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Thickness Sander

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
Hackable NO
Brand Delta
Usage Restrictions Members Only, WOOD ONLY
Owner Michael Kessler
If it Breaks Unplug, Place Broken Sign on Tool, Contact Owner
Loan Status Semi-Permanent
Arrival Date 2018
Location Workshop
Value $$$
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.

Maintenance Log

Any maintenance, repairs, relocations, changes, etc to the tool should be logged below with a note, date and who!

Note Date Who
Wiki entry created Nov 25, 2016 Michael K.
Dismandled 2017 Michael K. and Mike Taylor
Replaced with Delta 2018 Michael K.
tool/thickness_sander.txt · Last modified: 2019/02/05 22:35 by mike