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