Ryobi P238 18V One+ Brushless 1/4 2,000 Inch Pound, 3,100 RPM Cordless Impact Driver w/ Gripzone Overmold, Belt Clip, and Tri-Beam LED (Power Tool Only, Battery Not Included)

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3 SPEED SETTINGS: For those instances where you want to work with lower power, you can adjust the speed accordingly with the convenient top-mounted speed switch GRIPZONE OVERMOLD: The pistol grip on the P238 has a rubber molding that increases friction between the tool and your hand, giving you maximum control, even in slippery environments TRI-BEAM LED: The lighting unit below the keyless chuck prevents shadows from being cast on your work subject, letting you focus your attention to the task at hand without distraction BELT CLIP: Keep this stored on your person throughout the day with this handy belt clip. With it, you can readily access the impact driver and have your hands available to attend to other tasks ONE+ COMPATIBLE: This tool is compatible with Ryobi’s 18V battery lineup. Compatible models include the P100, P102, P103, P104, P105, P107, and P108
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‎Model# P238

Item Weight

‎3.1 pounds

Product Dimensions

‎7.8 x 6.3 x 3.3 inches

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‎1 Lithium ion batteries required.

Is Discontinued By Manufacturer


Power Source

‎Battery Powered


‎18 Volts


‎2000 Inch Pounds

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‎3100 RPM

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Batteries Required?


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#9,826 in Tools & Home Improvement (See Top 100 in Tools & Home Improvement) #7 in Power Impact Drivers

Date First Available

November 14, 2017

10 reviews for Ryobi P238 18V One+ Brushless 1/4 2,000 Inch Pound, 3,100 RPM Cordless Impact Driver w/ Gripzone Overmold, Belt Clip, and Tri-Beam LED (Power Tool Only, Battery Not Included)

  1. Taylor

    Can’t get mad at this, I buy Ryobi stuff for work as the price is right and I never seem to have any issues with it lasting. I use 4ah batteries and can get through multiple 10 hour shifts of using it before I need to charge the batteries. I was fairly disappointed with my first Ryobi impact purchase as it was the older model, and not brushless, with no variable settings, no magnetic tray or bit holder and no belt hook. This solved all of those problems. I love the look and feel, and would happily buy this again if anything ever happens to mine.

  2. jaldeborgh

    I’m totally impressed with this impact driver. Like most homeowners I own cordless tools that have been purchased over many years. I have 10 year old and new Ryobi’s and 10 year old new Dewalt tools. The P238 is very competitive with my new (6 to 12 months old) DeWalt tools. I can’t speak for professionals that use tools all day, every day, but as a home user with “normal” projects this a true weapon. Highly recommended.

  3. Robert C.

    I like it because the clutch spits out the bit when you remove it. You don’t fight with it to remove it. The three LEDs surround the chuck, illuminates the work nicely and go on when you use the driver instead of having to decide if you need the extra light. On my old driver you had to turn on the light and most times, even though I could have used the extra light, I would forget. It seems to have plenty of power and the battery, 102, seem to last a long time. I do house repairs and I use this a lot. I just got it so I don’t know how long it will last but time will tell. My last driver lasted 20 years

  4. Arthur Bergman

    Very satisfied with this purchase. Works great. Powerful and was pleasantly surprised that it is not much louder than a standard cordless drill. However, if using for long periods of time, probably best to use some sort of hear protection. Considered getting version of this product without the 3 speed settings but definitely worth paying the extra money for this feature, as it is very easy to over-screw if not careful. Contrary to another review, the variable speed trigger worked fine at all 3 speeds and definitely is a requirement for starting long screws. Highly recommend this product.

  5. knute

    This is my third Ryobi impact driver. It is by far the best. The first was part of an economy kit – did the job (actually MANY jobs) – still works but it’s tired. So, I purchased a brushless kit. Thought I was ordering this impact driver. Nope! Yeah, it is just as powerful but, with only one speed (FAST) it’s difficult to control. Inwas stripping or breaking screws way too regularly. When I saw this unit for sale in the low $50 range I debated, but ultimately decided to make the purchase. At least as much power – when I need it – and great control for more delicate work. It’s the one to buy…..

  6. Tkwise77Tkwise77

    I have been using Ryobi products for several years now. My older impact driver was not strong enough for some of the stuff I needed it for. This one is a beast. It has the three speeds and when you have it on the fastest speed and you pull the trigger be ready because it will drive screws faster than you’d think.

  7. MadPB

    To think of all the wasted time (and stripped screws) over the years. I built a deck with just my Ryobi cordless drill, and when although I had no problems screwing in the hidden fasteners, face screwing the decking meant pre-drilling holes, otherwise I’d strip the screws, or worse, it would go too far and countersink the screw too much.I wish I had this impact driver then. Oh well… lesson learned. Now that I’m doing some remodeling work involving a lot more driving, I finally decided to get one of these.What a difference! Night and day… what would have taken me hours and frustrated me to no end (laying down a layer of subfloor) went by lickety split. And don’t even get me started on when I had to drive some lag bolts. Normally that would have involved me using my drill to get it mostly there and then switching to a ratchet or crescent wrench to hand tighten when the drill simply couldn’t give it any more juice. With this I was able to drive a 1/2″ x 4″ lag in about 2 seconds… well, maybe 3 seconds since I made sure it snugged up good. It was awesome. I think that’s when I really fell in love with this.

  8. Kayla

    I have an older Ryobi drill and it’s OK but it doesn’t have a lot of torque and really felt more like a light home-use tool. I had a set of Ridgid drills that I had been using for around 10 months and love those but my set got swiped from my truck and I didn’t want to spend $150+ per drill just to re buy since I hadn’t even had those for a year. I noticed a little while back that Ryobi had a refreshed, more powerful set of drills that case out since I got my lower end drills. This drill works well for me. I bought a 3aH battery for it and I use to to put lag bolts into roofing with satellite mounts and tightening grips/clamps on that kind of equipment and need something with a fair bit of torque. With 3 speeds/gears, I’m able to tailor my power to what I’m doing. On 2nd speed I tend to have most of the power I need, however I sometimes flip to 3 and that helps me push bolts through tough wood and there’s not much fight back when I do it. I would agree with anyone when saying Ryobi isn’t THE best drills out there but that’s not the point. This is a good value purchase – a balance of quality and price. You can spend $25-$75 more for a drill and you might get better power output and maybe some extra subtle bells and whistles but that’s it. Any drill that offers up to ~2,000 ft lbs of torque (give or take a couple hundred) are plenty powerful for my uses. If you really need maximum torque then you’ll be spending $150-$200 for your impact drills and this isn’t likely enough for you, but for most uses this drill gets it done. It’s not overly heavy nor is it ridiculously big – though it’s certainly not the most sleek power drill out there. I like it and the batteries tend to be more affordable compared to higher end brands. Ryobi is also reliable, in my experience, and haven’t had anything go wrong with the 3 different drills I’ve owned so far. I’m happy to get 3-5 years out of my drills and my first two that I’ve owned have lasted that long so I expect this one to last as long or longer given how much better put together it seems to be. Lastly, I love the LED lights when light is less abundant during the work day.

  9. GP

    This Ryobi impact driver hit all the marks as a powerful, valuable 18v cordless tool in my collection. It was delivered promptly and in good condition. The Ryobi 18v cordless tools never fail to impress in performance and value for the price. Ryobi is particularly good for their compatibility efforts making a large array of 18v cordless tools, steadily improving their tools and batteries while insuring that their 18v cordless tools all work on their battery system. Too many other cordless tool manufacturers make superficial changes (18v to 20v) that target their customers with expensive additional purchases and whole system change outs. Not cool. Thanks Ryobi for taking care of your customers while offering a great product.

  10. Bill Rodd

    I have used ryobi as DIY tools for years so when I got a job that I needed to supply my own tools I stuck with Ryobi. I lucked out and got this on sale for $75. This model is amazing. The 3 speeds are nice when I need a lighter touch. But when the thing is on high… WATCH OUT! It packs some power. The other guys at work all have Dewalt and my Ryobi isn’t just comparable it performs EQUALLY and my batteries are lasting longer than the Dewalts.I am a garage door tech so when we do an install we’re tearing down a door, ripping thru rusted tight bolts and then building the new door and this impact crushes.I don’t suggest dropping it, but I did off the top of my 6 foot ladder. It landed on the top back part of the impact… bounced… spun in the air and landed bit down on the concrete garage floor. NOT EVEN A SCRATCH ON IT.I bought this because it was on sale and I had a bunch of batteries and was going to use them til they burned out and I would have to go with Dewalt. But I won’t ever give up my Ryobi. Even if it dies tomorrow I’d buy this at the higher price. The thing is a monster and hasn’t let me down. I also like that the Ryobi batteries give full juice until their completely dead. I have back up batteries so one running out of juice isn’t a problem. But it also saves wear on the tool so I’m not trying to push it with a weak battery.If the other guys at work are loving my Ryobi and they all have Dewalts and have been working on garages for many more years than me, that says a lot.I used Dewalt when I first started as a training kit the company had and I didn’t notice any difference in power with my Ryobi.If you can’t tel by now, I love my Ryobi :0)And for the lower price than the “big” names it’s a no brainer for any sized project.I carry 2 18v ion+ 1.5 amp batteries in my tool bag and I have a 4 amp on the truck just in case.I can get thru an entire install with ONE 1.5amp battery.I have lights and a fan, a router, a jigsaw, and other “cool” toys on my wish list as well. I’m gonna try and wait for sales on batteries tho….and one of those huge chargers that charges 6 batteries at once!I’ve had the batteries for several years and only one was bad (went bad right away) the others haven’t lost a thing even though I charge them without fully draining them all the time.I own a drill, circular saw and a reciprocating saw and I have never regretted switching away from the power of a cord.

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