Ryobi Cordless Impact Driver

Last updated date: April 10, 2019

Review Melt Score
9.4

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We looked at the top 1 Impact Drivers and dug through the reviews from 5 of the most popular review sites including Tool Nerds, Tool Powers, Drill & Driver and more. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Impact Driver you should buy.

Overall Take

In our analysis of 54 expert reviews, the Ryobi Ryobi Cordless Impact Driver placed 2nd when we looked at the top 9 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note April 10, 2019:
Checkout Ryobi Cordless Impact Driver for a detailed review of all the top impact drivers.

Expert Summarized Score
9.5
5 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.3
610 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
I love the 3 LED lights on the front of the tool which helps eliminate shadows.
- Tools In Action
The long-lasting battery and the ergonomic grip make this tool ideal for prolonged use.
- Tool Nerds
Extremely light weight, with 2.6 pounds it becomes too easier to handle the driver.
- Homefrik
For the environmentalist, this helps save a substantial amount of resources and subsequent pollution that goes into the manufacture of chargers and batteries.
- Tool Powers
Impact driver is powerful and can change bits quickly
- Drill & Driver
What experts didn't like
While we wish it was a little lighter, using a compact battery will lower the weight.
- Tools In Action
The LED light ignites only when pressing the trigger, which kind of defeats the purpose of the whole thing.
- Tool Nerds
While you need to purchase a separate battery and charger, this unit is among the devices that use the Ryobi One+ range battery.
- Tool Powers
Delays in LED light
- Drill & Driver

From The Manufacturer

The RYOBI® 18V ONE+™ Impact Driver delivers more innovation, features and power than ever before. The variable speed trigger assists in screw start up, allowing the unique impact mechanism to drive the longest deck screws or largest lag screws with ease by delivering more than 1,600 in lbs. of torque. It is over 33% faster and more powerful than the previous model and incorporates Tri-Beam LED lights to eliminate shadows on bits and fasteners in the darkest work areas. When it is time get things done, just take the bit from the convenient on-board storage and place it in the Auto-load chuck. Nothing could be easier for fast, one handed bit changes. Use the EXCLUSIVE MagTray™ magnetic holder to keep screws and bits in easy reach. The new and improved GripZone™ overmold provides users optimum grip and comfort to equal a pro featured tool with performance to match. The 18V ONE+™ Impact Driver is sold as a bare tool, allowing you to build on your ONE+™ collection without spending additional money on batteries and chargers with each tool purchase. Best of all, like every RYOBI® 18V ONE+™ blue or green tool, this Impact Driver works with any 18V ONE+™ battery. Upgrade to lithium-ion or LITHIUM+™ batteries for lighter weight and better performance.

Overall Product Rankings

1. DeWalt Impact Driver Kit
Overall Score: 9.7
Expert Reviews: 6
2. Ryobi Cordless Impact Driver
Overall Score: 9.4
Expert Reviews: 5
3. Porter Cable Impact Driver Kit
Overall Score: 9.4
Expert Reviews: 5
4. DeWalt Impact Driver Combo Kit
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 6
5. Bosch Brushless Socket Ready Impact Driver
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 5
6. Hitachi Cordless Lithium Ion Impact Driver Kit
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 4
7. Makita Cordless Impact Driver Kit
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 5
8. Milwaukee Impact Driver Kit
Overall Score: 8.5
Expert Reviews: 3
9. Bosch Impact Driver Kit
Overall Score: 8.1
Expert Reviews: 6

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