When you need to remove a lot of material in a short time, a belt sander is your go-to tool. Whether you’re in the market for your first belt sander or thinking about replacing one that you’ve had for awhile, there are a few things to think about before you do.
The size of a belt sander is measured by the width and length of the belt. A common size for home shop use is a 3″ x 21″ sander. This size offers a sizeable sanding area, without the fatigue generated by running a large machine.