Used Sanders For Sale
Sanders come in a wide variety of types, and sizes, which means that you are going to end up using them for quite a few different situations. In order to make sure that you are using the right tool for the job, and working as efficiently as possible, you will want to take the time to go over some of the different types of sanders that you will come across when you are looking for used sanders for sale. It should help you save some time, as well as some money by keeping you from purchasing too many of the wrong types of tools for the work that you are doing on a regular basis.
Types Of Sanders
Block Sander – A block sander is a hand held sander, mainly used for large areas such as when you are finishing drywall, or sanding down large pieces of flat furniture. The sander is designed much like a rectangular sponge, and contains a rough, abrasive surface. You are required to use your own power in order to sand properly, but the design of the block allows you to get into smaller areas much easier.
Pole Sander – A pole sander is much like a block sander, expect that it is attached to a long, usually extendable pole. The pole allows you to reach much higher areas than you would normally be able to, without having to climb up and down a ladder, and move it from place to place. Pole sanders are most typically used in drywall applications, where you are sanding along the top seams near the ceiling, or on higher walls that would be hard to reach.
Belt Sander – A belt sander is the general duty sander used in a wide variety of applications. You can find these sanders in everything from a wood working shop, to a metal fabrication shop, and home renovation contractor’s toolboxes. The tool contains two rollers that you attach a belt of sandpaper to, and the motor spins the rotors, allowing you to reach quite a bit more surface area in a shorter period of time than you are able to reach with other types of sanders.
Orbital Sander – An orbital sander is a hand held sander that contains a small motor, and a pad that holds the sanding discs on. The motor spins the small discs, allowing you to reach quite a large area using minimal effort. These types of sanders are typically used for large surfaces, and areas where a belt sander would burn the material that you are working with.
Random Orbital Sander – A random orbital sander is designed almost the exact same way as an orbital sander, with the motor turning a small pad that holds the sandpaper discs. The major difference between a random orbital sander and a standard orbital sander is that the discs do not only spin in one motion. Instead of the motor spins, and rotates around, creating an offset sanding patter that works better to break up heavier materials such as thick stain, and oil based paints.
Bench Sanders – Bench sanders are much larger than the previously mentioned models, and as a result are some of the most expensive that we are covering. They are, as the name implies, stored on a bench, and have a wide range of uses. Most metal fabrication shops will utilize a bench sander to clean up rough edges on the metal that they have cut.
Drum Sanders – Drum sanders are built much like a vacuum cleaner, and a belt sander rolled into one. These types of sanders are most commonly used for sanding down large surface areas, such as when you are refinishing hardwood floors. There is a vacuum on the back end of the sander that keeps the dust level down, while the large drum in the front operates like a belt sander, removing away the material that you are working on.
Hand Held Sanders – Hand held sanders are, as the name implies, smaller tools that can be operated in one hand, without having to worry about burning the materials as easily. A great example of a hand held sander is a Dremel tool with their wide variety of attachment heads.