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Bosch 1274DVS 6.6 Amp 3-Inch by 21-Inch Variable Speed In-Line Belt Sander with Cloth Dust Bag

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  • 100% cotton flame-retardant treated
  • Imported
  • 3-by-21-inch dustless variable-speed belt sander with compact in-line design
  • Features powerful 6.6-amp, 550-1,100-SFPM motor, removable front handle, and quick-release belt change
  • Includes Cloth Dust Bag - 2 605 411 170, Graphite Platen Pad - 2 601 098 037 and Vacuum Hose Adapter - VAC002
  • Sanding Belt Included
  • 13-4/5 inches by 7-3/4 inches by 3 inches; 7.8-pounds; one-year warranty
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Product Description

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Well-executed design combined with solid, reliable performance make this Bosch belt sander a tool with noticeable performance advantages. The Bosch features a magnesium-and-plastic housing that's lightweight yet durable. The tool is nicely balanced, comfortable, and easy to operate--important features in a tool that's often used for long periods of time for removing large amounts of stock. The Bosch comes with a cast-aluminum platen--so there's none of the warping that affects stamped-steel platens--and it sands perfectly flat right out of the box. Like many of the sanders in this class, the motor on the 1274 is aligned with the belt edge to allow flush sanding into corners. The tool's only drawback is that visibility is limited when sanding into tight corners, but that's a small minus when weighed against all the pluses. The belt-changing system works well--we didn't suffer any spring pinches--and the tracking adjustment tracks the new belt quickly and keeps it in place. There's a variable-speed dial built right into the trigger switch, which makes adjusting the belt speed fast and convenient. Wood magazine tested 10 3-by-21-inch sanders and liked the 1274DVS best. We agree that it's a great tool. --Mark McDonald

Product Information

Technical Details
Part Number 1274DVS
Product Dimensions19.6 x 8.1 x 7.3 inches
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Item model number1274DVS
Power Sourcecorded-electric
Voltage120 volts
Item Package Quantity1
Included Componentsbare-tool; attachments
Batteries Included?No
  
Technical Specification
Additional Information
ASINB0000223HB
Best Sellers Rank #177,926 in Home Improvement (See top 100)
Shipping Weight9 pounds
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Date First AvailableNovember 8, 1999
  
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Bulb Voltage
120.00 Volts

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

It's light enough to use one handed if you have to.
Toolpig
The sander's dust collection bag works well and you can remove it to connect a vacuum hose for even better dust removal.
Michael Sandman
This is a very well built power tool similar to other Swiss made Bosch tool.
CA Gator

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

208 of 210 people found the following review helpful By Jim Thompson (jimt@electroimpact.com) on November 17, 1999
This is an extremely well-designed and well-built sander. I have used many sanders and been disappointed by poor design and bad belt-changing clamping systems. Its variable speed eliminates the need to press harder or softer on the sanding surface, cutting down on the chance of gouging material or cutting divots in the surface. Changing the belts is easy: pull on the side lever and the belts slip on and off. There is an belt alignment adjustor which I set the first time I used it and haven't touched since. The front handle is removable for sanding up to obstructed edges. The dust bag actually works, and the sander can be hooked up to a dust collector. Most importantly, there are two accessories for the sander which make it versatile. The sanding stand turns the sander into an upside-down bench-mounted sander, and the optional fence provides a way to easily and accurately sand endgrain on wood. It's built in Switzerland and it looks and feels like it was made by Swiss watchmakers.
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153 of 154 people found the following review helpful By Toolpig on January 3, 2000
I could not agree more with Jim Thompson on this sander. You can tell that alot of thought went into its design. It is so much more useful than ordinary belt sanders. For one thing the balance is perfect. You don't have to torque your wrist to get it to sand level. Because of the in line design, you can see both sides of the belt when you are sanding. Of course you have to watch it and keep it moving, but it's alot less work with the little Bosch than the others. It's a little slower than the fastest sanders. But what you sacrifice in speed, you gain in control and accuracy. I wouldn't buy one to sand floors, but for finish work you can't beat it. It's light enough to use one handed if you have to. It easily becomes a table top horizontal sander by flipping it over on its flat top.(it's even better with the sanding frame) The dust collection really does work. The front handle comes off for tight spots. Belt changes are a cinch with the lever action release. The variable speed is a lifesaver with soft woods, detail work where you don't want to take too much off or even rough grinding on chisels and plane irons. I have several Belt sanders from different manufacturers and this truly is my all time favorite.
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53 of 54 people found the following review helpful By "polyhedron_12" on April 29, 2000
This is a great sander for a homeshop that is also a great buy for industrial use. Inexpensive and agile. The belt system used on this sander makes the workpiece highly visible. Also it is easy to keep from dipping.
PROS
** Inexpensive
** Lightweight
** Very agile
CONS
** Not the best tracking system
** Dust collector blows off (or gets in the way) alot.
** Requires alot of blowing out.
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40 of 41 people found the following review helpful By Michael J. Edelman TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on August 22, 2001
I bought this Bosch at the beginning of a major remodeling project to replace a tired, 30 year old ... sander. I haven't been disappointed.
For two years I fnished molding, leveled countertops, stripped old paint, sanded out difficult flooring stains and bevelled edges with it, and it's still running like new. It's light enough to use all day, the belts never need adjusting or wander off, and the variable speed feature makes it easy to set it for the job at hand. And the dustcatcher really works. An excellent choice for the pro or handyman.
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43 of 45 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 4, 2000
I'm a son of a carpenter, mechanic, home rebuilder, and avid hobbyist. I started using power tools when I was 7 or 8 years old. I'm now 39; you do the math. I've had an older model (3270) that looks identical to the 1274DVS for 10+ years and wouldn't trade it for any other. This is the only belt sander I could find with a flat top and sides. You can place the sander up side down on a table, lock the trigger and sand small parts all day. I also set the sander on its side and clamp it to my table saw's table for sanding 90-degree work. The belt centering is not the best I've seen but it works okay. The end of the belt release handle got broken years ago but it still works by pulling on the remaining stub. I recently got the cord stuck in the belt area and snapped the rubber drive belt (no other damage). Good design here as other tools I've overstressed broke more than a simple drive belt. (No, I'm not a klutz, these things happen every so often.) The sander is light enough to handle fairly good with one hand. I'm in the process of finding out if the variable speed switch and graphite platen will adapt to my older model. Bosch has a web site which is very good except no parts are available on line. A listing of authorized parts locations is given though.
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42 of 44 people found the following review helpful By Gregory Jones on March 3, 2000
While I agree with the other reviewers about the clean styling and ability to turn it upside down, I would have to disagree on the dustless and durability points. After using the sander for about two months the variable speed switch had to be replaced because it would no longer work. Also, Because the opening used to gather the dust is very thin. Therefore, when you work with fibrous materials, it clogs very frequently. I would also like it more if it had a little more weight to it so that with very hard wood you do not have to press down. But, this can obviously work against you with the softer varieties.
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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful By R. McGowen on January 9, 2006
While I take pleasure in owning and using quality tools, I am not one to gush or even normally write a review. That said, I LOVE this sander. Here's why:

Well-balanced, low center of gravity. Feels right when held, don't have to make conscious effort to hold true.

Variable speed. Note: Variable, NOT multiple speed. Speed varies infinitely depending on trigger pressure, just like any variable-speed drill. Speed dial on trigger acts as speed limiter, a not-to-exceed setting. Otherwise pull fully for max set speed and back off trigger to slow in those must-be-careful spots, then pull fully again for max speed. Truly intuitive, fluid.

Light weight enough to use without effort, yet heavy enough to do its intended job. Certainly not for massive stock removal day in and day out, but perfect for frequent use my small shop and occasional light construction duty. If you need a brute, buy a brute. If you don't, don't beat yourself up with one. Treat yourself with this Bosch.

A dust collector that works. Very, very little on my mask at the end of a session of sanding. Only a light powder on the surface of the work and a coating on the sander attracted by static. No dust laden air, no immediate sweep-up. Empty the bag, blow off the sander, wipe the sanded piece. Done.

Flat top and fence attachment extend its functionality, providing a small bench top sander.

Quality Swiss-made.

Okay, so I gushed a bit. Great tools are such a pleasure to use and all too rare a treat.
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