STEP 3: BASIC OPERATION 1 - FREEHAND DISC SANDING
When performing ANY disc sanding operation, ALWAYS sand using the DOWN side of the disc, as sanding on the up side of the disc will result in a dangerous situation where the workpiece will be lifted off the table's surface.
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With the worktable about 1/8" away from the sanding disc, use one hand to grasp the workpiece near the end to be sanded -- and the other hand to safely maintain a firm grip on the opposite end of your board as you feed it into the rotating disc.
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Now that you've completed free hand sanding with your disc sander, CLICK HERE to move on to the second common sanding operation, Sanding Two Boards To Identical Lengths
- Knowing Your Machine
- Getting Ready
- Table Saw
- Drill Press
- Horizontal Boring
- Disc Sanding
- Over-Table Router
- Under-Table Shaper
- Making a Project