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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


Cordless/Corded

Corded


Battery Power Type

Corded


Voltage (volts)

120


Number of Batteries Included

0


Battery Amp Hours

0

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)
15.03
Packaged Height (in inches)
5.7
Packaged Weight (In lbs)
7.86
Packaged Width (in inches)
6.49

Details

Batteries Included
No
Battery Amp Hours
0
Battery Platform
No Battery
Battery Power Type
Corded
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
Variable Speed
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
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
CAD1682024-06-12
The Home Depot Canada
3-inch x 18-inch Heavy Duty Variable Speed Belt Sander with AIRGUARD Technology is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 971.
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Rated 1 out of 5 by from Lasted 1.5 hours My wife bought this Sander for me over a year ago for Xmas. She mentioned the Salesperson at Home Depot said it was guaranteed for life. I left my Makita sander at another job, so I opened the box and started using it for a job. It lasted about one hour and one half and then it stopped functioning. The large wheel at the rear of the sander seized. Strange, the sanding paper lasted longer than the sander. Very disturbed by the treatment I got from Home Depot, not their problem after 90 days, so deal with Rigid. Rigid said that I did nor register in the 90 days so please go away!!!! Save your money and don't deal with cheap products like Rigid Tools.
Date published: 2023-03-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great little machine I've never had a belt sander before and I didn't really want a high-power heavy duty model since I don't expect to use it all that very often so, when the time came that one would be good to have, I bought this one. It did the job and it did it well. At first, I figured that, since it was a 'light duty' belt sander, it wouldn't be too hard to control... WRONG! With the sandpaper belt that comes with the sander, she almost took off right out of my hands. So, there is good strength there. Especially handy were the long cord and the button that, if you push it, it locks the sander to a continuous 'ON' position (it's disabled by pulling on the trigger again). The only disappointment of consequence with it is that Ridgid didn't include a tool bag with it like it did for a number of my other Ridgid tools (my drill, my Fuego reciprocating saw, etc.) I really like having tool bags to protect my tools and to help carry them around and to store related articles with them. I ended up buying one online for $30 more. Oh well... the sun rose again the next day. Aside from that complaint (which is an issue for probably only me), I recommend this sander especially to guys and gals who don't make a living using this kind of tool.
Date published: 2011-07-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Little Sander for the Money For the money, this sander exceeded my expectations. It had no trouble stripping paint from old reclaimed wood and smoothing the boards after I had edge glued them together. Pros: - Great price. - Variable speed. Don't know how I ever lived without this feature. - Adequate power for interior wood working. - Light weight makes it easy to handle. - Dust collection works well. - Lifetime warranty. Cons; - You have to register quickly to obtain the lifetime warranty, - Less power than the big guys. (though you have to spend 150% more to get something that is big enough to notice). These cons are so minor that i am giving this tool a five star rating.
Date published: 2015-02-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2011-08-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Works well but very noisy I bought this yesterday and using 80 grit sandpaper. Within a couple minutes unit has a loud squealing sound if you put even the lightest of pressure on the sander. Not sure if belt is slipping or not. Took belt off and noticed some rubber marks on inside of sandpaper so I assume sanding belt slips very easily. Working fine so far and I have hooked up to dust system to ensure unit keeps clear of dust. Bag fills up quickly. I am worried from squealing that unit is not going to last. Glad this has a lifetime warranty. I might need to use it. Only reason I recommend is it works fine and has a lifetime warranty.
Date published: 2019-11-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works well The sander did a good job on my oak table top , the top was made up of 3 pieces of oak and needed sanding to be level and smooth. The sander will run hot but giving it time to cool is important. The belt ran centre no problem there as the adjustment control is metal and well made. The dust bag is small but worked, you still need to wear a dust mask. If you are thinking of using the sander for larger projects like a wood deck ....don't. the 3"x18" is too small for that purpose. Also I turned the sander on its side and used it in that position for small pine box parts
Date published: 2017-10-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from piece of junk! I've bought 2 of these sanders over the past 2 years and they have both broken down in less than a years worth of work, they just stopped working. I don't use them for heavy duty work either, I used them to sand door edges when there was too much paint and stain build up on the doors. I would never buy a RIGID power tool again because of this. Spend a bit more and get a better quality product that will last you a life time and not less than a year.
Date published: 2022-04-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Broke right away. Bought this sander for a renovation project. It broke within the first 10 minutes. It has now been sitting at a warranty repair shop for over three months. No sign of when the defective parts will be available. I have lost all confidence in Rigid tools! The renovation project has been on hold now for this length of time
Date published: 2020-03-28
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how do i locate my serial number to register my new tool

Asked by: Edward
It should be on a tag , I had trouble with a ridge tool before and I registered it and had problems but they would not cover it because I only register on line and did not mail the bar code in. So it cost me $65.00 to get a new switch . But that was years about 10 years ago so all I can say is read the instructions carefully 
Answered by: Doug
Date published: 2023-05-26

Does the dust port connect to a 1.25 inch shop vac hose? I know the RIDGID orbital sander does, so wondering if the belt sander is the same.

Asked by: DIY Montreal
Hello, Yes this does fit the standard 1.25 inch shop vac hose.
Answered by: The RIDGID Canada Team
Date published: 2021-05-27

What the size of the sanding surface.

Asked by: hipster
Hello, The sanding surface is roughly 6"
Answered by: The RIDGID Canada Team
Date published: 2019-06-04
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