Internet #100618248

Model # R27401

Store SKU #733594

Store SO SKU #1000295394

0648846051802

6.5 Amp Corded 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
$ 119 00

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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.

  • 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

    Test Item







  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs
  • California residents see Prop 65 WARNINGS

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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

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

Manufacturer Warranty
Lifetime Service Agreement with registration within 90 days of purchase

Questions & Answers

In lieu of using the dust collection bag, is is OK to attach a shop vac to collect the dust?

Asked by: dixiebooks
Yes and I would use a drywall bag in the shopvac as well as a dust genie to catch most of the fine dust. Great combination and you won't get as much fine dust in your workshop/workspace.
Answered by: DanR
Date published: 2020-01-23

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: 2019-09-21

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 have been doing many projects using pallet wood, reclaimed garage/tool shed shelving and just free stuff I can find here and there. I’ve used this sander for hours upon hours stopping periodically to change belts, empty the bag or just to give myself a break. The sander has held up better then I could imagine. I was even able to make my wife a cart for her crafting equipment from the reclaimed wood thanks to this sander. Given a planer or joiner I think I could have received slightly better results but that was mainly operator error/fatigue.
Answered by: DIY1Dummy
Date published: 2019-12-11

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: 2019-12-11
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