Ryobi One+ – P215K Drill Review

Ryobi P215K

Mini Review:

This Ryobi is a good drill. I found it to have a slight edge on the Porter Cable PCC621LB from a power and comfort perspective but remains a mid-level drill. The cons around the Battery and Charger can be mitigated if you devote yourself to the Ryobi brand.

Overall Rating:

4.8/5

4.9 out of 5.0 stars.

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Overview:

1/2″ Compact Brushed Drill/Driver Kit. Specs are questionable as they base their numbers on a battery that is not included… According to Ryobi, it has the following specs IF you also buy the P194 ($89 battery). Maxes out at 500 lbs of Torque. Features a 2 speed switch (0-450 and 0-1750 RPM). Weighs 2.65 libs WITHOUT the battery.

What We Like

What We Don't Like

First Impressions:

I really like the way this feels in my hand. Ryobi has just done a good job of marketing and making a good portfolio of tools with a lot of conveniences like the LED light, bit storage and magnet tray located at the base. It’s feature packed and functional for a “basic” drill.

So, What's in the box?

This kit includes the Drill, 1 Batteriy – 1.5Ah (P189), 1 Charger – Lithium Ion (P118B), and a Screwdriver Bit.

Specifications:

Review:

This is a great mid tier drill and overall I think this will serve most well with a good balance of price, power and versatility. The most comfortable drill to hold in my opinion. The Ryobi P215K has mid tier power with nice add ons such as the MAGTRAY, base LED light and bit storage.

Are you a member of Ryobi nation?

Advertising numbers on the box that are only achievable with the purchase of their latest battery (that costs as much as the drill itself) is cringeworthy. But there is a method to their madness. Having batteries that are universally compatible within the Ryobi family makes it feel like the battery investment can be shared for all your Ryobi tools… So just buy more of them… Or… Buy something else.

Torque Adjustment:

  • 1-4   Driving Small Screws
  • 5-8   Driving screws into soft material
  • 9-12 Driving screws into soft and hard materials
  • 13-16   Driving screws into hard wood
  • 17-20   Driving large screws
  • 21 – Drill Icon    For heavy drilling
 

Ryobi P215k Warranty and Manual links below:

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