To keep sandpaper on an oscillating finishing sander from tearing and make it faster and easier to change out the sheets of sandpaper.

  • Prevent Sandpaper from Tearing: Move the sander back and forth from front to back on the sander, rather than side to side, to prevent the edge of the sandpaper from catching and tearing on the grain of the wood.
  • Multiple Sheets of Sandpaper: When replacing the sandpaper on a finishing sander, stack two or three sheets together and clamp them on the sander at one time. Once the bottom sheet of sandpaper is worn out, simply tear it off to expose the next sheet without having to stop and replace it.

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Joe Truini is a contractor, author, and the host of “Simple Solutions” on Today’s Homeowner TV and the weekly Today’s Homeowner radio show. He has worked on both large commercial projects and residential remodeling, and has written for national publications such as This Old House and Popular Mechanics. He has also written eight books, including three best-selling shed-building books. Joe lives in Connecticut with his family and enjoys hiking, traveling, and baseball in his spare time.

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