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Disc sanders provide a very effective way to finish a piece of wood. They are also commonly used to prepare surfaces before staining or painting. Some disc sanders can also be used to work on metal or plastic pieces. The disc sander has a variable amount of effectiveness and power that is derived from two different sources: the type of sandpaper disc that is used and the speed that it is spinning or vibrating at. Injuries vary quite a bit with disc sanders from scrapes and bruises up to traumatic injuries. This is why we would hope that all employers and general contractors train their employees on how to use the disc sander safely, including forcing their workers to wear eye protection, masks and ear protection.
The term disc sander is applied to many machines that make sanding easier and more efficient. The most common definition, though, for disc sanders is that of a stationary tool with an abrasive disc or sandpaper that spins. Power tools that people get confused with disc sanders include orbital sanders, random orbital sanders, oscillating spindle sanders, belt sanders, straight-line sanders, detail sanders, stroke sanders, wide-belt sanders and drum sanders. Many of those are handheld power tools. One product on the market that employers should purchase is a disc sander shield that goes between the user and the circular sandpaper to help block pieces of wood, splinters and other debris from kicking back to the user.
Though most traditional disc sanders are stationary, they can still cause injuries very quickly. Many disc sander injuries are from wood or other debris being flung into the air by the sander. Some of the possible injuries from disc sander accidents include eye injuries, lacerations, amputations, cuts from flying wood, metal or other material, scrapes, lung injuries, deep cuts that need stitches, burn injuries, inhaling too much sawdust and much more. If you are not getting the medical treatment that you need for your disc sander injury, please call us as we may be able to help you get what you deserve by law.
The personal injury and workers’ compensation lawyers at the Law Offices of DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo have helped people who have been injured from disc sander accidents since the late 1970s. Due to that, we have the unique experience that is needed to help you win in court and get the maximum legal compensation for your injury. This is true for workers’ compensation, third-party injury cases, product defect cases or personal injury cases. Call us today at (888) 516-8530 to schedule a free initial consultation and case evaluation. We are well known in Orange County California for our track record of success. You will not have to pay us until and unless we win your case.