October 19, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros

Ridgid 18V Sub-Compact Hammer Drill R8711B

Ridgid Packs 18V Power Into 12V Frame

Joining the Ridgid Sub-Compact Line this year is the R8711B Hammer Drill. With its sub-compact frame, this hammer drill can hop into tight spaces while still delivering 18V power to the job at hand.

10-Second Summary

  • Model: Ridgid R8711B
  • 30% lighter weight and more compact
  • Brushless motor
  • Delivers over 400 in-lbs of torque
  • 2-speed gearbox
  • 24 position clutch
  • Coming soon to Home Depot

Lighter and More Compact Performance

We hear that the Ridgid R8711B Sub-compact hammer drill weighs 30% less than (what we assume to be) the Ridgid 18V hammer drill. With its significantly smaller frame, this hammer drill can get into places your standard 18V model probably can’t…or at least, not comfortably.

Despite its size, it still spits out formidable performance, according to the company. The R8711B features a brushless motor that generates up to 400 in-lbs of torque.

For matching power to your application, the Ridgid R8711B features a 2-speed gearbox and a 24-position clutch.

We expect the Ridgid 18V Sub-Compact Hammer Drill to hit the shelves of your local Home Depot Q3 of 2020. Pricing has yet to be announced, but we expect it to fall in the neighborhood of the existing Gen 5X hammer drill.

For more information about Ridgid tools, or to keep tabs on the R8711B, check out Home Depot by clicking here.

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