couple months ago I bought a P236 driver which is a little shorter and more compact than the old one and comes with a easier to use bit older, three LED lights which is really nice and it is variable speed and for some reason Consumer Reports has it marked down as a single speed under the cons Department, even my old Ryobi was a variable speed also. This is a great tool with a great battery system that can be used with over 50 other tools and still growing it's really hard to beat the Ryobi 18v system