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Model #R8701K

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18V Brushless SubCompact Cordless 1/2 in. Drill Driver Kit with (2) 2.0 Ah Battery, Charger and Bag

  • SubCompact design is ideal for tight spaces
  • Includes: 1/2 in Drill/Driver, (2) 2.0 Ah Batteries, Charger, Bag
  • Free Parts and Service for Life with Registration
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Product Overview

Lightweight and Compact

Lightweight and Compact

RIDGID’S most compact 18V lineup of tools

Designed to be lighter and more ergonomic

SubCompact Lineup

Designed to be lighter and more ergonomic

18V Performance

18V Performance

Performance that punches above its weight class

Carry Less Weight

Carry Less Weight

When compared to the R86009 Brushless 18V Compact Drill/Driver

Smaller Footprint

Smaller Footprint

When compared to the R86009 Brushless 18V Compact Drill/Driver

Reversible Belt Clip and Bit Holder

Reversible Belt Clip and Bit Holder

Apply to either side for additional customization

Brushless Motor

Brushless Motor

Delivers more runtime, more power, and longer motor life

Lifetime Service Agreement

Lifetime Service Agreement

Free Batteries. Free Parts. Free Service. For Life. Registration Required.

24 Position Clutch

24 Position Clutch

For ultimate precision when driving

Hex Grip

LED Light

Illuminates your workspace

World’s Largest

Hex Grip

Increased comfort and control

All Metal Gears

All Metal Gears

For extended durability

18V Compatibility

18V Compatibility

RIDGID 18V batteries work with all RIDGID 18V tools

RIDGID introduces the 18V SubCompact Lithium-Ion Cordless Brushless 2-Speed 1/2 in. Drill/Driver Kit with (2) 2.0 Ah Battery, and Charger. This 18V SubCompact Brushless 2-Speed 1/2 in. Drill/Driver Kit features all metal gears for added durability on the jobsite or at home. The model is 30% less weight and 35% more compact with optimized ergonomics. The 1/2 in. single sleeve ratcheting chuck holds bits tight and secure. The Brushless Motor offers more runtime and longer motor life. The 18V SubCompact Brushless 2-Speed 1/2 in. Drill/Driver delivers 425 in./lbs. of torque and 0-450/0-1,750 RPM. This kit 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 18V SubCompact Cordless Brushless 2-Speed 1/2 in. Drill/Driver Kit includes (2) 2.0 Ah Lithium-Ion Battery, an 18V Charger, a double-ended bit, bag, and an operator's manual.
  • Brushless Motor Technology delivers more runtime, power, and longer motor life
  • 2-speed settings for matching power to the task
  • Subcompact model is 30% less weight and 30% more compact in comparison to RIDGID Brushless 1/2 in. Drill/Driver R86009
  • 1/2 in. Drill/Driver delivers 425 in./lbs. of torque and 0-450/0-1,750 RPM
  • 24-position clutch ring allows adjustments to match torque to application
  • All metal gears for extended tool durability
  • LED Light for improved visibility in confined spaces and low light situations
  • Reversible belt hook and bit holder allow you to apply on either side for additional customization
  • Batteries: Up to 2X more runtime and has 2X longer life compared to standard lithium-ion batteries
  • Charger: 18V Charger compatible with all RIDGID 18V Batteries
  • 100% Compatible: Works with all RIDGID 18V Batteries, Tools, and Chargers
  • Lifetime Service Agreement with registration within 90 days of purchase
  • Includes: (1) R8701 18V SubCompact Brushless 1/2 in. Drill/Driver, (2) R87002 18V 2.0 Ah Batteries, (1) R86093 18V Charger, (1) belt hook with screws, double ended bit, bag, and operator's manual
  • RIDGID: Powerful. Durable. Professional






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Ratings
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Cordless/ CordedCordlessCordlessCordedCordless
Chuck Size1/2 In.1/2 In.1/2 In.3/8 In.
Power Tool FeaturesBag Included,Sub-Compact,Variable SpeedCase Included,Keyless Chuck,LED LightVariable SpeedCompact,Forward/Reverse Switch,Keyless Chuck,LED Light,Variable Speed
Number of Total Batteries Included22 2
Motor TypeBrushlessBrushless Brushless
Battery Amp Hours2 Ah2 Ah 2 Ah
Maximum Speed (RPM)1750 RPM1800 RPM500 RPM1600 RPM
IncludedBag Included,Belt Clip Included,Bits Included,Tool BagBelt Clip Included,Case Included,Tool CaseNo Additional Items IncludedTool Bag
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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
3.1 in
Product Height (in.)
7.8 in
Product Width (in.)
6.1 in

Details

Battery Amp Hours
2 Ah
Battery Power Type
Lithium Ion
Battery Size
18-volt
Battery/Charger
(2) 2 Ah Batteries & Charger Included
Battery/Charger
2 Batteries & Charger Included
Charger Included
Charger Included
Chuck Size
1/2 In.
Chuck Type
Keyless
Color Family
Orange
Condition
New
Cordless Tool Type
Drill/Driver
Cordless/ Corded
Cordless
Drill/ Driver Type
Drill/ Driver
Included
Bag Included,Belt Clip Included,Bits Included,Tool Bag
Maximum Speed (RPM)
1750 RPM
Motor Type
Brushless
Number of Total Batteries Included
2
Power Tool Features
Bag Included,Sub-Compact,Variable Speed
Product Weight (lb.)
2.0 lb
Returnable
180-Day
Tools Product Type
Power Tool
Voltage (volts)
18

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
UL Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
Lifetime Service Agreement with Registration

Questions & Answers

13Questions11Answers

can it remove lug nuts with my bad shoulder now tire irons are getting harder to work with, must ...

Asked by rico March 5, 2021
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Will the batteries in this kit run the ridgid 3gal vacuum?

Asked by Dch January 25, 2021
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Answer

DCH, thank you for your interest in the RIDGID 18V Brushless SubCompact Cordless 1/2 in. Drill Driver Kit. Yes, The cordless RIDGID vacuum takes the batteries as all our other tools. 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

Has Ridgid been honoring the LSA (Lifetime Service Agreement) that they advertise on their produc...

Asked by WeekendDIYer October 25, 2020
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Answers

I have not verified, but I will now!

Would there be similar products on 12-volt soon? The Ridgid 12-volt line impacts/drivers etc. ar...

Asked by Keen October 19, 2020
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Answer

Hello Keen, We appreciate your interest in the RIDGID 18-Volt Brushless SubCompact Cordless 1/2 in. Drill Driver Kit with (2) 2.0 Ah Battery, Charger and Bag R8701K. We are always looking to improve our products but we can not comment on products that my or may not be coming in the future. Our team of developers are always creating exciting and new products as well as improving existing products through feedback such as yours. I will forward this information to our product development team for further review. Thanks for reaching out to us! - Eve

Do the 2.0Ah batteries have 21700 cells? Very small battery capacity not enough to use for whole...

Asked by Keen October 19, 2020
1
Answer

Hi Keen, Thanks for your question on the RIDGID 18-Volt Brushless SubCompact Cordless 1/2 in. Drill Driver Kit with (2) 2.0 Ah Battery, Charger and Bag R8701K. For assistance with this question, please reach out to RIDGID Customer Support directly at 1-866-539-1710, Monday thru Friday 9am to 6pm EST. Thanks for asking! - Eve

Hi, I use power tools very less and the only tool I have is a Black and Decker LDX172 which can d...

Asked by George August 19, 2020
1
Answer

Hello George, Thanks for your question on the RIDGID R8701K 18-Volt Brushless SubCompact Cordless 1/2 in. Drill Driver Kit with (2) 2.0 Ah Battery, Charger and Bag. Using a bit with a slightly smaller diameter than your lag screw, drill a hole all the way through the materials where you want the screw to go.This 1/2 in. Drill/Driver delivers 400 in./lbs. of torque and 0-450/0-1,750 RPM and will work for that application. - Eve

Are these batteries compatible with the li ion series tools? And will this drill work with the li ion batteries?

Asked by Chuck August 7, 2020
1
Answer

Hello Chuck, Thanks for your question. Yes the batteries in the RIDGID R8701K 18-Volt Brushless SubCompact Cordless 1/2 in. Drill Driver Kit are interchangeable with the Lithium Ion batteries. - Eve

Can the new OCTANE batteries be used with this drill?

Asked by Mikey July 20, 2020
1
Answer

Hi Mikey, thank you for your question. The octane batteries will function with this drill but please note that the additional performance offered by the octane batteries only exists when coupled with an octane tool.

why dont they offer the subcompact impact driver in a kit without the drill

Asked by fred June 27, 2020
1
Answer

fred, Thank you for contacting us about the RIDGID 18-Volt Brushless SubCompact Cordless 1/2 in. Drill Driver Kit with (2) 2.0 Ah Battery, Charger and Bag. Occasionally these tools are offered as bare tools.Please send all inquires with concerns about pricing, promotions, and stock availability to Home Depot, they can be reached at 1-800-466-3337. Also check their website for changes in stock availability at www.homedepot.com. Thanks for reaching out to us! Regards, JJ

Are these drills protected from reasonable moisture exposure like some competitive drills? Around...

Asked by HomeDepotCustomer May 14, 2020
2
Answers

Lifetime warranty you need to register it just typical drill

18V Brushless SubCompact Cordless 1/2 in. Drill Driver Kit with (2) 2.0 Ah Battery, Charger and Bag - page 2

Customer Reviews

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Great drill
Used it to do all sorts of projects never let me down only complaint i have is one of the batterys quit working other than that it is a exlent drill
by Jess
I am very impressed with the Rigid 18V subcompact drill. The drill comes with a nice storage case...
I am very impressed with the Rigid 18V subcompact drill. The drill comes with a nice storage case. 2 batteries and a charger are also included, and can easily all be stored in the case. The batteries charge quickly and last a long time. The batteries have a light-up indicator on them that lets you see how much battery power they have left in them. The drill has a good amount of power and can fit in tight spaces. It has a 24 position clutch ring to adjust your torque and a built-in LED light to help illuminate your work site. I would definitely recommend this drill.
by sean
1 person found this helpful
A relatively compact 1/2” drill driver - weighing only 3.0 lbs with the included 2 Ah battery. T...
A relatively compact 1/2” drill driver - weighing only 3.0 lbs with the included 2 Ah battery. This has plenty of power and has dual speed settings finely controlled by the variable speed trigger. The speed can ramp up very slowly - at speed setting 1 it starts about 18 rpm (0.3 revs per second) – very slow – maybe not usable, but it provides any control you would ever need. An LED points up from the front of the handle base and the battery power indicator is located in front of the battery. The two position speed control is located on top of the body housing. 23 driver clutch settings and a drill position are provided on the rotating dial at the base of the rubberized chuck. See photo. I have a compact 3/8” drill that I use all the time (only weights 2.5 lbs), but I needed a compact 1/2” drill for the occasional larger drill sizes. I initially didn’t want to add another battery line to my cordless tools but the product description shows this drill to have a length of only 6.17” – sounded perfect – well, it turned out to be false - the 6.17” is to the face of the chuck body, not to the tip of the jaws – in reality its 6.68” long – see photo – its not bad, but not what’s advertised. The body width is very compact at only 2.23". The charging wire from the battery block to the charger is not adequate for garage/shop use – see photo. The cord is going to end up twisted and frayed - but I guess its no big deal if you like don’t mind dealing with warranty claims, Ridgid has a lifetime service agreement The 2Ah batteries provided are compact in length – see photo. This set comes in a nice zip up case, but there are no internal dividers nor hook & loop straps. A belt clip is also included which can be attached to either the right or left side. They also include a double ended driver bit and bit holder, the holder can be attached to the side opposite the belt clip using the provided threaded attachment point (see photo).
by retired
9 people found this helpful
I’m very impressed with this drill for many reasons: First of all, it is compact and not heavy. I...
I’m very impressed with this drill for many reasons: First of all, it is compact and not heavy. I love it that I can use it with one hand and don’t have any trouble at all. I can fit it through small openings, specially when working with shelving, and it delivers. My hands are small and I’m able to grip the drill with no issues. Second, the battery will last. I was able to use for 4 hours straight with some time off in between and had no issues and still had some battery charge left. What is good about this package is that it comes with 2 batteries. It also will charge up the battery pretty fast. You can keep working while charging the other one. Third, it is very easy to remove battery and it doesn’t get stuck. The charger doesn’t take up space and very easy to use as well. Fourth, it comes with 2 speeds. It allows me to use in different jobs around the house. From setting up furniture to placing 30lbs shelves in studs. It is easy to maneuver from one setting to other. The only thing I would change would be where the light is set up. It really doesn’t give me a good focus so if it was placed on the top I think it would be better, but that is just personal preference. Now, what I find pretty awesome is that if you register your battery you can always exchange it at Home Depot. They will give you a new with no hassle. What else can I ask for.. pretty cool deal!
by cynth12
5 people found this helpful
love the dive and power
I've had a 12 volt compact by rigid for about year still works great and when I had a battery issue rigid replaced them no problem. I needed another drill because sometimes I just need more power and the subcompact does not disappoint now when working on a build I can use one the (18v) as a drill and the older one das a dedicated driver speeding up time between bit changes. the sub compact is great because it reduce fatigue because of its relative light weight and the size works well in tight spots.
by DYIguy
2 people found this helpful
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by HomeDepotCustomer
Excellent drill... worked as expected....
Excellent drill... worked as expected.
by HomeDepotCustomer
This drill is AMAZING and has a great warranty! I...
This drill is AMAZING and has a great warranty! I am 1000% content with my purchase!
by TNTWilCon
I enjoy the smaller size of the drill/driver. It is...
I enjoy the smaller size of the drill/driver. It is lighter than my other one. The torque doesn't seem to be affected by the smaller size. Much easier to get in tight spots.
by 777
I bought this for my wife, the SubCompact size and weight is much easier for her to handle, and i...
I bought this for my wife, the SubCompact size and weight is much easier for her to handle, and it uses the same battery system as my other Ridgid tools. I end up borrowing it from her from time to time because my other Ridgid drills just won't fit, and I find that this little unit has a good amount of power. Initially I did not like the small charger with a separate power supply that plugs into the wall, I'm just used to the larger chargers that have the power supply built in.. but now I like the smaller design better.. if you have a lot of these they would not take up anywhere near as much space as the larger units.
by Zaaphod
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