It may not be the star of your workshop, but a benchtop sander handles some jobs better than any other tool. Here, Roland Johnson looks at the types of benchtop sander best suited to furniture making: disk sanders, combination belt-disk sanders, and oscillating spindle sanders. Once you have one of these machines, you'll find a host of odd jobs for it. And soon you will wonder how you got along without one.

from Fine Woodworking #221