Makita 9404 Belt Sander

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Makita 9404 Belt Sander


A belt sander is a woodworking tool designed to sand down or smooth wood. It can also be used to smooth or round edges. A belt sander is rather large and if not used properly can result in damaging your wood or causing serious injury.

Belt sander may be handheld and moved over the material, or stationary, where the material is moved to the sanding belt.

This machine can have a very aggressive action on wood and are normally used only for the beginning stages of the sanding process, or used to rapidly remove material. It also used for removing paints or finishes from wood. Fitted with fine grit sand paper, a belt sander can be used to achieve a completely smooth surface.


  • Use the mask and gloves
  • Use both hands
  • If used upside down, clamps it on the table

How to use

  • Prepare your wood to be sanded by ensuring it is properly secured on the table or workbench
  • Start the motor of the belt sander while holding it away from the wood you intend to sand. Ensure it is at full speed before bringing it in contact with the wood.
  • Move the sander back and forth in smooth, even motions, using the front handle to guide it across the wood.

Statiobary (upside down):

  • Clamp the machine on the table
  • Turn it on and press the button on the side to keep it on. allows you to use both hands to hold the workpiece

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