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Model#: MTBN602132620

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Metabo RBE12-180 Pipe and Tube Sander

  • Metabo RBE12-180 Pipe and Tube Sander
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With a 270 degree wrap angle this machine is particularly agile and powerful, ideally suited for finish or repairing pipes and tubes. Special VTC electronics ensures you always get a smooth and consistent result, and the robust long life motor with double gear reduction delivers the power to finish faster.
  • For burnishing, finishing and reconditioning stainless steel, steel, non-ferrous metals, plastic and wood
  • Maximum 270 degree wrap angle for efficient work
  • Especially high cutting output due to double gear reduction
  • Exact sanding belt guidance for even grinding results
  • Tool-less sanding belt change
  • Robust long life motor
  • Vario-Tacho-Constamatic (VTC) full-wave electronics for infinitely variable speed change, speed automatically remains constant under load
  • Electronic soft start
  • Power interruption protection prevents unintentional start of the tool
  • RBE12-180 Pipe and Tube Sander - 602132620
  • (10) P80 Zirconia Alumina Sanding Belts
  • Handle
  • Steel Carrying Case


Max. Watts Output: 720
No-Load Belt Speed: 521 - 1,673 ft./min
Shipping Weight: 29.4 lbs.



4.3 / 5.0
6 Reviews
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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend (2)
Powerful (1)
Time Saver with Great Results
Excellent for finishing tubes and pipe to create a beautiful brushed appearance. Quality tool that is right up there with Fein tools.
February 21, 2012
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
I am a welder and I sometimes work with ss pipe and if your considering this tool you probably also know what a nightmare it can be to polish stainless pipe to a mirror finish from a mill finish. I am sure that the person who designed this tool is undoubtedly a genius. It does exactly what its supposed to do, sand pipe.
Its not quite perfect though. It has plenty of power but does get very hot. The heat has not caused any mechanical issues so far but only time will tell. Lets face it, a tool designed to sand the outside of pipe needs to be in it for the long haul because we're gonna be here a while.
Second, it does not like sanding bends, turns, fittings etc. I ran it for at least an hour straight today on a piece of 3" ss pipe with 90's on each end and threw the belt off about a million times sanding the outside radius of the 90's. Well, maybe ten or twenty times but when you've been running that thing (its pretty beefy) for over an hour, constantly putting the belt back on can be annoying. You just have to take it very slow and be sure to keep it perfectly perpendicular to the surface your sanding at all times.
So, all-in-all this is a great tool. I feel confident saying nothing will finish ss pipe faster or easier than this tool will.

Is it grossly overpriced ? Yes

Are there any comparable alternatives? No

So if you really need it and can afford it definitely buy it, you wont be disappointed. If you don't really need it, well, honestly those people never made it to the reviews because it costs a $$$ dollars!
August 27, 2013
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
August 19, 2012

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Is this a brand new item, or has it been refurbished?
Ryan on May 16, 2013
BEST ANSWER: This particular product is brand new. The website that makes this brand has a section where reconditioned parts are sold. That area is not available at the moment and empty. Also this product doesn't appear on that page.
Does this remove rust from painted black pipe? What is the largest diameter pipe it can sand?

Do you give demonstrations?
adfghastrnbzg on Sep 18, 2012
BEST ANSWER: Yes, this will remove rust from pipe and can sand up to a 7" diameter pipe.


Metabo One Year Standard Warranty - New & Reconditioned Tools

Metabo power tools have been carefully tested and inspected before shipment and are warranted to be free from any defects in materials and workmanship for a period of 12 months from user's original date of purchase for tools purchased after April 1, 2004. If repair is required, return complete tool, shipping prepaid, with proof of purchase and, if claiming extended warranty, XXL® confirmation to Metabo's nearest authorized service station. If inspection shows defective material or workmanship, Metabo will repair or replace (at Metabo's option) the tool without charge during the warranty period. This warranty does not apply to normal wear and tear. It does not cover any damages caused by careless or unsafe handling, alteration, accidents, misuse or repair attempted or made by personnel other than Metabo Corporation or its authorized service stations. This warranty also excludes chucks and accessories supplied by Metabo Corporation. This warranty applies in lieu of any other warranties, expressed or implied, and variations of its terms are not authorized.

The foregoing obligation is Metabo's sole liability under this or any implied warranty, and under no circumstances shall Metabo be liable for any incidental or consequential damages. Some states do not allow limitations on how long implied warranty lasts or the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.

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Metabo products are designed for a long service life, but to give you additional peace of mind for your investment, Metabo is now offering the XXL® warranty. After registration, your normal warranty is simply extended to 3 years from the date of purchase.

You can only benefit from the XXL® warranty when you register online here within four weeks after the original date of purchase. It can also be applied to any machine that was purchased since April 1, 2004.