Product Comparison: Ryobi P234g vs Ryobi P236

General Specifications
About the Product
Impact drivers are necessary components of the DIYer’s or homeowner’s arsenal. They combine the driving force of a hammer drill with motor-assisted torque action in the chuck when it senses resistance from screws, making the driving power of these tools unparalleled. Ryobi’s P234 impact driver, powered by 18 volt lithium ion batteries from Ryobi’s One+ line (though compatible with the older generations of NiCad batteries) is ideal for renovation projects in or around the house where driving long fasteners is necessary. With 1,500 pounds of torque behind this dual-action motor, the P234 has enough juice to do what you need.
The RYOBI® 18V ONE+™ Impact Driver delivers more innovation, features and power than ever before. The variable speed trigger assists in screw start up, allowing the unique impact mechanism to drive the longest deck screws or largest lag screws with ease by delivering more than 1,600 in lbs. of torque. It is over 33% faster and more powerful than the previous model and incorporates Tri-Beam LED lights to eliminate shadows on bits and fasteners in the darkest work areas.
Key Specs
1500 in-lbs
1600 in-lbs
Rotation Speed
0 - 2600 rpm
0 - 3200 rpm
Beats Speed
0 - 3200 bpm
0 - 3400 bpm
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Ryobi P234g One+ 18-Volt Lithium Ion Cordless Impact Driver
  • I really enjoy the set I purchased. It is fast , easy and fits small hands.
  • Great product only had a few weeks but has lived up to or performed better then expected on every job I’ve used it for.
  • So far I've assembled some wooden framing, using 2x4s, and 3 inch, #12 wood screws. This driver buried them with no hesitation. Much greater driving power than the drill I was using previously
  • I have used this tool to drive 8 inch Simpson timber screws easily. I bought it to do a deck and save strain on my wrists.
  • I've owned many cordless drills and drivers over the years.. This is one of the best. It's a great value and it has the power to do every job I've used it for.
  • The drill boasted 1500 torque but really barey outperformed my $20 harborfrieght drill.. I mean honestly, it helps but its maybe 500 torque. I think they need to run a few more test before saying its 1500 max torque its certainly not.
Ryobi P236 One+ Lithium Ion Cordless Impact Driver
  • Cumaru is a very hard wood, and is difficult to cut, drill or screw down. This Ryobi One+ impact driver cut through it like butter! Saved us a TON of time and effort! This is my new favorite tool. Highly recommend!
  • Used as a heavy hitting deck screw driver that makes child's play of 3-1/2" screws into any wood surface.
  • While it won't really spin the lug nuts off of a car tire, it certainly has plenty of power to run box after box of 3.5 inch deck screws all day long without killing your wrist.
  • It will 'eat' through hard woods, driver 3" lag bolts, and drill through the toughest materials with ease. For a DIYer on a budget, this is the impact driver.
  • Ryobi makes rock-solid tools that stand up to heavy use, and this driver is no exception -- it's extremely powerful and lightweight -- it feels way better in my hands than any drill I've used, and is balanced perfectly
Size & Weight
12 in.
12 in.
9 in.
9 in.
3 in.
3 in.
2.64 lbs.
2.55 lbs.
Chuck Capacity
Speed Power Selection
Batteries included
tri-beam LED lights, OnBoard Bit Storage, Magnetic Holder, Tool-Free Bit Changing, Aluminum Cast Gear Housing
tri-beam LED lights, Tool-Free Bit Changing, Rubber Overmold
What customers say about "Features"
Ryobi P234g One+ 18-Volt Lithium Ion Cordless Impact Driver
  • Impact Driver works well with all my projects. Batteries have longer charges than my old same type impact driver. Plenty of drive and strength and well pleased with the product.
  • Ryobi makes a good home owners product. Batteries interchange with other tools. Good price point as well
  • Took the frozen bolts off of the tractor carburetor almost instantly after two of us fighting them for a few minutes. I've recharged it several times, but have never had to stop and charge it.
  • Very good for med to light jobs. Very good battery life. Used it on a steel roof and did everything I wanted it to do.
  • Battery life is incredible. Drove 4 each 1/2 inch hex head 5/16inch x 6 inch bolts to anchor a 2 x 10 inch board and it did all four of them without recharge.
  • I was told to buy a drill bit set and all of the pieces do not fit the drill as I was told they would. Very disappointed and will be returning the items.
Ryobi P236 One+ Lithium Ion Cordless Impact Driver
  • Used to drive 3 to 6 inch HeadLok Bolts in while building my shed. Never Flinched! Took all I threw at it 7 then some! This is such an awesome tool it also drives 1/4 hex head bolts with no problem
  • One real benefit is the built-in lights on the front of this really light things up in tight dark spaces like inside and under cabinets.
  • The impact driver works well, the light is great and the weight is perfect.
  • Its very comfortable to hold and really easy to operate without any issues and has an insane run time especially when you couple it with the Ryobi P104 Battery Pack! The triple LED Lights allow for plenty of visibility when you are in dark situations.
  • The auto lock chuck makes bit removal and switching very easy and sturdy. Just make sure you catch the bit upon release as it will launch out on its own.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
3 year(s)
3 year(s)
cUL Listed
cUL Listed
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