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RYOBI ONE+ ¼” Impact Driver Tool Review

John Malecki

RYOBI ONE+ ¼” Impact Driver Tool Review

John Malecki Reviews a Classic Impact Driver with Clever Features

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Oct 4, 2019

On top of continuing to grow my capabilities as a woodworker for my clients, I’ve recently been taking on a bunch of home renovation projects. This is partially due to the fact that my nearly 100-year-old home is in serious need of some updating, but also because we are quickly approaching my wedding day to the girl of my dreams. As I rip our home apart just weeks before the wedding, I’m working my tail off trying to get things in tip-top shape for the influx of wedding gifts we are about to receive.

On my fiance’s half of said registry, we have all the basics: new glassware, a Kitchenaid Stand Mixer, two Roombas (one for both upstairs and downstairs), the works. On my end of the registry? Everything I need to continue decking out our house during the renovation (and a Chia pet for every room). On the top of this list was a new impact driver for household applications.

Well, now that I’ve partnered with the Home Depot to try out the RYOBI ONE+ ¼” Impact Driver, that item has been crossed off the list. As the perfect impact driver for nearly every in-shop and home renovation task, the RYOBI ONE+ ¼” Impact Driver is my new go-to in my tool arsenal. Check out the great specs for this classic impact driver below, and let me know what you guys think!

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RYOBI ONE+ ¼” Impact Driver: The Specifications

The Classic Impact Driver for All Your Needs

I don’t think a day goes by that I’m not using an impact driver. Whether I’m working on a project in the shop for a client or tearing down and building up again rooms in my home, an impact driver is absolutely integral in my tool arsenal. When I’m looking for a good impact driver, I keep a few things in mind: an ergonomic fit, superior power, and versatility. The RYOBI ONE+ ¼” Impact Driver really checks off all my boxes here, making it a great tool for keeping around the house and in the shop.

Let’s start with that ergonomic fit. The RYOBI ONE+ ¼” Impact Driver is designed for efficiency with convenience in mind, featuring a GRIPZONE over mold for a sturdy, easy to maneuver grip. Also, the built-in belt clip can fit on either side of your body, making the RYOBI ONE+ ¼” Impact Driver a simple reach away while working in tight spaces, on ladders, or simply when your hands may be a little full.

The Power -- let’s talk. The RYOBI ONE+ ¼” Impact Driver supplies 1800 lbs per in. of torque, providing that just-right amount of power for nearly all of my applications. As someone who works with everything from hardwood slabs in the shop to drywall around the house, the RYOBI ONE+ ¼” Impact Driver is great for anything I need.

With great power, I always look for a good balance of versatility. The RYOBI ONE+ ¼” Impact Driver has three different speed settings that align with all of my fastening needs. The high, medium, and low speeds supply the right amount of torque for every project, ensuring I’m always using the right amount of power from start to finish.

Some other great features of the RYOBI ONE+ ¼” Impact Driver include a tri-bean LED light for eliminating shadows, an auto-load chuck for quick and easy bit loading. As part of the world’s largest 18-volt tool system, the RYOBI ONE+ ¼” Impact Driver is just one piece of a powerful collection of tools that are built to last and outperform the other tools in your workshop. While agile and powerful, the RYOBI ONE+ ¼” Impact Driver is understated and gets the job done every time, which I really appreciate when picking out tools in my workshop.

The Price:

The RYOBI ONE+ ¼” Impact Driver is the Perfect, Reasonably-Priced Driver

The RYOBI ONE+ ¼” Impact Driver not only checks off all my boxes but comes with the assurance that I always have a tool that’s ready to accomplish any task I put it to. While some people would rather save their money for purchasing the big, specialty tools for their shop, I really love to make sure I’m making a good investment in the basics that I’m going to be using frequently. The RYOBI ONE+ ¼” Impact Driver really accomplishes that while still remaining at a competitive price point, which you really can’t beat.

RYOBI ONE+ ¼” Impact Driver: $79.00

My Final Thoughts

The RYOBI ONE+ ¼” Impact Driver is the Impact Driver for Everyone

Here’s the thing -- a lot of the tools a review can be more specialty-based -- the kind of tools that you can easily rent from the Home Depot when you need them 2-3 times a year. But an impact driver, specifically the RYOBI ONE+ ¼” Impact Driver, isn’t one of those tools. This thing is a household classic that supplies the perfect balance of versatility, power, and ease of use to bring you one hell of an impact driver that’s going to last from project to project to project. 


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John Malecki

I used to be an offensive lineman in the NFL, Now I run my own furniture business and am completely self taught. In my videos and posts you'll see a variety of wood and metal work as well as some tips and tricks. Enjoy!