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

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  • 500 in./lbs. of Torque and 25% Lighter Weight
  • Includes: 1/2 in. Drill/Driver, Belt Hook w/ Screw, & Driving Bit
  • Free Parts and Service for Life with Registration
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About This Product

RIDGID introduces the R87012 18V SubCompact Brushless 1/2 in. Drill/Driver (Tool Only). The RIDGID SubCompact Brushless lineup pairs powerful brushless motor technology in a compact tool design. The SubCompact Brushless 1/2 in. Drill/Driver delivers 500 in./lbs. of torque to power through tough applications such as drilling large spade bits through 2x4s. This drill/driver is 15% more compact and 25% lighter weight compared to the 18V Brushless model (R86114), for a lightweight design and heavyweight performance. It features a 2-speed gearbox that allows users to match the torque and speed to the application, and an LED light for improved visibility in low-light situations. As always, this RIDGID 18V SubCompact Brushless 1/2 in. Drill/Driver 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 SubCompact Brushless 1/2 in. Drill/Driver includes the R87012 18V SubCompact Brushless 1/2 in. Drill/Driver, belt hook with screw and driving bit. Battery and charger sold separately.

Highlights

  • Lightweight Design. Heavyweight Performance.
  • Pair with MAX Output batteries for maximum power
  • Powerful Brushless Motor delivers 500 in./lbs. of torque and 0-450 / 0-1,750 (RPM)
  • 15% lighter weight when compared to R86114 18V Brushless 1/2 in. Drill/Driver
  • 25% more compact when compared to R86114 18V Brushless 1/2 in. Drill/Driver
  • 22 position clutch to match torque to application
  • 2-speed gearbox to match power and speed to application
  • LED Light for improved visibility in low-light situations
  • 100% Compatible: Works with all RIDGID 18V Batteries, Tools, and Chargers
  • Lifetime Service Agreement with registration within 90 days of purchase
  • Includes: R87012 18V SubCompact Brushless 1/2 in. Drill/Driver, belt hook with screw, and driving bit.
  • Battery and charger sold separately
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Product Information

Internet # 322600862

Model # R87012B

Store SKU # 1008486891

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Specifications

Dimensions: H 7.7 in, W 3.3 in, D 6.1 in

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)

6.1 in

Product Height (in.)

7.7 in

Product Width (in.)

3.3 in

Details

Battery Amp Hours

No Battery

Battery Power Type

Lithium Ion

Battery Voltage (V)

18V

Charger Included

Charger Not Included

Chuck Size (In.)

1/2 In.

Chuck Type

Keyless

Color Family

Orange

Condition

New

Cordless Tool Type

Drill/Driver

Cordless/Corded

Cordless

Drill/ Driver Type

Power Drill

Included

Belt Clip, Bit Holder, Bits

Maximum Speed (RPM)

1750 RPM

Motor Type

Brushless

Number of Total Batteries Included

0

Power Tool Features

Keyless Chuck, LED Light, Sub-Compact, Variable Speed

Product Weight (lb.)

2.0 lb

Returnable

90-Day

Tools Product Type

Power Tool

Torque (lb-in)

500 In lbs

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings

UL Listed

Manufacturer Warranty

Lifetime Service Agreement

Questions & Answers

21Questions
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Q:Are the 2.0 Ah batteries replaced at no cost under the lifetime warranty when they are no longer able to be recharged?
by|Jun 28, 2024
1 Answer
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A:  Hello, Thomas - Yes, the batteries are LSA eligible when registered 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 SubCompact Brushless Cordless 1/2 in. Drill/Driver Kit with (2) 2.0 Ah Batteries, Charger, and Tool Bag (R87012K).

by|Jun 28, 2024
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    Q:Can I charge this drill using a 500 watt battery charger? For example the Hackery 500?
    by|Jan 12, 2024
    1 Answer
    Answer This Question

    A:  Hello, Tracy - We recommend to only use RIDGID 18V batteries and chargers. 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|May 9, 2024
      1 found this answer helpful
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      Q:Does this drill have metal gears?
      by|Jan 10, 2024
      1 Answer
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      A:  Hello, Edward - Yes, this tool has metal gears. 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 11, 2024
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        Q:Can I use this as a screwdriver?
        by|Jan 9, 2024
        1 Answer
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        A:  Hello, Errl - Yes! You may use this product for these purposes: Drilling in all types of wood products (lumber, plywood, paneling, composition board, and hard board), ceramics, plastics, fiberglass, laminates, and metals; driving screws into wood and drywall with screwdriver bits. 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 10, 2024
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          • 88% recommend this product
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          MY GO-TO DRILL !!
          RIDGID 18V subcompact 1/2" Drill/Driver is a perfect size !! This is a my go to drill for most needs. Solid feel and very easy to handle with great torque, easily adjustable torque setting, very quiet, and all backed by RIDGID's Lifetime Service Agreement (free parts and service). I’ve used this drill for screwing down subfloor and had to set the torque low to keep the screws flush! (Yes, the torque is that good!.) This is smaller than my Gen5 drill as pictured but still has as much punch!! You will not be disappointed with this drill. I highly recommend the RIDGID subcompact line. Now that my wife finds it very easy to use, I may not get it back!
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          This is a good quality small drill/driver from Ridgid. This subcompact driver is amazingly powerful for its size and would be my first choice if buying my first drill/driver again. Compared to other Ridgid drill drivers and another manufacturer’s drill/driver it is much smaller and lighter (see photos) and nearly as powerful as the larger Ridgid drill/driver. The standard Ridgid Drill Driver has 1800 rpm and 525 in/lbs torque. This tool has 1750 rpm and 425 in/lbs torque. While there is about 20% less torque, more often than not, I don’t need the power. Much more often, I DO NEED a tool that can be used in smaller places. If you don’t own Ridgid yet, consider getting this with the battery (kit number R87012K). At the time this review was written, the kit sold for the same price as the stand-alone tool. Good to Know: The tool balance is just so/so with Ridgid’s 4ah battery. I find myself wishing I had one of the 2ah batteries for this tool. So, even if you own other Ridgid tools, if you don’t have a 2ah battery, I’d recommend getting the R87012K kit. Conclusion: I’m definitely happy to have this small and powerful drill/driver as part of my tool kit. I expect this will become my everyday tool and the larger version which I already own won’t be used very often. I just wish I already had the 2ah battery!
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          Nice Drill/Driver!!!
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          Powerhouse of a tool!
          A powerhouse in a small frame! Sometimes you need a lot of power in a tight spot, and my other tools were a little too large to work with in tight spots, like underneath a vehicle. This is a ½” Drill/Driver and packs an enormous amount of torque in a very small frame, yet accepts bits and drivers up to a half inch! Having used the Home Depot RIDGID brand in other tools for over a year, there was no hesitation in getting this little workhorse. I have batteries and a charger, and this was sold as Tool Only, so it was a very good deal. With an 18-volt battery, the ‘small’ tool delivers over 400 pounds of torque, enough to loosen almost anything! It’s brushless, so it should last a very long time. Like most tools, it has two speed levels with the variable rpm on either setting. It’s very light compared to other drills, even with the same size battery and works hard! The variable clutch has 24 settings, so it can drive any screws or lag bolts into even treated wood with ease. Other niceties include the LED light for working in tight areas, the reversible belt hook and reversible screwdriver, which stays tight in its own little keeper. Slide it in easily, it won’t come out. And don’t forget to register your tool within 90 days to obtain your Lifetime Warranty for free parts and service.
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