Terms of the Trade: What Is a Sanding Block? Terms of the Trade: What Is a Sanding Block?

This simple tool is used to make sanding large areas of wood easy and less time-consuming. It also prevents waves in the wood’s surface that can occur without the even pressure of a block. The sandpaper attaches to or is wrapped around the surface of the block for easy smoothing. Most blocks are ergonomically shaped to make the task easy on the hand.

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