This weekend, I plan to sand the nasty blackness off of the living room ceiling beams and the upstairs collar ties. I tried to do so the other night with my spanking new $79 DeWalt orbital palm sander, but it wasn’t tough enough. After watching some how-to vids on youtube, I realized that what I needed was a belt sander, a hard-working fast-moving tool for really stripping things down. So yesterday I went to Lowe’s and picked up a $59 Black & Decker belt sander and some 40 grit belts.
Now I’m back on youtube for tips on how to use the thing. The first two videos I looked at were pretty funny because the two guys could not be more different. Check it out:
Ok, pretty much what I expected. Now check out this cool dude version: