4 IN. x 36 in. Belt /Disc Sander

Model: #BD4601G

4.5 | 57 Reviews
This RYOBI 4 in. x 36 in. Belt/Disc Sander is a combination belt and disc sander that delivers 120-volts of power to help provide efficient operation. The cast-iron base helps keep the sander stable during use so you can apply the desired amount of pressure and achieve consistent results. The sanding bed can be positioned horizontally or vertically for your convenience, and the lockout power switch helps provide safety.


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  • Motor: 120v 4.3Amp 1/2 Peak HP
  • Belt SFPM: 1,900
  • Disc RPM: 3,600
  • 4" × 36" Sanding Belt
  • 6" Sanding Disc
  • Table Tilt: 0-45º
  • Belt Tilt: 0-90º


  • BD4601G Belt Sander
  • (1) 80 Grit 4" × 36" Sanding Belt
  • (1) 80 Grit 6"Sanding Disc
  • Work Table
  • Work Support
  • Miter Gauge
  • Switch Key
  • Operator’s Manual


4 IN. x 36 in. Belt /Disc Sander
4 IN. x 36 in. Belt /Disc Sander is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 56.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Impressive, durable tool I purchased this unit specifically for sanding and shaping blocks for Giant Jenga sets, popular items in the forever summer we have in Florida. Prior to purchasing, I used the hand held ONE+ belt sander for this application. What used to take me at least 2-3 hours, now takes me 45 minutes or less. On days where we are producing 5,6,7+ sets this little machine is a huge time savor, and one of the best investments I made to the shop. I have had this unit for a little over a year, and have run it for hours at a time with no breaks, and it is still going strong. Unbelievable quality, fantastic price, the only complaint I have is in the belt that it comes with. Mine was chewed up pretty quickly.
Date published: 2019-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Useful and durable I bought this tool approximately 20 years ago. The unit is colored blue which is the old Ryobi color. The unit is being used at a boat repair yard. The only repair require is replace the drive belt which is easy to do. We use it frequently from sharpening tools, smoothing engine parts, sanding wood or fiberglass parts. We use a lot of power tools. This unit has outlasted all other tools. Hopefully the latest model has the same durability as mine. I also own cordless impact drivers, saws, side grinder and drills. The drill chocks need to be improved.
Date published: 2018-12-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Mighty Mite I bought this to replace a Rigid sander that broke on me. While not as big and powerful as the sander that it was bought to replace, it is definitely quite capable of handling the sanding jobs that I need it for. You can not push down hard on it or you will overload and stop it, but at this price point it operates as it should. Unpacking and setup was easy. I was able to bolt this down to my work bench with 1/4 20 bolts and hook it up to my dust collection system . Overall this is a very nice machine and I would recommend it to anyone.
Date published: 2020-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Decent power & qaulity. Perfect for DIY projects I have owned this for about 6 months and have found it indispensable for small sanding and grinding projects around the garage. I recently made a ATV rack tray out of some 1/4 aluminum diamond plate I had leftover from another project. Once it was cut the edges needed to be smoothed.The Ryboi sander was perfect to hone down the sharp edges. The adjustable belt on top was perfect for getting just the right angle I needed since the tray had many irregular curves. The unit has enough power for me and my small DIY projects. I am impressed.
Date published: 2019-05-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not completely satisfied Overall the sander is decent. Unfortunately, the outer roller wheel is either unbalanced, warped ot the main shaft is bent. At first there was an ever so slight wobble. The more I use the unit, the worse it gets. It's not horrible but definitely noticeable. I am assuming it will continue to worsen over time. For occasional use this unit should work fine for most but if you're a moderate to heavy user, might want to look elsewhere. I own several Ryobi tools and they all have been great products until this one.
Date published: 2020-02-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Ran for a hour. Quit working. I bought this a few hours ago. Used it for an hour. It quit working. Nothing bound up. Everything turns freely and the motor is making a noise like it's trying to move, but won't. I am returning it in the morning.
Date published: 2018-08-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for my little workshop needs I've been looking and finally decided on the Ryobi Belt/Disc Sander for my little home workshop. I'm a novice woodworker, making ukulele's and associated tools, and this is the perfect sander - cost effective, belt and disc operation, benchtop size, does a great job. And I'm making a "tool" to fit under the Belt drive to use as a Thickness Sander of sorts. I'm very happy with this sander as I am with all the Ryobi products that I have purchased.
Date published: 2019-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best value. Worked really well. And was sold at amazing price, especially considering it’s performance. Like all belt sanders, it responds more to a bit of finesse than brute force. It never bogged though. I bought a Diablo belt to go with ut, as ai didn’t expect luch from the factory belt. Strangely, the factory belt worked fine the whole prioject amd still has much useful life left. Very heavy base with You really cannot go wrong at this priice.
Date published: 2019-04-07
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