Bosch 1274DVS & Bosch 1274DVSK Belt Sander

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

bosch-1274dvsIf you are looking for a new belt sander it can be hard to know which one you want. There are so many to choose from and they all say that they are the very best one. The best way to start is find a name that you can trust. Bosch is a name that a lot of people trust, for every good reason. The Bosch 1274DVS Belt Sander is a good one to choose.

There are a lot of reason why you should choose the Bosch 1274DVS Belt Sander. One reason is that it has a plastic and magnesium housing. That means that the housing is sturdy and will stand up for a long time and to a lot of use. One problem that a lot of belt sanders have is that they aren’t properly balanced. That leads to you having a hard time using them. The Bosch 1274DVS Belt Sander doesn’t have that problem. It is perfectly balanced, which means it is both easy to use and comfortable to use.

One of the best features of the Bosch 1274DVS Belt Sander is where the variable speed control is. That control is set right into the trigger switch, making it easy to adjust the speed at the touch of a finger. The Bosch 1274DVS Belt Sander also has an easy belt changing feature. Some other sanders make changing the belt very difficult and occasionally painful. The platen is cast aluminum, making it sturdier than platens that are made of stamped steel.

Another very nice feature of the Bosch 1274DVS Belt Sander is that the belt is set so that you can sand flush into corners. some reviewers have said that it is somewhat hard to see when you are sanding in the corner, but otherwise it works great. Overall the reviews for the Bosch 1274DVS Belt Sander are overwhelmingly positive. It’s a sturdier sander than a lot of other sanders are, and much easier to use. You don’t have to fight this sander to use it, it works very smoothly and doesn’t fatigue the user while they are working with it.

Bosch 1274DVSK 3-Inch by 21-Inch Variable Speed Belt Sander Kit

It resembles a scale model of an ergonomically designed bus with an impressive 16 feet of electrical cord attached. The Bosch 1274DVSK Belt Sander is not actually suitable for highway use, of course, but you may want to “test drive” it in your workshop or on the job site soon. Using a 3 by 21 inch belt, it has a variable speed feature built in. This makes the Bosch 1274DVSK Belt Sander fast enough for rough hog-out work, yet allows fine or intricate finish work to be accomplished with the same tool.

Bosch is one of our favorite tool makers, usually staying a step or two ahead of the competition when it comes to design and innovation. For the money, the Bosch 1274DVSK Belt Sander is actually several yards and many board feet ahead. For weight and strength considerations it sport a plastic and magnesium housing protected by replaceable wear inserts. For level and even sanding, it includes a graphite platen protection pad, and for convenience of changing belts it features an up to date belt release lever and tracking adjustment knob.

Did we mention that the Bosch 1274DVSK Belt Sander comes with 16 feet of electrical cord as standard equipment? Readers are free to disagree, but around here we just want to plug in and get the job done without going through the ritual ceremony of finding an extension cord and setting up to do the task. The Bosch 1274DVSK Belt Sander is also designed to sand flush to right angle surfaces. To state things mildly, any craftsman who has ever had to fuss with hand-finishing corners will appreciate this feature. The unit is lightweight, versatile and easy to use in both horizontal and vertical positions.

The Bosch 1274DVSK Belt Sander comes with a sturdy protective carrying case which also contains space for the optional fence and sanding stand. The stand allows the unit to be flipped over and used as a stationary, variable speed sanding belt. Users can buy both at once and save money, and it comes with a sanding belt to get you started. It costs a little more than a sheet of sandpaper and a sanding block, but the Bosch 1274DVSK Belt Sander is light years ahead of other products we have seen.