Sand & Grind – Overview of Our Expert Articles

Sanding plaster wall with sandpaper

Can You Sand Plaster (by Hand or with a Sander)?

Plaster is a gypsum-, lime- or cement-based building material that is used in construction and DIY projects. It is a common material for walls, ceilings or decorative elements. When you wish to make a plaster surface smooth or even remove it entirely, you might wonder whether it is possible to sand plaster. The short answer continue reading

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How to Sand Corners (by Hand or with a Sander)

Sanding corners by hand can be tedious and hard work for most woodworking amateurs and professionals alike. Learning how to sand corners, wood, and hardwood floors is important if you want to complete one of the final steps in the overall woodworking process. In this guide, we are sharing some useful and practical tips with continue reading

Planer and Sander power tools

Planing vs. Sanding – What Is the Difference?

Planing and Sanding are the two common methods of removing excess wood from a job, reducing the thickness of a work piece and finishing the surface smoothly. In this article, we are providing an overview of both techniques, their pros and cons as well as the tools needed. Planing What Is Wood Planing? The term continue reading

A random orbital sander used to sand a wood surface

Best Random Orbital Sander Reviews (updated for 2020)

The random orbital sander is the perfect companion for most carpentry and DIY jobs. Thanks to it, we can finish the work and refine the details of our projects. People can smoothen the edges and remove the remains of varnish or paint. This tool will be your best asset to get professional finishes. Compared to continue reading

how to use a grinder

How to Use an Angle Grinder (for Metal, Tiles and Knives)

For those who do a lot of wood, metal or construction work, an angle grinder is an essential tool. You’ll see them in most workshops or building sites where they are used to polish metal or remove excess pieces of material. If you’re new to these types of power tools, you might be wondering how continue reading

A carpenter is Sanding a wooden workpiece.

Orbital Sander vs Random Orbit Sander: What Are the Differences?

A carpenter is sanding a wooden workpiece. At first glance, the principle of operation of sanding machines is the same. They smoothen the surface of a material with an abrasive tool. However, you need to clearly understand the purpose of each type of these power tools if you want to make an informed choice. In each specific continue reading

How to sand concrete

How to Sand Concrete with a Sander/Grinder or by Hand

There are many ways to finish a concrete countertop, a concrete floor, or other objects. All these methods can make the concrete finish look classy and professional. Whether you’ve bought a precast concrete countertop or you’re adventurous enough to try and pour your own, you’re probably seeing tiny imperfections and wondering how to sand concrete. continue reading

best belt sander

Best Belt Sander Reviews: The Answer To A Smoother Result!

If you are looking to smooth down large surfaces, especially ones that are really rough, and are looking to purchase a tool specifically tailored to carrying out the job, then the best belt sander is likely to be exactly what you are looking for. Sanding can be an unforgiving job, and investing in a decent continue reading

Sanding a concrete wall

Expert Reviews: 4 Best Stone & Concrete Grinders / Sanders

If you plan to polish or sand the surface of a granite countertop, a cement-composite floor or a concrete wall, you likely do not want to do it manually by using sand paper. Concrete and stone sanders will be the right tools for this kind of job. They are also called concrete grinders or concrete continue reading

a man grinding concrete on a construction site

How to Grind Concrete

Whether you like to have an exposed concrete floor or whether you have recently bought a precast concrete product like a concrete countertop: you might not appreciate the roughness of the concrete surface. However, it does not need to be like that: You can make the surface of concrete much more appealing yourself with grinding and continue reading

Orbital Sander vs Palm Sander

Orbital Sander vs Palm Sander

Wood sanders are an invaluable tool used by woodworkers to alter the final finish and appearance of a woodwork project or by home owners to refinish wooden floors. There are, though, plenty of different ones to choose from and it can be tricky to know the benefits of using an orbital sander vs palm sander. continue reading