What are Air Sanders?
Air sanders are tools powered by compressed air and they typically feature rotating, interchangeable pads as opposed to a sandpaper belt. Different attachment methods are used, including easy hook and loop, thread mounts, and elasticated bonnets. A variety of pads are also available, including options designed specifically for applications such as gritting, buffing, and polishing. It is also worth noting that different models also feature varying pressure ratings.
What are Air Sanders Used for?
They are ideal for applying a high-quality finish to wood and metal. Typical uses for air sanders include woodworking, sanding car bodywork, and applying a new finish to tables and other types of furniture. Such tasks would likely be highly time-consuming and labour-intensive without the assistance of an air sander.
Several different types of air sander are available, including:
- Dual-action sanders
- Belt sanders
- Angle sanders
- Compact disc sanders
- Dust-free sanders
When using an air sander, it is recommended to check the hose connection for potential leaks or damage before use to avoid hose failure while the tool is being used.