The Best Detail Sander: Building a Doghouse, Part I

Posted onMay 31, 2017 in Uncategorized

Now this is not strictly related to Biewers, but something I thought I’d cover on this blog anyway since the question came up when I was building my first doghouse.

When it comes to choosing the best product that fits your purposes, hearing advices from experienced users is much needed. Of course, we can’t just go to a store and pick a detail sander without having any idea on how it will actually work on real situations. I used the reviews over at Woodworkify to choose the best detail sander for my woodworking projects.

So, with those things being said, we are going to discuss about how to choose the best detail sander for your woodworks. We are not going to talk about the complicated technicalities involved in detail sanders since those things will only add to your confusion. Simplifying things would be a better route.


The power of the detail sander is one of the most important features that should be checked if you want to purchase one. It depends on how serious you are on your woodworking activity. If you are already have a lot of experience using this kinds of machines, you can definitely go with high-powered detail sanders.

However, if you are still new to these type of activities, then you should aim for more control. You can choose detail sanders with lesser power but provide more control. Multi-purpose tools are quite popular since they do more functions apart from sanding. But, they do have more power.


What type of detail sander do you specifically need? Well, as usual it depends on the situation on which you intend to use the sander. If you think that you will be working on projects with a number of edges and corners, you would be better with a smaller finish sander. Larger projects will most likely require a palm sander, which will make you feel comfortable while doing the task.

Corded vs. Cordless Detail Sander

This topic is a matter of personal preferences, but we will talk about its effect on your woodworking activities. Well, if you have a corded detail sander, the distance from the outlet to the object that you are working on will be limited. But, if you have a cordless detail sander, you will have the freedom to choose the location of your woodworking activity. Also, the absence of wires gives you less hassle.


Of course, you would want a detail sander that doesn’t weigh that much. Imagine if you are doing woodworks that requires great maneuverability, a heavy detail sander will most likely affect your performance and tire you out easily. However, the quality of the tool is still the most important of all the features – the best detail sander will combine all those features, but will not necessarily be cheap.

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