Bosch 1274DVS 6.6 Amp 3-Inch by 21-Inch Variable Speed In-Line Belt Sander with Cloth Dust Bag Review
The Bosch 1274DVS 6.6 Amp 3-Inch by 21-Inch Variable Speed In-Line Belt Sander with Cloth Dust Bag has magnesium and plastic housing that gives it its light weight.
It is powered by a 6.6 amp 550-1,100-sfpm motor. The motor is aligned with the belt edge to allow flush sanding into corners. The front handle is removable and the belt can be changed with a simple release.
It has a cloth dust bag that contains stock and overall construction is ball bearing type. There is a tracking adjustment system to make sure that the belt stays in place.
For controlling speed, there is a speed dial built on the trigger switch for convenience. The machine measures 13-4/5-by-7-3/4 by 3-inches and weighs 7.8 pounds.
It comes with one sanding belt and one year warranty.
Bosch 1274DVS Belt Sander Specifications
- Minimal design; measures 13-4/5-by-7-3/4 by 3-inches and weighs 7.8 pounds
- Powerful motor
- Tracking system to keep belt in place
- Removable front handle
- Comes with one sanding belt
- One year warranty
Bosch 1274DVS Belt Sander Reviews
The Bosch 1274DVS 6.6 Amp 3-Inch by 21-Inch Variable Speed In-Line Belt Sander received rave reviews. Reviewers liked its construct and also its belt tracking system.
Reviews compared this sander with other more expensive and also bigger sanders. One reviewer mentioned that his previous sanders did not have a tracking adjustment system as good as this one.
Another reviewer liked the light weight design and how easy it was to move this sander for use in tight spaces. This reviewer had used it for floor sanding and found this machine to work very well.
For a sander, consistent power is very important. The motor on the Bosch 1274DVS provides enough power to last most sanding and abrasive jobs.
The dust collection system on this machine is a lot better than others. Many reviewers had used the machine for longer than two years when they reviewed it and reported that it did not pose any clogging problems.
This machine is easy to use because of the light weight and easy access to speed control. The speed dial is placed on the trigger, which means that reaching it is easy when working. So you have greater maneuverability and speed control.
While the Bosch sander is designed well, there were some negatives that need to be made note of. One is the quality of the friction pad. Several reviewers mentioned that the graphite pad would give away soon. While we would like Bosch to come out with a fix, we should mention that no other sander would go on one pad as long as this one can.
The Bosch 1274DVS belt sander is good enough for most light jobs and is easy to use. It comes with one sander belt and a one year warranty.