Model # R8606B

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RIDGID GEN5X 18-Volt 5 in. Cordless Random Orbit Sander (Tool Only)
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RIDGID

GEN5X 18-Volt 5 in. Cordless Random Orbit Sander (Tool Only)

  • Airguard dust collection for collection of 90% of the dust
  • Soft start and pad brake to help prevent gouges
  • Backed by the Industry's only Lifetime Service Agreement
$6997 /each
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Product Overview

  • Airguard dust collection for collection of 90% of the dust
  • Soft start and pad brake to help prevent gouges
  • Backed by the Industry's only Lifetime Service Agreement
RIDGID introduces the GEN5X 18-Volt 5 in. Random Orbit Sander. Featuring its innovative GEN5X 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 4.0Ah HYPER Lithium-Ion battery for longer run time. 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.
  • GEN5X motor technology permanent magnet motor maintains speed and power under load for corded-like performance
  • AirGuard technology collects up to 90% of dust for a cleaner work area
  • Extended run-time over 40 minutes with 4.0Ah hyper lithium-ion battery (sold separately)
  • Variable speed dial adjusts speed for different applications
  • Dust-sealed switch increases longevity of the tool
  • Soft start and brake pad helps prevent gouges on work surfaces
  • Hex grip enhanced micro-texture for secure grip and maximum user comfort
  • On-board vacuum adaptor fits 1-1/4 in. or 2-1/2 in. standard vacuum hose
  • Quick-release dust bag for quick and easy bag emptying
  • 100% compatible with every generation of RIDGID 18-Volt batteries
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Product Overview

  • Airguard dust collection for collection of 90% of the dust
  • Soft start and pad brake to help prevent gouges
  • Backed by the Industry's only Lifetime Service Agreement
Model #: R8606B
Sku #: 1001357724
Internet #: 205907850

RIDGID introduces the GEN5X 18-Volt 5 in. Random Orbit Sander. Featuring its innovative GEN5X 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 4.0Ah HYPER Lithium-Ion battery for longer run time. 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.

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  • GEN5X motor technology permanent magnet motor maintains speed and power under load for corded-like performance
  • AirGuard technology collects up to 90% of dust for a cleaner work area
  • Extended run-time over 40 minutes with 4.0Ah hyper lithium-ion battery (sold separately)
  • Variable speed dial adjusts speed for different applications
  • Dust-sealed switch increases longevity of the tool
  • Soft start and brake pad helps prevent gouges on work surfaces
  • Hex grip enhanced micro-texture for secure grip and maximum user comfort
  • On-board vacuum adaptor fits 1-1/4 in. or 2-1/2 in. standard vacuum hose
  • Quick-release dust bag for quick and easy bag emptying
  • 100% compatible with every generation of RIDGID 18-Volt batteries
  • Click Here to Register Your Product

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  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs

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Brand Ryobi RIDGID DEWALT Makita
Ratings (185) (82) (68) (4)
Reconditioned No No No No
Dust collection type Bag
Power Tool Features Lock On Switch Variable Speed Bag Included,Lock On Switch,No Tool Disc/Pad Change,Random Orbit,Variable Speed Random Orbit,Variable Speed
Cordless/ Corded Cordless Cordless Corded Cordless
Voltage (volts) 18 18 18
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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
6.46 in
Product Height (in.)
6.42 in
Product Width (in.)
8.50 in

Details

Batteries Included
No
Battery Amp Hours
0.0
Battery Power Type
Lithium Ion
Battery Size
18-volt
Charger Included
No
Color Family
Orange
Cordless Tool Type
Disc Sander
Cordless/ Corded
Cordless
Dust Collection Method
Bag
Number of Batteries Included
0
Power Tool Features
Variable Speed
Product Weight (lb.)
3.620 lb
Random orbit
Yes
Reconditioned
No
Returnable
90-Day
Speed (rpm)
11000
Switch Type
on/off with variable speed dial
Tools Product Type
Power Tool
Variable Speed
Yes
Voltage (volts)
18

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
1-UL Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
Lifetime Service Agreement with registration within 90 days of purchase

Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
6.46 in
Product Height (in.)
6.42 in
Product Width (in.)
8.50 in

Details

Batteries Included
No
Battery Amp Hours
0.0
Battery Power Type
Lithium Ion
Battery Size
18-volt
Charger Included
No
Color Family
Orange
Cordless Tool Type
Disc Sander
Cordless/ Corded
Cordless
Dust Collection Method
Bag
Number of Batteries Included
0
Power Tool Features
Variable Speed
Product Weight (lb.)
3.620 lb
Random orbit
Yes
Reconditioned
No
Returnable
90-Day
Speed (rpm)
11000
Switch Type
on/off with variable speed dial
Tools Product Type
Power Tool
Variable Speed
Yes
Voltage (volts)
18

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
1-UL Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
Lifetime Service Agreement with registration within 90 days of purchase

Questions & Answers

why does this not come with a battery too

It would be nice to have this sander to come with a battery too
Asked by: WildBill
I am glad they sell this as a bare tool because it keeps cost down, I own 17 Ridgid 18volt tools and I have 9 batteries so the last thing I want is to have to pay extra money for a battery that I do not need!
Answered by: Chevy513
Date published: 2017-03-13

will this work with an x4 battery

Asked by: sparkyth67
I believe all the Ridgid Gen5X tools work with the existing batteries.
Answered by: MJPratt
Date published: 2017-05-09

Work as buffer?

Will this work as a random buffer using buffing pads (if any are available), for example to wax cars / apply finish to boats etc
Asked by: Tim
The problem is speed, not motion. There are plenty of auto-detailing experts who love their random orbital buffers, so I disagree that a buffer must be circular, not orbital. The problem is that this tool can only operate at 7,000-11,000 RPM. For buffing, 2000 RPM would be high, and many people prefer speeds at about 1000 RPM.
Answered by: Netpog
Date published: 2017-05-24

Can we hookup a shopvac to it

Asked by: Red
Yes, it could be done, the filter does a good job
Answered by: wyowoodsmith
Date published: 2017-09-26
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Customer Reviews

GEN5X 18-Volt 5 in. Cordless Random Orbit Sander (Tool Only) is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 82.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Had it about 2 weeks Love this little sander. It really lasts quite a while even on the 2 amh bat... Had it about 2 weeks Love this little sander. It really lasts quite a while even on the 2 amh batteries. (I have a 5 amh but use the 2 mostly) If I could change anything, it would be the on/off button. Just to make it a little easier to press. It's not in a location that would get hit by accident, so I'd like to see it a little easier to press. Other than that, it's an amazing little sander.
Date published: 2017-05-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Pros: cordless, light, little vibration Cons: slow to remove material, battery lasts much less th... Pros: cordless, light, little vibration Cons: slow to remove material, battery lasts much less than advertised, doesn't pick up as much dust as other sanders, 'walks' when sanding, Ridgid now plays games with the service registration and it sets expectations on how you will be able to use warranty when you need it. I returned it and got DeWalt.
Date published: 2017-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I didn’t expect to love the cordless sander. I thought... I didn’t expect to love the cordless sander. I thought the battery life would be a deal breaker. While I haven’t tackled a massive project yet, like a conference table, but so far, it’s great. I do a lot of my sanding outdoors, so dust collection hasn’t been a problem. But it’s dust blower is great!
Date published: 2017-09-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Convenient, easy to use, and does what I need it... Convenient, easy to use, and does what I need it to do. The speed dial has 6 settings, but there doesn't seem to be a difference between 1 and 2 or between 5 and 6. A standard 2 Amp Hour battery lasts about 15 minutes at full speed. Seems to collect more than half of the sawdust created.
Date published: 2017-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I purchased this unit at the same time that I purchased the 5 tool set - it is great having a com... I purchased this unit at the same time that I purchased the 5 tool set - it is great having a common set of batteries that operate all these tools. When I go over to my grand-daughter's to help her with a project, I just take one set of tool and have everything that I need.
Date published: 2017-06-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Product is great, warranty registration is TERRIBLE! Why ask... Product is great, warranty registration is TERRIBLE! Why ask for the online order number on your registration site if you just reject anyway. Every online purchase is rejected, if you offer the warranty, make it easy. The old "bait and switch" tactic.
Date published: 2017-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I had a Dewalt D26441 1/4 sheet sander and it had so much vibration that after 5 min using you we... I had a Dewalt D26441 1/4 sheet sander and it had so much vibration that after 5 min using you were tired, know I have this Ridgid 18v sander. This sander has no vibration at all, just a bit when you sand small pieces. Around 12min of runtime its OK.
Date published: 2017-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We love all our Ridgid tools, we only buy Ridgid... We love all our Ridgid tools, we only buy Ridgid because of the quality and the Lifetime Warranty. This sander allows us to sand anywhere because of the battery and it works just as good as the plug in sander we own, which also happens to be a Ridgid.
Date published: 2017-09-02
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