Model EB4424

Features

  • Two machines in one - combines edge belt and spindle sanding in one high performance tool
  • Ball bearing construction - for smooth operation and long life
  • Oscillating and rotary motion - for fast, burn-free finishes on edges, faces, contours, inside and outside curves
  • Tool free conversion from belt to spindle - changes are quick and easy, no tools required
  • Table tilts 0-48º - with detents at most popular angles (0º, 15º, 22.5º, 30º, 45º) to sand bevel edges
  • Completely outfitted - includes 4 in. x 24 in. belt, all drums and a set of sleeves
  • On-board accessory storage - all drums, throat plates, washers and belt mechanism store neatly on the tool
  • User-friendly features - Sof-Touch™ knobs, hose adapter with built-in sawdust collection port, recesses in base for sawhorse mounting

Specifications

Input 3/8 HP, 5 Amps.
Transmission (No Load Speed)
r/min. 1,725 spindle
FPM 1,350 belt
Oscillation 60/min.
Stroke 3/4 in.
Belt Size 4 in. x 24 in.
Sanding Drums (Provided): 3/4 in., 1 in., 1-1/2 in., 2 in.
Tool Weight: 40 lb.

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14663 EB4424  Oscillating Edge Belt / Spindle Sander   Buy Now
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Includes

Sander bed assembly with 4 in. x 24 in. sanding belt assembly, 1/2 in., 3/4 in., 1 in., 1-1/2 in. and 2 in. diameter sanding sleeves with 4 corresponding drums, drum washers, hex key, table insert, and throat plates
Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 25 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Pure excellence This is the best sanding unit I've ever used. Buy it ... now. July 18, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Really excellent tool and clever design I have had this tool for some time...think I was one of the early buyers. It is versatile having both the oscillating drums AND the flat plate. I use it for a lot of projects...wood working as well as metal work. I originally bought it for sanding the parts of puzzles created with a scroll saw but it has seen frequent use in all my various projects...and probably a lot of abuse it was never intended to take when working metal parts from my metal milling machine. You do have to be careful when moving the unit around so the various small parts like washers don't fall out and get lost. If it was permanently setup this wouldn't be an issue but mine isn't. The dust collection system for it is pretty effective too. But I make sure to use my shop vac to frequently clean out the various nooks and crannies. Changing out the various size drums and the belt sander is pretty quick and easy and spare sanding drums and belts are readily available at Home Depot. I was worried that I would have to order spare sand paper from the factory but Home Depot eliminated that worry. One thing I really like is that it is very quiet. I had considered a couple of other brands that all cost significantly more and didn't have the versatility of this one. October 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great little sander for the money i have used this in my wood shop and to shape billet aluminum parts that I make by hand for motorcycles. This thing has taken great use/abuse. I have had 4 years of constant steady use out of it so far. If it breaks today I'll smile, and then go right over to home depot and buy another one. Worth the 199 all day long. October 9, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by 4 times quality of the other options. The oscillating sander makes short work of the aluminum trimming we do in the plant. the high quality of the platform and complete unit was so much better than the belt / disc sander options from the other manufactures. June 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by oscillating motion stopped! thunking noise if your rigid sander stops oscillating the fix may take 10 mins. Remove 4 Phillips screws to remove bottom. Vacuum dust away so that you can keep dust out of next step. Use a 3/8 socket on an extension to remove the plastic housing on bottom of motor. look for any broke gear teeth and that the three long prongs are intact. if everything looks fine. then look to see if the two plates are connected by all the prongs (6-8? didn't count) . just separate the disks and insert the prongs in the sockets. reassemble and mine works fine again. April 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by It's like getting two machines in one. I have a small woodshop and needed a good solution for my sanding needs. After some research I decided to go with this sander. All I can say is wow..It's like having a few different machines in one. It only takes a minute to change from a spindle to a belt. The Dust collection works very well hooked up to my Ridgid shop vac. I have used this sander daily for 6 months now and it hasn't let me down. I would recommend it to anyone looking. December 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by So far so good Just received this sander and I am very pleased with this purchase. I was going to purchase a different brand, mostly based on cost, but after reading/viewing web content on this machine I was sold on this one. Why? Basicly it;s two machines in one with the spindle sander and the belt sander. I did not know I needed the latter until I used it. Makes sanding straight edges easy as well as gentle curves. For a spindle sander I was using my drill press, this sander makes that seem like from the stone age. Seems to be a well thought out design with all the accessories located in front. Maybe it could use more power, time will tell. Sanding is not fun nor rocket science, but this machine makes it easier and less of a necessary evil. December 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Unique and invaluable This is a very unique tool in my shop, as it allows me finish highly customized projects quickly and professionally. In fact, there is very little I cannot create between my bandsaw and this oscillating sander. November 26, 2014
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Motor failures

Several reviewers on the Home Depot web site spoke of motor failures ( burn up) with the Oscillating Edge Belt Sander. Is this an ongoing issue? Have the motor problems been corrected? What recourse will I have if I purchase the sander and have a similar issue with the motor? Another stated problem was the sanding belt would not stay in track. Is this a problem with the design of the tracking mechanism? Again, what recourse do I have if I have a similar problem? The reviews were filed since the beginning of 2013.
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There are no known ongoing issues affecting the motor or the belt sander assembly for the RIDGID Oscillating Edge Belt/Spindle sander model EB4424, to be corrected. If a problem occurs with any RIDGID product, the products warranty benefit is in place to resolve that problem with warranty related service and repairs through the owners nearest authorized RIDGID service provider, which can be found in the on-line service center locator on the RIDGID web site.
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I have used this sander daily for the last 6 months...Zero Problems!!!! Motor is powerful and the belt tracks true(it has an adjustment knob)...I am pretty sure most of the problems folks have with the machine is they ask it to do more than it was intended for...or misuse all together...If I push the end of a 2x4 into the belt and really push it I can get it to stop...but who does that? Seams to me that most of the bad press is coming from folks who lack common sense.
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I just bought a unit at Home Depot and the motor seized up. Apparently the issue isn't resolved. I love the sander and its ability. I started looking for service centers and the closest one is 53 miles away. I don't want to drive that far.
I was thinking about buying another one but I don't want the same problem to happen. This question was asked in 2013 and there is still an issue with the motors
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I don't use mine in industrial type use or overload the motor...that could be an issue. My belts have always run true...there is a adjustment to center the tracking of the belt. I have another brand of table type belt sander and that requires you to make sure the belt is centered too. As a belt wears it may start moving off center so you need to recenter it...or replace. A higher quality belt makes a big difference too. I have had mine ever since they first came out and my motor is fine although not industrial type use. Mostly for sanding of hard wood parts from a powered scroll saw with occasional smoothing and removing flash from aluminum plate parts from my milling machine.
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I am considering this for purchase.
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This item is obsolete with no replacement.

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I was in Home Depot in Michigan today and saw it on display. This is a really useful tool although I wouldn't use it for heavy industrial use. Lots of versatility and clever design. Have had mine ever since it first came out...and no issues.
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discontinued?

Why does this seem to be discontinued at home depot in canada?
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Thank you for your interest in RIDGID!

This item isn't discontinued and should not appear that way. Please give us more details at [email protected] regarding this and we'll look into it.

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I noticed in a reply by Ridgid 2 1/2 years ago that this sander was discontinued but in a more recent reply Ridgid 11 months ago you stated that this sander was not discontinued and should not appear that it was... So now which is it?
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Thank you for contacting RIDGID. The EB4424 is still available for purchase. Please consult with your local Home Depot their in stock status.
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