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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
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Powerful

Powerful

Engineered to deliver maximum performance.

Durable

Durable

Built to handle whatever the jobsite throws your way.

Professsional

Professsional

Designed for the pro who demands more from their tools.

Liftetime Service Agreement

Lifetime Service Agreement

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Free Parts. Free Service. For Life.

Free Parts. Free Service. For Life.

When registered within 90 days of purchase on select tools and kits.

Best-In-Class Performance.

Best-In-Class Performance.

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100% 18V Compatibility RIDGID

100% 18V Compatibility RIDGID

All 18V Power Tools are compatible with all 18V batteries, including OCTANE batteries.

Lithium Ion Batteries

Lithium Ion Batteries

Lithium Ion Batteries – Top grade Lithium cells give you max power and life

Hex Grip

Hex Grip

Designed for maximum control and comfort

Lifetime Service Agreement

Cordless Convenience

Enjoy working tangle-free

Best-In-Class

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Buy with confidence with our 90 day no-risk satisfaction guarantee.

90 Day Satisfaction Guaranteed

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Upon registration within the first 90 days of purchase

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
  • Enhanced Hex Grip 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 Batteries, 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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Cordless/ CordedCordlessCordedCordlessCordless
Power Tool FeaturesVariable SpeedLock On Switch,Random Orbit,Variable SpeedLock On Switch,No Tool Disc/Pad Change,Random Orbit,Variable SpeedRandom Orbit,Variable Speed
Voltage (volts)18 1818
Random orbitYesYesYesYes
Battery Amp HoursNo Battery No BatteryNo Battery
ConditionNewNewNewNew
Dust collection type Bag
Voltage (v) 18v
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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
No Battery
Battery Power Type
Lithium Ion
Battery Size
18-volt
Battery/Charger
Tool Only
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
Included
Sanding Pads
Motor Type
Brushed
Number of Total 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

Manufacturer Warranty
Lifetime Service Agreement with registration within 90 days of purchase

Questions & Answers

150Questions22Answers

Is this a variable speed tool?

Asked by Mrez1991 June 14, 2021
1
Answer

Mrez1991, thank you for your interest in the RIDGID 18V Cordless 5 in. Random Orbit Sander Kit with 18V Lithium-Ion 2.0 Ah Battery and Charger. I am sorry, no. This sander is not a variable speed sander. Thank you for asking, If you have further questions and would like to speak with a RIDGID Customer Experience Professional, please call, 1-866-539-1710 M-F from 9am-6pm EST. Hope this helps! - Vini

Will this come back in stock anytime soon?

Asked by LJ May 21, 2021
1
Answer

LJ, thank you for your interest in the RIDGID 18V Cordless 3-Tool Combo Kit with Brushless Belt Sander, Random Orbit Sander, and OCTANE Brushless Jig Saw. I am sorry, no. This particular kit is not being produced right now. Thank you for asking, If you have further questions and would like to speak with a RIDGID Customer Experience Professional, please call, 1-866-539-1710 M-F from 9am-6pm EST. Hope this helps! - Vini

Hello, Where can you buy 1/4 sheet 13 hole sandpaper. My sander did not include a hole punch. ...

Asked by petec March 27, 2021
3
Answers

Petec, thank you for your interest in the RIDGID 18-Volt OCTANE Cordless Brushless 3-Speed 1/4 Sheet Sander. This product should have come with a hole punch. If it did not you should call in and speak with one of our RIDGID Customer Experience Professionals, they would be happy to help. Please call, 1-866-539-1710 M-F from 9am-6pm EST. Thank you for asking, I hope this helps! - Vini

What vacuum attaches to the vacuum attachment piece for dust control?

Asked by Cbshort117 March 24, 2021
2
Answers

Just FYI, the 1.25" hose that comes w/ the Ridgid car detailing kit does NOT fit.

I’m using a 9.6-18v battery and it dies after 5 minutes? 

Asked by Dagagnon1 March 22, 2021
1
Answer

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.

Why are these reviews about different products? They should be for the belt sander; not jigsaws,...

Asked by Bob March 16, 2021
3
Answers

Belt sander battery only lasts about 20 minutes and that’s for the larger battery

Is there a triangle shaped sander? Or square?

Asked by MamaMitz February 21, 2021
5
Answers

Not to my knowledge. I have another tool for that application.

Is the bevel feature limited (fixed) at 45 degrees or can it be adjusted and set to a different a...

Asked by StPierre February 12, 2021
2
Answers

StPierre, thank you for your interest in the RIDGID 18-Volt OCTANE Cordless Brushless Jig Saw. You can set the blade for 0 to 45 degrees. Thank you for asking, If you have further questions and would like to speak with a RIDGID Customer Experience Professional, please call, 1-866-539-1710

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 February 9, 2021
1
Answer

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!

Does it come in a case

Asked by Toby February 7, 2021
3
Answers

No, there is no case with this, but there is with some of the other cordless tools of this type like the octane charger. It would easily fit in that bag.

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Customer Reviews

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Great product, variable speed for different jobs, great new tool to add to my rigid tool line
Great product, variable speed for different jobs, great new tool to add to my rigid tool line
by Jeff
1 person found this helpful
good small radio but need improvement.
First of the all, the whole package did not come as retail package. it is fine by me because i did not have to rip anything open. lol. the radio is light weight and easy to carry around. sound was mediocre. i think my cheap milwaukee radio (2590-20) sounds better. but for a single speaker, it does pretty good job. sound is still clear even at loudest volume. it comes with a short 3.5mm male/male cable to connect aux port. honestly, the cable is too short. for a radio that does not have compartment to store a phone, that cable is useless. the bluetooth connection is good. i played my music from youtube no problem. i did try the ridgid radio app briefly. it functions well. it gives me control of the radio while on bluetooth. it did crash once when i tried the announcement function in the app. but that function is useless. tried a few times and it doesnt work. i agreed with other review about the app. why does it need my location while connecting it? it doesnt make sense to me. charging port is slow. it can keep up with the music playing and bluetooth function but it is not fast enough. overall it is a good jobsite radio but there are some cons i want to see ridgid will implement for the next radio. - wish it comes with a power cable. - faster charging port. - an adapter or pocket that can attach to the battery for phone storage. - a handle to hang the radio.
by cowboy
2 people found this helpful
This is a great all around tool. The three speeds are a must with a battery operated tool. With a...
This is a great all around tool. The three speeds are a must with a battery operated tool. With a battery operated sander it weighs a little more then I'am use to but the mobility of this tool is a plus.
by Ted
Love the toolless blade insertion and removal. Great handle grip and feel. Weight just right soli...
Love the toolless blade insertion and removal. Great handle grip and feel. Weight just right solid and light. Excellent compact size compared to corded models. Runs very smooth and quiet. Overall well thought out Safety guard in front. Has wonderful orbital action or straight. Good vacuum dust removal fitting and dust blower feature. Well placed bright LED light in front of blade. Octane or standard Rigid 18 volt batteries compatible and not included. Base with 15; 30; 45; degree tilt.
by Frankie
4 people found this helpful
Needed for refinishing an old table top. Cabin is short on power so this helped greatly. Worked m...
Needed for refinishing an old table top. Cabin is short on power so this helped greatly. Worked much better with the 6 or 9 amp batteries. Dust bag also does a good job of breathing and filling while the tool is working.
by Bri
3 people found this helpful
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Example, when you buy tools is fine but if you going to have problems with same than you have problems, thay said lifetime service but if you didn't register your tool waranti doesn't work. I bought kit tool for house and didn't use it maybe 15-20 times in 11 years and battery want charge, 2009 i start to register tool but didn't finish for some reason and thay can't do anything about it, I will check how much is 2 new batteries and how much Ridgid company will lose if they send free 2 new ones.
by Halil
10 people found this helpful
Replaced my old 1970-80.Craftmans that I repaired twice.So pleased with...
Replaced my old 1970-80.Craftmans that I repaired twice.So pleased with the Rigid cordless.Quick change blade.Didn't know what I was missing also smooth cutting less vibration and no cord to get in the way.So much of an improvement. Cuts circles even with angle for a dog food raised eating stand.
by BillyBoy
3 people found this helpful
Superior jigsaw with persistent, quality performance. Shipping time and customer service wer...
Superior jigsaw with persistent, quality performance. Shipping time and customer service were both top notch. With over twenty years of experience building everything from doll houses to real houses to pole barns, I have an extensive knowledge of power tools and I am happy to report that this jigsaw is a cut above, pun intended. My wife bought me this jigsaw over a month ago and since then, I've used it to build a princess castle twin bed for my 4-year-old, a bookshelf & a kitchen hutch for my wife. Approximate hours of use so far = 8-10 hours. My favorite features on this tool are: variable speed setting options that allow for pressure and cutting consistency , comfortable grip and handle, it has a nice weight to it, cordless & portable with no cords to fight, the long lasting battery operation, adjustable orbital action, the ability to lock it on which lessens trigger fatigue, and Ridgid's lifetime service agreement which I love for all my Ridgid tools. I can't think of anything I'd change really. I am really happy to own this jigsaw and would say it's hands down, the best jigsaw I've ever used or owned.
by Pounds
3 people found this helpful
I've been very pleased in my initial use of the Ridgid 18V sander. It operates as smoothly as my ...
I've been very pleased in my initial use of the Ridgid 18V sander. It operates as smoothly as my corded Ridgid 5" and 6" sanders and it's nice to not be tethered to a cord all the time. It does weigh more than my 5" corded Ridgid, even without the battery but it's balanced well enough that it's not a problem on flat surfaces. Using it on vertical surfaces does get tiring, but by the time the arm and hand get too tired it's time to change out the battery :-) Battery life, using a 4ah battery, is acceptable. I haven't tried my smaller battery packs yet but even those would suffice in a pinch, I'd assume. For fewer changeover interruptions, definitely use a large capacity battery pack. I'm sold -- have been for a long time -- on Ridgid tools; most of the tools in my shop are Ridgid. Take the time to register online and register the tool for the Lifetime Service Agreement. I've used it twice, once on a 5" sander and once on a trim router, and have absolutely no complaints. Keep the email you get after registering to make the service request at Home Depot go faster. Turnaround both times I used the LSA was acceptable -- 1 1/2 - 2 weeks -- and it saved me from having to replace two tools.
by John
9 people found this helpful
I'm an admitted Ridgid tool fan.. But I debated on weather this sander was worth the costs since ...
I'm an admitted Ridgid tool fan.. But I debated on weather this sander was worth the costs since it's a good bit higher in price over a corded model. Currently on sale for about $70 US. But I had a lot of sheet sanding paper I recently picked up so thought might as well give it a try since the wife wanted me to sand down a item so she can refinish it. Put the 80 grit that it came with on it and a 3 AH octane battery and went to town removing a old finish and stain job. This along with the belt sander make a pretty quick job at removing the old finish. Now just remain with the areas that have to be hand sanded due to curves on the wood. Was impressed with the sander. Dust collection was outstanding as I emptied the bag full of dust in the trash instead of having to blow it all off my me and the project.
by mharvey5mcp
3 people found this helpful
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