Why this affordable hand sander is ideal for small DIY projects

A woman sanding a piece of scaffold board
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I can't resist a quick DIY home project. So, when the contractors working on my house left some scaffolding boards behind, it didn't take much to convince myself that some reclaimed kitchen shelves would be the perfect way to finish off my kitchen.

Once the boards were inside and cut to the right length, I faced the slightly daunting task of hand sanding each piece to achieve the right finish. Keen to make the job easier, I hopped online and scoured Amazon for the most affordable handheld sander on offer - the BLACK+DECKER 55 W Detail Mouse Electric Sander at a steal for only £26.99.

BLACK+DECKER 55 W Detail Mouse Electric Sander 

BLACK+DECKER 55 W Detail Mouse Electric Sander 


Comes with six sanding sheets

Bosch Home and Garden Belt Sander 

Bosch Home and Garden Belt Sander 


Comes with battery and has a dust extraction system

Gabriella Dyson
Assistant Editor

Gabriella is Homebuilding & Renovating's Assistant Editor. She is a DIY enthusiast and a lover of all things interior design. She’s spent the past decade crafting copy for regional publications, award-winning architects, and leading UK homeware brands. 

She has a particular passion for historic buildings and listed properties, and she is currently in the process of renovating a Grade II-listed Victorian coach house in the West Country. At Homebuilding & Renovating Magazine, Gabriella is responsible for curating the magazine's home case studies and regularly contributes to the Homebuilding website.