Powermatic PM2244 Drum Sander

Powermatic PM2244 Drum Sander

Powermatic®’s new PM2244 Drum Sander is loaded with sophisticated features, including an integrated LED control panel and Feed Logic to prevent machine overload, while providing optimal finishing results.

Its integrated LED control panel provides a convenient snapshot of the status of the power, the belt speed and the sanding depth. The digital readout can be conveniently set to display material height in either inches or millimeters, and it can be zeroed-out at any point to accurately measure sanding depth. Separate indicators show when the conveyor belt is moving and when the sanding drum is rotating.

The machine’s 5-in.-dia., 22-in.-long drum will sand the entire face of workpieces up to that length with each pass, or, it can flatten panels or boards up to 44-in. wide in two passes by flipping the board end for end from one pass to the next. Maximum workpiece thickness is 4-in.

The Feed Logic system continuously monitors the load on the drum motor and automatically regulates the speed of the conveyor motor to maintain the highest feed rate without overload. When the Feed Logic control is active, the words will flash on the display panel and the conveyor belt speed will self-adjust.

Another distinguishing feature of the PM2244 Drum Sander is the Parallelism Fine Adjust. This feature allows the table to be adjusted relative to the drum carriage and eliminates the need to adjust the entire drum carriage. The drum carriage of the PM2244 Sander is constructed of cast iron for maximum strength and consistent performance. The steel hood has a 4-in. dust port to collect sawdust at its source, which helps prevent excess dust from escaping.

The drum sander’s conveyor system is built for strength and safety. Its precision-flattened, reinforced-steel conveyor bed is equipped with a no-give power feed belt to ensure a flat sanding surface. Included infeed/outfeed tables provide 37-1/2 in. of support when running longer work pieces. The conveyor speed is infinitely variable from 0 to 10 feet per minute. An emergency stop provides quick shut-off of the conveyor and sanding drum. Indicators on the LED panel blink until both conveyor and drum have come to a full stop.

Independent feed and drive motors allow maximum sanding control. The 1-3/4 HP, single-phase, 115V, TEFC sanding drum motor develops 1,720 RPM and draws 14 amps. The PM2244 has a closed stand that provides storage space for abrasives, and integrated, locking casters make it easier to move the 328-lb. machine around the shop.

Powermatic’s PM2244 Drum Sander is available now and sells for $2,499.99. The company covers it with a 5-year warranty.

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  • Fred Grin

    What home shop can afford this? How about plans to buid one?