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Excellent drill when compared apples to apples
on February 24, 2012
Ive had this drill for two years, my friend borrowed it while renovating his house and i am using it to renovate mine. I used it to strap pex to the joists under my house screwing two hole straps and it went all day never needing the battery changed. I decided that i was gonna drive 1/4 x 3" lag bolts into wood and used that as an excuse to buy the DeWalt 20v MAX kit with big hammerdrill (which is Phenomenal) because i thought there was no way the Ryobi would be able to do that and i really wanted the DeWalt impact.... I was wrong... I decided just for a laugh to see how far it would drive them and this drill drove those lag bolts in.( Steel LH Dottie 1/4"x3" lag). Now when compared to the DeWalt of course it doesnt come close, but then again the DeWalt is in a different class, performace wise and COST wise. I am tough on tools and this Ryobi has kept up so far, for a normal person using it around the house this is an EXCELLENT drill. Driving drywall screws, machine screws etc, no problem, but dont compare it to drills outside its class and dont compare it to impacts.. On that note I am singing the praises of this drill and it is awesome, but in this particular case when you consider how much its gonna cost to get the charger and the batteries which are not included in this price, you are better off getting the lower end 12v and 18v Milwaukee, Bosch and DeWalt drill combos which in my opinion would be a better bet..