Spindle Sander


A spindle sander is a complementary tool to the disc sander and the belt sander. It works best for sanding concave curves on sheet material or solid wood. 
In model building, the spindle sander is used to work on prototypes and sand iso curves for landscape models.

Spindle Sander Overview

 #1 Power switch
#2 Sanding spindle
#3 Securing knob, 0_45°
#4 Table insert

Machine Handling

    How To

    Use the bandsaw to cut your workpiece roughly to shape before sanding, and do not try to remove all material with the spindle sander. This practice will save you time and effort in your model-making endeavors. Make sure to support your work on the machine table at all times.

    As part of safe working procedures, we recommend using both hands and applying only light pressure to remove material. Move the workpiece to avoid heat accumulation, and let the machine do the work for you. This gives you better control over your actions and results in a neater job. 

    Always make sure to use the correct size spindle for the work you do. Contact our staff if you see that the spindle is too large or too small and needs changing to work for the type of radii you want to achieve. 

    Acceptable Materials

    Available Machines

    • Diameter: 100mm
    • Max. height: 160mm
    • Rotation speed: 1440 – 2870 /min
    • Table size: 500mm x 500mm
    • Diameter: 6mm – 50mm
    • Max. height: 152mm – 190mm
    • Rotation speed: 1400 /min
    • Table size: 370mm x 370mm


    • Abrasion injury from coming into contact with the sandpaper
    • Exposure to large quantities of wood dust 

    Work Safety

    • Try to sand as little as possible and use other tools to remove the bulk of the material
    • Support your workpiece on the work table at all times
    • Choose the correct spindle size for your work
    • Avoid excessive force and let the machine do the work


    The spindle sander is ideal for sanding concave curves and shaping odd-shaped workpieces. It falls into the category of specialty machines that do an excellent job with one particular task only – but are, for that reason, tremendously helpful in the workshop. It is worth mentioning that belt sanders sometimes come with a spindle sander functionality.  Dust collection is notoriously tricky on spindle sanders due to the machine’s construction, and attention to dust accumulation must be paid during work.