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Heavy Duty Variable Speed 3" X 18" Belt Sander

R2740

Heavy Duty Variable Speed 3" X 18" Belt Sander

R2740

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 adapter fits a standard 1-1/4 in. hose for a cleaner, virtually dust-free work environment.

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Features

  • Lifetime Service Agreement - This tool is backed by the industry’s only lifetime service agreement, simply register within 90 days of purchase for free parts, free service for life.
  • Twin Fan High Efficiency Dust Collection - while one fan cools the motor, the other collects dust resulting in maximum dust pickup efficiency
  • Soft Grip Handles - for increased comfort and decreased vibration
  • 12 Foot All Rubber Cord with Cord Wrap - for added durability and convenience
  • Automatic Belt Tracking - tool automatically adjusts belt to center of platen for alignment
  • 6.5 Amp Motor - belt and gear driven for added power and durability
  • Variable Speed Dial with Electronic Feedback - match the speed to the desired removal rate. Electronic feedback helps maintain motor speed under load for consistent results.
  • Flush sanding capable - flat face allows for flush sanding against vertical surfaces
  • Accessible Brushes - can be serviced quickly for minimum downtime
  • Tool-free belt release - makes changing belts quick and easy

Specifications

Input 120 V AC, 6.5 Amps
Belt Size 3 in. x 18 in.
Belt Speed ( SFPM) 400-950 (no load speed)
Tool Weight 5.8 lbs.
Includes R2740 Sander, dust bag, 80G sanding belt, and operator’s manual.
Heavy Duty Variable Speed 3" X 18" Belt Sander is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 13.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding Sander I have had this belt sander for about 2 years now and I am overly impressed with the features and durability of this sander . I love the fact there is a easy release bar for replacing the belts, no tools required. Another feature not found on other belt sanders is the delay ramp up speed, so when you hit the trigger the sander doesn't just take off at full speed, there is a slight lag of a couple seconds where the sander starts off slow and quickly then reaches speed. This feature is nice because it doesn't just tear into your project when started. The variable speed dial is right at your thumb so adjusting speed while in operation is a cinch. Another very nice feature is the belt tracking adjustment knob, with the unit running you can adjust the track of the belt on the rollers very easily, so keeping the belt centered is easy and it stays in position. This unit is very well balanced where I was able to even have my teenage son using it. Even with one hand as this almost floats above the work where using one hand is possible. The bag does a very good job at collecting dust, albeit a little small but not bad, you just have to keep it from filling up to prevent a lot of blow-by... Again Ridgid has done it again. I have yet to find a tool by them that I was anything but fully satisfied in.
Date published: 2014-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Monster The Ryobi Belt sander has 13.0 amps and is a beast! It will remove stock/paint/anything that you put in it's way. Strongest and most aggressive sander that I have ever owned
Date published: 2014-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from works great removing paint I bought this sander(because of the RIDGID name and own other Ridgid tools) and to sand down a heavily painted plywood bed the was shaped like a bulldozer, took the paint off and smooth out the plywood to almost cabinet grade quality. for the price great for any DIYer, auto tracking works great when using the tool properly. Only Con after about 10-12 hours of use it should come with a tool bag like other Ridgid tools come with. Thanks Ridgid another GREAT product!!!!!!
Date published: 2014-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A real workhorse A real workhorse. I have been sanding floors in my home with it (pine). I have had to sand through glued on linoleum flooring shreds, glues, floor backing, varnish, and 90 years of stains. I think have spent 30+ hours sanding so far. Love this tool!
Date published: 2014-04-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good tool Sturdy tool; Belt slips after some use; Needs more tension on the drive wheel.
Date published: 2013-12-28
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