Many woodworkers would probably agree that sanding is their least favorite part in woodworking. Aside from causing injury to your hands due to friction, using an incorrect type of sandpaper may cause dissatisfaction in your work and damage to the product. This is the why choosing the type of sandpaper to use is a vital step to consider in sanding.
It is important to remember that sandpapers work depending on your preference in terms of wood surface smoothness and not the other way around. Sandpapers have various types of coarseness, or grits, which are indicated in numbers.
The higher the number, the finer the sandpaper is. This gives you numerous options to choose from, which is difficult to do, especially if you don’t have an idea which sandpaper is suitable for your needs. So how will you know which one is appropriate to use? Should you just go on and buy them all? Watch this video to find out!
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