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Ryobi 18 Volt Cordless Drill
 
4.2

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I have gone through several cordless drills, and the Ryobi is to

I use a cordless drill in many projects, both at work and at home. Having an undependable drill is frustrating, unprofessional, and embarrassing. Having said prayers over several expensive drills, Including Dewalt...Read complete review

I use a cordless drill in many projects, both at work and at home. Having an undependable drill is frustrating, unprofessional, and embarrassing. Having said prayers over several expensive drills, Including Dewalt and Firestorm models, I was looking for a dependable one. I found it. The 18 volt Ryobi gives me what I need. It is powerful. The battery pack is excellent. A fully charged battery can last over a day in my job. Nothing is worse than having to change batteries in the middle of a job. It is time consuming and momemtum breaking. The Ryobi comes with a charger and two batteries, so there is always a backup. A full charge takes about 20 minutes in the charger, and the signal when the battery is charged keeps you from leaving it on the charger too long.

The Ryobi has performed extremely well in normal functions, and is more than adequate in larger, more difficult projects. Unlike other cordless drills, the Ryobi is powerful and versatile enough to perform in situations where an electric drill is normally needed. I still have an electric drill, but I seldom use it.

The Ryobi comes with two double ended screw bits, flathead and Phillips. Also included are a charger and two batteries. The kit I bought also has a circular saw and a sander. Both are high quality, and surprisingly effective for their compact size. All fits in the carrying case, which is included. The case is big enough that it can store whatever bits and accessories you ned for the job. Other drills I have used come with a carrying case that is big enough for the tool and batteries only.

 The Ryobi is dependable and versatile. I enjoy the envy on the faces of my Dewalt buddies. Several have changed to Ryobi after seeing mine in action.

And the price is great for the value. The entire 18 volt Ryobi kit  and case cost about half of what the competition, if you can call it that, costs

Anyone who needs a cordless drill for work or home use needs to try a Ryobi. The Ryobi 18 volt cordless is the "King of the Mountain" in the cordless drill world.

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The Ryobi 18V cordless drill is very inexpensive.

        If you are looking for one of the least expensive brand name cordless drills, than the Ryobi 18 volt cordless drill might just be for you. 
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        If you are looking for one of the least expensive brand name cordless drills, than the Ryobi 18 volt cordless drill might just be for you. 

         When I first started working for myself I went looking for the most affordable tools I could find, without scarifying quality.  After shopping around for a cordless drill at all the major home improvement and tool stores, I settled on the Ryobi 18 volt cordless drill.  I came to this conclusion after comparing price, power, ventilate, and quality.

     The Ryobi 18 volt cordless drill was priced far less than the competitor.  To get a cordless drill with similar voltage it would have cost two to three times more.  Also most of the drill post a power output or torque rating, where Ryobi was surprisingly competitive.  Ryobi may not have listed the most powerful rating, but I have since tried many of the other brands and it preforms as if it were right up there at the top. 

      Most people, including myself, would like to have a cordless tool that has a battery that is interchangeable with other cordless tools.  The Ryobi is probably one of the best in this regard.  Ryobi must have 20 or more 18 volt tools that use the same battery.  You can't ask for much more than that.

     Quality is one of the first things that comes to mind when you go looking to buy a tool and the Ryobi cordless drill is no exception.  I used mine for hours a day, everyday and it lasted for several years.  I would say I am not very gentle with my tools, so after throwing it down, getting it wet, dropping it of ladders, and just plan abusing it I must say a am pretty impressed with its durability. 

   To some it up I was more than happy to buy another 18 volt Ryobi cordless drill and am constantly recommending to others.  So if you are looking for your moneys worth than Ryobi is defiantly the way to go.

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4.0

I have gone through several cordless drills, and the Ryobi is to

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from Nashville, TN

Comments about Ryobi 18 Volt Cordless Drill:

I use a cordless drill in many projects, both at work and at home. Having an undependable drill is frustrating, unprofessional, and embarrassing. Having said prayers over several expensive drills, Including Dewalt and Firestorm models, I was looking for a dependable one. I found it. The 18 volt Ryobi gives me what I need. It is powerful. The battery pack is excellent. A fully charged battery can last over a day in my job. Nothing is worse than having to change batteries in the middle of a job. It is time consuming and momemtum breaking. The Ryobi comes with a charger and two batteries, so there is always a backup. A full charge takes about 20 minutes in the charger, and the signal when the battery is charged keeps you from leaving it on the charger too long.

The Ryobi has performed extremely well in normal functions, and is more than adequate in larger, more difficult projects. Unlike other cordless drills, the Ryobi is powerful and versatile enough to perform in situations where an electric drill is normally needed. I still have an electric drill, but I seldom use it.

The Ryobi comes with two double ended screw bits, flathead and Phillips. Also included are a charger and two batteries. The kit I bought also has a circular saw and a sander. Both are high quality, and surprisingly effective for their compact size. All fits in the carrying case, which is included. The case is big enough that it can store whatever bits and accessories you ned for the job. Other drills I have used come with a carrying case that is big enough for the tool and batteries only.

 The Ryobi is dependable and versatile. I enjoy the envy on the faces of my Dewalt buddies. Several have changed to Ryobi after seeing mine in action.

And the price is great for the value. The entire 18 volt Ryobi kit  and case cost about half of what the competition, if you can call it that, costs

Anyone who needs a cordless drill for work or home use needs to try a Ryobi. The Ryobi 18 volt cordless is the "King of the Mountain" in the cordless drill world.

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2.0

Not the greatest drill

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from Astoria, NY

Comments about Ryobi 18 Volt Cordless Drill:

I have to say that I have several problems with this drill. My first problem is the construction quality. After using of the DeWalt, there was no comparison. The Ryobi just felt cheaply built. the plastic feels like a child's toy. I feel like if I drop it even once it would break for sure. I have never dropped it luckily though. The second problem is that no matter what bit I put in there, I can clearly see that it's never straight. No matter what I do, I can see when I pressed the button to make digital go that the bet appears to be wiggling. Third problem I have is battery life. Maybe it's because I've charged this up several times and may need a new battery, but I find myself needing to batteries to get to any one job. Never have this problem with my DeWalt. Overall, I think this would be a good starter tool for a young son just learning how to use a drill. But for someone who wants to get some serious work done, this is not the tool to buy.

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5.0

I Use it everyday!

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from Columbia, SC

Comments about Ryobi 18 Volt Cordless Drill:

I can not live without my Ryobi Eighteen Volt Cordless Drill!  I work at as a maintenance technician in an apartment complex and I use my Ryobi Eighteen Volt Cordless Drill atleast 10 times a day.  The versatility of the Ryobi Eighteen Volt Cordless Drill is incredably amazing.   I can use anything from Paddle bits to regular everyday run of the mill drill bits in my Ryobi Eighteen Volt Cordless Drill.  Not only is the Versatility of the Ryobi Eighteen Volt Cordless Drill but the power of the Ryobi Eighteen Volt Cordless Drill is incredable as well.  Another thing that I really enjoy about my Ryobi Eighten Volt Cordless Drill is the rugged durability of the tool.  I have exposed my Ryobi Eighteen Volt Cordless Drill to a multitude of harsh and severe weather conditions.  The Ryobi Eighteen Volt Cordless Drill that I own has survived being dropped from twenty feet into a mud puddle and it worked like a champion as soon as i picked it up.

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5.0

Ryobi makes a great drill

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from Kansas City, KS

Comments about Ryobi 18 Volt Cordless Drill:

It can be hard to find just the drill rather than the full 18 volt kit from Ryobi.  Even in the used market, you seldom see this drill offered relative to how easy it is to find the reciprocating and circular saws.  The reason for that is this drill is a great drill so people hang on to them.  It is highly adjustable which makes it great for everything from drilling through metal to inserting screws into predrilled wood.  It has a good weight, not too heavy but still feels like you’re holding a power tool.  I also like the chuck mechanism.  My last drill was a cheap black and decker that wasn’t much more than an electric screwdriver, if a screw was really stuck the bit would start to loosen up.  That doesn’t happen with the Ryobi.  I’ve only had mine for part of a year, but my friends who have them haven’t had issues and made the point that you could buy two to four of these for the price of most equivalent drills.  It’s unlikely that those drills would last two to four times as long.  Mine came with a charger and single NiCad battery.  Watch out for the Lithium Ion batteries.  Ryobi is still working out the kinks and many are malfunctioning.  The NiCad battery is okay.  It doesn’t seem to be charging quite right, but still gives me plenty of time to drill or insert screws.

 

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4.0

This was my first Ryobi and I bought nothing else but Ryobi

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from Dawsonville, GA

Comments about Ryobi 18 Volt Cordless Drill:

I bought my first Ryobi about 4 years ago and absolutly loved it so much that every time I need to bye another tool I check out the ryobi's first. First time home owners if you need tools I would recomend this Ryobi be your first tool you buy.

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3.0

The Ryobi 18V cordless drill is very inexpensive.

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from Fort Pierce, FL

Comments about Ryobi 18 Volt Cordless Drill:

        If you are looking for one of the least expensive brand name cordless drills, than the Ryobi 18 volt cordless drill might just be for you. 

         When I first started working for myself I went looking for the most affordable tools I could find, without scarifying quality.  After shopping around for a cordless drill at all the major home improvement and tool stores, I settled on the Ryobi 18 volt cordless drill.  I came to this conclusion after comparing price, power, ventilate, and quality.

     The Ryobi 18 volt cordless drill was priced far less than the competitor.  To get a cordless drill with similar voltage it would have cost two to three times more.  Also most of the drill post a power output or torque rating, where Ryobi was surprisingly competitive.  Ryobi may not have listed the most powerful rating, but I have since tried many of the other brands and it preforms as if it were right up there at the top. 

      Most people, including myself, would like to have a cordless tool that has a battery that is interchangeable with other cordless tools.  The Ryobi is probably one of the best in this regard.  Ryobi must have 20 or more 18 volt tools that use the same battery.  You can't ask for much more than that.

     Quality is one of the first things that comes to mind when you go looking to buy a tool and the Ryobi cordless drill is no exception.  I used mine for hours a day, everyday and it lasted for several years.  I would say I am not very gentle with my tools, so after throwing it down, getting it wet, dropping it of ladders, and just plan abusing it I must say a am pretty impressed with its durability. 

   To some it up I was more than happy to buy another 18 volt Ryobi cordless drill and am constantly recommending to others.  So if you are looking for your moneys worth than Ryobi is defiantly the way to go.

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4.0

My Ryobi cordless drill its light, precise, and easy to handle

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from Cape Coral, FL

Comments about Ryobi 18 Volt Cordless Drill:

Recently I bought a 12 Volt 3/8 inch Drill Reversible and I just love it. It's so light and confortable to use for many odd jobs around the house. It was what I have always looked for in a drill. Usually I had to carry a big drill with a bunch of other attachments to get my work done. This one is also cordless and once the battery which is a 12 volt Lithium-ion battery pack is charge it lasts very long before you have to recharge it.I feel and think is one of the best tools in the market. It is also very powerfull for its size. It also serves as an electric screwdriver besides a drill. If you like tools you will love this one. Although it may be a little more expensive than any other comparable brand and size drill it is worth every cent because this one will out live you. It comes with two 12 volt Lithium-ion batteries and its charger. Its great to have two batteries because you never know when you would use it for a very lenthly job and this way you never run out of juice.  I am not an expert in tools but I have used quite a bit of them throughout my lifetime and I can tell this is one of the best I have ever had. I have been doing handyman work for a long time and let me tell you the tools of the trade are very important for my job. I believe this tool helps out even the least experience person on their routine handymen chores. So, if you are in the market for a handy electric screwdriver/drill, don't search no more this is the tool for you.

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4.0

Works like a dream

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from Roseburg, OR

Comments about Ryobi 18 Volt Cordless Drill:

I bought a Combo kits for Ryobi tools for my husband, last father's day. I know enough about tools to make decisions, but there were a few key items that I would need to look for in order to satisfy my husband's needs, which are basically "around the house" type of choirs. I wanted to find a product that had interchangeable batteries so that he could go from sawing to drilling something in a short amount of time, with little hassle. Another selling point is the length of time that the battery will last. Nothing is more irritating then getting half way through a task and then having to mess with the battery. These batteries are great they last a very long time without having to be charged. The drill itself weights 3.75 pounds and it charges a battery completely full in less than an hour! i would reccomend this product for anyone who needs a great product that will not fail in performance.

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5.0

Ryobi Drills Great Quality Right Price Long Lasting!

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from Hopkins, MN

Comments about Ryobi 18 Volt Cordless Drill:

I am a proud owner of the lithium set of ryobi tools and I think i have used them ALOT i have found that the drill is steady and well balanced and after 2 years if regular use while remodeling my home i am very impressed.

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5.0

Ryobi Cordless tools, long lasting, great value

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from Wadsworth, OH

Comments about Ryobi 18 Volt Cordless Drill:

The Ryobi 18 volt cordless drill is an awsome tool for the money. I am a handyman and I have had the same 2 cordless drills for the last 5 years. I use them almost on a daily basis. I am still using the older batteries instead of the lithium batteries, so they do not last quite as long as I would like. When I bought my first drill I was a little skeptical because of the lower price, but when I compared the features to the more expensive brands I could not justify spending the extra money. Ever since then all of my cordless tools have come from the Ryobi brand. I use the 1/2" keyless chuck model. It has 24 clutch positions and the quick speed selector is nice to change between drilling and driving. I think it is a nice weight and a comfortable drill to use everyday. The magnetic tray on the base is nice to hold a couple of extra screws or bits when I am working. So whether you are a professional or just need a good drill for home, I definately recommend the Ryobi Brand Tools.

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