What is a disk sander used for?
Consequently, how does a disc sander work?
The sander uses a rotating disc of sandpaper to smooth surfaces of timber products. The material is held against the sandpaper which slowly erodes the rough surfaces leaving a smooth and consistent finish. The Sander can also be used to improve the flatness of a surface in a technique known as linishing.
Additionally, where should your workpiece be placed when using a disc sander? ALWAYS hold the workpiece firmly on the table when sanding on the disc. AVOID kickback by sanding in accordance with directional arrows. Sand on downward side of disc. Sanding on the upward side could cause the workpiece to fly up causing injury.
Likewise, how do you use a disc sander safety?
Safety Rules for the Disc Sander
- Always wear proper eye and ear protection, and a dust mask.
- Turn on the MARK 7/MARK V, let the disc get up to speed, then feed the workpiece.
- Never reach over the disc or behind it while it's running.
- Always sand on the downward motion side of the disc ( Figure 17-3).
Who invented the sander?
Clarke shortly after the turn of the 20th century in Dallas, Texas. It seems that Clarke was growing tired of the rough spots on his elbows acquired from his frequent visits to his friendly neighborhood tavern. So, in 1916, he invented a sanding machine designed specifically for sanding and restoring wood bar tops.