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Two-fisted techniue levels cutting-board lumps
This oversize sanding block flattens glued-up cutting boards. The weight of the sanding block provides the appropriate amount of pressure without requiring a lot of elbow grease.
Dishwasher detergent chews sanding belt gum
Sandpaper gums up quickly when sanding pine boards. The quick fix: sap and wood are simply organic matter—a perfect target for dishwasher detergent. 
Tape tames belt tracking
Tape helps stop sanding belts from sliding off the roller on a stationary belt sander.
Tool hack shakes up detail sanding
A repurposed flush cutting blade helps reach hard-to-access sanding

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Power-sander Primer
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.
Drill your sanding discs to increase dust draw

Shortly after buying a large quantity of sandpaper discs for my orbital sander, I upgraded to one with superior dust collection.