Ryobi LDD 1802 archive

Wednesday 4 March 2009

Anthony Bailey tests out this lively-coloured drill from Ryobi


Ryobi have launched a drill driver powered by their new Li-Ion batteries. Lithium-ion batteries give much superior performance, hold their charge better and are not subject to the 'memory effect' which can cause other rechargeables to a accept a smaller and smaller charge.

The battery is 45 per cent lighter than their old equivalent Ni-Cad battery and is rated to give and extra 20 per cent of run time.

The fast 45-minute charger is fitted with five lights, one of which indicates a testing function of the battery. The condition of the battery is displayed as well as the charging state.

The keyless chuck has 24 torque settings. The casing houses a bubble level which will help the user to drill horizontal holes accurately, and the battery mounting shoe features a magnetic plate on which small screws and other easily-lost parts can be held. The drill can be hung from a wrist/waist belt loop when not in use.

This drill driver is offered in three options: without battery, with a 1.4Ah battery, charger and drill, and with two batteries and a bag. There is also a 2.4Ah battery available, which has a battery level indicator and which offers even better performance and longer running time.

The verdict

This drill driver feels good in the hand, is balanced well, and comes with a two-year warranty.

David Preece

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The Numbers

Ryobi LCD18021B Drill Driver
Prices (inc. VAT, correct at time of publication):
LCD1802M drill/driver: £59.99
LCD18021B plus one 1.4Ah battery: £119.99
LCD18022B plus two 1.4Ah batteries: £169.99
Chuck size: 13mm
Drilling capacities: timber 35mm, metal 13mm
No-load speed: first gear 0-440rpm, second gear 0-1,600rpm
Torque: 37.5Nm
Weight: 1.66kg
Battery options: 18 volt 1.4Ah or 2.4Ah
Charge time: 45 minutes

Fluid and powerful action, a quick charge time and powerful battery: you get a lot for your dosh with this drill!

Contact Details

Contact: Ryobi
Tel.: 01628 894400