Model # R860071BN

Internet #202566680

RIDGID 18-Volt Compact Cordless Drill (Tool Only)

Discontinued RIDGID

18-Volt Compact Cordless Drill (Tool Only)

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Product Overview

When you need a drill that has the highest power to weight ratio, look no further than this offering from RIDGID power tools. This most compact drill in its class also boasts the most torque in its class so you can drive the largest screws home all day long with little worry about fatigue. It accepts any 18V RIDGID battery, using lithium-ion batteries for maximum performance.

  • 1.5 Amps lithium-ion batteries for twice the run-time
  • 1/2 in. Single sleeve locking chuck holds bits securely
  • 2- Speed transmission right power to complete the job
  • 24 Position clutch finer adjusment and repeatability
  • Batteries and Charger Sold Separately,this item works with these batteries (AC840083, AC840085, AC840084 and AC46182) and chargers (AC470013 and AC840093)
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Name 20-Volt MAX Lithium-Ion Cordless 1/2 in. Drill/Driver with (2) Batteries 1.5Ah, Charger and Kit Bag 18-Volt Compact Cordless Drill (Tool Only) 18-Volt Cordless Lithium-Ion 1/2 in. Compact Drill/Driver Kit GEN5X 18-Volt Lithium-Ion 1/2 in. Cordless Brushless Compact Drill/Driver Kit
Ratings (14) (24) (291) (49)
Battery Power Type Lithium Ion Lithium Ion Lithium Ion
Chuck Size 1/2 In. 1/2 In. 1/2 In. 1/2 In.
Batteries Included Yes No Yes Yes
Power Tool Features Keyless Chuck,Variable Speed Keyless Chuck,Variable Speed Bag Included,Brushless,Keyless Chuck,Keyless Chuck,Variable Speed
Cordless/ Corded Cordless Cordless Cordless Cordless
Number of Batteries Included 2
Voltage (volts) 20 18 18 18
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Product Depth (in.)
8.582 in
Product Height (in.)
9.055 in
Product Width (in.)
3.543 in


Batteries Included
Battery Size
Lithium Ion
Case Included
Charger Included
Chuck Size
1/2 In.
Chuck Type
Color Family
Cordless Tool Type
Cordless/ Corded
Maximum Speed (rpm)
Product Weight (lb.)
Tools Product Type
Power Tool
Variable Speed
Voltage (volts)

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
1-UL Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
3 Year

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Customer Questions & Answers

does this come with 1 or 2 batteries

Asked by: Anonymous
This is the tool only, no battery or charger included.
Answered by: Grogan14
Date published: 2015-11-06

Does this model have led lights in front that turn on when the power button is pushed?

Asked by: E9999
Thank you for your interest in RIDGID! Yes, the RIDGID R860071 has an LED on the front of the tool base that illuminates when the switch trigger is depressed. Regards, RIDGID
Answered by: RIDGID
Date published: 2015-09-20

what's the differencebetween this drill and 18V compact drill R86005KN

my old drill just fell apart internally and want to get new drill. I have two new lithium ion batts. and one old nicad batt. I don't really need to buy another tool with battery and charger, but the price is the same for these two tools which I'm inquiring about. There must be a difference which I'm missing.
Asked by: Anonymous
Model R86005KN comes with one battery and a charger, and is rated at 350 in. lbs. of torque with a 2 speed RPM range of a 0-400 and 0-1500 RPMs. Model R860071BN is an individual drill, no battery or charger, and is rated at 455 in. lbs. of torque with a 2 speed RPM range of 0-450 and 0-1650 RPMs
Answered by: RIDGID
Date published: 2015-09-17
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Customer Reviews

18-Volt Compact Cordless Drill (Tool Only) is rated 3.4 out of 5 by 24.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice drill, but chuck loosens while drilling Let me start out by saying I have two of these drills and I do like them alot. But, and there is always a but; on one of them the chuck keeps loosening while I am drilling which is really annoying, plus having the drill bit fall out while I’m on a ladder or working in tall grass adds a level of frustration. On the plus side when using it to drive screws it doesn’t seem to happen too often if at all. Several reviewers have made the same remarks which prompted me to write this. Because I own two of these and only one does this I had the chance to figure out the difference. The one that stays tight has the Jacobs chuck, the one that loosens does not. The Jacobs chuck actually ratchets when you tighten it and Jacobs has been making chucks for heavy duty metal working machinery for years. I don’t know if the older or newer drill has the Jacobs chuck, or whether they are just made at two different plants, but when you buy one it is worth looking in the box and checking it out before buying it. Here is the second issue, the clutch settings are pretty much non-existent. I have not noticed any difference when changing the settings on either drill so if you do a lot of work that requires a lighter touch, you ain’t gonna get it from this drill. Personally this has not been an issue for me because I am either drilling holes or driving screws and don’t tend to use the different settings. If you get the model with the Jacobs chuck you are going to be very happy with this drill. I have built several decks and done countless projects and it is still going strong. It has the led light that is trigger operated which is a nice feature when drilling in a dark corner too.
Date published: 2011-10-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from good tool, poor battery. I have had the tool for 10 months. I use it 3 to 4 times a week. After 4 months of use the battery started to fail, (would not hold charge). Rigid replaced the battery's, (took three weeks for replcement). Now after another 4 months of use, same problem.
Date published: 2011-11-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good quality tool - lifetime warranty a stretch I've had the drill since Dec. 2011 and used it for a major kitchen remodel. It has plenty of power, battery charges very fast and holds power for a long time, keyless clutch works well. The LED light is nicely aimed and very functional. Part of the reason I purchased Ridgid was for the lifetime warranty, but based on my experience, I have serious doubt about it's worth. I promptly sent in warranty information online, but 4 months later I haven't received any warranty registration acknowledgement. So, in summary, buy it because you like the tool, but don't buy it for the "lifetime warranty"', it's no better than any other tool warranty.
Date published: 2012-04-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Self Loosening Chuck This is the second cordless drill/driver I've owned. Both have the same problem. The tool stops so fast, it causes the chuck to loosen, and there goes your drill or screw driver bit on the floor from the top of the ladder. Other than that very annoying problem, very powerful, and charges quickly.
Date published: 2011-03-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Worst service ever I bought the predecessor to this drill (with two batteries) about 4 years ago mainly because of the lifetime warranty including batteries. Everything was fine until the batteries died. I thought it would be like Sears Craftsman (where they just hand you a new tool at the store) and I took the batteries to my local HD. They said I had to contact the manufacturer. Ridgid said I had to register the product within 90 days to get the lifetime warranty even though I had the receipt. So I bought another set with this drill and batteries since it was cheaper than buying the actual batteries, and this time made sure to register it. Shortly the chuck on the new drill broke, but I still had the old drill and used it with the new batteries. Then those batteries died. So I thought ok, now I'll get the drill fixed and the batteries replaced. Forget doing that, you have to take it to one of their contracted "service centers" and the nearest one is nearly two hours away. They don't give an option to ship it back to the manufacturer. At this point I gave up and bought a Bosch drill. I'll never buy another Ridgid power tool.
Date published: 2014-01-12
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Drill is fine, batteries are terrible Drill works well. Plenty of torque and speed for any reasonable non-contractor-type use. The batteries are worthless. After only light use for a few months, and being placed on the charger intermittently during that time (Li-on battery chargers are supposed to maintain and condition the batteries), they would no longer take a charge at all. I've seen plenty of other comments to this effect elsewhere as well.
Date published: 2014-01-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Mines going in the garbage can.... Purchased for $100 several years ago. Even new run time was poor and got worse and wont run at all now. Trigger switch was intermittent near the end. When it ran the drill was ok but I need something reliable. I found myself grabbing my 15 year old Black and Decker Ni-Cd Firestorm to finish the job. I got nothing but a stone-wall from RIGID customer service, I wasn't impressed....I wont buy another RIGID product.
Date published: 2013-05-01
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not impressed Bought this drill 2 years ago, had great power and functionality but I have yet to pull it out of the bag with a charge. I charged up both batteries, took them off the charger and set them on the bench, within 3 days both are completely dead. I took the drill, charger and batteries to a service center where they tested everything and said there was a bad "switch" in the drill. Took 9 weeks for them to fix it. I got it back and took it home, both batteries were dead, charged them up and squeeze the trigger, it spins half a revolution then stops dead, and the other battery reads defective on the charger. I just bought a Dewalt... should have done it years ago.
Date published: 2012-03-15
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