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What Real People Are Saying About The Powermatic PM2244

Super solid, plenty of power. Awesome unit.

I am normally not big on writing reviews but after using this for a few hours I am more than a little impressed.

Was delivered in 2 days and arrived in perfect condition almost completely assembled. Very little assembly required. Thanks guys!!!! I have been looking at drum sanders for a couple of years and thought wrongly that I needed a 220v for the power. Was I mistaken, the folks at Powermatic have really got this figured out. Arrived almost completely assembled I put the infeed/outfeed tables on in about 10 minutes and had them adjusted to be flat with the feed belt. Very simple.

My primary use for this is cabinet doors and drawer fronts as well as face frames. After getting it set up I ran a couple of scrap doors I had laying around the shop with the 60 grit paper that came on the machine and WOW am I impressed!! I gauged the doors after each pass zeroing out the digital depth display after each pass and to my delight this unit is perfectly aligned, I have to admin I was amazed after 5 passes that it was spot on to the third decimal on both sides of an 18" door. Once again thanks guys!!!

As far as material removal I am super pleased. I took a pretty badly cupped piece of 5/4x6 hard maple and had both sides flat as glass in 4 passes per side. Granted that was with 60 grit (my finer grits haven't arrived yet) so I still need at least one finish pass on each side to complete the tall. Truth be told with a few hours practice I will do that in 3 passes.

For years I dread "door" day when I am doing a kitchen build, not any more. This unit will save me hours of back breaking work with a hand sander.

Plug and Play

I love it, took a day to learn how to use but since then I go to it set the piece in, zero it, set the depth in thousands, set the rate of speed and let it work. The woodwork comes out sweet. Dust collection port works awesome as I get no dust. rolls easily back and forth, I recommend it

Does great!

Got this for my son to use in his woodworking shop and he has it all set up with his new dust collector system and it's working great! He's very happy with it! Seems to be a solid machine!

Five Stars

Works great! Easy instructions

Five Stars

worked right out of crate no adjustments

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2. Jet 649004K Drum Sander

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It's true that the Powermatic PM2244 was the 1-3/4 HP Motor Sanders that we graded the highest. That doesn't mean there aren't a number of other superb options when it comes to 1-3/4 HP Motor Sanders. We have them for you here.

Next up is made by Jet which is a very reputable tool manufacturer. Jet's Drum Sanders are one of their leading offerings. I was excited to have a go at the model 649004K and I was not let down!

This Drum Sander is merely $1899.99. That is an exceptional deal for a top quality Sander like the 649004K by Jet. The Jet 649004K is definitely a sound option. Of you are unsure about our number one pick, I would pick this Sander.

Full Jet 649004K Review

Jet 649004K Features

SandSmart conveyor control for load control

4-inch dust port for easy collection

1-3/4 horsepower motor for fast removal of stock

Precision-flattened reinforced steel conveyor bed for smooth feeds

Minimal assembly required for easy setup