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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)

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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.

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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

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Manufacturer Specifications

Manufacturer Bosch
Manufacturer's Web Site www.boschtools.com
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.