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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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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 have a vacuum a chainsaw and came out awesome
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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?
Just rent an edger as well. I would imagine the belt sander would be terrible for half your walls going across the wood grain...
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I want to refinish my front door. Belt sander or random orbital sander?
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Will this be good, or too much, for sanding kitchen cabinets? They are currently stained and we would like to paint them.
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I want to refinish my front door. Belt sander or random orbital sander?
Probably RO sander and an edge/square sander.
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Will this be good, or too much, for sanding kitchen cabinets? They are currently stained and we would like to paint them.
Good but you still would need an edge/corner/square sander and might as well have an RO sander
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I want to sand down my front steps and repaint them. 6 steps total. This or an orbital sander?
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I have a vacuum a chainsaw and came out awesome
I buy a lot from Direct Tools, both refurbished and blemished, and have been very happy with all my purchases.
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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 have bought multiple tools now. I was super hesitant but the deals at the time were like 50% off. Pull the trigger. It's worth it.
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Does HD rent a belt sander appropriate for this job? I would think you'd want something bigger.
Yeah my bad. Renting a drum sander, looking to finish with this belt sander. Sorry for the sloppy terminology.
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I got a cordless planer from them not long ago, lifetime warranty added no problem, even did it all online (had to call but ridgid rep was super helpful and got it added quickly)
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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 do all the time, I love them and prefer them over the factory refurbished. I've only ever seen small nicks and scratches on the tools themselves. I usually have to look closely to find it. Nothing the tool won't acquire with normal use.
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Thanks.... In 4 one...
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Many many reviews complain of a very short lifespan. Anywhere from a hour to a couple of weeks or a year. Close to 20% of reviews talk of it just stop working or not working after grabbing it from the shelf. Good chance of you having a dud on your hands.
Tons of reviews like this.
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Very substandard product. I bought one to even out seams on a tabletop I was building. The first unit died after five minutes of sanding. Thinking I got a bad tool, I purchased a second and that unit didn't last longer than 20 minutes. Returned both as defective. Save yourself the aggravation and buy a reputable brand.
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Nope. Won't last up. The first one only last 2 days...the second one on 1-1/2 hours. Do not purchase.
Yes you will have a lifetime warranty but if you need to get something done having a tool in the shop for months on end is not going to be worth the aggravation.
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Can a belt sander take the place of a power planer? I wish this were 18v cordless though. I've been eyeing the $99 18v ridgidpower planer on DirectTools since I can't shell out the money for the bigger planer right now.
Depends on what you're using it for. Mostly I would say no but occasionally it may fit the bill.

Power planers(hand held usually 3¼) have many uses but maybe the most common one is to remove material from framing before drywall to flatten walls. A belt sander could work but would be a pretty slow way to do it.

Power planers were sold as door planers too at least the one that Rockwell (the original Rockwell not the infomercial imitation multimaster ghost brand of today) had, the idea being that a carpenter could shave off a little bit of wood from a door while hanging it but honestly who hangs doors anymore we all get pregnant(edit- prehung, spell check got me) doors and shaving a little off or putting on a mixrobevel is really better done with a tracksaw anyway.

I use powerplaners for framing and nothing else but imagine other carpenters have other uses. Belt Sanders though are very useful across a lot of different trades
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