If you want a beast at your side that's affordable to handle the toughest jobs at hand you will want the Ryobi ONE 18v 1/4" Impact Driver P236 because it's not a delicate tool. This driver can drive a bolt through brick like a hair comb running through hair and you may say goodbye to your hammer drill.
You can grow to love the power within this tool when you find yourself driving 3-6" inch headlock bolts without the tool so much as batting an eye figuratively speaking of course. It will drive 1/4 hex bolts with ease and without needing an adapter even though most recommend it.
What's Not To Like about Ryobi Impact Driver?
There is one problem with this driver and that would be the "convenient" Tri-beam because it will not turn on without the user pushing down on the trigger at which defeats the purpose of having an LED light on the tool--aiding in the precision of the drive. How can you line up the hole correctly if the light will not turn on until the driver is already in beast mode? Another thing is that the light will not stay on long enough for you to use it. This is the only issue that I've found pertaining to this cordless impact driver as it is a powerful, durable and long lasting tool. If lighting isn't an issue for you then you will enjoy every use this tool can offer and I might say that this driver is worth it enough to buy a LED flashlight because of how much quality is in this tool making an inconvenience warranted.
Back to the Positives
When working with 4 inch long deck screws all day don't let a regular drill do the job as the Ryobi One+ 18v will get the job done much quicker along with the Lithium-ion battery keeping the power lasting all day long. Want more? While working with the deck you will experience lessened fatigue when driving screws on the overhead pergola which every one knows is a pain to work with using a drill. Arms do get tired no matter how strong the user is.
Commonly asked questions about Ryobi 18v Impact Driver:
Q - Is this impact driver reversible?
A - Yes, of course. It works great at removing tough screws.
Q - Will this driver come with its own torque settings?
A - I'm sorry but this driver has a pre-set torque. However, it is variable which means the power is controlled by the pressure the user applies on the trigger i.e., pushed all the way down and expect higher power or at a little bit of finesse and the power will be lighter for smaller jobs where the wood is delicate.
Q - What is the difference between model p236 driver and the model p236A driver?
A - The model being discussed in this article (P236) is a trigger activated driver that variable speed resulting from the pressure on the trigger by the operator. The p236A driver has a unit located on top of the tool itself that you can adjust speeds.
Some of my final thoughts:
Looking for a partner that won't let you down then try your hands at the Ryobi ONE+ 18 volt and find regular jobs becoming fun to do. You can even have fun changing tires on a car or driving 3-4 inch screws without stripping the screws with this beast tool. Either way, this is a great tool for a low price and be sure to check out all of our other cordless drill reviews before you make your final decision.
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