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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 Powermatic PM2244 was really our favorite Stationary Sanders. That being said, there were a few other really high quality Stationary Sanders we wanted to show you here that just barely missed the mark.

Next up is built by Shop Fox known to be a very credible tool brand. Shop Fox's Drum Sanders are among their top tools. It was great to check out the W1740. I was very satisfied with this tool!

The model W1740 Drum Sander by Shop Fox, at $828.00 is an especially excellent Sander for the money. If you not sure about our top pick, I'd check out the Shop Fox W1740 next. It's a premium quality tool at a terrific 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 W1678 by Shop Fox and the 649004K by Jet are worthy of taking a look at also. Both these tool manufactures are regarded as a couple of the top manufacturers of superior Sanders. Both of these two options are highly rated also. The Shop Fox boasts a user rating of 3.7/5 when compared to 4.0/5 star rating received by the Jet 649004K.

The Shop Fox W1678 has a couple of features you might not experience on other similar Drum Sanders. For example Powder coated paint. The Jet 649004K however, is tough to beat offering SandSmart conveyor control for load control plus 4-inch dust port for easy collection.

I can easily suggest both of these Stationary Sanders

Honorable Mentions

We found a few more great Stationary Sanders for sale. Listed here are a few to pick from if the tools you already looked at don't be a good fit for you. We uncovered a plenty of great tools on the market to buy. The Sanders we rated above are our favorites. That being said, these Sanders listed below deliver several unique features on top of the fact that they are all highly rated Stationary Sanders.