RIDGID 3 in. x 18 in. Heavy Duty Variable Speed Belt Sander with AIRGUARD Technology-R27401 - The Home Depot


Model # R27401

Internet # 100618248

Store SKU # 733594

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

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

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$99.97 / each


Model # R27401

Internet # 100618248

Store SKU # 733594

The RIDGID 3 in. x 18 in. Belt Sander is powered by a robust 6.5 Amp motor that delivers variable speeds to tackle a range of tough sanding jobs. With free registration, this tool is covered for life. FREE Parts. FREE Service. FOR LIFE. Includes: R2740 Sander, dust bag, 80G sanding belt, and Operator’s Manual. See below for more details.

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  • AirGuard Technology - Industry’s best dust collection - Up to 90% efficiency
  • Variable Speed Dial with Electronic Feedback - Match the speed to the desired removal rate. Electronic feedback helps maintain motor speed under load for consistent results
  • Tool-Free belt release - makes changing belts quick and easy
  • Automatic belt tracking - Tool automatically adjusts belt to center platen for alignment
  • Flush sanding capable - flat face allows for flush sanding against vertical surfaces
  • 6.5-amp motor - belt and gear driven for added power and durability
  • On board vac adaptor - fits standard 1-1/4 in. hose for cleaner, dust-free work environment
  • 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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Info & Guides

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Assembled Depth (in.)  15.03 in  Assembled Height (in.)  5.7 in 
Assembled Width (in.)  6.49 in  Belt width 
Product Depth (in.)  15.02 in  Product Height (in.)  5.70 in 
Product Width (in.)  6.49 in 
Amperage (amps)  6.5  Belt length  18 
Color Family  Orange  Cord Length (ft.) 
Corded Tool Type  Belt Sander  Cordless/Corded  Corded 
Dust collection type  Bag  Maximum speed (ft./min.)  950 
Minimum speed (ft./min.)  400  Power Tool Product Type  Corded 
Product Weight (lb.)  8.22 lb  Reconditioned  No 
Returnable  60-Day  Reverse  No 
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 


Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 102 reviewers.
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Very easy to handle I purchased this sander to replace the one that quit working. It doesn't have as much power but the smoothness of operation makes up for that. The dust collection system works great but bag is a little small. Just have to empty it more often because it works so good. I use it to sand old weathered wood to make furniture and craft items. Very smooth finish even with a 80grit belt. November 28, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great DIY Size and Performance This sander is a no-nonsense tool!. It simply does what you expect and does it well. The size and weight are perfect, and it has the excellent case grip material RIDGID is known for. The dust collection works well with the bag and excellent with vacuum attached. A carrying bag would be pure icing on the cake. November 25, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tough enough for everyday use I am reno-ing an old house and trying to preserve all of the solid wood doors. Weather and age have taken their toll on the doors but the damaged surfaces are no match for this belt sander. It provides a very smooth finish almost effortlessly and the integral dust collection is a good addition to this tool. November 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by did the job quicker than expected I sanded a deck for restaining and the belt sander took off the top layer easily and when I changed the sandpaper to a lighter grade ,,,,produced a smooth stainable finish good job ...500 sq feet in a day November 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Well worth the price! I was looking for quite awhile for a good belt sander for my projects and this one fit the bill. Easy to operate and control and for the price I am very satisfied! November 24, 2014
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