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Hand Sander

Smooth surface of wooden article preparatory to finishing.

What does a Hand Sander do?

Smooths surface of wooden articles, such as furniture parts, mirror frames, caskets, and cabinet panels preparatory to finishing, or between finish coats, using sandpaper and steel wool. Feels surface of sanded article for smoothness. May scrape article with chisel or scraper to remove burrs, splinters, and excess glue. May mark defects, such as knotholes, cracks, and splits to facilitate repair of article. May be designated Finish Sander; First-Coat Sander.