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How to get the best sanding results

  1. How to get the best sanding results

    The quality of the sanding result depends on various factors. It’s important to replace worn sanding sheets in good time, for instance. And we’d never recommend using the same sanding sheet for wood and metal. You should also take the grain size of the sanding sheet into account.
  2. Switch on the orbital sander before the sanding base comes into contact with the workpiece. Guide the tool along the work surface parallel to it, rather than at an angle, to avoid making unsightly sanding marks. A straight movement with the grain of the wood produces the best results when finishing bare wood and when you want an extra fine finish.
  3. It’s also important not to apply too much pressure when sanding. If you push too hard on the sander the results will be less good, the sanding sheet will wear faster and you’ll tire yourself out unnecessarily. Some orbital sanders are equipped with a pressure indicator, so you can immediately see whether you need to apply more or less pressure to get the best result.
  4. Moreover, you can adjust the speed on some orbital sanders. This really helps get good results on various materials. You can test the tool speed on a piece of waste material before you start to determine the right speed for your job.