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Comfortable bow-shaped handle takes the strain off your fingers—ideal for curved and contoured workpieces!

Rockler Sanding Bow

Item #
50119
Rating:
80% of 100

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.


Features:

  • 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)
Technical Documents
Prop 65 WarningWARNING: Cancer & Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

Prop 65 WarningWARNING: Drilling, sawing, sanding or machining wood products can expose you to wood dust, a substance known to the State of California to cause cancer. Avoid inhaling wood dust or use a dust mask or other safeguards for personal protection. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/wood.
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61 Reviews
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works well
works as I expected it to.
August 14, 2019
Purchased
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
SANDING BOW
NICE TOOL. WITH A LITTLE PRACTICE AND CUTTING OF THE EMERY CLOTH TO A TWEEKED LENGTH. PATIENCE IS THE KEY WITH THIS TOOL
July 23, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
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
Purchased
9 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
great product
i work couple times with the sending bow and helps me a lot , save time and is comfortable
July 16, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
IT IS GREAT FOR USING SANDPAPER SIDE EDGES OFF MY 6” BELT SANDER
July 16, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Sanding bow
Great for detail table legs!
June 16, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great Help
This little tool is very handy for rounding corners on my projects. I was going to make one like one homemade one I saw online but this unit has much more versatility so I went this way
June 11, 2019
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Best Sander .
This is my second Bow Sander, having bought the first last September. I bought this one for 320 grade abrasive, the other being for 180. I craft Country Sticks and find the Bow Sander very easy to use and it produces a superb finish.
May 26, 2019
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Rockler Sanding Bow
Excellent! This a great tool! It makes detail and irregular shape sanding so much easier!
May 23, 2019
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Perfect
The perfect tool I’ve been looking for.
April 30, 2019
Purchased
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
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Will work good for sanding rustic furniture with bark and no bark on the framework. Irregular surfaces.
Gary H on Aug 19, 2019
It is unique and I want one.
Jack H on Aug 15, 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
I NEED THIS FOR LUTHIER WORK, SHOULD BE GREAT AS I HAD NOT RECEIVED YET BUT ONE FEATURE I LIKE IS ADJUSTABLE BELT TENSION
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 Z 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
Interesting!
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
Randolph S 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
CHAIRS
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
unique tool for sanding
John F on Jan 1, 2019
Unique
Philip T on Dec 30, 2018
This is good tool for sanding peaces I turn on my lathe..
James B on Dec 21, 2018
I do a lot of hand sanding of curved surfaces so will see how this works. Hopefully well.
Gary A on Dec 20, 2018
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
Looks like it’s well made!
Jim on Aug 11, 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 Z 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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