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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
1
Battery Power Type
Lithium Ion
Cordless/Corded
Cordless
Country of Origin
CN-China
Handheld or Stationary
Handheld
Motor
Brushed
Number of Batteries Included
0
Number of Speeds
1
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, or visit www.RIDGID.com
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
18V Cordless 5-inch Random Orbit Sander (Tool Only) is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 512.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sander, I love it. Very good sander. I love it. Easy to maneuver, it collects decent amount of debris in de filter. 9 speeds although I found the first one is being the most useful for detailed sanding. I used it on wood, plaster and work great. Buy it, it’s definitely worth it. M.
Date published: 2021-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Portability is perfect! No more cords!... Portability is perfect! No more cords!
Date published: 2021-04-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great quality.easy to use.... Great quality.easy to use.
Date published: 2021-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product, meets all my expectations. Would recommend this product... Excellent product, meets all my expectations. Would recommend this product to anyone in need of an orbit sander.
Date published: 2021-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sander works as advertised it's just a little heavy... Sander works as advertised it's just a little heavy and awkward with the battery.
Date published: 2021-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rating provided by a verified purchaser... Rating provided by a verified purchaser
Date published: 2021-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rating provided by a verified purchaser... Rating provided by a verified purchaser
Date published: 2021-03-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Rating provided by a verified purchaser... Rating provided by a verified purchaser
Date published: 2021-03-19
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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

Does it work with Ridgid Hyper Li 18V batteries?

Asked by: trongo
Hi, Yes, it should work.
Answered by: JLtoolnut
Date published: 2021-04-05

I registered my sander bud I don’t see it listed in my account. The website accepted the registration. I thought it worked and now I need to use the warranty. The equipment isn’t shown. the ink is worn off the receipt so now what am I supposed to do 

Asked by: Davidtortu
Hi there, You should have checked your account to make sure the tools were registered. If Ridgid cannot verify the purchase, then your tool cannot be registered with LSA (Lifetime Service Agreement). It still has 3-years warranty if you can get a copy of the receipt. May be you can get a copy of the receipt from The Home Depot, just ask them. It worths a try.  Good luck!
Answered by: JLtoolnut
Date published: 2021-04-06

Does the orbital sander come with a battery? If not then how much is the additional cost of a battery and a charger

Asked by: JMacrow
The Home Depot has both tool-only and a kit with a battery and a charger. People, like me, who already have Ridgid batteries from other tools, then they can just opt to buy the tool only.
Answered by: JLtoolnut
Date published: 2021-04-05

I want to buy the sander but it won’t work without a battery and a charger. You advertise lifetime tool and battery replacement but only if I buy everything in a kit. Are you saying I can’t get a lifetime warranty on my battery if I buy the sander?

Asked by: Dragontamerz
Correct! The Lifetime battery replacement only applies to a kit or battery with a charger kit. If you purchase only the battery, then the battery carries 3-years limited warranty.
Answered by: JLtoolnut
Date published: 2021-04-06
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