Ryobi LLCDI18022 ONE+ Cordless Drill UK Review

This particular Ryobi model LLCDI18022 ONE+ is the best rated of all of the Ryobi cordless drill/drivers. At an average price of around £150, this model gets a super average rating of 94% buyer satisfaction from online buyers.

There is little question that this brand make very good products and many people now use this as their "go to" brand. Many of their cordless drill/drivers also have high ratings.

We made this one our number one choice for Ryobi as the LLCDI18022 ONE+ model comes with two batteries. Those can be fully charged in as little as 45 minutes and it is also a combi drill with the hammer function included.

We have completed a full review below. However if you are pushed for time you can click below to read more reviews over at Amazon

Ryobi- The Company and Brand

Ryobi are part of an international group called Techtronic Industries (TTI). This company also owns Milwaukee, AEG, Hoover, Homelite, Empire, Stiletto, Hart, Oreck, Vax and the Dirt Devil. 

They are popular for some UK buyers as they introduced the concept of the one tool cordless approach, (ONE+) In other words you can buy a Ryobi battery, and then use it with their range of cordless tools.

Who Would Buy the Ryobi LLCDI18022 ONE+?

This would be bought by anyone who needs a powerful enough drill to be able to do the normal to difficult tasks around the home. This is a powerful drill that can handle just about any job that you decide to do with it.

As I mentioned earlier Ryobi are well known for making high quality products and this is one of their very best.

One buyer said this, "This is the third battery powered drill/driver I've owned and it is by far the best. Two batteries, charger and carry bag included. Batteries are long lasting and charge quickly."

This model is their best rated cordless drill and that is according to the many buyers online who have actually bought and used this product. That should give you some assurance that this is a top notch product. It is an impressive tool that is really powerful.

This model is at the higher end of the price point for a typical cordless drill but the quality is really very good indeed. Generally speaking Ryobi drills are not cheap but they are very well made and built to last.

Important Features of the Ryobi LLCDI18022 ONE+

Feature Specification

  • Works as a hammer drill, ordinary drill and a screwdriver
  • 13 mm keyless chuck
  • Auto spindle lock that means you can change bits with just one hand
  • 2 gears making it ideal to drill through a variety of materials
  • Comes with a double ended driver bit and an auxiliary handle
  • Magnetic Bit Holder
  • LED light

At a Glance Summary

Average Rating


Average Price


Battery Included

Yes (2 off)


26.4 x 29.2 x 18 cm


3.8 Kg


18 volts

What's In The Box?

  • The drill/driver
  • 2 18 volt Li-Ion batteries
  • Fast Charger
  • Depth stop, auxiliary handle and a driver bit

Features Worth A Mention

High Specification Model

In class, this is one of the best cordless drill/drivers in the market right now. It will allow you to all types of drilling and also can be used as a cordless screwdriver.

The fact that it comes with two fast charging Li-Ion batteries instantly makes this one a winner.

In the opinion of buyers this model has a very high rating and that is no small part down to the metal gearbox which is great for ensuring a longer lifetime of use. It also has the bigger 13 mm chick rather than the standard 10 mm chuck found on many of its competitors.

It is part of the Ryobi ONE+ range and that makes it compatible with other tools in that range. The fact that you get 2 batteries with this one, means you could buy any of their other cordless tools, as just a tool only. That makes those a great deal cheaper.

You can check out the video review below.

Main Review of the Ryobi LLCDI18022 ONE+ Drill

So this cordless drill is good for drilling into masonry, wood and metal. It can drill wood up to 38 mm, steel to 13 mm and masonry to 13 mm.

We like the fact that is has the bigger chuck size, and that you can change bits with just one hand. The metal gears will ensure a longer life and in all honesty, it is difficult to find something to complain about.

Ryobi have hit the mark with this one and as this model comes with 2 high quality batteries, it opens up the entire suite of other Ryobi tools.

There are 24 torque settings on this one which is about the widest range of torques you will find on any drill/driver.  In addition this also has a magnetic bit holder and built-in LED light.

What Buyers Liked About the Ryobi LLCDI18022 ONE+

  • Batteries are long lasting and also fast to charge
  • The controls are easy to use and the one handed changes is really useful
  • Light in weight yet very robust
  • Great if you want to extend the number of other Ryobi tools you may need
  • Smooth variable speed and great control on the trigger.
  • The drill feels very comfortable in the hand and is very well balanced

What Buyers Did Not Like About the Ryobi LLCDI18022 ONE+

  • The only minor complaint was the higher price point

Pros & Cons Summary

  • Best Rated of all the Ryobi cordless drills though many of them are high
  • Extremely high quality product that gets great consistently high reviews
  • Great range of features
  • Compact, lightweight yet powerful

Our Conclusion & Recommendation

This is their best in range and buyers support this by giving it the highest rated in the entire Ryobi range. If you need a high quality drill/driver for all purpose use around the home and garden, then this is about as good as it gets.

About the author cordy

I am a retired construction worker and I also happen to love power tools. I have used hundreds over the years and offer my opinions on them here.

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