SCREW IT! Ryobi 4V Screwdriver Review

SCREW [drive] IT!

What’s up everyone. In case you didn’t know, our family owns and operates a small online boutique called WoodyThings.com where we offer personalized, wooden items ranging from decorative birdhouses to retirement chest and barware. So every now and again you’ll find me doing a review for a tool we typically use in our workshop. That’s where this review comes in.

As we make items that require us to drill or screw in tight spaces (easy now!) we found that having a small, handheld [powered] screwdriver is a lifesaver! For the past few years I’ve defaulted to the ‘man up!’ strategy and just used a screwdriver. Well, after several hundred boxes and much cussing when I can’t quite reach the angle or torque needed, I caved and decided to pick up a hand-held, powered screwdriver. 

I compared a few different models online, and after reading other reviews and specs, decided to go with the Ryobi 4V lithium-ion screwdriver kit with battery and charger. I already own several Ryobi products, and I’ve had nothing but great experience with all of them. This helped me choose this tool for the job.

As you can see in the video below, the drill performed well. It came charged out of the box, so if you’re ever in a pinch and need a quick tool to get something done on the road, this might be a lifesaver. The screw driver measures approximately 5 inches long, 6 inches tall and 7 inches across.

The drill uses 1/4” drill bits that are guided in place by a magnetic socket. I have a few drill bit kits from Dewalt and Ryobi, but as you can imagine, they fit perfectly fine.

You can obviously use the drill in both directions (forward and reverse), and the drill comes in two speeds. This is especially important when trying to drill pilot holes with a drill bit set or countersunk screws.

The drill comes with three LED lights, in case you need to do some carpentry in the dark. Okay, probably not for midnight, in the dark carpentry, but for times when you need to screw/drill inside a chest/drawer/cabinet, in a crawl space, closet, etc. There’s a thousand and one reasons (I assume) for having the LED lights activate while you’re drilling… and for that, I give it another thumbs up 👍🏿😏

The drill comes with it’s own 4V battery and charger, as you would expect.

I compared it against my 18V drill and while the 18V is obviously more powerful, offers variable speeds, different torque settings, etc. the 4V handled itself very well.

This isn’t meant to be a comprehensive review, but after owning this drill for a few months, and using it several times a week, I do not have any complaints to share. If I had to purchase another similar drill, I would choose this one again.

That’s pretty much it. What  comments, questions or suggestions would you like to share. If you end up picking up this drill, please let me know if there’s something else I could’ve covered or a feature you can’t live without when you choose your own drill.

What’s up everyone. In case you didn’t know, our family owns and operates a small online boutique called WoodyThings.com where we offer personalized, wooden items ranging from decorative birdhouses to retirement chest and barware. So every now and again you’ll find me doing a review for a tool we typically use in our workshop. That’s where this review comes in.

I compared a few different models online, and after reading other reviews and specs, decided to go with the Ryobi 4V lithium-ion screwdriver kit with battery and charger. I already own several Ryobi products, and I’ve had nothing but great experience with all of them. This helped me choose this tool for the job.

As you can see in the video below, the drill performed well. It came charged out of the box, so if you’re ever in a pinch and need a quick tool to get something done on the road, this might be a lifesaver.

👍🏿😏

I compared it against my 18V drill and while the 18V is obviously more powerful, offers variable speeds, different torque settings, etc. the 4V handled itself very well.

This isn’t meant to be a comprehensive review, but after owning this drill for a few months, and using it several times a week, I do not have any complaints to share. If I had to purchase another similar drill, I would choose this one again.

That’s pretty much it. What  comments, questions or suggestions would you like to share? If you end up picking up this drill, please let me know if there’s something else I could’ve covered or a feature you can’t live without when you choose your own drill.

Products featured and/or recommended:

Ryobi HP54L 4-Volt Lithium-Ion Screwdriver Kit With Battery and Charger

http://amzn.to/2wNBFGL

Ryobi P1810 One+ 18V Lithium Ion Drill / Driver Kit (3 Piece: 1 x P209 Drill / Driver, 1 x P102 18 V Lithium Ion Battery, 1 x P118 Dual Chemistry Charger)

http://amzn.to/2iDJ0SV

Ryobi Speed Load Plus Driving Kit

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DEWALT DW2551 6 Piece 1/16-Inch to 1/4-Inch Hex Shank Twist Drill Assortment

http://amzn.to/2iD89wO

Equipment used to record:

Nikon P7000

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iPad Air 2

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iPhone 6

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Canon 80D

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