Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 346
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Brian Meh
Good for light duty work on a budget (I.e, hanging picture frames, drilling drywall, installing odds & ends). When I use this working with wood, the battery lasts 30-40 min and tends to struggle on the hardwoods. The magnetic bit holder near the battery works when not using the drill, but anything still there when using the drill falls off more than it should. The similar product with the corded version is amazing, so it's not a 'brand' issue. I can easily torque-out this cordless drill on its highest setting by holding the end with my hand, whereas slightly more expensive drills are more powerful than I can grip the business end of the drill. This particular drill will just force you to buy more batteries and rotate often. This is one of those products where I feel it's better to do it right from the beginning by buying a higher end brushless drill. 3 stars because the price point is reasonable, but overall longevity and functionality of this drill justifies stretching my wallet for a better drill. Also, remember with the cordless items you're buying into the whole line of products that the battery will be compatible with, so consider reviews of other items that you might buy a year or two later.
February 17, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by macktv It Was Like Getting a Whole New Set of Tools!
I had the old nickel cadmium Ryobi combo set for many years at my office, when finally one of the batteries went dead. No problem, as I still had one battery left.
Then my wife wanted to use the flashlight tool (which I never even used once) that came with the kit, so I had to bring it home along with the battery and charger.
Now, I'm left with the rest of my tool combo without any batteries or charger, so I went looking for an inexpensive alternative so I'd be able to use the rest of my tools.
This was not only a fantastic deal for the price, but I was also astonished to see the difference the new lithium-ion batteries made. After the initial charge almost two weeks ago, and not being used at all during that time, I was cutting through tree branches 2 inches thick with the reciprocating saw like it was the first day of charging.
The batteries and charger alone were worth the $79, and with the added power and lightness of the new batteries, it was like getting a whole new tool set with a free extra drill too.
December 17, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BigRed1 Great price, easy to use.
Light weight lots of torque with the two speed gear box to drive in bolts.
January 15, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Artur519 Good Value
Still working like new after more then two years of heavy use.
October 27, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by hambone Great value very smooth running motor.
Actually bought this drill because I needed the batteries and charger. The sales person pointed me to this because it was cheaper to by the drill set than it would have been to buy the batteries and charger separately. When I started to use the drill, I found it to be much smoother and easier than the old RYOBI. I am very impressed with this set. Purchased two more to give as presents.
January 14, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JShip Great drill
This is a great all around the house tool. Very fit for your low to medium duty DIY projects. The level and magnetic tray are a nice touch.
August 7, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Katodog Excellent product as usual from Ryobi
I've used Ryobi tools for a long time, some of my oldest are around 12 years old and still work perfectly. These new tools, the "green" versions, are everything I'd expect from Ryobi...great build, great quality, run like champs. I'm a maintenance mechanic, been one for 28 years, and I've used Ryobi tools for some heavy-duty stuff and they never give me any hassle, always work great. Ryobi can't be beat for what they offer and the prices they have. This particular drill, works just like any of my other Ryobi tools...perfectly. I use it every day, the Lithium batteries are great, hold a charge for a long time, never lose power (until they die), and charge within a decent time. Definitely cannot go wrong with Ryobi tools. It's a great drill, lighter and smaller than the "blue" drills, easy to work with and a joy to own. I also like that the new chargers will work with the old NiCad batteries, seems to give them a little bit extra power and duration
January 21, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MoHandi Best cordless frill I've had, and I've had many. What I like most about htis company is that all my prior batteries work.
What I like most is this new drill will accommodate my old batteries. It is light weight, powerful and versatile. The color allow for easy identification in my tool bag, and the batteries allow for a lot of work before a change.
December 10, 2013