Belt v/s Random Orbital Sander for table

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Archer's picture
Joined: 2011-12-26 10:15
Belt v/s Random Orbital Sander for table
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I'll be building a farmhouse table in a couple months when we move and I'm collecting tools now. I was given an air powered random orbital sander for Christmas and am wondering if I should return it and get a good belt sander instead to work on the table top. Thoughts? Thanks!

claydowling's picture
Joined: 2011-01-26 17:28
Random Orbital

The random orbital is pretty good, and I'd stick with it. It you want to make the top really smooth and level a jointer plane is your best bet, but it's probably overkill unless you're going to be doing large panel glue ups.