Sanding Power Tools
Sander: Flap wheels Purpose: Conform to irregular surfaces. Applications: Corrosion removal on tools and hardware. Sanding carvings and spindles. Suggested Abrasives: 60- to 180-grit cloth-backed aluminum oxide.
Sander: Drum sander Purpose: Sanding concave and convex edges to smooth, flowing shapes. Applications: Sanding back to a line on curved, bandsawed edges. Suggested Abrasives: 60- to 150-grit cardboard-backed aluminum oxide.
Sander: Pneumatic (inflatable) drum sander Purpose: Smoothing and shaping of irregular surfaces. Applications: Smoothing carvings and intarsia parts. Fill drum bladder to varying pressures to change conformity of drum. Suggested Abrasives: 36- to 120-grit cloth-backed aluminum oxide.
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