3 BIG Reasons You Should Have A Table Stroke Sander In Your Garage As A Hobby Furniture Builder

Posted on: 25 August 2016

There is hardly anything more rewarding than creating something functional with your own two hands, which is why so many people find enjoyment in creating custom furniture pieces right in their garage. As a hobby furniture builder, you will likely consider taking the usual route of simply investing in a basic belt sander. However, one piece of equipment is well worth the investment even if you only build occasional pieces and that is a table stroke sander. Here are a few of the greatest advantages you can get by investing in a good table stroke sander for your hobby furniture building endeavors. 

Achieve your sanding processes much more quickly. 

Any furniture builder will tell you sanding is one part of the process that takes the most time, no matter if you are building a basic table or a complicated bed frame. While a stroke sander can take some getting used to at first, once you have mastered the art of operating this worthwhile equipment, you will cut your sanding time by at least half, and often times more. This is because the stroke sander offers a much larger sanding area, allowing you to sand larger surfaces quickly and evenly. 

Maintain the ideal amount of sanding pressure on every piece. 

If you are using an average belt sander, you don't have as much control over how much pressure you put on a piece of wood while you are sanding because it is often hard to gauge just how much pressure is being applied when working from above. On the other hand, a stroke sander puts the control of the pressure supplied solely in your hands. If you just need a quick zip of sanding to take off a few rough edges, you can lightly apply the wod to the sander. If you need some major sanding to take out knots in a piece of lumber, you simply apply more pressure when you put the wood to the sander.

Create cross-sanded pieces without a lot of effort. 

There will always be those furniture pieces that require heavy sanding to remove a great deal of material from the wood you are working with. For example, if you are working on creating a chair with a contoured backrest, you could spend hours using a sander and wood chisels to carve away the excess wood. A table stroke sander, especially with a new heavy-grit belt, will bite away all that extra wood you need removed rapidly.