Bosch - 1274DVS Belt Sander - Fine Homebuilding Tool Review
  • Tips & Techniques for Painting
    Tips & Techniques for Painting
  • 9 Concrete Countertop Ideas
    9 Concrete Countertop Ideas
  • Remodeling Articles
    Remodeling Articles
  • Magazine Departments
    Magazine Departments
  • Deck Design & Construction
    Deck Design & Construction
  • Read FHB on Your iPad
    Read FHB on Your iPad
  • Clever daily tip in your inbox
    Clever daily tip in your inbox
  • Video Series: Tile a Bathroom
    Video Series: Tile a Bathroom
  • Energy-Smart Details
    Energy-Smart Details
  • 7 Smart Kitchen Solutions
    7 Smart Kitchen Solutions
  • 7 Trim Carpentry Secrets
    7 Trim Carpentry Secrets
  • Install a Vinyl Privacy Fence
    Install a Vinyl Privacy Fence
  • 7 Small Bathroom Layouts
    7 Small Bathroom Layouts
  • Basement Remodeling Tips
    Basement Remodeling Tips
  • Design Inspiration
    Design Inspiration
  • All about Roofing
    All about Roofing
  • Ultimate Deck Build 2015
    Ultimate Deck Build 2015
  • Master Carpenter Videos
    Master Carpenter Videos
Pin It
1274DVS Belt Sander

Bosch - 1274DVS Belt Sander

Bosch's lightweight 3-in. by 21-in. belt sander features excellent belt tracking and several available accessories

$145.00 (As of 11/1/2007)

Be the first to review this Tool

View all photos

Editor's Review: Belt Sanders Get Better

review date: November 1, 2007

At 7.1 lb., the Bosch 1274DVS is relatively light in weight. It features excellent belt tracking, and the belt on the model tested spun perfectly right out of the box. Speed can be regulated by trigger pressure, although this could be more precise. A trigger-mounted dial can be set to limit the tool's top speed. Its 13-ft. cord ensures mobility.

A sanding frame, bench-mounted stand, fence, and vacuum adapter are available separately. Attaching the stand and fence to the sander turns it into a stationary tool. The vacuum adapter is designed for use with a Bosch vacuum and may not be compatible with vacuums from other manufacturers.

Although the owner's manual mentions sanding metal as an application, doing this can result in a build up of thermite, which is extremely volatile. If you sand metals, either use a crepe-rubber belt-cleaning stick, or change to a fresh belt.

read full review

Editor Test Results:

Overall Rating Good
Sanding Quality Good
Abrasive Change Good
Controls Good
Dust Collection Effectiveness N/A
Noise 94 db.
Vibration Rating N/A
Belt Tracking Excellent

More In-Depth Information

Belt Sanders Get Better Online Membership RequiredThe newest models offer improvements in comfort, convenience, and control

Manufacturer Specifications

Manufacturer Bosch
Manufacturer's Web Site
Manufacturer's Phone Number 877-267-2499
Weight 7.1 lb.
Dimensions N/A
Built-In Dust Collection Yes
Amps 6.6
Speed 550-1100 surface ft./minute
Abrasive Size 3 in. by 21 in.
Abrasive Shape Belt
Accessories Sanding frame, sanding stand, fence, vacuum adapter
Motor Orientation Inline
Cord Length 13 ft.

Next Article
Next Article: