Belt sanders are not used all that often in excellent woodworking. Most of the time, when making a part of furniture or woodwork project, other tools is used to design a part of the project in a rather accurate way. A belt sander’s strength is taking off huge quantities of stock from the face of wood easily.

How to Use a Belt Sander

That being said, there is still a belt sander in every woodworker’s shop. They just may not need to use it very often. For example, a belt sander is excellent for developing rounded forms on little items of stock, by clamping the belt sander upside-down and using it as a fixed sander.

How to Use a Belt Sander By Hand:

When using a belt sander manually to start the smooth area. First, make sure that your outfits are absolute, out of the way. Belt sanders have a lot of twisting, so loose-fitting outfits should be kept well clear of the belt sander.

Begin by activating the belt sander and enabling the motor to get up to full speed. Then using two arms (one on the trigger handle and the other on the head handle for stability)convenience the belt sander down with a minor head movement. The back roller should get in touch with the wood first, and then set the rest of the sanding with their face down onto the wood.

The belt will usually get the wood and drive the belt sander ahead, so you will need to hang on rather firmly. Work the belt sander with the feed of the wood as much as possible, and do not allow it to keep in one place. A belt sander, particularly one with a very tight belt, can split through an incredible quantity of stock in a short time, so keep the belt sander moving.

Stop and examine the improvement regularly. When you use a belt sander, it is much better to operate in a little amount to use light pressure on the belt sander than to force down and split through the wood, only to go away an indentation that needs to be fixed later.

Stationary Sanding:

Another well-known use of a belt sander is to lock the belt sander benefit down on a jobs desk, then use it as a fixed sander. This works well for sanding items that are more compact or for forming forms on the sides of wood, although it is a rather obscure technique for doing so. Simply lock the belt sander to the table, lock the trigger into the “on” place, and keep your wood against the rotating belt to build the preferred type.

NOTE: A fixed belt sander can even be used as a difficult device knife sharpener for crushing the face of plane irons, chisels, and gouges.

Changing the Belts:

When modifying the belt on a belt sander, always detach the cable before beginning. A belt sander will have a release handle on either side that will release the tension between the back and front side roller. Once you release the tension, slide the sanding belt off the paint rollers. To implement a new belt, middle a new belt onto the paint rollers, release the handle, connect the belt sander and away you go!