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OPERATOR’S MANUAL
1/2 in. 18 v lithium-ion DRILL
TWO-SPEED/REVERSIBLE
R86006
Your drill has been engineered and manufactured to our high standards for dependability, ease of operation, and ­operator
safety. When properly cared for, it will give you years of rugged, trouble-free performance.
WARNING:
To reduce the risk of injury, the user must read and understand the operator’s manual before using this product.
Thank you for buying a RIDGID® product.
SAVE THIS MANUAL FOR FUTURE REFERENCE
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction......................................................................................................................................................................2
General Safety Rules.................................................................................................................................................... 3-4
Specific Safety Rules........................................................................................................................................................4
Symbols........................................................................................................................................................................ 5-6
Features........................................................................................................................................................................ 7-8
Assembly..........................................................................................................................................................................8
Operation.................................................................................................................................................................... 9-14
Maintenance............................................................................................................................................................. 15-16
Warranty.........................................................................................................................................................................17
Customer Service Information.......................................................................................................................... Back Page
INTRODUCTION
This product has many features for making its use more pleasant and enjoyable. Safety, performance, and dependability
have been given top priority in the design of this product making it easy to maintain and operate.
WARNING:
Some dust created by power sanding, sawing, grinding, drilling, and other construction activities contains chemicals
known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. Some examples of these chemicals are:
• lead from lead-based paints,
• crystalline silica from bricks and cement and other masonry products, and
• arsenic and chromium from chemically-treated lumber.
Your risk from these exposures varies, depending on how often you do this type of work. To reduce your exposure
to these chemicals: work in a well ventilated area, and work with approved safety equipment, such as those dust
masks that are specially designed to filter out microscopic particles.
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GENERAL SAFETY RULES
Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and balance
at all times. Proper footing and balance enable better
control of the tool in unexpected situations.
Use safety equipment. Always wear eye protection.
Dust mask, non-skid safety shoes, hard hat, or hearing
protection must be used for appropriate conditions.
Do not wear loose clothing or jewelry. Contain long
hair. Loose clothes, jewelry, or long hair can be drawn
into air vents.
Do not use on a ladder or unstable support. Stable
footing on a solid surface enables better control of the
tool in unexpected situations.
WARNING!
READ AND UNDERSTAND ALL INSTRUCTIONS.
Failure to follow all instructions listed below, may
result in electric shock, fire and/or serious personal
injury.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
WORK AREA
Keep your work area clean and well lit. Cluttered
benches and dark areas invite accidents.
Do not operate power tools in explosive atmospheres,
such as in the presence of flammable liquids, gases,
or dust. Power tools create sparks which may ignite the
dust or fumes.
Keep bystanders, children, and visitors away while
operating a power tool. Distractions can cause you to
lose control.
TOOL USE AND CARE
Use clamps or other practical way to secure and
support the workpiece to a stable platform. Holding
the work by hand or against your body is unstable and
may lead to loss of control.
Do not force tool. Use the correct tool for your
application. The correct tool will do the job better and
safer at the rate for which it is designed.
Do not use tool if switch does not turn it on or off. A
tool that cannot be controlled with the switch is dangerous
and must be repaired.
Disconnect battery pack from tool or place the
switch in the locked or off position before making
any adjustments, changing accessories, or storing
the tool. Such preventive safety measures reduce the
risk of starting the tool accidentally.
Store idle tools out of reach of children and other
untrained persons. Tools are dangerous in the hands
of untrained users.
When battery pack is not in use, keep it away from
other metal objects like: paper clips, coins, keys, nails,
screws, or other small metal objects that can make
a connection from one terminal to another. Shorting
the battery terminals together may cause sparks, burns,
or a fire.
Maintain tools with care. Keep cutting tools sharp
and clean. Properly maintained tools with sharp cutting
edges are less likely to bind and are easier to control.
Check for misalignment or binding of moving parts,
breakage of parts, and any other condition that may
affect the tool’s operation. If damaged, have the tool
serviced before using. Many accidents are caused by
poorly maintained tools.
Use only accessories that are recommended by the
manufacturer for your model. Accessories that may be
suitable for one tool may create a risk of injury when used
on another tool.
Keep the tool and its handle dry, clean and free from
oil and grease. Always use a clean cloth when cleaning.
Never use brake fluids, gasoline, petroleum-based
products, or any strong solvents to clean your tool.
Following this rule will reduce the risk of loss of control
and deterioration of the enclosure plastic.
ELECTRICAL SAFETY
A battery operated tool with integral batteries or a
separate battery pack must be recharged only with
the specified charger for the battery. A charger that
may be suitable for one type of battery may create a risk
of fire when used with another battery.
Use battery operated tool only with specifically
designated battery pack. Use of any other batteries
may create a risk of fire.
Use battery only with charger listed.
MODEL
BATTERY PACK (Li-ion)
CHARGER
R86006
R84008 (130383002)
R840084 (130383001)
R840091
(140276006)
PERSONAL SAFETY
Stay alert, watch what you are doing and use common
sense when operating a power tool. Do not use tool
while tired or under the influence of drugs, alcohol,
or medication. A moment of inattention while operating
power tools may result in serious personal injury.
Dress properly. Do not wear loose clothing or jewelry.
Contain long hair. Keep your hair, clothing, and gloves
away from moving parts. Loose clothes, jewelry, or long
hair can be caught in moving parts.
Avoid accidental starting. Be sure switch is in the
locked or off position before inserting battery pack.
Carrying tools with your finger on the switch or inserting
the battery pack into a tool with the switch on invites
accidents.
Remove adjusting keys or wrenches before turning
the tool on. A wrench or a key that is left attached to a
rotating part of the tool may result in personal injury.
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GENERAL SAFETY RULES
SERVICE
When servicing a tool, use only identical replacement
parts. Follow instructions in the Maintenance section
of this manual. Use of unauthorized parts or failure to
follow Maintenance Instructions may create a risk of
shock or injury.
Tool service must be performed only by qualified
repair personnel. Service or maintenance performed by
unqualified personnel may result in a risk of injury.
SPECIFIC SAFETY RULES
Batteries can explode in the presence of a source
of ignition, such as a pilot light. To reduce the risk of
serious personal injury, never use any cordless product
in the presence of open flame. An exploded battery can
propel debris and chemicals. If exposed, flush with water
immediately.
Hold tool by insulated gripping surfaces when
performing an operation where the cutting tool may
contact hidden wiring. Contact with a “live” wire will also
make exposed metal parts of the tool “live” and shock
the operator.
Know your power tool. Read operator’s manual
carefully. Learn its applications and limitations, as well
as the specific potential hazards related to this tool.
Following this rule will reduce the risk of electric shock,
fire, or serious injury.
Do not charge battery tool in a damp or wet location.
Following this rule will reduce the risk of electric shock.
For best results, your battery tool should be charged
in a location where the temperature is more than 50°F
but less than 100°F. To reduce the risk of serious personal
injury, do not store outside or in vehicles.
Always wear safety glasses with side shields. Everyday
glasses have only impact resistant lenses. They are NOT
safety glasses. Following this rule will reduce the risk of
eye injury.
Under extreme usage or temperature conditions,
battery leakage may occur. If liquid comes in contact
with your skin, wash immediately with soap and water,
then neutralize with lemon juice or vinegar. If liquid
gets into your eyes, flush them with clean water for
at least 10 minutes, then seek immediate medical
attention. Following this rule will reduce the risk of serious
personal injury.
 Save these instructions. Refer to them frequently and
use them to instruct others who may use this tool. If you
loan someone this tool, loan them these instructions also
to prevent misuse of the product and possible injury.
Protect your lungs. Wear a face or dust mask if the
operation is dusty. Following this rule will reduce the risk
of serious personal injury.
Protect your hearing. Wear hearing protection during
extended periods of operation. Following this rule will
reduce the risk of serious personal injury.
Battery tools do not have to be plugged into an
electrical outlet; therefore, they are always in
operating condition. Be aware of possible hazards
when not using your battery tool or when changing
accessories. Following this rule will reduce the risk of
electric shock, fire, or serious personal injury.
Do not place battery tools or their batteries near fire
or heat. This will reduce the risk of explosion and possibly
injury.
 Do not crush, drop or damage battery pack. Do not
use a battery pack or charger that has been dropped
or received a sharp blow. A damaged battery is subject
to explosion. Properly dispose of a dropped or damaged
battery immediately.
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SYMBOLS
Some of the following symbols may be used on this product. Please study them and learn their meaning. Proper
interpretation of these symbols will allow you to operate the product better and safer.
SYMBOL
NAME
DESIGNATION/EXPLANATION
V
Volts
Voltage
A
Amperes
Current
Hz
Hertz
Frequency (cycles per second)
W
Watt
Power
Minutes
Time
Alternating Current
Type of current
Direct Current
Type or a characteristic of current
No Load Speed
Rotational speed, at no load
Class II Construction
Double-insulated construction
Per Minute
Revolutions, strokes, surface speed, orbits etc., per minute
Wet Conditions Alert
Do not expose to rain or use in damp locations.
Read The Operator’s Manual
To reduce the risk of injury, user must read and understand
operator’s manual before using this product.
Eye Protection
Always wear safety goggles or safety glasses with side shields and,
as necessary, a full face shield when operating this product.
Safety Alert
Precautions that involve your safety.
No Hands Symbol
Failure to keep your hands away from the blade will result in serious
personal injury.
No Hands Symbol
Failure to keep your hands away from the blade will result in serious
personal injury.
No Hands Symbol
Failure to keep your hands away from the blade will result in serious
personal injury.
No Hands Symbol
Failure to keep your hands away from the blade will result in serious
personal injury.
Hot Surface
To reduce the risk of injury or damage, avoid contact with any hot
surface.
min
no
.../min
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SYMBOLS
The following signal words and meanings are intended to explain the levels of risk associated with this product.
SYMBOL
SIGNAL
MEANING
DANGER:
Indicates an imminently hazardous situation, which, if not avoided, will result
in death or serious injury.
WARNING:
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation, which, if not avoided, could result
in death or serious injury.
CAUTION:
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation, which, if not avoided, may result in
minor or moderate injury.
CAUTION:
(Without Safety Alert Symbol) Indicates a situation that may result in property
damage.
SERVICE
WARNING:
Servicing requires extreme care and knowledge and should
be performed only by a qualified service technician. For
service we suggest you return the product to your nearest
AUTHORIZED SERVICE CENTER for repair. When servicing, use only identical replacement parts.
To avoid serious personal injury, do not attempt
to use this product until you read thoroughly and
understand completely the operator’s manual.
If you do not understand the warnings and
instructions in the operator’s manual, do not use
this product. Call RIDGID® customer service for
assistance.
WARNING:
The operation of any power tool can result in foreign objects being thrown into your eyes, which can result
in severe eye damage. Before beginning power tool operation, always wear safety goggles or safety glasses
with side shields and, when needed, a full face shield. We recommend Wide Vision Safety Mask for use
over eyeglasses or standard safety glasses with side shields. Always use eye protection which is marked
to comply with ANSI Z87.1.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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FEATURES
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
No Load Speed......................... 0-450/0-1,600 r/min (RPM)
Clutch................................................................. 24 Position
Torque.................................................................... 455 in.lb.
Chuck............................................................1/2 in. Keyless
Motor................................................................... 18 Volt DC
Switch...........................................................Variable Speed
TWO-SPEED GEAR
TRAIN (HI-LO)
KEYLESS
CHUCK
TORQUE
ADJUSTMENT RING
DIRECTION OF
ROTATION SELECTOR
(FORWARD/REVERSE/CENTER LOCK)
LED
WORKLIGHT
SWITCH
TRIGGER
BIT
STORAGE
Fig. 1
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FEATURES
LED WORKLIGHT
KNOW YOUR DRILL
The LED worklight, located under the chuck, illuminates
when the switch trigger is depressed. This provides extra
light for increased visibility.
See Figure 1.
The safe use of this product requires an understanding of the
information on the product and in this operator’s manual as
well as a knowledge of the project you are attempting. Before
use of this product, familiarize yourself with all operating
features and safety rules.
TORQUE ADJUSTMENT RING
Your drill has a 24-position clutch. The torque adjustment
ring can be turned to select the right amount of torque for
your application.
BIT STORAGE
Bits provided with the drill can be placed in the storage area,
located on the base of the drill.
TWO-SPEED GEAR TRAIN
The two-speed gear train is designed for drilling or driving
at LO (1) or HI (2) speeds. A slide switch is located on top
of your drill for selecting either LO (1) or HI (2) speed.
DIRECTION OF ROTATION SELECTOR
(FORWARD/REVERSE/CENTER LOCK)
Your drill has a direction of rotation (forward/reverse/center
lock) selector located above the switch trigger for changing
the direction of bit rotation. Setting the switch trigger in the
OFF (center lock) position helps reduce the possibility of
accidental starting when not in use.
VARIABLE SPEED
The variable speed switch trigger delivers higher speed with
increased trigger pressure and lower speed with decreased
trigger pressure.
KEYLESS CHUCK
The keyless chuck allows you to hand-tighten or release the
drill bit in the chuck jaws.
ASSEMBLY
UNPACKING
WARNING:
This product has been shipped completely assembled.
If any parts are damaged or missing do not operate
this product until the parts are replaced. Failure to
heed this warning could result in serious personal
injury.
 Carefully remove the product and any accessories from
the box. Make sure that all items listed in the packing list
are included.
 Inspect the product carefully to make sure no breakage
or damage occurred during shipping.
 Do not discard the packing material until you have carefully inspected and satisfactorily operated the product.
WARNING:
Do not attempt to modify this product or create
accessories not recommended for use with this
product. Any such alteration or modification is
misuse and could result in a hazardous condition
leading to possible serious personal injury.
 If any parts are damaged or missing, please call
1-866-539-1710 for assistance.
PACKING LIST
Drill
Double-ended Bit
Tool Bag
WARNING:
Operator's Manual
To prevent accidental starting that could cause
serious personal injury, always remove the battery
pack from the product when assembling parts.
WARNING:
To reduce of risk of fire, burn, explosion or injury,
user must read and understand operator’s manual.
Wear eye protection.
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OPERATION
For complete charging instructions, refer to the Operator’s
Manual for the battery packs and chargers listed in the
General Safety Rules.
WARNING:
Do not allow familiarity with products to make you
careless. Remember that a careless ­fraction of a
second is sufficient to inflict severe injury.
BATTERY PROTECTION FEATURES
RIDGID 18 V lithium-ion batteries are designed with features
that protect the lithium-ion cells and maximize battery life.
Under some operating conditions, these built-in features
may cause the battery and the tool it is powering to act
differently from nickel-cadmium batteries.
WARNING:
Always wear safety goggles or safety glasses with
side shields when operating products. Failure to do
so could result in objects being thrown into your
eyes resulting in possible serious injury.
During some applications, the battery electronics may signal
the battery to shut down, and cause the tool to stop running.
To reset the battery and tool, release the trigger and resume
normal operation.
WARNING:
NOTE: To prevent further shut down of the battery, avoid
forcing the tool. Switching to a lower speed will also prevent
shut down.
Do not use any attachments or accessories not
recommended by the manufacturer of this product.
The use of attachments or accessories not
recommended can result in serious personal injury.
If releasing the trigger does not reset the battery and tool,
the battery pack is depleted. If depleted, the battery pack will
begin charging when placed on the lithium-ion charger.
APPLICATIONS
You may use this product for the purposes listed below:
Drilling in wood
Drilling in ceramics, plastics, fiberglass, and laminates
Drilling in metals
Driving screws
Mixing paint
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OPERATION
TO INSTALL BATTERY PACK
See Figure 2.
 Lock the switch trigger on the drill by placing the
direction of rotation (forward/reverse/center lock)
selector in center position.
 Place battery pack in the drill. Align raised rib on battery
pack with the groove inside the drill.
 Make sure the latches on each side of the battery pack
snap in place and battery pack is secured in the drill
before beginning operation.
DEPRESS LATCHES TO
RELEASE BATTERY PACK
CAUTION:
When placing battery pack in the tool, be sure
raised rib on battery pack aligns with the bottom of
the drill and latches into place properly. Improper
installation of the battery pack can cause damage
to internal ­components.
TO REMOVE BATTERY PACK
See Figure 2.
 Lock the switch trigger on the drill by placing the
direction of rotation selector in center position.
 Locate latches on side of battery pack and depress to
release battery pack from the drill.
 The battery pack will automatically disconnect in
direction to be removed when buttons are depressed.
Fig. 2
DIRECTION OF ROTATION SELECTOR
(FORWARD/REVERSE/CENTER LOCK)
REVERSE
 Remove the battery pack from the drill.
WARNING:
Battery tools are always in operating condition.
Therefore, switch should always be locked when
not in use or carrying at your side.
SWITCH TRIGGER
See Figure 3.
To turn the drill ON, depress the switch trigger. To turn it
OFF, release the switch trigger.
FORWARD
VARIABLE SPEED
The variable speed switch trigger delivers higher speed with
increased trigger pressure and lower speed with decreased
trigger pressure.
Note: You might hear a whistling or ringing noise from the
switch during use. Do not be concerned; this is a normal
part of the switch function.
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VARIABLE SPEED
SWITCH TRIGGER
Fig. 3
OPERATION
DIRECTION OF ROTATION SELECTOR
(FORWARD/REVERSE/CENTER LOCK)
See Figure 3.
The direction of bit rotation is reversible and is controlled
by a selector located above the switch trigger. With the drill
held in normal operating position, the direction of rotation
selector should be positioned to the left of the switch trigger
for forward drilling. The drilling direction is reversed when
the selector is to the right of the switch trigger.
DRILL BIT
Setting the switch trigger in the OFF (center lock) position
helps reduce the possibility of accidental starting when not
in use.
KEYLESS
CHUCK
CHUCK
JAWS
CAUTION:
LOCK
(TIGHTEN)
To prevent gear damage, always allow the chuck
to come to a complete stop before changing the
direction of rotation.
CHUCK
BODY
To stop the drill, release the switch trigger and allow the
chuck to come to a complete stop.
Fig. 4
NOTE: The drill will not run unless the direction of rotation
selector is pushed fully to the left or right.
Avoid running the drill at low speeds for extended periods
of time. Running at low speeds under constant usage may
cause the drill to become overheated. If this occurs, cool the
drill by running it without a load and at full speed.
KEYLESS CHUCK
See Figure 4.
The drill has a keyless chuck to tighten or release drill bits
in the chuck jaws. Grasp and hold the collar of the chuck
with one hand. Rotate the chuck body with your other hand.
The arrows on the chuck indicate which direction to rotate
the chuck body in order to LOCK (tighten) or UNLOCK
(release) the drill bit.
WARNING:
Do not hold the chuck body with one hand and use
the power of the drill to tighten the chuck jaws on
the drill bit. The chuck body could slip in your hand,
or your hand could slip and come in contact with
the rotating drill bit. This could cause an accident
resulting in serious personal injury.
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UNLOCK
(RELEASE)
OPERATION
Two-SPEED gear train
See Figure 5.
LOW
SPEED
The drill has a two-speed gear train designed for drilling or
driving at LO (1) or HI (2) speeds. A slide switch is located on
top of the drill to select either LO (1) or HI (2) speed. When
using drill in the LO (1) speed range, speed will decrease
and unit will have more power and torque. When using drill in
the HI (2) speed range, speed will increase and unit will have
less power and torque. Use LO (1) speed for high power
and torque applications and HI (2) speed for fast drilling or
driving applications.
1
TWO-SPEED GEAR
TRAIN (HI-LO)
HI
SPEED
2
NOTE: If you have difficulty changing from one gear range to
the other, turn the chuck by hand until the gears engage.
CAUTION:
Fig. 5
Never change gears while the tool is running.
Failure to obey this caution could result in serious
damage to the drill.
TO DECREASE
TORQUE
TORQUE
ADJUSTMENT RING
adjustable torque clutch
This product is equipped with an adjustable torque clutch
for driving different types of screws into different materials.
The proper setting depends on the type of material and the
size of screw you are using.
ADJUSTing TORQUE
See Figure 6.
There are twenty-four torque indicator settings located on
the front of the drill.
 Rotate the adjusting ring to the desired setting.
•1 - 4
For driving small screws
• 5 - 8
For driving screws into soft material
• 9 - 12 For driving screws into soft and hard materials
•13 - 16 For driving screws into hard wood
•17 - 23 For driving large screws
•
For heavy drilling
TO INCREASE
TORQUE
Fig. 6
LED WORKLIGHT
See Figure 7.
The LED worklight under the chuck of the drill will come
on when the switch trigger is depressed. This provides
additional lighting on the surface of the workpiece for
operation in lower-light areas.
LED
WORKLIGHT
Fig. 7
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OPERATION
BIT STORAGE
See Figure 8.
When not in use, bits provided with the drill can be
placed in the storage area located on the base of the drill.
BIT STORAGE
AREA
INSTALLING BITS
See Figure 9.
 Lock the switch trigger by placing the direction of rotation
selector in the center position.
 Open or close the chuck jaws to a point where the opening
is slightly larger than the bit size you intend to use. Also,
raise the front of the drill slightly to keep the bit from falling
out of the chuck jaws.
Insert the drill bit.
WARNING:
Fig. 8
Make sure to insert the drill bit straight into the
chuck jaws. Do not insert the drill bit into the chuck
jaws at an angle then tighten, as shown in figure 10.
This could cause the drill bit to be thrown from the
drill, resulting in possible serious personal injury or
damage to the chuck.
DRILL BIT
UNLOCK
(RELEASE)
KEYLESS
CHUCK
Tighten the chuck jaws securely on the bit.
Note: Rotate the chuck body in the direction of the
arrow marked CLOSE to close the chuck jaws. Do not
use a wrench to tighten or loosen the chuck jaws.
REMOVING BITS
See Figure 9.
Lock the switch trigger by placing the direction of rotation
selector in the center position.
CHUCK
JAWS
LOCK
(TIGHTEN)
Open the chuck jaws.
Note: Rotate the chuck body in the direction of the
arrow marked OPEN to open the chuck jaws. Do not use
a wrench to tighten or loosen the chuck jaws.
CHUCK
BODY
RIGHT
 Remove the drill bit.
Fig. 9
WRONG
Fig. 10
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OPERATION
DRILLING
See Figure 11.
 Check the direction of rotation selector for the correct
setting (forward or reverse).
 Secure the material to be drilled in a vise or with clamps
to keep it from turning as the drill bit rotates.
 Hold the drill firmly and place the bit at the point to be
drilled.
 Depress the switch trigger to start the drill.
 Move the drill bit into the workpiece, applying only enough
pressure to keep the bit cutting. Do not force the drill or
apply side pressure to elongate a hole. Let the tool do
the work.
WARNING:
Be prepared for binding at bit breakthrough. When
these situations occur, drill has a tendency to grab
and kick opposite to the direction of rotation and
could cause loss of control when breaking through
material. If not prepared, this loss of control can
result in possible serious injury.
 When drilling hard, smooth surfaces, use a center punch
to mark the desired hole location. This will prevent the
drill bit from slipping off-center as the hole is started.
 When drilling metals, use a light oil on the drill bit to keep
it from overheating. The oil will prolong the life of the bit
and increase the drilling action.
 If the bit jams in the workpiece or if the drill stalls, stop
the tool immediately. Remove the bit from the workpiece
and determine the reason for jamming.
Fig. 11
METAL DRILLING
NOTE: This drill has an electric brake. When the switch
trigger is released, the chuck stops turning. When the brake
is functioning properly, sparks will be visible through the
vent slots on the housing. This is normal and is the action
of the brake.
For maximum performance, use high speed steel bits for
metal or steel drilling.
 Select normal drilling mode.
 Begin drilling at a very low speed to prevent the bit from
slipping off the starting point.
WOOD DRILLING
 Maintain a speed and pressure which allows cutting
without overheating the bit. Applying too much pressure
will:
For maximum performance, use high speed steel bits for
wood drilling.
 Select drilling mode.
 Begin drilling at a very low speed to prevent the bit from
slipping off the starting point. Increase the speed as the
drill bit bites into the material.
 When drilling through holes, place a block of wood behind
the workpiece to prevent ragged or splintered edges on
the back side of the hole.
• Overheat the drill;
• Wear the bearings;
• Bend or burn bits; and
• Produce off-center or irregular-shaped holes.
 When drilling large holes in metal, start with a small bit,
then finish with a larger bit. Also, lubricate the bit with oil
to improve drilling action and increase bit life.
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MAINTENANCE
GENERAL MAINTENANCE
WARNING:
Avoid using solvents when cleaning plastic parts. Most
plastics are susceptible to damage from various types of
commercial solvents and may be damaged by their use. Use
clean cloths to remove dirt, dust, oil, grease, etc.
When servicing use only identical RIDGID ®
replacement parts. Use of any other parts may
create a hazard or cause product damage.
WARNING:
WARNING:
Do not at any time let brake fluids, gasoline,
petroleum-based products, penetrating oils, etc.,
come in contact with plastic parts. Chemicals can
damage, weaken or destroy plastic which may
result in serious personal injury.
Always wear safety goggles or safety glasses with
side shields during power tool operation or when
blowing dust. If operation is dusty, also wear a
dust mask.
Only the parts shown on the parts list are intended to be
repaired or replaced by the customer. All other parts should
be replaced at a RIDGID authorized service center.
WARNING:
To avoid serious personal injury, always remove
the battery pack from the tool when cleaning or
performing any maintenance.
BATTERIES
BATTERY PACK REMOVAL AND PREPARATION
FOR RECYCLING
This tool will accept RIDGID18 V lithium-ion batteries or
RIDGID 18 V nickel-cadmium batteries. Length of service
from each charging will depend on the type of work you
are doing.
To preserve natural resources, please
recycle or dispose of batteries properly.
The batteries for this tool have been designed to provide
maximum trouble-free life. However, like all batteries, they
will eventually wear out. Do not disassemble battery pack
and attempt to replace the batteries. Handling of these
batteries, especially when wearing rings and jewelry, could
result in a serious burn.
Li - Ion
Consult your local waste authority for
information ­regarding available recycling
and/or disposal options.
To obtain the longest possible battery life, we suggest the
following:
For lithium-ion batteries:
WARNING:
 Remove the battery pack from the charger once it is fully
charged and ready for use.
Upon removal, cover the battery pack’s terminals
with heavy-duty adhesive tape. Do not attempt to
destroy or disassemble battery pack or remove
any of its components. Lithium-ion and nickelcadmium batteries must be recycled or disposed
of properly. Also, never touch both terminals with
metal objects and/or body parts as short circuit
may result. Keep away from children. Failure to
comply with these warnings could result in fire
and/or serious injury.
For battery pack storage longer than 30 days:
 Store the battery pack where the temperature is below
80°F and away from moisture.
 Store battery packs in a 30%-50% charged condition.
 Every six months of storage, charge the pack as
normal.
For nickel-cadmium batteries:
 Remove the battery pack from the charger once it is fully
charged and ready for use.
For battery pack storage longer than 30 days:
 Store the battery pack where the temperature is below
80°F.
 Store battery packs in a “discharged” condition.
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This product uses lithium-ion or nickelcadmium batteries. Local, state or federal
laws may prohibit disposal of batteries in
ordinary trash.
MAINTENANCE
CHUCK REMOVAL
MALLET
See Figures 12 - 14.
The chuck may be removed and replaced by a new one.
CHUCK JAWS
Lock the switch trigger by placing the direction of rotation
selector in center position.
Insert a 5/16 in. or larger hex key into the chuck of the
drill and tighten the chuck jaws securely.
Tap the hex key sharply with a mallet in a clockwise direction. This will loosen the screw in the chuck for easy
removal.
HEX KEY
Open the chuck jaws and remove the hex key. Using a
screwdriver, remove the chuck screw by turning it in a
clockwise direction.
KEYLESS
CHUCK
Note: The chuck screw has left hand threads.
 Insert the hex key into the chuck and tighten the chuck
jaws securely. Tap sharply with a mallet in a counterclockwise direction. This will loosen the chuck on the spindle.
It can now be unscrewed by hand.
Fig. 12
TO RETIGHTEN A LOOSE CHUCK
The chuck may become loose on the spindle and develop
a wobble. Also, the chuck screw may become loose, causing the chuck jaws to bind and prevent them from closing.
To tighten:
Lock the switch trigger by placing the direction of rotation
selector in the center position.
 Open the chuck jaws.
SCREWDRIVER
Insert the hex key into the chuck and tighten the chuck
jaws securely. Tap the hex key sharply with a mallet in
a clockwise direction. This will tighten the chuck on the
spindle.
Fig. 13
MALLET
Open the chuck jaws and remove the hex key.
Tighten the chuck screw.
HEX KEY
Fig. 14
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WARRANTY
RIDGID® HAND HELD AND STATIONARY POWER TOOL
3 YEAR LIMITED SERVICE WARRANTY
WHAT IS NOT COVERED
Proof of purchase must be presented when requesting
warranty service.
This warranty applies only to the original purchaser at
retail and may not be transferred. This warranty only covers
defects arising under normal usage and does not cover any
malfunction, failure or defect resulting from misuse, abuse,
neglect, alteration, modification or repair by other than
an authorized service center for RIDGID® branded hand
held and stationary power tools. Consumable accessories
provided with the tool such as, but not limited to, blades,
bits and sand paper are not covered.
Limited to RIDGID® hand held and stationary power tools
purchased 2/1/04 and after. This product is manufactured
by One World Technologies, Inc. The trademark is licensed
from RIDGID, Inc. All warranty communications should be
directed to One World Technologies, Inc., attn: RIDGID Hand
Held and Stationary Power Tool Technical Service at (toll
free) 1-866-539-1710.
90-DAY SATISFACTION GUARANTEE POLICY
RIDGID, INC. AND ONE WORLD TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
MAKE NO WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS OR
PROMISES AS TO THE QUALITY OR PERFORMANCE
OF ITS POWER TOOLS OTHER THAN THOSE SPECIFICALLY STATED IN THIS WARRANTY.
During the first 90 days after the date of purchase, if you are
dissatisfied with the performance of this RIDGID® Hand Held
and Stationary Power Tool for any reason you may return
the tool to the dealer from which it was purchased for a full
refund or exchange. To receive a replacement tool you must
present proof of purchase and return all original equipment
packaged with the original product. The replacement tool
will be covered by the limited warranty for the balance of
the 3 YEAR service warranty period.
ADDITIONAL LIMITATIONS
To the extent permitted by applicable law, all implied
warranties, including warranties of MERCHANTABILITY or
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, are disclaimed.
Any implied warranties, including warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, that cannot be
disclaimed under state law are limited to three years from the
date of purchase. One World Technologies, Inc. and RIDGID,
Inc. are not responsible for direct, indirect, incidental or
consequential damages. Some states do not allow
limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts and/or
do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or
consequential damages, so the above limitations may not
apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights,
and you may also have other rights which vary from state
to state.
WHAT IS COVERED UNDER THE 3 YEAR
LIMITED SERVICE WARRANTY
This warranty on RIDGID® Hand Held and Stationary Power
Tools covers all defects in workmanship or materials and
normal wear items such as brushes, chucks, motors, switches, cords, gears and even cordless batteries in this RIDGID®
tool for three years following the purchase date of the tool.
Warranties for other RIDGID® products may vary.
HOW TO OBTAIN SERVICE
To obtain service for this RIDGID® tool you must return it;
freight prepaid, or take it in to an authorized service center
for RIDGID® branded hand held and stationary power tools.
You may obtain the location of the authorized service center nearest you by calling (toll free) 1-866-539-1710 or by
logging on to the RIDGID® website at www.ridgid.com.
When requesting warranty service, you must present the
original dated sales receipt. The authorized service center will
repair any faulty workmanship, and either repair or replace
any part covered under the warranty, at our option, at no
charge to you.
One World Technologies, Inc.
P.O. Box 35, Hwy. 8
Pickens, SC 29671
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OPERATOR’S MANUAL
1/2 in. 18 v lithium-ion DRILL
TWO-SPEED/REVERSIBLE
R86006
Customer Service Information:
For parts or service, contact your nearest RIDGID authorized service center. Be
sure to provide all relevant information when you call or visit. For the location of
the authorized service center nearest you, please call 1-866-539-1710 or visit us
online at www.ridgid.com.
The model number of this tool is found on a plate attached to the motor housing.
Please record the serial number in the space provided below. When ordering repair
parts, always give the following information:
Model No. Serial No.
987000-094
03-26-08 (REV:06)
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R86006
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