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Rockler Sanding Bow

Comfortable bow-shaped handle takes the strain off your fingers—ideal for curved and contoured workpieces!
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For sanding rounded contours, radiused corners or irregular shapes, reach for the Rockler Sanding Bow. Its comfortable bow-shaped handle takes the strain off your fingers and makes difficult sanding tasks feel like a walk in the park. Well-suited for a wide variety of sanding jobs, including curved table legs, carvings and guitar, ukulele and mandolin necks. A long stroke length of about a foot makes for fast sanding with less clogging.


  • Ideal for hard-to-sand curves and rounded contours
  • Glass fiber construction with rubber overmold for durability, comfort and grip
  • Hinged 2-piece handle with toothed hinge for setting belt tension
  • Tool-free knobs on both ends of bow for ease of abrasive adjustment/replacement
  • Narrow width lets you sand in tight areas
  • Folds up for compact storage
  • Use with cloth-backed sandpaper only (e.g. #22134, sold separately)
(1) Rockler Sanding Bow
More Information
Brand Rockler
Manufacturer Part Number GEN50119
Weight 0.7500
Tech Spec
  • Material: Glass fiber with rubber overmold
  • Overall Bow Width (with knobs): 1-5/8''
  • Fully Extended Bow Length: 12-1/4''
  • Folded Bow Length: 8-1/4''
  • Recommended Sanding Strip Lengths: 11-1/2'', 12-1/2'' and 13-1/2''
  • Compatible Sandpaper: 1'' wide cloth-backed (e.g. #22134, sold separately)
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Rockler Sanding Bow
I haven't used this sanding bow very much yet, but it is well made and I like it so far.
October 3, 2019
5 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Wow, Perfect
Thought this would be the ideal gadget for a project I was making that had curves galore. I already had the cloth backed sanding strips for use with it. It was perfect for what I needed. Easy to install the sanding strips and made short work of my project's curves.
September 20, 2019
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great sanding tool!
Easy to use and lots of control. Like it a lot!
September 2, 2019
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
great for curved wood sanding
I make cutting boards and turnings my hands are old this works wonders sanding on the curved surfaces and my hands do not hurt. Easy change from the sand paper also.
September 1, 2019
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great product.
Great product, well maid!
September 1, 2019
2 months ago
"FEELS" right
Get at places machines can't go and keep "soften" edges with a "touch" that feels right... nothing else quite like it !
August 24, 2019
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
works well
works as I expected it to.
August 14, 2019
7 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
July 23, 2019
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great Hand Sander
I do a lot of hand sanding on small projects. I have always had trouble sanding round & curved projects. This bow makes it easy. I can hold the project in one hand or clamp it down and sand all of those pesky curves without changing its shape. Awesome tool.
July 23, 2019
11 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
great product
i work couple times with the sending bow and helps me a lot , save time and is comfortable
July 16, 2019
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
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Why did you choose this?
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To sand chair legs.
Guest S on Sep 15, 2019
Been waiting months to see these go on sale.
Corwin J on Aug 25, 2019
To sand chair legs.
Guest S on Sep 15, 2019
It's another great sanding tool
L O on Aug 29, 2019
Been waiting months to see these go on sale.
Corwin J on Aug 25, 2019
Appear to be a great and useful tool for all those odd shaped projects.
Roger on Aug 24, 2019
Will work good for sanding rustic furniture with bark and no bark on the framework. Irregular surfaces.
Gary H on Aug 19, 2019
I have over 1000 ft of 1" wide sandpaper coils that fit nothing I have. I can make some use of it with this sanding bow, maybe. Certainly can be useful for shining things up on the lath or even in the woodworking part of my life. If it works out, I'll buy another or two to keep different grits in.
Mike L on Aug 18, 2019
It is unique and I want one.
Jack H on Aug 15, 2019
Looks like it’s well made!
Jim on Aug 11, 2019
I wanted it
Everly E S on Aug 11, 2019
Optimal for sanding my kayaking Greenland paddle, but I'm sure I'll get more use in the shop.
GIOVANNI L on Aug 6, 2019
Obviously the handiest method to hand sand with abrasive strips or to ease edges - plus this looks much more "serious" than the options seen elsewhere.
brownthumb on Aug 3, 2019
I have an assortment of outdoor tools with rounded wooden handles that need to be maintained, and I'm thinking this will allow for a faster remedy. Also, I suspect that I'll find other uses for it.
Don K on Jul 28, 2019
I need to sand several chair rungs and this product looks like it may make the job easier.
Vincent P on Jul 7, 2019
To see if this helps sand edges of live slabs
John R on Jul 5, 2019
ROC on Jul 2, 2019
looks good
Mike R on Jun 28, 2019
It's a unique and useful tool I could not find anywhere else.
Jim on Jun 25, 2019
Wanted to try this sanding approach for turned items.
Frederick M F on Jun 22, 2019
I have wanted to try it for awhile.
Jack M on Jun 16, 2019
I just wanted the darn thing! And it was on sale. ; )
Bryant G on Jun 14, 2019
To use with the lathe.
Jacob H on Jun 4, 2019
A very nice tool, I look forward to use it. I am not aware that this type of tool is available anywhere else
Randall T on May 26, 2019
I just got a new lathe. I have several rolls of sandpaper.
Dennis D on May 24, 2019
need to try it out
Bruce P on May 18, 2019
Serita C on May 17, 2019
We have one and want to give one of these for part of a wedding present.
Marilynn P on May 14, 2019
will be useful for sanding some wood turning projects
randy on May 13, 2019
The quality of their tools and their service is superior.
William (Terry) M on May 8, 2019
To sand irregular shapes.
Michael I on Apr 29, 2019
Make work easier
Wendy W on Apr 22, 2019
bought router
Gene L on Apr 18, 2019
A friend has one and let me used it. I found it to very useful for my needs. Great tool.
Len on Apr 1, 2019
I refinish a lot of chairs with spindles
Christine on Mar 18, 2019
BRUCE S on Mar 16, 2019
Husband wanted for his birthday
susan s on Mar 14, 2019
To see how it will work on my wood turning projects.
Dean B on Mar 13, 2019
Using this to sand the legs on our outside tables.
SUSAN T on Mar 9, 2019
Looks to be useful on old plate rail I'm refinishing.
Rob S on Mar 3, 2019
for sanding wood and not skinning nuckles
Lester T on Feb 28, 2019
Have some sanding round many rounded rails and corners.
Hamlover on Feb 21, 2019
Looks interesting for working with rounded surfaces, legs and such. Hope it is helpful.
Roy H on Feb 18, 2019
I carve spoons and have been dreaming about this tool for a long time. I am certain it will make my work easier and more effective! Jim
Jim L on Feb 3, 2019
looks like it will work
George T on Feb 3, 2019
Looks like it might assist c sanding furniture legs.
Ronald R on Feb 3, 2019
For a project
KENT T on Feb 3, 2019
You can actually sand an item using one hand while allowing your other hand to hold the item..
Arthur G on Jan 20, 2019
Perfect for upcoming projects!
Mike F on Jan 18, 2019
Need for sanding turned projects.
Stephen M on Jan 16, 2019
sanding bows seem to work
Charles P on Jan 15, 2019
Solution to difficult sanding tasks
B S on Jan 2, 2019
It's another great sanding tool
L O on Aug 29, 2019
Appear to be a great and useful tool for all those odd shaped projects.
Roger on Aug 24, 2019
Can you use this on a lathe?
Walnut on Aug 15, 2018
BEST ANSWER: NO, it is not intended to be used on a lathe, that is considered a safety hazard.
Has anyone figured out a quick and easy way to adjust the sandpaper strip tight?
Jim on Jul 9, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I have had good success by removing one set of the claw end teeth and having the tension adjustment loose. Press down on the sanding strip and tighten the knurled knob.
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