Ingersoll Rand 20V Cordless Hammer Drill D5241

Ingersoll Rand 20V Cordless Hammer Drill D5241

The Ingersoll Rand Hammer Drill Leads The Way For Their 20V Lineup

When it comes to professional cordless power tools, Ingersoll Rand may not be your first thought…but I think that’s about to change. IR is making a big push to expand their cordless lineup, which now includes many of what we consider core tools. In light of this, we got our hands on the latest Ingersoll Rand 20V Cordless Hammer Drill so we can see how it stacks up against the competition.


  • Compatible with all IR 20V batteries
  • Brushless motor
  • 2-speed gearbox
  • All metal chuck


  • No significant drawbacks

Ingersoll Rand 20V Cordless Hammer Drill Performance

Ingersoll Rand D5241 20V Cordless Hammer Drill
  • No-Load Speed: 500 RPM (low), 1800 RPM (high)
  • Max Torque: 1100 in-lbs
  • Hammer Rate: 28,000 BPM
  • Clutch Settings: 24

When you take this drill out of the box for the first time, you can tell it’s a tool that means business. As a full-size hammer drill, it sports a monster 1100 in-lbs of torque.

This is a 2-speed drill with a gear selector on the top. When you need the most torque, low gear produces up to 500 RPM. For light to medium drilling where speed is the priority, the D5241 reaches up to 1800 RPM. In both modes, you can feather the variable speed trigger to give you more controlled drilling and driving.

Ingersoll Rand Hammer Drill

When you’re drilling in concrete, the hammer drilling mode delivers 28,000 BPM.

All of this comes from a beefy brushless motor that allows for higher performance and greater efficiency than brushed motors can achieve.

To change from driving to drilling or hammer drilling, you turn the collar above the trigger. There are also 24 clutch positions to use in conjunction with the driving mode on a separate collar in front of the first. Both collars click into position solidly, and there’s almost no way you can accidentally slip either one out of place during use.


On paper, there are a lot of positives about this drill, but I wanted to see how it performs in the real world. I chucked up a 2-9/16 inch self-feed bit, a 3/8-inch masonry bit, and a 1-inch spade bit to showcase this drill’s abilities.

The D5241 averaged 8 seconds with our self-feed bit through a pine 2x stud, 7.3 seconds to hammer drill 3 inches into 4,000 PSI concrete, and 3.9 seconds to power our spade bit through stacked OSB subfloor. These results are right in line with what we expect from our medium-duty hammer drills.

Ingersoll Rand 20V Cordless Hammer Drill Design

Ingersoll Rand Hammer Drill Profile
  • Model: Ingersoll Rand D5241
  • Power Source: Ingersoll Rand 20V battery
  • Weight: 3.5 lbs (bare), 5.0 lbs (with 5.0Ah battery)
  • Head Length: 7.8 in.

The hammer drill’s size and design are very similar to other premium professional drills on the market. It measures 7.8 inches from tip to tail and has a working weight of 5.0 pounds, including the kitted 5.0Ah battery, and a bare weight of 3.5 pounds.

IR hammer drill

The weight is very well-balanced and the shape of the handle combined with IR’s grippy rubber overmold make it very comfortable to use. There’s some additional thicker overmold around the side and back of the motor housing, along with more near the foot of the tool. This helps prevent marring whatever surface you set the tool on and to protect the tool in case of accidental bumps or drops.

Additional Highlights

  • Foot-mounted LED light
  • Carbide chuck teeth
  • Removable side handle
  • Compatible with all Ingersoll Rand IQV20 batteries

Ingersoll Rand 20V Cordless Hammer Drill Price

You can get the Ingersoll Rand D5241 as a kit for $359.95. It includes the hammer drill, two 5.0Ah batteries, and a charger. It’s also available as a bare tool for $187.99. IR backs the tool with a 1-year warranty.

The Bottom Line

The Ingersoll Rand D5241 20V cordless hammer drill has the performance you need to run a full range of bits. This includes large hole saws and self-feed bits, or long auger bits. Its well-thought-out, comfortable design complements that performance, and it’s a drill that has no problem fitting in on any jobsite or shop.

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