Model # R27401

Internet #100618248

Store SKU #733594

Store SO SKU #1000295394

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
Condition
New
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
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
Condition
New
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
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: 2018-05-23

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
nope nothing and dont try to use it if your left handed the dust outlet will cut your hand up
Answered by: Frank
Date published: 2017-12-26

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: 2018-03-01

Can I use this sander for an hour two or three with taking small breaks?

Can I use this sander for an hour two or three with taking small breaks?
Asked by: clark
I've used mine for over 4 hrs with just short breaks to change material. No problems
Answered by: Oldrider
Date published: 2018-04-24
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Customer Reviews

3 in. x 18 in. Heavy Duty Variable Speed Belt Sander with AIRGUARD Technology is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 360.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I bought this sander as a fill in while I ordered parts for my 'good" belt SANDER. Parts were sup... I bought this sander as a fill in while I ordered parts for my 'good" belt SANDER. Parts were supposed to about a week our, didn't get them until after 2 weeks. Very pleased with the RIDGID sander. It may well become my "good' sander. I use a lot of reclaimed wood so my sanders get a lot of use. This RIDGID sander has preformed well with no problems for over 6 weeks. Rarely give more than 4 stars is that would be saying the product is perfect and rarely is a product perfect .
Date published: 2018-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This sander has a great vacuum system. Little to no... This sander has a great vacuum system. Little to no dust while doing some heavy sanding.
Date published: 2018-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very effective sander on both horizontal and vertical surfaces. It made short work of restoring t... Very effective sander on both horizontal and vertical surfaces. It made short work of restoring the wood on my three decks (following cleaning and pressure washing the wood, of course). I would highly recommend the Rigid belt sander to anyone, and the lifetime warranty is a great reassurance to boot!
Date published: 2018-05-20
Rated 2 out of 5 by from The sander did not have enough power. I ended... The sander did not have enough power. I ended up returning it. A plastic piece broken near the blower only after a few hours of use. Nice idea and price, but didn’t deliver.
Date published: 2018-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great. Has more then enough power to do what I need. Its used a few times a week. Just a... Works great. Has more then enough power to do what I need. Its used a few times a week. Just as rugged as the rest of Ridgid power tools.
Date published: 2018-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worked great, good size to get in small places, easy... Worked great, good size to get in small places, easy to change sanding belts.
Date published: 2018-05-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I purchased this on Saturday and returned it on Sunday after the it stopped working. I was compar... I purchased this on Saturday and returned it on Sunday after the it stopped working. I was comparing different belt sanders, and after considering some of the more budget options, I decided to spend a little more for a variable speed belt sander. The rigid comes ready to go, straight out of the box. Just connect the dust bag, plug it in, and you can get to work. The operation of the belt sander is fairly good. The tracking of the sanding belt was decent, and the light weight of the sander makes it easy to operate. Although I didn't find the motor to be underpowered, it did bog down when a bit of downward pressure was applied during sanding. It is very easy to manage, and the dust collection was very good. After an hour of intermittent use (on and off for a few minutes every few minutes), It definitely got warm, though I didn't think anything of it. After hour two, I placed the sander down for a moment and when I went to pull the trigger, nothing happened. I figured it had overheated and needed a moment to cool down. I let it cool for 10 minutes, and nothing. 30 minutes, 1 hour, 3 hours, 24 hours...nothing. The sander itself is a decent, if somewhat light duty, device. That being said, a device needs to continue to turn on in order to be functional. Given the amount of working time that I got out of this, I can't give it anything greater than one star. I probably got a lemon, but I will be buying something else.
Date published: 2018-03-12
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
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