Ryobi P802 Review

Ryobi P802 Cordless Drill

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Ryobi P802 Strengths & Weaknesses:

Design Acceptable Design - While this driver has one or more design features that received a C rating, it can still be a good choice if that area is not critical to your particular needs.
Power Below Average Power - Delivers up to 1200 in-lbs of torque, about 15% less than the class average. Power can sometimes be traded for weight or cost.
Speed Below Average Speed - Generates up to 2400 RPM, about 6% slower than the average impact driver. The Ryobi P802 ranks in the bottom 33% of its class for speed.
Weight Heavier Than Average - Weighs 4.6 lbs, about 27% heavier than the class average. Heavier drivers are often more durable, but you should consider operator fatgue.
Battery Below Average Run-Time - Battery endurance is adequate for many work applications, but is 32% less than the class average. Uses NiCd batteries with a charge rating of 1.5 Ah.
Impact Below Average Impact Rate - Generates 3050 IPM of maximum impact blows, about 2% less than the average impact driver.
User ReviewsHighly Satisfied Users - Rated 4.4 of 5 stars by 5 users. Most owners are very satisfied with the performance and value of this impact driver and would recommend it to others.
Power Ratio Below Average Power Ratio - Power-to-Weight ratio is 32% below average and ranks in the bottom 1% of its class. P/W is a good indicator of driver efficiency.
Gearbox Nylon Gears - Transmission includes at least some nylon gears that may need replacing after years of extended use. A nylon gearbox helps reduce driver weight.
Motor Brushes No External Access - The motor brushes can only be accessed internally by taking the driver apart. While not a common problem, external access makes the replacement job much easier.
WarrantyLonger Warranty - Backed by Ryobi's limited 3-year warranty. This provides extra protection against potential design defects or premature part failure.
Charger Standard Charge Time - The Ryobi P802 battery charger takes 60 minutes to recharge a battery. Longer charge times are not a big issue if you always have a battery back-up.
Belt Hook No Belt Hook - Does not include this convenient feature that frees-up both your hands to perform other tasks in-between driving.
Work Light No Work Light - Does not include an integrated work light. This is a great feature that is now being incorporated into many of the new cordless drivers.
Fuel Gauge No Fuel Gauge - Does not come equipped with a handy battery charge indicator that allows you to glance at your driver and check the battery life while you're working.

Ryobi P802 Cordless Drill

Ryobi P802 User Reviews Highlights

  • Three years of every weekend use, heavy 2 day a week usage, and the brushes are just now starting to fail.

  • I own one of these. I love it. A lot of power in a small package.

  • Fast, heavy duty - I have driven more than 20 lbs of 1 5/8" screws. Very long battery life.

  • This is the greatest tool in my tool box , very low cost and works great. Thank you.

  • Impact has allot more power than a drill, great for driving deck screws or even light automotive work in the shop.

Ryobi P802 Specifications & Features:

Size & Weight 
Weight:4.6 lbs
Max Torque:1200 in-lbs
Max Power: 
Impact Rate:0-3050 BPM
No-Load Speed:0-2400 RPM
Motor, Gearbox, & Clutch 
Voltage:18V volts
Speed Capability:1-speed
Variable Speed:Yes
All-Metal Gearbox:No
Auto-Shift Transmission:No
Clutch Settings:N/A
External Motor Brush Access:No
Size:1/4 in
Spindle Lock:Yes
Battery & Charger 
Batteries Included:2
Cell Type:NiCd
Charge Rating:1.5 Ah
Charging Time:60 min
Additional Features 
Belt Hook:No
Work Light:No
Side Handle:No
Fuel Gauge:No
Warranty:3 Year Limited

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