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Ryobi Lithium-Ion Drill and Impact Driver Combo Kit
By: Jodi Marks
The Ryobi 18-Volt ONE+ cordless drill and impact driver combo kit comes with two rechargeable, lithium-ion batteries that are 45% lighter in weight, hold a charge four times longer, and provide 20% more runtime than standard NiCad batteries. The batteries charge in half an hour on the included IntelliPort charger.
Drill features include:
- Keyless 1/2” chuck
- High and low position gearbox
- 24 position clutch
Impact driver features include:
- Variable speed trigger
- 1,500 inch-pounds torque
Ryobi ONE+ lithium-ion drill and impact driver combo kits are available at The Home Depot.
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Jodi Marks: Having a drill and an impact driver in a kit is nothing new, but check out what those smart people at Ryobi have come up with. Now, I’ve got two batteries here to show you.
This is the 18-volt lithium-ion battery that comes in the One Plus kit that we’re talking about. Now behind it, I also have an 18-volt NiCad battery, but take a look at the difference. See the different size?
You would think that this lithium-ion battery would not be as powerful, not have a long run-time as say this bigger one here. But you would be mistaken if you thought that.
Now, you get two batteries, like this, in the kit. Pop them on the charger that also comes in the kit. In 30 minutes they’ll be charged up. When you’re ready to, say, put it in your impact driver, like so, you are ready to go.
This again has 20-percent more run-time, so you’re not going to run out of juice when you’re trying to run those long screws or lag bolts. It’s 45-percent lighter, so you’re not going to fatigue your arm. And the best part is, is you can get a lithium-ion battery at a NiCad battery price.