Great Results with a Belt Sander
It's noisy and it's dusty, but in a pro shop like Chris Becksvoort's, it's hard to beat the belt sander for producing great results quickly.
Synopsis: It may be noisy. It may be dusty. But in a pro shop like Chris Becksvoort’s, where time is money, it’s hard to beat the belt sander for producing great results quickly. Whether you’re looking to flatten a panel, get rid of tearout, sand the surface and edges of curved parts, fit a drawer to a case opening, or shape a table leg, don’t be afraid of the belt sander. It will save you time and effort.
The plane vs. belt sander debate is likely to continue indefinitely. What it boils down to is process vs. product. Let’s face it: Neither the wood, nor 99.9% of customers care which you use, as long as the results are the same. Personally, I much prefer to use a handplane, but I have a business to run, and it’s all about efficiency, not personal gratification. In my experience,…