Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 129
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by jorn Package is great value
This market is pretty saturated, which is great for consumers. I reached twice for the Makita, but just couldn't justify the price for my needs. After some help from the Home Depot kid, I had the drill + two LiOn battery kit. I lamented that the batteries were not the Plus version, but still thought it was a great value.
As I was heading toward the register, I happened upon THIS kit on an end cap display. Same drill and charger, but the two batteries were the LithiumPlus kind.... For the same $129!
Done and done.
Drill is comfy, has plenty of torque, and appeared the sip the battery during the first project I used it on. The little magnetic tray on the base is extremely handy; I can get used to this. My only minor letdown is that the light is on/off with the trigger. Other drills I've used leave the light illuminated for a few seconds after releasing the trigger.
April 14, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JBAR Excellent Lightweight Drill
This is an excellent tool. Having a bad back, I've been limited to lightweight cord drills. This cordless drill was the first i've been able to lift and use. Works very well and the reverse switch is in a comfortable position for quick one hand operation. A friend used it to build me a deck and staircase and told me it was the best tool I've ever bought. I have to agree. Thanks RYOBI.
April 30, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Justin Nice little drill for DIYers
This drill is pretty handy around our house. Installed shades, cabinets, removed tons of screws (foreclosure). It did lack a little torque when installing deck, so I busted out Ryobi's impact drill. batteries are questionable (but when using in multiple tools, they will run quick).
July 11, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by snobbycube Best tools for the do it DIYers
Looking for best tools for the DIYers at a reasonable Price, I will always recommend RYOBI. I will recommend that u always purchase a spare battery as with all battery powered tools the juice will run out. Recharging the batteries is extremely fast.
February 12, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DesignoSLK Great driver, only one shortcoming
It does everything an LED lit driver does. But the one thing it doesn't do, is light the work area without turning the chuck. I've always been a Ryobi fan and bought this once it came out with the LED after using a friends RIGID LED driver/drill. Theirs would light the work area as you slightly depressed the trigger. May not sound like a big deal, but it's a handy feature when positioning your drill/driver in dim areas before actually turning the chuck. Live and learn.
I would still recommend the product. But if you're just starting out in the 18-24V world of cordless operation, you might consider an alternative if this issue is of importance to you. I was long down the road of 18V Ryobi options to consider changing now. :)
June 30, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by algy266 Amazing quality for the money - as good as the most expensive drills you can buy
Bought this 2 years ago to replace a Makita that had batteries that kept dying. When I saw the price of one Makita battery was the same as the price of a brand new compact Ryobi with two batteries, and a circular saw included in the kit, figured what I have got to loose, can just replace it in six months if it dies. Turns out it is not only lasting much longer than my Makita did, it is also a far better tool, smaller, lighter, just as powerful, much better batteries. And it has taking many a beating but never faltered once. Most of the 18 volt Ryobi stuff is really as good, and in some cases better, than the high end brands costing two to three times as much. Do yourself a favor and skip the expensive stuff - you are just wasting money.
June 11, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Chas Worth while.
Fantastic driver. I'm using multiple tools on this 18+ LITHIUM BATTERY SYSTEM.
This is a convenient and reliable conveyance of portable power on my projects. Now with the latest batteries, there is a charge level indicator on the battery, which can prevent an immediate trip back-down the ladder, and, battery shelf life is exceptional - pick up the tool and drill after a month in the tool bin.
The driver has all the power that can be expected in a portable device. The clutch system is a simple and reliable insurance against over-driving attachments - you know, stripping, and it is reversible.
The newest driver is just as good as the older 'brothers', I expect as much. Have not been disappointed with Ryobi brand.
That's my opinion, hope you have as good of an experience.
June 9, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by fudacrow Ryobi Rocks
I love almost all my Ryobi 18V tools (not nuts about the chainsaw) and I have been using them hard for the past 9 years. When the batteries started going bad I looked to replace the batteries when I saw this honey of a deal. Two batteries, new charger, and a drill for the price of the two batteries. You can't beat that with a stick. My old drill has been put into my tiling box for mixing mud and the new one goes to every job with me. The drill is light wieght and compact while still laying lumber in the torque department. I am impressed with the durability of the Ryobi line and I am sure that this drill will give me 9 plus years as well.
April 30, 2014