An extremely handy addition to any turner's armory, the Sandmaster is used in conjunction with a lathe to put a fine finish on turned pieces. It eliminates the unsightly lines often associated with traditional hand sanding. As the disc is spinning it also reduces the clogging of the...
As the disc is spinning it also reduces the clogging of the abrasive. The Sandmaster comes complete with a covered 2" sponge pad with VELCRO® brand fasteners which allows for the easy changing of abrasive discs. It also includes 2" abrasives in 60,120, 180, 240 and 400 grit papers.
• An extremely handy addition to any turner's armory
• The Sandmaster is used in conjunction with a lathe to put a fine finish on turned pieces.
• Spinning disc reduces the clogging of the abrasive
Great for Pens
I use it to sand pens on my lathe before applying finish. The rotating head eliminates cross-grain scratching that can occur with regular sandpaper. Only problem is finding 400-grit discs. They come with the tool, but I haven't found them separately. However, 1500-grit micromesh is supposed to be equivalent to 400-grit sandpaper, and this tool works great with the micromesh discs to really put a smooth, polished finish on turned items like pens, seam rippers, kitchen tools with round handles, etc.
Put a Smooth Finish on Turned Bowls
Really uses up the higher number grit discs. Buy many of each grit.
A little disappointed
This is one of those tools I had high hopes for. Getting a good smooth finish on the inside of small bowls is difficult at best, so I thought this tool would make it easier. So far I find it to be inferior to the old fashion hand-held sandpaper technique I've always used. I haven't given up, though. I'm still working on developing my technique so as to make it work as advertised. It remains to be seen whether I'll be satisfied in the end.
I use it for most of my bowl turnings.