Rated 3.3 out of 5 by 9
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by mholloway1809 Ryobi failure
I was impressed with the look and feel of this tool so I purchased it and an extra battery along with a 2 year warranty,
After less than an hour removing small screws from the dashboard of my truck the insides twisted in the housing and stopped working , took it back to Home Depot for warranty repair.
Had to pay $21.50 for an inspection to see if it's a warranted repair , they had it about a month and returned it to me and refunded the money.
Before it fully removed another screw it was broken again so back to Home Depot and another $21.50 and now they want me to buy another tool.
Not sure yet why they sell warranty services with the products they offer if there not going to warranty it.
April 4, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DPU Perfect for lightweight everyday jobs.
This drill is not a powerhouse and anybody foolish enough to think they can drive deck screws for hours will be disappointed. It is however, perfect for switch plates, lightweight household jobs, assembling things that come in parts, drilling small diameter holes in wood, plaster, aluminum as well as for driving tediously long machine screws up to the point where some serious effort is required. That being said, it does have more torque that you'd initially expect. I found the clutch to work very well and on the lowest setting has not broken a switch plate yet. At the highest setting it drives screws and bores small to medium screws admirably. The case it comes with has room for one of these cheap "do everything" bit and drill kits, some vix bits, a small countersink kit, an extra battery/charger and a hex to normal chuck adapter for handling drills do not have a hex shaft. I would not use it with auger bits nor spade/twist drill bits larger than 1/4" except perhaps is soft materials such as gypsum board. The LED light is adequate but more would be better.
How much do I like it? I have three of them and have used them for years. Not one has given me a lick of trouble. I hope the never discontinue it. I'll be buying another tomorrow because I'm going to leave one in the house and the garage rather than running back and forth or fighting my wife for it.
Not being a contractor I don't use drills every day. This means when I do need a tool the battery is usually depleted. Having learned this years ago ALL of my electric tools are 120 volts with this as the only exception.
My affection for AC power tools has brought the small inconvenience of dragging an extension cord about but I never have to deal with dead batteries, waiting for batteries to charge of for paying the large expense of multiple batteries. Additionally, all of my tools have more power for the price than the battery equivalents. There is no ongoing expense of replacing expensive batteries but I usually do have to replace inexpensive brushes once a decade. There is one place though, where I thought I really needed a battery drill because I had no choice. For certain jobs I like having a drill with more power AND a clutch. (First part was easy; second part hard in a corded tool) After searching the market high and low I was about to give up when I discovered the Ryobi D48CK which, to the best of my knowledge, is THE ONLY corded drill with a clutch. The Ryobi D48CK and the Tek 4 share a case. They are an unbeatable combo for everyday stuff. I have six other drills I use for specialty stuff including the 3/8" one speed, non-reversible, three wire, metal housing, Craftman I got in 1961 which is on it's fifth set of brushes.
February 7, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Teri bought new batterys very good deal
I was given this screwdriver for Christmas 5 years ago and I just love it. My go to drill. My old one is getting tired so I'm purchaseing a new one.
December 12, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Platypus Odd configuration
I bought this in the store for mostly helping with electrical stuff like screwing in outlet boxes, outlets, plates etc. especially since it had a clutch. But I returned it. It seems built well and have decent power. However...
Pros: Cheap, small, decent piwer,
Locking bit holder is magnetic and can accept the longer lock-in bits.
Cons: Tthe clutch only works in slow low gear.
The bit holder is nice but the drill is so small I wish I could hold it to help guide it but I can't since it
spins. They only supply very small non locking bits that will often stay with the screw..
Only comes with one battery.
I really hate the over-sized triggers To me,. It makes it too hard to just hold and too easy to accidentally turn on.
May be fine for some depending on your needs.
March 3, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by OpaS Another outstanding Ryobi tool
I have had two of these since being introduced to the market. I used the first one almost 2 years before it was permanently "borrowed", the second is still going strong. This is one tool I did NOT recommend to friends as the tool spoke for itself. Six of my workmates bought these when they saw me using it on the job. There are untold dozens of screws to remove/install on CT and other bits of medical gear. This is the PERFECT tool for the job. Gentle enough for small metric machine screws, yet brawny enough to drive the occasional deck screw.
March 24, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by SuperNinja Great screwdriver, when it works.
This screwdriver is great, but it has a bad habit of killing batteries.
I don't mean draining the batteries either, I mean permanently damaging a batteries circuitry to the point the battery will not recharge.
When the screwdriver bogs down (due to a tight screw, low battery, etc), it tends to kill the battery right at that moment.
There is a possibility this might be a deficiency in the batteries design, as opposed to a deficiency in the screwdriver itself though.
September 25, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Joel Screwdriver period
If you are looking for a product that is versatile and can perform many tasks fast this is not the product for you. There is absolutely nothing wrong with this product if you need a power screwdriver that is not lightning quick. It is just to slow for my needs
January 23, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ERVTHEMAN GREAT LITTLE TOOL
Small and lite, yet powerful for it's size and voltage. When I saw it had 2 speeds and a replaceable battery, I had to have one, so I bought two. I like the bit chuck the best, it holds short bits firmly.
January 17, 2013