As every woodworker knows, a good sanding block is an essential tool in their toolbox. There are many types of sanders, such as belt, orbiter and simple 1/4″ sheets. The author of this article prefers the American made “Preppin Weapon Sanding block” which uses 1/4″ strips of sandpaper with metal clips that sell for around $24. It’s fun, sturdy and ergonomic. Another less expensive option is the many you can find on Amazon for around $10. They come by many brands, but are less sturdy and more susceptible to breakage. this model requires you to cut the 1/4″ sheets and trim the leftover off as waste. Of the 2, the Preppin weapon is the better option and cheaper in the long run.
- The Preppin’ Weapon Sanding Block makes fore an excellent tool to finish any wood project. Although it is expensive it is fun, easy to use, and solid in weight.
- There are many types of sanding blocks on the market. One option is a basic block from Amazon that despite its cheap price tag is a decent product.
- The sanding block from Amazon comes under many brand names. It is hollow plastic with metal clamps and a standard rubber sole.
“The clamping tabs are working well and the rubbery sole underneath is still flexible and all in one piece.”