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Which type of sander do you recommend?

For the homeowner, I suggest a random orbit sander because it balances the two main functions of a sander. It removes stock quickly and still...

 

I have accidentally gouged some wood with my random orbital sander.

It’s best to put the sander onto the surface before you start it. In addition, when using an orbital sander, don’t press down too hard on the...

 

What is the difference between an orbital sander and a random orbital sander?

An orbital sander moves only in a circular motion, while the random orbital sander also moves back and forth. As a result of the two separate...

 

What are the advantages of a finish sander?

Rather than orbiting, it moves the sandpaper back and forth and should be used where it is absolutely necessary that the sandpaper move in a...

 

What types of power sanders are there?

The four most common are belt sanders, finish sanders, orbital sanders and random orbital...

 

Isn’t a belt sander the best choice for removing a lot of material?

Yes, they work quickly, but I don’t recommend them for do-it-yourselfers because you have to be very careful. One mistake can ruin the piece...

 

Which type of sander do you recommend?

For the homeowner, I suggest a random orbit sander because it balances the two main functions of a sander. It removes stock quickly and still...

 

What’s the difference between PSA sandpaper and hook-and-loop sandpaper?

PSA has a sticky back and is good to be used on large jobs that are likely to wear out the sandpaper. Hook-and-loop paper uses a fuzzy backing that...

 
 
 
 


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