Should I buy a Drill or an Impact Driver?
We often get asked this question. So what really is the difference between a drill and an impact driver? They both look very similar, except for the for the front end. One has a chuck that can accept round drill bits and the other has a socket that accepts hexagon shaped bits.
RYOBI CORDLESS DRILLS
Cordless drills are becoming increasingly popular these days, due to the convenience of doing away with power leads and are particularly useful for jobs that are remote from power sources. Ryobi's range of powerful 18V cordless drills offer comparable power to mains-operated drills but with the added benefit of use-anywhere portability.
Ryobi produce a comprehensive range of cordless drills from drill/drivers and hammer drills to impact wrenches and angle drills for dealing with those awkward to drill places.
Depending on the type, drills can have two/three gear ranges and/or variable speed for ultimate control and keyless chucks (or hex drives) for fast and easy bit changes. Most drill/drivers have a forward/reverse gear, making them ideal for driving and removing screws, although they can be a little heavy for regular usage and you may prefer to add a separate cordless screwdriver to your tool-kit for regular screw-driving tasks.
RYOBI IMPACT DRILLS
Impact Drivers for Extra Torque and Driving Power. Impact drills, drivers and wrenches are ideal for driving-in extra long or large screws and also for loosening stuck fasteners, seized screws and nuts.
The Ryobi RID1801M One+ 18V Impact Driver is a first-class cordless impact driver capable of driving home long screws, lag bolts and large wood screws with ease. For heavy duty nut/bolt driving the Ryobi BIW180M One+ 18V Impact Wrench is an excellent choice. Both tools come with variable speed controls, forward/reverse gear and a GripzoneTM over-moulded body for a comfortable slip free hold.