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18V Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless SubCompact 1/2 in. Drill/Driver (Tool-Only)

$6900
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  • SubCompact design is ideal for tight spaces
  • Includes: 1/2 in. Drill/Driver, Double-Ended Bit, and Belt Clip
  • 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

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.

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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

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Cordless Convenience

Cordless Convenience

Enjoy working tangle-free

RIDGID introduces the 18V SubCompact Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless 2-Speed 1/2 in. Drill/Driver (Tool Only). 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 Brushless Cordless 2-Speed 1/2 in. Drill/Driver Kit includes a double-ended bit, and an operator's manual. Battery and charger sold separately.
  • 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
  • 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, (1) belt hook with screws, double ended bit, and operator's manual
  • Battery and charger sold separately
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Ratings
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Cordless/CordedCordlessCordlessCordlessCordless
Motor TypeBrushlessBrushedBrushlessBrushless
Voltage (volts)18 V18 V20 V18 V
Chuck Size (In.)1/2 In.1/2 In. 1/2 In.
Power Tool FeaturesSub-Compact,Variable SpeedKeyless Chuck,LED Light,Variable SpeedKeyless Chuck,LED Light,Sub-Compact,Variable SpeedKeyless Chuck,LED Light,Variable Speed
Number of Total Batteries Included0020
Battery Amp HoursNo BatteryNo Battery No Battery
Maximum Speed (RPM)1750 RPM1800 RPM1650 RPM2100 RPM
IncludedBelt Clip,Bits,Tool BagNo Additional Items IncludedTool BagBelt Clip,Bit Holder
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Specifications

Dimensions

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

Details

Battery Amp HoursNo BatteryBattery Power TypeLithium Ion
Battery/ChargerTool OnlyBattery/ChargerTool Only
Charger IncludedCharger Not IncludedChuck Size (In.)1/2 In.
Chuck TypeKeylessColor FamilyOrange
ConditionNewCordless Tool TypeDrill/Driver
Cordless/CordedCordlessDrill/ Driver TypePower Drill
IncludedBelt Clip,Bits,Tool BagMaximum Speed (RPM)1750 RPM
Motor TypeBrushlessNumber of Total Batteries Included0
Power Tool FeaturesSub-Compact,Variable SpeedProduct Weight (lb.)2 lb
Returnable90-DayTools Product TypePower Tool
Torque (lb-in)425 In lbsVoltage (volts)18 V

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and ListingsUL ListedManufacturer WarrantyLifetime Service Agreement with Registration

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.8
    out of 335 reviews
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Waay better than expected!
Im a tool snob and a professional user on industrial jobs. I needed this in a pinch. Even on a small 2.0 battery, this thing has surprising power and run time. I will definitely buy more Ridgid 18v. BTW the charger flashing is normal. Read the instructions. Its different from some other charger light indicators. Hope this helps!
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1 found this review helpful
This drill kit is great. I like how compact and light weight the drill feels. Its easy to use and...
This drill kit is great. I like how compact and light weight the drill feels. Its easy to use and holds a charge for many uses. I have used it for small projects around my house and will use it for hanging hurricane shutters.
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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
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      My husband and I are always coming up with new home improvement projects and a high quality durab...
      My husband and I are always coming up with new home improvement projects and a high quality durable drill is important to have. The 18 volt lithium ion brushless drill is durable, powerful and perfect for any project whether for do-it-yourself or professional level jobs. The light that illuminates during use is helpful to visualize the desired location and even though it’s super powerful , it’s surprisingly quiet which I like.
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      This new design is a nice improvement to the compact line up. This works flawlessly with any of R...
      This new design is a nice improvement to the compact line up. This works flawlessly with any of Ridgids 18V batteries, I have some older Li-ions and tried them and they worked no problem as well as the newest Octane versions. Without a battery the drill has a nice overall weight and feel. easy to hold and comfortable. the weight really comes from the battery. so depending on what size you use, your mileage will vary. With the largest 9 ah battery the drill does become heavy, which is not typically an issue for DIY work. the weight comes into play if you are doing a lot of work and are holding the drill for long periods. I added a comparison photo to the review so you can see the size difference compared to a compact version and the sub-compact. I also compared it size wise to the newer compact Dewalt 20v drills and it is comparable in size. I drilled 20 2 inch screws into pine studs using each drill and the same battery. Performance was identical on both which was impressive. both drills got slightly warm toward the end. The difference it did notice is that this brushless drill is a bit quieter and also there is a momentary delay when you press the trigger, similar to that split second delay when you turn on an LED light. something you will soon forget but I did notice it. I have used this on several small projects around the over the past 3 weeks, not one negative to mention. I did not install the belt hook, I always add them but never end up using them. This has an LED light in the base where the battery connects which lights the work area well. and is activated by a small switch on the trigger which allows you to light the area without having to engage the drill. I didn't bother providing run times as it will be completely dependent on the battery you chose
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      4 found this review helpful
      A powerful drill in a delightfully compact package. I love that this drill is small and light eno...
      A powerful drill in a delightfully compact package. I love that this drill is small and light enough to easily use one-handed (I have small hands and have struggled with the balance of the larger Ridgid drills). Plus it fits easily into tight spaces! And all without sacrificing power or durability. Really love having this on hand for any and all kinds of projects.
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      1 found this review helpful
      This subcompact drill is very easy to maneuver in tight spaces, and light enough to hold in awkwa...
      This subcompact drill is very easy to maneuver in tight spaces, and light enough to hold in awkward positions. It has an LED light to see in dark or shady spots, and a comfortable non-slip grip. I'm really liking how easy this is to use, and still has 400 lbs. of torque. Since this hand tool is compatible with my other RIGID tools, I can use the same batteries and chargers. This is a great hand tool, and has a super warranty.
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      2 found this review helpful
      Sometimes it is necessary to have two of something around the house. In my case, we are a husban...
      Sometimes it is necessary to have two of something around the house. In my case, we are a husband/wife team and jobs go a lot faster if we each have tools. This drill/driver runs on batteries we already own because most of the tools in our shop are Ridgid. This particular model is smaller in stature that our other one, but it has plenty of power for everything we will need it for. The torque is easy to change on the front dial. Everything about it is solid and made for work and it is a bonus that it fits in smaller hands.
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      I'm angry that it doesn't come with a battery. That was really disappointing. Now I need to go ...
      I'm angry that it doesn't come with a battery. That was really disappointing. Now I need to go to Home Depot and get a battery, which I'm going to do cause I like how light weight it is and the design. Hopefully the battery want weight it down. Seems girl friendly and I really couldn't wait to use it, but miner set back should have read the box better, my fault.
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      • Recommended
      For its size and weight (not heavy at all), this is one powerful drill! The 18V subcompact dril...
      For its size and weight (not heavy at all), this is one powerful drill! The 18V subcompact drill has a 24 position clutch ring allowing you to adjust your torque depending on your project. It also comes with 2 speed settings. Another really nice feature is that the drill has a built-in LED light to help illuminate the workspace. I must mention that this drill does not come with a battery/charger - you must purchase them separately. The drill is compatible with all Ridgid 18 V batteries. I have been using this drill to assist me with finishing my basement and have been very happy with its performance thus far. Would highly recommend!
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      3 found this review helpful
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