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 Jet 649004K was undoubtedly our preferred Stationary Sanders. Having said that, there were a handful of other very premium Stationary Sanders worth showcasing here that just barely missed the mark.

Next on our list is manufactured by Powermatic which is a very trusted tool manufacturer. Powermatic's Drum Sanders are one of their premier offerings. It was terrific to test the PM2244. I was very happy using this tool!

The model PM2244 Drum Sander by Powermatic, at $2699.99 is a particularly excellent Sander for the money. The Powermatic PM2244 is really a solid alternative. Of you are unsure about our number one pick, I would go with 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"

The W1678 by Shop Fox and the Shop Fox W1740 are worthy of considering as well. Both these tool manufactures are thought to be a couple of the leading suppliers of high quality Sanders. Each of these unique options enjoy fantastic end user reviews also. The Shop Fox boasts a user rating of 3.7/5 when compared to 3.8/5 star rating received by the Shop Fox W1740.

The W1678 by Shop Fox comes with a couple of features you might not get on competing Drum Sanders. For example Powder coated paint. The W1740 by Shop Fox although, is hard to beat featuring Rubber in feed drum plus Steel out feed drum.

I wouldn't hesitate to endorse either of these 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

We found a handful more excellent Stationary Sanders available. Listed below are several to pick from if the selections rated above might not be a good fit for you. We found several great Sanders during the course of our investigation. The Sanders we graded above are our favorites. That doesn't mean there aren't several more fantastic 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.