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18V SubCompact Brushless Cordless 3/8 in. Impact Wrench (Tool Only) with Belt Clip

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  • SubCompact design is ideal for tight spaces
  • Brushless motor delivers 225 ft./lbs. breakaway torque
  • Free Parts and Service for Life with Registration
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RIDGID introduces the 18V SubCompact Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless 3/8 in. Impact Wrench (Tool-Only) with Belt Clip. This 18V SubCompact Brushless 3/8 in. Impact Wrench has 4-modes, including a unique auto-tightening mode, that helps it to stand out from the competition and makes it a must have in any shop. This SubCompact Brushless 3/8 in. Impact Wrench will relieve fatigue with 20% less weight and 25% more compact with its optimized ergonomics. The Brushless Motor offers more runtime and longer motor life. The RIDGID 18V SubCompact Brushless lineup is 100% compatible with all RIDGID 18V tools and batteries. This tool 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 18V SubCompact Brushless Cordless 3/8 in. Impact Wrench includes a belt clip and an operator's manual. Battery and charger sold separately.
  • Brushless Motor Technology delivers more runtime, power, and longer motor life
  • 3-Speed plus auto-tightening mode provides adjustable speed and power
  • Up to 2,800 RPM and up to 225 ft./lbs. of breakaway torque
  • Best access in tight spaces at 4.31 in. in length
  • SubCompact model is 20% less weight and 25% more compact in comparison to RIDGID OCTANE 3/8 in. Impact Wrench R86239BN
  • 3/8 in. Friction ring for quick and easy socket changes
  • All metal gears for extended durability
  • LED Light for improved visibility in confined spaces and 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: (1) R87207 18V SubCompact Brushless 3/8 in. Impact Wrench, belt hook with screw, and operator's manual
  • Battery and charger sold separately
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Questions & Answers

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Q:Will it remove lug nuts on a tire
by|Dec 10, 2022
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A:  Not reliably. If you broke them loose by hand, you could then remove them then reinstall them with this. Then you would hand tighten them for safety. Unfortunately many repair facilities have inexperienced kids with high power impact wrenches who seriously over tighten them. The proper way is to tighten with a torque wrench.

by|Dec 20, 2022
    8 found this answer helpful

    A:  No, don't count on it

    by|Dec 20, 2022
      10 found this answer helpful

      A:  I tried it for that purpose. Maybe close, but no cigar in my case. I also have the R86011 1/2" standard size/torque model (not the high torque full size), and that thing works great for lugnuts. I kinda feel like that one on high could even bust them off while tightening if I set it on full and kept at it, but I only set it on high for removing them. I use a lower setting for replacing them, then tighten with a torque wrench. If I didn't have a torque wrench, I'd still do the final tightening with a breaker bar by feel rather than go at it with the impact and maybe overtighten. I have quite a few Ridgid power tools, and so far I've been very happy with all of them.

      by|Jan 3, 2023
        7 found this answer helpful

        A:  Hello, Dave - Thank you for your question. Yes! This tool should be perfect for that application. 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 3/8 in. Impact Wrench (Tool Only) with Belt Clip. - Jewel

        by|Dec 20, 2022
          13 found this answer helpful

          A:  Depends on how loose your lug nuts are on. On most vehicles, no.

          by|Dec 20, 2022
            9 found this answer helpful
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            Q:Why does this �" Brushless Subcompact and the ?"s Brushless Subcompact have THE EXACT SAME SPECS? Wouldn't the �" be able to dish out more ft/lbs? But... same RPMS. Same FT/LBS. What's with that?
            by|Nov 8, 2022
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            A:  This impact is more durable than the bigger model..I recommend to keep it on mode 3. Setting ..not automatic

            by|Dec 20, 2022
              30 found this answer helpful

              A:  Hello, Jake - Thank you for your question. Unfortunately, without knowing the model number of the other item I am unable to look into this for you. 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) with Belt Clip. - Jewel

              by|Dec 20, 2022
                31 found this answer helpful

                A:  Because they are the same tool except one has a 3/8 inch anvil and the other has a 1/2 inch anvil so same motor turns same RPM's and same torque. Just different anvil size fits different size impact sockets.

                by|Dec 20, 2022
                  30 found this answer helpful
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                  Q:Can I use the 4.0 max output batteries with the subcompact?
                  by|Oct 3, 2022
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                  A:  Yes , i use my 6 amp/hour battery with it.

                  by|Dec 20, 2022
                    22 found this answer helpful

                    A:  Hello, John - Thank you for your question. Yes, that is a compatible battery for your subcompact tool as well. 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 3/8 in. Impact Wrench (Tool Only) with Belt Clip. - Courtney

                    by|Dec 20, 2022
                      29 found this answer helpful

                      A:  Yes, the Ridgid subcompact line will work with any of the 18v Ridgid batteries whether it’s Octane, Lithium, Max output, etc….

                      by|Dec 20, 2022
                        27 found this answer helpful

                        A:  I have for years

                        by|Dec 20, 2022
                          24 found this answer helpful

                          A:  Absolutely works perfect with the higher capacity batteries

                          by|Dec 20, 2022
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                            Q:To the manufacturer: can an updated version be available with the battery holder further back? The tool can't get into places as the battery is in the way, rendering the tool useless in many situations.
                            by|Sep 12, 2022
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                            A:  Hello, Toolguy - Thank you for your interest in the 18V SubCompact Brushless Cordless 1/2 in. Impact Wrench (Tool Only) with Belt Clip. We appreciate the feedback! 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. I hope this helps! --Jewel

                            by|Dec 20, 2022
                              32 found this answer helpful
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                              Customer Reviews

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                              100 whoa battery charger deals run129-139
                              Best impact I have ever owned this is a great priced unit with tons of power not to mention lifetime warranty this thing is super easy on 2.0 batteries as well can’t go wrong if I’m being honest
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                                Very impressive impact wrench!
                                This Ridgid 18V Brushless 1/2" Impact Wrench is super powerful. I mainly used it for breaking loose lug nuts when I don't have my larger mid-torque ridgid impact wrench and for lag screws. It is remarkably good at both and has impressed a few of my friends who don't have Ridgid tools. It is small enough to remove brakes and rotor bolts on my compact car and strong enough to remove truck lug nuts. The grip and light is very nice. I wish the light was higher than on the base but that is a small complaint.
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                                  My favorite tool. But improvement is needed.
                                  I use this almost everyday. I carry it with me on my scooter Incase I need to change a belt and I have needed to... Is light and compact. It's so compact you almost always will need an extension and that leads to a problem. The retention on the anvil is a 2 out of 10. Just a socket will barley stay but as soon as you add even a 3" extension it will fall off. Makes it a real pain and cost a lot of time. Plenty of power but the retention ring is just not good.
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                                    5 found this review helpful
                                    Cool concept however quality just wasnt there
                                    I was impressed at the size of this tool. I also like the multi modes it offers for speed and power. However I was let down on the overall quality of the tool. Unfortunately the tool came with two different colors. One side of the tool is a bright shiny orange and the other side is a darker brown orange color. That more than likely didn't effect the operation of the tool itself however I believe QC or someone missed this obvious issue and it doesn't scream good quality in my opinion.
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                                    Response from RIDGIDApr 18, 2022
                                    Hello, Otis37 - We are sorry that you are not pleased with the design of the impact wrench! We appreciate you though taking the time to leave your honest feedback with us! If you want to share more, then please contact us anytime at Reviews@RIDGIDmail.com. ridgidtti
                                      5 found this review helpful
                                      This is a sub-compact Rigid brushless 1/2 in impact wrench/driver. It is amazingly compact in si...
                                      This is a sub-compact Rigid brushless 1/2 in impact wrench/driver. It is amazingly compact in size. The three 'power' or impact settings as well as a drive until 'impact' setting (A). We used this for engine work and in the video below, we showed how easily it removed a lug nut that was torqued to 85ft lbs originally. It had no trouble removing it at the lowest setting. This is very easy to use as it is very small and fairly light weight but can handle the large 1/2 impact sockets. We also used this to remove the anode rods in our ten year old water heaters. Took it a while a they were very rusted/corroded into place. much beater than using a breaker bar as you do not want to risk spinning the heater.
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                                      5 found this review helpful
                                      Big power, small size!
                                      Very powerful little unit, I mostly use it working on cars. I used it for tearing down some engines, can do pretty much everything but the crank bolt with ease. (Need the big boy there) Much better than a 1/4" nut driver with a socket adapter, and actually lighter/smaller. Very similar head size and power to the Milwaukee Stubby M12 Fuel impact, but even lower priced. Would have been a 5 star review, but the battery placement is a bit wonky. It's right flush with the end of the anvil, so it can get in the way in certain circumstances, especially when using short sockets on a flat or nearly flat surface. Handle need more slope, or battery needed some more rearwards offset. This is much less an issue when using deep sockets, and using any extension makes it a total non issue. Sidenote, there is a 1/2" twin to this coming, so if you already have 1/2" impact sockets, maybe wait for that.
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                                      This is a review of Ridgid's 18V Sub-Compact 1/2" drive Impact Wrench, Item # R87208B [bare tool]...
                                      This is a review of Ridgid's 18V Sub-Compact 1/2" drive Impact Wrench, Item # R87208B [bare tool]. It's made in China. For its 'compactness' [about 3.5 lbs vs 7 lbs], you give up capacity [200 ft-lbs vs 1000 ft-lbs]; but how often do you need to go beyond 200 ft-lbs? [Tire lugs, for example, usually require anywhere from 85-150 ft-lbs of torque.] Compensating for the reduced the capacity is the ability to get the tool in tight spaces, especially when using shallow sockets. [P.S. because of the reduced capacity you have more room to cheat with non-impact-rated sockets!]. Unfortunately, like all the battery-powered torque wrenches I know of, there's a very good chance you'll over-torque; and that's why the manual cautions you yo always "check the torque with a torque wrench". In my lifetime, I know we'll see the day when you'll be able to set the torque on the tool and it'll shut down when it's reached. Please! In that vein, the "Auto Mode" is weird; it'll automatically shut down the tool before entering the impact mode ... but that's when the torque build usually begins. Go figure. Bottom line, you're going to have to go through a lengthy learning process to understand the tool and become familiar with what it can do AND HOW IT DOES IT. I started by running nuts up and down on 3/8 and 1/2" machine bolts under non-critical conditions. As for the Ridgid warranty ... I started building my arsenal in 2013 and now have over 20 18v tools. In that time I've had one failure ... that was an "infant mortality" of a battery in 2014. Ridgid told me to go to HD for a replacement but, being a new system, HD didn't know how to handle; it was a nightmare. Hopefully, things have gotten better; I really don't want to know. But for my money, I think Milwaukee's new process is "benchmark". I also think Ridgid erects too many hurdles.
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                                      3 found this review helpful
                                      What a great size for this Subcompact Impact wrench is. I wish I had it a few months ago when I w...
                                      What a great size for this Subcompact Impact wrench is. I wish I had it a few months ago when I was trying to get a nut off an old bolt on my truck and did not have enough room to use my regular size impact wrench. This Subcompact would have been perfect. I like the numerous features: 3 speeds, Brushless motor, LED Light and all metal gears. Also don't forget the benefits of the Lifetime Service Agreement as well as any Ridgid 18v battery will work with this tool. I show the tool without a battery as this kit Model #R87208B is tool only, wish it also came with a battery as I like to have one for every tool and batteries seem to be more cost effective when they are packaged with a tool.
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                                      3 found this review helpful
                                      the Ridgid subcompact 1/2 inch impact wrench comes as a bare tool and was a nice addition to add ...
                                      the Ridgid subcompact 1/2 inch impact wrench comes as a bare tool and was a nice addition to add to my Ridgid 18 volt line of tools, it is 100% compatible with all Ridgid 18 volt batteries so you don't have to buy additional batteries or a charger. because of its compact size it works well in small tight places, it is light weight and very comfortable to use. it has 3 speeds plus a auto tightening mode for up to 225 ft-lbs of breakaway torque which is enough for light to medium general use. i did try it on a wheel lug nut to see if it would break it loose and it did not have enough power to accomplish that task. i do like that it has a brushless motor, is compatible with all 18 volt Ridgid batteries and is eligible for the lifetime service agreement. i don't like that the built in led light shines up not out onto the working area, the impact is lacking in power and i don't see any real advantage over the 3/8 inch subcompact model of the same brand that has the same specifications. it is a nice specialty tool to have but it does have limited use in my opinion.
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                                      2 found this review helpful
                                      Must have for Builders and Automotive work and projects. This is likely to be your go to impact....
                                      Must have for Builders and Automotive work and projects. This is likely to be your go to impact. The three speeds are nice but the automatic tightening mode is a saver of broken parts and projects getting messed up and interrupted when you don't have the time to go get another part. The size is amazing, maybe even a little small if you are used to gripping into the motor area. If you stay away from the back end attachment bolts it is a better feeling tool. I haven't owned an adjustable speed impact before so this was quite a treat to use. The A mode for auto tighten is the broken part eliminator and faster than adjusting a drill clutch. Always check torque with a torque wrench. Overall this is a terrific tool. When you hold it it makes you want to go put in a deck or change your tires.
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                                      5 found this review helpful
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                                      Cordless/CordedCordlessCordlessCordlessCordless
                                      Power Tool FeaturesCompact,LED Light,Variable SpeedCushioned Grip,LED Light,Variable SpeedCushioned Grip,LED Light,Variable SpeedCompact,LED Light,Variable Speed
                                      Voltage (volts)18 V18 V18 V18 V
                                      Batteries IncludedNoNoNoYes
                                      Battery Amp HoursNo BatteryNo BatteryNo Battery1.5 Ah
                                      Torque (lb-in)225 ft.lb.650 ft.lb.650 ft.lb.225 ft.lb.
                                      Motor TypeBrushlessBrushlessBrushlessBrushless
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