Not sure if this is in the right forum. Mods, please move as necessary.
I'm looking into upgrading my home workshop. As I wonder about which sander to get, I'm at a loss. I love making knives and knife handles (need to learn how to heat treat), but also lots of other woodworking projects that are not necessarily bushcrafty.
If ya'll were to buy a new belt sander/buffer for knife making and other projects, which would you get? I'm thinking a 1x42 or 1 or 2x72. What do you suggest? brands, models, links, reviews are appreciated.
There are a lot of guys here with a lot more talent than I have, but I'd like to see what my potential is given the proper tools. Currently, my tool selection sucks. I want to buy quality the first time, but preferably not break the bank too much. I'm thinking sub-$750 (preferably closer to $500). I'm not looking to get into this as a job or anything. I just love making things and enjoy the process as much as the product. Thanks guys!