Ryobi LLCDI18022 18V One+ 2-Speed Hammer Drill/Driver – Review

A while ago we provided an introduction to the Ryobi One + tool system, so we figured we should provide a closer look at the Ryobi LLCDI18022 18V One+ 2-Speed Hammer Drill/ Driver. These will be by far and away the most popular tool in your kit, and are by far the most popular power tool category. The Ryobi LLCDI18022 18V Hammer Drill is perfect for drilling wood, plastic, metal and masonry and can even be used for screw driving.

Mode switching on the Ryobi LLCDI18022 is easy, the 2 speed adjusted gears can be changed by manner of a switch on the centre top of the drill and switching between hammer action drilling and no hammer action drilling can be done instantly with the adjuster situated just behind the barrel. With up to 24 different torque settings you can ensure that any screw driving you carry out is done with precision and delicacy or brute force for those harder surfaces. The torque can be adjusted by turning the dial that surrounds the barrel. Changing from hammer action drill to cordless screwdriver can happen in seconds and with minimal fuss. Need to unscrew something, change the direction of turn with the flick of a switch also!

The Ryobi 18V Drill has a 13mm keyless chuck which allows you to drill larger holes than some of the other drills in its class which typically only use 10mm. The two speed gearbox can be reduced to a maximum of 400 rpm for delicate screw driving or up to 1500 rpm in higher speed drilling uses. The automatic spindle allows you to carry out 1 handed drill bit or screwdriver attachment changes. At 4kg this drill is lighter than many drills in its class and is still durable enough to handle the toughest assignments, it feels quality on the hand and it handles with quality.

As with all Ryobi One+ Toots the LLCDI18022 works with any battery in the One plus family. One battery works with over 30 tools, saving you money and time.

An awesome feature of the Ryobi LLCDI18022 18V One+ 2-Speed Hammer Drill/Driver is that Ryobi offer the drill as a bare tool, if you already own any One + tools and batteries, or they offer it as part of a starter pack to start your One+ collection. The starter pack with two batteries compatible with any Ryobi One+ tool, fast charger and tool bag and even better this is all available for under £100. The bare tool retails at under £40 only so is a quality and low cost addition to any One+ set. Not only is this one of the best value Drill/Hammers on the market, its one of the if not the best cordless Hammer/Drill on the market to boot. A must own for any self respecting DIY enthusiast.

You can buy the Ryobi LLCDI18022 18V One+ 2-Speed Hammer Drill/Driver starter set or bare tool at our Ryobi Store.