What materials can I use with the sanders?
The sanders are primarily used to sand wood. It is ideal for sanding plywood and both hardwood and softwood timber. Never machine MDF (Medium Density Fibreboard) on the sanders. It creates fine dust which can cause damage to lungs.
The sander can also be used to machine plastics such as acrylic and polycarbonate. Plastic is prone to heating up during sanding. Plastics should be sanded slowly to avoid hot chips coming off and landing on your skin.
Sheet material is ideal for the sanders. Care must be taken when sanding round and irregular shaped material, such as tree branches. It might be necessary to make a jig to hold the object. This will stop the object being pulled out of your hand or your hand into being pulled into the sanding surface.