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Ryobi P251 Brushless Hammer Drill Review

Ryobi P251 Brushless Hammer Drill

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The cordless drill is probably the most-used power tool in any home. It certainly is in mine. It’s easy to just grab a screwdriver, but it’s nice to have a drill for extra power when you need it!

You might not need a cordless drill with a hammer mode, but boy does it come in handy when you need to drill into concrete or other hard surfaces.

I’ve owned the Ryobi P251 Brushless Hammer Drill for a few years and I’d like to share my experience in using it.

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Ryobi P251 Hammer Drill Specs

Ryobi P251 Hammer Drill


  • Depth: 8″
  • Height: 8.125″
  • Width: 3.375″
  • Weight: 3.1 lb
  • Battery Size: 18-volt
  • Battery Power Type: Lithium Ion
  • Voltage (volts): 18
  • Motor Type: Brushless
  • Maximum Speed (RPM): 1800 RPM
  • Blows per Minute (BPM): 24000
  • Chuck Size: 1/2″
  • Chuck Type: Keyless
  • Drill/ Driver Type: Hammer Drill/ Driver

Included Accessories

  • Auxiliary handle assembly
  • Belt clip
  • Ccrewdriver bit


  • Drill mode: For drilling holes in wood, plastic, and metal.
  • Drive mode: For driving screws and bolts.
  • Hammer mode: For drilling holes in masonry and concrete.
  • Powerful design produces up to 750 in./lbs. torque to handle the most demanding drilling and driving applications.
  • 24-position clutch and 2-speed gearbox for high speed or high torque performance needs.
  • 1/2 in. all-metal, keyless, ratcheting chuck for increased strength and durability.
  • Clutch override for quick mode changes.
  • LED light illuminates the work area and remains on for a time after trigger is released.
  • Belt clip mounts to both sides of drill for convenience.
  • Auxiliary handle assembly included for accuracy while drilling.
  • Improved GRIPZONE overmold with microtexture for optimum grip and user comfort.
  • MAGTRAY magnetic holder for convenient storage of screws and bits.

My Ryobi P251 Hammer Drill Experience

As I mentioned, I’ve owned this drill for a few years now and it has performed flawlessly. I’ve used all three modes – Drill, Drive, Hammer – and the Ryobi P251 hammer drill has powered through every surface with ease.

This drill is big and bulky, especially when you add a large size battery to it. It feels great in my hand though; the drill doesn’t tire it out and is great for repeated use. This is a great drill and, like most Ryobi tools, retails at a great price.

The Ryobi P251 hammer drill is a great choice for DIYers and homeowners looking add an exceptional drill to their workshop.

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