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Add benchtop stability to your random-orbit sander 

Putting a fine-sanded finish on small parts can be a challenge. Stationary sanders prove too aggressive, and portable sanders can be unwieldly. Here’s a way to get stationary-tool control with your portable random-orbit sander.

Build a cradle, like this one, from a few scraps of wood. I attached the fence so it can slide back and forth, and lock in place, to make best use of the sanding surface. A bolt through the lower portion of the fence threads into an insert, allowing removal of the fence.
—Dan Martin, Galena, Ohio


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