Pick up tips on selecting the right sandpaper and sander for the job. Learn about using and maintaining random-orbit sanders, orbital sanders, belt sanders, disc sanders, and drum sanders.
Drum-sand curved edges quickly and accurately with this super-simple jig.
Q. Some sources recommend sanding wood only to 220 grit. Why not keep going with finer grits and make the surface even smoother?
I recently bought a new belt sander and new belts. Four of those, fractured at the seam. Could heat and humidity cause these failures?
Do you know a technique for smoothing plywood edges? I need to remove fuzzy bandsaw lines without rounding over the edges, and I have a lot of pieces to do.
Few of us look forward to sanding, but with most projects it’s inevitable. So why not embrace the abrasiveness? These power sanders help you do just that.
My drum sander starts out working well, but after I use it for even a short time, a burn streak appears in the sandpaper, and eventually the wood. How do I correct this?
Doesn’t it stand to reason that a larger sander—which removes more material—would need more holes to suck up the dust?
Let's start with the basics.