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18V Cordless 5 in. Random Orbit Sander with 18V Lithium-Ion 1.5 Ah Battery

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  • Sander Includes: Dust Bag, 80 Grit Hook, and Loop Sandpaper
  • Includes: 18V Lithium-Ion 1.5 Ah Battery
  • Free Parts and Service for Life with Registration
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About This Product

RIDGID introduces the 18V Cordless 5 in. Random Orbit Sander with 18V Lithium-Ion 1.5 Ah Battery. 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. The included 1.5 Ah battery is compact to reduce user fatigue and is compatible with all RIDGID 18V Tools and Chargers. 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, a 1.5 Ah Battery, and an operator's manual. Charger sold separately.

Highlights

  • Cordless 5 in. Random Orbit Sander: Innovative motor technology features a permanent magnet motor to maintain speed and power under load for corded-like performance
  • Cordless 5 in. Random Orbit Sander: AirGuard Technology collects up to 90% of dust for a cleaner work area
  • Cordless 5 in. Random Orbit Sander: Extended runtime of over 40 minutes with 4.0 Ah Lithium-Ion Battery (sold separately)
  • Cordless 5 in. Random Orbit Sander: Variable speed dial adjusts speed for different applications
  • Cordless 5 in. Random Orbit Sander: Dust-sealed switch increases longevity of the tool
  • Cordless 5 in. Random Orbit Sander: SOFTStart Technology and brake pad helps prevent gouges on work surfaces
  • Cordless 5 in. Random Orbit Sander: Enhanced Hex Grip Micro Texture for secure grip and maximum user comfort
  • Cordless 5 in. Random Orbit Sander: On-board vacuum adaptor fits 1-1/4 in. or 2-1/2 in. standard vacuum hose
  • Cordless 5 in. Random Orbit Sander: Quick-release dust bag for quick and easy bag emptying
  • 1.5 Ah Battery: Compact to reduce user fatigue
  • 1.5 Ah Battery: Compatible with all RIDGID 18V Chargers and Tools
  • 100% Compatible: Works with all RIDGID 18V Batteries, Tools, and Chargers
  • Lifetime Service Agreement with registration within 90 days of purchase
  • Includes: (1) R8606B 5 in. Random Orbit Sander, (1) dust bag, 80 grit hook, loop sandpaper, (1) R870015 18V Lithium-Ion 1.5 Ah Battery, and an operator's manual
  • Charger sold separately
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Product Information

Internet # 317428584

Model # R8606B-AC870015N

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Specifications

Dimensions: H 6.42 in, W 8.50 in, D 6.46 in

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)

6.46 in

Product Height (in.)

6.42 in

Product Width (in.)

8.50 in

Details

Batteries Included

Yes

Battery Amp Hours

1.5 Ah

Battery Power Type

Lithium Ion

Battery Size

18-volt

Battery Voltage (V)

18V

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

1

Power Tool Features

Variable Speed

Product Weight (lb.)

3.620 lb

Random orbit

Yes

Returnable

90-Day

Switch Type

on/off with variable speed dial

Tools Product Type

Power Tool

Variable Speed

Yes

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings

UL Listed

Manufacturer Warranty

Lifetime Service Agreement with registration within 90 days of purchase

Questions & Answers

58Questions
caret
Q:Does this come with a lifetime warranty
by|Jul 17, 2024
1 Answer
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A:  Hello, Todd - Yes, this sander is LSA (Lifetime Service Agreement) eligible when you register within 90 days from the date of purchase! If you need further support, then feel free to ask another question. You can also contact us by phone or text at 1.866.539.1710, Monday - Friday from 9 am to 5 pm (EST), or via email when you visit us at https://register.ridgidpower.com/contact. This question is from RIDGID 18V Cordless 5 in. Random Orbit Sander (Tool Only) (R8606B).

by|Jul 18, 2024
    caret
    Q:What is the throw in this? 3 mm of orbital movement or 5 mm?
    by|Jun 23, 2024
    1 Answer
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    A:  Hello, Bxgreen - That information isn't publishable at this time. If you need further support, then feel free to ask another question. You can also contact us by phone or text at 1.866.539.1710, Monday - Friday from 9 am to 5 pm (EST), or via email when you visit us at https://register.ridgidpower.com/contact. This question is from RIDGID 18V Cordless 5 in. Random Orbit Sander (Tool Only) (R8606B).

    by|Jun 26, 2024
      caret
      Q:Is an orbit sander the same as a rotary sander?
      by|Jun 3, 2024
      1 Answer
      Answer This Question

      A:  Hello, Jane - Orbital sanders are ideal for light sanding and finishing – helping to remove imperfections from wood. On hardwood floors, orbital sanders can be used prior to staining or varnishing, to achieve a smooth finish. If you need further support, then feel free to ask another question. You can also contact us by phone or text at 1.866.539.1710, Monday - Friday from 9 am to 5 pm (EST), or via email when you visit us at https://register.ridgidpower.com/contact. This question is from RIDGID 18V Cordless 5 in. Random Orbit Sander (Tool Only) (R8606B).

      by|Jun 4, 2024
        caret
        Q:Is this AC870015N battery the same as the older R840085 battery? If I can I would like to use my R840085 battery in my new 18V Cordless Portable Inflator if it's compatible. Here Jan 05 2024.
        by|Jan 5, 2024
        1 Answer
        Answer This Question

        A:  Hello, Kathyh - The AC870015N 1.5 Ah battery is the same as the R840085 1.5 Ah battery. Additionally, all RIDGID 18V batteries can be used in any RIDGID 18V tool. We hope this helps! If you need further support, then call or text us at 1.866.539.1710, Monday - Friday from 9 am to 5 pm (EST), or through email when you visit us at https://register.ridgidpower.com/contact.

        by|Jan 9, 2024
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          Customer Reviews

          4.3 out of 5

          • 4.3 out of 740 reviews
          • 75% recommend this product
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          Dust collection bags pops off
          Very good tool, works great in my shop. Only problem i have is the dust collection bag, it continues to pop off while working with it. It makes a huge mess, as im sanding for hours, and all of my sawdust spills out.
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            4 found this review helpful
            Well worth the price
            I am very satisfied with this 2 piece set. I already had an orbital sander but having 2 means i don't have to change the paper as much. The belt sander is more than what I expected. The price is the best.
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            1 found this review helpful
            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
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            2 found this review 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.
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            9 found this review helpful
            Works great but uses a lot of battery power. Get maybe 30 min on 2 AH battery.
            Works great but uses a lot of battery power. Get maybe 30 min on 2 AH battery.
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            • Recommended
            5 found this review helpful
            Before you buy this, know that this is a battery eater. If you don't have at least a couple batt...
            Before you buy this, know that this is a battery eater. If you don't have at least a couple batteries or at least one of the very large ones you will be limited on just how long you can use it. That being said, I have found that true for orbital sanders of all brands I have tried. If you have the spare batteries or will only be doing small projects, this is a very nice orbital sander. I like going without a cord and I like that this one has veritable speeds. The dust bag does well for small projects, but woud recommend hooking up a shop vaccum for bigger projects. Ridgid makes several real nice ones for a reasonable price. Last but not least.. LIFE TIME WARRANTY!
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            5 found this review helpful
            Best purchase in a while! I love being cordless and not having to worry about dragging a cord aro...
            Best purchase in a while! I love being cordless and not having to worry about dragging a cord around(and it coming unplugged). I often take my work outside to keep the shop clean and this is perfect! The variable speed is a great feature compared to my other sanders. Very comfortable to hold and use. Using with my 3ah octane battery, I've sanded for hours and still had lots of juice left!
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              • Recommended
              I've had this product for about 2 years and it has become the go to sander for my shop. I additio...
              I've had this product for about 2 years and it has become the go to sander for my shop. I addition to this sander I also own a corded random orbit sander (the previous go to sander), corded belt sander, and corded quarter sheet sander. Pros: - Variable speed allows this sander to do both some pretty heavy lifting as well as finish sanding on delicate surfaces. - Cordless is great for quick jobs. - Dust collection works great when attached to a shop vac (uses an 1.25" adapter). - Reasonably well balanced with either a compact (2.0 Ah) or standard (4.0 Ah) battery. Cons: - Brushless motor would improve runtime. - Hard to change speed when sander is in use.
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                4 found this review helpful
                Coming from an old Black & Decker and DeWALT orbital sanders, I was sure that this would be simil...
                Coming from an old Black & Decker and DeWALT orbital sanders, I was sure that this would be similar but, without the cord. All I have to say is that I was blown away with how efficient this sander is. I hooked it up to my vac for dust collection and I had almost no sanding dust on my projects. I even brought it into the house to touch up some major wall work that we had and it was perfect. No cord, no mess. The grip is a little odd to get used to but, it gets better as you use it.
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