Prevent “Slippage” While Sanding

How to prevent pieces of wood from sliding around and flying off during the sanding process

Sanding Wood With a fence to prevent slippage | Construction Pro Tips
Construction Pro Tips

A belt sander is great at smoothing out a board fast. It’s also great at launching a board across the workshop. Prevent this from happening by clamping down a piece of scrap wood behind the board you’re sanding. The fence will be more than enough to keep your piece from flying off in any unwanted directions. Find a fence board thinner than the one you’re sanding so you can sand all the way to the edge. To see this tip in action, watch the video below.

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