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Thread: Stationary Sanders

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Vancouver Island, Courtenay/Comox Valley, British Columbia

    Stationary Sanders

    Can someone educate me about the sanders that sit on your bench. I know some are disc, some are belt and then there's spindle. I know there are some contraptions that combine 2 or more of these in one machine.

    I've been sanding by hand. And I also have an old B&D heavy as lead thing that vibrates. And I have an ROS too. While using the heavy thing the other day, I discovered that if I just rested it on its side on the bench, I could hold the workpiece up to it with less effort than moving the heavy thing around. So a light bulb went on, and I thought, this is what belt sanders are for. (I think).

    So is it worth it to get a combo machine? Is a spindle better than a disc? Are the belt sandpapers easy to come by in different grits?

    Thanks all.
    AKA Young Grasshopper Woodworker
    AKA The Rookie

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    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Santa Claus, In

    Was a good discussion on this couple weeks ago. You should find what you are after here, I think.
    If you don't take pride in your work, life get's pretty boring.

    Rule of thumb is if you donít know what tool to buy next, then you probably donít need it yet.

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