Another vote for Scraping.
For flat cut surfaces, use better quality saw blades with dampeners. You
won't need to sand or scrape sawn surfaces after cutting. Items sell for >
$1000, never a touch of sandpaper and look better than sanded ever can.
(glossier, like scraping results)
Something else to try for general sanding, YMMV, lightly mist (not wet)
the work first to raise the grain, sand, then allow to fully dry.
Use suction during sanding, hook up a shopvac/dust collector to the
sander, not just a dust bag, to the dust port of the orbital sander.
Also I use an Oil-less (airbrush) air compressor to remove dust from work
and sanding pad. Not too much air pressure on the work or you'll be