Detail sanders feature rounded triangular heads that can reach smaller spaces than broader models, such as belt sanders. This design saves you time that you otherwise have to spend working by hand with grit paper or a sanding sponge.
Electric detail sanders utilize replaceable pads so you can change the grit as you complete each step. Make sure that you get several pads each in coarse, medium and fine grit, which prevents you from getting rough results with only coarse pads or burning through fine pads by using them on rougher surfaces. Grab the lightest detail sander that still generates the RPMs necessary to finish your pieces, allowing you to work for hours at a time with far less fatigue.
Some sanders have integrated dust collection systems, which removes sawdust from the piece to get a more uniform result and to keep the particulates out of your nose, eyes and mouth. For truly intricate pieces, small detail sanders fit in the tightest spaces, and certain models can attach thin, extended accessories that sand in hard-to-reach places. Soft and ergonomic grips reduce hand strain so you can work for longer periods without pain. Detail sanders with anti-vibration features are easy on your hands and reduce wear on your motor and other internal components. Adjustable speed selection allows you to work at high speed without sacrificing control.
Detail sanders turn work that was previously tedious into a simple step that can take mere seconds. These power tools are lightweight and simple to use, which makes them ideal for master craftsmen and beginners alike. Take the time to familiarize yourself with all of the major features of our selection to decide which is the best detail sander for your workshop.