Ryobi ONE+ RPD18X-O Cordless Brushless Percussion Drill Review

We put Ryobi's RPD18X-0 cordless drill to the test to check if it's the right cordless drill for your toolbox

RYOBI ONE+ HP RPD18X-O cordless brushless percussion drill
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Homebuilding Verdict

A high power cordless drill which is light weight and handles well, with only a few, minor drawbacks


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    Brushless motor

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    Metal keyless chuck

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    Light weight

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    LED light on battery cover

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    Compatible with range of RYOBI ONE+ products

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    Loud motor

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    No belt clip

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Ryobi's HP RPD18X-0 tool is a step up from its standard cordless drill from it's ONE+ range, which use interchangeable batteries across a range that includes the usual suspects such as drills, saws and finishing tools but also has many additional products such as hedge trimmers, chain saws, lawn mowers, strimmers, vacuum cleaners and many more.

Including a hammer function, the RPD18X-0 cordless, brushless drill is great for not only driving screws and drilling into wood and metal, but can also be used from drilling into masonry when on the hammer mode. 

David Hilton

David is a renewables and ventilation installer, with over 35 years experience, and is a long-standing contributor to Homebuilding and Renovating magazine. He is a member of the Gas Safe Register, has a Masters degree in Sustainable Architecture, and is an authority in sustainable building and energy efficiency, with extensive knowledge in building fabrics, heat recovery ventilation, renewables, and also conventional heating systems. He is also a speaker at the Homebuilding & Renovating Show. 

Passionate about healthy, efficient homes, he is director of Heat and Energy Ltd. He works with architects, builders, self builders and renovators, and designs and project manages the installation of ventilation and heating systems to achieve the most energy efficient and cost effective outcome for every home.