The first power tools most hobbyist woodworkers own are drills and saws. Though it’s possible to build a house with hand tools, let’s face it: Some things are a lot easier to accomplish with a cordless drill and a circ saw. Generally, though, when woodworkers head back to the store for the second round of purchasing, they usually find themselves considering sanders — like this 31-120 disc sander from Delta.
The 31-120 is a 1/2 horsepower 12” disc sander. It features a built-in dust collection port (located at the lower left rear of the unit) and an attached table that tilts with 90 and 45 degree stop locks. The 31-120 also has a cast-iron base with pre-drilled holes for bench mounting.
You can fit the disc with any round 12” grit sandpaper, and swapping paper looks pretty simple.
If the projects in your future call for a lot of angled sanding — and trust us, they eventually will — a disc sander like this can save a great deal of time and make short work some long hours spent hand sanding.
Street pricing starts at $175.