Dewalt DW511 1/2 in. (13mm) VSR Single Speed Hammer Drill

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Dewalt DW511 1/2 in. (13mm) VSR Single Speed Hammer Drill Model: dewndw511

Product Features & specs :

Dewalt DW511 1/2 in. (13mm) VSR Single Speed Hammer Drill

The DW511 1/2 in. VSR Single Speed Hammer Drill has a powerful motor to drive high-speed drilling in dual modes at the user's desired speed. Constructed with a lightweight design for easy handling and operating.
  • 8.5 amp motor provides high performance and overload protection
  • Dual mode: hammerdrill/drill for wood, steel, or masonry applicationsLightweight design (4.3 lbs.) for extended use and less user fatigue
  • Two-finger trigger for increased comfort
  • 360-degree side handle with depth rod offers greater control, versatility, and increased depth accuracy
  • Variable speed allows for precise hole placement on work surface
What’s Included:
  • 1/2 in. (13mm) VSR Single Speed Hammer Drill - DW511
  • 360 degrees side handle
  • Depth rod
  • Chuck key with holder
Maximum Torque
650 ft-lbs
Power Source
UL Safety
Clutch Settings
Wifi compatibility
Chuck Size
1/2 in
Bluetooth Compatibility
Variable Speed Trigger
No-Load Speed (BPM)
Motor Type
Power Settings
No-Load Speed (RPM)
CSA Safety
Case Included
Case Type
Handle Type
Chuck Type
ETL Safety
11.5 in.
3.5 in.
12.5 in.
4.3 lbs.
Warranty Term
3 Year

Reviews :

4.5 / 5.0
51 Reviews
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Would you recommend this product?
Yes (34)
No (1)
Easy To Use (23)
Powerful (23)
Ergonomic Design (10)
Value (6)
Best Uses
Home Repair (11)
Frequent Use (6)
Heavy Duty Requirements (2)
Large Projects (2)
Great Tool
I used to have a cheaper brand hammer drill. It eventually broke. I have cordless drills and hammer drills, but every once in a while I need a corded drill for longer use/ more power. I knew that the DeWALT drill was one I could trust. I was right, this tool I have had for a few months now, and it has yet to disappoint.
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November 13, 2018
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Working well
I have been using this drill for several months. I own a stone house and my daughter lives in an apartment with cement walls. This drill has made it easy to hang pictures, secure hooks, etc to the walls.
October 30, 2018
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Stripped gear
About 2 1/2 years old. Light use. Was drilling through concrete blocks today when the end-of-the armature gear eroded to nothing. Got through two blocks. The gear is about $75, a new drill is from $60-$90. If "occasional use" is once a year, maybe. If you need it, get something else.
October 15, 2018
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I have purchased two of these models and both of them turned out to be GARBAGE. They each were used less than a half a dozen times. On the first one the spindle gear just snapped off. On the second one the spindle gear rounded off and would no longer touch the other gears. I will never buy another DeWalt tool, until they adopt a LIFETIME warranty.
September 24, 2018
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Gets the job!
I bought this drill yesterday when my old hammerdrill decided it didn't want to run in the forward position anymore. I was in a pinch with time so I didn't have time to look at reviews or try to get the best deal. This drill has the most bang for the buck and "it's made in the US"! I had to drill through the brick on my house to make a hole for new A/C lines. It ate right through! Nothing like my old drill that took forever. The warranty is excellent at 3 years. Not that I think I will need it.
August 25, 2018
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Long Term Performer
I have owned and used this drill for over ten years and have been consistently pleased with the performance.
June 19, 2018
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easy to use
Excellent product easy to use wish I could geta case for it
June 13, 2018
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Good Performance
I purchased this to drill anchor bolt holes for a new metal building (workshop. The drill worked well and I have used it ever since for anchoring metal and would to concrete. I'm not a commercial user.
May 20, 2018
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Not really Heavy Duty
I'm a DeWalt lifetime user. Almost all the tools I have are DeWalt so when I needed an electric drill I bought this one. Have had just over a year and use infrequently but want it to be there when I need it. Today while drilling a 3" hole in a 2x4 the internal shaft snapped. Motor still works but chuck doesn't spin. Not the quality I had expected. Going to have to start looking for another power tool company that can build quality into their products. So disappointed after all these years.
April 28, 2018
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Would you recommend this product?
Easy To Use
Ergonomic Design
Very Good Product
Used it right out of box to drill holes in a stump. Both the hammer drill and the regular drill setting worked fine and I put it thru the paces because the holes needed to be 12 inches deep. no problems at all.
July 8, 2016

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Anyone used this to take up 18x18 tile and residential thinset?
A shopper on Jan 14, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hello, I haven't used it on that kind of work, but,
This item is well made, back it by a reliable
company, (CPO outlet) happy to make bussines
with them.


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