In our daily life or modern life, we cannot think without a sander. But we don’t enjoy this typical sanding process with the sandpaper. But with the power tool, you can do the same job quickly and much more finished job. However, the wrong tool can be a nightmare for your job. So, to get a good result, find out the perfect tool for your project.
Sanding is an essential aspect to great wood floors since they can help to repair, restoring, or refinishing hardwood floors. Both the orbital sander and the belt sander can do almost the same job, but they are a pretty different tool as well. They are both power tools and are using sandpaper to smooth and shape wood. But, they also have various applications and specialty.
So, here I am trying to give the differences between the belt sander and the orbital sander. This article may help you to purchase the right tool.
What is Right For Your Needs
Here I am giving the quick comparison between the two sanders, Belt sander and the Orbital sander.
Quickly remove a large number of materials from the workpiece
With this sander, you can achieve a smooth surface finishing, especially for the corners.
A loop sand belt moves continuously and circulates between the two rotating drums.
A rectangular head can move in orbital motion and also remove the materials.
This device can cover a large area
It can give good finishing on corners and edges.
Work best for flat and large surface
Use this for cutting standard sheets, also suitable for surface finishing. Not suitable for the large surface.
Difficult to control
You can control easily compare with the belt sander
Remove the materials quickly
Low material removal capacity
In my opinion, the best belt sander is the Makita
In my opinion, the best Orbital sander is the Dewalt
Mainly two types of the belt sander. Like- Stationary and another one is Handheld
Orbital sander also divided into two types. Like- The regular orbital sander or the sheet sander and the other one is the random orbital sander
Have a powerful motor
The motor is less powerful compared with the belt sander
From the above quick comparison, we can see that both of the sander is suitable and helpful as they are doing different types of work. When you use the belt sander, you have to pay close attention; otherwise, it will create a risk. Orbital sander uses a high grit of sandpaper to do its finishing job. So, based on your job, you have to select the power sending tool. This article will help to improve your foundation about these two types of the sander.