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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


Cordless/Corded

Cordless


Voltage (volts)

18


Amps

18


Number of Batteries Included

0


Battery Power Type

Lithium Ion

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
CAD1192024-03-03
The Home Depot Canada
18V Cordless 5-inch Random Orbit Sander (Tool Only) is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 743.
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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Can not register online for life time warranty I bought this product because of the life time warranty. However they rejected my applications which I submitted by online. Now, I have to mail the original receipt to US by Certified mail, costs $26, to proof that I bought it at the Homedepot in Canada. The product itself works fine, so 3 stars. Here is the mail I got from RIDGID. "Unfortunately, we encountered an issue when cross referencing your product and/or proof of purchase information with our records and were unable to upgrade your products to Lifetime Service Agreement (LSA) status."
Date published: 2017-02-16
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 Great sander It is a great sander and this one gets the job done. Just a little hard on batteries
Date published: 2020-10-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Sander Awesome! Real solid, the weight is very well balanced and comfortable grip.
Date published: 2021-02-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from POOR SANDER PURCHASED TOOL BECAUSE I AM A FAN OF RIDGID TOOLS AND HAVE BATTERIES ALREADY TO OPERATE IT I AM AN AVID WOOD WORKER AND THIS SANDER IS A PIECE OF GARBAGE YOU CANNOT CONTROL IT I HAVE GOOD SIZE HANDS AND ITS HARD TO HOLD IT HAS A MIND OF ITS OWN TERRIBLE SANDER I AM RETURNING IT AND PURCHASING A DIFFERENT ONE
Date published: 2023-01-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great little sander This is a great sander. It can go through a battery fairly quickly depending on what you are working on but with a second battery ready to go this is not an issue. The only complaint is like other reviewers have said, the grip is a little too wide so your hand gets a bit cramped after a while so switching hands is the trick for jobs that take a while ;-). Love rigid lifetime though and still a great sander for the price.
Date published: 2020-05-14
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Cordless sander I am a pro-woodworker. I do this for a living. This sander is not comfortable and it's uncontrollable. It's not like I never sanded with random orbital sanders ether I have thousands of hours using them so I don't get it. This is a tool that if you are in my line of business you will have for hours at a time so comfort is important and control is just as important for a proper job. I understand why it does that and it's because it's not balanced right and it weighs a ton with a 4 Ah battery. The weight is good because you think you could take more material off but it being off balance isn't. Not to mention that if you put a Shop vac to it you just add to that unbalanced feel. I bought this because I don't want to look around for plugs all the time and having lots of power lines all over isn't safe but I will probably return this and get an other corded sander.
Date published: 2018-05-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good sander I have had this sander now for a few months. I enjoy that it’s cordless and you can just bring it where you want. My only two criticisms are that it feels a bit awkward to hold, I find it feels large in my hand if your holding it by the top. The other criticism is that it runs through a battery charge pretty quick. Those being said I would buy it again as I love the portability of it and the Rigid warranty
Date published: 2020-03-10
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With GEN5X orbit sander, do I have to use only special Ridgid sandpapers, cut and shaped only for this sander? Or, can I use any round sandpaper available in any market, in any country?

Asked by: Ferro
Hi Ferro, Another great question. Our 5-inch orbital sander offers a universal size sand paper that matches all brands of sand paper available. So if you can not make it into a Home Depot other shops may carry items that will fit. Thanks for reaching out, RIDGID Canada.
Answered by: The RIDGID Canada Team
Date published: 2021-03-28

Bonjour, est ce que je peux mettre une batterie ridgid 20v au lieu de la 18v? Merci

Asked by: DavidQc27
aucune idée pour une batterie 20-v dessus ? désolé moi je la retourne en magasin car je ne ment serrre pas je vais passer a autre chausse .
Answered by: Sylvain
Date published: 2021-03-30

Can buffer pads be attached to this for the purpose of polishing a car?

Asked by: Red_pat
the sander uses velcro hook and loop to hold sanding discs. so you would need polishing discs with hook and loop backing to use it for polishing.
Answered by: Paul
Date published: 2022-11-10

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

Asked by: Rudymurko
Help me
Answered by: Rudymurko
Date published: 2020-07-26

I would like to know if the battery comes with it

Asked by: grant
Hi, Sorry but this tool is sold on its own without a battery or charger.
Answered by: The RIDGID Canada Team
Date published: 2020-01-03

In GEN5X, why do I read in Specifications - Details - Number of batteries included: 1.1 What is this? Then, in the same section I read Batteries included: NO. Don't you think that this is misleading lingo jumbo??? Thanks

Asked by: Ferro
Hi Ferro, Thanks for reaching out. We did notice this but you are correct it can come off a little misleading. We are going to fix the issues as the tools is only sold as a bare tool with no batteries. Thanks, RIDGID Canada.
Answered by: The RIDGID Canada Team
Date published: 2020-05-26

What replacement sandpaper discs are compatible with this Ridgid model?

Asked by: Scooter
Any of the 5" discs sold in the home depot will work with this Sander.
Answered by: The RIDGID Canada Team
Date published: 2019-05-31

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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