Bosch - Belt Sander 3-in. by 21-in. 1274 DVS
Bosch’s 3-in. x 21-in. belt sander features a variable speed motor with an inline design.
According to belt-sander manufacturers, the biggest sellers are the 3-in. by 21-in. models, so we decided to take a close look at what’s available. The good news is that we didn’t find any glaring performance problems, which made it difficult to pick clear winners. To rate stock-removal and dust-collection effectiveness, each sander and sample board were weighed before and after a timed run. At the end, the difference between the weight of the board and the machine (plus dust bag) indicated how much sawdust was collected, expressed as a percentage. The Bosch sander is a compact, well-balanced machine with a convenient variable-speed control and a comfortable front handle. It can sand flush to an adjacent surface on the right side of the machine. Stock-removal rate, however, was fairly slow. Dust collection effectiveness was 89%.