The RBE12-180 pipe and tube belt sander from Metabo Corp. is designed for burnishing, finishing and reconditioning steel, stainless steel, non-ferrous pipe and tube. The flexible tool can adapt to virturally every contour, and can rend weld seams invisible and give stainless steel a mirror finish, the company says.
The sander features the company’s Marathon motor with 1,200 W and 10 A of power, double gear reduction for a high rate of material removal, an exact sanding belt guidance feature for even grinding results and a 270-degree maximum wrap angle that enables the tool operator to work more efficiently.
The RBE12-180 also includes Metabo’s Vario Tacho Constamatic (VTC) electronic speed stabilization for increased productivity under heavy operating conditions, electronic soft start and thumbwheel to preselect the tool’s speed. It features a tool-less sanding belt exchange designed to help increase operator efficiency and safety. Additional safety features include overload protection, power interruption protection, a winding protection grid and long-life auto-stop carbon brushes.