The Ryobi One+ HP Brushless High Torque Impact Wrench Unleashes Unmatched Nut-Busting Power Effortlessly
Cordless impact wrenches often fall short when it comes to power. “High torque” in the wireless realm doesn’t always equate to the pneumatic kind. However, the Ryobi 18V One+ HP Brushless High Torque Impact Wrench obliterates this stereotype by delivering unprecedented force and revolutionizing the way we perceive cordless functionality.
Pros: Unmatched Power, Manageable Weight, Comfortable Grip, Triple Beam LED Illumination
- Exceptional power output
- Lightweight and easy to handle
- Ergonomic and comfortable grip
- Features a Triple Beam LED system for superior visibility
Cons: No Major Downsides to Report
- No significant disadvantages
Ryobi Cordless High Torque Impact Wrench Performance: A Force to Be Reckoned With
The Ryobi HP Brushless High Torque Impact Wrench boasts an astounding 1,170 foot-pounds of breakaway torque and 700 foot-pounds of tightening torque. Its brushless motor enables high speeds of up to 2,100 RPM and impactful rates of up to 2,800 IPM. For jobs requiring finesse and control, the low and medium speeds offer 900 RPM and 1,400 RPM, respectively.
Compared to other cordless impact wrenches, the Ryobi HP Brushless excels in terms of power. Not too long ago, breaking the 1,000 foot-pound barrier was a remarkable feat in itself.
While it doesn’t match the torque output of pneumatic counterparts, this impact wrench still qualifies as a high torque tool. Even at lower speeds, it outperforms traditional air impact wrenches by a significant margin.
The pressing question is: How well does this impact wrench perform under pressure? To find out, we conducted a test using our Gearwrench 3/4-inch electronic torque wrench, tightening five Grade 8 1/2-inch nuts on the test bench to their maximum capacity of 600 foot-pounds.
Switching to Assist mode, which provides additional control once the nut is loosened, the Ryobi PBLIW01 Impact Wrench breezed through the test without breaking a sweat. In fact, it didn’t even overheat!
Based on these results, we have full confidence in this impact wrench’s ability to handle the toughest lug nuts and frozen bolts in various automotive, trailer, and construction applications. However, when dealing with heavy equipment repairs and larger fasteners exceeding 1-1/2 inches, you may find that the 1/2-inch driver falls short. In such cases, it becomes necessary to consider 3/4 or 1-inch drives that can handle heavier workloads.
Embracing Versatility with the 4-Speed Motor and Assist Mode
The Ryobi HP Brushless High Torque Impact Wrench features a 4-speed motor with low, medium, and high settings, along with an additional assist mode. This unique mode prevents nuts and bolts from falling out or causing potential injuries by intelligently controlling the tool’s motion.
The motor automatically halts after a few revolutions, even if it doesn’t encounter any resistance. This feature ensures that you avoid over-torque and potential damage to fasteners and equipment.
Size and Weight: Optimal Performance without the Bulk
Compared to similar high-torque impact wrenches, the Ryobi HP Brushless unit weighs a mere 6.63 pounds when equipped with Ryobi’s high-performance 4.0Ah battery. This weight reduction makes it lighter and more maneuverable.
Although the textured rubber grip may appear slightly bulky, it actually enhances control when dealing with high levels of hammering torque.
In terms of size, the head measures 8.25 inches, leading to a compact form factor that’s convenient to handle in tight spaces.
Illuminating Work Areas with Triple LED Lights
Ryobi has reintroduced its triple LED lighting system for this impact wrench, providing exceptional illumination. Unlike foot-mounted lights, the three LEDs surround the driver, ensuring a well-lit work area.
Additional Features for Enhanced Performance
- Variable speed trigger for precise control
Ryobi 18V One+ HP Brushless High Torque Impact Wrench Price: Exceptional Value for Money
The Ryobi High Torque Impact Wrench is priced at $199 for the bare tool and comes with a 3-year limited warranty. While kit options currently aren’t available on the market, it’s worth keeping an eye out for potential future releases.
The Bottom Line: Ryobi Delivers Uncompromising Power and Control
Ryobi has hit the mark with its design of the cordless high torque impact wrench. It offers exceptional power, control options that genuinely make a difference, and the convenience of battery-powered operation. Whether you’re tackling automotive projects or handling larger construction fasteners, this impact wrench delivers the force you need.
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Ryobi High Torque Impact Wrench Specifications
- Model: Ryobi PBLIW01
- Power Source: Ryobi 18V battery (high-performance battery pack recommended)
- Anvil Size: 1/2″ with Friction Ring
- Breakaway Torque: 1,170 ft-lbs.
- Tightening Torque: 700 ft-lbs.
- Maximum Speed: 0-900/1,400/2,100/1,400 (automatic) RPM
- Impact Rate: 0-2,800 IPM
- Dimensions (L x W x H): 8.25 x 3.50 x 8.50 inches
- Weight: 5.06 lbs (bare tool), 6.63 lbs (with 4.0Ah high-performance battery)
- Warranty: 3-year limited warranty
- Price: $199 (bare tool)