Sanding and Sanding Tools

Ace Makerspace as a lot of sanding tools and equipment. Included on this page are all the sanding tools and important information about sanding in the workshop.

IMPORTANT. Wood sanding should only be done in the workshops! And only with dust collection.

Universal Adaptors for the Sanders

We have a set of universal adaptors for a variety of sanders. They are kept under the center workbench.

About Sanding at Ace

Avoiding toxic dust. This is an excellent resource for people to research potential sensitizing and toxic woods prior to bringing them into the shop. People should obviously avoid bringing in toxic materials, but posting to Slack if they’re going to be working with sensitizing or allergen-rich woods is the right thing to do.

Localize your dust. Some dust casting is unavoidable. If at all possible orient the sander so the cast is all going in the same direction. 

AMT308 Central Machinery Belt/Disc Sander June 15, 2021

  Manual: Freight & Harbor Uses 1″ x 30″ sanding belts Uses 5″ sanding discs Read more

AMT231 Ryobi 16/32 Drum Sander September 27, 2019

Maximum width of sanding: 16” (one pass), 32” (two passes) Maximum thickness of board: 5” Minimum thickness of board: 1/8” Minimum board length: 6” Feed rate: Variable (0-10 SFPM) Drum Size: 5” x 16” Drum Speed: 1725 R.P.M. Dust Ports: 2-1/2” with 4” adapter Model: Ryobi 55210 Make/Model: Manual PDF… Read more

AMT180 Decker Random Orbital Sander July 18, 2019

Make/Model: R0410LW Documentation:,RO410.pdf Logs Read more

AMT181 Ryobi Detail Sander July 18, 2019

Make/Model: DS-1000 Documentation:   Logs Read more

AMT133 Oscillating Edge/Belt Spindle Sander July 18, 2019

Make/Model: RIDGID Oscillating Edge/Belt Spindle Sander-EB4424 Documentation: Full Manual Sanding belt size is 4″ x 24″: Amazon Link Sanding drums are 4 1/2″ x (1/2″, 3/4″, 1″, 1 1/2″, 2″): Amazon Link The sander is set up on its own station back by sheet goods storage and is connected to… Read more

AMT142 Dust Kit – Universal small port hose kit July 18, 2019

Make/Model: Dust Right, model #48212 Documentation: Plus various other adaptors. Logs Read more

AMT116 Dewalt Palm Grip Sander and Template July 18, 2019

Make/Model: Dewalt DW411 Documentation: Manual  A greatly appreciated loan from James B. Dewalt 1/4 Finish Sander Status Read more

AMT117 Belt Sander July 18, 2019

Model: Harbor Freight Chicago Electric 69860 Documentation:  Takes 3″ x 21″ Sanding belts Manual: 69859 Manual PDF     A greatly appreciated donation from Rob C.     Read more