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RIDGID 18V Cordless 5-inch Random Orbit Sander (Tool Only)

Model # R8606B|Store SKU # 1000847587

Overview

Model # R8606B Store SKU # 1000847587

RIDGID introduces the 18V Cordless 5-Inch Random Orbit Sander (Tool Only). Featuring innovative motor technology, this sander maintains full speed and power under a heavy load. With a new ergonomic Hex Grip handle, this sander feels better than ever in your hand and runs for over 40 minutes on a 4.0 Ah Lithium-Ion Battery. With a 6-Speed variable speed dial this sander can run from 7,000-11,000 RPM. As always, this tool is backed by the RIDGID Lifetime Service Agreement. Free Batteries, Free Parts, and Free Service, for Life. Included with the 5-Inch Random Orbit Sander are a dust bag, an 80 Grit Hook, a Loop Sandpaper, and an operator's manual. Batteries and chargers sold separately.

  1. Innovative motor technology features a permanent magnet motor to maintain speed and power under load for corded-like performance
  1. AirGuard Technology collects up to 90% of dust for a cleaner work area
  1. Extended runtime of over 40 minutes with 4.0 Ah Lithium-Ion Battery (sold separately)
  1. Variable speed dial adjusts speed for different applications
  1. Dust-sealed switch increases longevity of the tool
  1. SOFTStart Technology and brake pad helps prevent gouges on work surfaces
  1. Enhanced Hex Grip Micro Texture for secure grip and maximum user comfort
  1. On-board vacuum adaptor fits 1-1/4-inch or 2-1/2-inch standard vacuum hose
  1. Quick-release dust bag for quick and easy bag emptying
  1. 100% Compatible: Works with all RIDGID 18V Batteries, Tools, and Chargers
  1. Lifetime Service Agreement with registration within 90 days
  1. Includes: (1) R8606B 5-inch Random Orbit Sander, (1) dust bag, 80 grit hook, loop sandpaper, and an operator's manual

Specifications

Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in inches)
8.50
Assembled Height (in inches)
6.42
Assembled Weight (in lbs)
3.62
Assembled Width (in inches)
6.46
Packaged Depth (in inches)
8.5
Packaged Height (in inches)
6.42
Packaged Weight (In lbs)
3.62
Packaged Width (in inches)
6.46

Details

Amps
18
Batteries Included
No
Battery Amp Hours
0
Battery Power Type
Lithium Ion
Chuck Type
Hex
Cordless/Corded
Cordless
Country of Origin
CN-China
Disc Size (in.)
3/32
Handheld or Stationary
Handheld
Laser Guide
No
Motor
Brushless
Number of Batteries Included
0
Number of Speeds
1
Random Orbit
Variable Speed
Voltage (volts)
18

Warranty / Certifications

Lifetime Service Agreement with registration within 90 days of purchase. For more details on this warranty, please call 1-866-539-1710
18V Cordless 5-inch Random Orbit Sander (Tool Only)RIDGID 18V Cordless 5-inch Random Orbit Sander (Tool Only)RIDGID introduces the 18V Cordless 5-Inch Random Orbit Sander (Tool Only). Featuring innovative motor technology, this sander maintains full speed and power under a heavy load. With a new ergonomic Hex Grip handle, this sander feels better than ever in your hand and runs for over 40 minutes on a 4.0 Ah Lithium-Ion Battery. With a 6-Speed variable speed dial this sander can run from 7,000-11,000 RPM. As always, this tool is backed by the RIDGID Lifetime Service Agreement. Free Batteries, Free Parts, and Free Service, for Life. Included with the 5-Inch Random Orbit Sander are a dust bag, an 80 Grit Hook, a Loop Sandpaper, and an operator's manual. Batteries and chargers sold separately.
RIDGID
1000847587
CAD1192022-07-01
The Home Depot Canada
18V Cordless 5-inch Random Orbit Sander (Tool Only) is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 635.
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Rated 2 out of 5 by from Hard to manage. The 18v random orbital sander is very hard to manage on a sanding surface with the least amount of pressure. I can only use it for rough work, anything delicate or any type of finish work gets damaged with uncontrollable random jerks. I have tried different types and grits of sand paper and sanding screens, it all seems to be the same result. I also have the corded version of this sander and it works very well.
Date published: 2022-06-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Has a mind of its own... Worked fine with my existing batteries, and the dust collector did a pretty good job keeping the sawdust contained. Biggest issue was I felt like it was constantly pulling pretty severely to the side / unstable. So instead of me guiding the sander, I felt like I was always fighting it trying to keep it somewhat contained.
Date published: 2022-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great, variable speed is the key, and of course... Works great, variable speed is the key, and of course its Ridgid
Date published: 2022-06-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Connected to a shop-vac, dust control was great. A... Connected to a shop-vac, dust control was great. A little awkward to hold.
Date published: 2022-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great little sander, gets the job done quickly and easily.... Great little sander, gets the job done quickly and easily. The velcro that holds the sandpaper on is almost too strong sometimes difficult to get the sandpaper off to change it to a fresh one.
Date published: 2022-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Received this orbital sander very quickly and put it to... Received this orbital sander very quickly and put it to use right away. It is very strong and very capable sander. A little bigger than expected but easier to hold on to with both hands.
Date published: 2022-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great addition to my 18v collection... Great addition to my 18v collection
Date published: 2022-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does exactly what it was purchased for: neither more nor... Does exactly what it was purchased for: neither more nor less.
Date published: 2022-06-02
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Can this sander be connected to a vacuum cleaner

Can this sander be connected to a vacuum cleaner
Asked by: Hector
Yes, it can be connected to both size shop-vac hoses.
Answered by: ROBERT
Date published: 2022-06-15

Can i use stickon sandpaper with this?

Asked by: Bulldog
Hi, Bulldog. Thank you for your interest in the RIDGID 18-Volt Cordless 5 in. Random Orbit Sander. You should have no problem using stick on sandpaper however, you should not need it as the sandpaper is held on with a clamp. Thank you for asking, if you have further questions and would like to speak with a RIDGID Customer Experience Professional, all contact services are available Monday- Friday from 9am to 6pm (est) to contact us toll free please call 866.539.1710. Other methods of contact offered are email (24 hr response) or live chat, to speak with someone immediately at https://register.ridgidpower.com/contact I hope this helps! - Jewel
Answered by: RIDGID Power Tool Team
Date published: 2021-10-18

What model battery fits, does this have the lifetime rigid warranty?

I have the 18volt drill, impact gun with 2 batteries and charger. Batteries a fairly small, may an inch thick. Can someone shoot me their battery model number so i can check? Also, is it lifetime warranty?
Asked by: Feed
R8400085 battery from mdR86008-drill, and md-R86034-driver fit sander perfectly
Answered by: Pickle
Date published: 2021-06-09

is there a Vacuum attachment?

for larger jobs the sandbag gets filled up pretty quick I attached my home back into it but running the vacuum for so long needs a new belts often
Asked by: Superbird
It has a small bag attached to the sander, but probably you can connect a vacuum to it, but then It lose the cordless sense.
Answered by: Guillermo
Date published: 2021-04-16

My sanding disc no longer sticks to pad. Where can i get a new pad

Asked by: Rudymurko
Hi Rudy, Not sure where you are from, but if you Google Ridgid Hook & Loop sanding pad replacement, you can get them online. There are aftermarket brands (Non Ridgid) available as well.  Have you called Ridgid?  Even without warranty, they should be able to provide you with a part number if you want to replace with Ridgid OEM.  Make sure to have your model number ready.  Perhaps, it's time to upgrade to a new sander? Good luck!
Answered by: JLtoolnut
Date published: 2021-04-07

Does it have a brushless motor?

Asked by: Cordless1
The specs stated that this sander has a brushless motor. However, I don't see the word "Brushless" printed on the tool, so I am not 100% sure. What's interesting is that the Kit (comes with a battery & a charger), the specs also stated "brushless" motor on the Home Deport website. BUT, if you select the "Tool Only," then no where it's stated as "Brushless." For this reason, I am a little hesitant to purchase neither. I prefer the Tool Only because I already have more batteries than I can use. The batteries come from various Octane kits that we purchased recently. I guess I will have to speak someone to confirm if it truly has a brushless motor.
Answered by: JLtoolnut
Date published: 2021-04-06

what battery and charger do I need for this tool ? it came without it.Or ,are they all compatible to each tool ridgid sells

Asked by: mabelle10
If you already have other Ridgid tools and batteries, then you can use the 18V battery with this sander.
Answered by: JLtoolnut
Date published: 2021-04-05

I’m using a 9.6-18v battery and it dies after 5 minutes? 

Asked by: Dagagnon1
The only battery with flex voltage that I am know of is from Dewalt. I am not aware of Ridgid battery with variable voltage. This tool, and like most other cordless orbital sanders, is power hungry. It draws a lot of power.  If your battery is old or older and not holding the charge and voltage well, then it will drain the battery very quickly. The specs stated that this sander will run up to 40 minutes with a 4.0Ah lithium ion battery. I haven't done any testing, but if this is true, then you can expect to have up to 20 minutes with a 2.0Ah battery.
Answered by: JLtoolnut
Date published: 2021-04-06
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