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18-Volt Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless 1/4 in. 3-Speed STEALTH FORCE Impact Driver (Tool Only)

  • Half the noise of a standard impact driver
  • Includes: Belt Hook with Screw and Phillips Bit
  • Free Parts and Service for Life with Registration
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Product Overview

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

Our Liftetime Service Agreement gives you piece of mind knowing your purchase is covered. Look for the badge when purchasing.

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.

Our Lifetime Service Agreement gives you piece of mind knowing your purchase is covered. Look for the badge when purchasing.

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

Best-In-Class

designed to deliver more

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

90 Day Satisfaction Guaranteed

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

Cordless Convenience

Lifetime Service Agreement

Upon registration within the first 90 days of purchase

RIDGID introduces the 18-Volt Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless 1/4 in. STEALTH FORCE Impact Driver (Tool Only). With innovative STEALTH FORCE Technology, this tool uses a unique hydraulic oil pulse mechanism to make all jobs easier. The RIDGID Pulse Driver is up to twice as fast as standard impact drivers and half the noise. This tool is backed by the Industry's Only Lifetime Service Agreement, simply register within 90-days of purchase for FREE Parts, FREE Service, For LIFE. The RIDGID 18-Volt Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless 1/4 in. STEALTH FORCE Impact Driver includes a belt hook with screw, a Phillips bit, and an operator's manual. Battery and charger sold separately.
  • RIDGID 18-Volt STEALTH FORCE Pulse Driver is half the noise of a standard impact driver and up to 2X faster
  • 3 speed settings provide adjustable power and speed for the most demanding jobs as well as precision work
  • 3 LED lights around the front housing to eliminate shadows
  • 1-handed quick-load bit holder makes changes quick and easy with a snap-load collet, accepts bits as small as 1 in.
  • Hex Grip Micro Texture for maximum user comfort
  • Removable belt hook to keep the tool in immediate reach
  • 100% Compatible: Works with all RIDGID 18-Volt Batteries, Tools, and Chargers
  • Lifetime Service Agreement with registration within 90 days of purchase
  • Includes: (1) R86036 18-Volt Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless 1/4 in. 3-Speed STEALTH FORCE Impact Driver, a belt hook with screw, a Phillips bit, and operator’s manual
  • Battery and charger sold separately
  • RIDGID: Powerful. Durable. Professional.






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Cordless/ CordedCordlessCordlessCordlessCordless
Power Tool FeaturesNo Additional FeaturesLED Light,Variable SpeedCompact,LED Light,Variable SpeedLED Light,Variable Speed
Voltage (volts)18181818
Battery Amp HoursNo BatteryNo BatteryNo Battery1.5 Ah
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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
8.43 in
Product Height (in.)
6.73 in
Product Width (in.)
3.7 in

Details

Battery Amp Hours
No Battery
Battery Power Type
Lithium Ion
Battery Size
18-volt
Battery/Charger
Tool Only
Battery/Charger
Tool Only
Blows per Minute (BPM)
1700
Charger Included
Charger Not Included
Color Family
Orange
Condition
New
Cordless Tool Type
Impact Driver
Cordless/ Corded
Cordless
Drill/ Driver Type
Impact Driver
Drive Size
1/4 In. Hex
Included
Belt Clip
Maximum Speed (RPM)
2400 RPM
Motor Type
Brushless
Number of Total Batteries Included
0
Power Tool Features
LED Light,Variable Speed
Product Weight (lb.)
3.4 lb
Returnable
90-Day
Tools Product Type
Power Tool
Torque (In-Lbs)
650
Voltage (volts)
18

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
UL Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
Lifetime Service Agreement

Questions & Answers

46Questions40Answers

Does anyone else report that this drill drives fasteners intermittently? I put mine into service ...

Asked by HammerJack February 5, 2021
2
Answers

It does pulse like that because it is a pulse driver, not an impact. Mine drives in a 3” screw faster and quieter than an impact driver does. It may have a defect, but it sounds like it’s working like it was designed.

Is this pulse driver going to be available ever again?

Asked by Doc December 12, 2019
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Answer

Dear Valued Home Depot Customer, to better answer your question, please contact our HD.com customer service department at 800-430-3376 call any day between 6 a.m. and 2 a.m. EST or call your local store, they can either answer your question or transfer you to your local store to answer your specific question. Thanks for your interest. Greg

Is this item discontinued? It has been unavailable for purchase for some time

Asked by Weg81 November 24, 2019
3
Answers

They can be found here : https://www.homedepot.com/b/Tools-Power-Tools-Drills-Impact-Drivers/RIDGID/N-5yc1vZc29xZ18g

When will this be available again?

Asked by Cbus1992 October 23, 2019
3
Answers

As far as I know Next Christmas. I don't work at HD and apparently the ones that do don't monitor these questions.

Where did the stealth force go?! Cant find it anywhere in stores. Is it comming back?

Asked by Garagedoortech September 24, 2019
2
Answers

No is out of stock

can you use the octane batteries on the stealth force driver?

Asked by JG September 10, 2019
5
Answers

Yes, the 18V 6AH Octane batteries are compatible with all 18V Ridgid tools.

Is this the more powerful than the new octane impact driver?

Asked by Cbus1992 April 3, 2019
5
Answers

Based upon actual jobsite performance I say this is indeed more powerful than the Octane.

When I shake my drive I here something sliding inside. Works fine. Just wierd that there is a noise sounds.

Asked by 2018dec1 December 2, 2018
5
Answers

Hi 2018dec1, That could be a wire or any number of other things and can be normal. You can call our customer service for more help. 866-539-1710. Thanks for asking. Greg

Can you buy just the gun

Asked by Ando October 27, 2018
7
Answers

Can I buy just the driver

How do I get my lifetime warranty

Asked by Nate July 11, 2018
7
Answers

Hi Nate, To get the lifetime service agreement (LSA) you will need to register your tool within 90 days of purchase. Thanks for asking. Greg

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.6
    out of 242 reviews
  • 89% recommend this product
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Great wonderful tool with fantastic warranty. I have purchased alot of the Ridged tools and I am ...
Great wonderful tool with fantastic warranty. I have purchased alot of the Ridged tools and I am loving them. Used this tool ,my Ridged cordless saw, and my ridged cordless 18 volt drill to build this deck this past weekend. Thank you Home Depot for these wonderful tools.
by Carolyn
It's true, this impact is MUCH less noisy than an impact with mechanical hammers in it, and has...
It's true, this impact is MUCH less noisy than an impact with mechanical hammers in it, and has plenty of power to do the job. I have been using it outdoors on my property for fence, deck, and other projects. No worries about annoying the neighbors with loud impact noises. I highly recommend.
by Coguy
1 person found this helpful
This drill is very quiet and strong but a little on the heavy side. I ve only had this drill abou...
This drill is very quiet and strong but a little on the heavy side. I ve only had this drill about a week ut very happy overall with my purchase.
by Larry
1 person found this helpful
all i can Say is WOW, this driver is quit, there is no comparison to anything out on the market. ...
all i can Say is WOW, this driver is quit, there is no comparison to anything out on the market. I'm a true Ridgid fan all of my tools are Ridgid, so i decided to buy this to see if its true on how quiet it is and just as powerful as any other tool like it. IT IS, i bought it because my customers would complain that when building a deck on there house i would wake up the whole neighborhood. Well i no longer get those complaints, i would recommend this baby to everyone. I LOVE IT
by OLDGUY
2 people found this helpful
I already had the Ridgid Impact but I had an indoor project where I would be working evenings (wh...
I already had the Ridgid Impact but I had an indoor project where I would be working evenings (while the kids were asleep) and I needed to drive 100's of screws. I heard that this impact was quiet, but it was amazing how little noise this unit makes while still producing a ton of power. My wife was impressed as well as the regular impacts are her least favorite tool. The Pulse technology drives screws way more efficiently and quickly than any impact I know of. Well done!
by CReevesMakes
This product is awesome. Just a regular DIYer who just bought a house with a fence that needed he...
This product is awesome. Just a regular DIYer who just bought a house with a fence that needed help. I could have used a drill driver, but thought I would give one of these a try. This is beastly without any of the drawbacks of a traditional impact driver. Not sure if its down on power as I have never used the Gen 5x tool, but compared to what I am used to--this was stunningly better. Its really no contest. This thing is quieter (really!), faster and easier to handle than the compact hammer drill for driving. Its got a lot of power and no clutch so the drill still gets used for making holes and where finishing counts, but otherwise this thing wins. And unlike a regular impact driver, I can use it and not worry about my ears ringing like I just went to an Avenged Sevenfold concert. No concerns with battery life either. This is an amazing product (and class of products) and makes we want to buy the Milwaukee Surge just to compare. I wont. I think. P.S. I have a few tools on the Ridgid cordless ecosystem now (driver, drill, saw, sander, vacuum, router, etc.) and i have hit the LSA issue a couple times where one product on the receipt will go through but the others wont. I don't have a working printer at home. Email them a copy of your receipt, the serial of the product that did register, and the ones that didn't. They might be able to help you out with no hassle.
by sockman
1 person found this helpful
This drill is amazing! My daughter and were using another "drill" to help put up our 30'x72' gr...
This drill is amazing! My daughter and were using another "drill" to help put up our 30'x72' greenhouse and had extreme difficulties getting the screws into the brackets & wood. The guys gave us a "light weight girls drill" thinking we could handle it better. No power! I bought this one and it made our job SO much easier. It was like putting screws into butter instead of rocks! This made things so much easier!!! Awesome drill. Even my 2 year old granddaughter picked it up (just have driver bit) to hear the noise and be like mommy, auntie and grandma. If a 2 yr old can hold it, so can you. Ladies.... don't think you have to have the "girly" tools that are lightweight. Go for the POWER tools and get the job done faster. Spend a little more.... it will save you much more in the long run,
by PinedoraFarms
2 people found this helpful
Strong and silent
Well, not totally silent, but when compared to other drivers of lesser power and quality, this baby whispers. Had mine for about four months now and used it for everything from framing to fencing and decking- she hasn't let me down yet. More power than most other impact drivers on the market. Three speeds to give finesse when required but a real punch for harder spots. The drill is a bit heavy, but that can be accredited to the quality of what lies beneath its durable skin. All three of my Gen5x tools are wonderful tools, but this driver is my favorite. Those few folks I have trusted to use it always express their envy. I recommend this to anyone for any impact job: from private home to roofing. Oh, and the LSA isn't hard to get. Just follow their directions and all will go swimmingly. Ridgid has raised the bar with this one.
by emperorsunshine
1 person found this helpful
I just got mine yesterday and used it for the first time today and it's the bomb plenty of power ...
I just got mine yesterday and used it for the first time today and it's the bomb plenty of power and torque, led light will light up the area nicely while you work. My only problem was the weight of the impact drill.
by HomeDepotCustomer
1 person found this helpful
This drill was easy to use and put together. I was surprised by how long the battery lasted befor...
This drill was easy to use and put together. I was surprised by how long the battery lasted before needing to be recharged. Overall well built tool and feels very durable.
by HomeDepotCustomer
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