RYOBI 18V ONE+ 1/2″ Impact Wrench PCL265

Ryobi launches a new “budget” cordless impact wrench with the 18V ONE+ 1/2″ Impact Wrench PCL265. Let’s take a look at it together.

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RYOBI 18V ONE+ 1/2″ Impact Wrench PCL265

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The new RYOBI 18V 1/2″ Impact Wrench PCL265 is what I would call a budget model. Why do I say that you ask? It’s because it’s a no frills model with basic features and a somewhat bulky size. It has 375 ft-lbs of fastening torque which would have made it a high torque impact wrench had it come out over 7 years ago. But even today’s mid torque impact wrenches put out over 400 ft-lbs of torque. You can still do a lot with 375 ft-lbs of torque. It’s still a strong and healthy number for an impact wrench. It’s still definitely more torque than typical compact impact wrench models.

It doesn’t have a brushless motor and is a single speed model. With variable speed trigger of course. The RPM and IPM are 0-2,700 & 0-3,100 respectively. The 1/2″ anvil is a friction ring anvil for easy quick socket changes. It is rather bulky for its size and looks as though most mid torque impact wrenches might actually be a bit more compact than this model. You’ll find a single LED light on the base of the tool and that’s about it for features.

So how much does this budget RYOBI 18V Impact Wrench PCL265 cost? It is priced at $99 as a baretool at the time of writing. And is scheduled to launch October 2022.

RYOBI 18V ONE+ 1/2″ Impact Wrench PCL265

Manufacturer specs & features list:

  • Powerful motor delivers up to 375 ft-lbs. of fastening torque
  • Quick fastening with up to 3,100 IPM
  • 1/2″ anvil with friction ring for quick socket changes
  • Variable speed trigger with 0 – 2,700 RPM
  • On-board LED worklight
  • Part of the RYOBI™ 18V ONE+™ System of over 260 Cordless Products
  • 3-year manufacturer’s warranty
  • Includes: PCL265 18V ONE+™ 1/2″ Impact Wrench and Operator’s Manual
  • Battery and charger sold separately
  • This tool will be available in both a tool only and kit configuration exclusively at Home Depot stores and on HomeDepot.com


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1 Comment

  • Javier says:

    A 1/2″ impact wrench with 375 ft-lbs for $99 is not too bad. It would be nice if they had added a tri-beam LED light system on the head of the tool.

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