Sanders #3 Disk

Disk (Disc) Sander Safety

The disk sander comprises of a circular plate that normally operates in a vertical or horizontal position.

Portable units can be utilized in all planes. A cloth or paper-backed abrasive disk is attached to the plate with adhesive, cement or other medium. The diameter of the disk indicates the size of the machine. Common sizes range from 2½” to twelve inches.

Safe Practices:

  • Only the operator may turn the power on or off.
  • Hold the work securely.
  • Always sand on the down travel side of the disk.
  • Make adjustments only when the sander is at a dead stop.
  • Keep fingers away from the abrasive surface on the sander.
  • Feed the stock into the abrasive material at a moderate rate of feed and pressure.
  • Excessive pressure against the disk should be avoided.
  • Be sure the work is held firmly against the table.
  • Small stock 1″ or smaller in length should not be sanded.
  • Use the disk sander for sanding outside curves or angles only.
  • The disk sander is not to be used for joinery, squaring stock, etc.
  • The table should be adjusted so that it is no more than 1/8″ from the disk.
  • Make sure the disk is on properly. A dull or loose disk should be replaced or repaired immediately.
  • A 2″ margin of safety should be maintained at all times.
  • Any disk that is loose should be repaired or replaced immediately. Stop using when the disk is loose.

* Sand Safely – Sand Smooth *