Sep 2 2005
RIDGID® has added the 3”x 21” Belt Sander (R2720) to its line of professional power tools. This heavy-duty sander features a 10-Amp motor, the most powerful motor in its class, guaranteeing power when you need it and a long tool life. Coupled with a smooth, ergonomic design and a limited lifetime service agreement, this is the ultimate in belt sanders.
The new RIDGID® belt sander’s 10-Amp inline motor is belt and gear driven to provide maximum power and durability, and has accessible brushes that can be serviced quickly for minimum downtime. Its die-cast construction adds to the durability of the tool.
The R2720 features an electronic soft start for controlled start-up, and a variable speed dial (800-1500 SFPM) to handle a range of different applications from heavy material removal to light finish sanding. The belt sander is also ergonomically designed for extended service without user fatigue. It has overmold soft grip handles that provide a good gripping surface and decrease vibration. Its three-position front pommel handle allows the user to pick the most comfortable position for the task. The sander also has a flat face, allowing for flush sanding against vertical surfaces. RIDGID® product engineers designed a tool free belt release to make changing belts quick and easy and to reduce downtime. A handy finger adjust tracking makes for perfect belt alignment
on all jobs.
The R2720 also features highly efficient dust collection for a cleaner work environment. It comes with a dust bag, 80 grit sanding belt and handle wrench (for pommel handle). The RIDGID® heavy duty 3” x 21” belt sander includes the RIDGID® exclusive cord package, which features a 12-foot all rubber power cord, providing extra reach without an extension cord. The rubber cord is more durable than a plastic cord and stays flexible in cold weather. It also has a lighted plug, which confirms when the tool is “live,” featuring a backlit icon of the tool for easy identification. This feature also reduces confusion on busy jobsites where many tool cords are often plugged into one central power strip. Finally, a hook and loop style cord wrap organizes the cord neatly for storage, eliminating knots and tangles.