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.

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Surface Grinder Operation Basics

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

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5 Floor Sander Types

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

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How to Use a Concrete Grinder

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

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The Drum Sander Explained

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

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Detail Sander Information for Boat Wood Finish Removal

Get the details right on your boat finish.

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How to Add Sandpaper to a Sander

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

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3 Common Sander Problems

A sander is a fairly basic tool, but it still requires maintenance.

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Best Uses for a Belt Sander

A belt sander is a great tool to have around to tackle a number of weekend projects.

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Advantages to Using a Belt Sander

This electric device uses a belt to smooth materials.

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How to Use a Floor Sander on Stairs

Give your treads a new look.

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3 Different Types of Wood Planers Explained

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

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How to Sharpen Wood Planer Blades

It only takes five steps.

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All About Floor Sanders

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

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What Is Liquid Sandpaper?

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

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How to Stain Wood with Liquid Sandpaper

You can use liquid sandpaper to prep the wood for paint or stain.

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A Guide to Metal vs Wood Sandpaper

Sandpaper is a necessity for DIY projects. Learn more about this tool and how it is used.

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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.

A sanding sponge.
How to Clean a Sanding Sponge

It only takes five minutes.

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How to Make Your Own Sandpaper

Sandpaper is a coated abrasive.

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

There's more than one kind of sandpaper.

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6 Common Uses for Sandpaper

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

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How to Use Liquid Sandpaper

Liquid sandpaper does not actually sand.

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Glass Bead Blasting 101

Bead blasting is used for various projects, such as removing rust from a car.

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Using Soda Blasting for Paint Stripping

It can be useful for cleaning large surfaces.

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Dry Ice Blasting 101

Dry ice blasting refers to a cleaning process which involves dry ice.

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Using Hydro Blasting to Remove Concrete

Hydro blasting is also known as high pressure washing.

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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.

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4 Types of Drywall Sanders Explained

A drywall sander is an essential tool in drywall installation.

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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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Comparing Sanding Discs

Consider brand, price, grit, and application.

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Knowing When It's Time to Replace a Sanding Pad

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

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5 Useful Tips on Using a Detail Sander

The possibilities are full of 'detail'.

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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