toolboy's Corner: Ryobi 18v Tools



Which batteries are compatible with my tools?

As far as I can tell, any 18v Ryobi battery will work with any 18v Ryobi tool.

I personally own and use a variety of Ryobi 18v tools, from Ryobi's oldest to newest lines. I have used these tools with 1322401 and P100 NiCad, P103 and P104 Lithium Ion batteries, and P191, P192, and P194 Lithium+ HP batteries. From Ryobi's oldest line of 18v blue tools I own a SA1802 drill, a CS1800 chainsaw, and a VC180 "Tuff Sucker" vacuum. From Ryobi's "One+" line of 18v blue tools I own a P220 Hammer Drill, a P240 Right-Angle drill, a P300 Nailer/Stapler, a P500 Circular saw with laser, and many others. From the newest "Lithium" line of 18v neon green tools I own P202 and P203 drills, a P252 BRUSHLESS drill, a P513 Reciprocating Saw, and others. In 2020 Ryobi released a line of compact brushless tools. All of these tools (and many more) are compatible with all of the batteries mentioned on this page.



Below is a table listing all the Ryobi 18v cordless tools. All tools are compatible with all 18v Lithium Ion batteries, models P100, P102, P103, P104, P105, P107, P108, P189, P190, P191, P192, P193, P194, P195, P197, PBP002, PBP003, PBP005, PBP006, PBP007. They are also compatible with the P100 Nickel Cadmium Batteries, and even the old 1322401 and 1400672 Nickel Cadmium batteries. No doubt the table below is incomplete; I'll add to it as I find other compatible tools. Note: The list includes the model # of bare tools only. The model #s of Ryobi "kits" are not included in this list.

I don't see a specific tool model # on the list which I'm looking for. What's up with that?

First of all, it's possible that I've missed something. This would likely be the case if the tool you're looking for has just been announced or if it has been available for just a few months. It's also possible that I've missed some very old 18v tools which predate the "One+" description (before 2004). It's possible that the tool you're looking for is not available in the USA, or perhaps it was released with a different model number in the USA as compared with other countries/markets.

One often overlooked possibility is that the model # you're looking for is incorrect because you're looking for the model # of a kit, not the model # of a bare tool. I suspect that Ryobi has caused a lot of confusion over the nomenclature of their tool kits vs bare tools. Ryobi has marketed some tool kits using the model # of the tool plus the letter "K" to indicate the kit. Ryobi has marketed other took kits using a different but similar number for the kit vs bare tool. Ryobi markets kits containing multiple power tools with completely different model #s. Ryobi markets power tool combos which include a power tool kit plus an off-the-shelf accessory kit as a combination of model #s. Some examples:
Finally, sometimes Ryobi adds letters to the end of a model # (perhaps denoting a small revision to the tool?). I did not include all such variants in the table below. For example, Ryobi has released an impact driver model P235 and an impact driver model P235A. FYI:
Tool Type Older Models
(Blue)
Newer Models
(Neon Green)
Battery Chargers

or see
Charger Testing
NiCD Only
  • P110 Diagnostic Charger
  • P111 Trickle Charger
  • P112 Charger
  • P115 IntelliPort Charger
  • P120 Dual-Port Charger
  • P130 Automobile Quick Charger
NiCD or Li-Ion
  • P113 Dual-Chemistry Charger
  • P114 Dual-Chemistry IntelliPort Charger
  • P116 Dual Chemistry IntelliPort Trickle Charger
  • P117 Dual-Chemistry IntelliPort Charger
  • P118 Dual-Chemistry IntelliPort Charger
  • P118B Dual-Chemistry IntelliPort Charger
  • P119 Dual Chemistry Trickle Charger
  • P125 6-Port IntelliPort SuperCharger
  • P131 Automobile Dual-Chemistry Charger
  • P135 6-Port IntelliPort SuperCharger
  • P137 Dual Platform Charger for RYOBI 18-Volt ONE+ and 40-Volt Batteries
  • P180 Evercharge (dual chemistry trickle charger)
  • PCG006 6-Port Fast Charger
  • RC1815U Super Fast Charger (not available in the USA)
Drills
  • CTH1802 2-Speed Drill
  • CTH1802K 2-Speed Drill
  • HBD750R
  • HD800M 2-Speed Hammer Drill
  • HP1802M 2-Speed Drill
  • P200 2-Speed Drill
  • P201 "Torque IV" Drill
  • P204 2-Speed Drill
  • P205 3/8" 2-Speed Drill
  • P206 2-Speed Drill
  • P210 2-Speed Hammer Drill
  • P211 2-Speed Hammer Drill
  • P212 Compact 2-Speed Hammer Drill
  • P220 3-Speed Hammer Drill
  • P230 1/4" Impact Driver with LED
  • P231 1/4" Impact Driver
  • P240 3/8" Right Angle "Close Quarters" Drill
  • R10530, R10531, R10630
  • SA1802 2-Speed Drill
  • P202 1/2" Compact 2-Speed Drill
  • P203 1/2" 2-Speed Drill
  • P205G 3/8" 2-Speed Drill
  • P208B 3/8" Compact 2-Speed Drill with LED
  • P209 3/8" 2-Speed Drill
  • P213 1/2" Compact 2-Speed Hammer Drill
  • P214 1/2" Compact 2-Speed Hammer Drill with LED
  • P215 1/2" 2-Speed Drill
  • P221 1/2" SDS-Plus Rotary Hammer Drill
  • P222 1/2" SDS-Plus Rotary Hammer Drill
  • P223 1" SDS-Plus Rotary Hammer Drill (BRUSHLESS)
  • P225 Drywall Screw Gun (BRUSHLESS)
  • P232 1/4" Impact Driver with LED
  • P234G 1/4" Impact Driver
  • P235 1/4" Impact Driver
  • P236 1/4" Impact Driver
  • P237 1/4" 3-Speed Impact Driver
  • P238 1/4" 3-Speed Impact Driver (BRUSHLESS)
  • P239 1/4" Impact Driver (BRUSHLESS)
  • P241 3/8" Right Angle "Close Quarters" Drill
  • P250 1/2" AutoShift Drill
  • P251 1/2" Hammer Drill (BRUSHLESS)
  • P252 1/2" Drill (BRUSHLESS)
  • P260 1/2" Impact Wrench
  • P261 1/2" Impact Wrench with LED
  • P262 1/2" Impact Wrench with LED (BRUSHLESS)
  • P263 3/8" Impact Wrench with LEDs
  • P270G 1/2" 2-Speed Drill
  • P271 1/2" 2-Speed Drill
  • P277 1/2" 2-Speed Drill
  • P290 1/4" Quietstrike Pulse Driver
  • P344 3/8" 4-Position Ratchet
  • PBLHM101 1/2" Hammer Drill (Compact BRUSHLESS)
  • PBLIW01B 1/2" High Torque Impact Wrench (BRUSHLESS)
  • PBLDD01B 1/2" Drill Driver (BRUSHLESS)
  • PCL220 1/2" Hammer Drill
  • PCL235 1/4" Impact Driver
  • PCL250B 3/8" Impact Wrench
  • PRC01B 1/4" 4-Position Ratchet
  • PSBDD01 1/2" Drill/Driver (Compact BRUSHLESS)
  • PSBID01 1/4" Impact Driver (Compact BRUSHLESS)
  • PSBIW01B 3/8" Impact Wrench (Compact BRUSHLESS)
  • PSBRA02B 3/8" Right Angle Drill (Compact BRUSHLESS)
Saws
  • CS1800 8-1/4" Compound Miter Saw
  • MS181 8-1/4" Compound Miter Saw
  • P500 5-1/2" Circular Saw with laser
  • P501 5-1/2" Circular Saw
  • P510 Reciprocating Saw
  • P520 Orbital Jigsaw
  • P521 Orbital Jigsaw
  • P522 Orbital Jigsaw with laser
  • P550 8-1/4" Compound Miter Saw
  • RJC181 Reciprocating Saw
  • P503 5-1/2" Circular Saw
  • P505 5-1/2" Circular Saw
  • P506 5-1/2" Circular Saw with laser
  • P507 6-1/2" Circular Saw
  • P508 7-1/4" Circular Saw (BRUSHLESS)
  • P513 Reciprocating Saw
  • P514 Reciprocating Saw
  • P515 Reciprocating Saw
  • P516 Reciprocating Saw
  • P517 Reciprocating Saw (BRUSHLESS)
  • P519 Reciprocating Saw
  • P523 Orbital Jigsaw with laser
  • P5231 Orbital Jigsaw (no laser)
  • P524 Orbital Jigsaw (BRUSHLESS)
  • P551 7-1/4" Compound Miter Saw
  • P552 7-1/4" Compound Miter Saw
  • P553 7-1/4" Compound Miter Saw
  • P555 Multi-Material Saw (3-3/8" blades)
  • P580K 4" Wet/Dry Tile Saw
  • P590 Portable Band Saw
  • P3650 10" Dual Bevel Sliding Miter Saw (BRUSHLESS, uses TWO 18v batteries)
    Hey Ryobi, why didn't you put a slot for a 40v battery on this!!??
  • PBLMS01 10" Sliding Compound Miter Saw (BRUSHLESS)
  • PBLJS01 Jigsaw (BRUSHLESS)
  • PBLMS01 10" Sliding Compound Miter Saw (BRUSHLESS)
  • PBLRS01B Reciprocating Saw (BRUSHLESS)
  • PBLTS01 6-1/4" Table Saw (BRUSHLESS)
  • PBT01B 7-1/4" Sliding Miter Saw
  • PCL500B 5-1/4" Circular Saw
  • PSBRS01B One-Handed Reciprocating Saw (Compact BRUSHLESS)
  • PSBCS02B Cut-Off Tool (Compact BRUSHLESS)
  • PTS01 6-1/2" Track Saw (BRUSHLESS)
Construction
  • P246 JobPlus
  • P300 Nailer/Stapler
  • P301 Stapler
  • P310 Power Caulk & Adhesive Gun
  • P400 CornerCat Finish Sander
  • P410 Random Orbital Sander
  • P420 4-1/2" Angle Grinder
  • P530 Speed Saw Rotary Cutter
  • P600 Laminate Trimmer
  • P610 Hand Planer
  • P920 Lanyard
  • P921 Lanyard 2-Pack
  • P3300 Portable Fan
  • P305 Glue Gun
  • P306 Compact Glue Gun
  • P307 Dual Temperature Glue Gun
  • P310G Power Caulk & Adhesive Gun
  • P317 Compression Drive 3/8" Crown Stapler
  • P318 AirStrike 23GA 1-3/8" Headless Pin Nailer
  • P320 AirStrike 18GA Brad Nailer
  • P321 AirStrike 18GA Brad Nailer
  • P322 Airstrike 18GA Brad Nailer (BRUSHLESS)
  • P325 AirStrike 16GA Straight Finish Nailer
  • P326 AirStrike 16GA Straight Finish Nailer
  • P330 AirStrike 15GA Angled Finish Nailer
  • P343 Multi-Tool
  • P360 AirStrike 18GA Narrow Crown Stapler
  • P361 AirStrike 18GA Narrow Crown Stapler
  • P411 Random Orbit Sander
  • P421 4-1/2" Angle Grinder
  • P423 4-1/2" Angle Grinder (BRUSHLESS)
  • P440 1/4 Sheet Sander
  • P450 Belt Sander (BRUSHLESS)
  • P460 Rotary Tool
  • P531 Speed Saw Rotary Cutter
  • P580 Tile Saw
  • P591 18GA Offset Shear
  • P593 PEX and PVC Shear Cutter
  • P592 Bolt Cutters
  • P600G Palm Router
  • P601 Trim Router
  • P610G Hand Planer
  • P611 Hand Planer
  • P620 Power Paint Sprayer
  • P630 Power Paint Sprayer
  • P635 Backpack Power Paint Sprayer
  • P661 PEX Crimp Ring Press Tool
  • P739 1 Gallon Portable Air Compressor
  • P750 Hybrid Transfer Pump
  • P922 Lanyard 2-pack
  • P3100 Hybrid Soldering Station
  • P3105 40W Solding Iron
  • P3150 Heat Gun
  • P3180 15K BTU Forced Air Propane Heater
  • P3260 4.5 Gal. DEVOUR Debris Sweeper
  • P3310 Portable Fan
  • P3320 Dual Power Portable Fan
  • P3330 Hybrid Floor Dryer Fan
  • P3340 Hybrid 18" Air Cannon Drum Fan
  • P3410 Grease Gun
  • P4001 Drain Auger
  • P4002 Drain Auger
  • P4003 Hybrid Drain Auger
  • PBLMT50 Multi-Tool (BRUSHLESS)
  • PBLRT01 Rotary Tool (BRUSHLESS)
  • PCF02 Clamp-On Fan
  • PCL811B Hybrid Whisper Series 7.5" Fan
  • PCL850 12" Hybrid Misting Fan
  • PCL946 120W Solding Iron Topper
  • PSBDG01B 1/4" Right Angle Die Grinder
  • PSD101 1/2" Belt Sander
  • PSD101B 1/2" Belt Sander
Vacuums
  • P710 Tuff Sucker Wet/Dry Vac
  • P711 Tuff Sucker Wet/Dry Vac
  • P712 Tuff Sucker Wet/Dry Vac
  • P3200 Canister Wet/Dry Vac
  • VC180 Tuff Sucker Wet/Dry Vac
  • P713 Cordless Hand Vacuum
  • P7131 Cordless Hand Vacuum
  • P714 EVERCHARGE Hand Vacuum
  • P718 Stick Vacuum (BRUSHLESS)
  • P724 Compact Stick Vacuum
  • P770 6 Gal. Cordless Wet/Dry Vacuum
  • P3240 3-Gallon Project Wet/Dry Vacuum
  • P3500 Underwater Stick Vacuum
  • PBLSV717 Pet Stick Vac with Dual-Roller Bar
  • PCL700 Brush Hand Vacuum
  • PCL705B Multi-Surface Handheld Vacuum
  • PCL756 Swiftclean Spot Cleaner
  • PWV200B 4.75 Gal. Cordless Wet/Dry Vacuum
Lights
  • CFP-180FM Fluorescent Light (not available in USA)
  • FL1800 Flashlight
  • P700 Flashlight
  • P715 Spotlight
  • P703 "Low Profile" Flashlight
  • P704 "Low Profile" Flashlight
  • P705 LED Flashlight (130 Lumens)
  • P716 Spotlight (2800 Lumens)
  • P717 LED Spotlight (2500 Lumens)
  • P720 LED Work Light (1,700+ Lumens)
  • P721 Hybrid 20-Watt LED Work Light (2400 Lumens)
  • P727 LED Workbench Light (950 Lumens)
  • P780 Shop Light (130 Lumens)
  • P781 Area Light with USB Charger (330 Lumens)
  • P782 Hybrid Tripod Stand Light (2700 Lumens)
  • P784 LED Area Light (up to 400 Lumens)
  • P785 Hybrid LED Cable Light (1500+ Lumens)
  • P790 Hybrid LED Project Light (900 Lumens)
  • P795 Hybrid LED Color Range Work Light (1200+ Lumens)
  • PCL630 Hybrid LED Flood Light (1800 Lumens)
  • PCL631 Hybrid LED Panel Light (3000 Lumens)
  • PCL660 LED Light (280 Lumens)
  • PCL662B LED Area Light with USB (850 Lumens)
  • PCL664B Magnifying LED Clamp Light (500 Lumens)
  • PCL665B Flexible LED Clamp Light
Outdoor Tools
  • CS1800 10" Chainsaw
  • P430 6" Buffer/Polisher
  • P540 10" Chainsaw
  • P540A 10" Chainsaw
  • P730 Dual Function Inflator
  • P740 Portable Radio
  • P741 Portable Radio
  • P2000 String Trimmer
  • P2400 Garden Sprayer
  • P2500 Pole Pruner
  • P2600 Hedge Trimmer
  • P2601 Hedge Trimmer
  • P430G 6" Buffer/Polisher
  • P435 10" Orbital Buffer
  • P542 10" Chainsaw
  • P543 10" Chainsaw
  • P545 10" Chainsaw
  • P546A 10" Chainsaw
  • P547 10" Chainsaw (BRUSHLESS)
  • P548 12" Chainsaw (BRUSHLESS)
  • P560 Handheld Reciprocating Pruner
  • P731 Dual Function Inflator
  • P737 Power Inflator (analog gauge)
  • P737D Power Inflator (digital gauge)
  • P738 High Power Volume Inflator
  • P741G Portable Radio
  • P742 Portable Radio w/Bluetooth
  • P743 Portable Power Source (USB)
  • P745 Portable Stereo
  • P746 Portable Stereo w/Bluetooth
  • P747 Dual Function Inflator
  • P750 Hybrid Transfer Pump
  • P755 Compact Blower
  • P761 Score Wireless Secondary Speaker
  • P765 Score Wireless Speaker Set with SKAA Technology
  • P1100 16" Lawn Mower
  • P1102 16" Hybrid Lawn Mower
  • P1104 13" Lawn Mower
  • P1111 16" Lawn Mower
  • P1109 16" Lawn Mower (BRUSHLESS)
  • P11010 20" Whisper Series Lawn Mower (BRUSHLESS)
  • P2002 String Trimmer
  • P2003 String Trimmer
  • P2004 String Trimmer
  • P2005 String Trimmer
  • P2006 String Trimmer
  • P2008 String Trimmer
  • P2009 String Trimmer (BRUSHLESS)
  • P20010 String Trimmer
  • P20018BTLVNM 13" String Trimmer/Edger
  • P20019BTLVNM 15" Whisper eries String Trimmer (BRUSHLESS)
  • P20023 12" String Trimmer/Edger
  • ACMD01 12" Detachable Deck (for P20023 String Trimmer)
  • P20103 String Trimmer
  • P20103BTLVNM 10" String Trimmer
  • P20120 String Trimmer/Edger (BRUSHLESS)
  • P2100 Leaf Blower
  • P2100A Leaf Blower
  • P2102 Leaf Blower
  • P2105 Leaf Blower
  • P2107 Hybrid Leaf Blower
  • P2108 Jet Fan Blower
  • P2109 Jet Fan Blower
  • P21010BTLVNM Jet Fan Blower (BRUSHLESS)
  • P21013 Jet Fan Blower
  • P21014 450cfm Whisper Series Blower (BRUSHLESS)
  • P21120 350cfm Blower (BRUSHLESS)
  • P20104 Brushless Power Head (BRUSHLESS)
  • P2200 Hybrid String Trimmer
  • P2300 Edger
  • P2402A 1 Gal. Spreader
  • P2501BTL 8" Pole Saw
  • P2502 10" Chainsaw (BRUSHLESS)
  • P2503BTL One-Handed Pruning Reciprocating Saw
  • P2504 Pruning Shear
  • P2506 Lopper
  • P2508BTL HP 8" Pole Saw (BRUSHLESS)
  • P2550 HP Pruning Shear (BRUSHLESS)
  • P2570 Whisper Series 12" Chainsaw (BRUSHLESS)
  • P2580 HP Whisper Series Pole Saw (BRUSHLESS)
  • P2603 Hedge Trimmer
  • P2605 Hedge Trimmer
  • P2607 Hedge Trimmer
  • P26011 Whisper Series Hedge Trimmer (BRUSHLESS)
  • P2680 22" Hedge Trimmer (BRUSHLESS)
  • P2700 Cultivator
  • P2701 Cultivator
  • P2705BTLVNM 8" Cultivator
  • P2740 HP+ Dethatcher/Aerator (BRUSHLESS)
  • P2800B Chemical Sprayer
  • P2803 2 Gallon Chemical Sprayer
  • P2805 Cordless Chemical Fogger/Mister
  • P2810 Cordless Chemical Sprayer
  • P28140VNM Compact Sprayer
  • P2830 Cordless 2 Gal Chemical Sprayer
  • P2840 Cordless Backpack Chemical Sprayer
  • P2850 Cordless Chemical Fogger/Mister
  • P2870 1 Gallon Electrostatic Sprayer
  • P2890 1/2 Gallon Electrostatic Sprayer
  • P2900A Cordless Grass Shear and Shrubber
  • P2904BTL Outdoor Patio Cleaner
  • P2905 Patio Cleaner with Wire Brush
  • P2908BTL 2-in-1 Shear Shrubber
  • P2909 Handheld Cultivator
  • P29014BTLVNM Bug Zapper
  • P2930 6" Brushless Auger (BRUSHLESS)
  • P3370 Air Conditioned Cooler (Swamp cooler)
  • P3500K Underwater Stick Vacuum
  • P3520 Floating Speaker/Light Show with Bluetooth
  • P3800 Uproar RC Truck
  • P4360 Pole Saw
  • P4361 Pole Saw
  • P4362 Lopper
  • P4500 Telescoping Power Scrubber
  • P4510 Power Scrubber
  • PAD01B Speaker with Bluetooth
  • PAD02B Compact Speaker with Bluetooth
  • PBF100 Variable Speed Dual Action Polisher
  • PBF102B Variable Speed Detail Polisher/Sander
  • PCL460B 6" Two Speed Orbital Buffer
  • PMF01 Bucket Top Misting Fan
  • PMP01 Misting Pump
  • PSP01B Handheld Sprayer
  • PSP02K Handheld Electrostatic Sprayer
  • RY120350 320 PSI 0.8 GPM Cold Water Cordless Power Cleaner
  • RY121850 600 PSI 0.7 GPM Cold Water Cordless Power Cleaner (BRUSHLESS)
  • RY20UP02 Telescoping Pole Pump
  • RYi120AVNM 120W 12V Auto Inverter
  • RYi150BG 150W Inverter
  • RYi1030AVNM 1000W Automotive Power Source
  • RYi1150CVNM 150W Power Source
  • RYi8030A 800 Watt Auto Inverter


Ryobi 18v Drill Specifications

Model Photo Chuck No Load Speeds
(RPM)
Max Torque
(in lb)
Weight (lb)
Manuf. Specs / Measured
Comments
SA1802 2-Speed Drill
SA1802 Manual (449 KB)
1/2" 0-350 / 0-1,300 400   / 3.4  
P200 2-Speed Drill
P200 Manual (623 KB)
1/2" 0-350 / 0-1,300 400   Top and rear bubble levels
P201 "Torque IV" Drill
P201 Manual (3,252 KB)
1/2" 0-440 / 0-1,600 330 3.5 / 3.4  
P202 Compact 2-Speed Drill
P202 Manual (2,464 KB)
1/2" One-Piece 0-440 / 0-1,600 330 3.1 / 2.8  
P203 2-Speed Drill
P203 Manual (2,552 KB)
1/2" 0-440 / 0-1,600 330 3.1 / 3.1  
P204 2-Speed Drill
P204 Manual (3,510 KB)
1/2" 0-440 / 0-1,600 330 3.5 / 3.0  
P205 3/8" 2-Speed Drill
P205 Manual (7,078 KB)
3/8" 0-350 / 0-1,300 330 2.8 / 2.8  
P205G 3/8" 2-Speed Drill
P205 Manual (2,903 KB)
3/8" 0-350 / 0-1,300 330 2.8 / 2.8  
P206 2-Speed Drill
P206 Manual (809 KB)
1/2" Two-Piece 0-350 / 0-1,300 330 3.1 / 3.1 Top and rear bubble levels
P208B Compact 2-Speed Drill
P208B Manual (6,087 KB)
1/2" 0-440 / 0-1,600 350 2.7 / 2.7 with LED
P209 3/8" 2-Speed Drill
P209 Manual (2,449 KB)
3/8"        
P210 2-Speed Hammer Drill
P210 Manual (773 KB)
1/2" 0-400 / 0-1,400
0-5,200 / 0-18,200 BPM
350   Hammer Drill
P211 2-Speed Hammer Drill
P211 Manual (3,365 KB)
1/2" 0-440 / 0-1,600
0-5,720 / 0-20,800 BPM
330 3.9 / 3.9 Hammer Drill
P212B Compact 2-Speed Hammer Drill
P212B Manual (5,204 KB)
1/2" One-Piece 0-400 / 0-1,500
0-5,200 / 0-19,500 BPM
330 3.7 / 3.7 Hammer Drill
P213 Compact 2-Speed Hammer Drill
P213 Manual (2,831 KB)
1/2" One-Piece 0-400 / 0-1,500
0-5,200 / 0-19,500 BPM
330 3.7 / 3.7 Hammer Drill
P214 Compact 2-Speed Hammer Drill
P214 Manual (3,422 KB)
1/2" One-Piece 0-375 / 0-1,600
0-5,600 / 0-24,000 BPM
600   Hammer Drill, has LED
P215 2-Speed Drill
P215 Manual (3,058 KB)
1/2" One-Piece 0-450 / 0-1,750 500   "Up to 500 in./lbs. of torque (using a P194 9.0 AH LITHIUM+ HP Battery)"
P220 3-Speed Hammer Drill
P220 Manual (794 KB)
1/2" 0-370 / 0-750 / 0-2,200
0-5,920 / 0-12,000 / 0-35,200 BPM
480   / 4.8 Hammer Drill
P221 SDS Rotary Hammer Drill
P221 Manual (2,696 KB)
SDS up to
1/2" masonry
0-1,200
0-5,000 BPM
168 4.95 / SDS Rotary Hammer Drill
P230 Impact Driver
P230 Manual (1,060 KB)
1/4" 0-2,400 / 3,000 IPM 1,200
/ 100 ft lb
3.5 / 2.6 Has LED, 2 bit clips
P231 Impact Driver
P231 Manual (1,060 KB)
1/4" 0-2,400 / 3,000 IPM 1,200
/ 100 ft lb
  / 2.6 No LED, 2 bit clips
P232 Impact Driver
P232 Manual (2,283 KB)
1/4" 0-2,600 / 3,200 IPM 1,500
/ 125 ft lb
  /   Has LED, magnetic tray, 1 bit clip
P234G Impact Driver
P234G Manual (1,936 KB)
1/4" 0-2,600 / 3,200 IPM 1,500
/ 125 ft lb
3.5 / 2.8 No LED, has magnetic tray, 1 bit clip
P235 Impact Driver
P235 Manual (2,126 KB)
1/4" 0-2,600 / 3,200 IPM 1,600
/ 125 ft lb
2.64 / No LED, has magnetic tray, 1 bit clip, belt clip
P236 Impact Driver
P236 Manual (2,733 KB)
1/4" 0-2,600 / 3,400 IPM 1,600
/ 133 ft lb
  / 2.55 Has 3 LEDs, magnetic tray, 1 bit clip
P237 Impact Driver
P237 Manual (3,566 KB)
1/4" LOW 0-1,700 RPM
MED 0-2,500 RPM/1,100 in.lb
HIGH 0-3,200 RPM/1,800 in.lb (3,400 IPM)
1,800
/ 150 ft lb
  /   Has 3 Speeds, 3 LEDs, magnetic tray, 1 bit clip, belt clip
P238 Impact Driver (BRUSHLESS)
P238 Manual (1,793 KB)
1/4" LOW 0-1,100 RPM
MED 0-2,150 RPM
HIGH 0-3,100 RPM/2,000 in.lb (4,350 IPM)
2,000
/ 167 ft lb
  /   BRUSHLESS
DOES have two extra "Lithium+ HP" battery contacts
3 Speeds, 3 LEDs, magnetic tray, 1 bit clip, belt clip
P239 Impact Driver (BRUSHLESS)
P239 Manual (1,365 KB)
1/4" 0-2,900 RPM/2,000 in.lb (3,300 IPM) 2,000
/ 167 ft lb
  /   BRUSHLESS, but DOES NOT have two extra "Lithium+ HP" battery contacts
one LED (at base), magnetic tray, 1 bit clip, belt clip
P240 Right Angle "Close Quarters" Drill
P240 Manual (143 KB)
3/8 0-1,000 min 130 min   / 3.0 Right-Angle Drill
P241 Right Angle "Close Quarters" Drill
P241 Manual (4,746 KB)
3/8 0-1,100 min 130 min   / 2.9 Has LED, Right-Angle Drill
P250 AutoShift Drill
P250 Manual (2,503 KB)
1/2" 0-450 / 0-1,500 350 3.75 / 3.7  
P251 1/2" Hammer Drill/Driver (BRUSHLESS)
P251 Manual (5,037 KB)
1/2" 0-410 / 0-1,800 RPM (No Load Speed)
0-5,400 / 0-23,000 BPM
750 3.15 / BRUSHLESS
DOES have two extra "Lithium+ HP" battery contacts
P252 1/2" Drill/Driver (BRUSHLESS)
P252 Manual (2,017 KB)
1/2" 0-480 / 0-1,800 RPM (No Load Speed) 460 2.7 / BRUSHLESS
DOES have two extra "Lithium+ HP" battery contacts
P260 1/2" Impact Wrench
P260 Manual (1,888 KB)
1/2" 0-3,000 BPM 2,400
/ 200 ft lb
3.65 / 3.7 Includes 1/4 Inch Quick Connect Coupler
P261 1/2" Impact Wrench
P261 Manual (2,143 KB)
1/2" 0-1,800 / 0-2,300 / 0-2,900 RPM
0-3,200 IPM
3,600
/ 300 ft lb
  3-Speed, has 3 LEDs
P262 1/2" Impact Wrench
P262 Manual (1,077 KB)
1/2" 0-1,200 / 0-2,000 / 0-2,800 RPM
2-2,000 RPM Auto mode
0-3,200 IPM
7,200
/ 600 ft lb Breakaway
/ 450 ft lb Fastening
  BRUSHLESS
3-Speed, 4-Mode
Has 3 LEDs
P263 3/8" Impact Wrench
P263 Manual (1,511 KB)
1/2" 0-1,700 / 0-2,500 / 0-3/200 RPM
0-3,400 IPM
1,800
/ 150 ft lb
  3-Speed, has 3 LEDs
P270G 2-Speed Drill
P270G Manual (3,821 KB)
1/2" 0-440 / 0-1,600 340   / 3.0  
P271 2-Speed Drill
P271 Manual (3,821 KB)
1/2" 0-440 / 0-1,600 340   / 3.0  
P277 2-Speed Drill
P277 Manual (2,488 KB)
1/2" 0-440 / 0-1,600     /    
P290 Quietstrike Pulse Driver
P290 Manual (2,415 KB)
1/4" 3,200 RPM / 2,200 IPM
/
3.0 /
PBLHM101 1/2" Hammer Drill
no PBLHM101 Manual
1/2" 0-500 / 0-2,100 RPM
0-31,000 BPM
up to 750 / Compact BRUSHLESS
DOES NOT have two extra "Lithium+ HP" battery contacts
PSBDD01 1/2" Drill/Driver
PSBDD01 Manual (2,819 KB)
1/2" 0-450 / 0-1,700 400 / Compact BRUSHLESS
DOES NOT have two extra "Lithium+ HP" battery contacts
PSBID01 1/4" Impact Driver
PSBID01 Manual (1,208 KB)
1/4" 0-2,900 / 0-3,800 IPM Up to 1,700 in-lbs / Compact BRUSHLESS
DOES NOT have two extra "Lithium+ HP" battery contacts
PSBIW01 3/8" Impact Wrench
PSBIW01 Manual (1,456 KB)
3/8" 0-850 / 0-2,000 / 0-2,900 / 0-2,900 (Auto) / 0-3,800 IPM Up to 160 ft-lbs
(1920 in-lbs)
/ Compact BRUSHLESS
DOES NOT have two extra "Lithium+ HP" battery contacts
PSBRA02B 3/8" Right Angle Drill
PSBRA02 Manual (2,277 KB)
1/2" 0-450 / 0-1,700 400 / Compact BRUSHLESS
DOES NOT have two extra "Lithium+ HP" battery contacts
PBLIW01B 1/2" High Torque Impact Wrench
PBLIW01 Manual (2,730 KB)
1/2" LOW (1) 0-900 / MED (2) 0-1,400 / HI (3) 0-2,100 / Auto (A) 0-1,400 (Auto) / 0-2,800 IPM 1,170 ft-lbs Breakaway (14,040 in-lbs)
700 ft-lbs Fastening (8,400 in-lbs)
/ BRUSHLESS
DOES have two extra "Lithium+ HP" battery contacts
BPM = Blows Per Minute
IPM = Impacts Per Minute
"Weight Measured" was performed using a digital postal scale. No battery, all bits removed, hammer drills include handle, rounded to nearest 1/10th lb.


Ryobi has improved performance specs over time

Probably. But if they calculate tool specifications based on using batteries available at the time each tool is released, then it could well be that battery technology is responsible for some of the improvements over time. Read on for more details.

If I use a bigger battery will my tool perform "better", or just last longer?

Well that depends on the tool, but for many power hungry tools the simple fact is that YES your battery selection can affect tool performance! See the Ryobi 18v Battery Stress Test for details. In general, larger capacity batteries are capable of delivering more current when needed. Ryobi 18v battery packs are manufactured with 5, 10, or 15 individual cells, arranged in strings of 5. If the battery has just one string of 5 cells, then every cell must supply the full amount of current required by the tool. If the battery has 10 cells (2 strings of 5), then each cell must supply only HALF as much current as the 5 cell battery to deliver the same amount of current to the tool. A battery with 15 cells (3 strings of 5) will deliver the same current as the 5 cell battery with just one third of the current from each cell. Phrased another way, if the 5 cell battery can deliver X amps of current to a tool, then the 10 cell battery should be able to deliver 2X that current and a 15 cell pack should be able to deliver 3X that current (assuming the same cell capacity for all).

Also bear in mind that individual cell capacity can greatly influence the amount of current that an 18v battery pack can deliver. Broadly speaking, manufacturer specifications for the cells used in the Ryobi 18v batteries indicate a maximum continuous safe discharge rate of 10C, or 10 times the Amp-hour rating of the cells. (Sure, they can safely deliver more for a short duration, but this figure gives us a reasonable point for comparison.) A P102 battery contains five 1.3Ah 18650 cells (1x5), so the max continuous discharge rate will be (1.3Ah)(10C) = 13 Amps. A P108 battery contains ten 2.0Ah 18650 cells (2x5), so the max continuous discharge rate will be (2)(2.0Ah)(10C) = 40 Amps. A P194 battery contains fifteen 3.0Ah 18650 cells (3x5), so the max continuous discharge rate will be (3)(3.0Ah)(10C) = 90 Amps. So a tool which wants a short burst of 40A may not be able to get that from a P102, whereas the P108 won't have to exceed manufacturer specs to deliver and the P194 won't even break a sweat.

I've found one place where Ryobi hints at the fact that battery selection influences tool performance. Read the description for the Ryobi Model P215K kit on the Home Depot website. This kit comes with a P215 drill, a P189 battery, and a P118B charger. The drill is described as having "up to 500 in. lbs. of torque" in one place, but in another place it states "Up to 500 in./lbs. of torque (using a P194 9.0 AH LITHIUM+ HP Battery, not included)". (This verbiage is also present in the description of the bare tool P215BN and several combo kits.) That's right -- the kit includes a 5-cell 1.5Ah P189 battery, but in order to achieve the full 500 in-lb of torque we'll need to use a 15-cell 9Ah P194 battery. How much torque will the drill deliver with the P189 battery? There's no way of knowing with what's been stated, but you can bet it'll be less than 500 in-lb.

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