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18V SubCompact Brushless 3/8 in. Right Angle Impact Wrench (Tool Only)

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About This Product

RIDGID introduces the R8720B 18V SubCompact Brushless 4-Mode 3/8 in. Right Angle Impact Wrench. The RIDGID SubCompact Brushless lineup pairs powerful brushless motor technology in a compact tool design. This powerful brushless motor delivers best in class power with up to 250 ft./lbs. of breakaway torque and is the most compact right angle impact wrench in its class. Making it the perfect choice for tight spaces and hard-to-reach areas. Engineered with maximum productivity in mind, it was designed with 3-speeds and an auto-tightening mode for ultimate user control during fastening and removing applications. It also features LED light for improved visibility in low light situations. As always, this RIDGID 18V SubCompact Brushless Right Angle Impact Wrench is 100% compatible with all RIDGID 18V batteries. Best of all, this tool is eligible for the Industry's Best Lifetime Service Agreement, simply register within 90 days of purchase for FREE Parts, FREE Service, FOR LIFE. The RIDGID Right Angle Impact Wrench includes the R8720 18V SubCompact Brushless 4-Mode 3/8 in. Right Angle Impact Wrench. Battery and charger sold separately.

Highlights

  • Lightweight Design. Heavyweight Performance.
  • Pair with MAX Output batteries for maximum power
  • Powerful Brushless Motor delivers best in class power with up to 250 ft./lbs. of breakaway torque
  • Most compact in class
  • 3 speeds + auto-tightening mode provides adjustable power and speed
  • Auto-tightening auto-stops when fastening to prevent over tightening bolts
  • Auto-tightening in reverse, delivers full breakaway torque, then stops when the bolt is loose
  • 3/8 in. Anvil
  • LED light for improved visibility in low-light situations
  • Compatible with RIDGID’s AC13B06 Protective Boot (sold separately)
  • 100% Compatible: Works with all RIDGID 18V Batteries, Tools and Chargers
  • Lifetime Service Agreement with registration within 90 days of purchase
  • Includes: R8720 18V SubCompact Brushless 4-Mode 3/8 in. Right Angle Impact Wrench
  • Battery and charger sold separately
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Product Information

Internet # 324715965

Model # R8720B

Store SKU # 1009720393

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Specifications

Dimensions: H 17 in, W 2.4 in, D 2.2 in

Dimensions

Drive Size (in.)

3/8

Product Depth (in.)

2.2 in

Product Height (in.)

17 in

Product Width (in.)

2.4 in

Details

Amperage (A)

0.0 A

Batteries Included

No

Battery Amp Hours

No Battery

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

Impact Wrench

Cordless/Corded

Cordless

Impacts Per Minute

3800

Included

No Additional Items Included

Maximum Speed (RPM)

3200 RPM

Motor Type

Brushless

Number of Total Batteries Included

0

Power Tool Features

Cushioned Grip, Forward/Reverse Switch, LED Light, Lockout Power Switch, Reverse, Sub-Compact, Variable Speed

Product Weight (lb.)

3.1 lb

Tools Product Type

Power Tool

Torque (lb-in)

3000 In lbs

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings

UL Listed

Manufacturer Warranty

Lifetime Service Agreement

Questions & Answers

2Questions
caret
Q:You list the max "breakaway" torque, but what is the max "tightening" torque? Many impact wrenches have less tightening torque, than breakaway torque.
by|Dec 30, 2023
2 Answers
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A:  Torque test channel on YouTube did a test and the biggest measurement was 266 ft-lbs in reverse on a left hand thread bolt

by|Feb 26, 2024

    A:  Hello, Needtoknow - Thank you for your question. Unfortunately, we do not have the tightening torque listed. I hope this helps! Additionally, if you need further support, then a RIDGID Customer Experience Professional is here for you, Monday - Friday from 9 am to 6 pm (EST) when you call or text us at 1.866.539.1710 or through email when you visit us at https://register.ridgidpower.com/contact. And thank you again for your interest in the 18V SubCompact Brushless 3/8 in. Right Angle Impact Wrench (Tool Only). - Emily

    by|Jan 4, 2024
      caret
      Q:RIDGID please MAKE a 1/4 inch drive.
      by|Dec 1, 2023
      1 Answer
      Answer This Question

      A:  Hello, Nate - Thank you for your question. We value your opinion and strive to introduce products that our customers find innovative and affordable. Our team of developers are always creating exciting and new products as well as improving existing products through feedback such as yours. I will document your feedback in our system so it can be directed to the proper channels through reporting. Additionally, if you need further support, then a RIDGID Customer Experience Professional is here for you, Monday - Friday from 9 am to 6 pm (EST) when you call or text us at 1.866.539.1710 or through email or live chat when you visit us at https://register.ridgidpower.com/contact. And thank you again for your interest in the 18V SubCompact Brushless 3/8 in. Right Angle Impact Wrench (Tool Only). - Joyce

      by|Dec 1, 2023
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        Customer Reviews

        4.7 out of 5

        • 4.7 out of 62 reviews
        • 86% recommend this product
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        Work great for hard to reach bolts and nuts
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        • Verified Purchase
        Oh So Handy, Powerful and Timesaving
        Unbelievably handy. This makes so many things easier to do. So of the jobs that I dreaded doing, I now look forward ti doing because of this tool. There are so many places that an impact would be handy and faster, but they just wouldn't fit. Some of the ratchets would fit, but they weren't strong enough to break many fasteners loose. This one goes up to 250ft/lbs. That's a big step up. It uses the common 18v RIDGID batteries. It has a variable speed trigger, settings may be changed for different speeds. It also has an Auto Mode that shuts off as soon as the tool starts impacting, to prevent overtightening and in reverse shuts down once impacting has finished. It's very well made and will be a great addition to any toolbox.
        by
        • Recommended
        Plenty of power in a small tool
        The Ridgid 18V Sub-Compact Brushless 3/8" right angle impact wrench is a well built sturdy professional heavy duty grade tool. The 3/8" version, paired with a 4Ah battery is perfectly balanced, although 2Ah battery will be perfectly adequate for a whole day professional work and will provide the maximum torque rating of 250 ft-lbs (339 Nm). The tool makes up to 3,800 impacts per minute, variable using the large progressively stepping up two finger switch. It's not a paddle switch, and it does not have a redundant safety mechanism, but it is very tactile and provides enough feedback. With it you excellent control in the low RPMs, which actually sold me on the product as I usually need better control for smaller bolts which can be prone to overtightening. It is a huge timesaver and well protected on all sides from drops, with a hard beefy glass filled nylon shell with a butadiene rubber overmould in the area of grip. It's resistant to oils, brake fluid, coolant and AC POE type oils and other corrosives. The tool has open vents to provide better cooling, so it has to be protected from some debris, although naturally the airflow allows for self cleaning of the tool. Machining on all parts is just great and serviceability is phenomenal - you can also open the gear for proper servicing and lubrication and the head features a non-stick coating and very low profile of just shy of 3" from the back to the anvil and 2.5" wide. With a low profile socket you can get to about 3.5" of working space needed. The RPM selector has LED indicators for the level and after powering down it stays on the selected level. As with all other Rigid torque wrenches, the Auto-level is somewhat set and forget, as it pairs the RPMs and torque best and reaches max very fast yet progressively enough to save time. Auto goes up to 2,100 RPM. Level 1 goes up to 1,600 rpms for more torque sensitive jobs. Level 2 goes up to 2,400 and the highest, level 3 goes up to 3,200. Anvil is machined from high grade carbon steel and has a retaining ring, which holds the sockets with precise amount of retention so that they are easy to put in yet not too hard to take out. There is a very bright LED which focuses light on the working area in front of the anvil. The brushless motor gives plenty of torque for both tightening and loosing nuts and bolts, but I think where this tool shines is how it manages power - it delivers full torque, but stops when the bolt/nut becomes loose. In Auto, during tightening, it delivers full power which stops after the bolt/nut is tight enough, yet it gives you the option to overtighten in higher setting. Combined with the lifetime service agreement and extended warranty, this is unbeatable deal right now and a powerful helper in every garage or professional mechanic shop. The product comes insulated on all sides in a sturdy cardboard package which is safe for online ordering and delivery.
        by
        • Recommended
        1 found this review helpful
        well balanced adjustable speed 3/8 drive brushless compact right angle Impact
        the sleek right angle Ridged 3/8 subcompact impact is great for tight places . the RIDGID 18V SubCompact Brushless 3/8 in. Right Angle Impact. is brushless and 4 speed reversable. the unit rated at 0 -800 RPM also can be switched to 600 0-1 /0-2 400/ 0-3 200 RPM. this was just the impact not the kit we received . the Ridgid lifetime Warranty is standard if you register the tool . or 3 year if from date of manufacture. to me the weight is perfectly balanced when attached to a ridgid battery. one more nice thing we really like is you can attach a optional belt clip.
        by
        • Recommended
        4 modes, compact and easy to use
        I am restoring two 1960s Chevrolet vehicles and wanted a cordless right angle impact wrench to fit in tight places. This right angle impact wrench beats out the competition. It is lighter, more compact, and something none of the competition has - a 4 mode switch. With the 4ah battery installed, the wrench is evenly weighted and easy to maneuver. Ironically the first time I used it was to put together some furniture I bought at home depot. What I really like on this impact wrench is the mode selector 1 - Low, 2 - medium, 3 – high, and A- Auto Mode. By having these modes, it controls the speed of the wrench. I predominately use Auto Mode because this tool has a variable trigger and this mode offers protection from over-tightening. As soon as you pull the trigger, the mode lights up so you know what mode you are on. Also as soon as you pull the trigger the light comes on – super handy! I haven’t yet had a completely frozen bolt, but on the tougher ones, this tool makes it easy to loosen. This is one of those tools that you say “Why didn’t I get it sooner?” A well designed tool with great features – highly recommend.
        by
        • Recommended
        4 found this review helpful
        Great for automotive suspention and maintenance work
        I picked this subcompact right angle impact because i do a lot of my own maintenance on my vehicles. When it comes to suspension work, you often need to get into tight spaces and bust rusted bolts loose. With its compact head, long reach, and short overall depth, this right angle impact lets me get to my leaf pack shackle bolts, upper control arms, and other hard to reach fasteners without hurting myself. It is a subcompact so i have had to reach for the breaker bar on severely rusted bolts, but once it stsrts to move i switch to the impact and let it rip.
        by
        • Recommended
        7 found this review helpful
        Exactly what I needed to bust the nuts off my mower :)
        by
        • Verified Purchase
        Strong and fast little of the big side but does a good job
        by
        • Verified Purchase
        Has great power and performance. Not good for small areas because of the large head on it.
        by
        • Verified Purchase
        It works very nice. It is a little bulky but we like all the options and speed.
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        • Verified Purchase
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