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18-Volt ONE+ Cordless Brushless 3-Speed 1/4 in. Hex Impact Driver (Tool Only) with Belt Clip

  • Brushless motor provides 50% longer runtime and extends tool life
  • Includes: Phillips Bit and Belt Clip
  • Over 175 ONE+ Tools – All Work With Any RYOBI ONE+ 18V Battery
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18-Volt Battery Platform

18-Volt Battery Platform

No matter your interests or skill level, we can power it. With cordless lithium-ion technology, RYOBI can power you through all types of projects from drilling, driving, cutting, and fastening, to lighting, plumbing, cooling, and rocking, to trimming, edging, mowing, and clearing – and so much more.

World’s Largest 18V Tool System

World’s Largest 18V Tool System

RYOBI gives you the ultimate in versatility and selection to get the job done. From household tasks to the jobsite to recreation and everything in between, there is a ONE+ product for you.

RYOBI ONE+ Delivers More

RYOBI ONE+

RYOBI has never changed – and will never change – the 18V ONE+ battery platform, meaning our newest products & batteries fit the original RYOBI tools and batteries from 1996. RYOBI ONE+ is the system that delivers more.

Brushless Motor

Brushless Motor

Brushless motor technology provides longer runtime, more power, and a longer motor life.

LITHIUM+HP Battery Technology

LITHIUM+HP Battery Technology

Pair brushless power tools with LITHIUM+HP batteries for optimum power, runtime, torque, and speed.

Tool & Battery Communication

Tool & Battery Communication

The High Performance (HP) terminals on our LITHIUM+HP batteries allow the tool and battery to communicate and deliver peak performance.

Premium Performance

Premium Performance

Unleash the full power of your brushless power tools. HP communication technology paired with brushless tools maximizes performance in all applications.

RYOBI ONE+

RYOBI ONE+

Put the power of 18V ONE+ at your fingertips from the cordless system that delivers more.

18V Lithium

18V Lithium

Lithium-ion battery technology with fade-free power and Extreme Weather Performance to withstand the toughest conditions.

3 Year Limited Warranty

3 Year Limited Warranty

RYOBI Portable Power Tools and Bench/Stationary tools purchased on or after 1.1.11 are covered by a 3-year warranty.

World’s Largest

World’s Largest

The RYOBI 18V ONE+ System gives you the ultimate in versatility and selection.

100% Compatible

100% Compatible

All RYOBI 18V tools and batteries are 100% forwards and backwards compatible. Any RYOBI 18V tool works with any of our 18V batteries.

90 Day Guarantee

90 Day Guarantee

Buy with confidence with our 90 day no-risk satisfaction guarantee.

RYOBI introduces the 18-Volt ONE+ Cordless Brushless 3-Speed 1/4 in. Hex Impact Driver (Tool Only) with Belt Clip. The brushless motor provides more runtime, power, and longer motor life. The powerful design produces up to 2,000 in./lbs. torque to easily drive or tighten large fasteners. The MAGTRAY magnetic holder allows for the convenient placement of screws and bits. Best of all, it's a part of the RYOBI ONE+ System of over 175 Cordless Tools that all work on the same battery platform. Backed by the RYOBI 3-Year Manufacturer's Warranty, this 18-Volt ONE+ Brushless 3-Speed 1/4 in. Hex Impact Driver includes a belt clip, a Phillips bit, and an operator's manual. Battery and charger sold separately.
  • Compatible with LITHIUM+ HP batteries for even better performance
  • 3-Speed Switch conveniently located on rear of tool for easy access: High Speed - 0-3,100 RPM, Medium Speed - 0-2,150 RPM, Low Speed - 0-1,100 RPM
  • Powerful design produces up to 2,000 in./lbs. of torque to easily drive or tighten large fasteners
  • Up to 4,350 IPM (impacts per minute) for fast driving applications
  • Tri-LED lights minimize shadows
  • 1/4 in. auto-load chuck for fast and easy one-handed bit changes
  • Improved GRIPZONE overmold with microtexture for user comfort and control
  • Belt clip mounts to either side of tool for convenience
  • MAGTRAY magnetic holder for convenient placement of screws and bits
  • Part of the RYOBI ONE+ System of over 175 Cordless Tools
  • 3-year manufacturer's warranty
  • Includes: (1) P238 18-Volt ONE+ Brushless 3-speed 1/4 in. Hex Impact Driver, (1) Phillips bit, (1) belt clip, and operator's manual
  • Battery and charger sold separately



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18-Volt Battery Platform

18-Volt Battery Platform

No matter your interests or skill level, we can power it. With cordless lithium-ion technology, RYOBI can power you through all types of projects from drilling, driving, cutting, and fastening, to lighting, plumbing, cooling, and rocking, to trimming, edging, mowing, and clearing – and so much more.

World’s Largest 18V Tool System

World’s Largest 18V Tool System

RYOBI gives you the ultimate in versatility and selection to get the job done. From household tasks to the jobsite to recreation and everything in between, there is a ONE+ product for you.

RYOBI ONE+ Delivers More

RYOBI ONE+

RYOBI has never changed – and will never change – the 18V ONE+ battery platform, meaning our newest products & batteries fit the original RYOBI tools and batteries from 1996. RYOBI ONE+ is the system that delivers more.

Brushless Motor

Brushless Motor

Brushless motor technology provides longer runtime, more power, and a longer motor life.

LITHIUM+HP Battery Technology

LITHIUM+HP Battery Technology

Pair brushless power tools with LITHIUM+HP batteries for optimum power, runtime, torque, and speed.

Tool & Battery Communication

Tool & Battery Communication

The High Performance (HP) terminals on our LITHIUM+HP batteries allow the tool and battery to communicate and deliver peak performance.

Premium Performance

Premium Performance

Unleash the full power of your brushless power tools. HP communication technology paired with brushless tools maximizes performance in all applications.

RYOBI ONE+

RYOBI ONE+

Put the power of 18V ONE+ at your fingertips from the cordless system that delivers more.

18V Lithium

18V Lithium

Lithium-ion battery technology with fade-free power and Extreme Weather Performance to withstand the toughest conditions.

3 Year Limited Warranty

3 Year Limited Warranty

RYOBI Portable Power Tools and Bench/Stationary tools purchased on or after 1.1.11 are covered by a 3-year warranty.

World’s Largest

World’s Largest

The RYOBI 18V ONE+ System gives you the ultimate in versatility and selection.

100% Compatible

100% Compatible

All RYOBI 18V tools and batteries are 100% forwards and backwards compatible. Any RYOBI 18V tool works with any of our 18V batteries.

90 Day Guarantee

90 Day Guarantee

Buy with confidence with our 90 day no-risk satisfaction guarantee.

Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
6.31 in
Product Height (in.)
7.75 in
Product Width (in.)
3.25 in

Details

Battery Amp Hours
No Battery
Battery Power Type
Lithium Ion
Battery Size
18-volt
Battery/Charger
Tool Only
Battery/Charger
Tool Only
Blows per Minute (BPM)
4350
Charger Included
Charger Not Included
Color Family
Green
Condition
New
Cordless Tool Type
Impact Driver
Cordless/ Corded
Cordless
Drill/ Driver Type
Impact Driver
Drive Size
1/4 In. Hex
Included
Belt Clip,Bits
Maximum Speed (RPM)
3100 RPM
Motor Type
Brushless
Number of Total Batteries Included
0
Power Tool Features
Keyless Chuck,LED Light,Variable Speed
Product Weight (lb.)
2.55 lb
Returnable
90-Day
Tools Product Type
Power Tool
Torque (In-Lbs)
2000
Voltage (volts)
18

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
3-year Limited Warranty

Questions & Answers

37Questions50Answers

Will this tool work with my Makita IMPACT XPS Impact Bit Set? https://www.homedepot.com/p/Makita-...

Asked by Lambert April 17, 2021
5
Answers

Lambert, thank you for your interest in the RYOBI 18-Volt ONE+ Cordless Brushless 3-Speed 1/4 in. Hex Impact Driver (Tool Only) with Belt Clip. Yes you can use that set with this product. Thank you for asking, If you have further questions and would like to speak with a RYOBI Customer Experience Professional, please call, 1-800-525-2579 M-F from 9am-6pm EST. Hope this helps! - Vini

Does anyone else's P238 have a very distinctive while and the collar is not concentric at all? Th...

Asked by Jay January 28, 2021
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Answers

No

Is the same as the brushless Compact driver that's sold in kits?

Asked by ts December 4, 2020
5
Answers

Yes

The Ryobi 18v. One cordless brushless three speed 1/4 inch heX impact driver. Is the trigger button variable speed?

Asked by Clayton May 13, 2020
5
Answers

Hi Clayton! Thanks for your question. This unit does have a variable speed feature.

Just got this as a gift and the bits wont lock in. So if im screwing doward the bit will fall out. What am I missing?

Asked by Adam March 22, 2020
5
Answers

Yes the bit clicks in the bit holder at the front. All you have to do is pull the collar to release bit . And push in to lock the bit in place. Very easy to use love it .

impact driver or a drill/driver for first time home user such as hanging stuff, driving fasteners...

Asked by Ivan March 15, 2020
5
Answers

I'd go with a drill with a torque setting for the tasks you describe. An impact driver would be for more heavy-duty work.

Can this Impact Driver tool be used as a Drill? Thanks.

Asked by Mig February 2, 2020
5
Answers

Yes, but you have to use to hex shaft drill bits.

Can you turn the lights off completely?

Asked by BC December 29, 2019
5
Answers

Yes

Can I use this as an impact wrench for my car for lower torqued nuts and bolts? "Lower torqued" ...

Asked by LightChanger December 22, 2019
5
Answers

I have used mine for small, low torgue applications on my truck and have had no problems. As for drilling, NO! I would not use it for that. First, it is NOT the proper tool for the job. Second, you run the risk of breaking the drill bit off inside what ever your drilling. If the bit catches, the impacting action could snap the bit. Third, because of the impacting action, the hole your drilling may be oblonged and rough on the inside and not smooth. I would not recommend drilling.

Is there an adjustment for strength of impact? I have a Harbor Freight Bauer impact driver. No ...

Asked by winchbar November 14, 2019
5
Answers

It has 3 easy to adjust settings.

18-Volt ONE+ Cordless Brushless 3-Speed 1/4 in. Hex Impact Driver (Tool Only) with Belt Clip - page 2

Customer Reviews

  • 4.8
    out of 1,067 reviews
  • 96% recommend this product
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Love it except for one stupid thing
I got this because my old Ryobi P235 was getting a bit long in the tooth and this went on sale. I think this tool is well worth the upgrade. The impact driver is probably my most used tool and has replaced my drill for most things. On the PLUS side: Plenty of power to drive stuff in, no complaints. I love that the LEDs are all the way around, come one when you tap the trigger (before it starts spinning) and stay on after you stop. This was one thing the old one sucked at if you happened to be in a dark space. It's like having a flashlight right where you need it. LOVE IT! The controls are all easy to get to and intuitive like the old one. It's a bit heavier but still well balanced and ends up slightly shorter in length so I count it as an improvement. I like the snap in chuck too. Still a NEGATIVE: The tool and magnet holders on the old tool usually meant whatever I put in them would be lost somewhere because it didn't really have any gripping power. The new tool has the same useless magnet and one less useless tool holder. Just seems like after fifteen years, this could be better. Not a deal breaker but a little disappointing (hey, now you know, so maybe you won't be disappointed too :) ).
by HyperSprite
1 person found this helpful
Amazing power, lightweight.
Purchased driver to assemble two sections of 6" × 6" pressure treated timbers for a walkway step. Timbers were to be secured with three 10", torx head screws. Impact driver drove all three screws into both timber sections securing them to one another. No noticeable loss of power! This would not have been possible with a drill due to the length of the screws and the density of the timbers. Couldn't be happier, can't wait for the next project!
by MassRanger
Works great
Use it for my job, works better than I had hoped. Runs great.
by Builder Bob
Powerful little driver
Drove 3 inch lag screws no problem with no pre drilling
by Scott s
I am a lineman and love this tool. Great tool for the ground and when working in the bucket .
I am a lineman and love this tool. Great tool for the ground and when working in the bucket .
by Javythelineman
2 people found this helpful
Worked amazing for building a large deck. Ripped the screws right in like butter on setting 3.
Worked amazing for building a large deck. Ripped the screws right in like butter on setting 3.
by Chris
Been using and old blue impact driverand loved it. Own 2 blue ones and just got the new brushless...
Been using and old blue impact driverand loved it. Own 2 blue ones and just got the new brushless. Bought the new brushless because belt clip and it works well, hangs off my belt while swinging on off the ladders. The 3 speed thing was kind of a surprise when I found it, I was like this this is ridiculous. It had so much torque and was so much faster than my old blue ones. I was about to go get my old blue one when I started to examine the new one. Once flipped down to speed 1 and 2, I was able to use it just like the old blue ones. I have found the 3 speed works great with 6 and 8 inch lage bolts. I like this new brushless impact driver. Given it a try, you will too.
by Richard
3 people found this helpful
Favorite new tool
I love this tool. Compact, powerful, great chuck for quickly changing its. Weighted and balanced well. Fun to use. Took out an old deck and built this new one using my new impact driver, another Ryobi cordless drill, Ryobi circular saw and Ryobi recipro saw.
by Coach Kenny G
Bought this as a replacement for my 10 year old one that finally died. The 3 speeds are nice and ...
Bought this as a replacement for my 10 year old one that finally died. The 3 speeds are nice and its smoother than the old one. Don't be afraid of these tools, mine are used on a daily basis as I'm a general contractor. I work along side someone with Milwaukee tools and he is always amazed by the beating these Ryobi's take and how well they work.
by SGinPA
3 people found this helpful
I have always used a standard drill when installing screws....
I have always used a standard drill when installing screws. The impact feature is a game changer and the power is phenomenal. I just added all new Ryobi tools to my garage and couldn't be happier.
by Ksmith
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