good for professional use
Has been in daily use since purchased and I cant fault this tool.........works perfectly every time. Plenty of grunt and has never let me down but am quite surprised how much torque it has. Very well priced.
Do not buy battery lawn equipment
Don't ever buy battery lawn equipment.
My Ryobi 24 volt battery finally died and they no longer make the battery. So now I have to go out and buy a new edger, bush trimmer, and weed eater which all worked off the 24 volt. That will cost me at least $300 I don't have to replace.
Customer service basically said sorry but too bad. REALLY. Being that I gave them the opportunity over email and phone to make it right they did not. So now I will spend hours posting this on all social media sites. This post is my 10th different site. Won't be buying their products ever again.
Purchased in August 2017 for A$300.00.
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Ryobi and Bunnings Did the Right thing - Not fit for purpose - Defective parts - 1 month out of warr
If you read below you will see that I was underwhelmed by my experience with Ryobi and Bunnings, They have now (4 days later) shown there true colours and restored my faith in them both. They have both tried and helped me out, exchanging the impact driver.
I am so pleased they stood by their product and understood my position. I am now again a very happy and loyal customer of Ryobi and Bunnings. They have both restored my faith in them so much so, I just bought a reciprocating saw skin.
Well done Ryobi and Bunnings!
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Best Investment Ever
Purchased my Ryobi 18V Grass trimmer Kit which included Grass trimmer - Blower - Battery and charger - I was unable to start our gas grass trimmer, husband recovering from surgery - needed something I could operate - Was the best thing I ever did - Powerful, Easy to Handle - Battery lasted seemed like forever - Blower was strong - was everything I needed - Thank you Ryobi for coming to my rescue and making my day
Ive used this one tool for years on professional demolition jobs & cant stop it , it has not been handled lightly & used all day long day in day out in the dirtiest of environments . The one battery fits all system works unreal also so dont buy any other expensive brands just stick with these ryobi's
Faultless while they continue to stock 18v batteries
The first time I used it a sheared through a fencing screw. This cordless impact drill has an amazing amount of power and easily removed screws that we couldn't release with other standard drills.
I bought this as part of a combo before Christmas and Ryobi marketing gave me an instant win card and I thought I won a lawn mower. They later called and said it was an error and gave me a $5 set of screw bits so this left a sour taste. However, this product is worth the money!
Great drill for the advanced home handyman
This is a great product for the cost. Goes well if you have the corresponding ryobi drill to go with it. It's not quite suitable for a tradie that uses it everyday, but anyone below this level it will definitely do the job. if you get the large batteries they're really efficient. The 3 led lights are a great feature when ur working in low light or an awkward space.
Favourite one+ tool
Have had this item from mid 2013 and use it very often. It's got great torque and feels good to use. With this I have driven in 150mm batten screws into timber without pre-drilling, driven thousands of Tek screws and snapped the heads off a few from backing off too late. In constant all day use it heats up a bit so you've gotta let it cool down after prolonged heavy use like driving in 20 or so batten screws. I've used it to change wheelnuts on my car too. Two drawbacks I have encountered are the chuck needs to be plucked out until it clicks at...times which isn't a biggie and the unit is quite large compared to the makita version so sometimes it's tricky to get in tight areas. Am really happy with it and if I kill it I'd definitely buy another one.
This driver is very solid and has plenty of torque. I've used it to drive stainless steel screws (approx 2500) into 2 large hardwood decks and it has not missed a beat. Batteries last fairly well under constant usage.
Led lights not the front are not very bright and a torch is needed. I invest in a quality set of impact driver bits as the provided ones haven't lasted (although they have seen a lot of use!).
Questions & Answers
If you have a 1/2 socket and Ryobi 18v impact driver has a 1/4 chuck do you have an attachment to bring the 1/4 up to 1/2 chuck ???
Have recently bought this product however cannot ge the bit to lock in the keyless chuck..
Hopefully not insulting anyones intelligence! but the outside of the chuck is a movable ring that needs to be pulled out to seat the bit. Once the bit is i place release the ring and the bit is now secure. If this is not working I have noticed on mine that sometimes the ring sticks in the 'out' position (due to an enormous amount of use and dust).
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