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Sanders are electric or pneumatic tools that allow realize the sanding process efficiently and effectively way, obtaining high productivity compared to manual sanding process.

Within the paint area the painter has 2 basic tools, the paint gun and sander. The sanding process is approximately 65% of the time spent in repairing and painting cars, hence the importance lies in the knowledge, selection and use of the correct sanders and sandpaper in each type of work within the paint area.

The sander is a machine that reproduce the elliptical movement performed with a hand sanding, sanders use an dry sanding process where the dust generated during the operation is absorbed through the holes that have both the sandpaper and sander itself, dust absorption occurs through the use of suction devices (portable or fixed) which absorb and deposit all the dust in a warehouse for subsequent cleaning, preventing dispersion of dust from the environment.

The main advantages of using sanders are:

As main disadvantage is the difficult presented by these machines for sanding in areas with difficult access and edges, where it is necessary sanding by hand.

During its use is very important that sander work always f on the surface and not push hard on it, due it produce that the sander will work at lower rpm and reducing the life of the sandpaper, having to use too much sandpaper and a increasing the sanding time.

Classification and examples of sanders

The market offers a wide range of different sanders, can be classified according to:

Sanders by type of movement that reproduces:

Sanders by type of sandpaper:

For the power supply:


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