SanderA benchtop sander is a stationary sander and, as a result, you’ll have more accuracy and greater durability, both for the sandpaper, and for the machine. The added bonus with a bench top sander though is that you also get a space saving machine too.
How to Turn a Treen: Make a Fork Turning Project on Your Lathe
While the usual turning projects involve making a rounded piece on your lathe, expert Ernie Conover demonstrates an unusual but useful woodworking project.
Craftsman 21500 Spindle Sander Has a Small Motor but a Good Locking Mechanism
The Craftsman 21500 Spindle Sander has a slightly underpowered motor and high vibrations, but changing drums is easy with a rubber locking knob.
General International 15-220M1 Spindle Sander Has a Unique Tilting Table and a Powerful Motor
General International’s 15-220M1 Spindle Sander has a unique tilting table for making beveled edges, but the entire drum has to be replaced every time you want to change it.
Triton TC450SPS Spindle Sander Offers a Small Worktable and Low Power Sanding
Triton’s TC450SPS spindle sander uses a small, odd worktable and a low powered motor that works well for small sanding jobs but not much more.
RIDGID EB4424 Spindle Sander Converts into a Benchtop Belt Sander Assembly
RIDGID’s EB4424 spindle sander can convert into a belt sander and has a handy miter slot for guiding your piece against the drum or belt.
Delta SA350K Spindle Sander Comes with a Smooth Running Motor and Dust Bag
The Delta SA350K spindle sander comes with a unique motor arrangement for smoother sanding and a dust bag which, while handy, isn’t as good as a regular shop dust collector.
Sandor Nagyszalanczy Picks Delta as the Best of the Oscillating Spindle Sanders
In terms of usability and sanding power, the Craftsman 21500 oscillating spindle sander gets expert Sandor Nagyszalanczy’s pick as the Best Bet.
Building a Plywood Belt Sander Tool Sharpening Jig and Tool Rest
With a simple bit of scrap plywood in a jig, you can turn your old benchtop belt sander into a shop sharpener with a workbench tool rest.
The Rockler Sandpaper Disc Station
The Rockler Sandpaper disc station is a way to keep your wood shop organized and makes attaching a new sanding disc to your sander easy.
New Bosch 1/4 Sheet Sander Solves the Paper Change Problem
Bosch has a new 1/4 sheet sander that makes changing your sand paper a breeze. Our woodworking experts review the Bosch 1/4 Sheet Sander.