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Model # 352VS

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Porter-Cable

8 Amp 3 in. x 21 in. Belt Sander

$ 169 00

Overview

The Porter-Cable 3 in. x 21 in. Belt Sander features variable speeds, ranging from 850 ft. to 1300 ft. per minute for customized sanding. This power tool was designed for flush sanding, allowing you to sand in corners and right up to vertical surfaces. For added convenience, the dust collection bag keeps your work area clean and swivels 360-degree so its never in your way.
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Product Overview

The Porter-Cable 3 in. x 21 in. Belt Sander features variable speeds, ranging from 850 ft. to 1300 ft. per minute for customized sanding. This power tool was designed for flush sanding, allowing you to sand in corners and right up to vertical surfaces. For added convenience, the dust collection bag keeps your work area clean and swivels 360-degree so its never in your way.
  • 8 Amp motor for strong sanding power
  • Lever action for easy belt replacement
  • Self-tracking belt for efficiency
  • Belt and gear drive for smooth power transfer
  • 8 ft. cord for your convenience
  • UL and ETL listed
  • 3-year limited manufacturer warranty
  • 1-year free service contract with Porter-Cable
  • 90-day money-back guarantee
  • UL listed, ETL listed
  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs
  • California residents see Prop 65 WARNINGS

Product Overview

Model #: 352VS
Sku #: 672407
Internet #: 100022581

The Porter-Cable 3 in. x 21 in. Belt Sander features variable speeds, ranging from 850 ft. to 1300 ft. per minute for customized sanding. This power tool was designed for flush sanding, allowing you to sand in corners and right up to vertical surfaces. For added convenience, the dust collection bag keeps your work area clean and swivels 360-degree so its never in your way.

  • 8 Amp motor for strong sanding power
  • Lever action for easy belt replacement
  • Self-tracking belt for efficiency
  • Belt and gear drive for smooth power transfer
  • 8 ft. cord for your convenience
  • UL and ETL listed
  • 3-year limited manufacturer warranty
  • 1-year free service contract with Porter-Cable
  • 90-day money-back guarantee
  • UL listed, ETL listed
  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs
  • California residents see Prop 65 WARNINGS

Info & Guides

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Key Features

Product Overview
Key Features
The Porter-Cable 3 in. x 21 in. Belt Sander features variable speeds, ranging from 850 ft. to 1300 ft. per minute for customized sanding. This power tool was designed for flush sanding, allowing you to sand in corners and right up to vertical surfaces. For added convenience, the dust collection bag keeps your work area clean and swivels 360-degree so its never in your way.
  • 8 Amp motor for strong sanding power
  • Lever action for easy belt replacement
  • Self-tracking belt for efficiency
  • Belt and gear drive for smooth power transfer
  • 8 ft. cord for your convenience
  • UL and ETL listed
  • 3-year limited manufacturer warranty
  • 1-year free service contract with Porter-Cable
  • 90-day money-back guarantee
  • UL listed, ETL listed
  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs
  • California residents see Prop 65 WARNINGS

Product Overview

Model #: 352VS
Sku #: 672407
Internet #: 100022581

The Porter-Cable 3 in. x 21 in. Belt Sander features variable speeds, ranging from 850 ft. to 1300 ft. per minute for customized sanding. This power tool was designed for flush sanding, allowing you to sand in corners and right up to vertical surfaces. For added convenience, the dust collection bag keeps your work area clean and swivels 360-degree so its never in your way.

  • 8 Amp motor for strong sanding power
  • Lever action for easy belt replacement
  • Self-tracking belt for efficiency
  • Belt and gear drive for smooth power transfer
  • 8 ft. cord for your convenience
  • UL and ETL listed
  • 3-year limited manufacturer warranty
  • 1-year free service contract with Porter-Cable
  • 90-day money-back guarantee
  • UL listed, ETL listed
  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs
  • California residents see Prop 65 WARNINGS

Info & Guides

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Specifications

Dimensions

Belt width
3
Product Depth (in.)
12.5 in
Product Height (in.)
10.38 in
Product Width (in.)
5.75 in

Details

Amperage (amps)
8
Belt length
21
Color Family
Gray
Condition
New
Cord Length (ft.)
8
Corded Tool Type
Belt Sander
Cordless/ Corded
Corded
Dust collection type
Bag
Maximum speed (ft./min.)
1300
Minimum speed (ft./min.)
850
Power Tool Features
No Tool Belt Change,Two Hand Grips,Variable Speed
Product Weight (lb.)
10.75lb
Returnable
90-Day
Tools Product Type
Power Tool
Variable Speed
Yes

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
1-UL Listed,ETL Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
3 Year Limited Warranty, 1 Year Free Service Contract, 90 Day Money Back Guarantee

Specifications

Dimensions

Belt width
3
Product Depth (in.)
12.5 in
Product Height (in.)
10.38 in
Product Width (in.)
5.75 in

Details

Amperage (amps)
8
Belt length
21
Color Family
Gray
Condition
New
Cord Length (ft.)
8
Corded Tool Type
Belt Sander
Cordless/ Corded
Corded
Dust collection type
Bag
Maximum speed (ft./min.)
1300
Minimum speed (ft./min.)
850
Power Tool Features
No Tool Belt Change,Two Hand Grips,Variable Speed
Product Weight (lb.)
10.75lb
Returnable
90-Day
Tools Product Type
Power Tool
Variable Speed
Yes

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
1-UL Listed,ETL Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
3 Year Limited Warranty, 1 Year Free Service Contract, 90 Day Money Back Guarantee

Questions & Answers

Can I use this to sand lead paint on exterior of house and can I hook it up it up to wet and dry ...

Can I use this to sand lead paint on exterior of house and can I hook it up it up to wet and dry vac?
Asked by: rick48
Yes, you can. You need the vacuum hose adapter--$5 plus $7 shipping. And you'll need a good respirator. The sander's dust bag will be useless for this operation. And you might want to use a drop cloth on the ground to catch the mess you will make. And don't grow vegetables there either!
Answered by: Disappointed
Date published: 2019-04-08

where to get new drive belt? NOW!

Asked by: kirk
Home depo
Answered by: Sander
Date published: 2019-06-02

Does it come in a case?

Asked by: Ski
no
Answered by: Tommy
Date published: 2019-01-15

where is this made?

Asked by: John
Hecho en Mexico.
Answered by: Sandy
Date published: 2019-07-18
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Customer Reviews

8 Amp 3 in. x 21 in. Belt Sander is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 202.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I was skeptical, but this unit is built sturdy and... I was skeptical, but this unit is built sturdy and has the power to handle all my work.
Date published: 2019-06-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Removes material quickly and easily. Throws off a lot of... Removes material quickly and easily. Throws off a lot of dust.
Date published: 2019-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Replaced our old one. Very similar to it very pleased... Replaced our old one. Very similar to it very pleased
Date published: 2019-05-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This belt sander did exactly what I was looking for!... This belt sander did exactly what I was looking for!
Date published: 2019-06-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 5 Star Review Rating provided by a verified purchaser
Date published: 2019-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great power and even sanding.... great power and even sanding.
Date published: 2019-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent power tool... Excellent power tool
Date published: 2019-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid quality ... Solid quality
Date published: 2019-08-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Looks well made, steel mechanism, but...... I tried TWO. (1) I returned the first because the glue holding the cork pad to the pressure plate appeared to melt due to friction heat (less than 8 hours' use). Cork pad slid out. The plate and pad are EASY to replace (held by 2 small external bolts). I called Porter Cable. Customer Rep claimed that if I replaced the plate I would be "opening the unit" and void the warranty (not true about "opening unit"). My only choices were to return to store (60-mile round trip), or take to service center (100-mile round trip). Back to store it went - got refund. (2) On the chance that the cork/plate assembly on first unit was a "bad apple" (and because I like overall construction), I bought a second. SAME problem. After only 4 hours' use, pad began slipping. I was considering returning it, when problem solved itself. The sander DIED....totally. Returned for refund. Will NOT try a third, even though I like the overall construction. Why...(1) gluing cork pad to metal plate appears a very bad idea, (2) second one died with less than 5 hours use, (3) IMPORTANTLY...total lack of cooperation by Porter-Cable customer service department. Now to find another one that "looks" as well made.
Date published: 2012-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from benstrand Industry great. If you woodwork for fun this will add to your satisfaction. Great sander, produces above standard. Practice with it first as it is the best and will get away from you if you don't know the sander. I had it for 5 years and finally dropped it enough for it to break. Definately great for all who need a belt sander no matter what level of abuse. Spend the money on it. you won't be dissatisfied.
Date published: 2006-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sander For anyone wondering how to hook up a vacuum with a 2" hose diameter to this thing, here's the easiest fix I found. Use one of these couplings: https://www.homedepot.com/p/Proflex-2-in-x-1-1-2-in-Neoprene-Shielded-Coupling-P3001-215/100133080 For the tool end, use a PVC elbow. The coupling is made of rubber and fits snug and perfect on the elbow. The coupling can be tightened a little on the hose end so the hose fits snug. To get the elbow to fit perfectly on the sander just heat the end of the elbow with a heat gun and push it into the sander exhaust port when it softens a little. Wait a few minutes until it cools and you're all set.
Date published: 2019-02-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Quality and longevity Just bought this five days ago. Have already been using it on furniture I repair and rebuild. It meets all my expectations and is easy to use. Belts are easy to change and adjust
Date published: 2019-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Industry Standard This is the go to belt sander for industry professionals. I'm not sure why there were so many negative reviews. I use them daily under professional conditions and can't muster a single complaint. Not sure why there were a few comments about dust blowing in your face, ive never had an issue with that. Keep in mind these are strong professional grade belt sanders and do take a little practice to get the hang of. You can easily damage the piece you're working on if you don't know what you are doing. It's the only belt sander you'll ever catch me using.
Date published: 2015-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Glad I spent the extra money and got the Porter Cable This belt sander is a beast. I was able to strip and sand a 10 x 12 floor in less than an hour on my first pass, and that is because the first pass had poly. The second and third passes took about 30 minutes. This sander has so much power I only ran it at level 5 out of 6. Don't apply too much downward pressure when sanding - let the power of this tool work for you. It has so much power that when I put too much pressure I could smell the rubber belt a little. Extra pressure wasn't necessary. Make sure when you change belts to adjust the tracking each time. Once adjusted the tracking stayed true until the next belt change. If I had one complaint it is the dust bag. It didn't catch much dust at all. SOLID construction. This thing is built like a tank.
Date published: 2016-07-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Dependable - hard working I just bought my second 352vs belt sander. I wore the first one out after years of hard work. This sander heats up the least of the 4 brands that I own. I am a professional woodworker and what I like about this machine is that the belt and platen are the same width. This keeps the belt from marring the wood whether the sanding action is sidewise or forward backward. The down side is its dust bag. The poorest design of any sander I've used. I had to sew open flap at the clamp to keep dust from my face. However, I have not had to maintenance any other part. They all wore out equally. Good sander.
Date published: 2018-05-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I bought this sander to replace a 30 year old sander that turned out to be pretty much identical ... I bought this sander to replace a 30 year old sander that turned out to be pretty much identical and because I already had a supply of 3 X 21 inch belts. However, in this day and age of safety concerns, it did not come with a vacuum connection. An Internet search on Porter-Cable website did not identify the part number (but there is one) and finally a lengthy phone call got it--a little plastic part for less than $5 plus $7 shipping. How much would it have cost to throw one in the box with the sander? And when it came--no connecting hardware, which consists of a small hex nut and a 1/8 X 3/4 inch bolt. I wonder what parts they left out of the sander itself. Looks like my last Porter-Cable tool (or DeWalt, Black and Decker, etc, etc...).
Date published: 2019-04-08
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Sander works dust collection does not Ive had this sander now for several week and have used it on a couple of projects and it works great except for dust collection. The dust system really sucks on this one. Pun intended. The bag does not seal completely around the dust output spout and it blows back into the sander and into your face. Great sander if you like a mouth full of wood dust everytime you use it. Id save and spend the extra on a makita and youll have no problems.
Date published: 2018-05-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This piglet gets the job DONE!!! After going through 3 different sanders from Harbor Freight and dealing with two different warranties we decided to look into more "serious" equipment as we have been going through 1,000's of board feet of recycled barn lumber for our project on our log home (floors, kitchen cabinets, furniture, shelves, etc.). On our first run of this machine, the cable got caught and shorted... 10 minutes after repairing the cable, this "piglet" was going strong for HOURS. The cable next to machine (first 2 feet at least) could be somewhat firmer to avoid being tripped upon. Just a thought... Dust collection bag is STRONG, sturdy and LARGE - can go sanding for hour with no stops to empty the bag. Prior sanders from harbor freight had very weak bags... The unprotected front of the belt (that some were complaining about) is great as we can reach with harder push on certain areas and sand it down. Side sanding is outstanding although eats up belts quickly (expected). Dust collection is at par as this machine has been used inside the cabin as well. With a help of ShopVac - no issues (connected both with a flex hose). With this machine - we are set to complete the project before the winter and will be used on building Banya (sauna) and a guest cabin with recycled lumber. Porter Cable - you have one more fan now. Great name and great products (although wish the warranty was for life as with Ridgit, but their comparable sander's bag is way too small).
Date published: 2012-09-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I've owned this sander for a couple of months and the sanding function has been great. But after ... I've owned this sander for a couple of months and the sanding function has been great. But after a few uses, the filter bag started to come apart right where it connects to the sander. This resulted in sanding dust blowing straight up, usually in my face. I ended up removing the filter bag and buying a radiator hose from NAPA with a 1 3/8" diameter that has a 90 bend on one end. I cut off a hunk and clamped it on. Now it blows to the side, and I can clamp a bag on the end of it if I desire. Porter Cable needs a better solution than what they have. The exiting design does not last. A 90 degree elbow that you can clamp on would definitely be an improvement.
Date published: 2017-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is my first belt sander and I've learned to do my homework first. There are several standou... This is my first belt sander and I've learned to do my homework first. There are several standouts in the belt sander field, but I bought this one because 1) I read the reviews in the store (via my cellphone) which were very positive, and 2) it was the best one available of the several I was interested in looking at. Got it home and put it to work right away, I had a rough 6"x6" wooden beam to smooth out. I just used the 80 grit belt that came with it, and read the instructions carefully before I tried it (I KNOW!!). I scraped the beam a bit with a sharp machete to get the really rough dry splintery stuff off it first then went to town. It made short work of that beam, I'll tell you. I was impressed. The dust bag was extremely effective and almost no sawdust blew into the air. I sanded three of the four sides smooth, put a little pressure here and there to get it to look a little textured, and by the time I was done about an hour later the dust bag was around 3/4 full. The dust I dumped out was like powder. Zero problems, easy to clean and reattach the bag, and if you read the instructions the controls are simple to use and accessible. Well balanced, powerful machine and so far I am a satisfied customer.
Date published: 2018-03-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from For over 90 years the 3x21 Porter Cable had always been a reliable tool. Our cabinet shop still h... For over 90 years the 3x21 Porter Cable had always been a reliable tool. Our cabinet shop still has a 25 year old Porter Cable belt sander still kickin' in the shop. Unfortunately we have had 2 of the new versions not even last for a years worth of use and are now onto our third. The world economy has changed the way all tools are manufactured and this ICON of a tool has died a miserable death. The Ryobi may be a better option???
Date published: 2019-03-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Useless, tracking adjustment does NOT work The tracking adjustment knob backs off as you run the sander. There's no tension spring to keep the knob from turning after you adjust it. If you run the sander while holding it in mid air, you can actually see the knob turn, just from the motor vibration. And when you put the sander in contact with wood? It's all over, brother - the belt runs right off the wheels.
Date published: 2016-10-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Definitely worth every penny without question. Save time, money and effort with this belt sander ... Definitely worth every penny without question. Save time, money and effort with this belt sander and get the job done quick with best results. Well built and very solid. Granted, a bit on the heavy side but it knocks the job out faster than lesser belt sanders.
Date published: 2019-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Haven't used it allot, but the belts are extremely easy... Haven't used it allot, but the belts are extremely easy to change, variable speed works great, overall I'm very pleased. I used it to sand down high spots on a wood floor before applying vinyl plank flooring.
Date published: 2019-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Seems like a real workhorse. Time will tell. The build... Seems like a real workhorse. Time will tell. The build of it seems very similar to my old Craftsman from the 70's. Having the variable speed is really nice.
Date published: 2019-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a great sander and made my project go so much faster then using an orbital sander when my... This is a great sander and made my project go so much faster then using an orbital sander when my previous sander bit the dust.
Date published: 2019-04-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from First Impression I purchased this product because they were out of DeWalt and Ridgid belt sanders. As I stood in the store and looked at the Porter Cable, to my surprise the entire thing looked like it was made of metal. I figured if it didn't work I could always return it. Long story short. This thing is awesome. The tracking is easily adjusted, belt changer is fast and the variable speed is handy. My friend who does a lot more work with powertools than I do helped me sand my new bar last night and it went very smoothly. I asked him if he would buy one of these and he said, "In a heartbeat!"
Date published: 2012-03-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Almost a great sander. The connection at the bag is terrible and incomplete. It must be missing... Almost a great sander. The connection at the bag is terrible and incomplete. It must be missing an elbow/tube part.
Date published: 2019-05-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works great, well built, only reason for taking one star off is it gets really hot fast. Works great, well built, only reason for taking one star off is it gets really hot fast.
Date published: 2019-05-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Broke down in one day when sanding deck. Returned... Broke down in one day when sanding deck. Returned for an exchange.
Date published: 2019-04-23
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