Customer reviews for 3/8 in. Corded Drill / Driver
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3/8 in. Corded Drill / Driver
RYOBI's 3/8 in. Corded Drill/Driver gives you the power you need to get the job done right. It offers 1500 RPM from a 4.5 amp motor for powerful drilling and driving in a variety of materials. It also has a variable-speed trigger for enhanced control.
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94%of customersrecommend this product107 of 114reviews
Rating Breakdown120 reviews
94%of customersrecommend this product107 of 114reviews
Customer reviews for 3/8 in. Corded Drill / Driver
I don't use a drill often so the cordless models are too much hassle to keep charged...this is a nice corded model, always ready to go and does a fine job. Ideal for the weekend project or quick repair. Good quality at an affordable price
I have had several of these drills . I have even given them as gifts, so other friends could enjoy the great tools Ryobi puts out. My sons (3) all use the same tools.
Pros: Durable, Powerful, Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, Light Weight, Long-Lasting
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Review 4 for 3/8 in. Corded Drill / Driver
Age Range:55 to 64
Home Improvement Profile:Other
PostedFebruary 18, 2014
No, I do not recommend this product.
While my need for an electric drill was somewhat modest as I planned to install a hasp for a padlock for the storage locker in the basement, I found the Ryobi 3/8 very suited to those needs both stylishly and economically. As I faced the 100 year old door frame that had seen a century of various handymen and had outlasted them all having the Ryobi 3/8 at my side was a welcome asset in my battle. With grim determination and my blue whirling Ryobi 3/8 comfortably in hand I completed my task against stupendous odds and now my possessions are safely locked away and I can focus on m other problems. Thanks Ryobi 3/8!
Pros: Easy to Use, Accurate, Good Size & Weight, Powerful
Don't be fooled by the price of this drill. It may be the cheapest drill at Home Depot. It is made in China. You would think it is made in America or Japan. It does not feel cheap though. It is easy to use. It has amazing power. You can hear its power. You can feel its power. It works without any disappointment. I love products that are simple to use and do their jobs well. This drill is a winner. Cordless drills are great for tightening screws. This drill is exactly what I want in drilling holes through wood, steel, cement, concrete, and stucco. Get yourself a good set of drill bits and you are set.
Pros: Durable, Strong Suction, Powerful, Easy to Use, All In One, Sturdy, Accurate, Good Size & Weight, Light Weight, Long-Lasting
I bought this drill because I have a cheap cordless one that doesn't do anything. I was going to return it thinking that anytime I needed to use a drill I could always borrow my neighbors. I decided to use it once before returning. It fit well in my hand, wasn't too heavy and seemed 10x's more powerful than my cordless drillmaster. Great value and great quality, I'm now browsing HD's website for more tools from Ryobi. Be sure to join Ryobi Nation for some great DIY ideas!
I love all my Ryobi tools, but this one is simply my favorite. No need for a complex, expensive drill when it comes to reliability. It is extremely durable, comes in a case of its own, and all for just $29.99. Everyone should have at least one VSR corded drill. It's simplicity alone is essential to any workshop. So far, it has outperformed my old Craftman, which I gave back to my father. I'm no sponsor for cheap gadgets, and this one's not one of them. It may be a drill that comes cheap, but it sure isn't a cheap drill. P.S.> Last Job--Drilled fast through a cast-iron toilet flange and well into the concrete below with ryobi's own hex 1/8 drill bit.
I wanted a corded combo product with a cord. Since all my DYI projects are small and minimal, drill a whole to mount a bracket and attach the bracket, I did not want nor need a battery powered tool and have to worry if it is charged when I need it. This combo has been perfect. Light weight, easy to use. The only drawback is that the speed is controlled by pressure on the trigger. However, it is less than $30 which is a winner for me. With the storage case I am always able to have my drill/driver and necessary bits in one place.
Pros: Easy to Use, All In One, Sturdy, Durable, Powerful, Light Weight, storage case included
Having a battery die on my drill I was looking at an inexpensive drill to hold me over and while looking at 59-75 drills I stumbled on this one and read the reviews and decided to give it a try. For the money this drill is unreal, major torque and power, blew 2 1/2 screws right thru the wood!. Very good trigger action, very controllable. Drill is comfortable and light. They made this drill to go for the money, I would buy another money in a heart beat and praise the Lord, no more dead batteries at the wrong time.
I had mine for a couple years and it worked alright but wasn't very powerful. Mine eventually died but only after I abused it pretty badly. I would recommend this for light use with wood and other soft materials such as plastics and thin metals.
One of those times when one of the more inexpensive products is also the best - in fact better than higher priced compatible models of other brands. Plenty of torque. Easy to handle. Convenient reverse switch. Ultimately I was choosing between this model and Ryobi's clutch model - which has less torque and according to the box in the store a 2 year warranty compared to this model which is 3 years. I really like this drill. Hope it lasts.
I mainly bought this drill for household repairs and other simple insignificant things such as polishing my rims so I wouldn't have to burn out my Makita 3/8 drill, mainly for my rims though. I could also let other people use this without worrying about it so much. This drill has an Amazing amount of power, even as much as my Makita. I've used and put this drill through a lot of abuse, because it has three years warranty, and it's still going strong. I've used it to drill thick screws through cement backer board to wooden studs when I was rebuilding a shower, I've used it to screw up drywall also but that's light duty, I've used it to drill holes in all sorts of wood, and Most Importantly, I've used THIS DRILL, with a 1/2'' hole saw bit to drill through 4x4 posts of pressure treated lumber!! This drill is my new favorite drill, I absolutely love it. Buy it, you won't regret it. And it has a really high speed which usually takes away from a drill's torque or power, but not this baby.
Pros: Durable, Powerful, Easy to Use, Sturdy, Accurate, Good Size & Weight, Long-Lasting
I purchased this drill for stropping and buffing my carving tools. I needed a drill with reversable speed and continous power button and this one is great. I can change my buffing wheels since it has a keyless chuck.
This drill was bought to replace my old B & D drill (that I hated), it fit my hand great, has plenty of power, keyless chuck and variable speed. It drills so good and screws without any problems. I am useing Ryobi's metal polishing kist to polish the aluminum on my bike and this drill works great. I now have aluminum that looks like chrome! Although it is only a 3/8" drill, it fits my needs well. I use my 18V 1/2" for the bigger bits. Overall, it was a great purchace and an asset to my Ryobi collection of 30+ tools.
Nice little drill. can't beat it on price. Someone left a review that the chuck would not accept a 3/8 inch drill bit. Well I can only speak for the drill I have and it will accept a 3/8 inch drill. Heck it will even accept and hold a 25/64 drill bit.
Pros: Powerful, Sturdy, Good Size & Weight, Light Weight
I have the same model drill in our summer home, so I already knew it's functionally. It is great size and weight balance is very good. The built in level is a real nice feature. Great gift for dad or the son or even daughter who has no tools. Enjoy...
Pros: Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, Light Weight, Long-Lasting
As a novice do-it-yourselfer, I needed a drill to do some light household work like setting up mini-blinds, and this solid drill is perfect, particularly for the price. It is easy to use, has plenty of power, and comes in a nice case (which I can hide from my husband who keeps borrowing my tools and losing them!). It has a type of toggle lock that is in one position for forward drilling, one for locked mode, and one for reverse drilling, so it is quite intuitive. You will want to be sure you obtain drill bits to predrill holes and drivers for your projects, because it does not come with any, but it takes all the standards. I had a ratcheting screwdriver of another brand that came with exchangable drivers, and those worked perfectly well. Be sure you have a heavy-duty power-tool-quality extension cord. Although this company also makes a cordless version for about the same price, this one has faster RPM's, and you don't have to worry about charging a battery. I also own an electric lawnmower, so I'm very comfortable with power cords!
I bought this drill to replace my Ryobi 9.6 volt cordless that I've had for 10 years. (The battery is pretty much dead on that one.) I never liked the 9.6 volt cordless very much because it was weak and the battery never seemed to last long enough. Well this corded Ryobi saved the day!! I think this corded Ryobi is THE BEST DEAL of power tools anywhere. I've been a home project person for 5 years, and wish I had got this drill 5 years ago! The power is unmatched in it's price range - 1500 rpm's for $30!
Some people complained about the cord being too short, but I think that's silly - just use an extension cord. I don't miss having a cordless drill - they're kind of a hassle because you have to make sure the battery is charged before using it. I'd recommend this drill to anyone, beginner to pro. If you're a beginner, just be careful because it's so powerful that it can strip screws. I learned that lesson on my first use. It has variable speed, which is necessary in my opinion for any drill, so you just have to make sure you don't pull down that trigger too far.
Bottom line, don't waste your money on any cordless drills unless you absolutely HAVE to have one - like you work on job sites that don't have access to electricity. Oh and I have two very minor complaints with this drill: 1) no mag tray for drill bits; 2) no bit included with the drill. Neither of these are a huge problem for me, but it's worth mentioning. It does come in a case which is nice. Also the drill is kind of heavy, but don't be a wuss and get over it. :-)
Pros: Durable, Powerful, Easy to Use, Sturdy, Accurate, Great Value
Cons: no mag tray for drill bits, drill bit not included