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OPERATOR’S MANUAL
18V/24V MaxSelect™
1/4 in. IMPACT DRIVER
R8823
NEW LITHIUM-ION BATTERY PACKS
MUST BE CHARGED BEFORE FIRST USE
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Your impact driver 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.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
 Introduction .....................................................................................................................................................................2
 General Safety Rules ................................................................................................................................................... 3-4
 Specific Safety Rules .......................................................................................................................................................4
 Safety Rules for Charger .................................................................................................................................................5
 Symbols ....................................................................................................................................................................... 6-7
 Features ....................................................................................................................................................................... 8-9
 Assembly .........................................................................................................................................................................9
 Operation ................................................................................................................................................................. 10-17
 Maintenance ..................................................................................................................................................................18
 Warranty ........................................................................................................................................................................19
 Customer Service Information ......................................................................................................................... Back Page
INTRODUCTION
This tool 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
 Avoid accidental starting. Ensure the switch is in the
off-position before plugging in. Carrying power tools
with your finger on the switch or plugging in power tools
that have the switch on invites accidents.
 Remove any adjusting key or wrench before turning the
power tool on. A wrench or a key left attached to a rotating
part of the power tool may result in personal injury.
 Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and balance
at all times. This enables better control of the power tool
in unexpected situations.
 Dress properly. Do not wear loose clothing or jewelry.
Keep your hair, clothing and gloves away from moving
parts. Loose clothes, jewelry or long hair can be caught
in moving parts.
 If devices are provided for the connection of dust
extraction and collection facilities, ensure these are
connected and properly used. Use of these devices can
reduce dust-related hazards.
 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
power tool in unexpected situations.
WARNING!
Read all instructions. Failure to follow all
instructions listed below may result in electric
shock, fire and/or serious injury. The term “power
tool” in all of the warnings listed below refers
to your mains-operated (corded) power tool or
battery-operated (cordless) power tool.
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WORK AREA SAFETY
 Keep work area clean and well lit. Cluttered or 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 children and bystanders away while operating a
power tool. Distractions can cause you to lose control.
ELECTRICAL SAFETY
 Power tool plugs must match the outlet. Never modify
the plug in any way. Do not use any adapter plugs with
earthed (grounded) power tools. Unmodified plugs and
matching outlets will reduce risk of electric shock.
 Avoid body contact with earthed or grounded surfaces
such as pipes, radiators, ranges and refrigerators.
There is an increased risk of electric shock if your body
is earthed or grounded.
 Do not expose power tools to rain or wet conditions.
Water entering a power tool will increase the risk of
electric shock.
 Do not abuse the cord. Never use the cord for carrying,
pulling or unplugging the power tool. Keep cord away
from heat, oil, sharp edges or moving parts. Damaged
or entangled cords increase the risk of electric shock.
 When operating a power tool outdoors, use an extension
cord suitable for outdoor use. Use of a cord suitable for
outdoor use reduces the risk of electric shock.
 Use battery only with charger listed.
MODEL
BATTERY PACK
CHARGER
R8823
(18V) 130254007
(18V) 140276003 or
140276004
(24V) 130377001
(24V) 140315001
(R85008)
(R85009)
POWER TOOL USE AND CARE
 Do not force the power tool. Use the correct power
tool for your application. The correct power tool will
do the job better and safer at the rate for which it was
designed.
 Do not use the power tool if the switch does not turn
it on and off. Any power tool that cannot be controlled
with the switch is dangerous and must be repaired.
 Disconnect the plug from the power source and/or
the battery pack from the power tool before making
any adjustments, changing accessories, or storing
power tools. Such preventive safety measures reduce
the risk of starting the power tool accidentally.
 Store idle power tools out of the reach of children and
do not allow persons unfamiliar with the power tool
or these instructions to operate the power tool. Power
tools are dangerous in the hands of untrained users.
 Maintain power tools. Check for misalignment or
binding of moving parts, breakage of parts and any
other condition that may affect the power tool’s
operation. If damaged, have the power tool repaired
before use. Many accidents are caused by poorly
maintained power tools.
 Keep cutting tools sharp and clean. Properly maintained
cutting tools with sharp cutting edges are less likely to
bind and are easier to control.
 Use the power tool, accessories and tool bits etc., in
accordance with these instructions and in the manner
intended for the particular type of power tool, taking
into account the working conditions and the work
to be performed. Use of the power tool for operations
different from those intended could result in a hazardous
situation.
PERSONAL SAFETY
 Stay alert, watch what you are doing and use common
sense when operating a power tool. Do not use a
power tool while you are tired or under the influence of
drugs, alcohol or medication. A moment of inattention
while operating power tools may result in serious personal
injury.
 Use safety equipment. Always wear eye protection.
Safety equipment such as dust mask, non-skid safety
shoes, hard hat, or hearing protection used for appropriate
conditions will reduce personal injuries.
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GENERAL SAFETY RULES
BATTERY TOOL USE AND CARE
occurs, flush with water. If liquid contacts eyes,
additionally seek medical help. Liquid ejected from the
battery may cause irritation or burns.
 Ensure the switch is in the off position before inserting
battery pack. Inserting the battery pack into power tools
that have the switch on invites accidents.
 Recharge only with the charger specified by the
manufacturer. A charger that is suitable for one type
of battery pack may create a risk of fire when used with
another battery pack.
 Use power tools only with specifically designated
battery packs. Use of any other battery packs may create
a risk of injury and fire.
 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 burns or a fire.
 Under abusive conditions, liquid may be ejected from
the battery, avoid contact. If contact accidentally
SERVICE
 Have your power tool serviced by a qualified repair
person using only identical replacement parts. This will
ensure that the safety of the power tool is maintained.
WARNING!
To reduce the risk of injury, user must read
instruction manual.
 When servicing a power 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.
SPECIFIC SAFETY RULES
 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.
 Batteries vent hydrogen gas and 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.
 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.
 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.
 If the power supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced
only by the manufacturer or by an authorized service
center to avoid risk.
 Hold power tools by insulated gripping surfaces when
performing an operation where the cutting tool may
contact hidden wiring or its own cord. Contact with a
“live” wire will also make exposed metal parts of the tool
“live” and shock the operator.
 Wear ear protectors with impact drivers. Exposure to
noise can cause hearing loss.
 Do not use the impact driver as a drill. The impact driver
is not designed to be used as a drill.
 Do not drive a screw where there may be hidden
wiring behind the surface. Contact with a “live” wire will
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.
 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.
 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.
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SAFETY RULES FOR CHARGER
 Do not let gasoline, oils, petroleum-based products,
etc. come in contact with plastic parts. They contain
chemicals that can damage, weaken, or destroy
plastic.
 An extension cord should not be used unless
absolutely necessary. Use of improper extension cord
could result in a risk of fire and electric shock. If extension
cord must be used, make sure:
a. That pins on plug of extension cord are the same
number, size and shape as those of plug on charger.
b. That extension cord is properly wired and in
good electrical condition; and
c. That wire size is large enough for AC ampere
rating of charger as specified below:
Cord Length (Feet)
25'
50'
100'
Cord Size (AWG)
16
16
16
NOTE: AWG = American Wire Gauge
 Do not operate charger with a damaged cord or
plug, which could cause shorting and electric shock. If
damaged, have the charger replaced by an authorized
serviceman.
 Do not operate charger if it has received a sharp blow,
been dropped, or otherwise damaged in any way.
Take it to an authorized serviceman for electrical check
to determine if the charger is in good working order.
 Do not disassemble charger. Take it to an authorized
serviceman when service or repair is required. Incorrect
reassembly may result in a risk of electric shock or fire.
 Unplug charger from outlet before attempting any
maintenance or cleaning to reduce the risk of electric
shock.
 Disconnect charger from the power supply when
not in use. This will reduce the risk of electric shock or
damage to the charger if metal items should fall into the
opening. It also will help prevent damage to the charger
during a power surge.
 Risk of electric shock. Do not touch uninsulated portion
of output connector or uninsulated battery terminal.
 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.
WARNING!
READ AND UNDERSTAND ALL INSTRUCTIONS.
Failure to follow all instructions listed below, may
result in electric shock, fire and/or serious personal
injury.
 Before using battery charger, read all instructions and
cautionary markings in this manual, on battery charger,
battery, and product using battery to prevent misuse of
the products and possible injury or damage.
CAUTION:
To reduce the risk of electric shock or damage
to the charger and battery, charge only lithiumion or nickel-cadmium rechargeable batteries as
specifically designated on your charger. Other
types of batteries may burst, causing personal
injury or damage.
 Do not use charger outdoors or expose to wet or damp
conditions. Water entering charger will increase the risk
of electric shock.
 Use of an attachment not recommended or sold by the
battery charger manufacturer may result in a risk of
fire, electric shock, or injury to persons. Following this
rule will reduce the risk of electric shock, fire, or serious
personal injury.
 Do not abuse cord or charger. Never use the cord to
carry the charger. Do not pull the charger cord rather than
the plug when disconnecting from receptacle. Damage
to the cord or charger could occur and create an electric
shock hazard. Replace damaged cords immediately.
 Make sure cord is located so that it will not be stepped
on, tripped over, come in contact with sharp edges
or moving parts or otherwise subjected to damage or
stress. This will reduce the risk of accidental falls, which
could cause injury, and damage to the cord, which could
result in electric shock.
 Keep cord and charger from heat to prevent damage
to housing or internal parts.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
1.
2.
3.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
This manual contains important safety and operating instructions for battery chargers (24V) 140315001 (R85009) and
(18V) 140276003 or 140276004.
Before using battery charger, read all instructions and cautionary markings on battery charger, battery, and product
using battery.
CAUTION: To reduce the risk of injury, charge only RIDGID lithium-ion batteries on the RIDGID lithium-ion charger
and RIDGID nickel-cadmium batteries on RIDGID nickel-cadmium chargers. These batteries and chargers are not
interchangeable. Other types of batteries may burst, causing personal injury or damage.
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SYMBOLS
Some of the following symbols may be used on this tool. Please study them and learn their meaning. Proper interpretation
of these symbols will allow you to operate the tool 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 Tool
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.
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FEATURES
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
Blows Per Minute
18V Nickel-Cadmium Battery Pack....0-2,900 r/min. (BPM)
24V Lithium-Ion Battery Pack.............0-3,300 r/min. (BPM)
Torque ................................................................... 1,490 in.lb.
Charger Input .................................... 120V, 60 Hz, AC only
Coupler ...............................................................1/4 in. Hex
Switch.............................. Variable Speed Reversible (VSR)
No Load Speed
18V Nickel-Cadmium Battery Pack ....0-1,700 r/min. (RPM)
24V Lithium-Ion Battery Pack.............0-2,100 r/min. (RPM)
COUPLER
LED
WORKLIGHT
DIRECTION OF ROTATION SELECTOR
(FORWARD/REVERSE/CENTER LOCK)
SWITCH TRIGGER
BIT STORAGE
Fig. 1
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FEATURES
KNOW YOUR IMPACT DRIVER
DIRECTION OF ROTATION SELECTOR
See Figure 1.
The safe use of this product requires an understanding of
the information on the tool 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.
(FORWARD/REVERSE/CENTER LOCK)
The impact driver 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.
BIT STORAGE
ELECTRIC BRAKE
BLOWS PER MINUTE
LED WORKLIGHT
The electric brake will stop the bit rotation after the operator
releases the switch trigger.
Bits provided with the impact driver can be placed in the
storage area, located on the base of the tool.
This tool features an impact speed of up to 3,300 BPM
(Blows Per Minute). Blows Per Minute is the number of
impacts per minute.
The LED worklight, located below the coupler, illuminates
when the switch trigger is depressed. This provides extra
light for increased visibility.
COMPACT DESIGN
MINIMUM REACTIVE TORQUE
The compact design of the impact driver allows the operator
to get into tight areas.
This impact driver minimizes the amount of reactive torque
to the operator.
COUPLER
VARIABLE SPEED
Quickly and easily change bits without the need for tools.
The variable speed switch trigger delivers higher speed with
increased trigger pressure and lower speed with decreased
trigger pressure.
ASSEMBLY
UNPACKING
WARNING:
This product has been shipped completely assembled.
If any parts are damaged or missing do not operate
this tool until the parts are replaced. Failure to
heed this warning could result in serious personal
injury.
 Carefully remove the tool and any accessories from the
box. Make sure that all items listed in the packing list are
included.
 Inspect the tool 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 tool.
WARNING:
Do not attempt to modify this tool or create
accessories not recommended for use with this
tool. 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
Impact Driver
Bit
Operator’s Manual
WARNING:
To prevent accidental starting that could cause
serious personal injury, always remove the battery
pack from the tool when assembling parts.
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OPERATION
THE FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS ARE FOR RIDGID
24V LITHIUM-ION BATTERY PACKS AND THE 24V
RIDGID LITHIUM-ION CHARGER.
WARNING:
Do not allow familiarity with tools to make you
careless. Remember that a careless fraction of
a second is sufficient to inflict severe injury.
CHARGING THE BATTERY PACK
WARNING:
NOTE: New 24V lithium-ion battery packs will not work
without first being charged. Before first time use, charge
the battery pack to activate it.
WARNING:
It is not necessary to drain the battery pack completely
before recharging. Lithium-ion battery packs have no
“memory” and can be recharged at any time. It is therefore
possible to charge the battery pack before extended usage
even if the battery pack is not completely drained of charge.
Use the charge level indicator to determine the amount of
charge in the battery pack.
Always wear safety goggles or safety glasses
with side shields when operating tools. Failure
to do so could result in objects being thrown into
your eyes resulting in possible serious injury.
Do not use any attachments or accessories
not recommended by the manufacturer of this
tool. The use of attachments or accessories not
recommended can result in serious personal injury.
Lithium-ion batteries deliver fade free power for their entire
run time. 24V lithium-ion tools will not gradually lose power
due to decreasing battery charge. Instead, power from the
battery pack will drop from full to zero once the full charge
has been drained from the battery. Once this happens, the
tool’s power drops from full to zero, and recharging of the
battery is required
APPLICATIONS
You may use this tool for the following purposes:
 Driving screws and lag bolts
CHARGE
LEVEL INDICATOR
 Tightening nuts and bolts
 Removing screws, nuts, and bolts
24vXLi
CAUTION:
If at any point during the charging process none
of the LEDs are lit, remove the battery pack from
the charger to avoid damaging the product. DO
NOT insert another battery. Return the charger and
battery to your nearest service center for service
or replacement.
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CAUTION:
Charge in a well ventilated area. Do not block
charger vents. Keep them clear to allow proper
ventilation.
NOTE: Charge only RIDGID lithium-ion batteries on the
RIDGID lithium-ion charger and RIDGID nickel-cadmium
batteries on RIDGID nickel-cadmium chargers. These
batteries and chargers are not interchangeable.
Refer to the General Safety Rules for compatibility.
Fig. 2
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OPERATION
FULL
CAPACITY
TO CHARGE
A fully discharged battery pack with a temperature between
32°F and 150°F will charge in about an hour.
 Charge the 24V lithium-ion battery pack only with the
charger provided.
� Connect the charger to a power supply.
NOTE: If needed, the charger can operate with most
generators and inverters rated at 300 Watts or higher.
 Attach the battery pack to the charger by aligning the
raised ribs on the battery pack with the grooves in the
charger, then slide the battery pack onto the charger.
See Figure 2.
 Do not place the charger in an area of extreme heat or
cold. It will work best at normal room temperature.
 After charging is complete, the continuous green light
will come on and the charge level indicator lights on the
battery will go off.
 The charger will keep the battery pack fully charged if left
on the charger.
3/4
CAPACITY
1/2
CAPACITY
24vXLi
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1/4
CAPACITY
RED LED
CHARGE LEVEL INDICATOR
CHARGE
LEVEL
INDICATOR
BUTTON
CHARGE
LEVEL INDICATOR
GREEN LED
Fig. 3
CHARGING
INDICATOR
See Figure 3.
The charge level indicator shows that the battery is charged
at 1/4, 1/2, 3/4, or full capacity. To display the amount of
charge left in the battery, press and hold the charge level
indicator button.
FULL
INDICATOR
EVALUATE
INDICATOR
NOTE: When the battery pack contains less than 10%
charge, the 1/4 charge level indicator will flash.
CHARGING A HOT BATTERY PACK
If the battery pack is above normal temperature range, the
red LED will begin flashing and the green LED will be off.
When the battery pack cools down to approximately 150°F,
the charger will automatically begin fast charge mode.
DEFECTIVE
INDICATOR
NOTE: Refer to CHARGING THE BATTERY PACK for
normal recharging of batteries. If the charger does not charge
the battery pack under normal circumstances, return both
the battery pack and charger to your nearest repair center
for electrical check. For the location of your nearest repair
center, please call 1-866-539-1710.
Fig. 4
CHARGING A COOL BATTERY PACK
If the battery pack is below normal temperature range, the
red LED will begin flashing and the green LED will be off.
When the battery warms to a temperature of more than
14°F, the charger will automatically begin charge mode.
COLD WEATHER OPERATION
The lithium-ion battery pack can be used in temperatures
down to -4°F. When the battery pack is very cold, it may
“buzz” for the first minute of use to warm itself up. Put
the battery pack on a tool and use the tool in a light duty
application. After about a minute, the pack will have warmed
up and begin operating normally.
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OPERATION
LED FUNCTION OF RIDGID 24V LITHIUM-ION CHARGER
See Figure 4.
LED
INDICATOR
BATTERY
PACK
RED
LED
GREEN
LED
ACTION
Charging
Fast charging
ON
OFF
Charges in 1 hour.
Charging
Deeply
Discharged
ON
OFF
Charger pre-charges battery until normal voltage
is reached, then begins fast charge mode. May
take longer than 1 hour to fully charge.
Full
Maintenance
charging
OFF
ON
Fast charging is complete;
Charger maintains charge mode.
Evaluate
Hot battery
pack
Flashing
OFF
When battery pack reaches cooled temperature,
charger begins fast charge mode.
Evaluate
Cold battery
pack
Flashing
OFF
When battery pack reaches warmed temperature,
charger begins fast charge mode.
Defective
Defective
Flashing
Flashing
Battery pack or charger is defective.
• If defective, try to repeat the conditions a second time by removing and reinstalling the battery
pack. If the LED status repeats a second time, try charging a different battery.
• If a different battery charges normally, dispose of the defective pack (see Maintenance section).
• If a different battery also indicates “Defective,” the charger may be defective.
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OPERATION
THE FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS ARE FOR
RIDGID NICKEL-CADMIUM BATTERY PACKS AND
CHARGERS.
Battery packs for this tool are shipped in a low charge
condition to prevent possible problems. Therefore, you
should charge the pack until the light on the front of the
charger changes from flashing green to continuous green.
NOTE: Batteries will not reach full charge the first time they
are charged. Allow several cycles (operation followed by
recharging) for them to become fully charged. This is normal
for nickel-cadmium batteries.
TO CHARGE
 Charge the battery pack only with the charger provided.
� Make sure the power supply is normal household voltage,

120V, 60 Hz, AC only.
 Connect the charger to a power supply.
 Attach the battery pack to the charger by aligning the
raised ribs on the battery pack with the grooves in the
charger, then slide the battery pack onto the charger.
See Figure 5.
 The battery pack will become slightly warm to the touch
while charging. This is normal and does not indicate a
problem.
 Do not place the charger in an area of extreme heat or
cold. It will work best at normal room temperature.
 For average charge times, refer to the chart on the
following page.
 When the batteries become fully charged, unplug the
charger from the power supply and remove the battery
pack.
Fig. 5
RED
LED
GREEN
LED
POWER
INDICATOR
EVALUATE
INDICATOR
CHARGING A HOT BATTERY PACK
DEFECTIVE
INDICATOR
When using the tool continuously, the batteries in the battery
pack will become hot. You should let a hot battery pack
cool down for approximately 30 minutes before attempting
to recharge. When the battery pack becomes discharged
and is hot, the green LED will be off and the red LED will
begin flashing.
When the battery pack cools down to approximately 104°F,
the charger will automatically begin fast charge mode.
CHARGING
INDICATOR
CHARGING A COOL BATTERY PACK
If the battery pack is below normal temperature range, the
red LED will begin flashing and the green LED will be off.
When the battery warms to a temperature of more than
41°F, the charger will automatically begin fast charge mode.
NOTE: Refer to CHARGING THE BATTERY PACK for
normal recharging of batteries. If the charger does not charge
your battery pack under normal circumstances, return both
the battery pack and charger to your nearest repair center
for electrical check. For the location of your nearest repair
center, please call 1-866-539-1710.
FULL
INDICATOR
Fig. 6
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OPERATION
LED FUNCTION OF RIDGID NICKEL-CADMIUM CHARGERS
See Figure 6.
LED
INDICATOR
BATTERY
PACK
RED
LED
GREEN
LED
ACTION
Power
Without battery pack
ON
OFF
Ready to charge battery pack.
Evaluate
Hot battery pack
Flashing
OFF
When battery pack reaches cooled
temperature, charger begins fast
charge mode.
Evaluate
Cold battery pack
Flashing
OFF
When battery pack reaches warmed
temperature, charger begins fast
charge mode.
Evaluate
Deeply discharged
Flashing
OFF
Charger pre-charges battery until
normal voltage is reached, then
begins fast charge mode.
Defective
Defective
Flashing
Flashing
Battery pack or charger is defective.
• If defective, try to repeat the conditions a second time by removing and reinstalling the battery
pack. If the LED status repeats a second time, try charging a different battery.
• If a different battery charges normally, dispose of the defective pack (see Maintenance section).
• If a different battery also indicates “Defective,” the charger may be defective.
Charging
Fast charging
ON
Flashing
See chart below for charge times.
Full
Slow charging
OFF
ON
Fast charging is complete;
charger maintains charge mode.
BATTERY
AVERAGE CHARGE TIME
COMPACT SERIES
18 min.
HC
27 min.
HC 2.5
34 min.
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OPERATION
TO INSTALL BATTERY PACK
See Figure 7.
 Place the battery pack in the impact driver, aligning raised
rib on battery pack with groove in the driver’s battery
port.
 Make sure the latches on each side of the battery pack
snap into place and the battery pack is secured to the
impact driver before beginning operation.
TO REMOVE BATTERY PACK
RAISED RIBS
See Figure 8.
 Locate the latches on the side of the battery pack and
depress both sides to release the battery pack from the
impact driver.
LATCH
Fig. 7
 Remove the battery pack.
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 9.
18V BATTERY PACK
To turn the impact driver ON, depress the switch
trigger. To turn it OFF, release the switch trigger.
VARIABLE SPEED
See Figure 9.
This tool has a variable speed switch that delivers higher
speed and torque with increased trigger pressure. Speed is
controlled by the amount of switch trigger depression.
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.
LATCH
DEPRESS LATCHES TO
RELEASE BATTERY PACK
24V BATTERY PACK
LATCH
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Fig. 8
OPERATION
DIRECTION OF ROTATION SELECTOR
DIRECTION OF ROTATION SELECTOR
(FORWARD/REVERSE/CENTER LOCK)
See Figure 9.
The direction of bit rotation is reversible and is controlled by
a selector located above the switch trigger. With the impact
driver held in normal operating position, the direction of
rotation selector should be positioned to the left of the switch
trigger for driving. The driving direction is reversed when the
selector is to the right of the switch trigger.
REVERSE
Setting the switch trigger in the OFF (center lock) position
helps reduce the possibility of accidental starting when not
in use.
CAUTION:
To prevent gear damage, always allow the coupler
to come to a complete stop before changing the
direction of rotation.
LED
WORKLIGHT
FORWARD
SWITCH
TRIGGER
Fig. 9
To stop the impact driver, release the switch trigger and allow
the coupler to come to a complete stop.
NOTE: The impact driver will not run unless the direction of
rotation selector is pushed fully to the left or right.
RELEASE COUPLER
PULL COUPLER
FORWARD
Avoid running the driver at low speeds for extended periods
of time. Running at low speeds under constant usage may
cause the driver to become overheated. If this occurs, cool
the driver by running it without a load and at full speed.
3
1
BIT
LED WORKLIGHT
See Figure 9.
The LED worklight, located below the coupler, illuminates
when the switch trigger is depressed. This provides
additional lighting on the surface of the workpiece for
operation in lower-light areas.
INSERT BIT
2
INSTALLING BITS
LOCKING GROOVE
See Figure 10.
 Lock the switch trigger by placing the direction of
rotation selector in the center position.
COUPLER
Fig. 10
 Remove the battery pack from the impact driver.
 Pull the coupler away from the driver (1).
 Insert driver bit to be used into the coupler (2).
 Release the coupler (3).
 Pull on the bit to make sure it is secured in the coupler.
There may be some play in the installed bit; this is
normal.
NOTE: Use only impact quality bits with a locking
groove.
WARNING:
Make sure the bit is secured in the coupler before
using the impact driver. Failure to do so could
cause serious personal injury.
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OPERATION
REMOVING BITS
See Figure 10.
 Lock the switch trigger by placing the direction of
rotation selector in the center position.
 Remove the battery pack from the impact driver.
 Pull the coupler away from the driver.
 Remove driver bit from the coupler.
WARNING:
Do not drive a screw where there is likely to be
hidden wiring behind the surface. Contact with a
“live” wire will make exposed metal parts of the tool
“live” and shock the operator. If you must drive a
screw where hidden wire may be present, always
hold tool by insulated gripping surfaces (handle)
when performing the operation to prevent a shock
to the operator, as seen in figure 11.
CAUTION:
The impact driver is not designed to be used as
a drill.
RIGHT
Fig. 11
WRONG
Fig. 12
DRIVING OR REMOVING SCREWS
See Figures 11 - 12.
 Place the direction of rotation selector in the correct
position for the operation.
 Hold the impact driver with one hand.
 Place the bit on the screw head and slowly depress the
switch trigger. Start the bit slowly for more control.
 As screw is driven, impacting will begin.
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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.
BATTERY PACK REMOVAL AND PREPARATION
FOR RECYCLING
BATTERIES
This tool will accept 24V lithium-ion batteries or 18V nickelcadmium 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
This product uses lithium-ion or nickelcadmium batteries. Local, state or federal
laws may prohibit disposal of batteries in
ordinary trash.
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:
 Remove the battery pack from the charger once it is fully
charged and ready for use.
WARNING:
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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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
18V/24V MaxSelect™
1/4 in. IMPACT DRIVER
R8823
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:
R8823
Model No.
Serial No.
987000-027
3-8-07 (REV:01)
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