Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 91
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RJB Works as described.
I work in light construction and use this to drill mostly concrete anchors, works great.
I do occasionally have to drill 9'+( I use a 12' 1/16 bit then a 12' 3/8 bit to save on wear and tear and battery ) for wires to cameras and other devices, works OK when drilling that much at one time.
I do recommend that you use the 4ah batteries just so you dont have to swap out batteries nearly as often.
Its not made to drill 9' of concrete but will do if you are not to hard on it. IF you use if for bigger holes, it will melt the batteries because its using so much power to ge ti t done. A larger SDS is better for coring but then a Hilti is 600 bucks plus!
April 7, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Magic Great product
Everything was very user friendly and have not had any issues with durability
May 17, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Propoxy great for the price
Great price for an SDS drill. I did buy the Makita 18 volt SDS drill. The Makita has chipping feature which the Ryobi does not have. However, the price difference is less than half and Ryobi batteries are much less expensive. So, for the price and good drilling action this was a winner.
May 7, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Griffinflooring Does what I expected from it
For a battery powered SDS, it performs well. From my 5/32 to 1/2" holes, it drills into the floor very well. Don't push hard, just hard enough to let the hammer action do its job. Use the 4mah batteries, though!
February 17, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JoeElectrician Joe electrician
Had mine almost 5 years in an industrial plant. Very handy when you only have 20 or 30 holes to drill. Especially in a lift where you don't have to worry about running over extension cords.I have drilled 1-1/2 diameter 8" deep core holes thru cinder block slugged solid with mortar, took a few minutes and used half a battery. Do recommend the 4ah battery it is a power hog. It does struggle with hardend concrete such as floor and precast 1/2" diameter is the largest I recommend for that, just doesn't hit as hard as a hilti. After two years it started acting up so I took it apart and cleaned it and adjusted the brushes in the motor. I do reccomend greasing it yearly. Has earned its place in my tool box. I still have a spot open for a one+ band saw if they ever get around to it.
December 20, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by DIYer Terrible hammerdrill
This drill didn't even last through 3 holes in block. It would not rotate at all on the 3rd hole I was drilling, it kept dying and at first I thought it was the batteries, but a freshly charged battery would not work either. I returned this item and got a corded Milwaukee sds plus rotary hammerdrill.
January 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rooster does the job
Does the job and allows for mobility wirthout the hastle of a chord. Was impressed with its ability even though was battery operated. Very glad I made the purchace
October 27, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GrouchyOldDude Rotary hammer drills concrete
Drilling concrete requires a rotary hammer drill. The Ryobi drills concrete with minimal pressure, just press against the concrete enough to make the hammer engage. Pressing hard does not do a lot more except increase wear and battery drain. I drilled 1/2" holes through the 9" of mortar joints on a retaining wall. It drilled though concrete like a normal drill goes through wood. Using the P102 lithium batteries I drilled one hole with each and then put them in the refrigerator to cool them off before recharging them. I could have drilled more than 1 hole per battery but decided running them all the way down was not the best thing for the battery. I have used drills and hammer drills before drilling into concrete, they shake and drill lousy holes. NOW I know that rotary hammer drills are the tool to use to drill into concrete.
Like others have written, this is made for occasional home use and is priced for that.
September 20, 2015