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18V SubCompact Brushless Cordless 1/2 in. Impact Wrench (Tool Only)

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  • 250 ft./lbs. of Breakaway Torque
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About This Product

RIDGID introduces the 18V SubCompact Brushless 4-Mode 1/2 in. Impact Wrench. The RIDGID SubCompact Brushless lineup pairs powerful brushless motor technology in a compact tool design. This 1/2 in. Impact Wrench is the industry’s most compact, delivering 250 ft./lbs. of breakaway torque. Built with 3 speeds and an auto tightening mode, users can adjust speed and power for added control. This brushless impact wrench utilizes auto-tightening mode to automatically stop when fastening bolts to prevent over tightening. In reverse, this mode delivers full breakaway torque, then stops when the bolt is loose. It features a Tri-Beam LED light that enhances visibility and provides an even distribution of light, making it ideal for working in low-light conditions. As always, this RIDGID 18V SubCompact Brushless 4-Mode 1/2 in. Impact Wrench is 100% compatible with all RIDGID 18V batteries. Best of all, this tool is backed by the Industry’s Best Lifetime Service Agreement, simply register within 90 days of purchase for FREE Batteries, FREE Parts, FREE Service, FOR LIFE. The RIDGID SubCompact Brushless Impact Wrench includes the 18V Brushless 4-Mode 1/2 in. Impact Wrench, and belt hook with screw.

Highlights

  • Lightweight Design. Heavyweight Performance.
  • Pair with MAX Output batteries for maximum power
  • Industry’s most compact
  • Powerful Brushless Motor delivers 250 ft./lbs. of breakaway torque
  • 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
  • Tri-Beam LED enhances visibility and provides even distribution of light
  • Compatible with RIDGID’s AC13B04N Impact Wrench protective boot (sold separately)
  • 100% Compatible: Works with all RIDGID 18V Batteries, Tools, and Chargers
  • Lifetime Service Agreement with registration within 90 days
  • Includes: R872081 18V SubCompact Brushless 4-Mode 1/2 in. Impact Wrench
  • Battery and charger sold separately
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Product Information

Internet # 320803178

Model # R872081B

Store SKU # 1007865572

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Specifications

Dimensions: H 8 in, W 2.6 in, D 4.7 in

Dimensions

Drive Size (in.)

1/2

Product Depth (in.)

4.7 in

Product Height (in.)

8 in

Product Width (in.)

2.6 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

Belt Clip

Maximum Speed (RPM)

2800 RPM

Motor Type

Brushless

Number of Total Batteries Included

0

Power Tool Features

LED Light, Sub-Compact, Variable Speed

Product Weight (lb.)

2.1 lb

Returnable

90-Day

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

11Questions
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Q:Where is this product made?
by|May 2, 2024
1 Answer
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A:  Hello, Markm - This impact wrench was designed and engineered in Anderson, SC, and it was assembled in Vietnam with global materials. 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. Impact Wrench (Tool Only) (R872081B).

by|May 2, 2024
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    Q:what is the torque tighteneing and loosening strength?
    by|Dec 26, 2023
    1 Answer
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    A:  Hello, Leroy - Thank you for your question. Max breakaway torque is 250 ft.-lbs. 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 Cordless 1/2 in. Impact Wrench (Tool Only). - Joyce

    by|Dec 28, 2023
      caret
      Q:RIDGID please MAKE a 1/4 inch drive SubCompact version!
      by|Dec 1, 2023
      1 Answer
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      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. 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 Cordless 3/8 in. Impact Wrench (Tool Only). - Joyce

      by|May 10, 2024
        1 found this answer helpful
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        Q:When does this tool-only product go on sale?
        by|Nov 28, 2023
        1 Answer
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        A:  Hello, Zing - Thank you for your question. Please send all inquiries concerning price, promotions and stock availability to the Home Depot, they can be reached at 1-800-466-3337. 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 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 Cordless 1/2 in. Impact Wrench (Tool Only). - Joyce

        by|Feb 13, 2024
          3 found this answer helpful
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          Customer Reviews

          4.9 out of 5

          • 4.9 out of 61 reviews
          • 100% recommend this product
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          Im very happy with the sub
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          • Recommended
          Beefy 1/2" impact
          This is a beefy, large 1/2" impact. Be aware all of your 1/4" stuff will NOT fit this guy. But we are working on large steel buildings and this impact has the umph to tighten large bolts. Double check the tiny screw on the clip, mine fell off promptly but these things are constantly doing that. Great addition to my Ridged set, all my batteries are still going strong after 3 years.
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          • Recommended
          1 found this review helpful
          Awesome tool
          This RIDGID cordless impact wrench packs a punch. It has 250 pounds of toque. The balance at the grip is stable and easy to hold. It takes a 18 volt battery . It has a compact size and fits into smaller areas. It has 3 speeds and a auto tightening mode so you don't over tighten or under tighten your work. It has a tri beam light that lights up when you are using it. It has a 3/8 anvil connection. Very sturdy and handy tool.
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          • Recommended
          2 found this review helpful
          Lightweight and small, convenient to carry around and not causing fatigue
          The RIDGID 18V subcompact ½ impact wrench is lightweight with a small footprint, but still has a strong punch with a 225 ft/lbs of breakaway torque. I used it to take the tires off of a truck and car, and the breakaway of the lug nuts was quick and easy. I also used it to install TV wall-mounts and it worked like a charm. You need to use impact rated sockets so that they don’t break. One cautionary point is to check with your hand or with a torque wrench after fastening the lug nuts with the wrench. I needed to apply 90 lb-ft torque on the lug nuts, so I did some of it manually. What I really like about this impact wrench is how lightweight and small it is, making it very convenient to carry around and not causing fatigue.
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          • Recommended
          1 found this review helpful
          Compact well balanced variable speed 3/8" impact wrench with three speed ranges and an Auto mode
          This is a really outstanding 3/8" drive impact wrench. I would call this mid-torque. It is not for taking lug nuts off a cement mixer! It is super handy for medium applications where the compact shape is needed. It is very compact (in diameter and in depth) and has three bright LED lights spaced around the nose to illuminate your work without any weird shadows. It uses a friction ring to hold the socket in place. I got it as a bare tool - it uses RIDGID 18V batteries, which I had already, so this makes for a very good value. The balance of the tool is great, very neutral in your hand with a battery attached. It comes with a metal belt clip (I don't always use it on an impact - I do like them on the drills). It can be removed easily and can also be mounted on either the left or right side depending on which side you want to hang it. The impact has three speed settings and an automatic setting called "A". Setting 1 is low. Setting 2 is medium. Setting 3 is high. Auto mode "A" is useful and does different things in forward and reverse. When you are removing a fastener in auto mode it will impact on high until it starts spinning then slow down. If you are tightening in auto mode, it will spin on quickly then stop when it begins impacting to avoid over tightening. The tool is variable speed - it goes faster than more you pull the trigger. In low (1) max is 800 rpm. In high (3) it maxes out at 2800 rpm. If you register your tool, you can also get their lifetime service agreement.
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          • Recommended
          Small yet powerful
          I chose this Ridgid Lithium ion 3/8” impact wrench because of the reputation 0f Ridgid tools and for its compact size. There have been many instances where I couldn’t use my existing impact wrench because of it’s length. The Ridgid impact is a full 2 inches shorter, making it possible to fit in smaller areas. It has 4 torque settings, including an witch I have found useful. The 2 aH battery also has a level of charge indicator. This tool has a great deal of torque, especially for it’s size. As a test I removed the wheel nuts on my full size Jeep, and the had no trouble breaking them free. It comes complete with a charger, battery and carrying case.
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          • Recommended
          1 found this review helpful
          Great Subcompact Impact Driver
          RIDGID…. 18V Sub Compact Brushless Cordless 3/8 in. Impact Wrench, this little impact wrench more than met my expectations, this 3/8 impact wrench has a powerful Brushless motor with a break away torque of 250 ft./lbs., it has 4 modes 3 speeds and an auto tightening mode which stops tightening to prevent over tightening and in reverse it stops when the nut or bolt is loose, it has variable speed trigger, I really like the Tri-beam LED it Gives you plenty of light without the shadow, it is compatible with all RIDGID 18V batteries and of coarse the Lifetime service agreement. This is a great tool; I will use this tool daily.
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          • Recommended
          A real space saver that is great for loosening fasteners in hard to access places
          This subcompact impact wrench is a life saver when you have to loosen nuts and bolts in tight places. I just rebuilt the turbo on my Chevy Duramax LBZ diesel truck and it was invaluable in loosening the bolts on the up-pipes that connect the exhaust manifolds to the back of the turbocharger. There are four speed settings including an ‘auto’ mode. The speed settings are 0-850, 2100, 2800 progressively controlled by how much the trigger is being pressed. The impact driver can deliver up to 3,800 impacts per minute at 250 ft-lbs of torque. One feature that I found very helpful is the three LED lights that are built into the drive head. These illuminate the work area and were very helpful when I was working at the back of the turbo and in the truck’s wheel wells where I couldn’t actually see some of the bolt heads I was trying to loosen. The tool comes with a belt hook however since I was using it in a confined space, I didn’t add it so I could get maximum clearances. With a typical ¾” impact socket mounted on the anvil, the tool measures about 5 ½” long. For tightening the fasteners, it is difficult to state exactly how much torque each of the four speed modes will deliver as it depends on the size of the fastener. The manual recommends tightening at the lowest speed and then measuring the tightness using a torque wrench. As a result, I just used a torque wrench to retighten the bolts in the manifolds and turbo as I needed no more than 39 ft-lbs and didn’t want to accidentally shear any of the new bolts I was using due to their inaccessible locations. As I was working on manifold and turbo bolts that hadn’t been removed before and had gone through multiple heat cycles over the past 17 years, I pre-soaked the bolts using a spray on lubricant for 24 hours before I tried to loosen them and this seemed to help the impact driver as they all came loose without shearing off. Since I own 18V power tools from different brands, I use a battery adapter that lets me use a single brand of 18V battery with all the brands of power tool. I find this cuts down on the number of batteries and chargers that are laying around the workshop and allows me to just use one type of battery with all my 18V tools and allows me to get the ‘tool only’ versions without having to worry about whether I have a battery I can use with it. The battery adapter I have for Ridgid brand tools worked fine with this impact wrench. This tool comes with Ridgid’s 3 year warranty and optional Lifetime Service Agreement. To qualify, you have to open a Ridgid online account, register the product within the first 90 days after purchase and this will warranty the anvil, switches, gear sets and other parts of the tool including a limited battery warranty for the lifetime that you own it. If you don’t have a receipt, the warranty will run from the date of manufacture using the serial number. The serial number for this impact wrench is on a decal on the bottom of the tool where the battery slides in.
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          • Recommended
          1 found this review helpful
          Excellent wrench! Will be handy in many projects.
          I do my breaks and other mechanical jobs on my cars. This tool must have to save time. Just received it. Unpacked and tested. It is awesome to have electric and cordless impact wrench handy. I have a few other tools from RIDGID (all super-reliable) and likely for me plenty of batteries to swap around (trust me for heavy duty jobs you may need and few batteries ready). Highly recommend! P.S.: if you manufacturer can add torque setting on it (to tight nuts on car to manufacturer specs) it will be a gem!
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          • Recommended
          1 found this review helpful
          Great Light duty impact wrench
          This product while it probably won't remove wheel lug nuts will however loosen and tighten most other bolts and nuts but only has a 250 ft. lbs. in breaking force which is not very high to today's standards for most fasteners. I would recommend this product to any DYI'er who needs to loosen or tighten some fasteners around the home or work placeor even some on vehicles.
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