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Ryobi P236 cordless drill

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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.
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Type: Cordless impact drivers
About - Ryobi P236

Speed: Speed of drilling and driving screws.

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
info Battery type Li-ion
info Battery recharge time (min.) 60
info Speed ranges 1
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User Reviews - Ryobi P236
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(19 of 19 customers found this review helpful)
Great Impact Driver
Battery Life Is Excellent
Easy Onoff Drill Bits E
Easy To Use
Good Grip
Best Uses
Home Repair
In The Workshop
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
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(21 of 21 customers found this review helpful)
So much better than a drill
Easy To Store
Easy To Use
Good Grip
Good Safety Features
Three Led Lights
Variable Speed
Best Uses
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
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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