Figure 3-26.-Portable disk sander.
models are usually 3 or 4 inches. Depending
make and model, belt lengths vary from 21
inches. Different grades of-abrasives are available.
The disk sander (figure 3-26) is a useful tool for
removing old finish, paint, and varnish from siding,
wood flooring, and concrete. For best results with a
disk sander, tip the machine lightly with just enough
pressure to bend the disk. Use a long, sweeping
motion, back and forth, advancing along the surface.
When using a disk sander, always operate it with both
The finish sander (figure 3-27) is used for light and
fine sanding. Two kinds of finish sanders are available.
One operates with an orbital (circular) motion (view A),
and the other has an oscillating (back and forth)
movement (view B).
Finish sanders use regular
abrasive paper (sandpaper) cut to size from full sheets.
Observe the following safety tips when operating
Make sure the sander is off before plugging it in.
Make sure that you use two hands if using the
Dont press down on the sander. The weight of
the sander is enough to sand the material.
Make sure the sander is disconnected when
Keep the electrical cord away from the area
Power Nailers and Staplers
There is a wide variety of power nailers and
A typical example of each is
shown in figure 3-28. A heavy-duty nailer is used for
Figure 3-27.-Two types of finish sanders: orbital (view A)
and oscillating (view B).
Figure 3-28.-Heavyduty pneumatic nailer (view A) and
pneumatic stapler (view B).