Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 9
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by HVCharles Value Engineered away much of the Value
They have value engineered this to keep the $39 price point, the drill is reasonable, and the battery is your regular Ryobi compact battery. The charger however, is "cheap" in a bad way. There is a brick that plugs into the wall (the kind that takes up more than one outlet), and then a very thin wire from the brick to a small plastic "cap" that fits on the battery. I have plenty of ONE+ drills, so bought this mainly for another Lithium charger; and was disappointed.
The other thing that I am a bit disappointed in is that the drill doesn't have a molded slot for the bit to fit into, but rather just has a magnetic tray, that usually you would use for screws, etc; that the bit can just be set down on. I much prefer the older models that would have a molded piece of plastic and a thin strip of metal to positively hold onto the bit.
November 29, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by CamJam There are better drills out there
Mine shuts off if you put it under any kind of load. Seems like there is a thermal cut-off inside either the battery or the drill. Perhaps there is something wrong with mine, but it shuts off even under moderate loads. Also, the chuck does a poor job of holding the drill bits. It's hard to tighten the keyless chuck enough to keep the bit from spinning, and sometimes it's difficult to untighten even when it's not tight enough to hold the bit in place. The chuck on my previous blue Ryobi drill worked much better. I think Iwill try another brand next time... they seem to have cheapened the design.
June 12, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by samjg OK but...
I just received this dill today, and checked it out. It does seem to have more torque than the other drills that I have, but the first thing that I noticed was that there is no spot light. I really thought that was a given these days, but it's only a minor inconvenience.
The charger is the cheaper one, but heck the drill is inexpensive and so is a good value for the price.
December 5, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JohnC good value product,
Have not used it yet,, got for x-mas, battery charging now, does hold a 1/2 inch bit, felt like a lot of torque with the partial new charged battery in. This replaces my many years old Craftsman that the batteries are too old and costly too replace. Will likely buy the flashlight acc. to go with it.
December 27, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by elmasphx Great value
Bought this because my battery went from the Ryobi set I bought a couple of years ago. Wanted to upgrade to the Lithium battery. Buying the reconditioned model was cheaper than a battery and charger for the Lithium battery. The drill has more torque than my other Ryobi AND, it wasn't the battery that went bad but the charger, so I have a backup battery now as well.
November 19, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by drilldad1234 battery stopped working
used it twice battery stopped working. :( Got it for Christmas hope they will return it??
May 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by KimC Love, Love, Love my new Ryobi drill!
I've been looking for a new drill for some time now and was so happy to run across this deal. Got it at a great price and it has so much more power than my old 9v Ryobi drill. Ryobi is an awesome product!
December 26, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ricky Ad is a bit confusing - but so is the box
The drill is first rate. It has more torque than the previous versions, and is smaller and lighter than them also. A great alternative to the more expensive battery tools from Milwaukee and Makita. Go for it.
The battery charger is a different story. I saw the ad for this 'exclusive purchase' for Black Friday, but it wasn't clear whether a charger was included in the box: the description didn't say, but the specifications said one was. When I went to the store, the front of the box didn't say either, but the BACK of the box said one was. So, I asked a clerk to open the box, and there IS a charger. HOWEVER, the charger is a model P119, which isn't a rapid charger. According to its Operators Manual, it will charge "... battery packs in as little as 8 hours, depending on the type of battery pack." Of course, since the lithium ion battery will power the drill longer, this may not be much of a drawback to us occasional users. Those planning on heavy use, however, may be better off to buy the larger battery pack with its charger. Remember, you can't charge the lithium ion batteries in the Ni-Cad battery charger, but the reverse is true.
November 29, 2013