RIDGID R851150 Operator`s manual

OPERATOR’S MANUAL
1/2 in., 24 VOLT LITHIUM-ION
HAMMER DRILL
TWO-SPEED/REVERSIBLE
R851150
NEW BATTERY PACKS MUST BE
CHARGED BEFORE FIRST USE
Your hammer drill has been engineered and manufactured to our high standards for dependability, ease of operation, and
operator safety. When properly cared for, it will give you years of rugged, trouble-free performance.
WARNING:
To reduce the risk of injury, the user must read and understand the operator’s manual before using this product.
Thank you for buying a RIDGID product.
SAVE THIS MANUAL FOR FUTURE REFERENCE
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
 Introduction .....................................................................................................................................................................2
 General Safety Rules ................................................................................................................................................... 3-4
 Specific Safety Rules .......................................................................................................................................................4
 Safety Rules for Charger .................................................................................................................................................5
 Symbols ....................................................................................................................................................................... 6-7
 Features ....................................................................................................................................................................... 8-9
 Assembly .......................................................................................................................................................................10
 Operation ................................................................................................................................................................. 11-20
 Maintenance ............................................................................................................................................................ 21-22
 Warranty ........................................................................................................................................................................23
 Customer Service Information ......................................................................................................................... Back Page
INTRODUCTION
This tool has many features for making its use more pleasant and enjoyable. Safety, performance, and dependability have
been given top priority in the design of this product making it easy to maintain and operate.
WARNING:
Some dust created by power sanding, sawing, grinding, drilling, and other construction activities contains chemicals
known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. Some examples of these chemicals are:
• lead from lead-based paints,
• crystalline silica from bricks and cement and other masonry products, and
• arsenic and chromium from chemically-treated lumber.
Your risk from these exposures varies, depending on how often you do this type of work. To reduce your exposure
to these chemicals: work in a well ventilated area, and work with approved safety equipment, such as those dust
masks that are specially designed to filter out microscopic particles.
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GENERAL SAFETY RULES
 Use safety equipment. Always wear eye protection.
Safety equipment such as dust mask, non-skid safety
shoes, hard hat, or hearing protection used for appropriate
conditions will reduce personal injuries.
 Avoid accidental starting. Ensure the switch is in the
off-position before plugging in. Carrying power tools
with your finger on the switch or plugging in power tools
that have the switch on invites accidents.
 Remove any adjusting key or wrench before turning
the power tool on. A wrench or a key left attached to
a rotating part of the power tool may result in personal
injury.
 Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and balance
at all times. This enables better control of the power tool
in unexpected situations.
 Dress properly. Do not wear loose clothing or jewelry.
Keep your hair, clothing and gloves away from moving
parts. Loose clothes, jewelry or long hair can be caught
in moving parts.
 If devices are provided for the connection of dust
extraction and collection facilities, ensure these are
connected and properly used. Use of these devices can
reduce dust-related hazards.
 Do not wear loose clothing or jewelry. Contain long
hair. Loose clothes, jewelry, or long hair can be drawn
into air vents.
 Do not use on a ladder or unstable support. Stable
footing on a solid surface enables better control of the
power tool in unexpected situations.
WARNING!
Read all instructions. Failure to follow all
instructions listed below may result in electric
shock, fire and/or serious injury. The term “power
tool” in all of the warnings listed below refers
to your mains-operated (corded) power tool or
battery-operated (cordless) power tool.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
WORK AREA SAFETY
 Keep work area clean and well lit. Cluttered or dark
areas invite accidents.
 Do not operate power tools in explosive atmospheres,
such as in the presence of flammable liquids, gases
or dust. Power tools create sparks which may ignite the
dust or fumes.
 Keep children and bystanders away while operating a
power tool. Distractions can cause you to lose control.
ELECTRICAL SAFETY
 Power tool plugs must match the outlet. Never modify
the plug in any way. Do not use any adapter plugs with
earthed (grounded) power tools. Unmodified plugs and
matching outlets will reduce risk of electric shock.
 Avoid body contact with earthed or grounded surfaces
such as pipes, radiators, ranges and refrigerators.
There is an increased risk of electric shock if your
body is earthed or grounded.
 Do not expose power tools to rain or wet conditions.
Water entering a power tool will increase the risk of
electric shock.
 Do not abuse the cord. Never use the cord for
carrying, pulling or unplugging the power tool. Keep
cord away from heat, oil, sharp edges or moving
parts. Damaged or entangled cords increase the risk
of electric shock.
 When operating a power tool outdoors, use an
extension cord suitable for outdoor use. Use of a cord
suitable for outdoor use reduces the risk of electric
shock.
 Use battery only with charger listed.
MODEL
R851150
BATTERY PACK
130377001
(R85008)
POWER TOOL USE AND CARE
 Do not force the power tool. Use the correct power tool
for your application. The correct power tool will do the job
better and safer at the rate for which it was designed.
 Do not use the power tool if the switch does not turn
it on and off. Any power tool that cannot be controlled
with the switch is dangerous and must be repaired.
 Disconnect the plug from the power source and/or
the battery pack from the power tool before making
any adjustments, changing accessories, or storing
power tools. Such preventive safety measures reduce
the risk of starting the power tool accidentally.
 Store idle power tools out of the reach of children and
do not allow persons unfamiliar with the power tool
or these instructions to operate the power tool. Power
tools are dangerous in the hands of untrained users.
 Maintain power tools. Check for misalignment or
binding of moving parts, breakage of parts and any
other condition that may affect the power tool’s
operation. If damaged, have the power tool repaired
before use. Many accidents are caused by poorly
maintained power tools.
 Keep cutting tools sharp and clean. Properly maintained
cutting tools with sharp cutting edges are less likely to
bind and are easier to control.
CHARGER
140315001
(R85009)
PERSONAL SAFETY
 Stay alert, watch what you are doing and use common
sense when operating a power tool. Do not use a
power tool while you are tired or under the influence of
drugs, alcohol or medication. A moment of inattention
while operating power tools may result in serious personal
injury.
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GENERAL SAFETY RULES
 Use the power tool, accessories and tool bits etc., in
accordance with these instructions and in the manner
intended for the particular type of power tool, taking
into account the working conditions and the work
to be performed. Use of the power tool for operations
different from those intended could result in a hazardous
situation.
connection from one terminal to another. Shorting the
battery terminals together may cause burns or a fire.
 Under abusive conditions, liquid may be ejected from
the battery, avoid contact. If contact accidentally
occurs, flush with water. If liquid contacts eyes,
additionally seek medical help. Liquid ejected from the
battery may cause irritation or burns.
BATTERY TOOL USE AND CARE
SERVICE
 Ensure the switch is in the off position before inserting
battery pack. Inserting the battery pack into power tools
that have the switch on invites accidents.
 Recharge only with the charger specified by the
manufacturer. A charger that is suitable for one type
of battery pack may create a risk of fire when used with
another battery pack.
 Use power tools only with specifically designated
battery packs. Use of any other battery packs may create
a risk of injury and fire.
 When battery pack is not in use, keep it away from
other metal objects like paper clips, coins, keys, nails,
screws, or other small metal objects that can make a
 Have your power tool serviced by a qualified repair
person using only identical replacement parts. This will
ensure that the safety of the power tool is maintained.
WARNING!
To reduce the risk of injury, user must read
instruction manual.
 When servicing a power tool, use only identical
replacement parts. Follow instructions in the
Maintenance section of this manual. Use of unauthorized
parts or failure to follow Maintenance instructions may
create a risk of shock or injury.
SPECIFIC SAFETY RULES
 Do not place battery tools or their batteries near fire
or heat. This will reduce the risk of explosion and possibly
injury.
 Do not crush, drop or damage battery pack. Do not
use a battery pack or charger that has been dropped
or received a sharp blow. A damaged battery is subject
to explosion. Properly dispose of a dropped or damaged
battery immediately.
 Batteries vent hydrogen gas and can explode in the
presence of a source of ignition, such as a pilot light.
To reduce the risk of serious personal injury, never use
any cordless product in the presence of open flame. An
exploded battery can propel debris and chemicals. If
exposed, flush with water immediately.
 Do not charge battery tool in a damp or wet location.
Following this rule will reduce the risk of electric shock.
 For best results, your battery tool should be charged
in a location where the temperature is more than
50°F but less than 100°F. Do not store outside or in
vehicles.
 Under extreme usage or temperature conditions,
battery leakage may occur. If liquid comes in contact
with your skin, wash immediately with soap and water,
then neutralize with lemon juice or vinegar. If liquid
gets into your eyes, flush them with clean water for
at least 10 minutes, then seek immediate medical
attention. Following this rule will reduce the risk of serious
personal injury.
 If the power supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced
only by the manufacturer or by an authorized service
center to avoid risk.
 Wear ear protectors with impact drills. Exposure to
noise can cause hearing loss.
 Use auxiliary handles supplied with the tool. Loss of
control can cause personal injury.
 Hold power tools by insulated gripping surfaces when
performing an operation where the cutting tool may
contact hidden wiring or its own cord. Contact with a
“live” wire will also make exposed metal parts of the tool
“live” and shock the operator.
 Know your power tool. Read operator’s manual
carefully. Learn its applications and limitations, as well
as the specific potential hazards related to this tool.
Following this rule will reduce the risk of electric shock,
fire, or serious injury.
 Always wear safety glasses with side shields. Everyday
glasses have only impact resistant lenses. They are NOT
safety glasses. Following this rule will reduce the risk of
eye injury.
 Protect your lungs. Wear a face or dust mask if the
operation is dusty. Following this rule will reduce the risk
of serious personal injury.
 Protect your hearing. Wear hearing protection during
extended periods of operation. Following this rule will
reduce the risk of serious personal injury.
 Battery tools do not have to be plugged into an
electrical outlet; therefore, they are always in
operating condition. Be aware of possible hazards
when not using your battery tool or when changing
accessories. Following this rule will reduce the risk of
electric shock, fire, or serious personal injury.
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SAFETY RULES FOR CHARGER
 An extension cord should not be used unless
absolutely necessary. Use of improper extension cord
could result in a risk of fire and electric shock. If extension
cord must be used, make sure:
a. That pins on plug of extension cord are the
same number, size and shape as those of
plug on charger.
b. That extension cord is properly wired and in
good electrical condition; and
c. That wire size is large enough for AC ampere
rating of charger as specified below:
Cord Length (Feet)
25'
50'
100'
Cord Size (AWG)
16
16
16
NOTE: AWG = American Wire Gauge
 Do not operate charger with a damaged cord or
plug, which could cause shorting and electric shock. If
damaged, have the charger replaced by an authorized
serviceman.
 Do not operate charger if it has received a sharp blow,
been dropped, or otherwise damaged in any way.
Take it to an authorized serviceman for electrical check
to determine if the charger is in good working order.
 Do not disassemble charger. Take it to an authorized
serviceman when service or repair is required. Incorrect
reassembly may result in a risk of electric shock or fire.
 Unplug charger from outlet before attempting any
maintenance or cleaning to reduce the risk of electric
shock.
 Disconnect charger from the power supply when
not in use. This will reduce the risk of electric shock or
damage to the charger if metal items should fall into the
opening. It also will help prevent damage to the charger
during a power surge.
 Risk of electric shock. Do not touch uninsulated portion
of output connector or uninsulated battery terminal.
 Save these instructions. Refer to them frequently and
use them to instruct others who may use this tool. If you
loan someone this tool, loan them these instructions also
to prevent misuse of the product and possible injury.
WARNING!
READ AND UNDERSTAND ALL INSTRUCTIONS.
Failure to follow all instructions listed below, may
result in electric shock, fire and/or serious personal
injury.
 Before using battery charger, read all instructions and
cautionary markings in this manual, on battery charger,
battery, and product using battery to prevent misuse of
the products and possible injury or damage.
CAUTION:
To reduce the risk of electric shock or damage to
the charger and battery, charge only lithium-ion
rechargeable batteries as specifically designated
on your charger. Other types of batteries may
burst, causing personal injury or damage.
 Do not use charger outdoors or expose to wet or damp
conditions. Water entering charger will increase the risk
of electric shock.
 Use of an attachment not recommended or sold by the
battery charger manufacturer may result in a risk of
fire, electric shock, or injury to persons. Following this
rule will reduce the risk of electric shock, fire, or serious
personal injury.
 Do not abuse cord or charger. Never use the cord to
carry the charger. Do not pull the charger cord rather than
the plug when disconnecting from receptacle. Damage
to the cord or charger could occur and create an electric
shock hazard. Replace damaged cords immediately.
 Make sure cord is located so that it will not be stepped
on, tripped over, come in contact with sharp edges
or moving parts or otherwise subjected to damage or
stress. This will reduce the risk of accidental falls, which
could cause injury, and damage to the cord, which could
result in electric shock.
 Keep cord and charger from heat to prevent damage
to housing or internal parts.
 Do not let gasoline, oils, petroleum-based products,
etc. come in contact with plastic parts. They contain
chemicals that can damage, weaken, or destroy
plastic.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
1.
2.
3.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
This manual contains important safety and operating instructions for battery charger 140315001.
Before using battery charger, read all instructions and cautionary markings on battery charger, battery, and product
using battery.
CAUTION: To reduce the risk of injury, charge only lithium-ion rechargeable batteries. Other types of batteries may
burst, causing personal injury or damage.
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SYMBOLS
Some of the following symbols may be used on this tool. Please study them and learn their meaning. Proper interpretation
of these symbols will allow you to operate the tool better and safer.
SYMBOL
NAME
DESIGNATION/EXPLANATION
V
Volts
Voltage
A
Amperes
Current
Hz
Hertz
Frequency (cycles per second)
W
Watt
Power
Minutes
Time
Alternating Current
Type of current
Direct Current
Type or a characteristic of current
No Load Speed
Rotational speed, at no load
Class II Tool
Double-insulated construction
Per Minute
Revolutions, strokes, surface speed, orbits etc., per minute
Wet Conditions Alert
Do not expose to rain or use in damp locations.
Read The Operator’s Manual
To reduce the risk of injury, user must read and understand
operator’s manual before using this product.
Eye Protection
Always wear safety goggles or safety glasses with side shields and,
as necessary, a full face shield when operating this product.
Safety Alert
Precautions that involve your safety.
No Hands Symbol
Failure to keep your hands away from the blade will result in serious
personal injury.
No Hands Symbol
Failure to keep your hands away from the blade will result in serious
personal injury.
No Hands Symbol
Failure to keep your hands away from the blade will result in serious
personal injury.
No Hands Symbol
Failure to keep your hands away from the blade will result in serious
personal injury.
Hot Surface
To reduce the risk of injury or damage, avoid contact with any hot
surface.
min
no
.../min
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SYMBOLS
The following signal words and meanings are intended to explain the levels of risk associated with this product.
SYMBOL
SIGNAL
MEANING
DANGER:
Indicates an imminently hazardous situation, which, if not avoided, will result
in death or serious injury.
WARNING:
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation, which, if not avoided, could result
in death or serious injury.
CAUTION
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation, which, if not avoided, may result in
minor or moderate injury.
CAUTION
(Without Safety Alert Symbol) Indicates a situation that may result in property
damage.
SERVICE
WARNING:
Servicing requires extreme care and knowledge and should
be performed only by a qualified service technician. For
service we suggest you return the product to your nearest
AUTHORIZED SERVICE CENTER for repair. When servicing, use only identical replacement parts.
To avoid serious personal injury, do not attempt
to use this product until you read thoroughly and
understand completely the operator’s manual.
If you do not understand the warnings and
instructions in the operator’s manual, do not use
this product. Call RIDGID customer service for
assistance.
WARNING:
The operation of any power tool can result in foreign objects being thrown into your eyes, which can result
in severe eye damage. Before beginning power tool operation, always wear safety goggles or safety glasses
with side shields and, when needed, a full face shield. We recommend Wide Vision Safety Mask for use
over eyeglasses or standard safety glasses with side shields. Always use eye protection which is marked
to comply with ANSI Z87.1.
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FEATURES
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
Blows per minute ........................... 0-6,400/0-24,000 BPM
Chuck ...........................................................1/2 in. Keyless
Motor .................................................................. 24 Volt DC
Switch.............................. VSR (Variable Speed Reversible)
No Load Speed ....................... 0-400/0-1,500 r/min. (RPM)
MODE CHANGE
RING
Clutch ................................................................ 24 Position
Torque................................................................... 615 in.lb.
Charger Input ................................... 120 V, 60 Hz, AC only
TWO-SPEED
GEAR TRAIN
TORQUE
ADJUSTMENT
RING
KEYLESS
CHUCK
AUXILIARY HANDLE
ASSEMBLY
SWITCH
TRIGGER
DIRECTION OF ROTATION
SELECTOR (FORWARD/REVERSE/
CENTER LOCK)
REVERSE
BATTERY
PACK
FORWARD
4-1/8 in.
“KEY HOLE”
HANGER
CHARGER
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Fig. 1
FEATURES
KNOW YOUR HAMMER DRILL
MODE CHANGE RING
See Figure 1.
The safe use of this product requires an understanding of
the information on the tool and in this operator’s manual as
well as a knowledge of the project you are attempting. Before
use of this product, familiarize yourself with all operating
features and safety rules.
Using the mode change ring, the operator can select either
hammer mode, drive mode, or drilling mode.
KEYLESS CHUCK
AUXILIARY HANDLE ASSEMBLY
Your drill is equipped with an auxiliary handle assembly for
ease of operation and to prevent loss of control.
Your drill has a 24-position clutch. The torque adjustment
ring can be turned to select the right amount of torque for
your application.
BLOWS PER MINUTE
TWO-SPEED GEAR TRAIN
The keyless chuck allows you to hand-tighten or release the
drill bit in the chuck jaws.
TORQUE ADJUSTMENT RING
This tool features an impact speed of 0-6,400 BPM in LO
(1) speed and 0-24,000 BPM in HI (2) speed. BPM (Blows
Per Minute) is the number of impacts per minute.
The two-speed gear train is designed for drilling or driving
at LO (1) or HI (2) speeds. A slide switch is located on top
of your drill for selecting either LO (1) or HI (2) speed.
CHARGER
VARIABLE SPEED
The charger has a key-hole hanging feature for convenient,
space-saving storage. Screws should be installed so that
the center distance is 4-1/8 in.
The variable speed switch trigger delivers higher speed with
increased trigger pressure and lower speed with decreased
trigger pressure.
DIRECTION OF ROTATION SELECTOR
(FORWARD/REVERSE/CENTER LOCK)
Your drill has a direction of rotation (forward/reverse/center
lock) selector located above the switch trigger for changing
the direction of bit rotation. Setting the switch trigger in the
OFF (center lock) position helps reduce the possibility of
accidental starting when not in use.
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ASSEMBLY
UNPACKING
This product has been shipped completely assembled.
 Carefully remove the tool and any accessories from the
box. Make sure that all items listed in the packing list are
included.
 Inspect the tool carefully to make sure no breakage or
damage occurred during shipping.
 Do not discard the packing material until you have carefully inspected and satisfactorily operated the tool.
 If any parts are damaged or missing, please call
1-866-539-1710 for assistance.
360°
ROTATION
AUXILIARY
HANDLE
PACKING LIST
Hammer Drill
Auxiliary Handle
TO
TIGHTEN
TO
LOOSEN
Double-ended Bit
Fig. 2
Tool Bag
Charger
Battery Pack
INSTALLING THE AUXILIARY HANDLE
ASSEMBLY
Operator's Manual
See Figure 2.
An auxiliary handle assembly is packed with the drill for
ease of operation and to help prevent loss of control. The
handle can be rotated 360°, and it can also be mounted on
the opposite side for left hand use.
WARNING:
If any parts are damaged or missing do not operate
this tool until the parts are replaced. Failure to
heed this warning could result in serious personal
injury.
To install the auxiliary handle assembly:
 Loosen the handle assembly by turning the handle
counterclockwise.
 Rotate the handle assembly to the desired operating
position.
 Securely tighten by turning the handle assembly
clockwise.
Be sure the handle assembly is securely tightened against
the clamp. This secures the handle assembly.
WARNING:
Do not attempt to modify this tool or create
accessories not recommended for use with this
tool. Any such alteration or modification is misuse
and could result in a hazardous condition leading
to possible serious personal injury.
NOTE: For convenience and ease of starting threads, the
hex nut has been trapped inside the molded slot in the
handle assembly.
WARNING:
To prevent accidental starting that could cause
serious personal injury, always remove the battery
pack from the tool when assembling parts.
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OPERATION
CHARGING THE BATTERY PACK
WARNING:
NOTE: New 24 Volt lithium-ion battery packs will not
work without first being charged. Before first time use,
charge the battery pack to activate it.
Do not allow familiarity with tools to make you
careless. Remember that a careless fraction of a
second is sufficient to inflict severe injury.
It is not necessary to drain the battery pack completely
before recharging. Lithium-ion battery packs have no
“memory” and can be recharged at any time. It is therefore
possible to charge the battery pack before extended usage
even if the battery pack is not completely drained of charge.
Use the charge level indicator to determine the amount of
charge in the battery pack.
WARNING:
Always wear safety goggles or safety glasses with
side shields when operating tools. Failure to do so
could result in objects being thrown into your eyes
resulting in possible serious injury.
Lithium-ion batteries deliver fade free power for their entire
run time. 24 Volt lithium-ion tools will not gradually lose
power due to decreasing battery charge. Instead, power from
the battery pack will drop from full to zero once the full charge
has been drained from the battery. Once this happens, the
tool’s power drops from full to zero, and recharging of the
battery is required
WARNING:
Do not use any attachments or accessories
not recommended by the manufacturer of this
tool. The use of attachments or accessories not
recommended can result in serious personal
injury.
CHARGE
LEVEL INDICATOR
24vXLi
APPLICATIONS
You may use this tool for the purposes listed below:






Hammer drilling in concrete, brick, or other masonry
Drilling in wood
Drilling in ceramics, plastics, fiberglass, and laminates
Drilling in metals
Driving screws
Mixing paint
?
CAUTION:
If at any point during the charging process none
of the LEDs are lit, remove the battery pack from
the charger to avoid damaging the product. DO
NOT insert another battery. Return the charger and
battery to your nearest service center for service
or replacement.
CAUTION:
Charge in a well ventilated area. Do not block
charger vents. Keep them clear to allow proper
ventilation.
Fig. 3
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OPERATION
FULL
CAPACITY
TO CHARGE
A fully discharged battery pack with a temperature between
32° F (0° C) and 150° F (65° C) will charge in about an
hour.
 Charge the 24 Volt lithium-ion battery pack only with the
charger provided.
� Connect the charger to a power supply.
NOTE:iIf needed, the charger can operate with most
generators and inverters rated at 300 Watts or higher.
 Attach the battery pack to the charger by aligning the
raised ribs on the battery pack with the grooves in the
charger, then slide the battery pack onto the charger. See
Figure 3.
 Do not place the charger in an area of extreme heat or
cold. It will work best at normal room temperature.
 After charging is complete, the continuous green light
will come on and the charge level indicator lights on the
battery will go off.
 The charger will keep the battery pack fully charged if left
on the charger.
3/4
CAPACITY
1/2
CAPACITY
24vXLi
?
1/4
CAPACITY
RED LED
CHARGE
LEVEL
INDICATOR
BUTTON
CHARGE
LEVEL INDICATOR
GREEN LED
Fig. 4
CHARGING
INDICATOR
CHARGE LEVEL INDICATOR
See Figure 4.
FULL
INDICATOR
The charge level indicator shows that the battery is charged
at 1/4, 1/2, 3/4, or full capacity. To display the amount of
charge left in the battery, press and hold the charge level
indicator button.
EVALUATE
INDICATOR
NOTE: When the battery pack contains less than 10%
charge, the 1/4 charge level indicator will flash.
CHARGING A HOT BATTERY PACK
DEFECTIVE
INDICATOR
If the battery pack is above normal temperature range, the
red LED will begin flashing and the green LED will be off.
When the battery pack cools down to approximately 150° F
(65°C), the charger will automatically begin fast charge mode.
NOTE: Refer to CHARGING THE BATTERY PACK for
normal recharging of batteries. If the charger does not charge
the battery pack under normal circumstances, return both
the battery pack and charger to your nearest repair center
for electrical check. For the location of your nearest repair
center, please call 1-866-539-1710.
Fig. 5
CHARGING A COOL BATTERY PACK
If the battery pack is below normal temperature range, the
red LED will begin flashing and the green LED will be off.
When the battery warms to a temperature of more than 14° F
(-10 °C), the charger will automatically begin charge mode.
COLD WEATHER OPERATION
The lithium-ion battery pack can be used in temperatures
down to -4° F. When the battery pack is very cold, it may
“buzz” for the first minute of use to warm itself up. Put
the battery pack on a tool and use the tool in a light duty
application. After about a minute, the pack will have warmed
itself up and begin operating normally.
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OPERATION
LED FUNCTION OF CHARGER
See Figure 5.
LED
INDICATOR
BATTERY
PACK
RED
LED
GREEN
LED
ACTION
Charging
Fast charging
ON
OFF
Charges in 1 hour
Charging
Deeply
Discharged
ON
OFF
Charger pre-charges battery until normal voltage
is reached, then begins fast charge mode. May
take longer than 1 hour to fully charge.
Full
Maintenance
charging
OFF
ON
Fast charging is complete
Charger maintains charge mode
Evaluate
Hot battery
pack
Flashing
OFF
When battery pack reaches cooled temperature,
charger begins fast charge mode
Evaluate
Cold battery
pack
Flashing
OFF
When battery pack reaches warmed temperature,
charger begins fast charge mode
Defective
Defective
Flashing
Flashing
Battery pack or charger is defective
• If defective, try to repeat the conditions a second time by removing and reinstalling the battery
pack. If the LED status repeats a second time, try charging a different battery.
• If a different battery charges normally, dispose of the defective pack (see Maintenance section).
• If a different battery also indicates “Defective,” the charger may be defective.
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OPERATION
TO INSTALL BATTERY PACK
See Figure 6.
 Lock the switch trigger on the drill by placing the direction of rotation (forward/reverse/center lock) selector in
center position.
 Place the battery pack in the drill. Align the raised rib on
the battery pack with the groove inside the drill.
 Make sure the latches on each side of the battery pack
snap in place and battery pack is secured in the drill
before beginning operation.
CAUTION:
When placing battery pack in the tool, be sure
raised rib on battery pack aligns with the bottom of
the drill and latches into place properly. Improper
installation of the battery pack can cause damage
to internal components.
DEPRESS LATCHES TO
RELEASE BATTERY PACK
REMOVING BATTERY PACK
See Figure 6.
 Lock the switch trigger on the drill by placing the direction
of rotation selector in center position.
 Locate the latches on the side of the battery pack and
depress to release the battery pack from the drill.
 The battery pack will automatically disconnect in the
direction to be removed when buttons are depressed.
 Remove the battery pack from the drill.
Fig. 6
DIRECTION OF ROTATION SELECTOR
(FORWARD/REVERSE/CENTER LOCK)
REVERSE
WARNING:
Battery tools are always in operating condition.
Therefore, switch should always be locked when
not in use or carrying at your side.
SWITCH TRIGGER
FORWARD
See Figure 7.
To turn the drill ON, depress the switch trigger. To turn it
OFF, release the switch trigger.
VARIABLE SPEED
SWITCH TRIGGER
VARIABLE SPEED
See Figure 7.
The variable speed switch trigger delivers higher speed with
increased trigger pressure and lower speed with decreased
trigger pressure.
NOTE: You might hear a whistling or ringing noise from the
switch during use. Do not be concerned; this is a normal
part of the switch function.
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Fig. 7
OPERATION
DIRECTION OF ROTATION SELECTOR
DRILL BIT
(FORWARD/REVERSE/CENTER LOCK)
See Figure 7.
The direction of bit rotation is reversible and is controlled
by a selector located above the switch trigger. With the drill
held in normal operating position, the direction of rotation
selector should be positioned to the left of the switch trigger
for drilling. The drilling direction is reversed when the selector
is to the right of the switch trigger.
Setting the switch trigger in the OFF (center lock) position
helps reduce the possibility of accidental starting when not
in use.
CHUCK
JAWS
CAUTION:
To prevent gear damage, always allow the chuck
to come to a complete stop before changing the
direction of rotation.
OPEN
(RELEASE)
KEYLESS
CHUCK
CLOSE
(TIGHTEN)
CHUCK
BODY
Fig. 8
To stop the drill, release the switch trigger and allow the
chuck to come to a complete stop.
NOTE: The drill will not run unless the direction of rotation
selector is pushed fully to the left or right.
Avoid running the drill at low speeds for extended periods
of time. Running at low speeds under constant usage may
cause the drill to become overheated. If this occurs, cool the
drill by running it without a load and at full speed.
KEYLESS CHUCK
See Figure 8.
The drill has a keyless chuck to tighten or release drill bits
in the chuck jaws. The arrows on the chuck indicate which
direction to rotate the chuck body in order to CLOSE (tighten)
or OPEN (release) the chuck jaws on the drill bit.
WARNING:
Do not hold the chuck body with one hand and use
the power of the drill to tighten the chuck jaws on
the drill bit. The chuck body could slip in your hand,
or your hand could slip and come in contact with
the rotating drill bit. This could cause an accident
resulting in serious personal injury.
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OPERATION
TWO-SPEED GEAR
TRAIN (HI-LO)
TWO-SPEED GEAR TRAIN
See Figure 9.
The drill has a two-speed gear train designed for drilling or
driving at LO (1) or HI (2) speeds. A slide switch is located on
top of the drill to select either LO (1) or HI (2) speed. When
using drill in the LO (1) speed range, speed will decrease
and unit will have more power and torque. When using drill in
the HI (2) speed range, speed will increase and unit will have
less power and torque. Use LO (1) speed for high power
and torque applications and HI (2) speed for fast drilling or
driving applications.
HI
SPEED
2
1
LOW
SPEED
NOTE: If you have difficulty changing from one gear range to
the other, turn the chuck by hand until the gears engage.
Fig. 9
CAUTION:
Never change gears while the tool is running.
Failure to obey this caution could result in serious
damage to the drill.
HAMMER
MODE
MODE CHANGE RING
See Figure 10.
The mode change ring allows you to quickly switch from drill
mode to drive mode.
In general, drill mode should be used for drilling and other
heavy duty applications. Drive mode should be used for
driving screws. Hammer mode should be used for hammer
drilling.
DRIVE
MODE
MODE
CHANGE RING
DRILL MODE
(TORQUE ADJUSTMENT
NOT ACTIVE)
Fig. 10
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OPERATION
SELECTING DRIVE, DRILL, OR HAMMER
SETTING
3
2
See Figure 11.
Select the option that best matches the type of bit, fastener,
and material you will be using.
 Choose your application
 Choose the correct speed: LO (1) or HI (2)
 Choose the correct mode: Drill, Drive or Hammer.
TORQUE ADJUSTMENT
See Figure 12.
When using the drill-driver for various driving applications,
it becomes necessary to increase or decrease the torque
in order to help prevent the possibility of damaging screw
heads, threads, workpiece, etc. In general, torque intensity
should correspond to the screw diameter. If the torque is
too high or the screws too small, the screws may be damaged or broken.
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TO DECREASE
TORQUE
The torque is adjusted by rotating the torque adjustment
ring.
MODE CHANGE
RING
Fig. 11
TORQUE
ADJUSTMENT
RING
The torque is greater when the torque adjustment ring is
set on a higher setting. The torque is less when the torque
adjustment ring is set on a lower setting.
The proper setting depends on the type of material and the
size of screw you are using.
NOTE: The torque adjustment ring only functions in drive
mode.
TO INCREASE
TORQUE
Fig. 12
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OPERATION
INSTALLING BITS
DRILL BIT
See Figure 13.
 Lock the switch trigger by placing the direction of rotation
selector in the center position.
 Open or close the chuck jaws to a point where the opening
is slightly larger than the bit size you intend to use. Also,
raise the front of the drill slightly to keep the bit from falling
out of the chuck jaws.
 Insert the drill bit.
CHUCK
JAWS
WARNING:
Make sure to insert the drill bit straight into the
chuck jaws. Do not insert the drill bit into the chuck
jaws at an angle then tighten, as shown in figure 14.
This could cause the drill bit to be thrown from the
drill, resulting in possible serious personal injury or
damage to the chuck.
OPEN
(RELEASE)
KEYLESS
CHUCK
CLOSE
(TIGHTEN)
CHUCK
BODY
 �Tighten the chuck jaws securely on the bit.
NOTE: Rotate the chuck body in the direction of the
arrow marked CLOSE to close the chuck jaws. Do not
use a wrench to tighten or loosen the chuck jaws.
RIGHT
Fig. 13
REMOVING BITS
See Figure 13.
 Lock the switch trigger by placing the direction of rotation
selector in the center position.
 Open the chuck jaws.
NOTE: Rotate the chuck body in the direction of the
arrow marked OPEN to open the chuck jaws. Do not use
a wrench to tighten or loosen the chuck jaws.
 Remove the drill bit.
WRONG
Fig. 14
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OPERATION
USING THE AUXILIARY HANDLE ASSEMBLY
See Figure 15.
An auxiliary handle assembly is packed with the drill for
ease of operation and to help prevent loss of control. The
handle can be rotated 360°, and it can also be mounted on
the opposite side for left hand use.
To adjust the auxiliary handle assembly:
 Loosen the handle assembly by turning the handle
counterclockwise.
 Rotate the handle assembly to the desired operating
position.
 Securely tighten by turning the handle assembly
clockwise.
Be sure the handle assembly is securely tightened against
the clamp. This secures the handle assembly.
360°
ROTATION
AUXILIARY
HANDLE
TO
TIGHTEN
TO
LOOSEN
Fig. 15
NOTE: For convenience and ease of starting threads, the
hex nut has been trapped inside the molded slot in the
handle assembly.
DRILLING
See Figure 16.
 Check the direction of rotation selector for the correct
setting (forward or reverse).�
 Secure the material to be drilled in a vise or with clamps
to keep it from turning as the drill bit rotates.�
 Hold the drill firmly and place the bit at the point to be
drilled.�
 Depress the switch trigger to start the drill.
 Move the drill bit into the workpiece, applying only enough
pressure to keep the bit cutting. Do not force the drill or
apply side pressure to elongate a hole. Let the tool do
the work.
WARNING:
Be prepared for binding at bit breakthrough. When
these situations occur, drill has a tendency to grab
and kick opposite to the direction of rotation and
could cause loss of control when breaking through
material. If not prepared, this loss of control can
result in possible serious injury.
 When drilling hard, smooth surfaces, use a center punch
to mark the desired hole location. This will prevent the
drill bit from slipping off-center as the hole is started.
 When drilling metals, use a light oil on the drill bit to keep
it from overheating. The oil will prolong the life of the bit
and increase the drilling action.
 If the bit jams in the workpiece or if the drill stalls, stop
the tool immediately. Remove the bit from the workpiece
and determine the reason for jamming.
Fig. 16
NOTE: This drill has an electric brake. When the switch
trigger is released, the chuck stops turning. When the brake
is functioning properly, sparks will be visible through the
vent slots on the housing. This is normal and is the action
of the brake.
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OPERATION
WOOD DRILLING�
MASONRY DRILLING
 Select drill mode.�
 Begin drilling at a very low speed to prevent the bit from
slipping off the starting point. Increase the speed as the
drill bit bites into the material.�
 When drilling through holes, place a block of wood behind
the workpiece to prevent ragged or splintered edges on
the back side of the hole.�
 Turn mode change ring to the hammer drill icon to select
hammer mode.�
 Apply light pressure and medium speed for best results
in brick.�
 Apply additional pressure for hard materials such as
concrete.�
 When drilling holes in tile, practice on a scrap piece to
determine the best speed and pressure. Begin drilling at
a very low speed to prevent the bit from slipping off the
starting point.�
For maximum performance, use high speed steel bits for
wood drilling.�
For maximum performance, use carbide-tipped masonry
impact bits when drilling holes in brick, tile, concrete, etc.
METAL DRILLING�
For maximum performance, use high speed steel bits for
metal or steel drilling.
 Select drill mode.
 Begin drilling at a very low speed to prevent the bit from
slipping off the starting point.�
 Maintain a speed and pressure which allows cutting
without overheating the bit. Applying too much pressure
will:
• Overheat the drill;
• Wear the bearings;
• Bend or burn bits; and
• Produce off-center or irregular-shaped holes.�
 When drilling large holes in metal, start with a small bit,
then finish with a larger bit. Also, lubricate the bit with oil
to improve drilling action and increase bit life.
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MAINTENANCE
GENERAL MAINTENANCE
WARNING:
Avoid using solvents when cleaning plastic parts. Most
plastics are susceptible to damage from various types of
commercial solvents and may be damaged by their use. Use
clean cloths to remove dirt, dust, oil, grease, etc.
When servicing use only identical RIDGID
replacement parts. Use of any other parts may
create a hazard or cause product damage.
WARNING:
WARNING:
Do not at any time let brake fluids, gasoline,
petroleum-based products, penetrating oils, etc.,
come in contact with plastic parts. Chemicals can
damage, weaken or destroy plastic which may
result in serious personal injury.
Always wear safety goggles or safety glasses with
side shields during power tool operation or when
blowing dust. If operation is dusty, also wear a
dust mask.
Only the parts shown on the parts list are intended to be
repaired or replaced by the customer. All other parts should
be replaced at a RIDGID authorized service center.
WARNING:
To avoid serious personal injury, always remove
the battery pack from the tool when cleaning or
performing any maintenance.
BATTERY PACK REMOVAL AND PREPARATION
FOR RECYCLING
BATTERIES
The battery pack for this tool is equipped with lithium-ion
rechargeable batteries. Length of service from each charging
will depend on the type of work you are doing.
To preserve natural resources, please
recycle or dispose of batteries
properly.
The batteries in this tool have been designed to provide
maximum trouble-free life. However, like all batteries, they
will eventually wear out. Do not disassemble battery pack
and attempt to replace the batteries. Handling of these
batteries, especially when wearing rings and jewelry, could
result in a serious burn.
Li - Ion
This product contains lithium-ion
batteries. Local, state or federal laws
may prohibit disposal of lithium-ion
batteries in ordinary trash.
Consult your local waste authority for information regarding
available recycling and/or disposal options.
To obtain the longest possible battery life, we suggest the
following:
 Remove the battery pack from the charger once it is fully
charged and ready for use.
For battery pack storage longer than 30 days:
WARNING:
Upon removal, cover the battery pack’s terminals
with heavy-duty adhesive tape. Do not attempt to
destroy or disassemble battery pack or remove any
of its components. Lithium-ion batteries must be
recycled or disposed of properly. Also, never touch
both terminals with metal objects and/or body
parts as short circuit may result. Keep away from
children. Failure to comply with these warnings
could result in fire and/or serious injury.
 Store the battery pack where the temperature is below
80°F and away from moisture.
 Store battery packs in a 30%-50% charged condition.
 Every six months of storage, charge the pack as
normal.
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MAINTENANCE
CHUCK REMOVAL
MALLET
See Figures 17 - 19.
The chuck may be removed and replaced by a new one.
 Lock the switch trigger by placing the direction of rotation
selector in center position.
 Insert a 5/16 in. or larger hex key into the chuck of the
drill and tighten the chuck jaws securely.
 Tap the hex key sharply with a mallet in a clockwise direction. This will loosen the screw in the chuck for easy
removal.
 Open the chuck jaws and remove the hex key. Using a
screwdriver, remove the chuck screw by turning it in a
clockwise direction.
NOTE: The chuck screw has left hand threads.
 Insert the hex key into the chuck and tighten the chuck
jaws securely. Tap sharply with a mallet in a counterclockwise direction. This will loosen the chuck on the spindle.
It can now be unscrewed by hand.
CHUCK JAWS
HEX KEY
KEYLESS
CHUCK
Fig. 17
TO RETIGHTEN A LOOSE CHUCK
The chuck may become loose on the spindle and develop
a wobble. Also, the chuck screw may become loose, causing the chuck jaws to bind and prevent them from closing.
To tighten:
SCREWDRIVER
 Lock the switch trigger by placing the direction of rotation
selector in the center position.
 Open the chuck jaws.
 Insert the hex key into the chuck and tighten the chuck
jaws securely. Tap the hex key sharply with a mallet in
a clockwise direction. This will tighten the chuck on the
spindle.
 Open the chuck jaws and remove the hex key.
 Tighten the chuck screw.
Fig. 18
MALLET
HEX KEY
Fig. 19
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WARRANTY
RIDGID® HAND HELD AND STATIONARY POWER TOOL
3 YEAR LIMITED SERVICE WARRANTY
WHAT IS NOT COVERED
Proof of purchase must be presented when requesting warranty service.
This warranty applies only to the original purchaser at retail
and may not be transferred. This warranty only covers defects arising under normal usage and does not cover any
malfunction, failure or defect resulting from misuse, abuse,
neglect, alteration, modification or repair by other than an
authorized service center for RIDGID® branded hand held
and stationary power tools. Consumable accessories provided with the tool such as, but not limited to, blades, bits
and sand paper are not covered.
Limited to RIDGID® hand held and stationary power tools
purchased 2/1/04 and after. This product is manufactured
by One World Technologies, Inc. The trademark is licensed
from RIDGID, Inc. All warranty communications should be
directed to One World Technologies, Inc., attn: RIDGID Hand
Held and Stationary Power Tool Technical Service at (toll
free) 1-866-539-1710.
90-DAY SATISFACTION GUARANTEE POLICY
RIDGID, INC. AND ONE WORLD TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
MAKE NO WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS OR
PROMISES AS TO THE QUALITY OR PERFORMANCE
OF ITS POWER TOOLS OTHER THAN THOSE SPECIFICALLY STATED IN THIS WARRANTY.
During the first 90 days after the date of purchase, if you are
dissatisfied with the performance of this RIDGID® Hand Held
and Stationary Power Tool for any reason you may return
the tool to the dealer from which it was purchased for a full
refund or exchange. To receive a replacement tool you must
present proof of purchase and return all original equipment
packaged with the original product. The replacement tool
will be covered by the limited warranty for the balance of
the 3 YEAR service warranty period.
ADDITIONAL LIMITATIONS
To the extent permitted by applicable law, all implied warranties, including warranties of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, are disclaimed. Any
implied warranties, including warranties of merchantability
or fitness for a particular purpose, that cannot be disclaimed
under state law are limited to three years from the date of
purchase. One World Technologies, Inc. and RIDGID, Inc.
are not responsible for direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damages. Some states do not allow limitations on
how long an implied warranty lasts and/or do not allow the
exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations may not apply to you. This
warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also
have other rights which vary from state to state.
WHAT IS COVERED UNDER THE 3 YEAR
LIMITED SERVICE WARRANTY
This warranty on RIDGID® Hand Held and Stationary Power
Tools covers all defects in workmanship or materials and normal wear items such as brushes, chucks, motors, switches,
cords, gears and even cordless batteries in this RIDGID®
tool for three years following the purchase date of the tool.
Warranties for other RIDGID® products may vary.
HOW TO OBTAIN SERVICE
To obtain service for this RIDGID® tool you must return it;
freight prepaid, or take it in to an authorized service center
for RIDGID® branded hand held and stationary power tools.
You may obtain the location of the authorized service center
nearest you by calling (toll free) 1-866-539-1710 or by logging on to the RIDGID® website at www.ridgid.com. When
requesting warranty service, you must present the original
dated sales receipt. The authorized service center will repair any faulty workmanship, and either repair or replace
any part covered under the warranty, at our option, at no
charge to you.
One World Technologies, Inc.
P.O. Box 35, Hwy. 8
Pickens, SC 29671
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OPERATOR’S MANUAL
1/2 in., 24 VOLT LITHIUM-ION
HAMMER DRILL
TWO-SPEED/REVERSIBLE
R851150
Customer Service Information:
For parts or service, contact your nearest RIDGID authorized service center. Be
sure to provide all relevant information when you call or visit. For the location of
the authorized service center nearest you, please call 1-866-539-1710 or visit us
online at www.ridgid.com.
The model number of this tool is found on a plate attached to the motor housing.
Please record the serial number in the space provided below. When ordering repair
parts, always give the following information:
R851150
Model No.
Serial No.
983000-505
5-9-06 (REV:01)
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