This shows VideoJug viewers the correct way to use a belt sander, especially on larger pieces of wood. Instructions are given to when to change the belt of the belt sander, so you won't just be aimlessly sanding and wasting your time. More tips on what to look for will have you on your way to smooth professional sanding on your own.
Now, I'm going to show you how to use the belt sander. This is a hand held electric belt sander. It's very good for sanding rough wood, doing the first kind of sanding or if you just need to just sand loads.
So, it's a good sander to start with. So, here I've got a pipe which is connected to a dust extractor, which switches itself on as soon as you turn the power on, so that's handy to get rid of all the dust, so here goes. So, apply even pressure, go backwards and forwards, and then we'll change to a different sander afterwards.
So, the belt sander is very good for larger surfaces, rough kind of work, because there's a lot of sanding area here and once you get to a point where it doesn't really sand too much, and there's a lot of resin, like you can see on here, this is when you know that you need to change the belt. Another thing to keep in mind when you are using a belt sander is to hold it nice and evenly and not dig in, in any particular area because, it's very rough and it can sink and make indentations that you might, well, that you won't want. So keep it nice and flat and straight and don't leave it in one spot for too long as it wants to dig itself in.
So, that's how to use a belt sander. .