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RIDGID 18V Brushless Cordless Sub-Compact 1/2-inch Drill/Driver (Tool Only)

Model # R8701B|Store SKU # 1001601560

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Overview

Model # R8701B Store SKU # 1001601560

RIDGID introduces the 18V SubCompact Lithium-Ion Cordless Brushless 2-Speed 1/2 -inch Drill/Driver (Tool Only). This 18V SubCompact Brushless 2-Speed 1/2 -inch Drill/Driver Kit features all metal gears for added durability on the jobsite or at home. The model is 30% less weight and 35% more compact with optimized ergonomics. The 1/2 -inch single sleeve ratcheting chuck holds bits tight and secure. The Brushless Motor offers more runtime and longer motor life. The 18V SubCompact Brushless 2-Speed 1/2 -inch Drill/Driver delivers 425 -inch/lbs. of torque and 0-450/0-1,750 RPM. This kit is backed by the Industry's Only Lifetime Service Agreement, simply register within 90 days of purchase for FREE Parts, FREE Service, For LIFE. The RIDGID 18V SubCompact Cordless Brushless 2-Speed 1/2 -inch Drill/Driver Kit includes a double-ended bit, and an operator's manual. Battery and charger sold separately.

  1. Brushless Motor Technology delivers more runtime, power, and longer motor life
  1. 2-speed settings for matching power to the task
  1. Subcompact model is 30% less weight and 30% more compact in comparison to RIDGID Brushless 1/2 -inch Drill/Driver R86009
  1. 1/2 -inch Drill/Driver delivers 425 -inch/lbs. of torque and 0-450/0-1,750 RPM
  1. 24-position clutch ring allows adjustments to match torque to application
  1. All metal gears for extended tool durability
  1. LED Light for improved visibility in confined spaces and low light situations
  1. Reversible belt hook and bit holder allow you to apply on either side for additional customization
  1. 100% Compatible: Works with all RIDGID 18V Batteries, Tools, and Chargers
  1. Lifetime Service Agreement with registration within 90 days of purchase
  1. Includes: (1) R8701 18V SubCompact Brushless 1/2 -inch Drill/Driver, (1) belt hook with screws, double ended bit, and operator's manual
  1. Battery and charger sold separately

Specifications

Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in inches)
7.441
Assembled Height (in inches)
8.149
Assembled Weight (in lbs)
2.1
Assembled Width (in inches)
3.661
Packaged Depth (in inches)
7.44
Packaged Height (in inches)
8.15
Packaged Weight (In lbs)
2.52
Packaged Width (in inches)
3.66

Details

Batteries Included
No
Battery Power Type
Lithium Ion
Battery/Charger
Tool Only
Chuck Capacity
0.5
Chuck Size (In.)
1/2 in.
Chuck Type
Keyless
Cordless/Corded
Cordless
Country of Origin
CN-China
Handheld or Stationary
Handheld
Laser Guide
No
Maximum Speed (RPM)
1750
Motor
Brushless
Number of Batteries Included
0, 1
Number of Speeds
2
Number of Tools Included
1
Power Tool Features
Bits/Blades Included, LED Light, Keyless Chuck, Bag Included
Power Tool Type
Drill/Drivers
Variable Speed
Voltage (volts)
18

Warranty / Certifications

For more information please contact customer service at 1-800-628-0525
18V Brushless Cordless Sub-Compact 1/2-inch Drill/Driver (Tool Only)RIDGID 18V Brushless Cordless Sub-Compact 1/2-inch Drill/Driver (Tool Only)RIDGID introduces the 18V SubCompact Lithium-Ion Cordless Brushless 2-Speed 1/2 -inch Drill/Driver (Tool Only). This 18V SubCompact Brushless 2-Speed 1/2 -inch Drill/Driver Kit features all metal gears for added durability on the jobsite or at home. The model is 30% less weight and 35% more compact with optimized ergonomics. The 1/2 -inch single sleeve ratcheting chuck holds bits tight and secure. The Brushless Motor offers more runtime and longer motor life. The 18V SubCompact Brushless 2-Speed 1/2 -inch Drill/Driver delivers 425 -inch/lbs. of torque and 0-450/0-1,750 RPM. This kit is backed by the Industry's Only Lifetime Service Agreement, simply register within 90 days of purchase for FREE Parts, FREE Service, For LIFE. The RIDGID 18V SubCompact Cordless Brushless 2-Speed 1/2 -inch Drill/Driver Kit includes a double-ended bit, and an operator's manual. Battery and charger sold separately.
RIDGID
1001601560
CAD1482022-05-22
The Home Depot Canada
18V Brushless Cordless Sub-Compact 1/2-inch Drill/Driver (Tool Only) is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 55.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the power and compact design... Love the power and compact design
Date published: 2022-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Utilitaires et pratiques pour tout travaux Je l'adore, je l'utilise partout, légère et puissante, parfait pour moi.
Date published: 2022-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Smaller than my normal drill/driver but excellent performance. Bought this... Smaller than my normal drill/driver but excellent performance. Bought this because Ridgid needed to repair existing drill. Wanted more than new drill $. Fixed it myself. No parts needed 20 minutes to fix.
Date published: 2022-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very nice, compact tool! Allows better access to tight spaces.... Very nice, compact tool! Allows better access to tight spaces.
Date published: 2022-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product, fair price.... Excellent product, fair price.
Date published: 2022-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Has all the features I need as a diy-ish homeowner.... Has all the features I need as a diy-ish homeowner. Fits my hand very well and lighter than the full size Ridgid drill I have. It's my new go-to drill for almost everything. If I need more oomph, I can always use the larger Ridgid 1/2" beast. Great tool.
Date published: 2021-09-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Drill! Better than I expected!
Date published: 2021-09-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a must-have everyday drill/driver! It's ironic but I bought this because my heavier-duty, go to Ridgid drill/driver was in the shop (fixed - the LSA came in handy). I've been pleasantly surprised ever since. So much so that, even though I have many other drills and drivers, this one is the one I reach for most often. Turns out, most drilling and driving tasks are mundane and this tool is perfect for the job! I love the chuck, the weight and especially the size. You can't drill into concrete with it, stir paint or drywall mud, or go nuts with a spade bit through joists and beams. BUT, it's much easier to work with when you're simply drilling holes and driving screws - especially in tight spaces. And, it's surprisingly powerful.
Date published: 2021-08-28
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I have a Rigid, 18V Compact drill that is rite at a year old and it has quit working???

I have a Rigid, 18V Compact drill that is rite at a year old and it has quit working???
Asked by: Al Woods
Did you register the drill with Rigid when you bought it because it has a lifetime warranty?
Answered by: T Rumph
Date published: 2022-01-22

Is this drill variable speed?

Is this drill variable speed?
Asked by: Dave
Yes. It has 2 speeds, 1 and 2. 1 used mostly for screws when you need a lower speed for control and more torque to seat the screw properly. 2 is mostly for drilling - higher speed and not as much torque. With either setting, the drill will spin slowly or at full speed by squeezing the trigger a little or all the way. Great way to make sure the drill bit is in the right place or when you need to start a screw from a tricky position
Answered by: mozy
Date published: 2021-09-27

I see that the battery doesn't come with this drill but would still like to know how the battery ...

I see that the battery doesn't come with this drill but would still like to know how the battery releases. Some not-so-compact drills have batteries that are heavy and release by grasping the outer edges which isn't possible for me as I have arthritis in both thumbs. Thanks
Asked by: granolahead
Sometimes i use my irwin clamp to pinch the battery edges. The battery comes off easy with this trick.
Answered by: PAUL46
Date published: 2021-03-06

what is the max. torque for this drill?

Asked by: Leon
Hi -Leon, Thanks for reaching out to us. This RIDGID 18V Sub Compact Brushless Drill/Driver delivers 425 in./lbs. of torque and 0-450/0-1,750 RPM. We hope this information helps! Thanks, RIDGID Canada Team.
Answered by: The RIDGID Canada Team
Date published: 2021-05-24

What is the weight of this drill?

What is the weight of this drill?
Asked by: Gary
Hello Gary, The RIDGID 18-Volt Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless SubCompact 1/2 in. Drill/Driver (Tool-Only) weighs 2 lbs. Thanks for asking! - Eve
Answered by: RIDGID Power Tool Team
Date published: 2020-12-10
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