Model # R27401

Internet #100618248

Store SKU #733594

RIDGID 3 in. x 18 in. Heavy Duty Variable Speed Belt Sander with AIRGUARD Technology
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RIDGID

3 in. x 18 in. Heavy Duty Variable Speed Belt Sander with AIRGUARD Technology

  • AirGuard dust collection system collects 90% of the dusts
  • Tool-free belt release to make changing belts quick and easy
  • Backed by The RIDGID Lifetime Service Agreement
$9997 /each
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Product Overview

  • AirGuard dust collection system collects 90% of the dusts
  • Tool-free belt release to make changing belts quick and easy
  • Backed by The RIDGID Lifetime Service Agreement
The RIDGID 3 in. x 18 in. Belt Sander is powered by a robust 6.5 Amp motor to tackle a range of tough jobs. It has a variable-speed dial with electronic feedback to match the speed to the desired removal rate and maintain speed under load for consistent results. Its onboard vacuum adaptor fits a standard 1-1/4 in. hose for a cleaner, virtually dust-free work environment.
  • AirGuard dust collection for collection of 90% of the dust
  • Hex grip micro texture for a secure grip and maximum user comfort
  • Tool-free belt release to make changing belts quick and easy
  • Automatic belt tracking to automatically adjust the belt to the center platen for alignment
  • Flat face that allows for flush sanding against vertical surfaces
  • Accessible brushes that can be serviced quickly for minimum downtime
  • Lifetime service agreement with registration within 90 days of purchase (begins after the warranty period expires)
  • Hex Grip micro texture enhanced micro-texture for secure grip and maximum user comfort
  • Accessible brushes can be serviced quickly for minimum downtime
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Product Overview

  • AirGuard dust collection system collects 90% of the dusts
  • Tool-free belt release to make changing belts quick and easy
  • Backed by The RIDGID Lifetime Service Agreement
Model #: R27401
Sku #: 733594
Internet #: 100618248

The RIDGID 3 in. x 18 in. Belt Sander is powered by a robust 6.5 Amp motor to tackle a range of tough jobs. It has a variable-speed dial with electronic feedback to match the speed to the desired removal rate and maintain speed under load for consistent results. Its onboard vacuum adaptor fits a standard 1-1/4 in. hose for a cleaner, virtually dust-free work environment.

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  • AirGuard dust collection for collection of 90% of the dust
  • Hex grip micro texture for a secure grip and maximum user comfort
  • Tool-free belt release to make changing belts quick and easy
  • Automatic belt tracking to automatically adjust the belt to the center platen for alignment
  • Flat face that allows for flush sanding against vertical surfaces
  • Accessible brushes that can be serviced quickly for minimum downtime
  • Lifetime service agreement with registration within 90 days of purchase (begins after the warranty period expires)
  • Hex Grip micro texture enhanced micro-texture for secure grip and maximum user comfort
  • Accessible brushes can be serviced quickly for minimum downtime
  • Click Here to Register Your Product

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  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs

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Specifications

Dimensions

Belt width
3
Product Depth (in.)
15.02 in
Product Height (in.)
5.70 in
Product Width (in.)
6.49 in

Details

Amperage (amps)
6.5
Belt length
18
Color Family
Orange
Cord Length (ft.)
8
Corded Tool Type
Belt Sander
Cordless/ Corded
Corded
Dust collection type
Bag
Maximum speed (ft./min.)
950
Minimum speed (ft./min.)
400
Power Tool Features
No Tool Belt Change,Two Hand Grips
Product Weight (lb.)
8.22lb
Reconditioned
No
Returnable
60-Day
Tools Product Type
Power Tool
Variable Speed
Yes

Warranty / Certifications

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

Specifications

Dimensions

Belt width
3
Product Depth (in.)
15.02 in
Product Height (in.)
5.70 in
Product Width (in.)
6.49 in

Details

Amperage (amps)
6.5
Belt length
18
Color Family
Orange
Cord Length (ft.)
8
Corded Tool Type
Belt Sander
Cordless/ Corded
Corded
Dust collection type
Bag
Maximum speed (ft./min.)
950
Minimum speed (ft./min.)
400
Power Tool Features
No Tool Belt Change,Two Hand Grips
Product Weight (lb.)
8.22lb
Reconditioned
No
Returnable
60-Day
Tools Product Type
Power Tool
Variable Speed
Yes

Warranty / Certifications

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

Questions & Answers

Could you use this sander to refinish a 12 by 8 hardwood floor, or what would you recommend

I have a 12 by 8 bedroom that has harwood slats that need to be sanded, remove old paint, the old finish and some uneveness. Then I would stain and seal.
Asked by: ed
Absolutely NOT! Please disregard anyone telling you to use a 3 x 18 belt sander for sanding a floor of any type. This is truly beyond ignorant that anyone would tell you to do so. The right tool for the right job is one of the major rules, this is not the tool. Please visit any rental shop and they will steer you in the right direction, the information here seems quite the joke except for a few actual craftsmen.
Answered by: CopperMan
Date published: 2017-07-18

In lieu of using the dust collection bag, is is OK to attach a shop vac to collect the dust?

Asked by: dixiebooks
It's actually probably more efficient to attach a shop vac as opposed to the collection bag as you will save a lot of time. This machine works extremely well and consequently will fill the bag very rapidly.
Answered by: Greg
Date published: 2017-09-29

Can this sander take 3/8in off a door frame?

Asked by: DoorDestroyer
It could but keeping a nice appearance may take some finesse. Start with 80 grit then 120 grit Let the sander do the work...don't press to hard to avoid gouges.
Answered by: CM
Date published: 2017-03-13

Does this sander come with a case or tote

I have bought other Rigid items and they have all come with their own case. This did not but i am sure if it was a returned item and maybe came back without it's bag
Asked by: Fairview
Fairview Mine did not come with a case or tote.
Answered by: GUU
Date published: 2016-07-12
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Customer Reviews

3 in. x 18 in. Heavy Duty Variable Speed Belt Sander with AIRGUARD Technology is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 269.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I burned out two other belt sanders (one Skill and one Black and Decker) but this rigid worked ex... I burned out two other belt sanders (one Skill and one Black and Decker) but this rigid worked excellent for 8 hours with very little downtime. The auto tracking belt worked pretty good and changing the belt is very simple not to mention the lifetime warranty. So far so good.
Date published: 2017-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Before buying this sander, I first visited a well-known discount-priced... Before buying this sander, I first visited a well-known discount-priced tool store. Their handheld belt sanders were much less expensive but I rejected buying them after inspecting them and bought this Ridgid model instead. After using it to refinish a tabletop, I'm glad I did. Pros: Easy to change belt. Adjustable speed. Plenty of power. Good quality insulation on the power cord means it is flexible and moves pretty easily with the unit. Cons: None, except maybe price. If you're using a belt sander more than just a couple times, I recommend this unit.
Date published: 2017-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I really gave this sander a tough initiation, sanding down ripped studs from an old house put tog... I really gave this sander a tough initiation, sanding down ripped studs from an old house put together to form a patio table. At times the sandpaper would slowly move to the side, but the automatic realignment worked great, getting it back to center.
Date published: 2017-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good to go right out of the box. Replaced a... Good to go right out of the box. Replaced a 3x21" craftsman nearly 50 yrs old. Much better than old ones.
Date published: 2017-08-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good guality This is a nice belt sander. The fact that it automatically tracks itself when you put a new belt on it is great. The grip is comfortable and for long sanding jobs it has the button to lock the power switch on. The speed adjustment is nice for some things but usually it's wide open.
Date published: 2017-08-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I decided to go for the RIGID because of... I decided to go for the RIGID because of my experience with my other RIGID tools, like a 10” Table saw, shop vac, hand-held circular saw, AND also the fact that they come with a lifetime warranty. I’ve used it on one project so far and it works perfectly.
Date published: 2017-06-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Belt sander Works well. Good price. I would recommend. After researching a determined this was the best bang for the buck
Date published: 2017-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sander for the money. Performed flawlessly. Like the ramp up to speed feature. Great sander for the money. Performed flawlessly. Like the ramp up to speed feature.
Date published: 2017-07-18
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