Sanding is a very critical to ensure smooth finish of wooden products. In this article, various sanding tools and material are described with applications
· Abrasive sand papers – These are papers which are used to smoothen the wooden surface or furniture. These are available in different grits ranging from 36 grit to 36000 grit. The grit is selected depending upon the application and end use, like raw sanding=100 to 220 grit. Sealer sanding- 150-360 grit. Fine sanding= 250-600 grit.Extra fine and smooth finish 600-1000 grit.
· Profile sanding wheels- All mouldings and profile shapes needs to be sanded using profile wheels on machine or even manual sanding. Hence profiled wheels are available in different and desired profiles as per our requirement from the manufacturers. Either profiled rubber wheels are used, or thin plastic wheels are used for backing of the abrasive paper.
· Sanding belts- All flat sanding is performed on sanding machine or wide-belt sanders. These are available in different widths, lengths and grit depending on the machine and application. The grit used is made of either aluminium oxide or silicon.