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Ridgid R27401 3"x18" Corded Variable-Speed Belt Sander (Factory Blemished) EXPIRED

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Direct Tools Factory Outlet has Ridgid R27401 3" x 18" Corded Variable Speed Belt Sander (Factory Blemished) on sale for $56.13. Shipping is $7. Thanks unknownuser5

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FACTORY BLEMISHED - Which coming from Direct Tools Outlet means new.

7 dollar standard shipping rate.

I have used this sander quite a lot and for the price it is a steal. It has automatic belt tracking which none of the sander under $100 does. After using it for hours I did felt some vibrations in my hands but it was not a concerning.

If you have the money and don't mind spending $200+ then Makita belt sanders are obvious choice.

New at Home Depot [homedepot.com] is 119.

https://www.directtoolsoutlet.com...r/p/R27401
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I own a lot of tools and I actually wore out my 3x18 belt sander. I upgraded to 4x24 for faster stock removal. I have the Harbor Freight one and it seems fine. It pulls more amps and is heavy. It costs more.

This one would be better choice if you are working on vertical surfaces or for occasional indoor use.
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I have this sander and the bottom is not flat. Like by a long shot. The diablo belts they sell at home depot come apart in about 10 minutes. Could be because of the bottom, or platen, if you prefer.
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I've bought a few pieces from this site. I wanted some cheaper "duplicates" of my tools I keep at home so when helping friends and family, I don't have to load/unload the car. ( I have a beat up old car I use like a beat up truck).

anyways, I have gotten a circular saw, jug saw, orbital sander and small electrical leaf blower. all were fine and work fine. again I'm not using them every week like my primary (mostly DeWalt) tools.

shipping was slow. that is my main small knock. but wasn't any issue for me.

overall, very happy with the tools for basics.
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Had anyone bought any tools from direct tools outlet or any place similar that sells "blemish"? Are these used returns? Damaged boxes? Or factory blemishes? The pricing seems to good to pass up. Just curious about others experiences.
I got a ridgid planer and looked new to me
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Bought a cheap wen one off Amazon, and the belt rubs and gets eaten up on one side when I just tested it out for a minute. Couldn't get it to not do that. I'm guessing two things: that shouldn't happen, and this rigid one would be much better. Amiright?
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Perfect timing! Was literally shipping for a deal on belt sander this week. Happy to get others report this would still qualify for lifetime warranty.
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Their shipping time was once dismal but they are quite quick now, and factory blemished items have always been like new
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Had anyone bought any tools from direct tools outlet or any place similar that sells "blemish"? Are these used returns? Damaged boxes? Or factory blemishes? The pricing seems to good to pass up. Just curious about others experiences.
Factory blemish from direct tools means the tool didn't pass the final visual quality inspection. It's brand new.
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I'm hoping to rent a large belt sander from HD to refinish some wood floors but they say it will leave an un-sanded 4" strip at the base of the walls (that's just the closest that particular machine can get.

So my question: would this work well for that remaining 4" strip? Could this work right up to within an inch or so of the wall?
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I'm hoping to rent a large belt sander from HD to refinish some wood floors but they say it will leave an un-sanded 4" strip at the base of the walls (that's just the closest that particular machine can get.

So my question: would this work well for that remaining 4" strip? Could this work right up to within an inch or so of the wall?
I don't own this belt sander, but any of them should get you close enough to lay baseboard evenly.
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Had anyone bought any tools from direct tools outlet or any place similar that sells "blemish"? Are these used returns? Damaged boxes? Or factory blemishes? The pricing seems to good to pass up. Just curious about others experiences.
I bought two from this seller. A jig saw and a grinder. Both appear new. I was unable to discern between them and new tools
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Bought a cheap wen one off Amazon, and the belt rubs and gets eaten up on one side when I just tested it out for a minute. Couldn't get it to not do that. I'm guessing two things: that shouldn't happen, and this rigid one would be much better. Amiright?
I can't speak for this belt sander or the Wen, but as far as shredding belts. There should be an adjustment on one of the rollers to keep the belt on track. Anytime you change belts on any belt sander you'll probably have to tweak it to get it running straight.
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I bought a Random Orbital. There was no obvious damage to mine and it works great. And you can still register it for the Ridgid Lifetime Warranty, albeit a mail-in registration process only.
I bought an ros as well but it doesn't have great speed of orbits but mine was refurbished. Also it was 36 dollars. Roll of the dice
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I'm hoping to rent a large belt sander from HD to refinish some wood floors but they say it will leave an un-sanded 4" strip at the base of the walls (that's just the closest that particular machine can get.

So my question: would this work well for that remaining 4" strip? Could this work right up to within an inch or so of the wall?
Does HD rent a belt sander appropriate for this job? I would think you'd want something bigger.
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Does HD rent a belt sander appropriate for this job? I would think you'd want something bigger.
He's renting a drum sander...
This belt sander should work fine for the final strip
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