This Piece Of Woodworking Equipment Makes You the Most Money

This piece of woodworking equipment will make you a lot of money!

In my business the answer to which piece of woodworking equipment makes the most money is easy. The #1 time-consuming activity in the building of our bunk beds is sanding. You have 3 choices listed below:

  1. Power hand sanders like a belt or palm sander. Good when you are just getting started. Inexpensive. $50-$100
  2. A drum sander. A great piece of equipment once you are starting to produce in quantity. Mid-priced: $500-$1,500
  3. A wide belt sander. This is the best choice for mass production. Expensive: $3,000 – $50,000

Sanding eats into your profit margins in a big way. When you transition into the above listed sanders you time per bed goes down dramatically. Using hand power sanders will take about 1 to 1.5 hours. A drum sander will cut that time in half. Using a wide belt sander will cut the drum sander’s time in half