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 fact is that the Jet 649004K was the Stationary Sanders that we rated most highly. With that said, there are a number of other really great alternatives when it comes to Stationary Sanders. We have the best of them in this article.

Powermatic is another major maker of Sanders. They produce the tool next up on our list. Powermatic's Drum Sanders are one of their premier products. It was fantastic to check out the PM2244. I was very happy with this tool!

This Drum Sander is only $2699.99. That is a fantastic deal for a superior Sander like the PM2244 by Powermatic. The Powermatic PM2244 is definitely a solid alternative. Of you are unsure about our top choice, I'd suggest you choose 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"

Aside from the option we reviewed above, I would evaluate the Shop Fox W1678 and the W1740 by Shop Fox. Both tool brands are well known for their top quality Sanders. Each of these two tools received fantastic user reviews also. The W1678 received a score of 3.7/5 when contrasted against the 3.8/5 star rating given to the W1740 by Shop Fox.

The Shop Fox W1678 provides several very premium features such as Powder coated paint. The W1740 by Shop Fox by comparison, is hard to beat with Rubber in feed drum and even Steel out feed drum.

Either of these two choices make a great option if you're in the market 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 the Stationary Sanders above fail to meet your needs, here are a handful of alternative options that may likely fit you better. There really are a lot of excellent options available to choose. The Sanders we evaluated above are the best we could find. However, the Sanders below deliver a number of distinct features and are each top rated 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.