Whether you use your MARK V’s Disc Sander for precision finishing in joinery operations or for “hogging-off” excess stock after a project has been assembled, here are four important pointers that you’ll want to kept in mind:
1. Always work on the down-stroke side of the disc to prevent grabbing and throwing of the workpiece.
2. Always use the right grit of sandpaper for the job. No “hogging” with fine grit paper!
3. A clean sandpaper disc is less likely to burn than one that’s loaded-up with sawdust and pitch. Use a disc cleaner, frequently. In fact, clogged sandpaper can actually cause so much friction and heat build-up that you can actually damage the steel disc itself!
4. A second or third Disc is a good investment. Have one set-up with each grit of sandpaper so you can quickly switch from one grit to another without having to peel off one grit and affix another.
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