Similar in use to a thickness planer, a thickness sander allows you to achieve a consistent thickness across the length of a piece of wood.
|Status||Operational as of Jan 2019|
|Training||Highly Recommended - Easy to Damage|
|Usage Restrictions||Members Only, WOOD ONLY|
|If it Breaks||Unplug, Place Broken Sign on Tool, Contact Owner|
|Champion||See Compendium of Champions|
WOOD ONLY No metal, not even once!
The thickness sander is a rotating power tool that can generate large quantities of wood dust. All precautions for power tools, rotating power tools, and sanding should be followed, including, but not limited to: Eye protection, Breathing Protection, Environmental Dust Collection, Ear Protection, Skin Protection, No baggy/dangling clothing, long hair tied, etc.
Use push-sticks and take care for kickback.
Take special care not to raise the bed into the sanding drum, which will cause permanent damage.
Sandpaper is currently 120 grit, but 80 grit is probably more suitable if buying replacements.
Currently, seek Michael K. for training.
An alternative tool to consider is the planer. For 3mm on the thickness sander, expect 20 passes or more; the thickness sander excels against the planer on thin pieces, so if the final dimension of your piece is pretty thin, it is better to use the sander over the planer. If you are worried about tearout on the knots, you can go thickness sander
Note that the above is not an exhaustive list.
Any maintenance, repairs, relocations, changes, etc to the tool should be logged below with a note, date and who!
|Wiki entry created||Nov 25, 2016||Michael K.|
|Dismandled||2017||Michael K. and Mike Taylor|
|Replaced with Delta||2018||Michael K.|