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

August 8, 2013 - Comment

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

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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 Features

  • 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

Comments

Jim Thompson (jimt@electroimpact.com) says:

Thoughtfully designed and precisely built 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…

Toolpig "toolpig" says:

The nicest little sander money can buy 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…

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