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11727 Belt Sander

Craftsman - 11727 Belt Sander

Craftsman's low-priced 3-in. by 21-in. belt sander features excellent belt tracking and has an excellent trigger lock

$100.00 (As of 11/1/2007)

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Editor's Review: Belt Sanders Get Better

review date: November 1, 2007

Craftsman's low-priced 3-in. by 21-in. belt sander features a transverse motor and excellent belt tracking. The belt on the model tested spun perfectly right out of the box. The speed-control dial is well within reach, although it is too stiff to spin comfortably. The sander is somewhat skittish and harder to control than similar models from other manufacturers. It has an excellent trigger lock.

The manufacturer warns against putting pressure directly on the front rollers, so this sander should not be used for concave scribing. No accessories are available for this model.

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Editor Test Results:

Overall Rating Good
Sanding Quality Good
Abrasive Change Good
Controls Good
Dust Collection Effectiveness N/A
Noise 99 db.
Vibration Rating N/A
Belt Tracking Excellent

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Manufacturer Specifications

Manufacturer Craftsman
Manufacturer's Web Site www.craftsman.com
Manufacturer's Phone Number 800-697-3277
Weight 11 lb.
Dimensions N/A
Built-In Dust Collection Yes
Amps 8
Speed 800-1300 surface ft./minute
Abrasive Size 3 in. by 21 in.
Abrasive Shape Belt
Accessories None
Motor Orientation Transverse
Cord Length 9.5 ft.