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Shop-Made Edge Sander

By: Chris Fitch
This shop-built edge sander makes quick work of tough sanding jobs. Plus, it is constructed from common hardware and materials, so it is both practical and affordable.

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Any tool that can help take the drudgery out of sanding is a welcome addition to most shops. A large edge sander is a perfect example. But many of us don’t have the funds for an expensive, dedicated stationary tool like this. So when our design team proposed this shop-made version, I knew we’d hit the jackpot for both practicality and affordability. You can build this sander from common materials like 3/4" plywood and then just add a motor, switch, some hardware, and a sanding belt and you are ready to get to work.

Published: Nov. 29, 2018
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