i have the bosh 9.6 impactor. its sweet. its not going to drive deck screws all day but for odds and ends it works extremely well, and it fits in my tool belt.
i too couldnt believe i waited so long to get an impact.:thumbsup:
Had he tried any other brands to see if they held up any better than the Ryobi? In any case, it looks like he has a good deal going at Home Depot.I use the Dewalt but I came across a garage door installer last week who uses the Ryobi and he said that they last about 2-3 months for him and when they break he returns them to the Orange store for a new one no questions asked he said and then 1 a yer he will buy a new one so he has the current model. He said they are cheap enough to be disposable. Never thought of it that way I'm saving up to upgrade to Bosch this time!:thumbsup: