Top 6 Best Stationary Sanders

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These Are Some Of The Highest Rated Stationary Sanders Available Today
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2. Powermatic PM2244 Drum Sander

  • (14 Points)
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I sanded a 14 inch wide board and the results were amazing. The motor adjusts from 0 to 10 fpm. It took maybe 15-20 minutes to have the sander up and running. But light cuts worked fine, no problems. I have found it to be excellent in every regard.

The truth is that the Jet 649004K was the Stationary Sanders that we graded the highest. That doesn't mean there aren't several other really great selections when it comes to Stationary Sanders. We have the best of them in this article.

Powermatic is yet another major manufacturer of Sanders. They produce the tool next up on our lineup. Powermatic's Drum Sanders are one of their premier tools. I was excited to try the model PM2244 and I was not disappointed!

This Drum Sander is just $2699.99. That is a great deal for a superior Sander like the PM2244 by Powermatic. The Powermatic PM2244 is truly a solid alternative. Of you are not sure about our number one choice, I would pick this Sander.

Full Powermatic PM2244 Review

Powermatic PM2244 Features

Integrated LED Control Panel shows power, belt speed, and DRO

Equipped with Feed Logic to produce exceptional finish while preventing machine overload

Secondary, absolute depth scale provides an additional height reading

Drum carriage is cast iron to provide greater strength and consistent performance

Steel hood with a 4 dust port provide excellent dust collection"

Besides the selections we researched above, I would check out the Shop Fox W1678 and the Shop Fox W1740. Both Shop Fox and Shop Fox are famous for their premium quality Sanders. both of these distinct options earned terrific user reviews also. Users gave the W1678 an rating on average of 3.7/5 stars. Contrast that to the Shop Fox W1740 that holds an average rating of 3.8/5 stars.

The W1678 by Shop Fox comes with a couple of features you wont experience on other similar Drum Sanders. One example is Powder coated paint. The W1740 by Shop Fox however, is hard to beat featuring Rubber in feed drum plus Steel out feed drum.

Both of these couple options are a great decision if you're shopping for Stationary Sanders
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3. Shop Fox W1678 Drum Sander

  • (7 Points)

A couple issues that I have ran into so far. Keep the back table a bit low to prevent binding. I swapped out the sandpaper without the tool. The paper is difficult to change. Some guys say they line up just fine, mine didn't.

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4. Shop Fox W1740 Drum Sander

  • (6 Points)

Could be the feed belt just needed to loosen up some. The motor adjusts from 0 to 10 fpm. If you want casters, use the Woodcraft red 2. I tried to be to precise and it cost me a new belt. My lower frame came slightly dented.

Honorable Mentions

If you are thinking that the Stationary Sanders above fail to cut it, here are a variety of additional choices that may likely fit you better. It's a fact that there are a lot of excellent choices on the market to pick from. Using extensive research and testing, the choices mentioned above were our preferred Sanders. That being said, the Sanders listed below offer some special characteristics on top of the fact that they are all premium Stationary Sanders.

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5. Grizzly G1079R Drum Sander

  • (4 Points)

A couple issues that I have ran into so far. Overall though the sander is a great machine for the price. When placing a board in the machine. You won't know its on until you start sanding. The 4 inch ones roll much better.

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6. Shop Fox W1772 Drum Sander

  • (1 Points)

Clean it up during and after usage. Should prove to be a good decision in short order. It took maybe 15-20 minutes to have the sander up and running. I tried to be to precise and it cost me a new belt. With the caster it move around easy.