You’ve seen us use a 75mm belt sander before, and this one is its big brother.
Naturally, it has a wider belt and much bigger “contact patch” so you can sand
large areas faster. It also has more grunt (1350 watts) to power off material
But the big difference is the sanding tray. This device is like a set of
training wheels, but it’s not for learners, it helps to keep the sander
perfectly upright so you won’t get gouges or a wavy, uneven finish. It also
makes it possible to sand off the thinnest possible amount, so you won’t sand
right through thin veneers.
Kevin also found that the sanding tray helped the sander to glide over the
surface, taking all the effort out for the operator. He sanded off just the
thickness of the lacquer on a large oak veneered table top, without a gouge in
Practice with a belt sander
before attacking your favourite furniture. They can sand off lots of timber very
quickly, so it pays to get the hang of it on something sacrificial first.
The Ryobi 100mm Belt Sander and all other tools from the Ryobi range are
available at all leading hardware stores.