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Bosch Belt Sander (+Stand/Fence) – 1273DVS

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    thedude306
    Moderator
    Foam Lake, SK

    I am in the market for a belt sander. Is this a decent model to find used or did you just like it because it’s a bosch. Or is it the table/fence stuff that you wanted?

    Brad T
    Self employed Pro since 2014!!

    #277796

    Here’s my stand. Just a simple, form fit box really. The sander is held in place by a pair of bolts that squeeze the frame to the body of the sander.

    Oh, great idea!

    I am in the market for a belt sander. Is this a decent model to find used or did you just like it because it’s a bosch. Or is it the table/fence stuff that you wanted?

    From my searching around online, the Bosch 1276dvs is a really solid model (I think one would want variable speed). I just happened to come across the 1273 and it was for a solid price so I thought why not. Can’t find much online about this model in terms of what people think of it. Since it is basically brand new, I at least have a new tool

    The stand/fence is just a bonus if I can find it for a reasonable price. It wasnt super clear that my model (1273) worked with anything (whereas the 1276 definitely does), so it was nice to know that my 1273 model DOES have an option for a stand/fence.

    John S

    #277885

    theamcguy
    Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    Here’s my stand. Just a simple, form fit box really. The sander is held in place by a pair of bolts that squeeze the frame to the body of the sander.

    That’s a nice idea.

    Automotive Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    #278240

    Toolshead
    Pro
    In the Rice Fields, South TX

    Here’s my stand. Just a simple, form fit box really. The sander is held in place by a pair of bolts that squeeze the frame to the body of the sander.

    I did something really similar with mine.
    Something wiggled, it snatched the wood and pulled my hand into the gap. Smoked the belt after the drive roller froze up. With it not turning, it took a while to get my hand out.
    Replaced it with a 6×48 bench model.

    #278254

    I am in the market for a belt sander. Is this a decent model to find used or did you just like it because it’s a bosch. Or is it the table/fence stuff that you wanted?

    The only belt sanders I use are porter-cable .

    Always willing to learn .

    #278255

    Here’s my stand. Just a simple, form fit box really. The sander is held in place by a pair of bolts that squeeze the frame to the body of the sander.

    That is a really great idea @jponto07 looks like it works slick too

    #278256

    So, I just picked up this bad boy for a great price.

    A few notes:

    1) it is HUGE and heavy (not a bad thing)
    2) it is in amazing shape.
    3) finding the stand and fence for it has been a bit of an adventure. More on that below.

    I just saw this post John, that looks like a heck of a belt sander. I don’t have one, I could use one. That looks like a serious machine. Can you tell me where it was made?

    #278288

    jponto07
    Moderator
    Bloomington, IN

    Yeah…that sh*t hurts. I caught a finger between the belt and the plastic body of the sander. Of course, I had a brand new 60 grit belt on the thing. Thankfully, my finger popped right out and didn’t get jammed in the thing, but it took off a ton of skin and bled for about an hour. If I recall correctly, it took around 2 months to completely heal.

    Of course all of this happened a day or two after I bought the sander and built the stand…

    Jon P.
    Timber Carpentry & Construction
    https://www.facebook.com/timbercarpentry/
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    #278772

    Anonymous

    Yeah…that sh*t hurts. I caught a finger between the belt and the plastic body of the sander. Of course, I had a brand new 60 grit belt on the thing. Thankfully, my finger popped right out and didn’t get jammed in the thing, but it took off a ton of skin and bled for about an hour. If I recall correctly, it took around 2 months to completely heal.

    Of course all of this happened a day or two after I bought the sander and built the stand…

    Oh man that’s horrible, I’ve been lucky and haven’t had such a thing happen. I’ve been just clamping mine in a vice, Might be a bit hard on the handle LOL. But so far no damage, I don’t squeeze it very tight though

    #278784

    Can you tell me where it was made?

    Ah, sorry, will try to remember to look later when I get home.

    Those injuries sound like no bueno at all. I wonder if the official Bosch stand will be secure enough that the sander won’t be able to wiggle?

    John S

    #278794

    Sprokitz
    Pro
    Eastern shore of, Pa

    Here’s my stand. Just a simple, form fit box really. The sander is held in place by a pair of bolts that squeeze the frame to the body of the sander.

    I did something really similar with mine.
    Something wiggled, it snatched the wood and pulled my hand into the gap. Smoked the belt after the drive roller froze up. With it not turning, it took a while to get my hand out.
    Replaced it with a 6×48 bench model.

    OUCH !!

    #278907

    chrisk1970 wrote:
    Can you tell me where it was made?
    Ah, sorry, will try to remember to look later when I get home.

    It says made in the USA!

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    John S

    #278912

    RonW
    Pro
    Holladay, Tn

    That was a nice find supimeister. Good belt sanders are getting harder to come by anymore.

    Ron

    A Working Pro since 1994!

    Member since March 26, 2014.

    #278972

    crotalusco
    Pro
    west bend, wi

    I am in the market for a belt sander. Is this a decent model to find used or did you just like it because it’s a bosch. Or is it the table/fence stuff that you wanted?

    The only belt sanders I use are porter-cable .

    Ya ive got the PC 3×21 and i couldnt stop it if i tried, dont even want to know what the bigger one would do.

    I also have the ryobi one, its not great and doesnt have a ton of power but works well on vertical work on a ladder or something where the weight is an issue

    #278983

    I am in the market for a belt sander. Is this a decent model to find used or did you just like it because it’s a bosch. Or is it the table/fence stuff that you wanted?

    Two OK “reviews” I stumbled across today:
    http://www.rockler.com/how-to/boschs-3×21-1274dvs-belt-sander-useablity-hand-sander-stability-stationary-sander/
    http://www.rockler.com/how-to/find-3×21-portable-belt-sander-top-belt-sander-review/

    Sounds like PC is a good option. From what little I have found, many people still say their different Bosch models are still running strong after 10 years of use.

    John S

    #278990

    jponto07
    Moderator
    Bloomington, IN

    Yeah…that sh*t hurts. I caught a finger between the belt and the plastic body of the sander. Of course, I had a brand new 60 grit belt on the thing. Thankfully, my finger popped right out and didn’t get jammed in the thing, but it took off a ton of skin and bled for about an hour. If I recall correctly, it took around 2 months to completely heal.

    Of course all of this happened a day or two after I bought the sander and built the stand…

    Oh man that’s horrible, I’ve been lucky and haven’t had such a thing happen. I’ve been just clamping mine in a vice, Might be a bit hard on the handle LOL. But so far no damage, I don’t squeeze it very tight though

    It should be okay as long as you aren’t hearing cracking sounds! The plastic used In most tools is fairly strong under compression. It’s a sudden impact that I’d be worried about.

    Jon P.
    Timber Carpentry & Construction
    https://www.facebook.com/timbercarpentry/
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    #287830

    Rob
    Pro
    Birmingham, Alabama

    Nice looking home made stand
    Great price on that sander

    #288764

    Found the stand and fence for not too terrible of a price, but I need to get a few more parts to see if everything goes together on my model. That stand looks like it should work no problems but the fence is Tbd as mentioned on the first page.

    John S

    #289001

    kzcarp
    Pro

    That is a nice looking stand for home made, @jponto07 I might just have to put one of those together for myself.

    kevin

    #563867

    roninohio
    Pro
    New Franklin, OH

    I am in the market for a belt sander. Is this a decent model to find used or did you just like it because it’s a bosch. Or is it the table/fence stuff that you wanted?

    The only belt sanders I use are porter-cable .

    Ya ive got the PC 3×21 and i couldnt stop it if i tried, dont even want to know what the bigger one would do.

    I also have the ryobi one, its not great and doesnt have a ton of power but works well on vertical work on a ladder or something where the weight is an issue

    I have the PC 4 X 24 . I love it. It is a beast , heavy and tons of power. I like the weight because I can just sit it on the wood and guide it. The weight holds it down.

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