A video from Marc Spagnuolo, the Wood Whisperer.
In this video, Marc demonstrates the Festool sanding and dust extraction system which turns the tables on what is widely regarded as the most tedious task by most of you: sanding.
Sanding is a necessary evil, but still a critical factor in achieving that beautiful finish. The fine dust produced by sanding is messy, which can become a workplace hazard. Sanding dust can contribute to premature failure of your sander due to dust buildup on the motor. The dust produced by sanding actually creates heat which causes your sandpaper to wear out more quickly. Not having to clean up after sanding means you can go straight to applying your finish.
The combination of purpose-built Festool dust extraction and sanders solve this problem and make sanding a more enjoyable task. At Festool, dust extraction is a primary design principle when developing any new tool. This design philosophy results in tools, dust extractors and hoses that offer the best dust collection solution on the market. You haven't truly experienced working dust-free until you've experienced Festool.
Be sure to check out Marc's very informative video to learn how you too can change your approach to this critical task.