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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.

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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

People's Choice

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2. Shop Fox W1740 Drum Sander

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The truth is that the Powermatic PM2244 was the Stationary Sanders that we ranked the highest. That doesn't mean there aren't a number of other really great selections when it comes to Stationary Sanders. We have them for you here.

Shop Fox is an additional major producer of Sanders. They build the tool next on our lineup. Shop Fox's Drum Sanders are also top quality. It was terrific to check out the W1740. I was very happy using this tool!

The model W1740 Drum Sander by Shop Fox, at $828.00 is an especially exceptional Sander for the price. If you uncertain about our top selection, I'd look into the Shop Fox W1740 next. It's a first class tool at a good price.

Full Shop Fox W1740 Review

Shop Fox W1740 Features

Rubber in feed drum

Steel out feed drum

Rubber pressure drums

Micro-adjustable graphite/felt platen

Safety shut-off bar

The Shop Fox W1678 and the 649004K by Jet are well worth looking into also. Both these tool manufactures are regarded as two of the top makers of high quality Sanders. both of these particular options earned exceptional customer reviews also. Customers awarded the W1678 an average rating of 3.7/5 stars. Compare that to the Jet 649004K which boasts an average score of 4.0/5 stars.

The W1678 by Shop Fox comes with a few features you might not get on competing Drum Sanders. One example is Powder coated paint. The 649004K by Jet however, is hard to beat with SandSmart conveyor control for load control plus 4-inch dust port for easy collection.

Each of these couple choices are a superb option for someone whose in the market for Stationary Sanders

Honorable Mentions

There are a handful more excellent Stationary Sanders available. Listed here are a few to choose from if the choices rated above don't be a good fit for you. There really are a plenty of terrific tools on the market to choose. Through exhaustive research and testing, the tools mentioned above are our favorites. That being said, the Sanders shown below offer a few unique characteristics and are each top ranked Stationary Sanders.