Two-Handed Sander

Tool: 5″ Random Orbit Sander BO5041k [Buy Now]  Manufacturer: Makita MSRP: $89.00 Ever wish you had an extra handle on your sander? Not for extra pressure—that would create unwanted swirl [...]

Sander Circle Jig

I find myself needing a lot of small circles for use on wooden toys. When I cut those disks out with a circle-cutting jig on the band saw, the edge is a little too rough, so I’ve made a fixture [...]

DEROS Random-orbit Sander

Tool: DEROS Manufacturer: Mirka MSRP: $625 Editor’s note: This review originally appeared in the April 2015 issue of Popular Woodworking. The tool is still available and just as great as [...]

Arbortech Contour Random Sander

Tool: Contour Sander Manufacturer: Arbortech MSRP: $79 I’ve been building a stacked-lamination piece with plenty of concave and convex curves that require a good deal of sanding. Arbortech’s new [...]

Makita’s Sander is Built for Comfort

Tool: BO5041 Random-orbit Sander Manufacturer: Makita MSRP: $89.00 If you’re tired of sanding for extended periods with your palm stretched across the top of a random-orbit sander, and your [...]

Bosch 1250DEVS Random Orbital Sander

Tool: 1250DEVS Random Orbital Sander Buy Now Manufacturer: Bosch MSRP: $250 My wife and I purchased our first home just over a year ago – a spectacular farmhouse that has been cared for by [...]

Sand Curves With Ease

Sand Curves With Ease Sanding is one of those necessary evils we all face as woodworkers. That’s why we flock to any tool that promises to make the job easier. Craftsman new Oscillating Spindle [...]

Dual Drum Sander Plus

Dual Drum Sander Plus Want to cut sanding time in half? If you do any kind of production work, the SuperMax 25 x 2 Dual Drum Sander is worth a serious look. Chances are if you’re in the [...]

Super-Size Disc Sander

Editor’s Note: This item no longer appears to be available. A 15″ disc sander, like the new 15-205 from General International, is a great addition to any shop if you’ve got room [...]

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