There are dozens of different sanding options available for woodworkers to use. Depending on the project you may want to use regular sand paper. If you are working on a more advanced project like sanding flooring cabinetry. If you need to sand down a large project that would normally require coarse grip sandpaper you are better off going with a belt sander. Belt sanders are 10x faster than traditional and require much less effort from the woodworker.
Below we have reviewed the top 10 belt sanders on the market based on price, durability, and the size of the most popular projects. If you are sanding down flooring or a deck we recommend going with a Makita’s 3×21 handheld unit. This unit is used by several professional flooring companies we work with and is top of the line both in performance and durability. If you are looking for an option under $100 our top pick is the SKIL 3×18 belt sander. This unit is smaller but still does a great job. If neither of these units suit your needs check out the other units we have reviewed below. Our team tested all of the units below and feel confident making a recommendation based on our own sanding tests, other customer reviews, and the historic quality of all the brands. If you found this review helpful please let us know which one you picked up in the comments! We love to see the projects our community builds!