AEG Delta Sander archive

Monday 18 August 2008

Mark Baker smooths out the tightest corners with this delta

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Make an error sanding and you might as well say goodbye to the whole project. As a turner I can't think why furniture makers have taken so long to come round to the benefits of delta sanders. After all, sanding by hand and using random orbit sanders just don't have much impact on really hard-to-reach areas such as corners, architraves and the like. So all hail the detail/delta sander.

AEG's model features full-wave electronics, an integrated absorption adaptor and a Velcro attachment system that allows sanding paper to be changed in seconds.

In use

Variable speed - low speed for coarse grades; the finer the grade the higher the speed - means an absence of massive score marks from the abrasive and a more evenly abraded surface.

Abrasive is attached to the triangular sanding head via an easy-to-use hook-and-loop system, and the extension tip accessory allows even finer control and a longer reach into the work.

The verdict

I wish this piece of kit had been around when I did my apprenticeship because I can't imagine being without mine now.


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"I cannot imagine being without mine now"

The Numbers

AEG Delta Sander
Price: £82.24 (inc. VAT, correct at time of publication)
Power input: 260W
No-load speed: 8000-12,900rpm
Oscillation diameter: 1.5mm
Baseplate: 104 x 105 x 105mm
Weight: 1.2kg
Comes with flat sanding attachment, sanding paper set including standard triangular size: 5 x grit 60, 5 x grit 120, 5 x grit 180; paper for flat attachment: 5 x grit 60, 5 x grit 120, 5 x grit 180

Standard head in action

Contact Details

Contact: AEG
Tel.: 01628 894449