Power Sanders 101

By: Julie Day

Disk Sanders

Disk sander

Disk sander

Disk sanders work by spinning a disk of sandpaper rapidly in a circle. They are available as either handheld or table mounted models.

Disk sanders remove a lot of material quickly – like a grinder – making them mainly suitable for rough work, such as shaping edges and removing paint.

A handheld, heavy duty disk sander – called a floor edger – is used for sanding floors next to walls and doorways.

Sandpaper: Disk sanders require special round sanding disks.

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  • Phil Says:
    July 1st, 2017 at 8:31 am

    I have a speckled bone finish silestone countertop installed by Home Depot. I like it very much and want the same for a property I have in the Caribbean. Only that Home Depot say that they will not provide it since they can’t install it. I like the idea of a concrete instead and I learned that the capabiliy of concrete countertop is limitless. I have concluded that getting a 5” orbital sander and sanding disc all the way to 1500 grade will give a similar finish.

    Your thoughts ..thansk


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