Ryobi 18V HP Compact Brushless Drill and Impact Driver Combo Review

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Grab Ryobi’s Most Compact Drill and Impact Driver in a High-Value Combo Kit

Having used all of the tools in the Ryobi HP Compact lineup, we’re impressed with the combination of size, performance, and the price they’re offering. The value gets even better with the Ryobi HP Compact brushless drill and impact driver combo kit.


Ryobi HP Compact Drill and Impact Driver Combo Kit Details

We’ll get into the tool specifics in just a second. For now, let’s start with what comes in the box. You get the brushless drill, brushless impact driver, two 1.5Ah batteries, charger, and carry bag.

There are no belt hooks in the package, but there are installation points for them if you’d like to add them later.

One other thing—the tools in the Ryobi HP Compact combo kit are legitimately compact. Not just compact for Ryobi, but compact even when compared to premium professional brands. You can check out more of those details in our individual reviews.

Ryobi HP Compact Brushless Drill

There are several things worth pointing out about the Ryobi compact brushless drill. First of all, it has a 1/2-inch chuck instead of a 3/8-inch. That opens up more accessories such as hole saws, auger bits, and self-feed bits that won’t fit in smaller chuck sizes.

You still have to manage the bit size, of course. Don’t expect to use a 6-inch hole saw and get very far.

The drill has a 2-speed gearbox that spins the brushless motor up to 1700 RPM at high speed. Low runs up to 450 RPM and is where you’ll get its full 400 in-lbs of torque.


From an application standpoint, it can handle everything we expect from our premium compact drill drivers. Plan on using your full range of twist bits and spade/auger bits up to 3/4-inch or so. We recommend sticking with diameters 1 1/2 inches or less on hole saws.

Ryobi HP Compact Brushless Impact Driver

Aside from the compact, lightweight physical design, one of the biggest highlights of Ryobi’s compact impact driver is its performance. With 1700 in-lbs of torque and 2900 RPM, there are no screwdriving applications you need to shy away from.

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We normally turn to an impact wrench by the time we get beyond 1/4-inch diameter screws and we feel confident recommending this Ryobi impact driver for the full range up to that point. That’s pretty impressive for an impact driver that weighs less than 3 pounds with the battery.

Ryobi HP Compact Combo Kit Price

Home Depot has the kit price at $179. For a brushless combo, even on the compact side, that’s a respectable price.

The Bottom Line

The Ryobi HP Compact brushless drill and impact driver combo kit fits a wide range of needs from DIY to light-duty professional jobs. With the, it’s a decent value. If you need a good compact combo for your home, work, or a gift (hint, hint), don’t think twice. Head over to your local Home Depot to pick it up or order online.

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