Tool Primer Series
In this on-going series, I discuss the tools of the woodworking trade, starting with the most common tools and topics. I often write these articles in response to the numerous questions my students have in my woodworking courses at TX/RX Labs & at my school makerspace.
The 5480. Simple, clean, simple.
Power Sanding Tools:
from R to L: oscillating tool with sander head, belt sander, random orbital sander, inline 1/4″ sander
This saw has been outfitted with a wood fence. I screw it into the metal fence, then run a test cut. I end up with a perfect kerf which tells me exactly where my cut line will be and a strong surface for clamping. I can also mark it for individual projects, such as cutting pen blanks.