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Planer vs Belt Sander

Last updated on August 4th, 2022 at 08:49 pmBelt Sander Overview The belt sander is a small handheld belt sander or a larger tabletop belt sander that features a powerful motor. The 10 amp motor works on heavy projects. The belt sander has a large belt or strap set in a loop. The belt moves…

Powermatic 3520b Lathe Review

Last updated on August 4th, 2022 at 08:51 pmOverview The Powermatic 3520B Woodworking Lathe includes the original Powermatic features, such as a sliding headstock, electronic variable-speed control, a spindle lock, and some exciting new parts. A digital RPM monitor makes keeping track of your speed a breeze, a revamped tailstock provides internal storage, and a…

Lathe Safety Guidelines

If you are working or using a lathe, whether in a workshop or on a job site, you need to be fully aware of any safety concerns. Here are some important safety guidelines to ensure your safety on a lathe. Lathe safety guidelines before using  Before each job, inspect and adjust all safety devices. Before…

How fast does an orbital sander spin

Last updated on August 4th, 2022 at 08:58 pmAn orbital sander is a handheld tool designed to sand wood and other surfaces with rounded edges. The sander’s rotating sandpaper pad rotates over a spinning spindle, which spins faster than a traditional sander. The faster the spindle spins, the faster the sandpaper will rotate, giving you…

Pegboard Furring Strips

Do you need furring strips for the pegboard? Yes, furring strips are necessary for your pegboard, but you may always hang your pegboard without them. If the pegboard is flush with the wall, you can’t hang anything on it or attach the pegboard hooks. Instead of furring strips, spacers are another option.  As a result,…

How to sharpen hand planer blades

Last updated on August 4th, 2022 at 09:04 pmCan you sharpen planer blades? Yes! Hand planer blades can be difficult to sharpen. Your planer’s blades have a different shape from standard utility knives. So, they need a different sharpening process. Hand planer blades are flat on one side and have a convex curve on the…

How to clean drum sander paper

Last updated on August 4th, 2022 at 09:06 pmYou don’t need to call in the pros to clean your drum sander paper. No, you don’t need to buy a special paper cleaner. No, you don’t need to do anything other than toss old paper with a new one, lay it flat on a flat surface,…

Alternative to sandpaper

Last updated on August 4th, 2022 at 09:07 pmWhile sanding woodwork, you’ve probably noticed that creating a smooth surface is often more hassle than it’s worth. Sanding creates dust, and as anyone who has opened a can of the stuff can tell you, the dust isn’t the kind of stuff that stays in the air…