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RIDGID 3-inch x 21-inch Variable Speed Belt Sander

Model # R2720|Store SKU # 1000417800

Overview

Model # R2720 Store SKU # 1000417800

The Ridgid Heavy Duty Variable Speed Belt Sander features a 10 amp in-line design motor for added power and durability. The variable speed features allows you to match the speed to the desired removal rate to fit the application, while the 3-position pommel handle can be positioned in three different locations for optimal user comfort. A flat face allows for flush sanding against vertical surfaces, and a tool-free belt release makes changing belts quick and easy.

  1. 10 amp in-line design motor for added power and durability
  1. Variable speed dial matches the speed to the desired removal rate to fit the application
  1. 3-position pommel handle can be positioned in three different locations for optimal user comfort
  1. Flush sanding capable: flat face allows for flush sanding against vertical surfaces
  1. Tool-free belt release makes changing belts quick and easy
  1. Includes dust bag, 80 grit sanding belt and hex key

Specifications

Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in inches)
21.06
Assembled Height (in inches)
7.40
Assembled Weight (in lbs)
13.49
Assembled Width (in inches)
6.50
Packaged Depth (in inches)
21.06
Packaged Height (in inches)
7.4
Packaged Weight (In lbs)
13.49
Packaged Width (in inches)
6.5

Details

Amps
10
Battery Power Type
Hardwired
Cordless/Corded
Corded
Country of Origin
CN-China
Motor
Brushed
Number of Speeds
1
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 21-inch Variable Speed Belt SanderRIDGID 3-inch x 21-inch Variable Speed Belt SanderThe Ridgid Heavy Duty Variable Speed Belt Sander features a 10 amp in-line design motor for added power and durability. The variable speed features allows you to match the speed to the desired removal rate to fit the application, while the 3-position pommel handle can be positioned in three different locations for optimal user comfort. A flat face allows for flush sanding against vertical surfaces, and a tool-free belt release makes changing belts quick and easy.
RIDGID
1000417800
3-inch x 21-inch Variable Speed Belt Sander is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 57.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from sander great heavy sander works well. getting the lifetime service agreement was rediculous
Date published: 2015-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good tool I'm a remodeler contractor and I think this is the best sander for the money you can buy in this category.Plenty of power and stable sanding.The variable speed is goodish. Made with pre set speed steps A to F (used letters instead of numbers) and the trigger is basically a glorified on-off switch in that speed range you pre set it. Speed is fairly stable.The machine is heavy ,something is good in this case because it's own weight keeps it against the board.All you have to do guide it around.Front Track roller is adjustable in order for the belt to keep it's track. A bonus feature cheaper sanders don't have .I wish the trigger would give variable speed as you pull it in the preset speed but ,hey then would be a perfect sander
Date published: 2014-04-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Big and powerful This is a big heavey belt sanders, but with the size comes good belt speed and that's what I was looking for. The grey handhold up top is adjustable too, so you can move it forward to allow the sander to sit flat on it's back. I use it like this for handheld pieces like a pinewood dirby car. Overall it's good if you like the power and can handle the weight, but I don't think you'd use it on a vertical surface for very long. Hope this helps.
Date published: 2014-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from perfect weight and size As a professional cabinet and furniture builder, I use belt sanders quiet often to flatten counter and furniture tops. This sander has a lot of heft and is easy to control. It removes a lot of material without effort. You can't beat the price or the warranty.
Date published: 2014-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from heavy and powerful This thing will mess you up if you let it get away from you. First: It's heavy. Second: It's powerful. Third: It's a belt sander, not a ROS so you get what you get. It's is very comfortable to hold. It comes with a couple of belts. Dust collection is pretty good and would be better if you made an adapter to your shop vac. It stops quickly. It is variable speed (something I overlooked when buying it). The day I got mine I built some picture frames (for a stage production) out of 1x4 pallet wood that was "surfaced" on one side only. With 80 grit, this thing took the rough side down to smooth in nothing flat. Belt sanders are mostly either cheap (my ancient B&D finally caught fire) or > $150. At <$100, this thing is a very good value. Time will tell how long it lasts but it appears to be built like a tank. Did I mention that it's heavy?
Date published: 2014-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Seems as well built as models costing much more. Came well packed. Solid, hefty tool. Comes with a long power cord. Very useful feature. Easy belt changes & the belt tracks very well. Easy tracking adjustment. Dust collection could be better, but not bad. Adjustable speed control on handle & easily accessible. Soft start takes a bit of getting used to.
Date published: 2014-03-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Heavy duty at a great price. Sanding a pine ceiling with a skill dragster(which is a great sander) I broke that in less than 40 hours I bought the rigid. I will probably have this for a lifetime. Very well built!
Date published: 2014-02-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Mostly good I purchased this sander while I wait for parts to fix my beloved Bosch 1274 DVS, (discontinued, why?). I live in Hawaii and was not able to purchase this product even online. I had to get my sister to purchase it for me online in PA. Even my cousin in CA couldn't purchase this sander but I like the specs and it has a lifetime service contract that they will honor here in Hawaii, but you must purchase the sander through the Home Depot. I've been remodeling homes for 25 years and I can tell you this is the most powerful and smoothest 3x21 belt sander I've ever used, I really like it. Now here are the negatives. 1. I just completed my first project with it, a set of stairs. All the wood had to be milled and sanded so it was a fair amount of work but my Bosch did half the work before the toothed sprocket wore out. Now I already I have to replace the timing belt (drive belt) on this sander. I can't believe it wore out so quickly, I hope this isn't a constant problem with the tool. 2. I thought the top of the sander was flat so that I could use it upside down on my workbench, but it is slightly domed, so close to a perfect design but no, fail. 3. The dust collection is great when it's hooked up to my shop vac but without a vacuum, the air vent for the motor blows right in your face. I guess engineers do their best to think of everything before production but they blew it, so to speak, on this one. Now it's in production and I guess it's too expensive to do a redesign so soon. Maybe that's why it's so cheap. It's obviously a heavy duty sander and I suspect it will last me for the rest of my life.
Date published: 2014-02-09
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drive belt?

I need a replacement drive belt for this sander
Asked by: rico
Thank you for your interest in RIDGID. Replacement RIDGID power tool parts can be obtain through the RIDGID master parts distributor at 1-877-544-9253, at this time. Regards, RIDGID
Answered by: RIDGID
Date published: 2015-12-08

where is this sander made? USA or China?

Asked by: fixer
Made in China
Answered by: Remodeler
Date published: 2018-03-01

Is there a stand that allows it to be used upside down on the workbench?

Asked by: Topher
The top handhold is adjustable and the sander can be laid flat, but you would need to clamp it to your bench if you were running large pieces over it.
Answered by: Kyle
Date published: 2018-04-27

If I purchase a Ridgid 2720 and give it to my son as a gift, can he register it in his name for the lifetime service warranty?

Does the Ridgid Lifetime Service Warranty have to be registered in the name of the person who bought the item? Or can it be the name of the person who received it as a gift?
Asked by: wardpe
you can reg. this in his name, but just make sure you retain the receipt
Answered by: furnituremaker
Date published: 2018-02-28

Regarding Ridgid Model #R2720 Belt Sander: Will this tool connect with Ridgid wet/dry vac tubes of 1 7/8&quot; diameter? Specifically, Ridgid # WD4522

Asked by: jjones1627
Ridgid has vacuum hose adapters for various size hoses and connections and I just tried it on mine and although the fit was close it wasnt tight. The only solution I can think of is to go to the plumbing section and see if they have a 1 inch to 1 inch rubber coupling with a hose clamp on each end. I believe that would work.
Answered by: Lee
Date published: 2018-03-01

can you connect a shop vac to the RIGID R2720 belt sander in place of the dust bag

Asked by: Anonymous
yes you can but the Ridgid vacs will need an adapter to a smaller fitting on the sander
Answered by: ridgidexpert
Date published: 2013-10-23

Can you get a replacement dust bag?

Asked by: Cloggy
Yes you can at your local service center which would be in AC Jenkins in London or KC repair in Bladford.
Answered by: ridgidexpert
Date published: 2013-10-23
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