When I have 2 machines that accomplish the same task in the shop it's only natural to compare the differences. Here I have Makita and Restorer - both with hours of use and ton of completed projects. From my point of view there are some advantages to both, depending on the work to be done. Let's narrow in on the main differences to help you choose which sander is the right one for your woodworking shop.
I am a huge advocate for reclaiming lumber and using it to build modern furniture with a rustic farmhouse style. However, there are times that I must use new wood from the store! Giving new wood the look of natural barn wood takes a few steps to replicate both the texture and the color. I'm sharing with you my tried and true process during a faux beam build. These beams were getting installed near some of my barn wood furniture and they needed to match.