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RIDGID 3-inch x 18-inch Heavy Duty Variable Speed Belt Sander with AIRGUARD Technology

Model # R27401|Store SKU # 1000495872

Overview

Model # R27401 Store SKU # 1000495872

The Ridgid 3-inch x 18-inch Belt Sander features a variable speed dial with electronic feedback, so you can match the speed to the desired removal rate. It has twin fan, high-efficiency dust collection while one fan cools the motor, the other collects dust resulting in maximum dust pick up efficiency. It also has soft grip handles for increased comfort and decreased vibration. Additional features include automatic belt tracking and a 6.5 amp motor for added power and durability.

  1. Tool-free belt release makes changing belts quick and easy
  1. Automatic belt tracking tool automatically adjusts belt to centre of platen for alignment
  1. Flush sanding against vertical surfaces
  1. Also includes a dust bag and 80 grit sanding belt
  1. Input: 6.5 amp; No Load Belt Speeds (SFPM): 400-950 r/min.; Tool weight: 5.8 lbs
  1. Lifetime Service Agreement: Free parts and service for life with registration
  1. Accessible brushes that can be serviced quickly for minimum downtime

Specifications

Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in inches)
15.03
Assembled Height (in inches)
5.7
Assembled Weight (in lbs)
7.64
Assembled Width (in inches)
6.49
Packaged Depth (in inches)
15.027
Packaged Height (in inches)
5.704
Packaged Weight (In lbs)
8.22
Packaged Width (in inches)
6.491

Details

Amps
6.5
Batteries Included
No
Battery Power Type
Hardwired
Chuck Type
Hex
Cordless/Corded
Corded
Country of Origin
CN-China
Handheld or Stationary
Handheld
Laser Guide
No
Maximum Speed (RPM)
950
Motor
Brushed
Number of Batteries Included
0
Number of Speeds
2
Power Tool Type
Belt Sanders
Variable Speed
Yes
Voltage (volts)
120

Warranty / Certifications

Lifetime Service Agreement with registration within 90 days of purchase. For more details on this warranty, please call 1-866-539-1710, or visit www.RIDGID.com
3-inch x 18-inch Heavy Duty Variable Speed Belt Sander with AIRGUARD TechnologyRIDGID 3-inch x 18-inch Heavy Duty Variable Speed Belt Sander with AIRGUARD TechnologyThe Ridgid 3-inch x 18-inch Belt Sander features a variable speed dial with electronic feedback, so you can match the speed to the desired removal rate. It has twin fan, high-efficiency dust collection while one fan cools the motor, the other collects dust resulting in maximum dust pick up efficiency. It also has soft grip handles for increased comfort and decreased vibration. Additional features include automatic belt tracking and a 6.5 amp motor for added power and durability.
RIDGID
1000495872
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The Home Depot Canada
3-inch x 18-inch Heavy Duty Variable Speed Belt Sander with AIRGUARD Technology is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 776.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rating provided by a verified purchaser... Rating provided by a verified purchaser
Date published: 2021-07-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The sander has good dust collection. The only thing I... The sander has good dust collection. The only thing I don’t like is the length of time required for the motor to reach top sp.
Date published: 2021-07-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from This sander clogged up multiple times. Each time, we needed... This sander clogged up multiple times. Each time, we needed to disassemble the entire unit. I have returned it and am looking at a Makita...
Date published: 2021-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well built, easy to use; best warranty RIDGID is the backbone of my shop. This sander I bought because the 4" x 21" belt sander was too much for me. My favourite brother-in-law has it now. As a post-retirement hobby, I build custom items as well as smaller collectibles, knick-knacks, baubles and boxes. This sander was perfect for me. The tool-less belt change, auto tracking, ability to sand tight to a joint & finger-tip speed control are great. Its' dust control is the best I have found on a small sander. Connected to my small shop vac, it leaves my shop virtually dust free. Every tool I own was compared to other brands available at the time. Some of my tools are Makita(1/2" drill/driver), Dewalt (circle cutter) and Black&Decker (1/4-sheet sander) but the other 16+ tools are RIDGID. There has yet to be a failure that required exchange or repair. Sounds impossible but it is true. What do I gain by lying to you? For every tool, corded or cordless, batteries, chargers, etc.; each have that industry leading warranty. . They are well designed & built. Look at the sides of one of their tools and you'll see small soft rubber points. How better to avoid marring a surface by laying down a tool. That is also an industry stand-alone of RIDGID. If I'm wrong, please correct me. Possibly other manufacturers may have copied some of these features by now. But it would mean retooling all their molds to accommodate these features. BIG bucks. RIDGID is also the only company I have dealt with who actually listen to their customers. AND they even call (only once, so far). They have earned my respect and a few of my fellow woodworkers have turned to RIDGID. They aren't the be all & end all, but they build good tools at affordable prices.
Date published: 2021-07-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rating provided by a verified purchaser... Rating provided by a verified purchaser
Date published: 2021-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to change belts and love the fact I can... Easy to change belts and love the fact I can lock the trigger on and just press the trigger to shut it down.
Date published: 2021-07-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Failed After 1 Hour of Use Shopping for a Belt Sander and this one caught my eye for the lifetime service agreement. This sander could have been the last one I would ever have to purchase. The cost was about twice that of sanders with similar power rating. This sander failed after about 1 hour of use. It sounded like a bearing failed, motor still worked but no belt movement. I do not review often and really hate to write a negative one. This sander had to be the one in 10,000 made that made it through all the QC checks. Whatever the reason this was my experience.
Date published: 2021-07-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rating provided by a verified purchaser... Rating provided by a verified purchaser
Date published: 2021-06-25
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Is it good floor sanding hardwood floors?

Asked by: Trucker
Yes if your carful and take your time.
Answered by: Sturm
Date published: 2021-07-06

can it be run upside down

Asked by: rich
It should run in any position you can hold it.
Answered by: tinman
Date published: 2021-07-04

Can i use on outside deck

Asked by: Dodo13
Yes you can. Just watch out for nails and or screws that might be raised above the wood surface. And as always be aware that you are using an electric powered tool, stay away from wet conditions.
Answered by: Chuck
Date published: 2021-03-14

What are the dimensions of the sanding surface plate? i.e. it is 3" wide X how long?

What are the dimensions of the sanding surface plate? i.e. it is 3" wide X how long?
Asked by: MARK
It’s a belt so it wraps. It’s between 7.5-8 inches on the surface though.
Answered by: BillWard
Date published: 2021-01-15

what model is this unit

what model is this unit
Asked by: boat
Hi Boat, Thanks for your question. The model number for the RIDGID 6.5 Amp Corded 3 in. x 18 in. Heavy-Duty Variable Speed Belt Sander with AIRGUARD Technology is R27401. I hope this informations was helpful and we appreciate your interest in RIDGID! - Eve
Answered by: RIDGID Power Tool Team
Date published: 2020-09-27

How are yiu supposed to change the power cord when they are out of stock after Rigid discontinued manufacturing them?

Asked by: Cameron
Go online and look for an exploded view of how to take it apart, or look in your owners manual.
Answered by: georgeknowz
Date published: 2020-09-24

What is the replacement sanding belt that goes with this product?

Asked by: Pam
It requires purchasing new belts
Answered by: Cro
Date published: 2020-09-14

Can I connect it to a shop vac?

Asked by: Brandon
Hi Brandon, The RIDGID 6.5 Amp Corded 3 in. x 18 in. Heavy-Duty Variable Speed Belt Sander with AIRGUARD Technology R27401 has an onboard vacuum adaptor that fits a standard 1-1/4 in. hose for a cleaner, virtually dust-free work environment. I apologize for the delay in response and we appreciate your interest in RIDGID! - Eve
Answered by: RIDGID Power Tool Team
Date published: 2020-09-03
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