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One Page Tool Reference Sheet


The 6” disk sander is a power sander that rapidly rotates a circular piece of sandpaper counterclockwise. It is great for sanding wood and some plastics to a very flat surface. The disk has a radius of 6”, and the machine has a table perpendicular to the disc that helps to support the material during sanding


Sanding Length

This disk sander can sand up to a 6in (half the disk) portion of a work piece at a time

Sanding Angle

The resting table of the Disk Sanding can tilt between +45 and -45 degrees



  • Hard woods
  • Softwoods
  • Lumber
  • Ply and particle wood

Rigid Plastics

  • Delrin
  • Polycarbonate


Safety Glasses and closed toed shoes are required when using the Disk Sander. Loose articles of hair and clothing (lanyards, wallet chains, hoodie strings, etc). should be tied back/removed. Since sanding produces fine airborne particles, a dust mask is recommended.

Safety Features

There are two buttons for turning the machine on and off respectively. If you want to stop using the machine, press the red off button the side of the machine. In terms of safety, make sure you fingers are not near the sandpaper when sanding. Additionally, it is advised to not use the right side of the disc when sanding, as it will cause the part to be pushed up away from the table, and be hard to control.

How To Use This Tool


Operating Instructions and Parts Manual Disc, Belt and Combination Disc/Belt

Sanders. (2016, December). Retrieved from

Author Information

Article was written by Walker Poole

Last Updated: September 5 2018.

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