The 18-volt Ryobi cordless Impact Wrench is great for a variety of projects from automotive and mechanics to building a deck and other heavy-duty applications. The powerful 18 volt motor allows for 0-3000 RPM for tightening or loosening of various nuts/bolts. The impacting mechanism produces 200 ft. lbs. (2400 in. lbs) of torque and 0-3000 impacts per minute to easily drive long screws or lag bolts. The ergonomically designed handle with over-mold ensures user comfort. Part of the One+ system and is compatible with any RYOBI One+ 18V NiCd or Lithium-ion battery; sold separately.
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88%of customersrecommend this product90 of 102reviews
Rating Breakdown108 reviews
88%of customersrecommend this product90 of 102reviews
I am on my third battery for this tool. The battery doesn't lose charge but the connections to the tool wear out and the tool doesn't work any more. I think it comes down to the vibrations of the impact part of the driver that wears out the connectors on the battery. The tool stops, if you remove the battery and then re-seat it, it works for a while but after five or six times it won't connect at all. So this becomes an expensive tool to use for more than a year. Rather than buy another battery, I am going to buy a replacement product and hope that another brand from another store doesn't have this same problem.
Cons: Not Durable
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Review 2 for 18-Volt One+ Impact Wrench (Tool-Only)
Doesn't last long
PostedOctober 5, 2014
No, I do not recommend this product.
My wife purchased me this impact for a bday present in April now I have used at junk yard race track and all over not as much torque as I would like but it made every job easier but now the motor is throwing chinks out of it and making grinding noises it's not even a year old
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Review 3 for 18-Volt One+ Impact Wrench (Tool-Only)
at work I only use snap-on tools including their 18v cordless impact. for home use (mainly for rotating tires) I bought the ryobi impact since I have other ryobi 18v tools for the house. I cant see myself buying another snap on impact for $500. anyways, I worked on my friend's truck at home where I had to take out a locknut that was torqued to 450 ft/lbs.. The ryobi gun broke the 1 7/8" nut free with no problem. I found it amusing that this ryobi gets the job done.
3out of3found this review helpful.
Review 4 for 18-Volt One+ Impact Wrench (Tool-Only)
Purchased to use with my rock crawling Jeep.
PostedOctober 15, 2011
I had seen some reviews saying that this impact would not remove even 55 ft lb torqued lug nuts. I tested it at the store and felt it would do the job. I got it home and CHARGED the battery, after which I tried it on my Jeep, I keep the steel wheels on my Jeep torqued to 110 ft lbs (with a torque wrench), and it took all four of them off without any hesitation at all. I rotated all 4 tires ( had to loosen and then retorque, torque was too high), then took the wheels off of my wife's Honda to change the brakes, removed and reinstalled all 4 tires without any hesitation at all. That makes a total of 8 tires removed and replaced on one charge and no problems at all with the amount of torque
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Review 5 for 18-Volt One+ Impact Wrench (Tool-Only)
It is hard for me being a disable person to change tires of my wife's SUV. When I bought this with some dough, the sales rep told me if does not work to returned it. I use a p108 battery and it did the job for me. I rotate all 4 tires of both of my vehicles with one battery. I will not know what to do with my favorite tool.
Pros: Durable, Powerful, Easy to Use, All In One, Sturdy
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Review 6 for 18-Volt One+ Impact Wrench (Tool-Only)
I initially bought this to use when I worked at an autoshop so I didn't have to fight them over the air hose and have greater maneuverability. With this impact wrench I literally took the wheels off a bus (torqued to about 140-150 ft/lbs), and while It drained an entire battery to do (I have 3 batteries so I have one charged up at all times), so this is definitely capable of the demands of a driveway mechanic.
Pros: Durable, Powerful, Easy to Use, Sturdy, Good Size & Weight, Light Weight, Long-Lasting
7out of7found this review helpful.
Review 7 for 18-Volt One+ Impact Wrench (Tool-Only)
I agree with others that the tool is a greaqt value but does have a fatal flaw. The 1/2" to 1/4 hex coupler is junk and will break if you use this tool to screw with. But I have found a wonderful replacemnet by Dewalt that does the job and is even better. DEWALT DW2298 1 2-Inch Square Anvil to 1 4-Inch Hex and its even made for impact tools. Its $7 and can be found online or most home improvement stores. Hope this helps, Brian
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Review 8 for 18-Volt One+ Impact Wrench (Tool-Only)
I bought this impact 90 days ago and have only one complaint and that is under heavy use the batteries will die fast and bind the gun up. I use this gun 8 hours a day at work pulling parts in a junk yard. I can tell you this it has MORE THEN ENOUGH power to break your lug nuts as i use it to pull crossmember's, lower control arms,upper control arms, struts, ect. ect.
Pros: Durable, Powerful, Easy to Use, Sturdy
Cons: Too Heavy, batteries die under load
22out of23found this review helpful.
Review 11 for 18-Volt One+ Impact Wrench (Tool-Only)
I bought the impact wrench strictly for working on my John Deere Lawn and Garden Tractor. So far I've changed the mower blades and drive belts with the impact and it worked like a charm. I rated it average on value because I think Home Depot needs to come down on the price, for $20 more I could have bought the Dewalt at 300ft/lbs of torque but wanted to stay in the Ryobi One family since I already have the chargers and batt. It packs a 200ft/lbs of torque which is plenty for what I've used it for so far. Overall I would recommend this as a good solid tool for the home owner. I am very pleased with its performance.
Pros: Powerful, Easy to Use, Sturdy, Good Size & Weight
6out of6found this review helpful.
Review 12 for 18-Volt One+ Impact Wrench (Tool-Only)
I bought this tonight because I could not get the anode rod out of my water heater, even with breaker bars and a lot of grunting. I'm a DIYer, not a pro, so I have never had an impact wrench before. I didn't think I needed a compressed air type since my use is occasional at most, and I already have many Ryobi tools and two Li-Ion batteries. Long story short, this thing with a 1-1/16" socket made short work of the job. I am very impressed. Three pieces of advice for non-pros like me: 1) use only sockets specifically designed as impact sockets...the material is made to absorb the wrench's torque blasts which save your tool and your hands and keeps the socket from shattering and killing or blinding someone. 2) Upgrade to Li-Ion batteries because they are far better than the old NiMh ones. 3) Be careful not to over-tighten with this tool! Get a torque wrench for final tightening.
Pros: Powerful, Easy to Use
4out of4found this review helpful.
Review 14 for 18-Volt One+ Impact Wrench (Tool-Only)
I was changing one of the front axles on my jeep, and I could not break the main axle nut loose. I went out and bought this, and it popped right off. Now that I have it, it is very useful for lugnuts, and any other nuts that need impact to break loose.
Pros: Powerful, Easy to Use, Sturdy
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Review 15 for 18-Volt One+ Impact Wrench (Tool-Only)
Before my purchase I was a bit apprehensive about how this gun would actually perform. I am a mechanic who owns several higher end pneumatic impacts and doubted that this gun would have enough power for my liking.
This unit performes with some of the "professional" battery powered units out there at 1/5 the price. Its not going to be a replacement for an air powered impact, but its great for those places where you just don't have access to an air hose. (Side of the road, woods, etc.) I have used this for everything from passenger car wheels to lawnmower blades and its been super convienient, I wish I bought it sooner.
It's not going to break loose a crank bolt but it's going to get the everyday jobs around the house done.
As a note I cannot vouch for the coupler that comes with it because I have never used it, and if you want to the get max power and longevity out of this use a lithium battery... its a world of difference.
15out of15found this review helpful.
Review 16 for 18-Volt One+ Impact Wrench (Tool-Only)
As an Off Road driver I rely on a battery impact wrench for everything from small to major vehicle repairs off-road. Snap-On puts out great tools but their battery line is being orphaned. This Ryobi 18+ impact replaced my old Snap-On with better results than I could have hoped for. Great Tool with a better battery life than Snap-On ever had!
14out of14found this review helpful.
Review 17 for 18-Volt One+ Impact Wrench (Tool-Only)
I purchased and use this impact gun to remove the lugs from my Mustang for tire changes and rotations.
It can free stubborn lugs with minor rust with little issue. More intensly rusted lugs take a bit more time, but they still come off. When the new tire goes on, they lugs follow and quickly give that tightened secure feeling. No more going round and round with a lug wrench. One star pattern with this gun on a full charge and you are locked down.
Best part about this tool is no more busted knuckles or breaker bars.
I do recommend the large lithium ion battery and a full charge to get through all four tires. First time you break lugs free, you might need a second battery back up to get through all four tires, depending on how long you need to free lug via each impact cycle.
This tool does work well, and it will work for you.
It makes an easy job take a little less time for a DiY'er.