02 Nov RIDGID’s R4840 Oscillating Belt/Spindle Sander
This versatile benchtop sander features a 4” X 24” sanding belt that rotates and oscillates. It can quickly be converted to a spindle sander with five different size spindles. The 1,725 RPM spindle speed and adjustable angle table can handle many sanding jobs, and dust collection is a snap with the 2-1/2” rear dust port. The sander has quick-release belt tensioning for fast, tool-free belt changing. There’s a tubular frame for strength and low vibration, and rubber feet with holes for fastening to a bench. The large oscillation range provides prolonged sanding sleeve life, and the sander comes with 1/2”, 3/4″, 1” and 1-1/2” spindles with the appropriate washers and spacer ring inserts. The belt speed is 1,350 FPM and the machine weighs 48 lbs. Listed at $249 at The Home Depot, the R4840 comes with a 5-year limited warranty.