Internet #205907850

Model # R8606B

Store SKU #1001357724

Store SO SKU #1001291974

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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
$ 79 00

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Frequently Bought Together

Product Overview

Powerful

Powerful

Engineered to deliver maximum performance.

Durable

Durable

Built to handle whatever the jobsite throws your way.

Professsional

Professional

Designed for the pro who demands more from their tools.

Lifetime Service Agreement

Liftetime 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.

RIDGD Power Tools are engineered to outperform, consistently creating best-in-class lineup of tools.

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

Lifetime Service Agreement

Upon registration within the first 90 days of purchase

Best-In-Class

Best-In-Class

designed to deliver more

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

90 Day Satisfaction Guaranteed

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Cordless Convenience

Cordless Convenience

Enjoy working tangle-free

  • 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
  • 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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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
  • 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
  • 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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Price
$79.00
$79.54
$99.00
$104.08
Ratings (393) (199) (61) (152)
Reconditioned No No
Dust collection type Port None None
Power Tool Features Variable Speed No Additional Features Lock On Switch,Second Handle Included Lock On Switch,No Tool Belt Change
Cordless/ Corded Cordless Corded
Voltage (volts) 18 120 120
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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
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
180-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

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
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
180-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

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 is very tough to control compared to the many other orbital sanders I have used over the years. I am not a stranger to how orbital sanders operate. I do not push down on the sander. I allow my tools to do the work. However this sander takes a lot more effort and attention to control. It has a tendency to jerk in random directions. It still is useful for me, just not as good as I had anticipated.
Answered by: Goraidders
Date published: 2019-10-21

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

Is there a specific amp hour the battery needs to have or as long as its 18 volts, it should be fine?

Asked by: Richard
The aH is not relevant, except as it relates to the length of time you can use the tool. It is the voltage that matters, so any 18v RIDGID battery will work with the tool.
Answered by: Trirok
Date published: 2020-06-09

Can this use the Octane batteries? I am thinking of buying an Octane combo kit as well. Thank you.

Can this use the Octane batteries? I am thinking of buying an Octane combo kit as well. Thank you.
Asked by: thatryan
Yes
Answered by: SuperSnake
Date published: 2020-06-02
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