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A Comprehensive Guide to Buying a Floor Sander

If you are considering buying a floor sander, then this post is for you. There are many different types of sanders to choose from, so it can be difficult to know which one would work best for your needs. We have compiled all the information that you will need before making any decisions about your purchase in this blog post!

Know your budget

The first thing you need to do is figure out what your budget is. This will help narrow down your options and make it easier to find the best floor sander for your needs.

Types of sanders

There are three main types of sanders: belt sanders, orbital sanders, and drum sanders. Belt sanders are the most powerful, orbital sanders are the easiest to control, and drum sanders tend to be more expensive.

Belt Sanders

The belt sander is considered by many to be one of the best options for heavy duty projects like stripping old floors or polishing wood surfaces. They can also remove paint from walls if you are careful. Belt sanders come in both handheld and stationary models, and they can be quite expensive.

Orbital Sanders

Orbital sanders are a popular choice for smaller projects because they are easy to control and don't leave swirl marks on the surface like some other types of sanders can. They also tend to be less expensive than most other options. Orbital sanders are handheld, and they can be used on wood or metal surfaces.

Drum Sanders

The drum sander is the best option for larger projects like refinishing an entire floor because they offer a lot of power without being too difficult to handle. Drum sanders come in both stationary and handheld models, but they are more expensive than other types of sanders. Drum sanders can be used on wood or metal surfaces.

Know your surface type

It is important to understand that certain sander options will work better with specific types of flooring materials. For example, drum sanders may not work well on hardwood floors, and handheld belt sanders may not be a good choice for projects that involve stripping paint from walls.

Know your power

The amount of power you need will depend on the type of project you have in mind. For example, if you are looking to strip floors or polish wood surfaces then having a heavy duty sander is important. But if you are just looking to sand a small area then an orbital sander will likely be sufficient.

How much noise does it make when in operation ?

The last thing you want is a sander that makes so much noise that it's difficult to concentrate. Make sure to read reviews of the sanders you are considering to see how much noise they make when in use. Some sanders have built-in mufflers to help reduce the amount of noise they make.

Does it have a dust collection system built-in?

Another important consideration is how well the sander collects dust. If you are working on a project that involves a lot of sanding, then having a sander with a good dust collection system is essential to keep your work area clean.


There are a lot of different factors to consider when purchasing a floor sander. By knowing your budget, surface type, and power requirements you can easily find the best option for your needs. Be sure to also consider how much noise the sander makes and whether or not it has a dust collection system built-in. Taking all these things into consideration will help you find the perfect floor sander for your needs.

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