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Model R50111

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Store SKU #190876

8.5-Amp 1/2 in. Heavy Duty Hammer Drill

$119.00 /each

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The RIDGID 1/2 in. Hammer Drill features an 8.5-Amp motor for the strength and durability you need to finish different jobs. It has hardened steel gears built for maximum performance and strength. An all-metal gear case contributes even further to this drill's ability to withstand extended use and job site abuse.

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  • Includes a hammer drill, chuck key with strap, auxiliary handle, depth stop rod, contractor bag and operator’s manual
  • 57,000 BPM and 3000 RPM
  • XVR anti-vibration system for reduced vibration for greater comfort and decreased user fatigue
  • Hex Grip enhanced microtexture for a secure grip and maximum user comfort
  • 2-finger variable-speed trigger for greater control across a variety of applications
  • 2-speed gearbox for matching the speed to the application for either high torque or maximum speed
  • 360° auxiliary handle with depth stop that you can reposition for precise control of drilling depth
  • Heavy duty, all-metal keyed chuck design for secure bit retention and durability
  • 8 ft. cord that provides a long reach
  • 3-year limited manufacturer warranty
  • Lifetime service agreement with registration within 90 days of purchase (begins after the warranty period expires)
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will this hammer drill, Drill regular and hammer style? does it have a switch to change to each style of drilling?

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Bastrop Texas
August 20, 2012
drill model #r5011 ridged 1/2" hammer drill
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Norman Oklahoma
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July 18, 2015
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Yes it does. Very well ergonomically designed except I've burned up two of them just doing weekend jobs around house
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Yuma AZ
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July 14, 2015
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Yes, it drills both ways and it does have a switch. There is a feature that reduces the "hammering" in your hands a wrists. I could feel the hammer mode when using my Milwaukee hammer drill. This one does not transfer the hammering sensation.
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May 28, 2014
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Yes, it has both hammer drilling and drilling-only modes.
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May 23, 2013
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Yes, the manufacture has the option switch on the top of the drill, drill / hammer.
The drill reverse is close to the trigger and at times gets switched or nudged which stops the desired performance, just pay attention to this design flaw.
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Arizona
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May 13, 2013
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Yes indeed, it can be used with or without the "hammer" function.
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August 21, 2012
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Yes, the R5011 has a drill/hammer mode selector to change from the regular drill/driving mode to hammer mode.
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Is this drill capable of removing ceramic tile that is 30 years old with a chisel bit?

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July 8, 2014
Could you suggest the right tool for this job?
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Norman Oklahoma
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July 18, 2015
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I doubt it would do anything heavy duty as I've had 2 of them burn up
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Yuma AZ
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July 14, 2015
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It could not drill through my cement wall, house built in 1946, so very old, very hard concrete. It may be able to take tile off the wall, but I have not attempted that yet.
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July 11, 2014
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Thank you for your interest in RIDGID!
No, we do not recommend a rotational type tool like the RIDGID hammer drill with a chisel type bit for tile removal. The recommendation for that type of job would be to use a small hand held grinder to remove the grout from between the tiles, which can create a lot of dust, and then a hammer and chisel to then loosen and remove the tiles.
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New Hampshire
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July 9, 2014
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No, this is for drilling holes only. You would need a rotary hammer that has a hammer-only mode, or something designed specifically for chipping.
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Atlanta GA
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July 9, 2014
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Hey corbettid,
Yes, this Ridgid Hammer Drill will work for removing ceramic tiles.
Just make sure you use a properly sized and rated chisel bit that will effectively remove the old tiles.
Joseph
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Strong enough to mix mortar?

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Somerville, ma
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Just to help understand why a drill might or might not be good for mixing mortar even though Rigid doesn't recommend this drill for that purpose. This drill is 8.5 amps. It has 2 speeds and one is a low speed/high torque setting which says RPM's are 0-1000. Rigid and other companies sell drills recommended for mixing mortar which have 9 amp motors and a max RPM of 450-600. I bought this drill for mixing Read More
Just to help understand why a drill might or might not be good for mixing mortar even though Rigid doesn't recommend this drill for that purpose. This drill is 8.5 amps. It has 2 speeds and one is a low speed/high torque setting which says RPM's are 0-1000. Rigid and other companies sell drills recommended for mixing mortar which have 9 amp motors and a max RPM of 450-600. I bought this drill for mixing mortar as well as drilling into concrete and haven't had any issues as long as I mixed the mortar at the low speed or higher torque setting. I did burn up a Dewalt Hammer drill a while back that was just one speed with a 3,000 max RPM and it didn't have a high torque setting. At low speed the mortar is just too thick and the motor will burn up. After saying all that, If I was going to be mixing a lot of mortar every day I would probably invest in a drill or mixer specifically for that purpose. Read Less
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I doubt it would mix mortar as I had two burn up totally
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It should be. I always used my Milwaukee hammer drill to mix my morter. This is about the same.
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July 2, 2015
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Thank you for your interest in RIDGID!
The R50111 ½” Hammer drill is not designed or intended for use in mixing mortar, so we do not recommend it for that specific application. It is a hammer drill that is designed for the following applications:
-Hammer drilling in concrete, brick, or other masonry
-Drilling in wood
-Drilling in ceramics, plastics, fiberglass, and laminates
-Drilling in
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Thank you for your interest in RIDGID!
The R50111 ½” Hammer drill is not designed or intended for use in mixing mortar, so we do not recommend it for that specific application. It is a hammer drill that is designed for the following applications:
-Hammer drilling in concrete, brick, or other masonry
-Drilling in wood
-Drilling in ceramics, plastics, fiberglass, and laminates
-Drilling in metals
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Will this hammer drill take SDS or SDS-plus bits?

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June 17, 2016
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This will take both.
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None of these, only regular drill bits.
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This is just a drill with hammer action, you need a rotary hammer for those bits.
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Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 56 reviewers.
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Good drill for small projects After purchase of this drill I noticed that the depth gauge is not supported as rigidly (no pun intended) as I would anticipate from Rigid. The drill has good power but it may be a little fast in the RPM's for big drilling in concrete. Good balance to the drill and good counter weight for hammer function. I think its a perfect addition to my power tool collection for small project concrete drilling. Even though you get the lifetime warranty, I wouldn't be using this over extended periods for large dia. and deep concrete anchors. This is a great mid level hammer drill and it has limitations. July 26, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by I returned the drill It is a great tool but I ordered it in error so had to return it. If I ever need a hammer drill, I will purchase a Ridgid brand. July 20, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Hammer Drill With the correct bits I was able to drill into concrete floor 3.5" deep like butter. June 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 1/2 Hammer Erikl Excellent drill, lots of power and torque, Can't go wrong with Ridgid!! June 7, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Awesome Drill! I love this drill! Very powerful, easy to handle, & not to heavy! Chuck key fits perfectly, & the chuck stays tight with no drill bit slippage. Recommend this drill to any trades. December 30, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Quite an upgrade I bough this drill after my old faithful Black and Decker died on me. I couldn't be happier. Plenty of power for around the house hole drilling in poured concrete or cinder block. Worth a look if you need something with power, but not in the market for an industrial hammer drill. January 5, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Didn't last long. Register your warranty! Used this drill very little(less than 4 hours) before it stopped working and needed an expensive electrical component replaced; over half the original price of the drill.. Unfortunately I didn't register for the lifetime service agreement so buying a different drill with new warranty seems more cost effective than repairing this one. December 26, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Bad switch Drill worked well for a while than all of the sudden it just stopped working. Bad switch. September 22, 2015
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