Belt sanders offer instant gratification! Grit-impregnated belts will chew through wood like nobody’s business, though, so you have to be careful and start off lightly. Most belt sanders will accept a wide variety of belts, designed for soft woods, hard woods, and even metal. Match the sander and the belt for your specific application, and then get to grinding. Here are three things to consider before adding a belt sander to your home workshop.