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 adaptor fits a standard 1-1/4 in. hose for a cleaner, virtually dust-free work environment.
- AirGuard dust collection for collection of 90% of the dust
- Hex grip micro texture for a secure grip and maximum user comfort
- Tool-free belt release to make changing belts quick and easy
- Automatic belt tracking to automatically adjust the belt to the center platen for alignment
- Flat face that allows for flush sanding against vertical surfaces
- Accessible brushes that can be serviced quickly for minimum downtime
- Lifetime service agreement with registration within 90-days of purchase (begins after the warranty period expires)
- Hex grip micro texture enhanced micro-texture for secure grip and maximum user comfort
- Accessible brushes can be serviced quickly for minimum downtime
WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including arsenic, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
Darby Zulauf (verified owner) –
I am very impressed with my Rigid Belt Sander. I have owned it for about a month and have used it every day as a contractor. Would definitely buy again.
Nikolas Windler (verified owner) –
This was my first belt sander purchase and I am extremely satisfied. I’ve been able to salvage so many cuts of wood I cut incorrectly with this sander. The 80 grit belt it comes with has lasted way longer than I expected. As far as operating the sander goes its very easy. There is a wheel to adjust the speed of the motor, and a trigger to operate to motor. While I’m no expert on sanders, but I’m really enjoying this product.
Alford Marquardt (verified owner) –
Perfect tool for the price. I’m a retired carpenter and do a lot of wood furniture repair and does just what I need!!
Webster Daugherty (verified owner) –
The filter bag stays on which is a plus. Belt tracking is reasonably good. The main problem is it’s small. Call a reason I bought it was it was the only thing Home Depot had in stock. They were out of everything
Chelsey Smith (verified owner) –
Just as I expected, good RIDGID quality!
Dorothea McGlynn (verified owner) –
Very productive sander. Love it, does exactly what it’s supposed to do. Reduced my sanding time in half.
Neva Champlin (verified owner) –
Seems to be a good sander. The self tracking is all over the place as it is being used. Try and adjust the tracking and it works for a little bit but then starts tracking back and forth. Other than that works well. Like the dust bag. Keeps the dust down.
Faustino Wilderman (verified owner) –
Only thing the dust collecting bag was not in package, but was sent later after I had to make a telephone call.
Meda Davis (verified owner) –
Excellent quality for the price and works really well. I’ve sanded Wood Floors with it.
Mckayla Schamberger (verified owner) –
works well. tracking may be off as the belt shreds quite quickly. Did the job I wanted it to do.
Robert O’Reilly (verified owner) –
Have not had time to use this new item but have used a neighbor’s for a few weeks & it was why I bought this model and brand.
Golden Gerlach (verified owner) –
Great tool. Very sensitive to clogging but really works as advertised
Etha McGlynn (verified owner) –
Used it to straighten stud in a doorway. I like the variable speed dial by my thumb when holding the handle and the trigger lock. It has a lot of torque even when you put considerable pressure put on it. Yes I would recommend it.
Roman Balistreri (verified owner) –
Reasonably priced and works well for my home projects!
Chester Schimmel (verified owner) –
It’s a little small. It starts slow then takes about 2 seconds to get to full speed. I was wanting full speed from the first start, but overall a good sander.
Madisen D’Amore (verified owner) –
good weight and easy sanding belt changing. the dust collector was superb.
Lucio Wolf (verified owner) –
Really like it. light weight, quiet, low profile and powerful
Hiram Bartell (verified owner) –
works well and easy to use
Candice Rodriguez (verified owner) –
Great tool! Especially appreciate the warranty!
General Fay (verified owner) –
Light weight and powerful enough for moderate to light work but it can also take on heavy duty work projects as well. The dust collect is good with the fan system it has. Comfortable to use and doesn’t tire you out