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What Does 1 And 2 Mean On Ryobi Drill?

Author: E. Silva (aka ‘Awesome Man’ - The TRUEST Niche Specialty Expert)

Keep in mind this is one of the top drills out there … for being adjustable, flexible, and overall, so nice to feel in your hands. It’s one of the most modern, best to use ( or easiest, I should say ) and so much more. So if you own a Ryobi drill but lost the user’s - guide, then not to worry … I am here to point out some basic details to ya and get you squared away ….

Now let’s talk on what the two first buttons mean, the 1 and the 2 … you might be scratching your head and dying to know … or you might already have some idea but would like me to clarify exactly what they are … either way, I have something for you to learn and think about ….

Now, then, the adjustable gearing here is amazing — but that’s not what I want to talk about today ( maybe some other time? ) …..

Setting 1, basically the number 1 you see on the drill, is where we ought to start — it is your most basic, initial start. It’s a low – speed and high – torque one. When you want to drive screws around, that is the setting you want to go with, 9 times out of 10. It is what you should stick with, as a matter of fact, for all of your screw – driving tasks. That’s what it’s there for … so that, my friend, is what the 1 means on the drill … now how about the number 2? Well, patience, patience, patience — I am getting to it now …. ( stay with me …. )

As for the number 2 on the drill, that just simply refers to your drill’s medium – speed and torque setting ( just a step above the low – speed, etc ) . This is what you want to use mainly for when you’re driving, too ( and also drilling, ah hah aha aha hah ahah ) … but the application or need can be a bit stronger. Perhaps you have a screw or drill piece, etc … that is a bit bigger and needs more power to get in there / get out of there , whatever the case …

More speed, greater power ( by a tad ) … that is setting number 2 …

And I wasn’t planning on covering this today, but I might as well briefly bring it up … setting 3 ( which you probably already know what it is for ) ….

Setting 3, or number 3, is basically your drill’s highest / firmest speed. The most power, the highest torque, the fastest drill or drive …. you get the picture here. And it’s what you mostly use for fasteners.

So there you have it, folks! What’d ya think? Please share.