Model # R8606B

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RIDGID GEN5X 18-Volt 5 in. Cordless Random Orbit Sander (Tool Only)
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GEN5X 18-Volt 5 in. Cordless Random Orbit Sander (Tool Only)

  • Airguard dust collection for collection of 90% of the dust
  • Soft start and pad brake to help prevent gouges
  • Backed by the Industry's only Lifetime Service Agreement
$6900 /each
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Product Overview

  • Airguard dust collection for collection of 90% of the dust
  • Soft start and pad brake to help prevent gouges
  • Backed by the Industry's only Lifetime Service Agreement
RIDGID introduces the GEN5X 18-Volt 5 in. Random Orbit Sander. Featuring its innovative GEN5X Motor Technology, this sander maintains full speed and power under a heavy load. With a new ergonomic Hex Grip handle, this sander feels better than ever in your hand and runs for over 40 minutes on a 4.0Ah HYPER Lithium-Ion battery for longer run time. With a 6-Speed variable speed dial this sander can run from 7,000-11,000 RPM. As always this tool is backed by the RIDGID Lifetime Service Agreement. Free Batteries, free Parts and free Service, for Life.
  • GEN5X motor technology permanent magnet motor maintains speed and power under load for corded-like performance
  • AirGuard technology collects up to 90% of dust for a cleaner work area
  • Extended run-time over 40 minutes with 4.0Ah hyper lithium-ion battery (sold separately)
  • Variable speed dial adjusts speed for different applications
  • Dust-sealed switch increases longevity of the tool
  • Soft start and brake pad helps prevent gouges on work surfaces
  • Hex grip enhanced micro-texture for secure grip and maximum user comfort
  • On-board vacuum adaptor fits 1-1/4 in. or 2-1/2 in. standard vacuum hose
  • Quick-release dust bag for quick and easy bag emptying
  • 100% compatible with every generation of RIDGID 18-Volt batteries
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Product Overview

  • Airguard dust collection for collection of 90% of the dust
  • Soft start and pad brake to help prevent gouges
  • Backed by the Industry's only Lifetime Service Agreement
Model #: R8606B
Sku #: 1001357724
Internet #: 205907850

RIDGID introduces the GEN5X 18-Volt 5 in. Random Orbit Sander. Featuring its innovative GEN5X Motor Technology, this sander maintains full speed and power under a heavy load. With a new ergonomic Hex Grip handle, this sander feels better than ever in your hand and runs for over 40 minutes on a 4.0Ah HYPER Lithium-Ion battery for longer run time. With a 6-Speed variable speed dial this sander can run from 7,000-11,000 RPM. As always this tool is backed by the RIDGID Lifetime Service Agreement. Free Batteries, free Parts and free Service, for Life.

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  • GEN5X motor technology permanent magnet motor maintains speed and power under load for corded-like performance
  • AirGuard technology collects up to 90% of dust for a cleaner work area
  • Extended run-time over 40 minutes with 4.0Ah hyper lithium-ion battery (sold separately)
  • Variable speed dial adjusts speed for different applications
  • Dust-sealed switch increases longevity of the tool
  • Soft start and brake pad helps prevent gouges on work surfaces
  • Hex grip enhanced micro-texture for secure grip and maximum user comfort
  • On-board vacuum adaptor fits 1-1/4 in. or 2-1/2 in. standard vacuum hose
  • Quick-release dust bag for quick and easy bag emptying
  • 100% compatible with every generation of RIDGID 18-Volt batteries
  • Click Here to Register Your Product

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  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs

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Name 18-Volt ONE+ 5 in. Cordless Random Orbit Sander (Tool-Only) GEN5X 18-Volt 5 in. Cordless Random Orbit Sander (Tool Only) 3 Amp 5 in. Corded Variable Speed Random Orbital Sander with Dust Bag 3 Amp 5 in. Corded Variable Speed Random Orbital Sander
Brand Ryobi RIDGID Makita DEWALT
Ratings (302) (89) (82) (80)
Reconditioned No No No No
Dust collection type Bag Bag
Power Tool Features Lock On Switch Variable Speed Variable Speed Bag Included,Lock On Switch,No Tool Disc/Pad Change,Random Orbit,Variable Speed
Cordless/ Corded Cordless Cordless Corded Corded
Voltage (volts) 18 18
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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
6.46 in
Product Height (in.)
6.42 in
Product Width (in.)
8.50 in

Details

Batteries Included
No
Battery Amp Hours
0.0
Battery Power Type
Lithium Ion
Battery Size
18-volt
Charger Included
No
Color Family
Orange
Cordless Tool Type
Disc Sander
Cordless/ Corded
Cordless
Dust Collection Method
Bag
Number of Batteries Included
0
Power Tool Features
Variable Speed
Product Weight (lb.)
3.620 lb
Random orbit
Yes
Reconditioned
No
Returnable
90-Day
Speed (rpm)
11000
Switch Type
on/off with variable speed dial
Tools Product Type
Power Tool
Variable Speed
Yes
Voltage (volts)
18

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
1-UL Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
Lifetime Service Agreement with registration within 90 days of purchase

Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
6.46 in
Product Height (in.)
6.42 in
Product Width (in.)
8.50 in

Details

Batteries Included
No
Battery Amp Hours
0.0
Battery Power Type
Lithium Ion
Battery Size
18-volt
Charger Included
No
Color Family
Orange
Cordless Tool Type
Disc Sander
Cordless/ Corded
Cordless
Dust Collection Method
Bag
Number of Batteries Included
0
Power Tool Features
Variable Speed
Product Weight (lb.)
3.620 lb
Random orbit
Yes
Reconditioned
No
Returnable
90-Day
Speed (rpm)
11000
Switch Type
on/off with variable speed dial
Tools Product Type
Power Tool
Variable Speed
Yes
Voltage (volts)
18

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
1-UL Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
Lifetime Service Agreement with registration within 90 days of purchase

Questions & Answers

why does this not come with a battery too

It would be nice to have this sander to come with a battery too
Asked by: WildBill
I am glad they sell this as a bare tool because it keeps cost down, I own 17 Ridgid 18volt tools and I have 9 batteries so the last thing I want is to have to pay extra money for a battery that I do not need!
Answered by: Chevy513
Date published: 2017-12-09

will this work with an x4 battery

Asked by: sparkyth67
I believe all the Ridgid Gen5X tools work with the existing batteries.
Answered by: MJPratt
Date published: 2017-05-09

Work as buffer?

Will this work as a random buffer using buffing pads (if any are available), for example to wax cars / apply finish to boats etc
Asked by: Tim
The problem is speed, not motion. There are plenty of auto-detailing experts who love their random orbital buffers, so I disagree that a buffer must be circular, not orbital. The problem is that this tool can only operate at 7,000-11,000 RPM. For buffing, 2000 RPM would be high, and many people prefer speeds at about 1000 RPM.
Answered by: Netpog
Date published: 2017-05-24

Can we hookup a shopvac to it

Asked by: Red
Yes, it could be done, the filter does a good job
Answered by: wyowoodsmith
Date published: 2017-09-26
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Customer Reviews

GEN5X 18-Volt 5 in. Cordless Random Orbit Sander (Tool Only) is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 89.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Coming from an old Black & Decker and DeWALT orbital sanders, I was sure that this would be simil... Coming from an old Black & Decker and DeWALT orbital sanders, I was sure that this would be similar but, without the cord. All I have to say is that I was blown away with how efficient this sander is. I hooked it up to my vac for dust collection and I had almost no sanding dust on my projects. I even brought it into the house to touch up some major wall work that we had and it was perfect. No cord, no mess. The grip is a little odd to get used to but, it gets better as you use it.
Date published: 2017-11-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The sander is like most other sanders. Nothing really outstanding about it, other than it is one ... The sander is like most other sanders. Nothing really outstanding about it, other than it is one of the very few cordless sanders out there. It is comfortable in your hands, and the variable speed is nice as well. My only gripe would be the weight. Pretty heavy if you are sanding vertical surfaces, but for the most part, I sand on things that are lying flat, so it shouldn't be an issue. Battery life is decent as well.
Date published: 2017-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I didn’t expect to love the cordless sander. I thought... I didn’t expect to love the cordless sander. I thought the battery life would be a deal breaker. While I haven’t tackled a massive project yet, like a conference table, but so far, it’s great. I do a lot of my sanding outdoors, so dust collection hasn’t been a problem. But it’s dust blower is great!
Date published: 2017-09-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Convenient, easy to use, and does what I need it... Convenient, easy to use, and does what I need it to do. The speed dial has 6 settings, but there doesn't seem to be a difference between 1 and 2 or between 5 and 6. A standard 2 Amp Hour battery lasts about 15 minutes at full speed. Seems to collect more than half of the sawdust created.
Date published: 2017-06-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Product is great, warranty registration is TERRIBLE! Why ask... Product is great, warranty registration is TERRIBLE! Why ask for the online order number on your registration site if you just reject anyway. Every online purchase is rejected, if you offer the warranty, make it easy. The old "bait and switch" tactic.
Date published: 2017-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We love all our Ridgid tools, we only buy Ridgid... We love all our Ridgid tools, we only buy Ridgid because of the quality and the Lifetime Warranty. This sander allows us to sand anywhere because of the battery and it works just as good as the plug in sander we own, which also happens to be a Ridgid.
Date published: 2017-09-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from All is great but it does eat the battery super... All is great but it does eat the battery super fast and the handle on top is a not as comfortable as corded sanders since there is less of a surface to rest your hand on. I do like the little bag for sand as it captures a lot of it!
Date published: 2017-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent tool. Very smooth operation at all speeds. Good dust... Excellent tool. Very smooth operation at all speeds. Good dust pick-up. Exceptional hook & loop attaching characteristics. You will be amazed by the run time with the 5 ah battery. I highly recommend this tool!
Date published: 2017-07-17
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