Why You Need a Benchtop Sander
They tackle trimming and smoothing quicker than hand tools do-with now sharpening required
Synopsis: 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
A benchtop sander will never be the star of the shop, but there are a handful of jobs that it handles better than any other tool. I’ll reveal a few of these tasks here, but once you have a disk, belt, or spindle sander, you’ll discover many more odd jobs for it—and soon you’ll wonder how you got along without one or more of these units. What’s more, many of these versatile machines…