Over 70 percent of the 59 respondents in this category reported using, in ascending order, routers, drill presses, belt sanders
, planers and table saws.
come in sizes of 2-1/2" to 4" wide belts; 3" wide is the most common size.
The Butfering Optimat cross belt sanders
, available from Stiles Machinery, can be used in any size shop.
are the big, powerful gorillas of the sanding world.
Equipped with optional sanding brushes or belt sanders
, the CCS first prepares substrates for coating.
Most stationary tools are expensive and space hungry, but they can save hours of time over smaller tools like hand planes and belt sanders
. When you need an occasional helping hand, find a cabinet shop that's willing to plane, sand, shape and rip the work that you bring in.
are versatile tools; you'll find them in the cabinetmaker's shop and the carpenter's truck.
Machines being exhibited and demonstrated at AWFS in Las Vegas include: automatic and feed-through postforming machines, glue spreaders, hot and cold roller presses, hot and cold hydraulic presses, 3-D laminating presses, material handling equipment, postforming miter saws and introducing Patriot wide belt sanders
may work the fastest, finishing sanders may work the smoothest, and hand sanding may be the most accurate - but the new random orbital sanders do a darn good job on all three fronts.