How much more agressive is a belt sander than a low grit random orbit?
Hi. I've never used a belt sander but have been thinking about getting one to finish some end grain cutting boards.
Previously ive been flattening with a router followed by the random orbit, starting at, I think 60 grit at top speed. The first stage of random orbit sanding can be very slow though.
If I were to use a belt sander would it cut down the sanding time by say 1/2 or more?
While ive opened this topic, maybe someone could help me with orbit sanding. Is the best idea to keep it spinning at full speed when in contact with wood? I've just been using light pressure but not really sure whats best.
Thanks in advance.