Sanders Buying Guide
Sanders are used for smoothing or stripping larger surfaces prior to re-coating. When the right type of sanders is used the job becomes very manageable and easy. Different abrasive grades are available for various finishes and materials.
- Belt Sanders are perfect for removing more material faster and are ideal to be used on doors, timber flooring edge sections and tabletops. They are also found good for shaping or squaring wood.
- Orbital Sanders are ideal for larger areas (flat). Even smoothing paints, varnishes or plasters between coats can be done using them. Base plates of orbital sanders are available in various sizes and move with quick and tight orbital action that lowers scratching.
- Delta or Detail Sanders rotate and orbit simultaneously that wearing of sanding sheets are distributed evenly for longer periods and keep the surfaces scratch free. Flexible backing pads allow the sanders coping up with surfaces that are gently curved.
- Multi Sanders can be used both on contoured and flat surfaces.
- Random Orbital Sanders also known as eccentric sanders and are similar to detail sanders.
Features of Sanders
- In order to limit the sanding depth, sanders with sanding frames can be chosen.
- You can choose cordless or corded sanders according to the place of use and purpose. For instance cordless types are most often chosen for outdoors.
- Sanders tend to make lots of dust. Buying the ones with vacuum cleaner or dust bag attachment can be very useful.
- Sanders with trigger locks allow you to keep them locked in position without the need to depress the trigger manually. This frees gives you the freedom to focus on controlling and guiding the sanders.
Skil Orbital Sander :
It is constructed with variable speed dial for controlled material removal.
Palm Sander :
With 28000 orbits per minutes; this is a compact hand sander.
Bosch PBS Belt Sander :
You can use it for rapid sanding of large flat surfaces and for shaping wood.
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