Top 6 Best 1-1/2 HP Motor Sanders

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These Are Some Of The Highest Rated 1-1/2 HP Motor Sanders Available Today
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2. Powermatic 1791291K Disc & Belt Sander

  • (22 Points)
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The second problem is the belt tracking adjustment. The disc sander housing was very rough and chipped. I think this is a great grinder for the new knife maker. First I think the factory provision for dust collection is poor. Machine speed is 1725 RPM and this works very well.

The Jet 629004K was definitely our favorite 1-1/2 HP Motor Sanders. However, there were several other really premium 1-1/2 HP Motor Sanders we wanted to show you here that only just missed first place.

Powermatic is an additional major producer of Sanders. They make the tool next on our list. Powermatic's Disc & Belt Sanders are among their premier products. It was terrific to try the 1791291K. I was very satisfied with this tool!

This Disc & Belt Sander is only $1599.91. That is a fantastic deal for a top quality Sander like the 1791291K by Powermatic. If you not sure about our top selection, I'd consider the Powermatic 1791291K next. It's a top quality tool at a terrific price.

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Powermatic 1791291K Features

Heavy, cast-iron construction and fully enclosed stand minimize vibration

Powerful, 1-1/2HP motor can tackle any sanding task

12-inch balanced disc with table tilt

Multi-position belt head with indexing pin and head lock allows for tool-free belt position changes

Table for belt head tilts 0-45 degrees downward with miter gauge slot and is adjustable for various angles

Aside from the selections we already included, I would evaluate the Jet 708599K and the Jet 708598. Both Jet and Jet are famous for their premium Sanders. Both these tools are rated highly as well. The Jet received a rating of 4.3/5 as compared to 4.7/5 star rating for the 708598 by Jet.

The 708599K by Jet provides some truly choice features such as 1-1/2 hp, single-phase, 115/230-volt motor. The Jet 708598 by comparison, is very competitive featuring Belt operates horizontally, vertically, or at any angle in between plus Quick-change belt tension lever.

Each of these couple options are a fantastic choice if you're shopping for 1-1/2 HP Motor Sanders
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3. Jet 708599K Disc & Belt Sander

  • (20 Points)

It's a nice machine and I wish I could have kept it. After setting tracking, it remained where initially set. The dust port was slightly larger than my 2-1/4 inch adapter. I am very pleased with the performance of this sander. sander is doing fine, lot power sands well on metal and wood.

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4. Jet 708598 Disc & Belt Sander

  • (9 Points)

It is amazing how much metal gets attached to them. It has a good solid feel and the weight keeps it running smooth. The dust port was slightly larger than my 2-1/4 inch adapter. I am very pleased with the performance of this sander. The e-stop is in a weird location so just be aware of that.

Honorable Mentions

If the 1-1/2 HP Motor Sanders mentioned above don't do it for you, here are a variety of other selections that might better match your needs. It's a fact that there are a number of terrific choices on the market to choose. The Sanders we graded above are the best we could find. However, the Sanders listed below deliver several distinct features on top of the fact that they are all highly rated 1-1/2 HP Motor Sanders.

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5. Shop Fox W1712 Disc & Belt Sander

  • (6 Points)

Removed milk paint from filling of an old door. One interesting observation is the disc spins clockwise. I had another model before this and there was no comparison. For some, this cannot work and must be pointed out. The tables are nice and large being made from cast iron.

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6. Jet 708599 Disc & Belt Sander

  • (5 Points)

Removed milk paint from filling of an old door. Im still using it and works great I Love it. I think this is a great grinder for the new knife maker. I had this item shipped directly to my shop from the distributor. The tables are nice and large being made from cast iron.