Powermatic PM2244 Drum Sander

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What is a drum sander?
A drum sander is a particularly amazing woodworking machine designed to sand and finish large wood surface areas on a system much like a thickness planer. Drum sanders are readily available in a variety of sizes from 10" x20" to 26" x52 inches. This indicates that although the sanding belt is just 10 or 26 inches itself, the maker has one open side which permits you to pass your panel through as soon as, flip it, and pass it through a 2nd time. You can perfectly sand or finish an entire piece (approximately 52") in simply 2 passes. Within the drum sander the sandpaper proceeds a constant loop (like a planer) through a sanding drum. The abrasive sleeve is cylindrical and turns with motorized power on a cylindrical slotted drum. Drum sanders have a height change to allow for around 4 inches, take or offer, of density to be passed through. Operators change the maker's feed rollers, and height to accommodate their materials, then merely pass the wood through. The looped abrasive sleeve sands or completes the material as it gently moves or presses it out the opposite. A lot of drum sanders offer quite simple sand paper changes and provide excellent outcomes with much less bulk and much less rate than a wide-belt sander.

Dual Drum Sander:
A double drum sander has two sanding drums. The double drum is a bit more pricey, however it does conserve a terrific deal of time and energy.

Oscillating and Non-Oscillating:
Many standard drum sanders are non-oscillating, but don't let that get you down, they still carry out with unexpected smoothness. Oscillation technology is reasonably new in drum sanders. The oscillation supplies more motion in more instructions for a smoother, finer finish to your items. The drum presses the product forward and the oscillator moves the abrasive belt from side to side. This additional movement delivers a seriously smooth surface in much less time.

Pricing and Brands:
Drums sanders vary in price from anywhere in between $400 and $2,200. The more expensive models have the tendency to have better dust collection and anti-vibration innovations, however the majority of particularly, they are simply larger to accommodate bigger panels and bigger tasks.
Jet/Performax makes an amazing single drum sander, Steel City only makes a dual drum while Delta only makes a single; Powermatic makes an excellent double drum sander. When looking into which drum sander finest suits you and your expert requirements, all of these are terrific brand names to search for.

Some drum sanders can be compact enough for a bench-top, while others are more detailed to the size of a washing maker. Due to the fact that of this range, artisans of all qualities and with all shop sizes can be satisfied and accommodated with a drum sander.


A drum sander is a particularly incredible woodworking device developed to sand and complete big wood surfaces on a system comparable to a density planer. Within the drum sander the sandpaper moves on a continuous loop (like a planer) through a sanding drum. Drum sanders have a height adjustment to enable for around 4 inches, offer or take, of density to be passed through. Most drum sanders offer quite easy sand paper modifications and deliver terrific outcomes with much less bulk and much less rate than a wide-belt sander.

A double drum sander has two sanding drums.
A quick discussion about cantilevered drum sanders and a mini review of the new Powermatic PM2244. For more info and links head to: http://www.thewoodwhisperer.com/video...SUBSCRIBE!http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c...CHECK OUT OUR SHOP TOURShttp://www.thewoodwhisperer.com/shop-...GET INSPIRED BY OUR VIEWER PROJECT LIBRARYhttp://www.thewoodwhisperer.com/viewe...DOWNLOAD OUR FREE APPAndroid: http://bit.ly/1MQ4ks1 or iOS: http://bit.ly/177u4AnWIN FREE TOOLS!http://thewoodwhisperer.com/giveawayDETAILED PROJECT COURSEShttp://thewoodwhispererguild.comTAKE A VIRTUAL TOUR OF MARC'S SHOPhttp://www.thewoodwhisperer.com/marcs...SUPPORT OUR FREE VIDEOShttp://thewoodwhisperer.com/supportCONNECT WITH US!Use our contact form: http://thewoodwhisperer.com/contactTwitter: http://twitter.com/woodwhispererFacebook: http://facebook.com/thewoodwhispererPinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/woodwhisperer/See more here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vqs1eImfdSkWhat is a drum sander?A drum sander is a particularly amazing woodworking machine designed to sand and finish large wood surface areas on a system much like a thickness planer. Drum sanders are readily available in a variety of sizes from 10" x20" to 26" x52 inches. This indi...