Sanding usually stands out as my least favorite part of a project — I’m sure I’m not alone. And though sanding flat surfaces is bad enough, the tedious detail work can really kill me. These handy little sanding sticks from Excel Hobby Blade aim to make detail sanding a little easier.
A belt of sandpaper wraps around the 6-1/4″ sanding stick, which is made of impact resistant plastic. The belt rotates to keep fresh sandpaper where you need it — at the taper, the flat sides, or the rounded end. A spring-loaded tensioner keeps the 1/4″ x 12-3/4″ belt in position and makes the belt easy to remove and replace. You can use the aluminum oxide belts for either wet or dry sanding.
Expect to pay $4 to $5 for a single sanding stick with an extra belt. For $22 Woodcraft also sells a kit including four color-coded sanding sticks and five sanding belts in each of the following grits: 80, 120, 180, and 240.
Sanding Sticks [Excel Hobby Blade]
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Sanding Stick Kit [Woodcraft]
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