Sanders

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A Complete Guide to Sandpaper Grit Classification

Learn everything you need to know to get your wood as smooth or as rough as you want it.

Man using a detail sander on a window frame
5 Useful Tips on Using a Detail Sander

The possibilities are full of 'detail'.

Using a sheet sander on a tabletop.
How to Use a Sheet Sander

Forget hand sanding with this handy tool.

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5 Advantages of Using a Sheet Sander

This tool makes smooth work of an otherwise tedious task.

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Using Soda Blasting for Paint Stripping

It can be useful for cleaning large surfaces.

Carpenter with planer.
How to Sharpen Wood Planer Blades

It only takes five steps.

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When Should I Change my Sandpaper?

Few things contribute to the final look and feel of your finished project as much as sanding. In the

Sandpaper pads for an orbital sander.
Liquid Sandpaper vs Regular Sandpaper

There's more than one kind of sandpaper.

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Which Sandpaper Grit Should You Use for Paint Removal?

Your choice of sandpaper may be just as layered as the paint you want to sand away.

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Advantages to Using a Belt Sander

This electric device uses a belt to smooth materials.

hands using large floor sander on wood floor
5 Floor Sander Types

They come in a range from hand-held to industrial.

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Using a Drywall Sander

Installing drywall without a drywall sander can add unnecessary work to your construction project. Some novice drywall installers hesitate to use these sanders because they are unsure how to use them. If this applies to you, refer to the information below. Things you'll need Drywall sander Dust mask

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Detail Sander Information for Boat Wood Finish Removal

Get the details right on your boat finish.

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Using Hydro Blasting to Remove Concrete

Hydro blasting is also known as high pressure washing.

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Surface Grinder Operation Basics

It may look intimidating, but a surface grinder is basic.

sanding block sponges
3 Reasons a Sanding Sponge Might Come in Handy for You

It's a nifty, time saving tool.

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3 Different Types of Wood Planers Explained

Match the power and style of the tool to the task at hand.

Wooden stairs with slip prevention strip
How to Use a Floor Sander on Stairs

Give your treads a new look.

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6 Common Uses for Sandpaper

Sandpaper is an abrasive material that is often used at construction sites or furniture workshops. You

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How to Properly Use a Wood Planer

Learning to use a wood planer, either manual or power-operated, will greatly improve the quality of the

A man uses a sander.
Knowing When It's Time to Replace a Sanding Pad

A sanding pad is a key attachment to a sanding machine.

orbital sander
Comparing Sanding Discs

Consider brand, price, grit, and application.

A sanding sponge.
How to Clean a Sanding Sponge

It only takes five minutes.

A man uses a sander.
How to Add Sandpaper to a Sander

You need to add sandpaper to your sander for more effective sanding.

man using a sander to sand the edge of a board
3 Common Sander Problems

A sander is a fairly basic tool, but it still requires maintenance and some troubleshooting when parts wear out.

A man uses sandpaper.
How to Make Your Own Sandpaper

Sandpaper is a coated abrasive.

floor sander on a wood floor
All About Floor Sanders

Buy or rent a floor sander to make the job quick and efficient.

A concrete grinder on a white background.
How to Use a Concrete Grinder

A concrete grinder takes the guesswork out of finishing graffiti-covered surfaces.

A wood table.
How to Use Liquid Sandpaper

Liquid sandpaper does not actually sand.

A pile of assorted sandpaper scraps.
A Guide to Metal vs Wood Sandpaper

Sandpaper is a necessity for DIY projects. Learn more about this tool and how it is used on both wood and metal surfaces.

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What Is Liquid Sandpaper?

Liquid sandpaper is a chemical solution that can be used as a substitute for sandpaper in many applications.

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How to Cut Sandpaper to Fit Your Sander

Cut sandpaper to fit your sander but never use a pair scissors. A single heet of sandpaper can dull scissors.

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Best Uses for a Belt Sander

Best Uses for a Belt Sander A belt sander is a great tool to have around to tackle a number of weekend

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How to Install Sandpaper To a Drum Sander

Installing sandpaper on a drum sander is a necessary and frequently repeated task each time you operate

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The Drum Sander Explained

A drum sander is a powerful machine that can be used to sand wood and plastics. It can be a hand held

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How to Stain Wood with Liquid Sandpaper

If the kitchen cabinets have lost their sheen and color, you can use liquid sandpaper to prep the wood

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How to Use a Disc Sander

A disc sander features circular sandpaper, which you can replace when necessary. Step 1 – Don Your

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6 Safety Tips When Using Liquid Sandpaper

Liquid sandpaper is a chemical that removes the smooth paint layer from a surface and provides a rough,

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How to Track a Belt Sander

If you want to keep your belt sander in top form, you should know how to do basic maintenance work on

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2 Advantages to Using a Variable-Speed Belt Sander

A variable-speed belt sander is one of many types of belt sanders that make sanding wood much easier

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Disc Sander vs Belt Sander

A sander is a common tool used during woodwork, two of the most common sanders are the belt sander and