DEWALT 1/2 in. VSR Hammer Drill-DW511 at The Home Depot


Model # DW511

Internet # 100037000

Store SKU # 798551

1/2 in. VSR Hammer Drill

DEWALT 1/2 in. VSR Hammer Drill

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$99.00 / each


Model # DW511

Internet # 100037000

Store SKU # 798551

Store SO SKU # 1000544167

The DEWALT 1/2 in. VSR Hammer Drill features a high-performance 7.8 Amp motor that provides overload protection. This dual-mode hammer drill is ideal for wood, steel and masonry applications and offers a 360-degree side handle with depth rod to help deliver great control, versatility and depth accuracy. This hammer drill has a lightweight design to help limit user fatigue, a 2-finger rubber trigger for comfort and variable speeds to deliver precise hole placement on work surfaces.

  • High-performance 7.8-Amp motor provides overload protection
  • 1/2 in. keyed chuck for bit retention
  • Variable speeds deliver precise hole placement on work surfaces
  • 2,700 RPM maximum speed for powerful performance
  • Lightweight design to limit user fatigue
  • 2-finger rubber trigger offers comfort
  • Dual mode for use as a drill or hammer drill for wood, steel and masonry applications
  • 8 ft. cord provides maneuverability
  • 360-degree side handle with depth rod offers great control, versatility and depth accuracy
  • Reverse switch for your convenience

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Amperage (amps)  7.8  Assembled Depth (in.)  11.5 in 
Assembled Height (in.)  7.5 in  Assembled Width (in.)  2.5 in 
Blows per Minute  46000  Certifications and Listings  1-UL Listed 
Chuck Size  1/2 In.  Chuck Type  Keyed 
Clamshell/Jam pot  Jam pot  Color Family  Yellow 
Cord Length (ft.)  Corded Tool Type  Hammer Drill 
Cordless/Corded  Corded  Drill/ Driver Type  Hammer Drill/ Driver 
Forward/reverse switch  Reverse switch  Manufacturer Warranty  Limited 3 Year Warranty / 1 Year Free Service Contract / 90 Day Money Back Guarantee 
Maximum Speed (rpm)  2700  Maximum hole diameter (in.)  1.25 
Power Tool Product Type  Corded  Product Depth (in.)  8.5 in 
Product Height (in.)  12.5 in  Product Weight (lb.)  4.3 lb 
Product Width (in.)  3.5 in  Reconditioned  No 
Side Handle Included  Yes  Variable Speed  Yes 


Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 52 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great $100 drill for small jobs I have two Dewalt DW511 hammer drills.I got this one on sale for $80 at the HD in Melbourne,FL.I am a contractor and I use it mostly for drilling 5/32" and 3/16" holes through concrete slabs ,bricks and block walls (5-10 holes or so at a time) for installing tap cons to anchor wood studs.This drill is great for this task.Occasionally I have used it for drilling up to 1/2" holes through concrete and it did well,but I took my time.It is a small drill and has it's limitations.It's not my $500 Bosch combination hammer drill ,which can drill 1/2" and up holes in concrete slabs all day,quickly without breaking a sweat.All in all,the Dewalt DW511 is a great inexpensive hammer drill for small jobs.If you are looking to drill many 1/2" or larger holes into hard concrete slabs quickly,you will burn this hammer drill out quickly.It is not made for that.Use the right tool for the job. June 19, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Right tool for the right job I needed to drill some holes in a concrete slab, so did a little research. This particular Dewalt VSR hammer drill got excellent reviews, and I've rarely gone wrong by following them, so I bought one. The first hole took forever and the bit was completely trashed, so I took the bit back. Turns out it was the wrong kind for what I was doing (guess I should have asked for help...), and the HD employee helped me get the right one. I took that one home and finished all the holes in about 20 minutes! The drill itself performed perfectly, although it did get quite hot....hence the 4 stars instead of 5. May 20, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Had to take it in for repair after first use Purchased this hammer drill knowing that I would need it in the near future. 4 months later, started a bathroom renovation and used the drill for the first time. Used the hammer drill setting to drill some holes in concrete, but noticed it got hot really fast. After drilling 3 holes and allowing the drill to cool, I started on the fourth hole and grease started shooting out from the sides and chuck area. Bought this corded hammer drill thinking it was stronger and built to last, especially with the Dewalt name backing it up, but was severely disappointed. Fortunately, it's covered under warranty, but I sure didn't expect to have to use the warranty after it's initial use. March 7, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Low end of mediocre I'm an electrical technician and I use my tools on a daily basis. I used this drill on a couple rough ins and it did great! It drove 1" and 3/4" auger bits with out any problem! The problem started when I was using the hammer drill setting. I had to go through a 8" poured cinder block wall. I piloted the hole with an 3/8" bit and then went with the 3/4", because thats what I need to get my wire through. The next hole I did the same thing, except this time when i went through with the 3/4", all of the gears stripped out and was rendered completely useless. This is a great drill but, you can't expect to drill in to concrete with any thing larger than a 1/2" masonry bit. March 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by This thing ROCKS I had purchased another hammer drill from Home Depot (Ryobi) and went through two of them before realizing they were junk. Took me forever to drill 1 1/2" into a slab in my basement. Almost as if I was hitting rebar, but there was no way I was hitting rebar in every hole I was drilling. The chuck fell off the first one, so I got a replacement. The second one, after 2 hours of use, was so hot, the drill/hammer switch melted and fell off, and the actual switch in the drill melted and resolidified itself locked in hammer mode. I returned the second one and bought this Dewalt Hammer Drill. NIGHT AND DAY! I can drill 6 holes in the time it took me to drill one with the Ryobi - using the bit I took out of my Ryobi I had returned. Very lightweight, but very powerful. It's a shame to think of all the time I wasted not having this drill for the 300+ holes I had to do. March 17, 2012
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