RIDGID 3 in. x 18 in. Heavy Duty Variable Speed Belt Sander with AIRGUARD Technology-R27401 at The Home Depot
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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
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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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Amperage (amps)  6.5  Assembled Depth (in.)  15.03 in 
Assembled Height (in.)  5.7 in  Assembled Width (in.)  6.49 in 
Belt length  18  Belt width 
Certifications and Listings  1-UL Listed  Color Family  Orange 
Cord Length (ft.)  Corded Tool Type  Belt Sander 
Cordless/Corded  Corded  Dust collection type  Bag 
Manufacturer Warranty  Lifetime Service Agreement with registration within 90 days of purchase  Maximum speed (ft./min.)  950 
Minimum speed (ft./min.)  400  Power Tool Product Type  Corded 
Product Depth (in.)  15.02 in  Product Height (in.)  5.704 in 
Product Weight (lb.)  8.22 lb  Product Width (in.)  6.491 in 
Reconditioned  No  Returnable  60-Day 
Reverse  No  Variable Speed  Yes 


Rated 4 out of 5 by 81 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by works great removing paint I bought this sander(because of the RIDGID name and own other Ridgid tools) and to sand down a heavily painted plywood bed the was shaped like a bulldozer, took the paint off and smooth out the plywood to almost cabinet grade quality. for the price great for any DIYer, auto tracking works great when using the tool properly. Only Con after about 10-12 hours of use it should come with a tool bag like other Ridgid tools come with. Thanks Ridgid another GREAT product!!!!!! September 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by A real workhorse A real workhorse. I have been sanding floors in my home with it (pine). I have had to sand through glued on linoleum flooring shreds, glues, floor backing, varnish, and 90 years of stains. I think have spent 30+ hours sanding so far. Love this tool! April 1, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good tool Sturdy tool; Belt slips after some use; Needs more tension on the drive wheel. December 28, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Nearly perfect This is a nicely-balanced sander with good weight, virtually no vibration and easly belt changing. The adjustable sanding speed is a very useful feature--and it's uncommon in this price range. It would have rated 5 stars except for some lubricant leakage from the belt housing after the first use, which required tightening down the assembly screws to remedy. Not a big problem, but something to watch for if you're planning on using this sander for fine woodworking. August 18, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lovely sander ... I like bargains but this sander was never on sale. I bought this sander several months ago and no regrets, it is a superb tool. I have another DeWalt 3x21 but enjoy working with this one much better. It cuts the wood very well and evenly. Most important the sanding belt stays in aligned position all the time. It is also a lightweight tool and easy to handle. Good job Ridgid. I highly recommend to anyone. August 9, 2009
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