Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 54
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Baldylocks Gearing problems when used on high speed setting.
I own nine Ryobi One+ pieces so I'm a user and a supporter.
I like the drill but I use it only when I need the hammer function. It's heavier than my other Ryobi One+ (standard) drill and the one I have now is a replacement for the first one which had internal gearing (transmission) failure driving drywall screws for a day or two.
The problem was related to the brake (quick stop) function. The drill has a lot of torque and unwinding it in a hurry (when you release the trigger) from high speed use appears to take a toll on the gearing inside.
I still like Ryobi and am a Home Depot loyalist as a result. The replacement hammer drill has not given me any problems yet but I have used it sparingly. I suspect that I'll be even happier with the line up (I'm looking at you, circular saw) once I have completed upgrading to the compact lithium batteries.
November 12, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by whoopinbut ryobi drills & saws, hammerdrills
i love my Ryobi drills and saw,
i have been threw many a project with my Ryobi drill and saw kit and they just keep taking my abuse...i have bought many of the other drill sets and they just don't last. i find the torque really good, the weight for battery life and reliability excellent .i will continue to buy these Ryobi drills .nice hammer action..
Ongbotter's 2 thumbs up......and a big OH yah.
May 26, 2010
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by 88motley Nice drill
I have used this drill for typical household reno work and it performs really well. no problem drilling into the concrete foundation, bricks or mortar on our typical house. The only fault I have with this drill and the conventional drill/driver is that the bits sometimes loosen as you can only hand tighten the chuck, otherwise a good tool.
December 26, 2008
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by manny88 Great battery life, good hammer setting
I have to agree that the chuck tends to loosen while drilling, but battery life is great and the hammer setting works well. Buy this instead of the standard Ryobi 18V; it is only slightly larger and costs just slightly more. You'll be glad when you need the hammer function. I suspect it also has a bit more torque.
January 5, 2009
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by wfairley Still drilling holes in bricks after 3 years!
All I have to say is that I bought this drill when I was desperate to drill holes in brick for a high visibility project, and not only did I get the job finished by the deadline, now I own the best drill in the world. This thing is smooth yet strong, even after 3 years of medium duty use. I haven't dropped it from a ladder, so I can't speak for it's use as a basketball, but as a drill and a hammer drill this thing makes drilling holes in brick trivial work. it is awesome! Ok, now that I've purchased the new green and silver Lithium Ion battery packs and charger, this drill is even better than when I originally bought it. It is a workhorse worth every penny of $250 - oh wait, that's what the other drills cost, this one only cost $70. Hmmm, this should be an easy decision for anyone invested in the One+ system...
August 23, 2009
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MrProject Excellent Buy
After reading the review about the six foot drop and not working properly, I was a bit concerned about purchasing this drill. I decided to take a chance since I don't typically toss my tools around. I used it to drill into a variety of surfaces like block walls, concrete floors, and boards in order to finish my basement. I must say even after accidentally droping the drill from about four feet, it still works great. The side handlebar helps to put a little extra weight into the project. This drill is perfect for the price I paid. Works great and gets the job done.
June 13, 2009
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SugarMags Use the higher Speed Setting (i.e. "2).
Had a really hard time drilling into the concrete slab of my basement until I slid the speed switch from "1" to "2". Drill went into the concrete like butter at that point. I may have missed this info in the manual or in other posts, but I wanted to make sure that others had this info before leaving a bad review about it not working well. Not sure I would use this hammer drill if I was a tradesman, but for finishing a (just one) basement or weekend warrior type jobs, I highly recommend!
December 9, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by OldTimeGamer Very solid, cheaper than the competition
I bought this because my corded hammer drill died right near the end of a basement framing project. I already have other Ryobi One+ products and it was about $30 less than the next competitor; but I was surprised by how heavy this is. It has a very solid feel to it and it feels very powerful when the trigger is fully squeezed. Although it was slower than my corded hammer drill, it still ate through the concrete floor and cinder block walls easier than I expected.
If there's any drawback to it, it's that the depth guide can only be adjusted when the side handle is loosened. I would have much preferred something like an easy locking lever. Also, removing the side handle is a bit of a chore in and of itself. I ended up having to time when I did and didn't need the handle so that I wouldn't have to waste time screwing and unscrewing it.
May 6, 2014