Replacing the abrasives on my disc sander takes steady hands.

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Replacing the abrasives on my disc sander takes steady hands. And the super-sticky backing on the disc means I only get one chance at getting it right. To simplify this task, I wedge short, thin shims between the sander housing and the platen to prevent the wheel from turning. These strips also guide the replacement discs perfectly to the edge of the platen.
—Jeff Carlson, Mancos, Colo.