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What are the different types of pole sander head?

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Different types of pole sander head Different types of sander heads are available, which can be attached to a pole sander handle. Pre-cut sanding sheets for all these head shapes are available to buy from stores and online retailers.


Rectangular sander head is the most commonly used type A rectangular sander head is the most commonly used type. It is the ideal type of head to use when sanding corners and skirting boards, as its shape can fit perfectly into corners.

A negative aspect to a rectangular sander head is that it can be prone to flipping, meaning the head may flip over during sanding. This can be a nuisance for the user if it happens regularly.

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Rectangular sander heads can cause gouging Gouging is another problem that can occur with a rectangular type, whereby the edge of the sander head can leave a groove or a dent in the adjacent surface. Users will need to be careful to avoid this when working with this type of sander head.


Circular heads avoid the problem of flipping A circular shaped sander head is a modern development for pole sanders. Its rounded shape is designed to avoid the problem of flipping that can often happen with a rectangular sander head. The soft, rounded edges of the head also avoid another problem caused by rectangular types, which is gouging.
Using a circular pole sander Another advantage is that it has a bigger surface area than rectangular types, so you can sand larger areas quicker. The only disadvantage to a circular sander head is its inability to reach into corners or small areas.


A triangular sander head is the most versatile A triangular sander head is probably the most versatile of all the types. It has a larger surface area than rectangular types, meaning it can cover a greater area in less time. It is also designed to avoid flipping, similarly to a circular sander head, meaning the user can complete the sanding task without this problem occurring.
Additionally, its triangular shape means it can fit into corners and tight spaces without leaving any uneven results.