There are two different types of manual sander available – a hand sander and a pole sander.
A hand sander is a hand-held tool used to sand down rough materials and uneven surfaces, such as walls, floors, and other large, flat areas.
Its body consists of an ergonomically designed handle attached to a sander head, a pair of clamps and a base which supports the sandpaper.
A pole sander is similar to a hand sander in many ways, apart from its handle. Instead of a rounded handle it has a long pole for the user to grip on to, in order for the sander to reach difficult places.
A pole sander is often used on walls, ceilings and floors, as its design means it can quicken the task of sanding down large areas.