What kind of sander should I get to sand a variety of household projects? This weekend, I’ll be sanding the untreated pine interior of some fixed cupboards and shelves, with lots of tight, awkward corners. I'll also be sanding back spakfilla on masonry walls where I’ve filled in nail holes. I’m sanding so I can paint. Later on (in a few months) I might sand down some wood furniture. I don’t think I’ll use the sander for any exterior work. What kind of sander should I get AskMe – and why?
Background: I was leaning toward a mouse-style sander (like this
) because it’ll be a pain to get into all the nooks and crannies of the cupboard, but they don’t look very powerful, and it does look as though it would be annoying to sand larger projects with, such as the interior and exterior of a large cupboard. On the other hand, something like these
looks like things would move along quicker – but it’d be hard to get into all the nooks and crannies. Maybe I’m wrong? I don’t know!
Other maybe useful info: I don’t have and a lot of wrist/arm strength.
Degree of difficulty: Can’t buy online. Have to walk into the hardware store tomorrow and buy one. I live in a remote region of Australia, but there’s a reasonable range of power tools available. It doesn’t have to be Black & Decker – that’s just where I looked online for examples of the types I’ve seen.
Caveat: There is no way on God’s green earth I’m sanding by hand, no matter how much better it looks. (Maybe the odd corner, but more than that – no.)