Sanding Power Tools
Sander: Stationary strip sander Purpose: Sanding small parts. Applications: Metal sharpening. Inside edges and tight areas. Suggested Abrasives: 36- to 120-grit cloth-backed aluminum oxide.
Sander: Portable belt sander Purpose: Rapid removal of stock on large, flat surfaces. Applications: Truing stock glued up for width, lowering joints and edges to a uniform height. Mounted in accessory stands, these machines work as small stationary beltsanders. Suggested Abrasives: 60- to 120-grit cloth-backed aluminumoxide.
Sander: Finishing sanders Purpose: Smoothing surfaces and protective finishes. Applications: Final sanding. 1/4 sheet (palm) sanders useful on small areas. 1/3- and 1/2-sheet models best for largerareas. Suggested Abrasives: 120- to 320-grit paper-backed aluminum oxide, garnet, or silicon carbide.
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