Question about sanding wood

Anybody have a tip on how to sand smooth many small discs of wood? Rather than do it all by hand with sanding paper I mean…
Is there a (cheap) sanding tool that I can purchase? Not something like the Dremel, Im thinking more about something with a flat sanding
Thanks anybody that will answer.

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Mindmapper12 years ago

what about using a tumbler?

marcellahella (author)  Mindmapper12 years ago

What is it?

like stone tumbler but with scraps of sanding paper or an abraisive grit. Left running will soon smooth edges.

It might work, but it will also round off edges (which may be a good thing or bad, depending on the final use).

marcellahella (author)  Kiteman2 years ago

Yes, I don't want to round the edges too much. I think I will just buy the vertical disk sander, as soon as I decide myself to spend the money…

But did you ever use one electric belt sander

Or heard about them, and know if they work well?

I attached a photo of what I need those sanders for.



Those power files wouldn't be good for objects this size - you'll end up stripping the skin off your fingers.

marcellahella (author)  Kiteman2 years ago

Not even the vertical disk sander? Or that one is fine?

marcellahella (author)  marcellahella2 years ago

Sorry, my english is not very accurate, so I don't know if with "those power files" you meant the one on the link I posted, or in general you refer about all the power sander are not good for such small objects…

Anyways thank you for answering so many times!

The thing you posted images of is a "power file". It is narrow, and hand-held, so is dangerous to use on small items.

The disc sander is much safer to use for small items, and is my personal recommendation for your requirements.

marcellahella (author)  Kiteman2 years ago

Ok than. Thank you.

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