Ryobi One+ – P215K Drill 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.
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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
- Molded/ergonomic grip
- Cost to Value ratio
- Base includes LED Light, bit storage and a nice magnet area for loose screws
- Battery compatible with all RYOBI 18 Volt ONE + System
- Belt Clip
What We Don't Like
- Not Brushless which could impact the wear and tear (longevity)
- No case
- Only one battery
- No Battery Level indicator
- Charger is one of the slowest in the Ryobi Family.
- 1/2 Inch Chuck
- Volts – 18V Max
- Two-speed gear train (high-low)
- Up to 500 in.lbs of Torque (with the purchase of the nicer different battery, P194)
- RPM – 0-500 / 0-1,750 (with the purchase of the nicer different battery, P194)
- Torque adjustment ring, 24 Position Clutch
- Dimensions: 8 x 3.2 x 7.5 inches
- Bit Storage for convenience
- LED Light
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.
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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.
- 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