Use a Sneaker to Clean Sandpaper
Make sandpaper nearly new again with a lowly old sneaker. Start up your power sander and dust collection system (remember to wear hearing and eye protection). Then slowly press the rubber sole of an old sneaker along the sandpaper—you’ll see a difference instantly!
Sanding Sponge Grit Label
When you crack open a new sanding sponge, don’t throw away the packaging! Well, at least not until after you write the grit number on the sponge with permanent marker. That way, you’ll know which sponge to reach for during future sanding projects.