Ryobi 18V One+ P239 Impact Driver Review

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Quick take

The Ryobi 18V One+ P239 is a cheap impact driver that can be beaten by several options within the Ryobi lineup and outside of it. It is one of the more powerful impact drivers we’ve tested, regardless of price. But the single drive mode, moderately slow driving speed, heavy weight, and brushed motor explain why we think it’s good to review our best budget impact drivers guide for alternatives.

Brand Ryobi
Platform 18V One+
Motor Brushless
Tested torque in-lbs 796.2
IPM 4,350.0
Drive modes 1
Collet 1/4-inch hex
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Global rankings

21 models tested

TestResultRank
Driving speed (sec.)21.014
Torque (in-lbs)796.24
Battery run time (min.)42.010
RPM2,934.016
Bare weight (lbs)2.4319
Impacting noise (dBA)102.318

Editorial opinion

Methodology used: Heavy duty

Editorial rating

3.33 / 5 stars

Pros

  • High torque
  • Low price

Cons

  • Brushed motor
  • Moderately slow driving speed
  • Heavy weight

Recommended configuration

Series lineup

Model #PlatformDrive ModesTorqueIPMReview
P23518V One+1683.4 in-lbs3,400.0Full review
P23718V One+3495.6 in-lbs3,200.0Full review
P23918V One+1796.2 in-lbs4,350.0Full review
PBLID0218V One+4609.0 in-lbs4,000.0Full review
PSBID0118V One+1568.8 in-lbs3,800.0Full review

Lab results

Torque

Ryobi P239 Torquemeter
Ryobi P239 Torque Charts

Max torque drive mode 1 (in-lbs): 796.2
Max torque drive mode 2 (in-lbs): N/A
Max torque drive mode 3 (in-lbs): N/A
Max torque drive mode 4 (in-lbs): N/A

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RPM

Ryobi P239 RPM Charts

Max RPM drive mode 1 (fwd.): 2,934.0
Max RPM drive mode 2 (fwd.): N/A
Max RPM drive mode 3 (fwd.): N/A
Max RPM drive mode 4 (fwd.): N/A
Max RPM drive mode 1 (rev.): 2,949.0
Max RPM drive mode 2 (rev.): N/A
Max RPM drive mode 3 (rev.): N/A
Max RPM drive mode 4 (rev.): N/A

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Driving speed

GRK total driving time forward (sec.): 21.0
GRK average driving time forward (sec.): 4.2
GRK total driving time reverse (sec.): 15.2
GRK average driving time reverse (sec.): 3.0

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Drive modes

Drive modes: 1
Drive mode 1:  High speed 
Drive mode 2:  N/A 
Drive mode 3:  N/A 
Drive mode 4:  N/A 
Variable speed trigger: Yes

Collet

Ryobi P239 Collet Closeup

Collet size: 1/4-inch hex
Quick-change collet: Yes
Bit-eject collet: No
Easy-insert collet: No

Motor

Motor: Brushless
Impacts per minute: 4,350.0

Battery run time

Power type: Cordless
Battery run time (min.): 42.0
Battery tested: 18V One+ High Performance 2Ah (PBP003)
Voltage: 18

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Charging time

Ryobi 18V Fuel Gauge

Charger tested: Ryobi 18V One+ (PCG002)
Charging time 2Ah battery (min.): 49.0
Charging time 2.5Ah battery (min.): Not tested
Charging time 4Ah battery (min.): 117.0
Charging time 5Ah battery (min.): Not tested
Charging time per Ah (min.): 26.9
Fuel gauge: On battery

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Design & ergonomics

Stands upright w/o battery: Yes
Stands upright w/ battery: Yes
Grip material: Rubber overgrip
Magnetic holder: Yes
Bit holder: Yes
Belt hook: Yes
Handle angle (deg.): 78.0
Head angle (deg.): 90.0

Weight

Ryobi P239 On Scale

Bare weight (lbs): 2.43
Weight w/ 2Ah battery (lbs): 3.39
Weight w/ 2.5Ah battery (lbs):  Not tested
Weight w/ 4Ah battery (lbs): 4.07
Weight w/ 5Ah battery (lbs): Not tested

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Footprint

Ryobi P239 Footprint1
Ryobi P239 Footprint2

Max height (bare tool, in.): 7.750
Max width (bare tool, in.): 3.250
Collet to back length (in.): 6.000
Base length (bare tool, in.): 5.125
Base width (bare tool, in.): 3.250
Trigger circumference (in.): 6.625
Handle circumference (in.): 5.250

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Driving clearance

Min. interior width clearance (in.): 8.625
Min. top edge clearance (in.): 1.250
Min. interior 45-deg. clearance (in.): 6.750

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Noise

P239 Impact Driver Noise Chart

Max noise no load (dBA): 84.6
Max impacting noise (dBA): 102.3

Vibration

Max head vibration no load (m/s2): 49.5
Max grip vibration no load (m/s2): 2.7

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Light

Ryobi P239 Light
Ryobi P239 Light Closeup

Light: Yes
Light on/off: No
Number of lights: 1
Light time delay (sec.): 10.0

Warranty

Tool warranty (years): 3
Battery warranty (years): 90 day

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