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18V SubCompact Lithium-Ion Cordless Brushless 1/2 in. Impact Wrench (Tool Only) with Belt Clip

  • 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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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

Our Liftetime Service Agreement gives you piece of mind knowing your purchase is covered. Look for the badge when purchasing.

Free Parts. Free Service. For Life.

Free Parts. Free Service. For Life.

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

Best-In-Class

designed to deliver more

Buy with confidence with our 90 day no-risk satisfaction guarantee.

90 Day Satisfaction Guaranteed

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RIDGID introduces the 18V SubCompact Lithium-Ion Cordless Brushless 1/2 in. Impact Wrench (Tool-Only) with Belt Clip. Featuring 3 Speeds, plus our auto-tightening mode this tool gives our users added control on the job site. This SubCompact Brushless 1/2 in. Impact Wrench is 45% lighter weight to help reduce fatigue and 40% more compact for greater access into tight spaces. The Brushless Motor Technology delivers more runtime, more power, 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 1/2 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-Speeds for added control, as well as a 4th auto-tightening mode to prevent over tightening
  • 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 45% lighter weight and 40% more compact compared to the R86011 Octane Brushless 1/2 in. Impact Wrench
  • 1/2 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) R87208 18V SubCompact Brushless 1/2 in. Impact Wrench, belt hook with screw, and operator's manual
  • Battery and charger sold separately
  • RIDGID: Powerful. Durable. Professional






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Ratings
(97)
(1583)
(2518)
(1047)
Cordless/ CordedCordlessCordlessCordlessCordless
Power Tool FeaturesLED Light,Variable SpeedLED Light,Variable SpeedLED Light,Variable SpeedLED Light,Variable Speed
Voltage (volts)18121818
Batteries IncludedNoNoNoYes
Battery Amp HoursNo BatteryNo BatteryNo Battery2 Ah
Torque (lb-in)225 ft.lb.250 ft.lb.450 ft.lb.450 ft.lb.
Motor TypeBrushlessBrushlessBrushlessBrushless
Drive Size (in.)1/23/8.51/2
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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

Our Liftetime Service Agreement gives you piece of mind knowing your purchase is covered. Look for the badge when purchasing.

Free Parts. Free Service. For Life.

Free Parts. Free Service. For Life.

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

Best-In-Class

designed to deliver more

Buy with confidence with our 90 day no-risk satisfaction guarantee.

90 Day Satisfaction Guaranteed

Buy with confidence with our 90 day no-risk satisfaction guarantee.

Cordless Convenience

Cordless Convenience

Enjoy working tangle-free

Specifications

Dimensions

Drive Size (in.)
1/2
Product Depth (in.)
4.5 in
Product Height (in.)
7.5 in
Product Width (in.)
3.25 in

Details

Amperage (amps)
0.0 A
Batteries Included
No
Battery Amp Hours
No Battery
Battery Power Type
Lithium Ion
Battery Size
18-volt
Battery/Charger
Tool Only
Battery/Charger
Tool Only
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)
2800
Motor Type
Brushless
Number of Total Batteries Included
0
Power Tool Features
LED Light,Variable Speed
Product Weight (lb.)
2.3 lb
Returnable
90-Day
Tools Product Type
Power Tool
Torque (lb-in)
225 ft.lb.
Voltage (volts)
18

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
UL Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
Lifetime Service Agreement

Questions & Answers

8Questions22Answers

I can't find the torque specs for settings for 1,2,3 or auto?

Asked by Mark May 5, 2021
1
Answer

Mark, thank you for your interest in the RIDGID 18V SubCompact Lithium-Ion Cordless Brushless 1/2 in. Impact Wrench. The setting refer to RPM not the amount of torque supplied. Auto Mode 0-2,800/min. (RPM). Low (1) 0-850/min. (RPM). Medium (2) 0-2,100/min. (RPM) High (3) 0-2,800/min. (RPM). Impacts per minute 0-3,800/min. Max Fastening Torque 200 ft.-lbs. Max Breakaway 225 ft.-lbs. Thank you for asking, If you have further questions and would like to speak with a RIDGID Customer Experience Professional, please call, 1-866-539-1710 M-F from 9am-6pm EST. Hope this helps! - Vini

How do avoid over torqing with this?

Asked by Calidiy March 23, 2021
2
Answers

I had the tire company torque the tire I changed after 30 miles they told me it was torqued to spec.

This wrench has 225ftlbs of torque. The Ridgid R86039B Impact Driver has 200ftlb = 2400 inlb. Wou...

Asked by SilverCup March 10, 2021
2
Answers

SilverCup, thank you for your interest in the RIDGID 18V SubCompact Lithium-Ion Cordless Brushless 1/2 in. Impact Wrench. Yes. This is an impact wrench. It is meant to be used with sockets. An impact driver is meant to be used with bits that drive fasteners into materials. Thank you for asking, If you have further questions and would like to speak with a RIDGID Customer Experience Professional, please call, 1-866-539-1710 M-F from 9am-6pm EST. Hope this helps! - Vini

Breakaway torque is 225 ft lb, what is the tightening torque?

Asked by Ron December 3, 2020
2
Answers

Hi Ron, We appreciate you interest in the RIDGID 18V SubCompact Lithium-Ion Cordless Brushless 1/2 in. Impact Wrench (Tool Only) with Belt Clip. The max fastening torque is 200 ft.-lbs. Thanks for your inquiry! - Eve

Will it take off mower blades ? On a zero turn mower

Asked by MarkD2160 December 3, 2020
2
Answers

Hello MarkD2160, The RIDGID 18V SubCompact Lithium-Ion Cordless Brushless 1/2 in. Impact Wrench (Tool Only) with Belt Clip can be used for driving nuts and bolts using an impact socket. I hope this helps. If you need further assistance with this question, please contact RIDGID Customer Support directly at 1-866-539-1710, Monday thru Friday 9am to 6pm EST and follow the prompts for Technical Support. Thanks for reaching out to us!. - Eve

Regarding tight spaces, does the large battery get in the way?

Asked by rob December 3, 2020
3
Answers

Hello Rob, Thanks for your interest in the RIDGID 18V SubCompact Lithium-Ion Cordless Brushless 1/2 in. Impact Wrench (Tool Only) with Belt Clip R87208B. Using a larger battery will not be an issue with this tool. I hope this helps and thanks for asking! -Eve

If I have impact and drill combo kit with 18 volt batteries will the batteries I have for those g...

Asked by Builder November 25, 2020
5
Answers

This works with all Ridgid batteries going back a few years. My Ridgid drill is 10+ years old and runs on the same batteries as this impact wrench.

Can I use this to change my tires on my car?

Asked by Sonny November 10, 2020
5
Answers

Yes you can use this to change tires with. I use it for racing!! Works great!!

Customer Reviews

  • 4.8
    out of 97 reviews
  • 97% recommend this product
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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.
by JasJ
2 people found this helpful
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.
by Blackbeered
2 people found this 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.
by JOHN
2 people found this 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.
by slick
1 person found this 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.
by Scottb
2 people found this helpful
I absolutely love this tool! The wrench is perfect for tight spaces and installing new nuts and ...
I absolutely love this tool! The wrench is perfect for tight spaces and installing new nuts and bolts. I used this wrench in combination with my full-size 1/2" 18 volt Ridgid impact wrench to change the suspension on my truck. Living in the salt belt, this little guy didnt have enough to bust through the rust on some of the bolts so I used the bigger wrench for those. After using the bigger guy to remove the bolts and nuts, I used the little guy to install the new hardware. The size and weight made install a breeze! 225 ft./lbs. of torque were perfect to get them installed and follow up with a torque wrench. Made the job much faster and more comfortable. Auto-mode is also a great feature on both wrenches to adjust to the needs of the bolt or nuts Highly recommended, especially if you're already using Ridgid's battery platform.
by Simplehuman
I learned several years ago that Ridgid really means LIFETIME GAURANTEE . My first small hand too...
I learned several years ago that Ridgid really means LIFETIME GAURANTEE . My first small hand tool I purchased from then was an 18 volt battery 3/8 " compact drill, 10 to 12 years ago, mainly because I had heard that they made excellent products, but also because they advertised and promoted the LIFETIME WARRENTY which I was attracted to. About two years ago my batteries would not hold a charge and when I sent them a request for replacements they were promptly replaced within a week.So with the experienced quality and the super guarantee I acquired the 18 Volt sub compact IMPACT WRENCH and it is really smaller and lighter than others I have tried but it delivers all the power I need with all the necessary power and speed adjustments to get the job done.
by Ron
I have been looking for a compact and powerful cordless impact wrench, and decided on the new Rid...
I have been looking for a compact and powerful cordless impact wrench, and decided on the new Ridgid (R87208B) 18-Volt Subcompact Brushless ½ inch Impact Wrench with Friction Ring. Weighting only 2.3 lbs and 4.5 inch long, it puts out an impressive 225 ft-lbs of nut-busting torque. The brushless motor provides greater efficiency, longer run times and more power over tools with 4-pole brushed motors. After using the tool on several projects, I am very impressed with its performance, ergonomics and functionality. What sets the Ridgid Impact Wrench apart from competitors is the very small size, and the amount of controls available, including 3-speed torque settings, and an auto tightening mode to prevent overtightening of nuts, which is a very desirable for automotive work. I am very satisfied with the Ridgid R87208B Impact Wrench and highly recommend it! It comes with Lifetime Service Agreement.
by Trogo
1 person found this helpful
When they call this Subcompact, they mean it. Look at my pictures and it is apparent. The head, w...
When they call this Subcompact, they mean it. Look at my pictures and it is apparent. The head, with a short impact socket measures only 5-1/4" long. It will be useful when working under the car or around the engine where space is limited. Rated at 225 FT Lbs of breakaway torque, it should handle most tasks on cars and light trucks. In the instructions it is recommended to use only impact rated sockets. Also if you are going to torque your lug nuts, use a torque limiter in order to eliminate the possibility of shearing them. The light illuminates your work area well. Has a mode selector on the back. Use three different speeds or Automatic. The Automatic mode shuts the tool down as soon as the fastener is snugged up and starts to impact. You would then use a torque wrench to finish the tightening.
by Oldmechanic
1 person found this helpful
The RIDGID 18-Volt subcompact lithium-ion cordless brushless 1/2 inch impact wrench with a belt c...
The RIDGID 18-Volt subcompact lithium-ion cordless brushless 1/2 inch impact wrench with a belt clip is really functional tool for my use. I use it to loosen lug nuts and other minor tasks. The model number is R87208B. The tool comes with a lifetime service agreement. The battery and charger are sold separately. It is truly compact and weighs 45% lighter than standard 1/2 inch impact wrench. The box says free batteries, free parts, free service for life. I like that about Ridgid. I'm happy with this order and the tool will last me a long time.
by TinyDots
1 person found this helpful
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