20 Most Recent Ryobi 18v Variable Speed Impact Driver Zrp230 Questions & Answers

OK, try to grab the chuck tightener and loosen by pressing lightly on the drill throttle button in whichever direction it takes to undo the stuck in drill bit.

I do this all the time.

Ryobi 18v... | Answered on Jan 05, 2015

Round bits are not compatible with the Ryobi impact drivers. You need the hex shank "quick connect" bits and accessories. There is an adapter available. it is basically a regular style of keyless drill chuck with the quick connect hex shank that should fit right in to your Impact.

Ryobi 18v... | Answered on Dec 29, 2013

Chuck is the part that holds the drill ...normally you would tighten and loosen by hand. There are three jaws that actually hold the drill bit. ... You have an impact driver ... if yours is like the tool pictured, you don't have a drill, you have a impact driver which had a 3/8 or 1/2 square drive.

I hope this answers your question ... thanks for your visit today.

Ryobi 18v... | Answered on Jan 11, 2011

Remove the REVERSE-THREAD screw at the bottom of the chuck. Set the clutch collar to the highest setting, and set the gear to the slowest setting on the transmission. Remove the power source! Get the biggest allen wrench you can fit in the end of the chuck(the shortest leg) and tighten the chuck down around it, allowing the jaws to rest and tighten on the flats of the wrench. Lay the drill on its side(chuck toward you, handle to the left, and allen wrench to the left, horizontal to the deck). Then with a hammer(soft hammer if you care about the allen wrench) quickly and deliberately hit the allen wrench in an attempt to cause the allen wrench to spin counter clockwise. Let me know if this works for you!

Ryobi 18v... | Answered on Nov 26, 2010

if the trigger won't pop out it will need to be changed. tool parts direct or ereplacement parts are good to find parts. be very careful if or when you open the case. when the guts come out they go back one way or the case won't close.

Ryobi 18v... | Answered on Sep 02, 2010

Google ryobi stores. I'm in az and they have them here. Or ryobi repair and your location. I went to the dewalt replacement shop got a trigger for my angle grinder for under 2 dollars.

Ryobi 18v... | Answered on Jun 22, 2010

An 18V cordless tool battery is made of a number of cells. As the cells fail over time, you lose voltage output. Once cells have failed, you need to replace or rebuild the battery. If this is a new battery you need to get it replaced under warranty because it's defective.

There are third party battery manufacturers who can replace the cells on some models and types of cordless tool batteries. This can be substantially cheaper than buying replacement name brand batteries. Primecell.com has had good reviews on some of the Taunton press (Finewoodworking Magazine) forums. If you are considering this route, don't forget to factor shipping into the cost of repair vs. replace.

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Ryobi 18v... | Answered on Jun 15, 2010


A 24 position clutch controls torque output. 2 speed range gear box for high torque applications. Auxiliary handle with metal depth stop rod. Has an overmold grip handle for added comfort. A Mag Tray holds screws, small bits and hardware, etc. on foot of drill for easy access. 1/2 Ft.' heavy duty keyless chuck for quick and easy bit changes. Removable 2 position level for convenience and accuracy

Ryobi 18v... | Answered on Apr 19, 2010

Just keep it on high, vari-speed on an impact driver is not very useful unless working with delicate materials.

Ryobi 18v... | Answered on Mar 23, 2010

What make is that model of drill?

I have a hilti that uses a square bit that is about 4mm and it came with it. can a Robertson screwdriver fit in it?

Ryobi 18v... | Answered on Mar 05, 2010

Try another battery Sounds like that one stuffed

Ryobi 18v... | Answered on Jan 27, 2010

Either you are between HI and LOW or you are out of business. Check the speed selector normally on the top of the drill.

Ryobi 18v... | Answered on Jan 15, 2010

as you look at the side of the switch, the black lead is top left, the white lead underneath it, and the two reds from the right side.

the white lead and thinner of the red leads should go to the led. if you are looking at the back of the motor as it will sit in the housing, the black lead should go to the left side and the red lead should go to the right.

if you get them backwards it shouldnt matter for the motor although it may make the switch function opposite (i.e. impactor spins rev in fwd and vice versa).

the two wires from the battery tabs plug into the bottom of the switch. again, reversing them will at worst cause the switch to operate opposite function.

Ryobi 18v... | Answered on Dec 04, 2009

VERY GENTLY. . . . use a flat tip screw driver to try to push the collar forward so that it will release the bit. You may need to gently hold the handle of the impacter in a table vice or something like that to steady the tool, then push forward on the collar with a screwdriver and use a pair of pliers to pull outward on the bit at the same time.

Or instead of a screwdriver try vicegrips that are adjusted loose enough to just lock but not squeeze when closed. Pliers that grip too tightly may bend the collar and keep it from being able to slide forward to release bits.

Ryobi 18v... | Answered on Dec 03, 2009

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