TOOL REVIEW – RYOBI 40PC Impact Rated Driving Kit

This impact-rated driving bit set is a great little kit to have. This is a similar bit set to the 70-piece I wrote about last week, just a little more trimmed down.

I don’t ever really give Ryobi a fair shake, as most of their tools are not designed for the pro user. Most of the time when I’m in a tool aisle I pass right by the lime-green because to me lime green = weekend warrior tools. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, everybody uses tools differently, and not everybody uses tools 24/7 365. As an electrician EVERYTHING I use are heavy duty, pro-grade tools. That being said I was shocked to find this little kit, because it’s kind of awesome.

Electricians use all sorts of screws, bits, tips, and extensions and for most part we tend to use impact-drivers a high-percentage of the time. Regular bits don’t last, which is why this bit-set is “impact-rated,” meaning “designed for impact driving.” I can’t tell you how often I use square (Robertson) tips to open panel covers and dead-fronts, flat-heads and phillips tips for device-screws and terminations, and torx (star) tips for fixtures. It’s great to have a few of each, and different sizes of each, with an extension, and a socket driver. I use sockets on my impact as well, most of the time 3/8 drive – which this kit comes with – so it’s kind of everything in one. I even use 1/4” 5/16” and 3/8” nut drivers daily, however I will say this set kind of sucks to use compared to other brands that have built-in magnets.


Info from

RYOBI introduces the Impact Rated Driving Kit (40-Piece). RYOBI Impact Rated Driving Bits are built to withstand the tough demand that comes with the use of an impact driver. The 2 in. bits feature a TORSION ZONE that is engineered to absorb the high torque and demand that comes with the use of an impact driver. This 40-piece kit offers a variety of the most commonly used 1 in. and 2 in. bits, along with specialty socket adaptors, nut drivers and magnetic screw guide. The included case is compact and modular, meaning the bit holders can be removed or rearranged. This allows for complete customization of accessory kits. This kit includes 40 pieces in an assortment of bits, nut drivers, socket adaptors, and a magnetic bit holder. For more things RYOBI, visit

  • Impact Rated bits for use in impact drivers and drills

  • Precision-milled bit tip for enhanced fitment with commonly used fasteners

  • 2 in. bits feature a TORSION ZONE that absorbs the high torque from more demanding applications and helps to preserve bit tips

  • 1 in. bits are great for use with the included magnetic bit holder

  • Modular case for easy, convenient storage

  • Green band on bits makes it easier to find on the jobsite and in your toolbox

  • Nut drivers for use with hex fasteners

  • Includes: 40 impact rated bits, nut drivers, socket adaptors, and a magnetic bit holder



I give this kit a 3.5 out of 5 star rating. It’s got most of what you need, not a bunch of extras you don’t. I wouldn’t use the hex bits because I want magnetic, but overall it makes it in the truck as a backup kit for me when I need some spares.

For more detailed information on this Impact Bit Set CLICK HERE .

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