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RIDGID

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

  • AirGuard Technology dust collection contains 90% of the dust
  • Includes: Dust Bag, 80 Grit Hook, and Loop Sandpaper
  • Free parts and service for life with registration
$ 69 00
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Product Overview

  • AirGuard Technology dust collection contains 90% of the dust
  • Includes: Dust Bag, 80 Grit Hook, and Loop Sandpaper
  • Free parts and service for life with registration
RIDGID introduces the 18-Volt Cordless 5 in. 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. FREE Service. For LIFE. Included with the 5 in. Random Orbit Sander are a dust bag, an 80 Grit Hook, a Loop Sandpaper, and an operator's manual. Batteries and chargers sold separately.
  • Innovative motor technology features a permanent magnet motor to maintain speed and power under load for corded-like performance
  • AirGuard Technology collects up to 90% of dust for a cleaner work area
  • Extended runtime of over 40 minutes with 4.0 Ah Lithium-Ion Battery (sold separately)
  • Variable speed dial adjusts speed for different applications
  • Dust-sealed switch increases longevity of the tool
  • SOFTStart Technology 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: Works with all RIDGID 18-Volt tools and chargers
  • Lifetime Service Agreement with registration within 90 days
  • Includes: (1) R8606B 5 in. Random Orbit Sander, (1) dust bag, 80 grit hook, loop sandpaper, and an operator's manual
  • Battery and charger sold separately
  • RIDGID: Powerful. Durable. Professional.
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Product Overview

  • AirGuard Technology dust collection contains 90% of the dust
  • Includes: Dust Bag, 80 Grit Hook, and Loop Sandpaper
  • Free parts and service for life with registration
Model #: R8606B
Sku #: 1001357724
Internet #: 205907850

RIDGID introduces the 18-Volt Cordless 5 in. 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. FREE Service. For LIFE. Included with the 5 in. Random Orbit Sander are a dust bag, an 80 Grit Hook, a Loop Sandpaper, and an operator's manual. Batteries and chargers sold separately.

  • Innovative motor technology features a permanent magnet motor to maintain speed and power under load for corded-like performance
  • AirGuard Technology collects up to 90% of dust for a cleaner work area
  • Extended runtime of over 40 minutes with 4.0 Ah Lithium-Ion Battery (sold separately)
  • Variable speed dial adjusts speed for different applications
  • Dust-sealed switch increases longevity of the tool
  • SOFTStart Technology 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: Works with all RIDGID 18-Volt tools and chargers
  • Lifetime Service Agreement with registration within 90 days
  • Includes: (1) R8606B 5 in. Random Orbit Sander, (1) dust bag, 80 grit hook, loop sandpaper, and an operator's manual
  • Battery and charger sold separately
  • RIDGID: Powerful. Durable. Professional.
  • Click Here to Register Your Product

    Test Item

  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs
  • California residents see Prop 65 WARNINGS

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Ratings (293) (153) (66) (55)
Dust collection type None Port None
Power Tool Features Variable Speed No Additional Features No Tool Disc/Pad Change,Second Handle Included,Variable Speed Random Orbit,Second Handle Included,Variable Speed
Cordless/ Corded Cordless Corded Corded Corded
Voltage (volts) 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
Battery/Charger
Tool Only
Charger Included
Charger Not Included
Color Family
Orange
Condition
New
Cordless Tool Type
Disc Sander
Cordless/ Corded
Cordless
Dust Collection Method
Bag
Motor Type
Brushed
Number of Batteries Included
0
Number of Batteries Included
0
Power Tool Features
Variable Speed
Product Weight (lb.)
3.620 lb
Random orbit
Yes
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
Battery/Charger
Tool Only
Charger Included
Charger Not Included
Color Family
Orange
Condition
New
Cordless Tool Type
Disc Sander
Cordless/ Corded
Cordless
Dust Collection Method
Bag
Motor Type
Brushed
Number of Batteries Included
0
Number of Batteries Included
0
Power Tool Features
Variable Speed
Product Weight (lb.)
3.620 lb
Random orbit
Yes
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

Tough to control or defective? As others have mentioned, this sander seems to have it's own thoug...

Tough to control or defective? As others have mentioned, this sander seems to have it's own thoughts on where it want's to go. Mine is very difficult to control and wants to pull me in random directions in lieu of where I want to sand. My corded Ridgid sander works great, but this one is all over the place.. Is this a defect or easy repair or just the nature of the beast?
Asked by: Pav
Mine literally shakes the workpiece out of my workbench clamps when I clamp it between a couple of dog clamps. Did you ever resolve this?
Answered by: Dale
Date published: 2019-04-03

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: 2018-10-07

Can this sander be used on drywall?

Asked by: Tiff44
Depending on the sandpaper you use and how skilled you are with drywall I would say yes.
Answered by: Jordan
Date published: 2019-03-26

Would this be ideal for sanding kitchen cabinets

Asked by: Tia
Yes it is very good for sanding cabinets. In fact I use this sander for just that. However it is slow compared to electric models and should be considered a touch up sander if you are building new cabinets. If you are refinishing cabinets it will work very well. This sander has a very small oscillating orbit and so it is nice for fine finishing.
Answered by: ILikeTools
Date published: 2019-03-20
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Customer Reviews

18-Volt Cordless 5 in. Random Orbit Sander (Tool-Only) is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 293.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from I wanted to love this orbital, but cannot. I have used many orbital sanders over the years, and ... I wanted to love this orbital, but cannot. I have used many orbital sanders over the years, and this is by far the jerkiest, jumpiest one ever. It does not want to sit flat. It takes both hands to balance it. I think the problem is that when you add a battery it makes the back side heavy causing it to be unbalanced. I used a soft velcro pad between the sandpaper and sanders pad. It helps a lot with the jerking, but it still is not as easy to use as any of the corded ones I have used. I will keep it because even with its issues there are times I will use it just because it is cordless. However with its issues I will not use it nearly as much as I wanted to. Just FYI: I have over 25 years experience in construction. I specialize in custom tile showers and hardwood floors among other floor covering. I have used it on two projects so far. The first was using 80 grit paper on raw wood. The second was using 320 grit paper on stair treads. The treads had already been sanded, stained, and sealed. I used this orbital to prep them for the final coat.
Date published: 2019-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from compact with lots of power Backed by the Ridgid brand, this Gen 5X 18V 5 inch random orbit sander is pretty handy. My husband was thrilled to receive this product and put it to use immediately. For a small woodworking project, he was able to sand the wood perfectly in a matter of minutes. The variable speed control on the tool moves from 1-6 speeds easily. The dust bag collects the wood dust nicely. The tool comes with two sheets of 80 grit sandpaper. Although the battery and charger are not included, our other 18V Ridgid battery fit perfectly and ran the tool just as expected. This small tool has a 40 minute run time, which is perfect for small jobs in our home workshop. The Ridgid brand stands behind their products. They offer a lifetime service agreement with free batteries, free parts, and free service for life with product tool registration. All in all, this is a great small size sander for just the right project at home. I highly recommend this one for every home workshop.
Date published: 2015-06-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from way to much vibration Let me start out by saying my wife and i have a custom furniture bussiness and we have all kinds of rigid tools wife bought this about aix months ago and we bith used it, she told me it vibrates way to much and i didnt beleive her, so i gave it a try for about two months and she was so right the vibration is out of control uou cant even keep it in contact with the surface you are sanding. Defintley wouldnt recommand this to anything try a different brand.
Date published: 2019-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Impressed Never having used an Orbit Sander there was a moment of surprise. The face plate seems to vibrate in minute movements. It sands the wood in what appears to be a little faster with the help of the variable speed dial and a dust bag that actually collects the dust. It does weigh approximately 5 ½ lbs. with the battery that was installed. The palm/handle was somewhat big for my hand, that's because I'm a small guy. Making a wooden rack for my utility cart the fit was really tight to the point that you had to sand the ends to actually make it fit. Using the Orbit sander did the job in no time and now have a great fitting rack for the cart. If you look real hard at the picture of the piece of wood you can see the difference from the sanded part and the unfinished section. If you're looking to replace your palm sander with something different consider the Ridgid Random Orbit Sander. You too could be pleasantly surprised.
Date published: 2015-06-09
Rated 2 out of 5 by from If you have an electric orbital and expect this to work the same you will be disappointed. The di... If you have an electric orbital and expect this to work the same you will be disappointed. The difference and the reason I returned it is, it is very hard to hold onto. It grabs, pulls and twists on the surface. It would work for rough sanding. You need apply firm pressure and really hold onto it. You cannot use it for detailed work. (I am a painting contractor and always use these for detailed work, I love Ridgid's electric ones by the way) I was using 220 grit and I adjusted the speed from high to low while trying to use it. I really wanted to like it. This would be an invaluable tool to me if it worked like the electric version.
Date published: 2019-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bought an orbital sander to match my other Rigid 18V tools and batteries. Good power comparable ... Bought an orbital sander to match my other Rigid 18V tools and batteries. Good power comparable to corded tool and liked how it worked. Used on big sanding job the first day, ran for over an hour straight and was pleasantly surprised at the battery life for the tool. It is a little heavy after a long period of use but liked not having a cord.
Date published: 2019-05-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 5 Star Tool...4 Star Because of Registration I invested in the Gen5x combo pack and an extra 4ah battery after moving into our first home. Then bought this gem a few months later to add to the collection. Bought as part of a combo with a work light. So far I've used the sander to remove the finish from an old six drawer dresser that had numerous coats of "stuff" on it, and to touch up the surface of a 7'x7' deck-like cover I made for an '80s vintage in-ground pink spa. The 4ah batteries lasted a good bit, and since I have 3 I could just swap out batteries without ever having to wait for a recharge. So...I give the tool a strong 5. However, when I tried to register this for the LSA I got an email from Ridgid that they couldn't verify and wanted more information. This is the 2nd combo pack that wouldn't register (other was a battery and charger). Seems like Ridgid needs to get a handle on some of the combo kit registrations...I'm not jumping through hoops for a $69 tool.
Date published: 2016-04-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I really like the portability and power of this sander.... I really like the portability and power of this sander. Bought it for a home project along with a quarter sheet sander. They both have their place. This orbital sander makes quick work and I didn’t have to worry about running out of battery charge since I have four batteries from other tools
Date published: 2019-07-09
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