Great, hard to beat
I have had my impact driver for about 6 years. It still packs a punch. Has great torque and power to remove screws, which is why I got it.
I originally bought it as a part of a kit when I was an apprentice. Although I didnt use it much at first once I started doing my own jobs this driver hasn't missed a beat. Admittedly I dont use it as much as what a roofer, cabinetmaker or carpenter might being a plumber it still cops a bit of a hiding. I have had mine rained on, soaked in water, dropped in puddles and it's still going. Not saying Ryobi gear is all great but my impact driver has been terriffic.
Purchased in August 2014 at Bunnings Warehouse for $200.00.
Good little all-rounder
Bought the impact driver second hand but in brand new state - albeit missing the charger and the 5.0amp battery (which I have with the Ryobi blower).
3 speed control makes it easy to use as a simple drill driver and or fast enough to drive good size stainless steel bolts to hold treated pine fencing frames together.
The 1.5amp battery has enough chooch to get the job done. But luckily I've got that spare 5.0amp battery for extended use needs jic.
LED light in its facia help see what your doing or find those bits you need in a dim garage. LE...D system is far superior than those found in other drills of far more cost. Nice and light and good grip with the overmoulding, the forward and reverse switch detent could be a bit more click forceful have accidentally flicked it in reverse a little too easily.
Purchased in April 2020 at Second Hand for $70.00.
A great 3 speed impact driver
This was purchased mostly for the purpose of driving tent pegs into various types of ground and because we already had a number of Ryobi One+ system tools in the van, it made sense to add another. As a point of interest, an impact driver was chosen over a rotary drill due to the higher torque and lower effort required in hard ground. The 3 speed settings provide 40, 120 and 220 Nm of torque respectively; leaving a suitable setting for any conditions.
Pros: lightweight, simple to use, well balanced, LED light is bright, excellent warranty and g...ood battery life (using 4AH batteries). Cons: Not the tools fault but finding a suitable size impact socket (for the pegs) to fit the keyless chuck was challenging. Overall: with a 6 year warranty and the reasonable ($139) price, this has proven perfect for the intended purpose.
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