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RIDGID

Model # R2720

Internet # 100375875

3 in. x 21 in. Heavy-Duty Belt Sander

This item has been discontinued.
The Home Depot no longer carries this specific product.

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Model # R2720

Internet # 100375875

The RIDGID 3 in. x 21 in. Heavy-Duty Belt Sander has a variable-speed control feature from 800 - 1500 FPM that allows the sander to develop a no load speed. This belt sander has a flat face to allow for flush sanding against vertical surfaces and a toll-free belt release that makes changing belts quick and easy. The sander offers a lock-on switch feature that allows you to comfortably operate the tool for extended periods of time while a dust-collection bag attaches to the sander to create a cleaner work environment.

  • 120-volt, 10-amp in line motor to maintain performance during extended use
  • Variable-speed-control feature from 800 - 1500 FPM allows the sander to develop a no load speed
  • Rotating dial controls speed from A - F offering a variety of removal rates to fit each application
  • Flat face allows for flush sanding against vertical surfaces
  • Soft start for greater control during start-up
  • Lock-on switch allows you to operate the tool for extended periods of time
  • Dust-collection bag attaches to the sander to create a cleaner work environment
  • Versatile front handle allows the user to position it in 3 different locations for optimal user control
  • Soft-grip handle has extra molding to decrease the amount of vibration felt and increase comfort
  • UL listed
  • "CLICK HERE TO REGISTER YOUR RIDGID PRODUCT."
  • CLICK HERE TO REGISTER YOUR RIDGID PRODUCT.

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SPECIFICATIONS

Dimensions
Belt width 
Product Depth (in.) 
3 in 
Product Height (in.) 
7 in 
Product Width (in.) 
6 in 
Details
Amperage (amps) 
10 
Belt length 
21 
Case Included 
No 
Color Family 
Orange 
Cord Length (ft.) 
Corded Tool Type 
Belt Sander 
Cordless/ Corded 
Corded 
Dust collection type 
Bag 
Maximum speed (ft./min.) 
1500 
Minimum speed (ft./min.) 
800 
Power Tool Product Type 
Corded 
Product Weight (lb.) 
10 lb 
Reconditioned 
No 
Returnable 
90-Day 
Reverse 
No 
Tools Product Type 
Power Tool 
Variable Speed 
Yes 
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications and Listings 
1-UL Listed 
Manufacturer Warranty 
3 Year, Lifetime Service Agreement with product registration 

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Cordless/ Corded: Corded
Brand: RIDGID
Review Rating: 3 & Up
Reconditioned: No
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3 in. x 21 in. Heavy-Duty Belt Sander
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Is there a stand that allows it to be used upside down on the workbench?

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April 15, 2014
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The top handhold is adjustable and the sander can be laid flat, but you would need to clamp it to your bench if you were running large pieces over it.
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March 25, 2014
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Not that I'm aware of. The way the dust bag attaches it would be difficult to use the sander inverted.
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February 12, 2014
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Not sure. It is solid enough to mount or put in a vice.
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February 11, 2014
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Not a factory made stand that I know of but if I were inclined to do something like that I would look on YouTube for some ideas on how to make one as there are plenty of people out there that have done just that. I do know that the switch has a button to lock it in the on position.
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If I purchase a Ridgid 2720 and give it to my son as a gift, can he register it in his name for the lifetime service warranty?

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Does the Ridgid Lifetime Service Warranty have to be registered in the name of the person who bought the item? Or can it be the name of the person who received it as a gift?
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you can reg. this in his name, but just make sure you retain the receipt
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I would think so as long as he has the receipt or copy of it that can be sent in the mail.
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February 8, 2014
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Yes. My sister bought my belt sander for me and it was no problem. She lives in PA and I live in HI and even though she purchased it online in PA and shipped it to me they honored the service contract. You may have to physically send in the paper work but I was able to register it and meet warranty requirements online.
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October 14, 2013
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Thank you for your recent inquiry with The Home Depot. I believe it would be best to reach out to the manufacturer for assistance. The manufacturer is RIDGID and their customer service department can be reached at 1-800-474-3443.
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where is this sander made? USA or China?

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April 15, 2014
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Made in China
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China. Distributed by One World Technologies,Inc. it meets OSHA Design Standards.
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China
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Regarding Ridgid Model #R2720 Belt Sander: Will this tool connect with Ridgid wet/dry vac tubes of 1 7/8" diameter? Specifically, Ridgid # WD4522

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Ridgid has vacuum hose adapters for various size hoses and connections and I just tried it on mine and although the fit was close it wasnt tight. The only solution I can think of is to go to the plumbing section and see if they have a 1 inch to 1 inch rubber coupling with a hose clamp on each end. I believe that would work.
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The R2720 dust port where the dust bag connects has a 1-3/8” outer diameter size, which is smaller than the 1-7/8” size of the wet/dry vac tubes indicated. The customer might could find some type of reducer at a vac-supply center to connect the two. However, we have no information on the WD4522 to advise of with it, since we do not make or support it.
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CUSTOMER REVIEWS

Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 54 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Just buy it. Can't go wrong! It's sleek and narrow like not many others out there, really a handy and nimble design. Sign up for the Lifetime Warrany too! Doesn't include a case and finding one to fit is somewhat of a small challenge. The plug light is a cool feature too. You can keep looking and looking and pricing and comparing and always end up with a plus here with that brand or a negative with that other brand, it's a good quality item, just get it! Ha! November 21, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Mostly good I purchased this sander while I wait for parts to fix my beloved Bosch 1274 DVS, (discontinued, why?). I live in Hawaii and was not able to purchase this product even online. I had to get my sister to purchase it for me online in PA. Even my cousin in CA couldn't purchase this sander but I like the specs and it has a lifetime service contract that they will honor here in Hawaii, but you must purchase the sander through the Home Depot. I've been remodeling homes for 25 years and I can tell you this is the most powerful and smoothest 3x21 belt sander I've ever used, I really like it. Now here are the negatives. 1. I just completed my first project with it, a set of stairs. All the wood had to be milled and sanded so it was a fair amount of work but my Bosch did half the work before the toothed sprocket wore out. Now I already I have to replace the timing belt (drive belt) on this sander. I can't believe it wore out so quickly, I hope this isn't a constant problem with the tool. 2. I thought the top of the sander was flat so that I could use it upside down on my workbench, but it is slightly domed, so close to a perfect design but no, fail. 3. The dust collection is great when it's hooked up to my shop vac but without a vacuum, the air vent for the motor blows right in your face. I guess engineers do their best to think of everything before production but they blew it, so to speak, on this one. Now it's in production and I guess it's too expensive to do a redesign so soon. Maybe that's why it's so cheap. It's obviously a heavy duty sander and I suspect it will last me for the rest of my life. February 8, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by sander great heavy sander works well. getting the lifetime service agreement was rediculous March 12, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great sander I've used this sander on several projects needing heavy stock removal. Removing damaged/old veneers is fast and effiicient with few or no grooves as long as you do not rush. Removing old stain is a snap. It has plenty of power and a very useful speed range to adjust to your work piece. The dust collection is good but the vacuum attachment is much more efficient. The tool has never overheated, and the motor and moving parts have never clogged with either dust collection method. A great deal with the free 1/4 sheet sander. I would buy this tool again without the free sheet sander, which also works very well. July 25, 2006
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by dust or bust Overall I am happy with this until it stopped working. I did not fill out the appropriate stuff online to get the lifetime warranty. After a year of owning and using the sander, I opened up the sander and to my surprise there was the motor covered in dust. I understand that the bag fills up and I empty it but I never would have thought there would have been so much in the motor itself. I was disappointed to find it needless to say. I give it three stars due to the fact that I do like the soft start and variable speed and if it does offer the lifetime warranty I will feel it out in time on the next one. December 13, 2009
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Belt sander This is a real nice belt sander and the price was great. A popular magazine reviewed some belt sanders and said that the only thing stopping this one from getting a five star rating was not having variable speed. Well these new ones do. I first tried it out on an old chopping block that was probably as old as I am and was coming apart due to glue failure. I was able to pry all the pieces apart without damaging the wood but the dried up glue needed to be removed and I was amazed at how easily this new belt sander got down to fresh wood. I have bought a number of Ridgid brand tools over the years and I think I'm going to be as happy with this new belt sander as I am with my other Ridgid tools. November 20, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Good tool I'm a remodeler contractor and I think this is the best sander for the money you can buy in this category.Plenty of power and stable sanding.The variable speed is goodish. Made with pre set speed steps A to F (used letters instead of numbers) and the trigger is basically a glorified on-off switch in that speed range you pre set it. Speed is fairly stable.The machine is heavy ,something is good in this case because it's own weight keeps it against the board.All you have to do guide it around.Front Track roller is adjustable in order for the belt to keep it's track. A bonus feature cheaper sanders don't have .I wish the trigger would give variable speed as you pull it in the preset speed but ,hey then would be a perfect sander April 15, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Tool is OK - Warranty not worth the hassle. The price of the tool was a little higher than similar brands, but the prospect of a lifetime warranty seemed to make it worthwhile. Unfortunately, after spending about 30 minutes on the computer trying to activate the warranty and jumping through all their hoops, I received a letter stating they could not confirm the information and provided a whole new set of demands for copies, proof of purchase, etc. Sure wasn't worth my time to complete. Should have just gone with the Black & Decker. December 17, 2013
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